Dreaming of becoming a puppeteer in todayís wintry economic climate?
Well Craig Schwartz, have we got a gig for you!
Yep, The Gunstringer lets you exorcise your
marionette-wrangling fantasies... with no strings attached (SLAP!).
From the utter fucking nutcases at Twisted Pixel, you control an
undead skeletal cowboy fella questing for combackance over the posse
that done left him in the desert to die Ė three feet under. Itís
presented as an actual puppet show, from campy video audience shots
to stagehands and their massive gajomphing fists that intervene
occasionally to help. Or, usually, hinder.
Itís essentially on-rails shooterishness, but has more variety than
John Wayne had white hats. Thereís third-person-ness, Donkey Kong-inspired
bits, chasms to jump, horses to ride, paddle steamers to steer,
stuff to punch and, vitally for a shooter, shit to shoot Ė and weíre
talking some wonderful-world-of-weird shit, too.
From traversing Dry Hump Canyon to deadenating Wavy Tube Men and
witnessing the kinda loviní folks just shouldnít speak of, The
Gunstringer regularly induces giggles. Itís narrated-as-you-go
all Bastion-like, but works
better due to genre-authenticity. Well, thatís what we be reckoniní.
Itís our new fave Kinect toy, and works marvellously. Hoick Bonesy
around with your left hand, and use your right one like a pretend
pistol after selecting your target(s) with a wave. BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!
BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!
How much would you expect to pay? Donít answer! You also get around
2,000,000 kilobytes of downloadable Mad Dog McCree-inspired,
ham-acted sci-fi/western shooty nuttiness, free! Made with no budget
kings Troma, itís full motion all the way and a cack a minute.
But wait, thereís more! You also get a download code for natty
produce-slasher Fruit Ninja
Kinect. All this for a ker-ay-zee lowball price Ė we nabbed
ours for A$28!
Got Kinect? Grab this, do justice. Toodle-oo, yíall.