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Better than expected.,
A Kid's Review
This review is from: Red Dead Redemption (PS3) (Video Game)
Let me just start by saying game is better than I first expected, simply because open world free-roam games are nothing new anymore, particularly from rockstar and personally I feel that the GTA series has really reached the end because there isn't really much scope left for another game. Rockstar possibly feel the same way, so they have been putting all their heart into their latest game - Red Dead Redemption.
We get to follow the life of John Marston, an ex-member of Bill Williamson's gang of outlaws. John is out to settle his differences with his ex partner in crime, Bill, to prevent bad things happening to his family. John discovers that Bill Williams has traveled to Mexican territory which is being fought over by the Mexicn army and insurgent rebels. John has many choices in this game, whether he sides with the outlaws, lawmen, rebels, or innocents is entirely up to you. The game has different paths for you to take so it isn't entirely a one direction storyline.
It is the same platform and layout that were used to all the way back from GTAIII only everything has changed for the better. We now have an epic open world western/horse riding/gun slinging game, which is such a refreshing change. If you are a fan of rockstar's previous games then you should really enjoy this even if you (like myself) aren't a big fan of westerns.
The controls are very similar to GTA and so is the camera so i needn't discuss them too deeply as you're already more than likely familiar with them. But they're the typical aim and shoot, tap x to sprint and hold x to accelerate your horse, the usual really.
The graphics are beautiful, rockstar have really hit the nail on the head with this game. The characters, clothing, environments, animals, buildings etc are all top notch, and some of the views in the game are simply stunning. When standing on a cliff edge looking into the sea whilst the sun sets is very picturesque. There are many nice little features like skinning animals, searching areas and completing small tasks to acquire scraps of clothing for new outfits. You can even herd and capture wild horses then break them in to become your own.
The online side is quite a nice touch, I haven't ventured too far into it but you have plenty of characters to choose from and basically there are loads of other players free roaming in the same area as you. Whether you choose to side together or blow each others heads off is entirely up to you, i felt that everybody was trying to kill me on sight though which was a little off putting. The single player is the main highlight of this game but when that is complete the online will be the next challenge for you no doubt.
Overall this game is so well thought out and it's nice to say it hasn't been over hyped. I think most players of this game will enjoy it thoroughly and really get into the whole storyline and characters, who, by the way have excellent voice talent capturing their personalities perfectly. There is SO much to do that it will keep you entertained for months, and it is a title that you will want to keep in your collection for as long as possible.
Graphics 9/10 - not many games look better than this
Sound 10/10 - perfect atmosphere, gun fire effects and voice talent.
Controls 9/10 - almost spot on, though i would have changed just a couple of things.
Game play 10/10 - as good as it's gonna get when it comes to free roam games.
Life span 10/10 0 tonnes and tonnes to do, with the added online. Endless hours of entertainment.
Thanks for reading.
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Initial post: 26 May 2010 13:26:49 BDT
hmm, why does it say a kids reviews? This is my review, but i'm unsure why it says it's a kids as I chose over aged 13? very confused, any suggestions? thanks for reading either way!
In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2010 16:07:18 BDT
Haunted Nostril says:
Weird. Perhaps it knows you're a child at heart...great review whatever the case!
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 23:20:53 BDT
Mr. George A. Grimshaw says:
Great review, I was questioning spending this weeks wages on the game, but you've persuaded me! Hope it's as good as you say!
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2010 11:41:55 BDT
haha you got that right! and thanks :)
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 15:06:57 BDT
E. Delaney says:
loved the review mate, i have a question for anyone reading this, is it worth trying to get hold of the special edition of this game, one thing i like about any game is earning my rewards if the special edition comes stacked with all the rewards having not earned them, then its not for me just wanted to ask those who own the game if they have any info..
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2010 23:18:17 BDT
Thanks for Reading :) basically with the limited edition u just get a few extras, new horse, special outfit, gold guns and thr game soundtrack. You still have to earn all ur rewards and everyhing like in th normal version of thr game, u just get these as extras to make ur experience better one. Hope this helps.
Posted on 5 Jul 2010 08:23:44 BDT
Mr. N. Gallacher says:
Hey, I just want to say thank you for going into detail here. Not many people have the dedecation to go through with it, and you have just persuaded me to go out and buy this game. You should think about getting a part time job making games sound good/reviewing games. And I know that this is only a small point, but it really annoys me when people don't use punctuation, but your's was perfect, as far as I can tell, and it really makes a difference to me taking you serious, so thank you :)
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jul 2010 13:18:25 BDT
Hey thanks! it's no problem, when i first started reviewing things they were just quick and not very informative, but as i've carried on doing more I feel products should be thoroughly reviewed because it helps other people decide whether or not they should get the product. The source I rely on most when buying something is customer reviews so I feel that I should give something back by leaving my opinion too. Funny you mentioned getting a job, my local GAME store manager asked me if I wanted a job working there because I managed to sell a game to him haha. Though I review games which I thought were terrible too heh. Thanks for reading and glad you found my review helpful, i'm sure you'll really enjoy the game. I enjoyed every minute of reaching 100% completion!
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2010 09:11:34 BDT
A. Howard says:
"but it really annoys me when people don't use punctuation, but your's was perfect"
Is this a joke ?
"Your's" should not have an apostrophe. Are you annoyed at yourself for getting it wrong ?
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2010 23:57:43 BDT
OK so he made a mistake, it doesn't matter. I think what he is saying is that he prefers it when things are written clearly rather than 'ramblin loadsa words out wi no proper grammer or owt'