Really looking forward to this game. Made by Rockstar (the people who produced GTA series) I have a feeling that this is just going to be awesome.
I’ve always have fantasies of being a cowboy roughing it up in the wild wild west and this seems to be my chance to live it – albeit digitally. The graphics looks spot on – animation looks great, play environment is very realistic, models looks and behaves as they should (good ingame physics). Gameplay modes are also very varied although most of them are centred on online multiplayer (Which is not a bad thing!) Online multiplayer gameplay, in my opinion, is the future of gaming. I also like the fact how you can opt to play as a “posse” or even rough it out on your own.
The game is set in a big sandboxed world with wide open deserts, mesas, mountain tops and quiant western towns. Main mode of transport are on horsebacks. So far I can’t seem to find any information if there would be horse drawn carriages or wagons so you and your posse can all ride as one to ambush the opposition but that would be fun! I reckon a “train robbery” game mode would also be fun. Fighting it out on a moving train to gain domination and get away with the loot etc… haha endless possibilities!
The game is only available for Xbox 360 and PS3 although I sort of wished they would release a PC version too! It is going to be hard deciding which console will I play it on. I am leaning more to XBox at the moment as I prefer its controls (and also online play medium) better than PS3! Do comment though if you guys/gals disagree 😉
The game is set to release on May 18, 2010 in North America and on May 21, 2010 in Europe and Australia. I can’t wait! Although I would actually HAVE to wait until my final exams are over 🙁 Oh well, it looks like the summer is going to be a good ‘un. Who cares even if it pours everyday! 😀
Here’s a Youtube video to wet your appetites :