Call of Juarez : Bound in Blood

  Wondering why I am writing about this now? Well, I was jobless, and not many games are being released now. So I was racking up on my collection and found out a game which I disliked the first time I played it. I thought will give it a shot, and turned out to be a pretty decent game.

  The game has a quite well knitted story, which forms the core of the game. It's all about 3 brothers, Ray, Thomas and William - the McColh Brothers. The game begins with a quite confusing scenario with Ray and Thomas pointing their Guns at each other, and the game goes to a flashback. Call Of Juarez : Bound in Blood is the first game I played which has a Western Theme, with Showdowns, and Western styles. The game derives from spaghetti-western genre: gunslingers, outlaws, duels, prison breaks, bank robberies, stagecoach chases and conflicts with Native Americans.

  The two players Ray and Thomas are of entirely different classes. Thomas is a long range shooter, who can grab up on otherwise inaccessible portions using a lasso - typical western style. Ray on the other hand is a close range wild cat, who is ruthless in short range with his dual pistol firing. There is also an extra feature called 'bullet time' were you can slow down time to kill multiple targets. In most of the level, you have a choice to select either of these two players. The choice is mainly according to your taste, I preferred Thomas most of the time. But playing as Ray is extremely fun too :) There are certain boss fights which are crafted up as showdown, in which you have to manage the perfect position and hand placement to defeat the rival.
  There are wide variety of weapons, and certain town spots you can purchase them. You can chose to complete side missions for money too. Even though the game begins in a war zone, the environment changes later in the game. Its the hunt for a mythical cursed treasure, and a journey through primitive people and myths. The game has developed a cover and shoot gameplay, but I don't think I could utilise it much. Neverthless, its a game worth to play.
  Now getting on to how the game looks. The graphics is pretty average, nothing too good, but still ok. The music and soundtracks are good, typical western style.. Certain desert environments look simply awesome! Finally I would like to put a note on how it worked on my laptop the HP Pavilion dv6000 with specs

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 @2.00 GHz
  • 3.00 GB Ram
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard(64 bit) edition
  • NVIDIA Gefore 8400M GS - 1518 MB(256 Dedicated)
  • 150 GB Hard Disk

The game works fine on this laptop with 800x600 resolution, not such a great game, but still playable. Certain environments look simply awesome! Enjoy :)

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