Evil West

released on Nov 22, 2022

A dark menace consumes the Old West. In solo or coop, fight with style in visceral, explosive combat against bloodthirsty monstrosities. Eradicate the vampiric hordes with your lightning-fueled gauntlet and become a Wild West Superhero. In visceral, explosive combat, unleash hell with your firearms, lightning-fueled gauntlet and gadgets. Kill bloodthirsty monstrosities in style as a lone hunter or in co-op with a friend. Explore and fight in a narrative-driven campaign while upgrading your weapons and hunting tools. Unlock new perks to evolve your monster-slaying mastery, crafting your own playstyle to defeat the supernatural hordes.

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This game feels like it wants to me DMC but forgets several key features, most importantly, a combo meter, and rewards for keeping said combo. The story is fine but still feels like a cheapish 2000s movie (which has its charm). But the gameplay is just an on-rails fighter without the things that make action games interesting.

Not for me. If you like DMC or something maybe but its not my thing and its so linear it might as well be an on-rails shooter

Evil West pra mim, é um jogo clássico da era do Xbox 360. Personagens brutamontes com frases de efeito, paleta de cores desbotada, gameplay linear e movimentação bruta; E por essas e outras que fazem dele um jogo de ação e porradaria excelente, que puxa desde algo de God Hand até um Devil May Cry.

Meus maiores pontos de crítica aqui seriam a sua história que é enrolada demais, com capítulos bem desnecessários que não levam a história pra frente, o que acaba respingando nos personagens, que recebem pouco com o que trabalhar, não permitindo o jogador criar vinculos muito duradouros com eles. E também os puzzles que são bem aquém do esperado, e até realmente sem necessidade em um jogo como esse. Se a porradaria franca e o combate são o foco, pra quê perder tempo com puzzles bobos e cansativos?

Mas seus pontos negativos não abalam a ação ensandecida que é Evil West, com um combate absoluto e ágil, repleto de artimanhas e até mesmo uma Skill Tree, limitada mas bem funcional, que consegue te deixar animado em toda luta, mesmo com a pouca variedade de inimigos.

TLDR: Ótimo jogo, recomendo pra quem curte porradaria franca em vampiros arrombados.

estoy harto del diseño de niveles omegalineal de pseudoAAA que tienen la mayoría de campañas singleplayer modernos que no son mundos abiertos. habitaciones de enemigos seguidas de secciones de "traversal" que son más cercanos a tocar botones en un cacharro de Fisher-Price que jugar a un videojuego real. tira de la palanca! dale a la A aqui específicamente aquí para saltar! realiza un ¿puzle? de disparar cosas random! eres un bebé muy capaz, serás el primero en las trincheras

haced algo más interesante! billones de dólares gastados en gráficos para que el 90% del nivel acabe siendo atrezzo. What a Waste!

Gráficos bons, história fraca e gameplay...ok. Bom pra passar o tempo e se irritar, apenas.

Writing has never been Wild Hog's strong suit, and Evil West doesn't really change that.

At the very least the writing is more palatable than the Shadow Warrior series, exchanging its nerdy wannabe cool guy for a comparably toxic example of masculinity, but at least he isn't such an annoyingly nerdy incel smartass. Still, with a bit of #NoHomo the moment a man dares to show he cares about another and not enough actual feminism in the portrayal of its only positive female character to convince you that they know how to write female characters, it could be unbearable, and yet they manage to somehow keep it bearable enough to not skip the cutscenes, even if they do add little to the enjoyment of the game, just enough context to string the McGuffin-filled missions together.

It's a good thing the game is otherwise enjoyable - while it begins slow and promising little, it starts becoming increasingly complicated (but never too much) and hence more enjoyable with each new weapon you unlock and with its rather neat upgrade system where most of the upgrades actually feel like they add something new to the game, be it considerable damage or a fun effect (my favourite - grenades spawning electric tornadoes) as opposed to just rising some minor thing by 2% like half of these games that saw upgrade systems are all the rage but don't know how to make them actually interesting.

Playing it on Normal I also found the game to have an optimised sense of difficulty where it always feels like you might not make it, and yet usually do - it keeps the player on their toes, trying to use all the game’s systems to the best effect, without ever becoming frustrating, the few bosses I had to try again once or twice hardly a bother.

Which is good because the game has no problems throwing insane-seeming amounts and combinations of monsters at you, most of the bosses showing up as cannon fodder soon enough, what first seemed impossible soon what you eat for breakfast, even if you have to crunch extra hard to make it.

Which is good because it's so enjoyable to tackle them, and it covers up quite nicely that some of the places you're fighting in have very little to show for themselves, half the finale taking place in a huge empty room right out of a 00’s shooter.

But there are some really nice looking maps as well, and I captured more than a few screenshots of some especially gorgeous-looking moments, even telling my partner to look up from the Switch. The character's movement and action also feels nicely weighty, a far cry from Shadow Warrior, another thing I disliked about that game.

All in all, it's a solid 7 - a game safely skippable by those who have little interest in shooters, but a surprisingly fun time to everybody else thanks to its varied and meaty combat system and adequately challenging opponents. Enjoying westerns also helps. If the writing was any good, I might even love it, but as it is, I just enjoyed it, but hey - that's better than half these fuckers I try.