That's right, you read the title correctly. 50 Cent. Blood on the Sand. Catch-All thread. And you still clicked through? Ok, cool.
I really didn't expect this game to be anywhere whatsoever on my gaming radar. However, some positive impressions have started popping up around the internets. The Joystiq review has this, among other things, to say:
Joystiq Review wrote:
The very best games, the pinnacle of any media, really, are those with an ability to teach us something, however slight, about ourselves. This highest of compliments can be paid to 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. For Fiddy has taught me exactly how much I'm willing to forgive if a game has solid controls, great structure and a few really good ideas.
Eurogamer gives it a 7/10, having some good things to say about the gameplay.
The gameplay is described as one part Gears of War style third person shooter with a cover system and one part The Club successive kill combo system. The story, however, is supposed to be pretty bad.
So, if you can ignore the G Unit trappings (which I realize may be enough to turn some people completely off given the way that 50 apparently refers to the game's female character as some variation of a female dog) and turn your brain off enough to endure the crappy story, it sounds like some solid gameplay is there to be found. I get the feeling that this game may be laughing at itself and might just slip into the category of, "So bad that it's good".
There is no competitive multiplayer, but there is co-op.
I'll be keeping an eye out for this once it comes down in price or as a rental.