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You’ll play a variety of characters from the film ranging from Nice Guy Eddie through to Mr Blue and everyone in between. But before you go off thinking this will be a bloodbath, that’s not the point of the game. As in the film, it’s perfectly possible to pull of the heist without shooting anyone using a mix of intimidation and fear. You cab grab hostages and subdue them, using them as a human shield to stop the cops from shooting… and then you can grab a cop, subdue him and then use him as an even more effective shield as the police will automatically not shoot once you have one of their own as a hostage.
Of course, the film’s plot needs to be adhered to, so you will find yourself in situations in the film regardless of how you play. For example, whilst making your escape with Mr Orange, he will get gutshot when you try to hijack a car. The race is then on to evade the cops and get back to the warehouse before Mr Orange dies. Each crash causes Mr Orange to lose more blood and if you’re not careful, he’ll be dead before you make it back.
Reservoir Dogs is given authentic touches all the way through with the use of dialogue and text on the loading screens to remind you of key moments in the film. So you just know that there’s going to be strong language and violence peppered throughout the game and there’s certainly plenty of that. For me, being a fan of the film, this is no bad thing but those not aware of this 15 year old classic might be a bit shocked.
That said, this is one game we’re looking forward to as we now get a chance to be a Reservoir Dog in-game… which is better than walking in slow motion every time a crowd of us gets together wearing suits… Aww come on… you mean to tell me you haven’t done that?