Monday, January 18, 2010

Newest and Greatest

There are a lot of great games coming out soon. Games like Halo Reach, Dark Void, Star Wars the Force Unleashed 2, and UFC Undisputed 2010, but what I want to talk about right now is Red Dead Redemption, a set in the old west where the only type of justice is justice served with a bullet. Since Red Dead Redemption is the sequel to Red Dead Revolver, which came out in 2004, Rockstar Games has made a lot of improvements since then on the title, in my opinion. 

The two games are similar in the aspect of, you dont really have to finish your mission right away. It has the same playing style of Grand Theft Auto 4, which i think is the best type of gameplay. If the main story line of Red Dead Redemption has not surfaced yet but some of the key features have. One of the main features is very similar to that of Grand Theft Auto, the ability to do side missions while still doing a main mission, which makes sense because Rockstar makes both titles. I think that is the best way to make games these days. Sometimes the main missions are crazy hard, and you need a little break without having to start all over again.

Rockstar has released some of the features besides the side missions. In this Red Dead title the player has his own horse unlike the first one where you could just take whatever horse you wanted as needed. The significance of this is that you can train your horse to be loyal to you. They gave an example of how the character was riding in the desert and a person came up to them asking for help. As soon as they got off of their horse, the man started to laugh and tried to ride off with the characters horse. Since the horse was loyal, all the character had to do was whistle and the horse bucked the bandit off and trotted back to the character.

The best feature of all is, the decisions that you make in the game changes the way the direction of the game goes, and what people think of you. You can either do good deeds by helping people out for money, or you can be a criminal and rob banks and things like that. This games has all of the makings to be incredible, and i cant wait to buy it.


  1. I was under the impression that you had already played it before your wrote this, Chris. Is that not the case? If not, then where are you getting this information about the game from?

    I never played Red Dead Revolver, although I did want to when it came out, as I really like games Rockstar makes. My favorite is The Warriors, but that is no doubt in part influenced by my lifelong love of the movie.

    What happened to the font for the last paragraph?

  2. Chris, I defiantly have to agree with you on this game. I’ve heard people back in my home town from facebook talking about this game. I didn’t really get to play the first one, but from the description you just gave it really makes me want to play Red Dead Redemption. I really enjoy games like this one where you can do side missions, because like you said it allows you to take a break from the, none stop main action of a game.

    I also like the whole ability to manage your own horse, for the best horses are the ones you raise yourself. Because, they’ll always know what you want and how you want them to act.

  3. I heard about this coming out soon and honestly can’t wait either. I love the Grand Theft Auto games and a GTA-Western style game sounds amazing. It reminds me of the game Gun with the horses and old western setting but hopefully it ends up being better! I never played the first one but plan on picking up Red Dead Redemption when it comes out. Rockstar has produced great games recently with their side mission features and the good deed, bad deed aspect sounds awesome, hopefully it makes the game more dynamic! I’m looking forward for this game to be released.