Call of Juarez: The Cartel graphics – Should Ubisoft be embarrassed?

We have been keeping you up to date with progress regarding the upcoming Call of Juarez: The Cartel game by way of release date details, the latest trailers and even information involving a possible ban for Mexican gamers, but now we have the first look at multiplayer to show you, but you may want to hold back on the excitement factor.

The new game is being developed by Techland, with Ubisoft overseeing publishing duties in preparation for a release on the Xbox 360 and PS3 first on July 19th, then a PC version of the game will be made available for purchase and download via Steam as well.

Back to the issue at hand though, and after watching Techland’s unveiling of multiplayer gameplay for the first time on video, we have to say that we’re slightly disappointed at what we’re seeing. We’re well aware that previous Call of Juarez titles were not famed for their graphics, but as we enter this stage of a competitive industry as developers try and improve on graphics all the time, you would be forgiven for thinking that graphics for Call of Juarez: The Cartel would at least be up to scratch with competing first person shooters that are already available on the Xbox 360 and PS3 right now – but unfortunately, it isn’t the case here.

Instead we see a game which may be shot down over its poor graphics before Techland even has a chance to win gamers over with its solid gameplay, as if it plays anything like previous Call of Juarez games, we’re pretty confident that the game itself will be excellent, which is a sad state of affairs.

We understand that this may be coming across as very harsh despite the game isn’t even out yet, but if gamers are forking out $60 to play this title, there’s the other side of the argument which demands that gamers should be treated to decent graphics for their relevant console version, not a game which is comparable to Goldeneye on the N64 from a graphical point of view.

Saying that, we hope it does turn out like Goldeneye, as that means we’re in for one hell of a game in terms of actual gameplay, regardless of if the game looks visually impressive or not. We’re interested in hearing what you think about the graphics quality in Call of Juarez: The Cartel and if we should be making a big deal about this or not.

Is this title on your wishlist of games to buy next week when it releases for the Xbox 360 and PS3? Stay tuned for further feedback on the game as it hits shops on Tuesday.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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