developer: Jutsu Games
publisher: Jutsu Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Rustler is an action adventure game that resembles the first two-dimensional parts of the famous Grand Theft Auto series from Rockstar Games studio - with the difference that it is set in medieval reality (suffice to say that the creators themselves call their work Grand Theft Horse). Jutsu Games, a Warsaw-based company known for its 911 Operator, is responsible for the development and release of this title.
The player takes on the role of a medieval criminal who tries to earn a living in a feudal society and at the same time does not lose his head under an axe. It is worth noting that the game is in fact a parody - we will not find here credibly reproduced medieval realities. However, there is no shortage of humour and references to pop culture.
In Rustler we observe the action from above - from the top-down or isometric perspective (depending on the camera setting at a given moment). Controling our hero, we explore an open world, perform tasks (we accept them from other criminals, as well as from the nobility, merchants or corrupt guards) and commit various crimes - steal horses and money or attack merchants on tracts.
We often have to fight using both distance weapons (bows, crossbows) and white weapons (swords, axes, spears and even... pitchforks). The fighting style requires from the player mainly agility and quick reactions. The production of Jutsu Games also allows you to ride a horse and manage several vehicles (carriages).
We can play Rustler alone or with others. The basis of the game is the single player mode, but the developers also took care of a network multiplayer module, within which we can fight in PvP mode (player vs. player).
Rustler has a pleasant, three-dimensional graphic design. The models of the characters and the environment present themselves decently. Nothing can be accused of animation, either. It is worth noting that the title has a rather characteristic atmosphere, and it is also brutal (e.g. there are animations presenting cutting off limbs), although due to the perspective used, violence is not very suggestive.
Expectations: 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 12 players' votes.