Theres absolutely nothing special about it. Its linear, repetitive, shallow, its graphics engine is bipolar (things at distance look great but close up objects look terrible), the story goes nowhere (literally, it has an abrupt 10 second long cliff hanger ending half way through the final level), you get the idea.
The cover part reminded me of Call of Juarez. I just started playing it last night but the shootouts seem so boring with every single NPC ducked behind cover waiting for you to pop out. And I think they even respawn if you don't advance but I'm not sure on that one. For some reason it really took me out of the game which is weird because IRL people would surely be ducking behind cover but eh..idk made it seem so boring. Like shooting at ducks. The art direction and style is nice though.
Call of Juarez really isn't a game you should play like that. Whip out those dual revolvers and shotgun and go crazy. --- -FREEZE! -I'm a robot, not your refrigerator.Marvin