Back in September 2008, Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a St. Louis company that provides post-production storage systems, announced Ubisoft Montreal will use SNS’s shared storage solution and software for Ubisoft’s production (Studio). Speaking of Ubisoft, the company just released another video game.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel was recently released on July 19, 2011 in the U.S. for the PS3 and 360 (The game will be released on September 13 for the PC.). CJC was developed by Techland and published by Ubisoft, and it is rated M (Mature) for blood, drug reference, intense violence, partial nudity, sexual violence and strong language.
The genre of CJC is a first-person shooter game. Single-player and multiplayer (online) are the major game modes in the game.
There may not be more establishments in the series and its predecessor is Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood. CJC is the third installment in the Call of Juarez series (the first is called Call of Juarez).
Negatives for CJC include the presentation itself; the story and menus look like amateurs created the game. Like the presentation, the graphics are terrible because they look like PS2/Xbox graphic quality. Once again, another bad part of the game is the voice acting/dialogue. The gameplay is also bad because the campaign is repetitive every time. Multiplayer is not good either. In conclusion, the replay value is small, making this game only worth renting.
The music is outstanding, due to the Western influences that Call of Juarez is all about. The career mode can be played with three different characters, which is always nice. Finally, the gameplay does work correctly, but that’s about it. Metacritic gave it a Metascore of 49 out of 100 for the PS3 and 47 for the 360.
Even though CJC has some upsides, it is still not worth buying, unless you are a huge fan of the first two Call of Juarez games. For those who fit those qualifications, this game is perfect for you and can be purchased here in St. Louis.
At GameStop/EB Games and Sears, CJC is about $60 for the PS3/360 (at Walmart and Amazon.com it is only $55 and at Family Video it is only $58). At Kmart it is $60 for the 360 and sold out for the PS3. It is not available at Target. A pre-owned game from GameStop/EB Games only costs $55 and great deals can be found at Amazon.com.
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Official website: http://callofjuarez.ubi.com/the-cartel/en-GB/home/
Wiki website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Juarez:_The_Cartel
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