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Gary Chalk's Gun Dogs (Tin man Games) $1.99 > $0.99

09-09-2014, 09:17 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 3,693
Gary Chalk's Gun Dogs (Tin man Games) $1.99 > $0.99

TA Review 3.5/5 http://toucharcade.com/2013/12/05/ga...-classic-feel/
"Plenty to see, lots of replay value through the many paths you can take, some wonderful illustrations by Gary Chalk, and an intriguing new world, you could do a lot worse in the genre than Gun Dogs. The Fighting Fantasy books on offer from Tin Man Games are probably better, but Gun Dogs has the notable advantage of being completely new, while still maintaining a classic style, and I think that combination has appeal to a lot of fans of gamebooks. I hope we see more books in this world and that they up the stakes appropriately."

148 Review 4/5 http://www.148apps.com/reviews/gary-...n-dogs-review/
"In terms of game mechanics, it’s business as usual here. The familiar Tin Man Games engine works well as always; offering a series of different difficulty levels depending on how the player wants to approach things. There’s still always the choice of cheating and having a virtual finger in the book, allowing one to backtrack if they don’t like the results. Plus there’s the much more challenging difficulty level for those who want to face a few problems. Combat is easily conducted via dice rolls, with further dice rolls required for using the player’s gun. After all, who could be called a Gun Dog without owning such a weapon?

While some adventure gamebook stories falter with a series of ways in which one can fail all too quickly, I didn’t find this to be the case with Gary Chalk’s Gun Dogs. Not that there aren’t numerous ways in which to replay or discover new avenues to explore. It just doesn’t feel quite as stop/start in nature as some can be.

It’s all comfortably familiar here with a few small refinements littering the way. While Gary Chalk’s Gun Dogs doesn’t revolutionize the genre, it’s still a very respectable entry into the adventure gaming field. Experiencing an original tale is the true benefit here and I do hope to see more again."

Last edited by mrbiggles; 09-09-2014 at 09:21 PM.
09-09-2014, 09:58 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,493
Price drop is from $3.99; not $1.99.

Also on similar discount is Spellcaster: Forgotten Spell
09-10-2014, 06:49 AM
Adding to the backlog. Thanks undead cow.
09-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,673
I found the writing in this a bit teen, well not a totally fair description but even with the slight twist on fantasy it came across as being a fairly well worn path and more of a prelude to a franchise. Still, worthwhile grabbing if you're into your gamebooks.