Big Games’ cartoony take on Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs has received an official release date of May 18th. You’ll be able to pick up a digital copy of the game from the Steam store on that date. To accompany the news about the release date, the publishers sent out a new cinematic trailer to give gamers an idea of what to expect from the top-down shooter, and a lot of gamers just weren’t having it.
The cinematic trailer for Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days clocks in at just over a minute, featuring a re-imagined look at the playable villains from the movie. You can check it out below.
Big Star Games’ trailer didn’t go down too well with the audience, though.
So what was the deal?
Well even though the trailer did little more than showcase the group of robbers go into a back, shoot some guards, get shot and rewind time to retry the event with (hopefully) better results, it wasn’t enough to convince gamers that this is something worth spending money on.
According to the general feedback, the biggest issue isn’t that it’s a top-down shooter or that it’s a bank heist game… the biggest issue is that people feel as if it’s a waste of the Reservoir Dogs license on a game like this.
You can’t blame them.
The last Reservoir Dogs title from a decade ago was published by Eidos for the PS2. It wasn’t a masterpiece, but it did introduce some interesting AI mechanics, specifically giving players a lot of control over AI interaction, and allowing players to choose to kill or let certain people live. It was a strangely addictive game with quite a bit of replayability despite the levels being linear and the gunplay being mediocre.
In this case, however, gamers just aren’t convinced right now that this arcade-style, top-down shooter is a game that deserves to be attached to a brand that was very story-heavy. A few people suggested that this should have been a game made by Telltale Games.
Anyway, Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days is due for release on May 18th. You can learn more about the missions and gameplay by visiting the Steam store page.