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Introduction

This take on a Grand Theft Auto style play, Gun takes you into the Wild West in a short, but excellent game by the developers that brought the masses the Tony Hawk series. In this open environment, you can move around in a variety of ways, and take part in some great shoot outs old school style. The story of Gun is simple: You play Colton White, a gunslinger raised by a hunter named Ned (voiced by Kris Kristofferson). On a journey, the pair runs up against a artifact that attracts Ned's attention, and then hell breaks loose.

Gameplay

Usually, with these GTA-style games that have been coming out, I have been less than impressed with the structure of the game itself. While the GTA way of game making has been copied in a various amount of ways, the mission-base in Gun is what makes it a better game. There is a good amount of variety in what you do for the missions, everything from ambushing trains to protecting allies. You get to use a load of authentic old weapons and even get to ride and fight on horseback. The control scheme is pretty standard for the first person shooter genre, with the inclusion of

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Gun

ESRB: Mature - M
Platform: PlayStation 2
Category: n/a
 
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Introduction This take on a Grand Theft Auto style play, Gun takes you into the Wild West in a short, but excellent game by the developers that brought the masses the Tony Hawk series. In this open environment, you can move around in a variety of ways, and take part in some great shoot outs old school style. The story of Gun is simple: You play Colton White, a gunslinger raised by a hunter named Ned (voiced by Kris Kristofferson). On a journey, the pair runs up against a artifact that attracts Ned's attention, and then hell breaks loose. Gameplay Usually, with these GTA-style games that have been coming out, I have been less than impressed with the structure of the game itself. While the GTA way of game making has been copied in a various amount of ways, the mission-base in Gun is what makes it a better game. There is a good amount of variety in what you do for the missions, everything from ambushing trains to protecting allies. You get to use a load of authentic old weapons and even get to ride and fight on horseback. The control scheme is pretty standard for the first person shooter genre, with the inclusion of ‘bullet time' Quickdraw mode. Basically, it allows you to push a button at the right time, it allows you to slow down everything and massacre your enemies. While it is good that the game has some interesting things about it, including surprisingly smooth control, it feels a lot more like a tactical shooter in places instead of your average run-around-and-kill type game. The other thing that I noticed, which is big for me, was that the game was short. I like games that will pay off their price with hours and hours of entertainment. While I didn't quite finish the game in the first sitting, I completely believe it is possible, and according to people that have played it through, it apparently is. While you can venture around and do some side missions, it doesn't add much more time to the overall completion time. Graphics We expect excellent graphics from the games that are coming out of this generation of games, and Gun does not disappoint. From nice frame rates to some amazing engine work when riding the horses, this game delivers. While the graphics are good, they can be a little gory. Well, okay, there is a lot of gore. Some of the ways that you finish off your opponents can be a little too detailed for younger players. Overall As I said, it is a good game for what it delivers, but it doesn't deliver as much as I would like to see. The shortness of the game doesn't give it very much replay value. While the game play is interesting enough to give it a try, be prepared for maybe being able to finish it in one sitting. If you are a fan of the Wild West and first person shooters, pick it up.






 
 

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