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PSBeyond - Review: Red Dead Redemption: Too good for its own good?

Rockstar overdoes with the open world element in an otherwise amazing game.

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T9X692760d ago

RDR is simply the best open world game for consoles right now. Rockstar has a lot of work ahead of them if they want to top RDR.

LastDance2760d ago

you die if you fall into a few feet of water....it automatically is NOT the best open-world game purely because of that (let alone other terrible design choices).

ReservoirDog3162760d ago

Yeah like T9X69 said, you really don't have much of a reason to swim. I'm not saying it's right but it's not like Vice City where a wrong turn can send you straight into the water ending the game. I'm roughly halfway through and only one mission has been near water. So it isn't exactly a negative.

It is a very very good game though. So far not quite as good as GTA IV (see bio) but it's still really good.

cb4g2760d ago

You're right about the annoying inability to swim, though it doesn't ruin the awesome experience.

@T9X69 and ReservoirDog316 - You're right, there isn't much reason to swim, but I would've still liked the option. I mean, there's not much reason to hogtie some poor NPC, drop him/her onto the train tracks and watch for the train to pass, but it's still fun to do.

SOAD2760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

It's pretty realistic. Everyone knows cowboys cannot swim. /s.

FarEastOrient2760d ago

Can one swim with those boots and spurs on?

T9X692760d ago

There's one lake and a giant river that separates Mexico from the USA which is pretty small in width and goes absolutely know where. Why in the hell would you want to swim? The rest of the water in the game is chest high and can be walked through. You have miles of deserts, plains, and forest to explore and your complaining about swimming? Jesus, what's next? People mad you cant fly planes in RDR? Give me a break, gamers these days bitch about everything.

cb4g2760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

I think it would be fun to swim down the rapids near Tall Trees. Or, maybe escape a Bounty Hunter by taking a leap of faith off a cliff into the river, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid style. That's the point of open world games - you're free to do what you want.

Don't get me wrong, I friggin love this game, on my second play through now, but it would have been nice to have the option to swim.

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knight6262760d ago

i wont say is the best open world game i think the best is still san andreas but RDR is getting close to GTA:SA

despair2760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

yea i really loved that san andreas had proper city areas and miles of country road...the variety and feel is still hard to beat.

quantumriian2760d ago

God this article is awful. Is this guy 16? He writes like it. You'd think this guy never played an open world game before. Hey, M. J. Elepano of PSBeyond.com pick up a Grand Theft Auto sometime, there have to be about a dozen now. And who is the audience? People who have never played games? God this article is so boring it makes Red Dead Redemption look bad. I had more fun spell checking this post than I did reading that pile of shite, holy crap! Its so freaking bad. I'm gonna go play Red Dead.

deadman1212760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

Okay well remember son; never ever start a sentence with 'and' after a full stop. Also before you say that is not a spelling error; 'gonna' is your major downfall.

Stop criticizing how others write, if you don't like it don't read it and go get a job writing articles.

Idiots on N4G thinking this is a spelling bee.

quantumriian2760d ago

Your idea of grammar has very little to do with spelling. AND I wasn't criticizing his spelling but rather how the article was written and who it was possibly intended for given how it was written. AND speaking in a casual dialect isn't necessarily open to your criticism. I'm GONNA go play Red Dead again, you go read Strunk & White or the Chicago Manual or wherever you read how English is supposed to be said/written. Dumb.

ReservoirDog3162760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

Ask yourself this, who cares?

Not meaning to be rude or anything but really, does it actually matter enough to go off like you did?

It's a serious question.

KwietStorm2760d ago

I been gaming for over 20 years, and I've never felt more exhausted than this generation, but it isn't because I'm tired of the games, it's because of all this other crap. If it isn't fanboy wars or analysts who don't know when to shut up, it's "journalism" going out of it's way to pick out the bad rather than the good, just for the sake of doing it. The internet is the best and worst invention in the last 50 years.

KwietStorm2760d ago

I been gaming for over 20 years, and I've never felt more exhausted than this generation, but it isn't because I'm tired of the games, it's because of all this other crap. If it isn't fanboy wars or analysts who don't know when to shut up, it's "journalism" going out of it's way to pick out the bad rather than the good, or even over-analyze just for the sake of doing it. The internet is the best and worst invention in the last 50 years.

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