Submitted by Emilio_Estevez 821d ago | opinion piece

How Red Dead Redemption 2 Could Reinvent the Old West


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. (Next-Gen, Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games)

cynosure  +   821d ago
RDR was a great game but like a lot of rockstar games far too easy
easy?? did you collect all the flowers?? those were a paaaaain in the ass
cynosure  +   821d 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
ginsunuva  +   821d 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.
Red Dead Revolution
raWfodog  +   821d 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...
KeiserSosay4788  +   821d ago
How about having a PC version this time, Rockstar?
NYC_Gamer  +   821d ago
Had to be some die hard that hit the disagree
KeiserSosay4788  +   821d 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.
GamingManiac  +   821d ago
can only imagine how beautiful RDR would look on PC....
Rainstorm81  +   821d ago
RDR reinvented the Old west genre
denawayne  +   821d 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.
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aawells07  +   821d 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.

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