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Not about Lucy
By Harry Slater 31 December 2013
The Lawless | Developer:
The Innocent Devils | Publisher:
The Innocent Devils | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Shooter | Players:
1 | Version:
The Lawless is a game about moseying into town and slaughtering people before they get the chance to throw jam in your eyes. It tries to do for quick-draw Wild West shooting what Infinity Blade did for faux-medieval epic sword slashing.
And it sort of works. It's an FPS you control with just one finger, tapping on the varmints you want to shoot down, the guns you want to pick up, and the doors you want to kick open. Everything happens at a rapid trot, but it's over in a flash and linear to the point of parody.
The things it does well it does very well, but in the end there are too many shortcomings, and not enough game, for a wholehearted recommendation.
An interesting attempt at a touchscreen FPS, The Lawless is too short and too linear for its own good