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« on: July 04, 2006, 03:49:08 PM »

http://www.callofjuarez.com/

An upcomg old west shooter..YAY! We need more old west games.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2006, 06:47:21 PM »

Well it certainly looks very cinematic with the bloom/HDR lighting and depth of field blurring and all that jazz.

However, it is being developed by Techland who has a pretty spotty track record at best.  Xpand Rally was quite good and looked very nice, but their other games (including first person shooters Chrome and Chrome: SpecForce) didn't exactly set the world afire.  

Plus, it's an Old West game being developed in Poland...that just seems slightly wrong.

EDIT: I spied this hands-on preview, which doesn't exactly instill me with confidence.
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2006, 09:39:30 PM »

Hmm, that preview didn't read that badly, actually.  Not so crazy about the title of the game.

Re: the Polish development house--where is Neversoft based?  _Gun_ was certainly fun enough.  The only thing it lacked was a random bounty and pony express mission generator, and less spastic animations when you talked to the NPCs.  Otherwise it was a blast, I thought.
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006, 02:04:50 AM »

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Re: the Polish development house--where is Neversoft based?  _Gun_ was certainly fun enough.  The only thing it lacked was a random bounty and pony express mission generator, and less spastic animations when you talked to the NPCs.  Otherwise it was a blast, I thought.


Neversoft is located in Woodland Hills, California, actually.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2006, 08:53:03 PM »

I'm sure the Polish, like the Italians, have nothing to add to the Western genre.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006, 04:31:30 AM »

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I'm sure the Polish, like the Italians, have nothing to add to the Western genre.


A very good point.  

I am still resolutely skeptical on Techland, though.  I would love to see an awesome new western shooter, but from what I've seen this will not be it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2006, 12:35:20 PM »

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I'm sure the Polish, like the Italians, have nothing to add to the Western genre.


Uh, must I remind you that the two greatest Westerns of all time (The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time In the West) were both created by Italians?

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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2006, 12:53:17 PM »

I think Ed was kidding smile
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2006, 01:42:02 PM »

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I think Ed was kidding smile


I'm sure he was too, but I never miss the chance to kick him. smile
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2006, 01:28:14 AM »

Speaking of GUN, I was at Best Buy today and noticed that the PC version has finally dropped down to $20.  I've been waiting for that inevitable drop for a while and took the oportunity to pick it up.  Since I just finished the first difficulty in Titan Quest, I will have to give this a try tonight.
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2006, 01:06:38 AM »

Well, there is now an English language demo available for this fella.  You can find it at all the usual places, like FileFront, 3D Gamers, WorthPlaying, etc.  

I haven't tried it out yet, but I'm in the process of downloading it.
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2006, 01:01:26 PM »

I tried it...it wont run. I get to the part with the mission briefing voice where it should load the mission but it never loads it. If I hit spacebar it dumps me to desktop with an error box that passes too fast for me to read it.

I do like the voice work I hear smile
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2006, 02:37:12 PM »

I downloaded the demo last night-  actually, I downloaded it twice as the first time I accidentally grabbed the German version  :oops:.  It's OK, nothing seemed to jump out at me, but I only played part of the first level so far.  

The Engine: (I'm running the demo on a P4 3.2 gig w/ 1 gig of RAM and a 256 meg 6800 PCI Express video card)
The loading for the first level takes forever (about 2 minutes or so) but once it did everything ran smoothly.  The game gives you an option to use Pixel Shaders 2.0 or 3.0, so I tried 3.0 and everything looked very jagged.  I switched to 2.0 and everything was nice and smooth looking.  The town looks nice and the fire effect is pretty cool

Gameplay
Mostly it's typical FPS fare but you can play 2 different characters.  I played the first level available where you play an old priest who apparently was a former gunslinger (think Unforgiven but add hellfire and brimstone).  You can use 2 six shooters and each mouse button fires them seperately.  I'm so used to using only the LMB so I kept on running out of ammo very quickly and having to reload.  There is a focus mode where, once you holster both of your pistols, you can draw them and everything goes into slow motion.  During the slo-mo two crosshairs creep acrossed the screen (one for each pistol) and you can use them to aim and fire up to six shots each.  It comes in handy when you enter a room with multiple enemies as it makes it easier for a 1 shot 1 kill.  Outside of this mode it seems to take several bullets to kill an enemy.   You have to be careful not to overheat the pistols, as if you fire them too much over a short period of time they'll heat up and cause the ammo in the chamber to cook off, rendering the gun useless.  Also, the priest also has a bible which is supposed to distract the enemy somehow but I couldn't get it to work right.

Sound:
Nothing special here but I'm only using 2.1 speakers.  The voiceover seems decent.
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2006, 12:15:56 AM »

Absolutely loved it and cannot wait.  Day one purchase for this fella.  Hated Gun, but this is right up my alley.  Love the whole stealth elements thrown in with the action.
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2006, 01:08:03 AM »

Wish it would run. Ive checked every forum i can find. Im guessing my 4200 vid card is just too old. Guess ill have to delete the demo. Damnit I really really wanted to try it.
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