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GF Rating
6.4

8980 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Very Good for a Western FPS.

posted by MessyRTK (OREGON CITY, OR) Jul 7, 2009

Member since Dec 2007

9 out of 13 gamers (69%) found this review helpful

When I first started playing CoJ:BiB I wasnt too enthralled with it, but as it went on, I started to really appreciate, the authentic weaponry and overall feel of the game.

The story and Characters all fit in really well with the game, and if you actually pay attention to the story, its pretty well written/told sometimes through an artistic point of view.

Multiplayer was surprisingly fun, but they really didn't explain how to upgrade too well which was a little bothersome....

Definitely fun for a rent, maybe a purchase if you really enjoy the multiplayer experience of shoot outs in old style western towns, and objective team based play.

If you are looking for a different type of FPS, check out this fun title, also you can get 600/1000 first playthrough with not much effort.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

posted by bobdmb (WILLMINGTON, NC) Oct 19, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

This game was simply awful. The land scape looked cool and acurate but the people faces, and cut scenes were so lacking good graphics. The faces at some points in the game were so awful i could barely look. The Mini games including the concentation mode and showdowns were cool but were over used to the points were they were tired out and boring. The difficulty curve was sometime so screwed up. i mean the snipers would sometimes kill me in one shot three seconds afer my brother yells " snipers ill draw you draw there fire ill kill them." The auto aim made the game to easy for me and made half if not all my kills head shots. So in conclusion i say this game sucked if you want a good cowboy shooter try red dead revolver.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Decent FPS... but where's the co-op?????

posted by Lucasan (ALLSTON, MA) Jun 30, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

19 out of 29 gamers (66%) found this review helpful

CoJ: Bound in Blood isn't pushing any envelopes, but it isn't licking any either. OK, I'm not sure what that means. But basically, it's a decent idea performed reasonably well. The graphics and gameplay are pretty standard fare. Yet there is an undeniable entertainment value here, and at the end of the day, it's fun to play.

If you've played the first Call of Juarez, then this should feel familiar in a good way -- that is, with slight improvements and a few new ideas. In Bound in Blood, you follow the McCall brothers' story in a nonlinear fashion, flashing back and forth between Civil War battles and a race through Mexico. One cool thing about this game: most missions allow you to choose which brother you'd like to play with, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages that require you to utilize strategy in how you play the character. Oh, and the voice acting is superb. Really, really good.

That being said, what is utterly mind-blowing is that there is no campaign co-op. I'm honestly flabbergasted, even more so after playing the better-than-expected multiplayer. What were they thinking?

THe campaign also suffers from predictable missions and herky-jerky pacing. Go here and kill a ton of guys, cue major-chord, brief cut scene, lather, rinse, repeat. There's also an effort made to basically hold your hand through the entire game that might be useful to idiots, but cheapens the experience for everyone else. THough the duel and concentration sequences are cool at first, when a boss battle ends in a duel, it's anticlimactic.

As alluded to, the multiplayer is exceptional and has several modes and slight twists to the standard multiplayer FPS. This adds almost indefinite longevity to the game. And while the graphics may not be groundbreaking by any definition, the developers have successfully created an Old West feel -- something that hasn't been done all too often.

So, though the gameplay can be predictable, there's enough here to recommend giving it a try.

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