El Diablo’s ‘Merican Adventure is the just the type of DLC you’d expect from Twisted Pixel with the same great feel you get from the main story of the full retail game. This DLC sees the same shooting-gallery theme as in the Wavy Man Chronicles and at only 240 MS Points in the Xbox Marketplace is a real bargain for what you get.
The story loosely links to the mainstream account of the Gunstringer but drifts off to follow El Diablo, the husband of the late Lady of the Dead. As El Diablo you are on a mission to find yourself a new bride as ruling the underworld seems to be quite lonely. In this DLC you shoot your way through an extensive variety of pop-up gallery surroundings constructed on the retail game, accompanied by new sets that include the Barons oil platform and the Madams bedroom and ballroom.
You’ll really need your wits about you in this DLC because the add-on sees the traditional gameplay replaced with a more challenging point-and-shoot mechanic rather than relying on a lock-on system. This means you’ll need sharp reflexes and accuracy to make sure you shoot the correct targets and don’t mistakenly shoot babies in prams or other innocent civilians.
You get to use a variety of weapons to blast your way through El Diablo’s ‘Merican Adventure but it doesn’t really last long with only an additional 4 levels. Added to that negative is the fact the game is unbelievably hard especially with the fact you can’t save levels when you quit, though that for some people who like a real challenge will be a real positive.
Overall this is a great DLC and for the small price of 240 MS Points is definitely worth looking at getting. The story is nice though not as in depth as the full game, and the fact it doesn’t really last that long would put some people off. On the other hand the new system of point-and-shoot is exactly what I thought was missing from the main game and is a great development from the guys at Twisted Pixels.
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