Rockstar's biggest game of 2010 isn't the next big-city violence simulator. Instead, it's an Old West violence simulator -- there's a big difference. The atmosphere of the Old West, from the saloons and whiskey to the horseback drive-bys, is as rich a setting as anything in the sci-fi, modern-day, or fantasy milieus. Other Western games have come before, but Red Dead Redemption might just be the first game that does justice to the Old West.
Several GameSpy editors are psyched about Red Dead Redemption, including resident humorist and alcohol enthusiast Brian Miggels. What follows is a heavily edited transcript of an electronic conversation he had with GameSpy Editor Gerald Villoria, who recently had the chance to play the game for himself.