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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  • obanana1

    adam sess, is the best host in the world... he can even convince you to buy a peace of c$@p!!
    really i mean it. he turned me on playing halo. i didnt like that game at first but now iv finished all the halo games and reach is next on the menu. adam+games=happy world lol :D

    Posted: June 1, 2010 11:25 AM
  • obanana1

    adam sess, is the best host in the world... he can even convince you to buy a peace of c$@p!!
    really i mean it. he turned me on playing halo. i didnt like that game at first but now iv finished all the halo games and reach is next on the menu. adam+games=happy world lol :D

    Posted: June 1, 2010 11:25 AM
  • Sage_Sakyia

    Did anyone watch the RDR movie short on Fox midnight on Saturday? I was at work, so I had the VCR record it, I was just curious about it. Watched it when I got home in the morning before bed, man, that was really weird. Most of it was stuff from the beginning of the game, up to the attack on Fort Merci, with a bunch of stuff cut out of course, and a few pieces edited and/or added to it for dramatic effect. It was very weird watching it. You know, my brother got me into games, with the Nes, back around 1988, starting out with the 1st Super Mario Bros. I would of never guessed in a million years that "gaming" would of become mainstream, much less THIS mainstream, it used to be veered as the kind of thing only dorks, nerds and geeks do.

    Posted: May 31, 2010 7:23 PM
  • buri_03

    I was impressed how well they captured the Sergio Leone spaghetti western feel... although i feel the character is a little too derivative of the man with no name.

    Posted: May 31, 2010 6:57 PM
  • minaxomanoginga

    lol idk if id get the game tho i just woneder when sony is going to stop f-ing their self and get the production of their stupid less than a year lasting system out to comsumers

    Posted: May 31, 2010 6:23 PM
  • Skitzophrenikk

    I was somewhat interested in this gaming after seeing previews/reviews of it in a couple of different gaming mags. I finally broke down and bought it Thursday of last week and have been playing it almost every waking hour since then. The game is just that much fun, I love the gambling min-games (I have come to the conclusion I have become addicted to Liars Dice though....recently checked my stats in game and have spent ~4 hours of time just playing Liar's Dice......)

    Posted: May 31, 2010 5:18 PM

    The ending is so awesome in rdr at 1st i was worried & confused with easy missions but at the end with jack it made sense why u did em i really hope theyres dlc like in gta 4 cant wait 4 some

    Posted: May 30, 2010 6:47 PM
  • Shadow_ben_jamin

    Dude after playing this game I so want to be a cowboy! I'd have a Colt Peacemaker and a sword thats right a sword! lol jk But yea awesome game!!

    Posted: May 30, 2010 3:41 PM
  • Tactical Ninja

    When the classic western goes bad, rockstar steps to the plate!

    Posted: May 30, 2010 3:09 PM
  • Angelicsin87

    I have to say that Red Dead Redemption has the best story i've seen in a game yet. I thought maybe Uncharted or GTA4 had the best but after playing Red Dead, that has the best story. Rockstar games have some of the best stories in games and I think they should at least get a VGA award for best story in a game this year and the Xplay one too. Give me a thumbs up if you agree!

    Posted: May 30, 2010 11:34 AM
  • FatKidsLagIRL

    John Marston made the cowboy cool again. I never felt so in synch with a video game character before they are all usually cartoony or over the top badass, John truly felt like a man that needed to do what he did to get his family back. The story really put a lot of John Wayne and Clint Eastwood to shame (no disrespect intended) and the ending was so powerful. Rockstar made him ride off into the sunset in their own way and it worked. Marston will be up on the list with Master Chief, Kratos, Nathan Drake as a true modern gaming icon.

    I hope that R* makes some prequel DLC to play as John in his old gang that would be interesting. I felt like i didnt get to know the bad guys well enough because you didnt see them all that much unless you were doing one mission after the other and who does that in a game like RDR?. Abigail (John's wife) seemed like an interesting character herself and it would be interesting to learn more about her. Dutch and Bill and Escuella were fun to fight but i felt like the only person that knew them was John. So yeah R* needs to get crackin on some prequel DLC.

    Posted: May 30, 2010 8:24 AM
  • Teepo 64

    Thinking about getting this awesome game. Hopefully I'll like it. I couldn't get into GTA IV. I loved Vice City though.

    Posted: May 29, 2010 10:55 PM
  • Geriden

    I completed RDR last night and i was thought it was an amazing game the ending was brilliantly done and i cant wait for the sequel im talking about the proper ending here not the fake one if you know what i mean lol. no spoilers.

    But anyway the game is great ive almost got 100% on it somehting i never done before in a rockstar game but come on this game is so insanely repetitive every single mission is just go there kill everything the one time i enjoy racing missions in a rockstar game and they only had maybe 2 or 3 shame they could make a horse racing game.

    Absolutly hated mexico in this game tho i loved the start area and the final area mexico really bored me to death, also loved the length of the game really feel like i got my money worth with this one.

    Posted: May 29, 2010 5:57 PM
  • The Icon Don

    i know this is late in the comments but i still agree with adam. in the frist few weeks that they were talking bout this game, i wasnt that intrested since it was a old western style game. but when it really dawned on my head that rockstar was making it and after going through gta4 and the ballad of gay tony and realizing how good the stories and games was, i started second guessing.the more trailers i saw and the more my friends were talking about it. the more i got hooked. im getting this game for sure and it has me wondering what else rockstar has in development.are they thinking bout making a new gta or is the gta franchise done???

    Posted: May 29, 2010 4:39 PM
  • nerdstrm

    Great soapbox Adam. I couldn't agree more with the RDR being the best interpretation of the wild west as far as games are concerned. I just wish I was more interested in that time period. I tend to gravitate more towards sci-fi or future oriented genres. However, I do see myself picking it up every once in a while for an hour or two. The only reason I bought the game was for the multi-player, but as buggy as that is, I'm glad the single player stands out. And I'm sorry, but the flower picking isn't really my cup of tea. I had more fun doing that in oblivion and morrowind. But alas, it does give you that ole time feeling. I hope that sand box games in the future take a few pointers from rockstar. This makes me extremely excited for the next GTA!... GTA MMORPG anybody? (woot)

    Posted: May 29, 2010 9:18 AM
  • Sage_Sakyia

    I wanna know how well RDR has done so far, and especially on the first day, I don't know, I just like knowing these things. I like knowing that something that has a lot of time & effort into it has done really well, so, if anyone knows the figures, let me know.

    Posted: May 29, 2010 5:19 AM
  • Renaissance Spam

    Recently I've been surrounding myself with Abandonware DOS games and I couldn't help but find myself agreeing with Adams views on the industry from the 90's as opposed to now; there was such chaos in the gaming industry back then it was exciting to see the variety of games being put out.

    One thing I think is interesting is that while the "big" games are produced by massive companies, that wild west attitude is still prevalent in the independent scene. The issue is, I think, the dominance of the console. Back when the PC was the forefront of gaming there was a lot of exploration in terms of interface, from a simple point and click to something so complicated you needed a keymap to know what to do. I'm not saying all of those were GOOD, but what I'm seeing now is that every indy game seems to be built on the "twiddle the thumbs" style of gameplay, something that seems to be watering down the variety in game development.

    Nevertheless, the independent gaming industry is still in its early stages, and like every creative industry it takes time to learn your options and expand your craft. I must admit I'm excited to see what happens in the next few years.

    Posted: May 28, 2010 3:30 PM
  • Stug67

    I don't consider myself a fan of the western, but when I saw this I thought, "well, it's Rockstar, and I did enjoy GTA, so I might like this".

    Truth is, I absolutely love it, it's such an amazing experience thus far and just keeps getting better. I'm not done yet and I am taking my time to savour this awesome game.

    Kudos to all the staff at Rockstar San Diego, fabulous job!

    Posted: May 28, 2010 12:20 PM

    Rockstar always makes awesome games!

    Posted: May 28, 2010 11:05 AM
  • aimano

    Red dead redemption broke up my sleeping cycle =D

    Posted: May 28, 2010 6:48 AM