Call of Juarez: The Cartel - Test-Wertungen lassen kein gutes Haar am Western-Shooter
Die ersten Test-Wertungen lassen kein gutes Haar an Call of Juarez: The Cartel. Getestet wurde die Xbox 360-Version von Call of Juarez: The Cartel, die morgen gemeinsam mit der PS3-Fassung in Deutschland erscheint. Videogameszone fasst für euch die internationalen Wertungen zusammen.
Der Western-Shooter Call of Juarez: The Cartel erscheint bereits morgen für PlayStation 3 und Xbox 360. Heute sind die ersten Test-Wertungen bei Metacritic eingetroffen. Das Ergebnis für Call of Juarez: The Cartel ist insgesamt niederschmetternd. Lediglich NewGameNetwork vergibt eine Wertung über 70 Prozent. Bei IGN erreichte Call of Juarez: The Cartel nur eine 4,5 von 10, während Eurogamer eine 6 von 10 für Ubisofts Western-Shooter vergibt. Im Schnitt erreicht Call of Juarez: The Cartel derzeit eine Durchschnittswertung von 51 von 100 Punkten. Videogamer.com übt heftige Kritik am neuen Ubisoft-Shooter. Call of Juarez: The Cartel sei generisch und uninspiriert. IGN meint, der neue Call of Juarez-Ableger habe aufgrund des neuen Settings seinen Charme eingebüßt. Die ersten internationalen Test-Wertungen zu Call of Juarez: The Cartel findet ihr jetzt im Überblick.
NGN - 73 / 100
Call of Juarez: The Cartel may have the best of intentions, and indeed some of the core mechanics are both well implemented and carry on the legacy of the series. Unfortunately, when fans are faced with the poor presentation and an overall lack of polish, the outcome may not be in the game's favor.
Eurogamer - 6 / 10
In the rush to follow the Call of Duty template, there's certainly a hole in the market for an unpretentious, all-guns-blazing fragfest. If The Cartel is too shaggy around the edges to fit that hole precisely, it at least comes close enough to warrant a visit from players eager to give their trigger fingers an old-fashioned workout.
Videogamer - 5 / 10
Call of Juarez is a series that has gained a cult following thanks to offering two neat Western spins on the FPS genre. With The Cartel, developer Techland has delivered one of the most generic, bland and uninspired shooters I've played in a long time, and in turn has potentially sullied the work done on the series in the past. In a month of few new releases, even a half-decent FPS could have done well at retail, but this doesn't deserve any of your attention.
Game-Boyz - 4,8 / 10
At the end of the day the Call of Juarez franchise has taken a giant leap back with its latest installment in the series. Problematic controls, lackluster visuals, grating voice work, and unoriginal gameplay are some of the common themes when I sit back and ponder what went wrong with this game. Not even the occasional boob or f-bomb could save Call of Juarez: The Cartel. Needless to say, Call of Juarez: The Cartel is game you can safely ignore this summer.
IGN - 4,5 / 10
Call of Juarez: The Cartel is a poor change of pace for the franchise. Taking the story into modern times seems to have robbed it of its passion and charm, replacing it with asinine characters and more cuss words than an Al Pacino flick. It's not the worst shooter I've played, but it's got all the problems of a budget title and few redeeming qualities to make it worth recommending.
Attack of the Fanboy - Disliked
Call of Juarez: The Cartel is pretty fun at times, mainly in the online modes. Fortunately the game seems built around these pieces, and depending on your level of sensibilities there's actually alot of fun that can be had with this game. For me, my sensibilities got the best of me and I didn't really enjoy the single player portion. As for multiplayer, while fun, it's full of poor net-coding that could get worked out in the coming weeks, but for now it's just another multiplayer that is too ambitious for its own good. Fun in small doses, yes, but far from a masterpiece. Call of Juarez: The Cartel suffers death by a 1000 papercuts, so many tiny details that could have been worked out and polished up before launch.