- The presentation side of the game is something that I liked quite a lot and that was mainly because they captured the western atmosphere really well.
- There are a number of characters for you to play and they all have their own unique look and it’s also fun creating your own character.
- The gameplay can be fun at times especially when played with a friend. It is however best played in short bursts and thankfully the controls hold up well.
- There isn’t enough content for you to sink your teeth into and the content that is here unfortunately gets repetetive quite quickly.
- Unfortunately the game isn’t challenging when played in single player and the game can be completed really quickly without too many problems.
- Whilst the gameplay is fun in short bursts if you play for longer you start to realise that there just isn’t enough to keep you satisfied and the lack of variety is evident.
- The bots in the game all pretty much play the same way without much variation which in turn lowered the fun factor.
All in all button sequence games aren’t my most favourite games in the whole wide world and that’s mainly down to the lack of innovation they often suffer with. Western Press unfortunately makes this same mistake and whilst it can be fun at times there just isn’t enough to keep you satisfied and you end up becoming bored quite quickly. In order to keep a game like this relevant you have to have a decent amount of content and unfortunately Western Press just doesn’t have enough content for you to sink your teeth into. This is a shame because the gameplay can be really fun at times and I especially found this to be the case when playing with friends because each game was different in a way. Playing against the bots doesn’t have the same effect though because each bot pretty much plays the same way and this can make things become a bit of a chore. Another problem that’s evident when playing the game in single player is its lack of challenge. I was near enough able to complete the challenges in almost my first try and the only trouble I had was the last level but it still only took me a few goes to complete that level as well. Without a doubt my favourite thing about the game were the characters that were present. Each character has its own unique side to them and if you’re not satisfied with the characters that are already present then you can always create your own unique character which is a nice touch. This amount of variety when it comes to the character design is nice because there really isn’t much variety anywhere else and this in my opinion is the game’s biggest problem. I think if the game had more variety then it would definitely give the game some more replayabilty and it would have kept things a bit more fresh for a little longer. One of my favourite things about the game was definitely the presentation side of the game. Visually the game has a good look to it and they’ve done a good job of radiating a western theme throughout, and that’s also the case when it comes to the sound design as well. At the end of the day Western Press isn’t particularly a bad game it’s just not a very fun game most of the time and nothing much really stands out. The game does have a few good ideas but these are quickly forgotten because the lack of content and lack of variety become evident almost immediately and the little bit of fun factor it does have quickly drifts away which means I can’t fully recommend this game to you.
I rate Western Press 5.5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Publisher: Surprise Attack Games
Release Date (Xbox One): March 23, 2018