Review by plasma_twa_2

"Fantastic game that is just to short..."

Graphics: 7/10

Graphics in this game are good, not great. The settings and landscapes are all beautiful, and the towns look authentic, but there just not up to par with other games, and considering Gun was released near the end of the Sixth generation of gaming, that's not a good thing. Also, the little things, like blood, ain't very realistic, either.

Story: 9/10

Gun has a great story. You play as Colton White, one minute hunting elk with your pa, Ned, the next travelling the region looking for an ancient city of gold. The characters in this game are all great. The villain, Magruger, is cold and unforgiving, while your father, Ned, is just a man trying to make things right. The only thing that is keeping this game from getting a 10 is that I think it relies to much on plot twists. The story would have been perfect if they took out about 2 of them.

Game Play: 10/10

This game is one of those games you can just pick up and play. Shooting is easy, riding horses has never been better, and killing townsfolk is just plain fun. Of course, little things like being able to use a melee attack on a horse and join clans or something wouldn't have hurt the game play, either.

Sound: 10/10

The music in this game is great. You really think of the old west when you hear it. But the best part of the game is the voice acting. Thomas Jane is believable as Colton White, and Lance Henriksen really captures the badness of Magruger. Kath Soucie is believable as Jenny; she has an exotic sound to her that makes her perfect for the role. Dave Wittenberg, who voices Soapy, captures the intelligent sounding voice of his character. However, the real standout of the voices is Brad Dourif. He, in my opinion, was the best choice for Reed, cause he captures the darkness of the character perfectly.

Game Length: 7/10

The main complaint of the people who play this game is that it's to short. And it really is, depending on if you want to do everything or just complete the game. Completing the game takes only around 5-6 hours, even on Insane difficulty, and if you do the side quests it's still only around a two hour extension. Still, I find a lot of replay value in this game, mainly cause I personally found it very enjoyable. Hopefully if there's ever a Gun 2, Neversoft will make it around 30 hours longer.

Overall: 9/10

Reviewer's Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Originally Posted: 12/02/05

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