Analoghype: "The games focus on former outlaw, John Marston and his adventures across the American frontier. At first glance many hyped it up to be a wild west version of Grand Theft Auto. Lets see if Red Dead Redemption is worth the hype."
Bring on the disagrees.. but NO this game is not worth it to me.. Boring as hell.. It goes up there as only 2 games I regretted to buy.. GTA4 and this one... Oddly enough they are made by the same dev and played exactly the same... Once again the funnest time I had was free roam with friends.. but that is old already.. Trading it in and getting Mod nation
you didnt give us a reason
Id say its a good direction for Rockstar to go in. I have never really seen a game nail down the wild west setting like RDR has. There is great voice acting and shooting physics are pretty convincing. All the little mini games are a nice touch as well. Things like this should be done more often. We dont have time machines so games like this make me feel like im looking back in time.
Definitely worth the hype. I only wish games like Fable took note of this game. This is probably the best game I've played this generation hands down.
TRADING RDR FOR MOD NATION IS ONE OF THE SADDEST THINGS YOU COULD DO.
Why does it sound of an implying about modnation being not good enough to deserve such trading...I found it more ententarning than RDR after finishing with it,...so what do you say now
It just wasn't the same feeling as San Andreas or well.. ANy GTA i've played. Even the top down ones provided decent entertainment. Saints Row 2 was great fun, and I feel like its what GTA should have been. I've totally been on the fence about this one, Rockstar fooled us all once with GTA4. So I was hoping for more of the sandbox world options, but it is sounded pretty repetitive, which is a killer for a GTA title. Its the same divide as before it looks like. I'd be interested in hearing from someone who absolutely knows GTA4 is complete garbage, and see what their opinion is of RDR. Can't stand the "ZOMG EPIC" crowd that thinks all things rockstar is gold.
I hated GTA4, and I can assure you RDR is well worth the hype. Especially the multiplayer, which I thought was gonna be tacked on like GTA4s but is actually real fun. Bet on it.
IMHO GTA4 was really disappointing. Going on "dates" with your friends just to keep them happy was REALLY irritating. Fortunately, Red Dead Redemption is NOTHING like GTA4. The side quests alone, like hunting animals or going after wanted criminals, are a blast(especially if you turn off auto-aim). There's plenty to do. There's even a trophy for hogtying a woman, laying her on some train tracks, and watching her get run over by a train. The game itself feels like GTA:SA with bits of Mercenaries, and Fallout 3 mixed in. It does suffer from glitches. And sometimes those glitches are so bad that you will fail missions due to some odd occurrences like enemies hiding in the geometry, or cows spontaneously dying. But said glitches are few and far between. Despite the glitches, I believe that RDR's many pros outweigh it's few cons. Try the game out. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Greywulf: "Saints Row 2 was great fun, and I feel like its what GTA should have been." So you mean GTA IV should have had awful physics, an awful story, low presentation values, a bland, lifeless city, pathetic dialogue and voice acting, archaic driving physics, and mediocre multiplayer modes? Because that's all stuff that SR2 had and fortunately GTA IV did not. GTA IV is the highest rated game of this generation for a reason. It is a masterpiece and a true work of art. There is more attention to detail put into one block of Liberty City than there is in entire other games.
That's pretty much how I feel. I watched some gameplay and it looks exactly like GTA 4. Probably not worth the hype. Red Dead REVOLVER was a kickass game, though - I think I'm going to go pick that up again.
RDR>GTA4 Saints row gameplay/fun factor> gta4's After the missions are finished there is literally nothing to do in gta4. Not to mention a lot of the missions are boring aside from the bank mission. Saints row on the other hand had VARIETY. Gta4 and R* games have great presentation variety needed to be addressed as in other things besides main missions. Lets face it why make an open world and only have interesting main missions? It might as well have been a corridor game. Which was rectified in RDR Also other GTA games are better and offer variety as well.
Saints Row is ugly and it has a ridiculously bad story, but the big difference between it and GTA 4 is that Saints Row gives you stuff to do. You can talk about art while you wash your car or send e-mail in GTA, but really, flying a plane into a skyscraper and parachuting out at the last second, only to land on a moving car shaped like a hamburger, then doing handstands on top of it is just more fun.
GTAIV haters be damned! GTAIV stole 2008 from me- it was totally freakin' awesome!
I've only played single player and am 15 hours in with the missions in blackwater. i had the oppossite reaction and this is after hating gta4 and saying it was overhyped, heres why. Things occur with or without you in a more in your face manner. People have shootouts, get held up, stabbed, stolen from. You can just leave it or intervene how you see fit. Running through a side story is character driven in a more running into the person fasion. People have big shootouts in certain areas waiting for you to lend a hand. Maybe there should be more but at least its fun. If you try to do everything that comes your way you'll easy have more than enough to do. Be a bounty hunter break and horses. Hunting and gathering alone is a game in itself. I know there are portions where your riding for long periods of time. But the singleplayer is for people who can play for long periods of time. Not for people who want to cram everything all in one try. The scenery/game is beutiful, which if you took the time to change the camera angle once in a while on said long horseriding trips you could enjoy it. Finally i want to address all dificulty complaints: turn off the auto assist use the dead/eye sparingly or not at all(need based). Turn up sensitivity a little. And stop using all those power up items (even at peril of death i dont.) then come back and say the game is easy. The developer gave you all these options to make the game difficult on your own, i say use them. If you dont then you dont have the right to complain. Glitches: they are there ive had 2 glitches, one where i died because my character flew up in the air and another where it would freeze because your supposed to not shoot the guy but it let me. Making me replay a very long mission. Was i annoyed? sure, but i love the game in spite of it. Finally is this game overhyped maybe a little but not gta4 overhyped this is a great game with real variety and real things to do. No dating sim/sex sim instead we got people to save kill and real old west feel and mostly explorable buildings. And lots of collecting games which can take lots of time and arent just cheap thrills. Redemption in my book redeems R* in my eyes Edit: i forgot to mention the well written dialogue, interesting characters and well presented cinematics of the missions. I've posted something simliar in another article, i'm just annoyed at all the complaints. To me its not gta4 redux, R* addressed the boring feeling you have of nothing to do after the main story is finished. I already have so much stuff to do after the single player i'll probably double my playtime when everything is said and done.
I think you said it best, especially about the random stuff that happens. people didn't really appriciate that about GTA4. all the stuff going on in the world around you because for some reason you didn't seem to see it happen that often. RD has all this stuff going on as well, but you become a lot more aware of it and it seems to have a greater impact on you as well. I am of the camp of gamers that actually enjoyed gt a4. I still think GTA4 was very very different to any other gta game and I didn't like a lot of the stuff they took out.. but as a next gen title compared to other sandbox titles I still think it was head and sholders above the rest and I really don't think GTA4 deserved the amount of hating it got. having said all that I think RDR is very different. It's the same formula at it's basics, but it feels very different. the best bit is they managed to make all the side missions fun and not a drag like GTA4. I said this somewhere else, and I will say it, my only problem with the game is the controls when your on horse back. If feels strange having to steer a horse by doing a 360 on the spot. I think AC2 had better horse controls. apart from that though, I am loving the game, every min of it. In my book it's worth all the hype, and deserves all the success it's getting.
Getting mod too.
Actually I Find trading a game I (meaning Myself Not you or anyone else) do not like and find a complete waste of time and get no enjoyment whatsoever from it.. A great idea especially since I (once again meaning myself and not you or anyone else) Like and played the demo of ModNation More than RDR..
I completely agree with you although I rarely like open world games because of most of the quests be too similar, repetitive gameplay, crappier stories, ect and I dislike western themed stuff. I dislike most open world games, I guess... GTA4 RDR Prototype Crackdown Oblivion (Was decent once you fixed everything with tonnes of mods) Fable 1/2 (Semi-Open World) Assassin's Creed 1/2 Fallout Saint's Row 1/2 Mafia Just Cause 1/2 But there are a few that I did enjoy like Crysis Infamous Morrowind Metroid Prime 1/2/3 Zelda Dues Ex Mass Effect 1/2
You know, I love RDR so far. I'm actually addicted to it. And that rarely happens with me. But honestly, I can see how people like you can get bored with it because it's slow paced. I love the things like how you're naturally walking and have to press a button to run. I love the story, atmosphere, gameplay. Everything. But the slow pace that I love (granted I think it's much* faster than GTA IV, which I loved) could bore people. So, oh well I guess. Have fun with modnation racers.
Agree with you Levdog. I thought it will be better then GTA4 but the controls still bad same GTA4. Why can you not change the settings from you're controller? Stupid Rockstar! This will be my last Rockstar game I ever buy.
This game has many flaws in it, but it is still fun to play. Surprisingly all the things I hated about GTA4 are in RDR. This game could have been so much better just by taking a look at other games that have been released since GTA4 and implementing some of the game design elements that could fix a lot of the weak points. Is this game over-hyped? IMHO, yeah. Is this game worth playing and a GotY contender? IMHO, yeah. It's still hard to beat the level of detail and amount of sheer potential one has in an open world game that R* puts into their games. You'll get frustrated a lot with the game, such as having to ride your horse all the way back to a bounty hideout because you didn't know that water resulted in instant death (why??) when you run through some chasing down the last guy, the bounty, to take him back alive. Why not just have it auto-start from a point outside of their hideout?
and you are STILL bashing it...wth should anybody listen to you?
I just finished it, and talk about beating a dead horse. I was dying for it to end just so I could be done with it. Too long, too boring. Very pretty but an 8 at best. I hate to say it, but I can't help it. Disappoint of the year.(DOTY)
How many hours did you put in? I am at 21 and only 23% done with the game. Did you just blow thru the story mode? I can spend 4 hours just hunting the damn wolves with my knife. This is not a COD generation style of game. Just like Demon's Souls. You have to like to take your time.
I really like to take my time with this game. I'm really enjoying just wandering around and taking it all in. I think it takes a certain personality to really enjoy this type of game though. I hated GTA4, but I love RDR.
The game ROCKS and I am loving every minute of it....
I'm really enjoying this game. People who have no depth and can't comprehend a good well-written narrative may find this game boring but it appeals strongly to an intellectual gamer like myself. Its a brilliant game imo. Hence the awesome review scores!
Oh yeah?, intellectual gamer playing a game not so intellectual!!!catch them all... and over that calling appealing to the intellectual!!!ok. Take it, the game is good but overhyped, I myself enjoyed god of war 3 more than this one, playing mod-nation for good, but again this game is not bad, but not that WOW.
SephireX you really lost me calling this game appealing to intellectuals lol. Sure it looks like a great game(don't own it yet..but soon) but from rockstar history and pattern of games intellectual is not what they do. Doesn't make it bad just doesn't make sense in your statement.
Well being a PC gamer I wouldn't know since this game isn't available on the PC yet for some reason we still keep getting these RDR news posts in the PC channel. Oh and for those gong "PC gamers will get it later" that may or may not be true but the official line is "no PC version planned". So until it is announced on the PC I think it is only proper that the PC channel should be RDR free.
They said pretty much the same thing regarding GTA IV.
no they didn't, whenever someone asked them about GTA 4 on the PC they would say "we do not comment on unannounced titles". Not ONCE did they ever say "we have no plans for a PC version of GTA 4".
Haven't played it, but would love to. Too many games with very little money.
The game rocks.
This game is worth the full price, if and only if you have friends to play with. I played this game alone for a few days and didn't enjoy too much of it until i started rolling with friends in a posse then the game opened up to me. It can get addicting.
From everything I've seen, it's GTA in the west and I know how that usually ends up so I'll wait till the price goes down to half. Afterall, it got a half-ass PS3 port so that's what price I will pay.
perhaps you should try playing it before claiming its a half assed port. 360 version looks better, but this isnt a bayonetta case here. The game rocks on both consoles
Yeah there wsnt really much hype. There was barely any news on this game till it was near realease for that sub hd BS. But yeah this game has a great atmosphere to it. They nailed a wild west setting down pretty well and the shooting mechanics are really fun. Some fanboys just expect a freaking diamond in their game case whenever they buy it and they are bound to be disappointed every time with such standards.
not true this game had crazy hype in the lead up. Sure not Halo hype but still quite a bit. Its not about diamonds its about the reviewers saying this game is the best out there,its almost universally praised. Many persons, myself included, buy games partly based on reviews read and when a game gets 9s and 10s across the board you expect something beyond the norm and exceptional. Thats why most are disappointed with the final product.
well I think thats where you just have to accept that reviews are opinions and they are not always going to match yours. for example in my book the reviews were dead right and I totally agree with their call on this, reviews have given mario galexy great scores and personally I think is pure trash, I would crazy if I was locked in a room with that game for 5min. Red Dead only really started getting hype this year before it's relase, what I find funny was it was orignally meant to be released Oct last year and got pushed back, no sorry, it was meant to be sept last year and Max Payne 3 was meant to be oct. In the run up to it's release befor it got pushed back hardly anyone was saying anything about it. Anyway, to each his own. it's a bit of a strange one. I see people who didn't like gta4 at all loving Red Dead and also people who didn't like gta4 hating it because it they see it as the same.
red dead had almost zero hype. It picked up steam sure, but nowhere near GTA4 levels. Who are you referring to when you claim thats why most are disappointed? the minority is always loudest, gamers and critics alike are loving this game. perhaps you shouldn't put too much stock into reviews as you are bound to have different taste than others. Its actually pretty silly imo to go off of reviews.
its just GTA in the wild west,the same boring game,go there, do that ,come back,to spend 10 min or 15 to get from point A to B is boooriing,besides the game is full of bugs and the end is LAME and boring,instead of making it more intense and action orientated they just made it so that i can go to sleep earlier
maybe open world games aren't your thing. but this game has a fully functioning ecosystem and random encounters that make it feel real. i love ur complaints too. OMG i have to traverse the map??!! yeah, there WERE bugs in the multiplayer, but thats been addressed. idk why you didn't think there was any action, maybe you could try uncharted or gears. i can only wonder what you expected from this game.
the one thing this game has going for it is the acting and the horses being good looking but other then that its very repetitive and vary similar to gta, for the graphics department there ok the only thing thats keeping me interested is the story and thats only because the acting is good .
I don't understand... I mean you what do most games have going for them if you take away good acting, good story, good graphics ? I mean god of war was just walk into a room, hack slash, hack slash cutscene... go to the next section, hack slash, hack slash cutscene. what FPS is not repetitive you shoot at dumb AI, watch a bit of the story... shoot more dumb AI watch more of the story. I mean the one thing gta and sandbox box games going for them is that by nature of the open world events happen and occur randomly. you play a game like uncharted and every time you play through the stage it's the same enemies spawning in exactly the same spot every time. you know exactly where the boss is going to be etc, once you have played it once whats the point ever playing it again if you don't like repetitive games ?
this game is amazing, best game of the year
but i can tell you how this thread will go, the xbox gamers and real gamers will say yea it's awesome. the butthurt sony fanboys will say it sucks because they know they got a crappy version to play. yes sony fans i have a crystal ball, especially when it comes to you all, because you all have been just that predictable for over 2 yrs on here. will get this game soon and will love it, on the 360 of course. edit to rabbit- totally disagree with you on that one. final fantasy 13 is a multiplat, and look how the ps3 fanboys act over that ONE. sorry but their fanboyism on that one has been running over on here for quite a while. ps3 fanboys can dish it out, but they can't take it. waits for tomorrow, my bubbles will "disappear" with no repsonses to this comment. they are cowards.
i got it on the PS3 and am currently loving it. this thread is the 1st ive heard of the PS3 version being a port. i defend this game tooth and nail, but i think some people genuinely didn't like it. to say that fanboyisim carries over to multiplatform games is incorrect IMO.
Actually, I'm a Sony fan and love RDR. Cry more, though.
i'm enjoying too, stop being a useless twat and posting flamebait and your bubbles will be fine.
feeding this troll is not recommended
your bubbles will probably disappear because of useless bashing and idiotic generalizations, not because some fanboys can't take it as you say
you are a retard. I have a PS3, and RDR is mine and I love it so suck on that until you *edit* CENSORED * edit*
@snesfangirl.... I am a PS3 supporter and I love the game. But you kids never seem to understand do you? FF13 was better on the PS3, but I and nearly all other PS3 fbs ditched it cause it sucked. We never brought out the mentality that we should love the game since it's better on OUR console. And you seem to have the same mentality of a whiny kid. "the xbox gamers and real gamers will say yea it's awesome" GTFO and enjoy the game. Be a gamer first. People are entitled to have their opinion. I even know some pro 360 guys in this thread who have said they don't like the game, so does that make them a PS3 fanboy? So by your logic, if you hate the game, you directly become a PS3 fanboy??? What crap logic is that.
idnk guys i mean i bought game story is good but not great ..>> also mulytplayer i like it mostly 8 or 4 plaers thats it ...is bit boring and so yeah lost 60 bucks for this game :( .................BUT Modnation Racers going be my number 1 for summer lol
well i agree but after you play uncharted 2 i find every else second best i would go as far to say after you play uncharted 1 everything else is second best (except for uncharted 2) of course in terms of keeping the player engaged in the story . I find games that have a compelling story line but s**** story its hard to keep going .
i think it's fun. there is LOTS to do.......i don't understand anyone saying it's boring. i like the story (so far) and the main characters and voice acting are very good. plus - after i've finished the main story, i'm going to start a new game and just be pure evil and see how that goes! i've found several glitches but only once (froze in the middle of a mission)did it cause a problem. my only big gripe is sometimes you have to ride your horse long distances......but, then there is a good bit happening along the trail - so, it's not THAT bad. overall- it's a fun, solid game. and it's GREAT to be a gunfighter in the old west! up to this point in my first play-thru i'd score it a 8.8 out of 10. (i'd still rate GOW3 higher)
After you have discovered a location then you don't have to ever make a long ride to again. Mark a waypoint, go to save menu then travel to waypoint fast and easy..
Im not a big fan of Grand theft auto because its wat to Repetitive. I like the whole Western Feel but the game to me still felt Repetitive & got boring to me pretty fast. Ended up Trading it to a friend for Alan Wake
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It's a little slow but I love the subject matter. Better than boring urban modern city games. I live in a big city, I have no interest playing a game about one.
Are some of you people not shooting? The guns & the kills are the star of this show! The wigs peel back! You can shoot em in the throat! In the stomach! In the knee! Slap him high 5 with a bullet & it will all react realistically! Shotgun to the chest , cap in thier a$$! I can't believe some of you are not apreciating this nastyness. This game owns all open world games for me because of the science behind blAsting. I've never seen kills this good. Different animations. I just can't imagine what rockstar can do if they work on a bluray & the ps3 only. You can not call yourself a shooter & not like stalking & shooting in red dead redemption. When a game is rated 9-10, it doesn't mean all of you should buy it if you have no idea about the genre. San adreas was great but I know for most of you, you were young & impressionable. The driver & the getaway came out & that's what we wanted in our open world games & more of it. San Andreas was GOOFY FUN for kids not old enough to play it. Ah fck this I'm gonna play right now & take my sweet fckn time with it.
The game rocks. It has great story and theres lots to do. I never doubt R*, they always take time to create a believable world with lots of details.
Ok here goes disagrees....Yeah I do Love GTA4 LOL, before you release the hate let me explain. Quite simple, I Love the Openess, The Vehicle mechanics and the Physics, every kind of Vehicle feels Different so does every weapon. I still play GTA4 just to kill the cops and other people since I did pass it. as for RDR, If It's anything like GTA4, I'll Love it!. ok open up the hate portal!, I'm ready. LOL
dude, you will really love RDR then because it's ten times better than GTA 4. think of it as the vice city of gta 4 in terms of features. vice city is to gta3 as RDR is to gta4.
Awesome, Thanks for the heads up!, I'll for sure get it.
I predict dlc like gta ballad of gay tony but will be red dead broke back mountain chocolate cowboys.