Posts tagged Call of Juarez

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

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+, +, +, + aaamazing environment work

+, – okay but not fantastic story

+, + beautiful level variety

-, – too difficult at times

+ good music, always in atmosphere, sometimes mixing it up even with modern styles but still surprisingly well fitting

-, – bosses, bosses, bosses, oh how I hate their frustration and repetition

+ just as I was thinking the story is a bit cliche they did some quite weird yet interesting things with it. Sometimes they broke the fourth wall of immersion and took some liberties, but it was all done with taste and surprisingly well fitting. The way a barn raises out of a swamp when the storyteller mentions it, or a story/location is changed based on the bar discussions would have been things I would have thought i’d dislike with their slight humor even at games, but it’s done in moderation and well polished visually so it’s even interesting

– badly named: i say this simply because the name is so long I only remember the first part of it and there’s too many of them, I’m still struggling to remember their naming. Bad branding IMHO.

+ nice subtle touches in the story, narrative tricks

+, + did I mention the environments are quite beautiful? So much love, so much attention to detail, from the interestingness of objects to dexture detail and even game design helper touches like say a wooden plank of a different color placed at a crossroads to show you subtly the way you’re supposed to go. Amazing. Or little dust or particle touches at the right place. Superb mastery.

Conclusions: All in all i was blown away by this game. I can’t believe how fast I finished it, it was just that gripping! I’d give it a 3 (on a -5 to 5 scale). The bosses and difficulty repetitions still left me with a bad taste, but the amazing environments make me still go wow, and the story was pretty decent, even with a bit of subtle humor. I’m having more and more respect for the company Techland. They have such amazing artists and I’m finding so many of their games just blew me away, weather it was Dying Light, Dead Island or the Call of Juarez series.

 

PS: i’ve instantly went and ordered Call of Juarez The Cartel, I hope it’s gonna be as good as this!

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A story of two brothers in the wild west.

A story of two brothers in the wild west.

Hey. Sorry I’m a few days late! Was busy and I couldn’t make one for last week. Will try better in da futurez. Making-of video: http://youtu.be/0HIZgYRC1nA

Happy Guessing! Usual rules: 3 tries per person, 2x multipliers for first timers. Winner gets to propose a theme/scene as well as 1 day extraordinary forum bragging rights. Outstanding orders:  Jaco x75 , player347, Tarpo x5, player347 x3, Diana x6, Radu x38, VideoGamesAsArt x2 , thegazer x2, rsocu x4, Teofil S, Firefish x17. Awaiting scenes from you guys. Newcomers may ask for a freebie.

Call of Juarez – impressions

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Okay, just finished it, so, while it’s fresh:

– The artwork in this game is just aaaamazing.

– Falls into the frequent trap of making scripted moments where you die a lot (timed, duels, defense), breaking the flow of the story and immersion

– The outdoor environments are mindblowing… I wish they had made it an open world to explore all that natural mountain beauty!

– The story is VERY well told, strong characters, superb story twists… truly top writing!

– Fantastic ending!

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An amazingly good looking shooter about two (3?) brothers who first desert the army and then proceed to go outlaw at a rapid pace with friendly nudges from a chicka.

Usual rules: 3 tries per person, 2x multipliers for first timers. Winner gets to propose a theme/scene as well as 1 day extraordinary forum bragging rights. Outstanding orders: Jaco x8, player347 x2, Diana x5, Radu x31, VideoGamesAsArt x2 , thegazer x2, rsocu x3, Teofil S, Firefish x6. Awaiting scenes from you guys. Newcomers may ask for a freebie.

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