Red Dead Redemption frees Take-Two from the Grand Theft Auto curse (interview)

Venture Beat: For many years, Grand Theft Auto has been a huge boon for Take-Two Interactive, selling tens of millions of copies and generating billions in revenue. But the company has always struggled to make itself profitable in the off years when it wasn’t shipping a new GTA game. It’s been a bit like a curse, although other game companies would love to have this problem. But with the successful launch of the Wild West open world game Red Dead Redemption (made by the company’s Rockstar Games division), Take-Two is finally riding high.

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SupaGamer2798d ago

People love to use the word "curse" as an excuse. Kinda like the way the Red Sox used to.


6 years! its a beautiful beautiful game though!

Mista T2798d ago (Edited 2798d ago )

I disagree, the game is nothing but locking on to people and shooting, quite boring. any game with auto aim like that I dislike. except GTA vice city and san andreas, those 2 were great and my only exceptions.

Killjoy30002798d ago

What a horrible reason to skip out on such a great game, especially when you can easily change the targeting mode to expert mode which has no auto-aim.

Red-Dead-Roar2798d ago

i never noticed any auto aim. i did turn it off at the beginning though.... facepalm.

Close_Second2798d ago

...sux. No option to search for local games so it ends up being an unplayable lag fest most of the time.

RXL2798d ago

isn't that the point of most games?

or games of that category?..

if you break any game down it gets redundent..

all Mario is, is jumping

all Metroid is, is Shooting and jumping

all Uncharted 2 is shooting and running

all Halo 3 was Halo wait..

Cajun Chicken2798d ago

Yeah but Red Dead Redemption seems to be GTA San Andreas without all the fun bits. Huge space, nothing remotely exciting to do.

R2D22798d ago

I loved RDR and was amazed on how big the map was on one DVD. My only gripe was how empty the world was.

GodsHand2798d ago

Was the wild west any different in the history books you read?

Seem pretty spot on for the time era, to me.

ReservoirDog3162798d ago

I'd have to disagree with that Cajun (though I didn't press disagree). I was much more entertained with RDR than I was with any GTA.

Though I still like GTA IV more.

ColossusReaver2798d ago

San andreas is still the best open world game out there in my opinion, it's kind of annoying how GTA4 turned out especially because in comparison to San Andreas there was a fraction of the stuff to do in the game and there was also a fraction of the overall fun. And even weirder is that the storytelling seems to have taken a big hit. San Andreas was compelling, original and interesting the whole way through, whereas almost everything after the first third of the game in GTA 4 and RDR gets boring and it's really hard to care about what's going on until the very end...which tends to be great, but 1/2 to 2/3 of both games are repetitive crap (except for one or two missions like the bank robbery in GTA4 and last couple missions in Mexico for RDR) that I couldn't give less of a shit about and I just want to speed through to get to the interesting parts. What happened R*?!

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militant072798d ago

but RDR was sooooooooooooooo boring for me
I stopped playing after 2 quests, Ill get back to it later.

hankmoody2798d ago

I just finished the main quest about fifteen minutes ago and I have to go on record as saying it was a very satisfying adventure all the way through. The voice acting was spot on and the attention and detail in every aspect of the game made this one a winner and one of the best games I've ever had the pleasure of playing through.

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