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Call of Juarez (PC DVD)
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Based on a pure western atmosphere, the game draws on the major themes of the American Wild West through the confrontation of two powerful and iconic characters.
Epic duels, train robbery, horseback riding across unending terrain, fights from horseback& All the ingredients of the best western movies are blended seamlessly together in Call of Juarez.
Choose to play as either one of two stimulating characters: Billy, a young fugitive accused of murder, or the merciless vigilante hunting him down, the Reverend Ray, an ex-outlaw who turned to religion, believing that God Himself has chosen Ray to be the instrument of His wrath.
Amidst the twists and turns of this absorbing psychological story aspect, players will also encounter a wide variety of gameplay features, with many differences between the stories of the characters.
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The levels alternate between a lightly-armed, agile and sneaky Billy, and an armoured, gun-slinging Reverend Ray (voiced by Marc Alaimo, AKA "Gul Dukat" from Deep Space Nine). Rev. Ray's levels are OK as an FPS, while Billy's frequently revolve around the "if you're detected the game is over" kind of stealth mechanic.
The general feel of the game, however, is very "stop-and-start". This is literally the case because there are *lots* of "chapters", which are a by-word for "loading zones" which actually take quite some time to load even on a decently-specced PC; you'll be twiddling your thumbs for a couple of minutes at a time. When you're Rev. Ray, you also have a "bullet-time" analogue in gunfights, but only if you holster your guns first, *then* quick-draw - so gun battles frequently devolve into stop-and-start slow-motion affairs, and it gets old quickly. Regrettably, there are also jumping puzzles in Billy's levels, most of which result in instant death if you misjudge it - jumping puzzles etc. just don't work well in first-person.
This is worth a look if you love Westerns, but worth skipping if you don't - there's plenty of better FPS options out there.
This doesn't come to the quality of Half life 2 but it is the closest so far. Its much better than Gun which was so disappointing graphically and game play wise that I didn't bother playing it. Outlaw wasn't bad on the game play but was rather corridor in terms of graphics, even outside, but then that's a very old game.
The back story of the game is good especially with the melancholy gun toting preacher full of regret; the deep gravelly voice acting for him is superb. You alternately play as the preacher and Billy, the Indian the preacher is pursuing. The Preacher has excellent gun play while Billy has gentler tasks including several sneaking through levels. Billy is the big problem for me as the sneaking around I found quite tiresome for a FPS but I can see it does add tension, and annoyance, to the game. I see this has been dropped from the sequel/prequel.
Setting are taken from most western films and include towns, hill side, train, mines and farm stead's. Graphics aren't bad but not up to the Half-Life's standards. There were a few time with the map were I got stuck as to were to go and better graphics may have helped me spot the more subtle routes. You move about on foot or horseback of wich the latter is done to a reasonable standard. I've not played it multiplare, if thats an option so can't comment on that.
Weapons are varied including several types of pistols, Winchester rifles (with and without scope), bow and arrow, shotguns (including a stub one like I think Dean Martin had in one film) and a gatelin gun. This is the fun stuff and the weapons graphics aren't too bad, larger than in gun, sounds good and the reloading fun.
You can shoot in various styles with two pistols (fired independently with the mouse buttons) there's a cool bullet time option too when you can really cut the baddies down (with the two weapons and independent aiming making it as fun as max pain. There's also a set piece fast draw option which is fun and different but also a bit annoying too. With the rifles there'd the too infrequent need go snipe.
Anyway overall I thought it was great fun and mostly went a long way to let me pretend to be Clint shooting away in a western. If you've not a western fan starved of a good game maybe you'd not consider it a good as I but it offers a good range of scenes, weapons and modes of play. It just would have been a lot better with a rethink on Billy's character sneaky and soft (collecting eagle feather from a cliff was was not a highlight but surprising not completely annoying) missions. And now to start bound in blood...
Enviroments are bloody incredible and most chapters are long. The two characters are different in quite a few ways.
Firstly, Billy is more of a stealthy character who uses bows and arrows and whips more often than firearms. However, most of the time he dosn't really need weapons in the levels. Reverend Ray is more of a dark character. I preferred him since he has a better western feel to him. He always uses weapons such as revolvers, rifles and shotguns but also always carries a bible. The bible can be read out to confuse enemies.
You start off as Billy, returning to your home after two years in search of the gold of Juarez. It takes quite a while to get to town(Hope) and in the end, you have to sneek away otherwise you get shot down. Anyway, when out of town you go to your mum and stepdad's farm. It ends there. After that, you play as Ray. He hears gunshots and finds Billy at the farm with the mum and stepdad dead. That is basically the reason Ray chases Billy in the game. Because Billy's stepdad was Ray's brother.
Now the gameplay is really good. The weapons for starters are great and you can have whatever two revolvers you want in each hand. You can even have a sawn-off shotgun with a revolver or a stick of dynamite. When the enemy is hit by a round, blood splatters on his clothes and the impact looks decent. The horseplay is cool two and some chapters has you chasing others on horseback.
It does go slightly etchy sometimes but not much and there arn't many glitches.
*Cool choice of weapons
*A little annoying when you keep dying
*Pretty long loading times
*Having to play as Billy when he's crap
Replay value 7/10
A [...] good western!!!
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