Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
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Red Dead Redemption is an open-world, third-person, action-adventure game set
at the tail end of the American West West era. Action takes place in the first
few years of the twentieth century and revolves around the choices that the
protagonist, former outlaw John Marston, is forced to make due to his blemished
past. The game features a morality system assigning honor and fame points
generated through the player's choices. It also features Wild West themed
mini-games, new targeting and cover systems, extensive horse riding abilities, a
wealth of period specific weapons and more than 40 huntable animals.
Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. A follow up to the 2004 hit Red Dead Revolver, this game tells the story of former outlaw John Marston, taking players on a great adventure across the American frontier.
Red Dead Redemption is a third-person action-adventure game set a fictional open-world American Wild West environment for players to explore. Gameplay area types include frontier towns, rolling prairies teaming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes - each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions. Along the way, players will experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the elements and animals of one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it. In their travels throughout the territories of the gameworld players partake in a morality system built on honor and fame, where they gain or lose points in each area based on their actions. The game features an easy to use cover system, a variety of mounts and period specific weapons including a cattleman revolver, a mauser pistol, a repeater rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, a throwing knife, a lasso and more. Western themed mini-games are also available, including showdowns, gambling, hunting bounties, cattle herding and five finger fillet.
Huge open world - a stunning recreation of early 20th-centuryAmerica
full of vast sun-faded, weather-beaten landscapes and frontier towns
Cross three massive linked areas - The Frontier, Mexico and the Great Plains - on horseback, in stagecoaches, on trains . . .
Hundreds of activities and side missions
Intelligent and realistic world that remembers the player and reacts differently with every action
Intelligent horses to tame and ride
Predators and prey to hunt, including cougars, vultures, snakes and wild bears
Dynamic Events System keeps the world constantly filled with life and choice
Epic gunfights based on a sharpshooter's lightning reflexes
Use Dead-Eye to slow down time and target several points for incredibly tense and exciting action scenes
Weapons include a wide selection of pistols, rifles, shotguns and savage hand-tohand weaponry
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Grand Theft Auto was a huge game, both gameplay and sales wise, but RDR knocks it out of the park. Rockstar never made a world so alive and so fun to roam around. The story is really good and keeps you playing for well over 10 hours. That doesn't include all the side missions available. As with any GTA game, you can get real mileage out of RDR if you're set on seeing everything the game has to offer.
Stuff I liked:
Immersive and brutal world, Good story, Superb voice acting, Cool gameplay mechanics (red eye)
Stuff I disliked:
Missions can be too far apart making you travel for up to 10 minutes with your horse, Various glitches
Red Dead Redemption is proving that even in the middle of a recession, a minor heatwave, and with a shortage of supply for the PS3 version, they can still pull off an attention grabbing launch, generating £10m worth of sales in the first two days.
Read Dead Redemption (RDR) is produced by Rockstar Games, of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) fame, and firmly shows that Rockstar are no one trick pony. Put on top of this the fact that RDR, like GTA is an adult only content game and you can see how great games will generate great sales.