So for starters, I have NOT played the co-op or multiplayer, in fact, from what I played of the singleplayer I think it would be majorly improved by playing with 2 other people rather than horrible AI partners. The driving sections in particular, as well as the sequences where you're seperated (though few and far between) would be pretty epic playing with friends.
Now that that's out of the way, let's start with the cons.
Very dull, repetitive gameplay for the most part, in fact, you know how most people rag on call of duty for being 6 hours long? I kind of wish this game was done by 4 hours, but for whatever reason I powered through. The full time for one playthrough (on hard) for me was about 12 hours.
Low rez textures ect, only good looking texture in the game is really the bull revolver (from my point of view) though this is from like 2010 so mabye I'm just nitpicking
Seriously, I didn't think uplay was a thing back then, only bought it because I thought it didn't require uplay
Really common scripting bugs, from having the ai chars just not move (when you literally can't play the game without them moving to you meaning you have to restart the checkpoint) to scripted sequences where you're forced to literally slow down to a crawl, put your gun away, and sit infront of your cell phone screen for 30 seconds (often in the middle of a ***ing gunfight) "NOT NOW DADDY I'm SHOOTING BAD GUYS!"
Really unlikeable chars, I mean the only likeable main char was the sherrif I guess, and all the other chars are just really shallow (as in badly written, not just bad people), the story was awful, or at least awfuly portraied. I think they were trying to fit together some kind of tv show thing where each level would be an eppisode, and had breaks from fighting to do other things (like harrass strippers, yes that's a pro). Also, at least the ending I got was pretty terrible, though there's really about 2 endings.
And I mean seriously, are these blood goggles? "Don't do drug violence kids, you'll have to wear blood goggles for 10 seconds till you heal!"http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=273988393
The gunplay is kind of awful most of the time, but with that in mind, it's also fairly decent sometimes, it seems to be contextual. It might be better if you're not the only one shooting *stares at ai who are shooting at a brick wall*.
Ok, now for the pros.
There's a suprising ammount of vairety in guns, though not in the right ways unfortunately. There're 2 snipers (one you get halfway through the game, the other you get at the end), and yet there's like 12 standard pistols and 5 revolvers, the pistols seeming to be the main focus on gameplay.
Durring the 12 hours I played this game, I may have had a mental break. Between boredom and frustration, and who knows what else, I actually got nostalgic for the 2nd worst part of the black ops 2 campaign... Yes, that awful horse. Or at least for me it was awful. I spent an hour and a half on that mission, that was supposed to take at most 30 mins, trying to deal with how broken that horse was (at launch). I was actually getting nostalgia pangs for that part of black ops 2, I'm not sure if this is a pro for the game, but it's a pro for black ops 2 at least. That horse section was less borring than this game.http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=108100465
9:08 PM - Fritzpud: So yes, call of jurez: the cartel, was so bad that I became nostalgic for that hour and a half of my life, that's how bad i t was
9:10 PM - aPurplePanda: thats like a -1
9:10 PM - aPurplePanda: on a 1-10 scale
With all this in consideration I'd give this game... A 6/10, only purchase it on a sale, it would be pretty fun with 2 other people, if you could convince them to buy it / play it with you, otherwise the single player is majorly boring, and I doubt anyone's on the multiplayer.
But one more crucial piece of information is required.http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=274005956
I have feet! 10/10!