Call of Juarez The Cartel
First Time For The COJ Just as A Hold Over
From Previous versions and ratings of this game COJ in general to make it clear I heard horrible things. Me as a daily game buyer and enthusiasts
I normally do not shake the dice at 59.99 a game but I will confess. Even though the game build feels Windows XP Direct X 10 feel the story packs a great attention span to keep playing. gangs , Money and Deception is what to expect. The Sound is great in my Astro A40 5.8 wireless headsets. Co-op is a bit frustrating to get going but once your in your in. The online play consists of Criminals or Cops in a Team Death match play. To be honest COJ The Cartel is priced too high, The graphics is lacking the real time feel , online gets old but the single player is decent with 3 characters to choose from all with different endings and so forth. I would say a price drop and a nice hold over game until the new releases drop beginning in September with Dead Island.
After painfully playing completely through the campaign in Call of Juarez: the Cartel, I was left extremely disappointed. It was obvious the game was released with numerous problems, including movement through maps, sound issues, AI movement, visibility and more. While the acting was pretty good the repetition of phrases from your partners gets old fast. Nearly all of the cut scenes had voices stepping on one another or even no voices at all just lips moving. During movement while actively shooting the bad guys, your partners are constantly moving and standing in front of you while you try and get a bead on a shooter. They have a habit of standing in a doorway preventing you from moving through or blocking you from getting to cover. The irritating phone calls at the beginning of each level (as part of side missions) really get irritating. The story is good with the predictable twists causing you question the loyalty of your partners. The gameplay over all just feels like a beta and not what a finished product costing $60 should be. I have played all of the games in this series and this one, by far, was the worst. I would not recommend this game as a buy at all. At the most you could rent it and get through it in a day, the multiplayer, at the time I was playing was nearly non-exhistant. There are a lot better titles coming out in the near future, save your money. Cheers my gamer friends!
Not how the west was won
The first in the series was a huge disappointment, but Bound in Blood was surprisingly good, so i checked out the cartel hoping that it would be as good, if not better. Well first off, taking it out of the wild west i think was their first mistake, I didn't feel like i was playing Call of juarez, instead it felt like a generic FPS. The story was just ok, not very memorable and the characters where so bland that it was impossible to form any kind of emotional attachment. The gun play was solid and at times fun, but it was dragged down by predictable levels. To give you an idea this is the break down of every level. Drive a car, walk a little. Fire fight in a few alleys, fire fight inside, fire fight in an alley, shoot out in an open area, and drive again maybe a car chase. There are six different endings to the game, a good and bad for each character but by the time you get maybe 2 of them, the single player wears off. And that brings me to multiplayer, skip it. There is no redeeming feature at all about it. So if you want a solid shooter that every other aspect of it is just eh, just wait till it hits the bargain bin.
It's Not Old Western!
The first two Call of Juarez were completely based on the old west. This is modern-day western! The cover art for this CoJ looks promising. But when I saw the trailer, I totally changed my mind. The enemy's your shooting don't have cowboy apparel, horses, or western guns! This game is a modern-day cowboy which means; Car/Horse, modern-day weapons, and modern-day clothing. This game isn't for the people who like Old Western. If you do want to try (or if you like) modern-day western, go right on ahead. It does have great graphics, better controls, and cool gameplay. It's just not for me, but it doesn't mean it's not for you.
excited to the maxxxxxxx
i recantly purchased call of juarez-bound for blood and is incredible. this game looks very fun. this game has what i think it will tekae to be in the runing for goty. this game is like your a cop,undercover,and anothing i forgot but you are out to try to keep the violence in mexico from entering the united states. cant wait for this game this game looks worth every penny.
The original CoJ, while a bit rough around the edges, was still fun and it was great to play in an Old West setting, which was pretty rare at the time. CoJ: BiB was even better as the graphics were much improved and they did away with most of the annoying platforming from the original, along with being able to play as two different characters. The Cartel might end up being a good game as well but one does have to realize this game takes place in today's world, not the Old West so anyone looking for another game in that time period should take that into consideration.
I don't know what ppl are complaining about
This game is good. I picked it up last night, launch day, after work. Many games get bad reviews that are worthy of better praise. This game was never pushed to gamers as revolutionary or cutting edge. I expected to play an FPS from a reputable franchise and I feel that's what I got. I have only played the first 2 or 3 chapters but I am still interested in progressing through. I haven't even gotten to the better weapons yet. Some reviewers are saying it is unploished, and I can agree that it is unpolished graphically. For example the gun your character holds sometimes won't stop shaking and there are tears and bad shadowing. It does not hinder gameplay but it is noticeable. Other than that it plays remarkably well. I have not noticed anything wrong with controls. The screen may look hazy at times but I believe this is intentional due to the shooting system because all the haziness turns crystal clear when looking down your iron sights with a gun that has the correct range. I like the story and while I was thinking about my review I knew it was on par with how much I like Mafia II. Mafia II kept me wanting to come back and finish the game/story and that's how I feel after the first session with CoJ Cartel. Each character has some dirt even though they are agents, and they develope their personas as these personal stories unfold. I also rank it higher than KZ3 in my book. I returned KZ3 before beating it and I usually like to at least beat a game I bought for $65. And though I've bought and beat LANoire, which was a hype machine, I didn't really care for it much in the end. This is not a fanboy post. I compared a few other games because I want this review to help others trying to decide if they want to buy Call of Juarez the Cartel.. I've been playing a lot of FIFA11, and MLB11 the Show. I got this game because the sports games have no story line and wanted to switch it up. And in case you still don't know about my review for COJ Cartel, my next two games will be Dead Island for sure, and probably end up getting Madden12.
is more fun than the other one because you finally get automatic weapons....yes, and not nearly as bad as the reviews kinda like brink.
A Horrible Game
this game is not very good the graphics are bad the story is boring and the multiplayer is terrible the multiplayer is like a cheap version of black ops and is very confusing i cannot believe the price is still the same as when it came out
terrible graphics and gameplay glitctcy waste of money