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Red Dead Redemption

Posted by Strider on Monday, May 17, 2010

Is anybody else really looking forward to playing this game? All of the stellar trailers have had me anticipating RDR for quite a while. Then all the reviews started coming out today, and everyone seems to love it. I can't wait to get my hands on it Tuesday.

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Posted: 4 years 17 weeks ago

I am sort of interested in it. I love open sandbox games, and obviously RockStar is known for the genre with GTA. Not real interested in the Old West setting, though, so that could be a mild downer for me.

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Posted: 4 years 17 weeks ago

At least give it a rent.  I played RDR for several hours last night, and it was pretty damned awesome.  The game is gorgeous (the sunsets!), the characters are already pretty nuanced, the music is pitch perfect, and the random encounters alone are enough for me to recommend this.  And any game than can make herding cattle not boring, let alone make it actually exciting, gets major props from me.

I've already freed someone from a noose by shooting the rope, killed a few outlaws, hogtied a guy to the back of a horse (and got chased across the desert by his buddies), got horsejacked, failed to save a guy from a pack of coyotes, found some treasure, killed some wildlife, broken in a stallion, played horseshoes (actually quite difficult), won at poker, and taken in one of those newfangled "moving pictures" at the local movie house.  And I've barely scratched the surface of the game.

Not sure what you have against the Old West setting (although the game is set in the early 1900s, so it's not that old), but I absolutely love it.  If it's the guns or something, the gunplay is actually really fun.  I've gotten in a few shootouts, and every one has been great fun.  It feels much different than running around with an assault rifle, which I like.

So far RDR seems very polished in every aspect.  I would not be surprised to see it on some GOTY lists at the end of the year.  If you like open world games at all, you should at least give RDR a try.

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Posted: 4 years 17 weeks ago

I know, I know. I read some of the reviews, and they are all glowing. Just for some reason, westerns just don't stroke me. I will probably end up getting it anyway since I don't have anything major to play right now.

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