| Red - Dead Revolver |
Platform: PS2, Xbox
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Number of Players: 1-4
Game site: http://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadrevolver
Almost forgot a couple of decades ago, genre westerns creeping back to life. The company Rockstar Games offers to our attention an interesting project - Red Dead Revolver. Romance of the Wild West in all varieties: crazy shootouts, fights in saloons, beautiful women and atmosphere of this cinematic westerns - all assembled in the new game.
Together - we have the power!
In the fight alone has long been unfashionable and boring. During the passage you will meet many characters, too, decided to challenge the evil gangsters. Sometimes it seems that the story constantly switches to the secondary characters, but in reality, passing game, you will understand how their lives intersect with the main line. Each of them has a little background, from which it becomes clear - why do these people have a grudge against the evil gangsters. And for every one of his friends you can play yourself. This battle kovboysha protecting his ranch, and a gallant Englishman, whose own accounts with one of the ringleaders of the gang, and even general peacemaker, trying to personally settle the armed conflict. That is, in fact we have non-linear action!
Clint Eastwood of our time
Much the same way you can punish enemies and bosses. In the lower corner of the screen builds up a scale in filling that can activate the Dead-eye (something like the special attacks for each character). For example, Red Harlow Spaces target areas on the body of the enemy, and then thrust the queue, and Annie Stoakes shoots a powerful charge from a shotgun so that all nearby enemies instantly sent to the forefathers.
This cowboy is to be forearmed, and - preferably - is dangerous. In the avarice of developers did not reproach: the choice of ammunition is enormous - the most exacting taste. Here is everything that we've seen in classic westerns: from simple revolvers and shotguns to a steady six-gun, carefully installed by someone at some levels. And if true colt is out of date - not a problem - before the next mission you will be able upgrade weapons.
Well, of course, what Western can do without a fight? Some missions are that you are using the materials at hand discourage girls from arrogant cowboys (in the end, though, you end up mediocre shootout). Unfortunately, the arsenal of techniques is small. You can spend a good hook so kick the enemy until he is knocked down, or just break a bottle on his head. For greater entertainment.
Multiplayer for the poor
The fact is that besides the main mode Story mode in the game, there are two additional ones. First - Showdown ("Disassembly"). In the best case - is the multiplayer for up to 4 players, but for our region, deprived PlayOnline network - just a battle against the computer. After completing the mission you get a new location (or character), which will gradually "open up" in this mode. You can put up to 4 opponents, and choose your favorite location and arrange a tournament. The second additional mode - this Journal - a diary, which contained information on weapons, characters and plots. In some stores there are items buying that, you open the pages of the diary. Opening a diary in full, you will learn the history of the town, a biography of the characters and be able to better navigate in the choice of weapons.
Accompany their intelligence
Graphically, the game is not as good as we would like. Simple design of landscapes, rough character animation and useless gestures leave an unpleasant aftertaste. As if the creators are simply flawed graphics engine the game. But we must pay tribute to the more powerful Xbox. Version of the game for this console for obvious reasons, much more impressive. And the special effects, and texture - all this is done much better than the version for the PS2. Another serious drawback of both versions - the annoying orange hue, has the most missions.
However, even if you close your eyes on the graphic flaws, one is struck by how well thought-out mechanics of the fight. For each body part the enemy has a certain loss.If you're stupid to burn on the legs, the result is not good, but wasted ammo, do not wait. And vice versa: if the shot in the head - just get the corpse.
But the sound design was pleased. During the adventure you are constantly accompanied by country music. And then during a fierce exchange of fire guitar melody gives way to anxiety and minor scales - all in the best tradition of the famous Ennio Morricone. And the voice of characters perceived "a great success." Even the wandering through the town NPC actors' voices are heard quite clearly.
That's how pleased we are a company that produced the great GTA and controversial Manhunt! If you do not pay attention to the mediocre graphics and annoying sometimes poisonous orange palette (although in some more colors can be made Western?), Then you can safely take on this game. It is quite fascinating and is not devoid of originality. And how often do we have the opportunity to play in the Western?