Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption has been lauded by many as 2010's best game. It's considered a masterpiece, possibly Rockstar's best game. But is it really a great game?
one of those "Uncharted is overrated/Does GOW3 deserve a 10" articles
I think it is. It's a truly excellent title.
no just like GTA4 was not.
was fun at first but online experience lacks and is over all boring. and the campaign is fun until you complete mission after mission doing very similar tasks additionally riding your horse everywhere is not as fun as it would seem
agreed, i got bored with it after 100% completion like all rockstar games
no, it's not. It's boring, repitive, and uninspiring, the good part of the story is the ending the rest is just a drag. IMO it's overrated just like GTA4
I agree about RDR, but I really enjoyed GTA 4 Both were worth the $60, but neither deserved the full praise and hype receievd. R* is awesome and all, but its obviouse with big game releases like this people get paid for some high score reviews
If you find RDR boring, then you are boring. Do you have friends? Because playing with friends is ridiculously fun. It's a shame you didn't play it the right way. The fun way.
I agree 100% with MariusElijah i cant get into the game at all, ill still play it hoping il eventually get into it but as of now its a boring and a pure chore to play
It was a good game, but it doesn't compare to the excellent exclusive games found on either system. I thought it was a bit overrated except the ending. It has too many annoying glitches including random AI friends or their horses walking between you and the enemy. And the free roam objectives can be completed in 2 hours.
The SP was fantastic, MP ...not so much.
Thought it was overrated aswell. EVery mission seemed to be the same, the differance between this and Gta is the you can't really mess around in this. Driving is more fun than horseriding, flying is more fun that horse riding, I liked the shooting but still, it's not enough since that's all you do for most of the game. Every mission is just the same as the last. Go here, shoot people, escape while shooting people.
sorry but I think the mission's were very varied.. and due to the constant reminder of your quest the story was always in your mind, so you didn't forget why you did it... It had a purpose in Gta 4 every mission was 'working for someone , kill him", no recapitulation of your motives...so it was boring as hell...But I did give a very good feeling of being a paperboy...
Don't mistake me for someone who actually likes Gta4 aswell. I hate that for the same reason, im just saying I didn't have fun floating around on a horse or anything and I liked RdR story but I found it extremely repetitive.
well I just found the setting and the purpose of doing what you we're doing more clear than in gtaIV
in cod all you do is shoot people.... in street fighter all you do is hit and kick people....
It's a contender for GOTY right along side StarCraft, Mario Galaxy 2, GOW3 and Mass Effect 2. 1 group of people will whine about this game along with GTAIV because their side didn't get as much love. They think Rockstar are traitors so they cry about it.
Personally I didn't like it. I did at first but then got really bored really quick. Not for me, tbh I'm quite fed up of all open world games, I prefer to just get in and get the job done, not fanny about just filling time with random missions that are ultimately pointless. Plus the fact that it was the most buggy glitchy game ever!
stop trolling. it didn't bug/glitch once during my 50 hours of singleplayer... random missions that are pointless? I guess main story missions give you a reason to live or something?
No but at least they progress the story!
double yes.... haters, cry more!
Red Dead got boring to me, but that is just me :\ I think Im going to sell it and save the money for LBP2
Yes. Might not be for people with ADD though. Still, yes.
Of course it is.
wats the point of even making this article.it alredy made millions n everyone likes it
The purpose of making the article is for the author to espouse his opinion. Are you okay with someone having an opinion.
couldnt care less
you do know this is N4G right? cuz thats kinda what people do here. vomit crap comments on stuff hard and act like uninformed, uneducated, hateful little trolls. EDIT @ the Zeitgeist
@ gtsenty - I find it funny you would even waste your time commenting on an article with some stupid diss against the author. Let people have an opinion. @ EinRobot - Okay since you only have 1010 pts on N4G I would take a guess that you are either a noob to the site or you are using multiple accounts. I'd bank my money on you having multiple accounts.
you would lose your money. I have hardly any points because I have hardly any use for this fanboy troll fest site. you lose your bet, you fail.
Didn't know this was O4G, Opinions for Gamers.
Single player-wise, yeah it is.
but too riddled with technical flaws to deserve the near-perfect score it has on MetaCritic. There's a superabundance of glitches and the game has frozen on me 4 times by my count. The multiplayer is utter bobbins too. Still a brilliant game though, jus' sayin'.
Yes. This article is more a personal story than a deconstruction of the games flaws in my opinion.
If you didn't like Red Dead Redemption... stop playing video games.
no, the story was so dumb. everything was alright till u get to mexico then it just went into meh. you in mex fighting in the revolution for who knows what reason. then there was also the rushed ending which coulda been so much better if they had putsome music or something. but no , it didnt do anything for me.
The game explains exactly why you are fighting in the Mexican Revolution. The ending wasn't rushed at all. It was actually slow to get to an unexpected and exciting end that had a point.
Rushed? They spent like 2 hours of gameplay dedicated to teaching your son to hunt, shooting crows, and cattle-wranglin with your uncle. I was lulled into a false sense of security and was living out my life in peace. It wasn't until after all that stuff that the army came. No matter how many of them showed, I thought I would make it out alive, I killed as many as I could with my dead eye and pistol. Then I took refuge in the barn and sent my family on their way to safety. And then....I walked outside.
I won't take narrative advice from anyone called "pimpmaster" but fair enough if you didn't enjoy it.
hey im just saying , its my opinion. during the mex part i was like right about to just skip cutscenes cause i really didnt care anymore. i felt like it was dragging on way too much. ur doing all these missions for no reason. the end chapter was cool but what i had a problem with was the actual ending event. havent they learned anything from JRPGs or MGS series. they could of had me tearing up cause it was a good ending but instead they just make it all rushed no music or anything. the moment when they tell you where your wife is and your on your way there then the music starts playing i thought had alot more impact on me than the end that came 2 hours after that.
Yes it is. The question was appropriate when GTA IV came out but RDR is on another level. Get over it.
His first complaint about the bloated story is just dumb to be honest, RDR had some of the best characters I have seen in a game, all of which drive the very well constructed narrative forward. As for the missions they don't differ any more or less than any other game in the genre so I don't see a problem there especially since they are soo much fun. Consider the fact that the plethora of mini games are both fun and rewarding and the difficulty is a welcome change considering most games don't give the player enough risk to make the rewards satisfying enough. In other words I think it was a perfect blend of an engaging and engrossing open world gameplay with enough satire as to not take itself too seriously despite the authors claims of the contrary.
I don't see anything special about it. It feels like the framerate is set at 20 and the horses control and feel horrible. I don't really understand the story much either... everytime I start it up I just know I'm some random cowboy doing chores for random people for some random reason.
Just Cause 2 is the better open-world game IMO. No boring story, just pure fun all the way through. Red Dead is a good game, but it's way too story-focused and it takes itself a little too seriously. The Mexico section just kept dragging on. In the end it just felt like a chore to finish.
Absolutely how I felt too, I couldn't wait to finish it so that I would never have to play it again.
...and sold it after finishing singleplayer. Fun to play but not the best game this year. Gran Turismo 5 will be the shit.
It is great, but not quite as great as GTA IV. They deserve their 95 and 98 on Metacritic, respectively.
Those mofos out there that dont like Red Dead 2 r just bunch of unimaginative morons, there probably the same people who think films like Transformers and the Twilight saga r the best movies ever I personally liked Red Dead 2 (got the Platinum trophy) it was a breath of fresh air i actaully found it quite a relaxin game 2 play (i thought Fallout 3 was a relaxin game aswell)
Yes, yes it is, glad we could clear that up.
Awesome game and best ending you could feel the betrayal.
i have few missions left before i finish RDR,great game indeed but not AAA one i'm trying to finish it quick so i can get back to playing the games i truely enjoy.
you don't decide wich game is or isn't AAA lol
RDR is really an amazing wild wild west game and i loved the story and the ending but gta iv was better ..
Red Dead Redemption is a great game. Towards the end I will admit getting a tad bit bored with it but the very end makes it all well worth it. The end is one of the best endings to a game I have ever seen.
It's one of those games that when I pick it up I can't put it down. But once I do put it down I don't touch it for a couple of weeks. Still haven't finished it.
Funny thats EXACTLY how ive been playing it too.
Far from it. I played it and it was not close to GOTY. I would rather have Halo 3 as GOTY than Red Dead(if they came out same year). Just because its the best western game doesnt mean ti should get GOTY. Also Grand theft auto is boring.
now bitmob, stop whoring for hits.
Haters gonna hate
its not something i can see myself replaying...but the game is alright
Some bullshit this is. First the whole world is on RDR dick, everybody loved it except some people who have their reasons for it. And now trying to sell some crap it wasn't a good game. What's gaming about? Having fun, enjoying yourself... RDR was a very nice experience, the first time any of us mounted that horse and started kicking up dust, memorable for sure. So don't nobody talk shit, or best stfu.
I've completed the game's main storyline and I sometimes do play it again to mess around or do some side missions, but I haven't touched it in a while. However I definitely do think Red Dead Redemption is great game. It was well-presented game - the graphics were brilliant and realistic, there were some very interesting characters and features and the gameplay was real fun and enjoyable. The ending was really good too, just like an epic Western movie. I thought it was an excellent effort from Rockstar for a Western-based game. It was just nice and refreshing to see a very good game for a genre thats very rarely explored in video games. RDR is better than GTA 4 in the sense that there was more varied fun gameplay, side missions and activities. RDR also contained much more random events and incidents which made it all the more interesting. RDR is the best Western-based game ever made as far as I'm concerned. I can understand why this game may not be to everyone's tastes. But to start donwplaying it and say its not a good game is being kinda unfair. I think the only reason for a gamer not to like this game, is if they don't like anything belonging the Western genre in general. EDIT: @ fredfenster - I agree with you there. Its like there is no pleasing some people out here. I just dont know what some people expect from a video game sometimes, maybe some kind of surreal, out-of-body experience? lol
Yes it was flawed, but the outdoor settings and mood where hard to beat. Maybe a flawed masterpiece? Overall it was worth sixty bucks IMO.
I completely agree with the article The story really isnt that great. Its like what GTA 4 did, almost the EXACT same. You're in a new place leaving your old life behind in an attempt to find "people". Someone says they can help you find them, and you end up going on a 30 hour story of almost the same missions to do favours to others to find these men. I enjoyed GTA 4 a lot, one of my favourite current-generation games. Buts thats because I could mess around in it. RDR, theres fuck all to do between towns and random killing isnt even fun since your bounty goes up to more than what you make in days and wont go away after dying