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How Red Dead Redemption 2 Could Reinvent the Old West

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In the most classical Cowboys and Indians-kind of ways, the American frontier has been used as the canvas for literature and film since each has had breadth to embrace the era and its infinitely contested lands. But the dust-mottled landscape of violence, thieves, and legends that remain ever so familiar in other media has been implemented surprisingly little in the gaming medium. So when Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar's spur-saddled, 2010 magnum opus hit, it immediately impressed both the gaming press and consumers alike, garnering unanimous high praise and quickly becoming as viable in sales as Rockstar's flagship Grand Theft Auto series. RDR took the industry by storm with a well written, expertly paced, and massively open world. With such a high bar set by the first installment, how can a sequel possibly meet fans' expectations, let alone exceed them? Like the first game so cleverly ingested much of what has been utilized before, much can be gleaned from investigating the genre's storied past in celluloid, on page, and in real life.

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cynosure1569d ago

RDR was a great game but like a lot of rockstar games far too easy

RIPSKATEDESTROY1569d ago

easy?? did you collect all the flowers?? those were a paaaaain in the ass

cynosure1569d ago

True that part is a pain the ass
I guess i mean the overall challenge of the game.All the missions are easy as hell

ginsunuva1569d ago

Badass cowboy whose family is in danger and is wanted by the government stops to collect flowers and do favors for lowlife strangers. Lol. Just like all R* games' protagonists.

And for the 53646340th time, IT'S NOT RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2!!! The series is spiritual successors of RD Revolver.

raWfodog1569d ago

I have to go back and finish the game. I'm somewhere towards the end but I got into some other game and never finished it. Just like GTA IV...

KeiserSosay47881569d ago

How about having a PC version this time, Rockstar?

NYC_Gamer1569d ago

Had to be some die hard that hit the disagree

KeiserSosay47881569d ago

yeah, I try not to worry about it too much anymore. Seems that lately there's some more PC gamers on this site than used to be so that's fine with me. Anyway, I wanted RDR on PC so bad mainly because of the potential of mod support. Mod's for RDR would've been awesome. I just hope that Rockstar, firstly makes a PC version of RDR2, makes a better port than GTA4.

GamingManiac1569d ago

can only imagine how beautiful RDR would look on PC....

Rainstorm811569d ago

RDR reinvented the Old west genre

denawayne1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

It's too bad the gameplay can't be more like Elder Scrolls. Not entirely because there are flaws in that series, too. It's just the whole Rockstar formula for doing missions and fighting bad guys is too arcadey if you ask me. I'd prefer to fight a gang of thugs that consists of 5 bandits that act intelligent than 30 guys bandits that are dumber than my horse.

Hunting needs to be more realistic, also. Shooting a flying bird with a rifle is hardly realisic. Or chasing a deer down with a horse instead of stalking it. Would love to see upland gamebirds, like quail and pheasants, introduced as well.

aawells071569d ago

RDR is one of my favorite games this generation and absolutely cannot wait to here about a new one. There was a rumor a week ago about a possible new one called Red Dead Rebellion i think.