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  Dead to Rights: Retribution Xbox 360 Screenshots  
  DEAD TO RIGHTS: RETRIBUTION XBOX 360 PREVIEW  
  Dead to Rights: Retribution is a third-person shooter set in a fictional urban metropolis overrun by corruptions and mobs. One of the main attractions of Dead to Rights: Retribution is engaging in Focus Mode. It is similar to Max Payne-style bullet-time effect that slows down the combat and let you pick off enemies much faster than normal. As far as the story goes, your mission is to take down a ruthless faction known as the Grant City Anti-Crime Unit, or GAC. The game looks to add its own unique twist on the FPS genre. For one, your partner comes with two fangs and lots of fur instead of a human intellectual. It’s a half-wolf, half-sled dog and it goes by the name Shadow. Your canine companion is a valuable asset, especially against enemies who refuse to leave their guard post. You can use Shadow to sneak up behind a heavily armed soldier. This tactic works great because there is no firing of weapon involved and keeps you in low profile. You use the directional pad controls as to what type of attack Shadow will perform.

The main character of the game is Jack Slate, a proficient assassin whose trail of destructiveness is outweighed only by his “invincible” mentality. Though he moves at an average pace, he is good with his fists as well as guns! In close combat, he can dispatch multiple foes either by grabbing them, hitting them, or permanently taking them out with a gory finisher! He has a list of brutal takedowns as well as the ability to deliver weapon-based finishers. If the situation gets too hot to handle, you can easily snap behind a destructible cover. Eventually, you’ll run out of ammunition; but you can always toss the gun and disarm another opponent for his weapon! Dead to Rights: Retribution’s melee system looks more advanced than any other third-person shooters out there. It employs the ability to guide your punches and kicks a full 360 degrees using the left stick. What’s more is that the controls are very simple. You only press three buttons, which are light attack, heavy attack, and block. The developer points out that health can play a big role in how you stay on your feet. If you are weak and try to finish a fight with a handgun, the enemy can knock it off your hand. The technique works both ways; so it depends on the health. Dead to Rights: Retribution is showing some potential to become a solid shooter for the Xbox 360. You can get it on April 13, 2010.
 
     
     
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