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Reviewed: Mad Dog McCree with Act-Labs PC USB Light Gun
Producer: Digital Leisure, Act-Labs
Required System: PC
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: March 15th, 2003
Page: 1


Nostalgia games come in a variety of forms; some of the hardest to come by these days are the Laserdisc-based line. Dragon's Lair started the trend, and a few companies thought video games featuring captured "acting" would be big, largely because they were graphically amazing when compared to the arcade titles of the 80s and early 90s. Unfortunately, they were often paired with bad acting, and could have some pretty awful control systems since the response of characters to a gunshot or joystick twitch was never instantaneous. That being said, Digital Leisure's done a pretty good job porting most of these old games to various platforms, and if Mad Dog McCree manages to disappoint players it'll be on the merits of the game and not the porting job.

Meanwhile, light guns are another thing that's kind of died out. In the glory days of the NES, everyone had one (it came with the system after all). While in the arcades, games like House of the Dead still use them, PC users have to go hunting and console players are often irked to find out that their games control better with the gamepad than they do with the unofficial guns available. Act-Labs makes a decent light gun, with a couple flaws. 

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Added:  Saturday, March 15, 2003
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
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