Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
I remember the first Call of Juarez game I played was on the Xbox 360. At the time this was competing alongside Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption game. In all honesty Red Dead was the better game at the time – it was essentially Grand Theft Horsie.
Roll onto present day and after finishing Bastion I wanted to play something quick, simple and nothing that would tax my grey matter to much. As such Call of Juarez – Gunslinger fitted this category perfectly.
The game is set in 1910 and follows the stories of Silas Greaves’ adventures throughout the mid-west. He wanders into a Saloon in which he is recognised for his notoriety, from here he begins to tell his stories to the patrons.
The game follows the previous Call of Juarez installments and is still a first-person shooter. The main difference this time is that you are awarded more experience points for the crazier and bigger killing rampages that you go on. Increasing your multipler then means you can add additional skillpoints faster to make you into a more bad-ass gun wheeling renegade.
During the mission Silas narrates as you are playing. As people have a tendency to exaggerate their stories, the missions could start out in 1 particular fashion and when this is challenged by the patrons in the Saloon, could mean you are fighting different enemies or be placed in a totally different location.
I managed to finish the game in a 4 hour sitting, but there is definitely replay value in this game with the New Game+ modes. This game mode allows you to keep the progress you have attained in your previous campaign thus allowing you to level up further and make you into a more dangerous cowboy.