I played Damnation awhile back and was dissapointed in it as a western. Call of Juarez, however was everything i wanted in the genre. The beginning of the game feels like a civil war Call of Duty. It sets up the story that felt like a good ole' classic wester movie. The gameplay is great and i like that you can choose to play as either Thomas or Ray( each brother carries his own set of weapons.) This adds some variety. HINT: pick up as much cash as you can after killing somebody. You'll need money to upgrade weapons at the gun stores before each level. I really appreciated the detail of the levels. The landscape is amazing. They vary from indian territory mountains, mexican deserts and southeast countryside and more. There are chests to find with scrolls inside you can collect but i didn't bother. They don't have anything to do with the game. The least fun part are the duels ( DRAW!) I found it cool the first couple of times but they grew old. I played this game once through in about a week on medium difficulty. I wouldn't mind playing it again switching guys( you might like to do that if you buy the game.) All in all this was a great game for first person shooters. The story has everthig to do with the gameplay and it was interesting and entertaining. If you like westerns this game will be great. Im waiting for Red Dead to come out but until then, this is best western game so far. I really liked it.
Good Graphics, Great gameplay and Story.
This is a very, very fun game.. I can't believe people are complaining about the hoakey dialogue or the fact that the preacher quotes the bible a couple times... IT'S A WESTERN! It's SUPPOSED to have cheesy characters and dialogue with Christian undertones!
Look, it's this simple.. If you ever enjoyed reading a western book, or watching the old spaghetti western movies.. Then you'll probably LOVE this game... If you don't know how to read, or are in some other way completely incapable of respecting the genre for what it is, then don't bother renting it.
Some story mode levels are pretty linear, but the world becomes free-range for the side missions. All-in-all good feel for game play... It's easy and satisfying to blast Yankees, Mexicans, and Ingins. The multiplayer looks pretty deep, but I haven't spent too much time on it yet.