GameZone's Matt Liebl reviews Call of Juarez: The Cartel on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The game suffers from boring storylines, lack of character development, and bad textures.
This game is crazy. It's like the future of co-op storytelling embedded in a game that isn't actually very good. So much potential though.
Ouch. I was expecting a little more out of this.
It's funny....i've almost platted it and it's actually a fun and decent story for a game. it's just technically a poor game...and not in the areas that necessarily affect game play. It's just a bit ugly, focus effect like uncharted - but not nearly as well done. Things like that. Guns feel good, framerate is generally solid...screen tearing isn't terrible...but these days these things shouldn't exist. But voice work is good, plot keeps things moving and MP is decent enough with hardly any lag to speak of. I'd give this game a 6.5/10...maybe a 7/10. I think it's too similar mp to COD & it's game engine is too weak and looks dated....but it's still fun. Just my opinion.
I never played any of the other CoJ's, but the change in setting has severely put me off, and I don't even know why. Thanks for the review though, definitely won't be picking this one up.
I was a bit sad to learn this was set in the Modern Day. I love the wild-west setting so once I learned that The Cartel was contemporary Los Angeles I was already a little sketpical. Sad to see it didn't wind up worth the time.
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