into The sunset
What makes a great western game?
A frontier that feels wild, dangerous and untamed and can inspire awe with its beauty as we explore it.
The western is tied with ennio Morricone’s film scores. A few western games have done a great job of emulating that sound.
‘Cliche’ is much maligned, but if we’re playing a western, we want to see those cowboy hats and hear those spurs jangle with each footstep.
Chases on horseback, robberies, train heists, shootouts and all the other famous scenes we know from movies are replicated in videogames.
A good shooting system and a cool slo-mo quick-draw mechanic as seen in Call Of Juarez and Red Dead Redemption goes a long way.