Call of Juarez – The Cartel: From Tex-Mex Western to Narcoterrorism
In keeping with 2011′s fast shaping reputation as “The Year of the FPS”, yet another FPS title has announced that it will be rolling out a sequel. This time, its Call of Juarez’ turn. Originally released by Ubisoft in 2006 as a gunslinger western FPS, Call of Juarez gets a modern facelift. Gone are the high plains drifters riding into town for shoot outs that would thrill Clint Eastwood Western fans. The new Call of Juarez gets its inspiration from the Mexican drug cartels that have been running rampant recently–filling newspaper headlines with news of gang executions, shootouts with Mexican federal police, and massive drug trafficking. The old law man/sherrif of the past has been replaced by a DEA agent going south of the border to crack down on violent narcoterrorists.
Think of it as GTA San Andreas meets The Good, The Bad, The Ugly with a smidgen of Saints Row. The lead character also gets a partner, Special Agent Kimberly Evans, a fresh from the academy neophyte whose in for a quick education on how the rough and tumble world of border antinarcotics enforcement works. This appears to be just another standard FPS game. However, the narcoterrorist and cartel storyline gives it a modern gritty feel.