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Mad Dog McCree (Windows)

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Written by  :  Spartan_234 (422)
Written on  :  May 03, 2006
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

FMV video means nothing when a game is this bad.

The Good

The full-motion video, I guess. But that's about it.

The Bad

Mad Dog McCree was already an awful game in the arcades, but this PC version is truly the cream of the FMV crap crop, mostly thanks to the terrible conversion from the arcades to the PC. Since there is no lightgun, like in the arcade version, you have to "click" on the bad guys to kill them. Couple that with wimpy sound effects, and you simply don't get the sensation that you're firing a weapon in this game. And even if you do have a lightgun hooked up to your PC, the aiming is so terrible that it hits random spots on the screen no matter where you aim it.

Unsatisfying action aside, the game manages to put you to sleep even more by providing almost zero challenge whatsoever, even when you play on the hardest skill settings. The acting is absolutely awful, with the bad guys reacting in an ultra-exaggerated fashion when you shoot them. The video is of low quality even for 1990 standards. And, to top it all off, the game features absolutely no variety in gameplay mechanics, environments, and bad guys. Jeez, can it get any worse?

The Bottom Line

It's really hard to believe that this garbage was made by the same people who made Dragon's Lair. If you spend your quarters (or $10 for the PC version) on it, don't blame me.