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GF Rating
7.1

818 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

The Gunstringer

posted by hawkm69 (BUFFALO, MO) Oct 12, 2011

Member since Oct 2011

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

I'm not a big fan of Kinect, we rarely use it. This game however changed my feelings toward Kinect. This game is addicting fun for the whole family - a must rent.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

pretty awsome kinect game!

posted by wawaa007 (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Sep 15, 2011

Member since Jul 2010

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

When i first saw this game i was interested. It looked like a cross between Toy Story's toy box mode and Rango. I was expecting a open world western game, turns out to be a on rails shooter but it still reached my expectations. I gave it a nine because it was overall a well made game with flaws.

The game makes you feel like your the star in this puppet show. You move the gunstringer with your left hand and shoot with your right. Ill start off with moving your character. He runs automatically you control if he goes left or right, its not a bad thing. There is a variety of level types like running and shooting while avoiding objects, hiding behind cover and shooting enemies, and the ending boss battles which are just dodge there attacks till you can shoot then slam into them.

Now the shooting. With your right hand you aim over a target there turn red then you aim over another target then they turn red, once you get 6 targets you fling your hand back to your shoulder and he fires his gun at the targets. Its not what i thought it would be. There is points where your gun rapidly fires and you have to aim over anything that comes at you. You mainly use our pistol but you get to use guns like shotguns, flamethrowers, and swords.

I thought the game was pretty short, 6 levels with 4 stages in each level. Overall the game rocks just a little short and the narrator can get annoying with the same lame jokes over and over. You can purchase modifiers to enhance the game like no-fail mode, ghoststringer mode, and sepia mode. Starting to see a lot of good kinect games hope there is more like this.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

gunstringer gets it right

posted by no24dupontgirl (COLUMBUS, OH) Sep 17, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

Twisted Pixel has a great reputation for making games outside the norm and the Gunstringer doesn't change that. Most important for a Kinect game is the recognition of your movements, Gunstringer is spot on. Sometimes moving with one hand and shooting with the other gets a little hectic but the game shines in two player mode. A great family game with lots of bonus material, but the story mode is really, really short, like marketplace games short.
With games like this the Kinect is finally hitting its stride

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