Posts Tagged ‘Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days’

Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days barking at May 18th

Top-down heister Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days [official site] will launch on May 18th, says a new trailer. I’m not swayed by its licensed Tarantino cladding — if anything, I find it offputting — but our Adam enjoyed the preview version he played and he’s a sensible lad. I’m curious. Here, see a bit of its time-rewinding tactical action in this trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days is smarter than you’d think

I’m very wary of licensed games. It’s not just that I’ve played a lot of bad tie-ins over the decades, it’s that the license itself often seems to be used as a veil to disguise tired design, or as the only actual hook. Let’s be honest – ‘Reservoir Dogs top-down shooter’ isn’t a tantalising pitch in and of itself, is it?

What a shame it’d be if the license did act as a veil in this case, though, because behind that dubious pitch there’s a much more interesting one: single-player cooperative tactical shooter, with time-mangling mechanic. Much more tantalising.

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