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« on: May 21, 2010, 03:33:07 PM »

I love this game.

Some random statements about my playthrough so far:

I shot someone off their horse, and their dead body got caught in the reins and was dragged around for a good bit.

I was walking around town, and this dude went batshit crazy out of nowhere and started stabbing a prostitute, so I shot him in the neck and then in the face... and then I shot the guy next to me who was pulling out his gun just because.

I've made countless people dive out of the way because my horse doesn't have brakes.

I hate herding cattle and horses, and I hate horsebreaking... but I do like shooting varmints!

Anyone else have it?
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 05:46:28 PM »

As I told Kenzan, I'm quite behind on the sandbox scene and currently playing Saint's Row 2 religiously.  RDR will have to wait a few months after I'm done spraying down buildings with sewage, abusing the rag-doll physics for insurance fraud, and committing police brutality on rogue ninjas and pirates duking it out in the streets (apparently, the game even has a story!).  My only concern for RDR can be summed up by a quote from an episode of Clock Suckers: "Yeah, I'm alright.  These old timey bullets are kind of pussified.  It's like I got hit by a Milk Dud."  As one used to shooting my hookers from an attack chopper with a rocket launcher, will a Winchester and a horse be equally satisfying?  Hmm.  Only a GameFly rental will tell me for sure.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 07:58:57 PM »

I don't think I'm going to get it, at least not until I can find it cheap.  I really want a good Western FPS/RPG, but I don't have any faith in Rock Star. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 01:59:59 PM »

I'm with Dr. Detroit on this one.  I'm half expecting Grand Theft Cattle with this one.  Hopefully it's not that bad.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010, 06:49:11 AM »

I bought Red Dead Redemption this weekend.  I've only gone through the intro so far.  I'll probably get into it more when I finish FFXIII.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2010, 10:54:06 AM »

I'd say it's worth a shot, especially if you like sandbox games and/or Westerns.  It's definitely better than Grand Theft Auto.  Getting attacked by a mountain lion out of nowhere and fighting for survival is pretty intense.

The game also eschews the health meter in favor of the Uncharted-style stamina, and you can kill someone with a headshot, something lacking in the GTA games, where someone can get shot 17 times and still come back to kill you.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 02:03:16 PM »

Red Dead Thread Resurrected! Boom!

I bought this earlier than I planned and I love it.  This game took everything I either didn't like or got quickly bored with in GTA--the missions aren't completely & unreasonably impossible (so far, anyway, I think I'm about 50% through), moving from point A to point B isn't a chore, there isn't the constant feeling that you should just be unleashing hell on the NPCs, the controls make sense (for the most part, the horse controls are dumb), and the main character is actually really interesting.  It's far from perfect- there is a lot of room for improvement, even if it's supposed to be a sandbox game and anything goes.

That said, I hope Rock Star goes ahead with more games in the Red Dead series and moves away from the GTA cash cow, although I know that isn't likely since GTA is bordering on entering, if it hasn't already, the "license to print money" realm of games alongside Mario, Zelda, Madden and Halo.  I still stand by my original point--I think this is an exception to Rock Star's rule, and I definitely hope that some other studio (like my baby daddy Bioware) pick up and run with a genre that has been surprisingly neglected.

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