STANDING THE TEST OF TIME
Ilove seeing classics endure. I also love when a beloved game makes a comeback. After years of quiet, not even the death of Spellbound Entertainment can hold down the return of the Desperados series.
The original game from 18 years ago was popularised by its top-down stealth/tactics set in the backdrop of the American spaghetti westerns.
Any concern I had of a new developer on the task was brief, with Mimimi Productions taking on the project.
After the hugely successful Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Mimimi is perfect for the job given that this was in many ways a spiritual successor to the traditional gameplay of Desperados.
While excited, I’m also not surprised to find that game developers are looking to the past for what was great in gaming.
Sometimes a winning formula stands the test of time, much in the same way this year’s Spider-Man game should be thankful for Arkham City.
Next year’s Desperados 3 puts you back in the shoes of bounty hunter John Cooper, forming a new team of cowboys to sneak through another adventure in the Wild West.
Better technology allows for larger, more detailed areas.
Each level is set in large open maps where your progression must be puzzled out through stealth and skills unique to each member of John’s gang.
This isn’t the type of game where you can charge in kicking and screaming.
From what we’ve been shown so far, the classic feel remains for a new generation.
has made a comeback.