Video Game Call Of Juarez Discussion

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01:27:57 PM Sep 14th 2013
Hi folks I need a bit of help with an example(s) from a Special Efforts thread. See InstantDeathBullet Sandbox for more details Links to threads are in the description.

Any help, suggestions, or other info can be posted to The Special Efforts thread

The examples shown here could perhaps be salvaged with more context or used in other tropes.

What game mechanics, if any, make instant death possible with these games? Please be specific. For example weapons, hit locations, critical damage, direct one shot one kill weapons (like the Golden Gun in GoldenEye)

Does an Instant Death Bullet Occur in cut scenes, gameplay, or anywhere else in the game?

  • Averted in Call of Juarez. Near the end, Reverend Ray is shot by Juarez. Other playable character, Billy Candle, beats the hell out of the villain. Seconds later, Juarez manages to get up and make an attempt at backstabbing Billy, while the latter hugs his girl, Molly. Then it turns out Ray wasn't killed with the shot and manages (via the player) to shoot Juarez before the fatal stab. Then he dies and manages to rest in peace.
01:39:39 AM Sep 15th 2013
Hey. Instant Death Bullet is an integral part of all the Showdown at High Noon duels that serve as boss fights in the game (and also in the prequel and sequel): any bullet that connects with a duelist's body anywhere (i.e. even in the leg or arm) kills him instantly, whether it's the Player Character or the boss, even if the same character can take multiple shotgun blasts to the head in normal gameplay. In some rare cases, however, the following cutscene shows the boss survive for a few more moments to talk with his killer before expiring.
06:54:21 PM Dec 24th 2012
I'm not sure what to classify this as, but in Bound In Blood, there's a really well-thought-out gameplay mechanic. Whilst Ray still has his dual-wielding bullet time special, his brother has something less useful but infinitely cooler - you hold down the right trigger on your controller and place your left hand on the right stick, flicking it back to simulate fanning a revolver. It's awesome. Any ideas?
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