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Call of Juarez is, Thankfully, Going Back to its Roots

After an unfortunate misstep in the modern era, Call of Juarez is returning to what it does best: the Old West.

Mar. 14 2013

Posted by: Patrick

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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

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howdy partner

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Looks Shitty

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I don't know how this series will fare without the walking mountain of awesome that was Reverend Ray.

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I'm really hoping that this takes a page or two from Dead Island in terms of its open-endedness and really pushes the franchise forward. Bound for Blood seemed to be heading in the right track, but The Cartel was a massive derailing.

I just want more Western games. That's all. I'm really hoping this will be good.

With that said, the wiki says this is for XBLA and PSN? It's a downloadable game? That kind of scares me, as it's not really what I'm wanting in a Call of Juarez game. Hopefully it works out well though.

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I still see that creepy Obama mask in my nightmares. That really happened didn't it?

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Jesse James looks like Buck 65

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I don't want to watch that, it gives me a glimpse of the next Red Dead and I can't wait.

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pew pew

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How has this series continued for so long without a single critically acclaimed entry/

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Wild Wild West - "Cowboy" 03/14/13

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This doesn't look half bad

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please tell me you are not going to be going around killing billy the kid and others?

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Really don't think the borderlands-ish artstyle fits this AT ALL

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I actually really kind of liked Bound in Blood. Hopefully this will follow in it's path rather than The Cartel..

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American outlaws they showed in this game where not the bad guys in most cases that would be the banks rail road and rich land owners.

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*fart sound*

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Sure, I am always interested in more western games.

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I actually really enjoyed Bound in Blood, though the Cartel looked like utter trash. Here's hoping this is good, as I enjoy a Western game.

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Call of Juarez 1 = sucks

Call of Juarez 2 = OK

Call of Juarez 3 = sucks

Call of Juearez 4 = probably will suck

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After how profoundly reprehensible their last game was, they've got quite a hurdle of their past to overcome. I hope they've learned from it.

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@sammo21 said:

Call of Juarez 1 = sucks

Call of Juarez 2 = OK

Call of Juarez 3 = sucks

Call of Juearez 4 = probably will suck

Well, it's nice to see that you don't like western games. You're probably better off playing the next installment of CoD.

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@civid said:

Really don't think the borderlands-ish artstyle fits this AT ALL

You need corrective lenses or Lasik, duder.

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@sammo21 said:

Call of Juarez 1 = AWESOME.

Call of Juarez 2 = OK

Call of Juarez 3 = sucks

Call of Juearez 4 = probably will suck

Fixed.

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@CollegeguyMike said:

I actually really kind of liked Bound in Blood. Hopefully this will follow in it's path rather than The Cartel..

Bound in Blood was pretty great, actually. The plot could have used a bit of snappiness, but damn me if playing as Ray wasn't fun.

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This looks shite.

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"The Cartel" seemed like it had potential, though the lobby-based mission interface pushed me away from playing it - It suggested a co-op focus which, like L4D, makes me feel weird about soloing it. I hadn't heard that it was "profoundly reprehensible," hopefully the new one will manage to live up to that standard while also being a more inviting single-player game.

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Looks fine.

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I really liked Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, but The Cartel was so shit so I'm mildly positive to this.

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I just played a ton of Dead Island (ton of fun, by the way) and all I kept thinking while watching that was, "That is so very much running on Chrome Engine 5." I kept expecting zombies to pop up in frame or the twin pistols to turn into a machete, just because of how close the two games look graphically.

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Man, remember the last good Call of Juarez game?

Me neither.

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Normally, I would be fairly excited about this, because I really liked Bound in Blood. But, I hated The Cartel so much that I'm more worried than excited.

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I wasn't expecting much from this being a downloadable title, but this actually looks pretty neat.

Also, Bound in Blood is a fantastic game, so I have no fucking clue what some of you guys are talking about.

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Something about this looks weird but I can't quite tell what it is. The animations, the grafics...hmm

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@ghostiet said:

@CollegeguyMike said:

I actually really kind of liked Bound in Blood. Hopefully this will follow in it's path rather than The Cartel..

Bound in Blood was pretty great, actually. The plot could have used a bit of snappiness, but damn me if playing as Ray wasn't fun.

Maybe the people who didn't like it made the horrible mistake of playing as whoever the other brother was. Cause man, he was terrible.

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@ghostiet: Yeah, I loved Bound in Blood so much I even swallowed playing as Thomas to S rank it!

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@missacre: You're right. Because I think this series is largely mediocre I hate the entire subgenre of western video games. Congratulations on being a great example of "dumbass gamer". Shouldn't you be on GameFaqs or something?

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This years Gun it will be on every platform.

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How has this series continued for so long without a single critically acclaimed entry/

Man, remember the last good Call of Juarez game?

Me neither.

Whatever fools, the first one was really cool in spite of its problems.

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Bound in Blood was pretty freakin' great. The others not so much. This new one looks promising.

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Thanks GB, i really liked watching this in `Blocky-Vision`

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I like that framerate. I wonder if the console versions will be able to play it that well.

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make it stop

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OH THANK GOD THE SERIES IS SAVED

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@sammo21 said:

@missacre: You're right. Because I think this series is largely mediocre I hate the entire subgenre of western video games. Congratulations on being a great example of "dumbass gamer". Shouldn't you be on GameFaqs or something?

Hahaha, "dumbass gamer." If you call yourself a "gamer" in the first place, you have no place playing video games.

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this looks pretty bad

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Should be going 3 feet under.

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I saw the trailer on IGN, and I have to say it looks pretty cool. I haven't played a good Western since Red Dead Redemption and I'm looking forward to this one.

I also played Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, and I thought that was a pretty good game. It was fun playing as both Ray and Thomas.

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It would be nice if this game was fun like Bound in Blood was.

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Even though the original Call of Juarez had its issues, it turned out to be one of my favorite games of 2006 (!). If you just stick with it through some of its awkward shooting mechanics, the levels just get better and better (and the game itself becomes really expansive). I hope this one truly is a return to form, but after the last one, I'll be approaching it with extreme caution.

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They should just make a 3D version of that Westerado game.