To be honest, GameCritics enjoyed every session that they spent with Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood and it's certainly a great deal improved over its predecessor. That said, as soon as they turned their console off, they instantly forgot that they had ever played it. They never found themselves mentally reviewing their strategies or thinking about the levels they had already seen, and they certainly never felt any rush to hurry and get back to it.
It was far too easy to absent-mindedly postpone Bound in Blood play sessions, and this sort of vaguely amiable, yet forgettable identity isn't enough to make it stand out. Despite Techland's efforts, the Western genre is still wide-open for someone to ride in and claim it.