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Episode one of Scripted Gamer digs into the latest trend in Western gaming. Even Fred and Bob, our theatrical reviewers, found a happy helping of gun slinging to be had here.So Tell me, Do You feel lucky PUPPET!
Confused? Listen to the Scripted Gamer Pilot episode to meet our reviewers and hear how it all started that fateful day.
Scene: Bob and Fred are sat on a sofa with two Xbox 360 controllers.
Fred: Welcome to another edition of scripted gamer.
Bob: (sings theme tune to the good the bad and the ugly)
Fred: What are you doing
Fred: Oh good grief, Really Bob
Bob: Are you talking to me pardner
Fred: Well yes who else would I be talking to, youíre the only other person here
Bob: It was one of them rhetrioical questions
Bob: Thems fighting words mister
Fred: How is rhetorical a fighting word
Bob: oh you said it again this leaves me no choice, prepare to meet your maker
Fred: Will you cut it out
Bob: bang, bang bang.
Bob: You are so dead right now
Fred: Well clearly Iím not
Bob: Well you totally would be if you was in the gunstringer
Fred: a tenuous link at best but one Iíll take, todays game is the Kinect shooter the gunstringer
Bob: Itís Brill
Fred: Now normally me and Bob are usually sceptical of kinect games as we find more often than not they are a bit...buggy
Bob: As in they dont do what theyíre meant to do, or they do but only just
Fred: The gunstringer however is a unique concept
Bob:Bob: You control an undead puppet
Bob: Itís not a girl Fred, itís a puppet
Fred: thatís not what..oh never mind, so whilst your left hand controls the...... puppets movement the right controls your gun
Bob: And you shoot pretty much everything
Fred: thereís a primitive cover shoot system but itís still unique for Kinect
Bob: The story is a classic revenge tale
Fred: except that you seem to be performing the tale to a live theatre audience
Bob: yeah that was a bit weird....but fun
Fred: Yes weird but fun, I cant imagine how you find it easy to relate to that
Bob: even though I dont really get what you just said, something inside me knows it was a dig about me
Fred: I have no idea what youíre talking about
Bob: HMMMM, well basically folks we rate this game, itís not for hardcore gamers but it is a lot of fun
Fred: and weird
Bob: definitely weird
Fred: Just like you, weíve been the scripted gamers
With so many different perspectives it can be hard to know where to start - a little like walking into a crowded pub. Sorry about that.
But so far we've not found a way to streamline our review output - there's basically too much of it. So, rather than dilute things for newcomers we have decided to live with the hubbub while helping new readers find the columnists they will enjoy.
Our columnists each focus on a particular perspective and fall into one of the following types of gamers: