Examining the ending of Red Dead Redemption beyond its sheer shock factor and feeling not entirely satisfied.
I thought the ending was great.
you rode the horse back and the music started playing. Perfect ending right there.
The ending left me questioning why I even bothered playing this game for so long, and Jack's voice was extremely irritating. Undead Nightmare is better than RDR.
RDR had a great ending. Well it had like four epic cinematic endings throughout the game. But after the ending the game could keep going on and then you could do the 'real' ending after the regular ending. RDR felt like ti never ended and was one of the most reqwarding experience this gen.
Exactly! That ending was epic. Especially since you could keep playing as Marston's son.
One of the best this gen. Screw this flamebait.
It wasn't flamebait. It was his feelings about the ending of the game that he called Game of the Year. Did any one of you even read the article? Ugh of course not. -.- Whatever. Good read. I do agree with a lot of his points. I think maybe having two different endings depending on how 'good' or 'bad' you are might have been a good idea. :E I dunno. lol maybe it wouldn't. All-in-all i really liked Red Dead, and it's ending. And to the certain N4G idiots read the title without even clicking the article, please, just stop commenting. >.<
I dont think the ending suited a game. Maybe for a film yea but not a game. I played as john throughout I dont see why I should play his son, If there is a sequel Im not going to buy it, because I want to play John
The ending was pretty damn awesome although it wasn't very epic IMO the Marshall never had a fighting chance and the revenge was alittle underwhelming still one of the best open world games alot better that GTA4 BTW
and 10minutes later the guy is dead i wanted like real hunting for that SOB and all i got was his wife telling me where he was and he didn't put up any fight but i do understand the ending i just hope somehow in the 3rd game we can still play as him RS always make new characters for every sequel so i think we have seen the last of john
I thought the ending was mediocre. Then again, I never play a Rockstar game for the story.
Horrible ending. John's son was so meh.
Well rockstar gave u a choice how u wanted to end the game going home and not doing the home missions just chilling, or Do the full-game ending doing home missions + finalizing it all i like just not doing home missions after coming back from nekoti rock.
John finaly got his redemption...
Ending was whack, game was shallow.
Must not read anything! Almost at the end of the game!
Someone dies in the end
Finished the game today...fuck
it ended as it should most people are too stupid to appreciate the poetic ending.
I agree there are enough "epic endings" in the industry, this was a strong and appropriate end for one of the best game this gen'
it ended like everyone thought it would...I think... I had it seen coming for ages...but hoped I really could live with my family
It ended as they wanted to end it. Nothing wrong with that, I think it could have gone either way. This one made more an impact and the side missions with the mysterious man kinda foreshadowed the ending a bit. The writer did not get the ending he wanted and decided to complain a bit(with very well put points though). Its his right but not everything must be happy, "good guy" ending. A good example for me is the movie "Law Abiding Citizen" I was interested for most of the movie up to about the last half hour when things went south. It was as if someone took an axe to the real script and changed the last part to suit some fairytale standard, sometimes happy endings ruin shows/games, its the ending that fits that you need.
Yea Jamie Foxx was an asshole the entire movie yet he "wins" at the end because he's the so called good guy? Sometimes there are gray areas and sometimes the good guy loses. "Because here in this world the bad guys can win" - Benedict (Last action hero)
I thought it was fantastic, *spoiler* the sense of dread that washed over me as I rode my horse back to the place of his murder was very real. I was genuinely bummed about that... you just don't care about characters like that in games anymore, besides mass effect.
I cant remember a game where what happened HAPPENED....not spoiling it for anyone but it was something I did not see coming until it came.
It was a great ending... suspenseful, unpredictable (sort of) and wrapped up the game nicely. *Spoiler* (again, sort of) I just hope that Jack isn't the main character in the next Read Dead Game, he was kind of annoying.
it took me 4 goes to kill Marshall in the shootout !!!
I thought it was brilliant as well. At least Rockstar did something different. I was sad there was not enough Bonnie interaction by the end of the game though, seeing she was the first character you interacted more first-hand.
Ending was great. I loved how it said fuck you to the standard 3 part story arch that has become so boring. Why not put a long peaceful lull towards the end? Not every song has to build to a climax.
Ending would of been better if you could of actually had a chance to kill them all. I was like uhhh ohh theres 20 of these guys right outside my barn and My dead eye is full to the max. Im gonna murder all these foools!!! headshots marked!! goo!!
I was really expecting Abby to get Killed and he would settle down with Bonnie. I wish there was two endings, one Happy and one Sad at least then if they decided to make a sequel they could have John back if they wanted. If the next one has Jack as the main character....No buy from me
I think the ending is one of the best in this generation.That said,I agree with Robsonmonkey that they should have included two endings.Also,Jack is nothing compared to John....and it sucks that you're stuck with him after the ending.I hardly did any side-missions while playing through storyline missions,and then to complete side-missions with Jack was just irritating.
i really liked the ending,it gave gravitas to the john marston legacey. havent played undead knightmare waiting for a game of the year version with all the download content in it.
I thought the ending was fantastic (and completely predictable). I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with westerns and in particularly the 1960's anti-hero (think Easy Rider, Cool Hand Luke), but John HAD to die. John Marston was a page right out of that era of movies playbook. Further, if you did the I know You quests, you would know that the man is the devil. Westerns tend to foreshadow like this alot. Now granted, I wish the last quest was a little more involved than it was in trying to locate the marshall, but meh, I'm glad it ended with a duel and the screen going red. (I would have been furious if I didn't have a chance to kill that marshall...that bastard needed to be at end of my revolver)
The ending sucked, plan and simple. What made the ending as horrible as it was to me at least, was the way Marston got blown away like Murphy in Robocop. Murphy had no place to go and no place to run, he couldn't fight back, his death makes sense. John Marston's did not. John Marston had a barn, and by the door he walked out of there was a ladder. In my inventory I had dynamite and molitov cocktails, and a whole bunch of ammo. Me, I wanted to have Marston climb the ladder, throw out all the dynamite and cocktails I had, and blow as many gov. agents away as I could until Marston died, won, or simply ran out of ammo. What happened instead? He walks out the barn like a dummy, taking complete control away from the player, and is then gunned down like trash. That is why the ending sucked, they robbed the player of his free will at the last second.
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