I finished Neversoft's GUN last night. This game is a western third- and
first-person shooter sort of in the vein of Grand Theft Auto, but with a
much more shallow world. It probably would have taken longer if I had
focused more on the side quests (marshal missions, wanted posters, pony
express). As it was, the side quests just weren't all that interesting. I
was honestly surprised at how decent the main storyline was. Mature,
without being too over the top, mostly reasonable reactions from the
The gameplay on the other hand was only okay; controls just felt wrong.
Too much mouse acceleration made quick turns uncontrollably fast. The
general game interface was, in my opinion, a prime example of how
concurrent development on PC and console negatively affects the PC
version. Menu fonts were jarringly large, as if designed for the lower
resolution of a television. Too many sub-menus for what should be straight
Graphics were mostly good. I did notice some issues with models at farther
distances, such as feet and accessories not synced with the animations.
Plus, distant character and animal models had overly simplified animation
sequences which just plain looked bad, sometimes moving without animating
at all. I'm not sure if this had anything to do with my graphics settings.
A decent game, not quite the western GTA-style sandbox some hoped it would