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Red Dead Redemption: it just hasn’t grabbed me

Play-mag says: "Hard as it may be to believe, Red Dead Redemption hasn't taken over my life as I expected it to. But why? Is there something wrong with me?"

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xYLeinen2597d ago

I don't get critics and whiners.

It seems greater the game, greater the dissatisfaction.

Bobbykotickrulesz2597d ago (Edited 2597d ago )

Actually, the game hasn't "grabbed" me either.

Not that there's anything wrong with the game. Honestly, I just don't like games like GTA anymore. They take out detail and depth and replace it with a big world with ultimately lifeless characters roaming it.

Information Minister2597d ago

Yeah I was disappointed at RDR as well. It's a good game, but it feels too much like previous Rockstar titles. After a while you just can't shake that "been there, done that" feeling.

There's nothing wrong with the people that didn't enjoy RDR that much, even if they're a minority. People are allowed to have different preferences in movies, music, cars, even in women. Why not games?

Brewski0072597d ago

I love RDR but it hasnt hooked me either. I played it loads and loads , maybe too much when i first got it. Then I took a break from it. . and have since not been able to go back to it. Its like its not THAT addictive , more of a spectacle than a great game. Im still glad i bought it but i really dont think it deserved scores as high when it didnt take into account the longetivity of the game.

Wikkid6662597d ago

Great game, but the open sandbox world game thing just doesn't do it for me. For me I start playing and end up doing everything except the story. Which is fun, but.... it just ends up being long tedious. I guess I'm just ol' school because I enjoy liner games.

himdeel2597d ago (Edited 2597d ago )

...but you know that feeling you get when you get a new game and you HAVE to complete it so you play everyday until the game is finished? Well I have yet to get that feeling with RDR. I enjoy playing and it's engaging when I am playing but there is a lot of nothing but plenty to see if that makes any sense. Likewise I totally agree Major Jack and this statements is very well articulated...

"They take out detail and depth and replace it with a big world with ultimately lifeless characters roaming it."

va_bank2596d ago

I agree with every reply in this thread. I don't know what I was expecting and I thought the game was awesome - for the first 3 hours. I also couldn't get over being distracted by the technical issues in the game. I stopped playing it when Peace Walker came out and instead of going back to RDR I went back to GTA:TLAD & BOGT

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JsonHenry2596d ago

Me either. I played it for less than a week then gave it away.

talltony2596d ago

No matter how much I tried I just could not get into the story and holding x and listenning to some crap i dnt care about got really old. Personally it is the most overrated game i have ever played.

darren_poolies2597d ago (Edited 2597d ago )

What? Seriously?

Actually when I think about it, some big-name games haven't grabbed me either such as Bioshock and Fallout 3.

himdeel2597d ago

...but KNOW I waited to late to play them. By the time I got around to them I enjoyed them but wasn't very impressed :(

darren_poolies2596d ago

Yeah, were kinda in the same boat. :)

gillri2597d ago

I loved it at the start, then went through a long period where i thought it was a bit pedestrian, maybe its the GTA style structure, you go here something goes wrong and then you shoot aload of people

but I loved the ending I thought it was so awesome

kneon2597d ago (Edited 2597d ago )

I thought the ending was stupid.

The rest of the game was good but not great. Far too repetitive and too many glitches. I did get to 100% completion but only because I hate not finishing. I will definitely not be trying for the platinum, I'm done with this game, I've had enough.

blodulv2597d ago

Yeah, I'm very close the %100 mark and I still can't seem to pick it back up and continue. After the ending I was done.

talltony2596d ago (Edited 2596d ago )

even force myself to get 100% in the story and I platinum almost every game i get. Not my kind of game at all.

DontShoot-Me-Bro2597d ago

Single player was good, but multiplayer...i played for about a week, and then got bored.

RIPSKATEDESTROY2597d ago

is it just me or did the ending with john's son end too quick?

jetlian2597d ago

way to quick all you did was travel to the otherside of the map