The Wonders of Open World Games

Today I want to share with you an article I published on GamesoulOnline about open world videogames and why people tend to love them so much, I know I do! Check it out when you can.

The Wonders of Open World Games.

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The First Hours of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

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I’m a few hours into “Call of Juarez: Gunslinger” and I can tell you right now, the game is fun!

My full review will be up on GameSoulOnline in a few days although that is not why I’m here today… I am here to share with you my first impressions into this sequel to the poorly received “Call of Juarez: The Cartel”.

I would like to get something out of the way, I am not a fan of the western genre’s  movies or even games; I never finished Red Dead Redemption because it never sucked me in, I didn’t feel compelled to keep coming to the world that Rockstar created for us… I realize it wasn’t a bad game, it was a great game in fact, with a great storyline and a lot to do and a ton of activities to partake in. But it was a western…

Why did I buy Techland’s new game then? Well it was cheap… Don’t laugh, it really was, 15€ isn’t much nowadays and I had heard good things about it. Well I can proudly say it was a good purchase! I’m having a lot of fun with it (I’m on the 5th chapter) and despite the story not being the focus of the game, it is well presented, simple and funny!

But lets leave the details for the proper upcoming review, you don’t want it spoiled, do you?

One thing I have to mention was a bug that completely ruined a boss fight… As soon as the battle started, the boss started provoking and shooting at me but as soon as I started shooting back and dealing some damage he wanted to retreat to a better position. Thing is, he got stuck in a bunch of logs and kept trying to run in the same place, clipping away at the logs in a desperate attempt to… to… well… GOD I HATE BUGS, at least this one just broke my immersion and not the game! Still, this should not have happened, especially in a boss fight…

Maybe that bug was an exception, as it was the only one I found so far, and you might end up having a couple of laughs at something like this, but for many people these things can make them shy away from the game or just outright hate it…

As for me, I’m having a blast! The shooting mechanics are spot on and the action (despite repetitive) feels entertaining as hell! Lets just hope it keeps the same quality until the end, although I can see why some people might find it boring or too simplistic…

More on the game soon!