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Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Review

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alpaca 30th June 2009, 10:27 Quote
alienware superad is back!
apparantly only on the pc game reviews tough.
Hiren 30th June 2009, 10:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by alpaca
alienware superad is back!
apparantly only on the pc game reviews tough.

Actually it never went away, it's been running on the site in certain sections for a while.
oasked 30th June 2009, 11:02 Quote
Sweet. I really enjoyed the first Call of Juarez game and this one is even better. Brilliant.

How long until its released?
steveo_mcg 30th June 2009, 12:14 Quote
Cool, i'll add this to the list of games to play once i've completed tf2 :D
mjm25 30th June 2009, 12:24 Quote
Yeeeeh so glad it isn't a disappointment! the first one was an enjoyable romp, which got a bit boring in the middle before it picked up for the end.

been looking at the trailers and they've basically ripped off characters from "for a few dollars more" ...and that makes me absolutely overjoyed!

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_a_Few_Dollars_More)

great review again Joe, and i was loving your humour too, the caption under the first pic made me laugh out loud :D
Mentai 30th June 2009, 13:06 Quote
Yay a week later I could finally read the last page of the review :P

It looks pretty good, I'd be interested to try it once I see it on sale :)
[PUNK] crompers 30th June 2009, 13:35 Quote
a far better review than i was expecting, i reckon i'll probs give this a go. never really bothered with the first one, it always just looked like a DX10 showcase to me
p3n 30th June 2009, 14:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by steveo_mcg
Cool, i'll add this to the list of games to play once i've completed tf2 :D

Is that sarcasm? :P
steveo_mcg 30th June 2009, 15:07 Quote
Nah i just never get round to playing any thing since i usually end up just loading tf2 when ever i turn on my xp box, i keep trying to wean my self off it with other games but short of going cold turkey and not playing any games i just end up with pyro making bbqs...
Yemerich 30th June 2009, 17:22 Quote
I am right now overjoyed with [prototype], the game is absolutely amazing! But this one will be my next!

BTW, why this game review was online, then offline and now online again?
Sifter3000 30th June 2009, 17:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yemerich
BTW, why this game review was online, then offline and now online again?

We got the date of the embargo wrong, so had to take it down for a few days.
Lepermessiah 30th June 2009, 18:43 Quote
infamous is better then prototype.

Was thinking of picking up Bound in blood, I enjoyed the first one.
WildThing 30th June 2009, 19:58 Quote
Pre-ordered from Play. Loved the first, can't wait for this one to arrive!
azrael- 1st July 2009, 09:19 Quote
It's a rather amusing how enthusiastical Joe has become of this game considering how he commented on the game when previewing it. :D

Still, if a game's good a game's good. I like the first one quite a bit too.
gavomatic57 1st July 2009, 12:16 Quote
Played the first one repeatedly...and then a few more times when the DX10 patch was released. Great stuff. Considering the gun was king in the old West, it is surprising how few wild west titles have been released. Shame Steam wants £35 for it. Will have to see what Game are charging.
Dannythemusicman 1st July 2009, 12:38 Quote
Play have it for £25 with the bullter-shaped bottle opener... :-p

Definitely going to get this one as I loved the first one so much - such a refreshing change from all those other FPS clones!
WildThing 2nd July 2009, 21:34 Quote
Just got this today. Can't say I'm that impressed so far tbh, but I will have to play a bit more (only played for 1hr 30mins). I just feel it doesn't have anyway near as much charm as the first game had.
thehippoz 5th July 2009, 23:49 Quote
sat down and beat it on normal difficulty today.. took 6 hours 18 minutes- the first part is pretty boring up until you hit that town in arkansas.. that was alot of fun =] graphics aren't that great- I mean the blur effects are alright and the engine is decent (16q aa 16x af @1080p on a 260).. but alot of the stuff like the ground and how they litter cactus all over some parts just wasn't believable..

plus the tear jerker doesn't work with this one like the first one.. I actually found myself attached to ray in the original cause of the way he yelled billlley! lol I dunno why- this prequel does have some really cool content though.. mixed bag- but worth a playthrough imo especially if you've played the first one.. the hardest part would have to be the quickdraw against another guy- found I had to adjust my g5 mouse sensitivity on the fly to give the swift kick and move on.. probably easier on a 360 controller

some pics.. didn't find all the secrets- found 2

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/757/cojbibgamex862009070500.jpg http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/757/cojbibgamex862009070500.jpg http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8262/cojbibgamex862009070501.jpg http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/282/cojbibgamex862009070512.jpg
Hack'n'Slash 6th July 2009, 21:19 Quote
This game sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo needs co-op!

Otherwise, I'm really enjoying it. Played it through as Thomas (really love the Injun bow and the lasso) in about seven hours and now I've just started again as Ray.

Is it just me or does anyone else want to just shoot William in the face?
an4rew 6th July 2009, 21:37 Quote
Screens look good, i never played the first one.
thehippoz 8th July 2009, 01:02 Quote
really liked the first one.. fistfights and had some fun side missions
Silver51 13th July 2009, 22:07 Quote
Rather than start a new thread.
(Everything that follow is just my opinion, seriously.)


Bought it off Steam. It's a poor console port imo.

The graphics on the PC version are arse compared to other games of the day. Even the aging Source engine kicks this in the wedding vegetables (we're talking 2004 vintage.) The over-done bloom and aggressive LOD make me wonder is this is what it's like to have cataracts.

Voice acting is good, but the aggressive audio compression make it sound like you're listening to voices on your grandma's gramophone.

There is no mouse smoothing and the sensitivity is out. It like dragging your mouse through gravel.

And the pew-pew-pew is totally Call of Duty. At one point (the mines) I kept thinking of the shooting sections from Rayman Raving Rabbids; the ones where you bean Rabbids in the face with a plunger.

I guess what it comes down to is that it might be fine on Xbox ro PS3, but PC game it ain't. The most I got out of it was 20 minutes of walking round the house speaking in a Southern accent telling people they didn't give me the credence I deserve. And 'draw!'
Kiytan 13th July 2009, 22:28 Quote
you mean you didn't use the word gringo at all? shame on you!

played it a bit at a friends, they managed to do the nigh on impossible. They made reverend Ray even damned cooler (he was clearly channeling Mal at some points :))

yeah william was annoying, and clearly inspired by paul dano in There will be blood
Silver51 14th July 2009, 08:56 Quote
Oh, I forgot to mention, the run button on the PC version is borked. Press it and the only thing that moves faster are your arms. Seriously.

It's like you've been taken over by the spirit of a 1920's flapper girl doing the Charleston. An interesting if not flawed tactic in a fire fight.

yNAOHtmy4j0
CardJoe 14th July 2009, 10:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Silver51
Oh, I forgot to mention, the run button on the PC version is borked. Press it and the only thing that moves faster are your arms. Seriously.

It's like you've been taken over by the spirit of a 1920's flapper girl doing the Charleston. An interesting if not flawed tactic in a fire fight.

yNAOHtmy4j0

Um, I was playing it again last night and I'm pretty sure that's not entirely true when you're on foot and it's definitely not true when you're on horseback.
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