10,000 Bullets Review
Enter the world of Crow and Judas, two professional
hit men who handle all the "dirty work" for the Tonio Family, a powerful
crime syndicate based in Rome, Italy. Having lost his mother at a young
age, the aimless Crow was taken in by Papa Tonio and was raised to serve
the syndicate as one of its members. For his entire life, Crow had only
one goal in mind, to avenge his mother's death.
Unbeknown to Crow, he
also possessed a secret power, the power of "Gunslinger" that allowed
him to foresee the future. With his powers and determination for
revenge, Crow matured to became the finest hit man in town. Though
understandably a loner, Crow eventually found himself a friend in Judas,
a fugitive from France who taught Crow the finer arts of the gun.
Grab your guns, wits and valour as it's
time control some of the deadliest gunslingers mankind has ever seen in
this action-shooter adventure that is a mixture of the Matrix meets the
Wild Wild West. Undoubtable a "B" grade PS2 game, this title has enough
raw grunt in graphics and gameplay to give the (pun intended) the big
guns a run for there money.
Control four deadly "Gunslingers" that include
Crow, Alice, Dragon and Boris
Enhance your senses, feel the "Bullet time",
freeze time and master all the special techniques of the
Each Gunslinger has its own ability path fully
customizable an upgrade
Furious full-action-shooting-adventure through an
impressive sets of scenarios
10,000 Bullets is a strange game that brings forth a
variety of different genres into one entertaining and highly cheesy
game. Gamers get to control four characters, each with different special
abilities and weapons. The game itself is a third person view that has
the gamer completing a variety of quests in order to progress the title.
Using whatever weapons are available and also martial arts, the player
also has access to "bullet time" as made famous by the Matrix that
enhances the gameplay of this addictive title.
As you progress through the game, you soon
become to master your skills by performing a variety of different combo
attacks and critical shots that assist in replenishing your gun gauge
that is then used for bullet time. Fortunately you don't have to rely on
your guns all the time as your characters have super-human strength that
enable to take on the best of the best.
Graphically, 10,000 Bullets is a little
dated but does have some highly detailed characters with a variety of
texture details for that extra realism. Match that with a wide gamut of
special effects from bullet time, lighting and Hollywood style
explosions and you have one kick ass game. As with the graphics, the
audio of this title matches the genre perfectly with its heavy
soundtrack and realistic sound effects that go hand in hand with the
game. Unfortunately both aspects of this game is a little dated when
compared to some of the new titles out on the market at the moment.
In conclusion, Taito have managed to put the
"old school" back into the gaming world with 10,000 Bullets that
contains a very clichéd storyline, addictive gameplay and just good damn
fun but many gamers will be put off from the graphics and unfortunately
the title steals way too much from the Matrix series... not that that is
a bad thing... Maybe worth a rent before a buy!