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Katarn07
11-14-2005, 05:42 PM
I paid the $8 to rent it rather than waiting the 21 days for it to be free. It was well worth it. I haven't played Red Dead Revolver so can't compare it to that, but I have played GTA and I will tell you it is a much better game in almost every respect.

Story and sound/ voice overs are the best parts of this game. With an all star cast and an interesting story full of colorful characters you care about and hate really makes this game worth looking into. This is also coming from someone who has little to no interest in the whole Wild West setting of shows and movies.

Gameplay isn't revolutionary by any means, but still pretty damn fun. Quickdraw is an awesome feature for those slow on reflexes such as myself. Think 1st Person bullet time. After disposing of an enemy, tap the left thumbstick and it'll jump to the next target for you to blow away. Repeat the process until you've vanquished your foes. You'll soon rely on this when shooting out them foes in tight quarters like the Saloon or in a tight spot in the canyons. You are limited on quickdraw so be sure to use it wisely. It takes a while to recharge and once your out of it and surrounded by enemies, pray to God and start hacking them up with your melee weapons. The end result of that usually isn't too pretty.

A variety of weapons and skills are available as well. You can go to your saddlebag and switch stuff up whenever you like. Different weapons have more power, different loading times, range, and so on. Nice little RPG-like elements upon completing side quests build up your character giving him better stats for fighting such as slower quickdraw degeneration and increasing your max health. Upgrades are available for purchase for your weapons with all that money you earn from the sidequests or even from prospecting gold. Buying a pickaxe in Dodge for $15 is a great investment since I've made close to $150 from it already. A full poker game is in it but I find it kinda hard. I personally preferred the Pazaak game in KotOR but whatever. Still a nice touch.

Graphics are so-so. Some great animations and a huge landscape full of color and diversity. Textures of some people and lip syncing are a bit off, but whatever. The acting and story are so great these things really don't take away from the cinematic experience of it all. I wonder what the X360 version will look like.

After a few hours of gameplay, I can safely say the game is great. At least an 8.5 so be sure to check it out. I know it'll be one of my first X360 titles I buy whenever I get that system :)

swphreak
11-14-2005, 08:48 PM
I saw a GameMakers episode on Gun, and it looked interesting.

(And as I started typing this, an ad for Gun played on TV)

I'll probbaly get it as a Christmas present or be getting it afterwards.

Mike Windu
11-14-2005, 08:53 PM
It looks really fun, but I'm concentrating on Kingdom Hearts 2 and possibly Guitar Hero. :D


I'll take a look at it if I have the chance (we visit Blockbuster/etc a grand total of once every 2 years)

TiE23
11-14-2005, 09:39 PM
Not suitable for kids under 10 (language :p)

http://www.heavy.com/index.php?videoPath=/content/tourettes_cowboy/flash_video/gun090605.episode1

I've heard good reviews of this game, I might get it when it comes to the 360. ^__^

Seph
11-15-2005, 12:54 AM
YEs yes, fun game, but the fun stops and get annoying on the last boss, trust me. I spent like 8 hours tryin to figure out a way, so the playtime over doubled when I faught him.

toms
11-15-2005, 08:20 AM
Red Dead Revolver was actually pretty fun, though i think hlaf the fun came simply from the fact that it was a western, and there are almost no western games. It was totally linear, and i blasted through it pretty quick, but i had a reasonably fun time in doing so.

As for Gun: i'm a big fan of making GTA style sandbox games in as many settings as possible. Looks like reasonable fun, and i'd be interested to see if the x360 version is much better, or if it just has a few more whizzy lighting effects...

swphreak
11-17-2005, 05:38 PM
Well, I wanted to play, so I got my hands on a [free] copy, and been playing since yesterday. It's pretty cool. I read that it's pretty short storywise, and it does seem pretty fast paced. Horseback riding is fun, and I like the way the guns feel.

I'd give it a 3/5 at the moment. Depends on how the end of the game is.

Update: After finishing, I'd keep it a 3/5. It's a fun game, but incredibly short. You could beat it in a night if you wanted to. Either rent it, or wait till the price drops... a lot.