For those of you unaware, the game is basically Grand Theft Auto with horses. Set in the wild west you play the role of a bandit-turned-bounty hunter John Marston, the cowboy version of Sabu. Much like Grand Theft Auto, the game is sandbox-style. You can complete main story missions, side quests for nutty strangers, or waste 3 hours hunting cougars and playing Liar's Dice. While I am really enjoying the game a lot, I am surprised it has a rating of 95 on Metacritic (a very neat website that compiles reviews of TV/Movies/Vidja Games etc. from many sources). Admittedly I'm only ~40% through the game so far, but I was expecting a more engrossing storyline. Hopefully as I make my way to Mexico the story will pickup, sort of the opposite of season two of Eastbound & Down...
Bottom line, if you enjoyed GTA, you'll happily burn many hours playing Red Dead Redemption!
|John Marston, the most homicidal, genocidal, suicidal, death-defying cowboy|
|The one and only Sabu, hailing from Bombay Michigan!|