DESPERADOS III

The hit PC se­ries is head­ing to PS4

PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) - - CONTEST - What se­ries de­serve a comeback? Let us know at opm@fu­turenet.com.

If you were to pick a de­vel­oper to re­vive the PC’s rootin’ tootin’ real-time tac­tics se­ries Desperados, a kind of bounty hunter Hit­man, Mim­imi would be at the top of the list. Last year it brought Shadow Tac­tics: Blades Of The Shogun to PS4 (which we gave 8/10 in OPM#140), prov­ing you could do slick top-down strat­egy on con­sole.

Here’s a peek at one of the lev­els, set in your typ­i­cal Wild West fron­tier town (an­other we’ve seen is a Louisiana swamp). At first glance it’s a tac­tics sim like any other, but zoom and the world is rich with de­tail. It’s a game where you’ve got to think, but ev­ery­thing is clearly com­mu­ni­cated (out­laws’ vi­sion cones, the amount of noise your shot­gun will make, where you’re hid­den) giv­ing you ev­ery­thing you need to ap­proach these open-ended, com­plex hits.

These two women are hav­ing a lit­tle chat that’ll point you to­wards a dis­creet kill method. One of sev­eral tar­gets to kill, she’s taken over the brothel, and won’t take kindly to you in­trud­ing. Civil­ian zones let you ex­plore and gather in­tel with­out arous­ing the sus­pi­cions of the lo­cals.

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