The spirit of the game
“Gunslinger returns to it’s roots” – so true about this episode.
So here we are with Silas Greaves, the famous bounty hunter again on the Wild West. It is a bit more modern than used to be in the Bound in Blood episode, but it hasn’t lost it’s original spirit yet.
Desert, small towns, saloons, outlaws, sheriffs, madmen and other everyday characters who lives and dies on the West. On this piece of land with bunch of gangs and bad men who want our heads with a bullet in it it won’t be a piece of cake to kill or capture those wanted bastards.
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is much more concentrating on the era of the Wild West and this game wants to show the real side of these legends. That’s why Silas is telling his story sitting with a his cold beer. We can collect items from them we can read some stories form the Wild West.
The Bound in Blood was about two manhunter gunslinger brothers after fighting trough the American Civil War. In that game we had the chance to do as we please, to choose or just to get some freedom and side missions. We could also buy guns, revolvers, shotguns, rifles and other kind of weapons, but in this game, in the Gunslinger there is no choice to make or something to deal with. And after all the story has seemed to be too short for us.
In Call of Juarez: Gunslinger we have shotguns, sawn-off shotguns, rifles, six-shooters, quick-shooters and also rangers.
As I wrote it before, Silas Greaves, the bounty hunter is telling his story all the time.
Get used to it early to hear the main characters voice over the whole story speaking about what he did in that time. Sometimes it is funny to realise how a ‘dime novel’ makes a truth story into a fairy tale or how do a real man his work. The map builds, rebuilds and changes with the spoken story. Silas Greaves’s man hunter life starts about in Abilene, Kansas and also ends in that small town.
Sometimes there is some revenge behind Silas’s acts, but mainly he is working for money to get rich.
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger – Gameplay
The single player is quite enjoyable, funny and great to hear this quite a story. The graphics was made with Chrome Engine 5 and it is not too far from the “Borderlands 2 style”. The blood was too much for me in this game, I mean no man has as much blood as those guys had.
We cannot sneak or trick our enemies, it is the good old way to face our enemies. We have also special abilities like the bullet time, the eagle eye and our amazing reflex, so we can dodge away from the bullets and make enemies very nervous about our next step.
The showdown were made with good ideas like speed and focusmeter, we have to keep our hands in the gun while we stare into the the other guy’s eyes. There are two types of showdown: the classic 2 and the Mexican 3 formation. If we fire early we kill the guy dishonorably and we loose many experience points.
With those points we can buy new perks, special abilities of 3 kinds: revolvers, close-quarters and long-quarters. I prefered to boost the revolver abilities first, but it does not matter at all if you play the game on the normal difficulty level. From the best abilities you can gain more speed, spring reloading, eagle eye, quicker hands or more damage.
This must be the first and the last thing to say about when I am writing a review to you. It must be hot-headed and quick-handed in an action game like this, and this game guarantee this kind of feeling. It would be better to have some companions or something like that to not to be alone most of the gametime. The game does not support multiplayer or coop mode so we have to be satisfied this short-written storyline and other extras like the arcade mod or the new game plus. It’s a real shame to not to get a multiplayer mode for a Western game but even for an action game nowadays. Maybe Ubisoft made their purse light or their time short. It would have been great for the single player and also the non-existing multiplayer experience better if the developers of the game could had made up some time to make this game better, more missions, a coop and a multiplayer mode.
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Review – Verdict
In the end of our gametime of the Call of Juarez: Gunslinger we say it is not a great game, but a good one. They had the chance to make it better and give us a multiplayer or a coop mode.
The soul of the game is great and it’s era is captivating. We give to the Call of Juarez: Gunslinger 7.5 out of 10 for it’s Wild West stories of bank robbers, bad guys and gangs.