" It just sucks any possibility of fun right out. "
Title: Mad Dog McCree by Digital Leisure
Format: Shooter for DVD Players
Reviewing Monkey: Simi N.
The Hype: Real motion picture action! Use your remote to aim and fire and kill Mad Dog McCree and his henchmen for kidnapping the Mayor and his Daughter!
What This Monkey Thought...
Graphics: Well, I must admit that the graphics in the game are really good being that it composed almost entirely of actual video. The picture is really clear and fluid. The cursors that you use during the game are pretty lame though, with very little added effort they could have been made much cooler. 3 out of 5.
Sound: The sound as well is done very well; the guns sound like guns and the footsteps in the dirt, or on the boarded sidewalks really add to the feel of the game. Overall really good foley work. The music on the other hand is just too cheesy to be believed. It's the kind of stuff that turns people away from low budget westerns. Also a lot of the lines are recorded almost too low to be audible as if the mike operator just wasn't having a good day. 2 out of 5.
Playability: Like most of the titles being released by Digital Leisure these days, and there are far too many, the control was tossed out the window in order to make the game easy to produce and sell. Especially with this game where you have a light gun in the arcade version, in this version you use the direction arrows on the DVD remote to move the cursor over the bad guys and press enter to fire. It just sucks any possibility of fun right out of the game and leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth. 1 out of 5.
Multiplayer and Replayability: Tain't no multiplayer fool!
Story/Dramatics: Well, as it often goes with these laser disc games, the story is hackneyed and the acting is just terrible. The only good thing about the acting, in fact, is that it is so terrible as to be unbelievably funny. You will find yourself in hysterics after several characters deliver their lines, but then the next character will say something so freakin' lame that the laughter will die on your lips. 2 out of 5.
|This game would have some nostalgic value if the controls were anything like the original. But, as it is, the game just falls flat on its face as something that just shouldn't have happened this way.|
The Good: Good picture quality and sound effects.
The Bad: The game play is as terrible as the story and acting.
The Overall Ugly: Please just stop releasing these old games at least until you can find a way to make the controls tolerable!
What it's Worth: Maybe $3.00 to $5.00 bucks if you're hard up for a good laugh.