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Review: Gunman Clive
At a Glance
|This game is recommended!
While there are many great games out there, this is one manages to be good fun and stay fairly true to Christian moral values.
If you're looking to add a new game to your collection, consider this one!
|ESRB Rating:||NR - Not Rated|
|Review Published On:||September 23rd, 2020|
Your progress is saved* whenever you complete a level. There are also three save slots* to choose between, allowing you to have several games going at the same time.
The most there is to worry about in this game is some mild violence, as the characters do shoot each other. When the bad guys are shot, they simply fall over and disappear in a cloud of smoke.
In fact, this entire game feels like something a child dreamed up on a warm summer's night. The story began realistically enough, but as the story progresses, its grip on reality starts to fall apart. It all began when outlaws kidnapped Mayor Johnson's daughter and the heroic Gunman Clive headed out to rescue her. Initially, he was fighting bandits in a western town. Then he was following them through the old mines, a desert expanse, and even a woodland fortress. By the end of the story, Clive's fought cyborgs and transforming locomotives, and even traveled into space to fight giant robot bandits on the moon.
It's the sort of story that makes sense while you're dreaming it, but not after you've had your breakfast and had time to think about it. Also, like a dream, this game is remarkably short. The entire thing can be completed in about thirty minutes. This does keep prevent the game from being stretched too thin or stuffed full of filler, but it also leaves you somewhat unsatisfied, as it's over too quickly.
As it is, Clive's first outing is definitely something fans of platform shooters and old-school* games will enjoy. It's also a good game for the kids, as the slower gameplay doesn't require fancy skills and there's nothing terribly offensive to be found during this adventure.
Points of Interest
The "normal" way to play this game is to select the titular Gunman Clive, but you can also choose to play as Miss Johnson. If you do select Miss Johnson, then it's Clive who gets kidnapped. But, Miss Johnson can't fire her gun while walking, nor can she run particularly well. She can however hover when she jumps, which can allow her to find new areas or dodge obstacles that can cause trouble for Clive.
There is also a hidden joke character who becomes available once you've completed the game as either Clive or Miss Johnson. This third character is unable to use a weapon at all, forcing you to work your way through the game without harming anybody.
Concerns and Issues
On a side note, while it's not stated anywhere, it's entirely possible that the "bandits" are just humanoid robots too. After all, the second boss* is a cyborg, and after that, you only fight robotic enemies.