Video Game: 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
Get Rich or Die Tryin', taken to literal extremes.50 Cent: Blood On The Sand
is a third person shoot em up featuring rapper 50 Cent As Himself
as the main character. Though technically a sequel to the not well received 50 Cent: Bulletproof
, this game managed to get average critical acclaim... and a ton of So Bad, It's Good
The majority of said value is related to the game's High Concept
plot: The game begins with 50 Cent and the G-Unit finishing a concert in an unnamed, war-torn Middle Eastern country
, only for the promoter to claim he can't pay the promised $10 million fee due to an alleged robbery. After 50 Cent points a gun to the promoter's head
, the latter offers 50 a priceless diamond encrusted skull
as collateral while he tries to recover the money. 50 accepts only for the skull to be stolen as soon as he walks out the door by a paramilitary group connected to a local warlord. The rest of the game involves 50 and a selected G-Unit partner slaughtering their way through the Middle East to recover the skull.
Yes, that's the plot.
The game itself is a fairly linear third person shooter with a Gears of War
-esque cover mechanic. However, the game also has a points-based mechanic similar to that of The Club
(no relation to 50's song In Da Club
) in which you gain points by fulfilling special timed objectives given to you in several points (usually involving killing specific enemies, or killing them in a specific way) or by killing enemies regularly though you can increase the score by... swearing at them. Via the dedicated swear button
. Said points are then able to be used in the game's shop where you can buy and upgrade weapons... as well as swears.
Yeah, you can see why this game is better regarded than its predecessor.
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