Sessler's Soapbox: Red Dead Redemption Perfects the Western

Posted: May 25, 2010
Sessler's Soapbox: Red Dead Redemption Perfects the Western
Adam expresses his appreciation for the time, care, and talent that went into crafting the world of Red Dead Redemption.

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  • Fan4G4

    Okay, okay, I'll rent it to check it out. But if I have an awesome experience, you owe me $60 to buy the game, Adam.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 6:06 PM
  • Snake3602

    Crossing over into Mexico in this game was like putting in a whole new game. I really took me back when that music kicked in and I was riding past giant canyons and mountains. what a great game. And was anyone else amazed on how far you could look out into the world. Such a great game.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 5:59 PM
  • firefist

    I was captured by the game the moment I was allowed to wonder off on my own. The moment I crossed over into Mexico for the first time just set me off. This is the best game I have played so far. GOW 3 and UC had it's moments but nothing quite like this game. Rockstar has an opportunity to take this game to another level but they have done a great job already. The thing is, I'm just talking about the single player.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 5:24 PM
  • Doug Otto

    Awww poor Adam I saw his hands shaking during his speech. It was a great speech. Aanyways... I really want this game.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 5:17 PM
  • Rick0chet

    While I whole heartedly agree with the comments on the games beauty and wonderful soundtrack, my one qualm with it so far has been how abrupt some of the missions end, and the lack of continuity in the world.
    Many of the quest have you investigating situations for people and then when you complete your task it just ends. You can't go back and confront them, there is no resolution, it just ends and they are gone. (Examples being the American Appetites quest line until the end. Or the lady waiting at the church for her husband.)
    The same occurs with main quest givers. After completing all the quests for someone like Bonnie they are just not there anymore. You can not just visit them or see her roaming the ranch even if she has no more quests to give.
    While this is just a minor annoyance I know it is one a few of my friends share and I figured it was worth a mention since none of the reviews I have seen for it mentioned this. All in all still a fantastic game.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 4:49 PM
  • FuzzofPekinopolis

    Trying to make a post. No bad words in post, nothing that could even be considered suspect. Still wont let me post it.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 4:31 PM
  • TheDrizzle85

    Like you Adam, I wasn't prepared for just how truly amazing this game really was. I always looked at it with interest, but now im a believer. This is hands down the best example of the open-world sandbox game that I have ever played, surpassing even Rockstar's GTA IV. And that ending, holy crap! While the game didn't have me constantly entranced like i was with Mass Effect 2, its still one of my favorite gaming experiances this year and perhaps Rockstars crowning achievement.

    Amazing job, Rockstar!

    Posted: May 25, 2010 4:18 PM
  • backerman

    I love Red Dead Redemption, one of my favorite games and probably the best western video game ever. the multiplayer is okay, it's took a while to get in multiplayer, like loading for 20 mins or so. I would like to see Rockstar to takes on Ancient Rome or Egypt.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 3:30 PM
  • illusiveShadow

    This game fills me with awe. Cheers to Rockstar San Diego for making such a fantastic western game.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 3:28 PM
  • IamtheBat

    I hope this doesn't mean that RDR won't be covered in tomorrows Feedback?

    Posted: May 25, 2010 3:18 PM
  • Warden626

    Outside of the grandeur of the world and the amazing musical score that Red Dead Redemption has provided one of the greatest aspects to me has been the overall maturity of the subject matter being dealt with in the game. The main character of John Marston behaves the way you would think someone with his past and his hopes for a better future would and that's a welcome change. Instead of dealing with attempts at causing hullabaloo we have a man on a mission that really deals with growing up not just as a person but also in a changing world.

    One of the most striking moments for me is one of the early story missions that involve defending a ranch from a group of bandits. Even if you're successful in your task of preventing the thugs from slaughtering the innocent when you go to check on the remaining survivors they berate you and the sheriff for allowing such violence to happen in the first place and for how little you value their lives. At that moment I knew I was playing something different, something special, something that wanted to make a point and I haven't been disappointed since.

    Well except for Mo Van Barr. That bastard can stay elusive for all I care.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 2:41 PM
  • ezeraeze

    No other gaming company can beat rockstar and bethesda when it comes to open world games. Just look at fallout3 and oblivion(bethesda) and gta and red dead(rockstar). But I'd say, when it comes to details and graphics, rockstar is better.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 2:35 PM
  • Melotraumatic

    That sums it up rather nicely. I never would have thought that RDR would be a game I wanted to play. Or perhaps I just never thought it possible. Leave it to the guys at R* to make the Dying West feel so alive.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 2:25 PM
  • Bass.EXE

    Plus it has one of the best achievements ever: Dastardly

    Posted: May 25, 2010 2:19 PM
  • blueboykc

    ive spent about 20 hrs exploring, hunting, being a moniker for justice and doin a little of the story..and im still in the first area..

    Posted: May 25, 2010 2:04 PM
  • j69cook

    Great episode Adam,
    I love this game! The multiplayer is meh.. but with the single player experience so grand who cares, right?

    Posted: May 25, 2010 2:01 PM
  • RaddaRadda023

    Great Soapbox Adam. I can't wait to play this game.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 2:00 PM
  • Animatorkid

    I can't agree more with you Adam..

    Posted: May 25, 2010 1:58 PM
  • UltraViolence74

    The development process behind this game was horrific. Developers working 16-18 hour days, every day. Marriages, relationships ruined. One developer was on the verge of suicide. I ask you all to read this message to Rockstar from the wife of one of its developers: http://tinyurl.com/y8lduvu

    Posted: May 25, 2010 1:54 PM