Saturday, 22 May 2010

Red Dead Redemption

Rightio, so I got it the other day and had a bit of a play around. You can fuck knuckle around as much as you want, like 'go bush' and just hunt, or you can get in on 'the shit' and be a super hero and a super villain. Be prepared to do time though....either way. I was minding my own business just going for a ride in the scrub when I heard shooting. I stopped. A ricochet went right past my ear then 3 heads popped over a ridge. I lined them up with my 'dead eye' slow mo thingy and pow pow pow.....I became wanted. Turns out, they were hunting and didn't need to die. Three counts of murder, looting bodies, and stealing a horse got me about a week in jail. Fucked if I was going to pay the charges off.

You can skin the animals you kill and take their meat to sell. I killed one random dude butchering a prostitute. Curiously enough, that was a highlight. You can get into fist fights and duel at ten paces type stuff. Mini missions, large missions, bounty hunting, whatever you want. There's even a movie theatre, poker games - which you can cheat at and get into shoot outs over, you can play the horse shoe throwing game, or the one where you tap a knife between your fingers. You can hunt for gold, or just go on a murder spree. You have a lasso that you can catch what-the-fuck-ever with except lynching - so far - and I don't think you can scalp people.

MASSIVE map, but you do have the option of bouncing quickly between townships if you get tired of riding. You're doing too much to really take in much of the scenery, but it looks great. A FRACTION glitchy, and I think Just Cause 2's scenery looked better, but it's hard to fault.

Get it, I don't think you'll be disppointed if you like that sort of thing.


  1. Excellent

    Topless Robot mentioned this aspect of the game

    Red Dead Redemption came out yesterday, the Western Grand Theft Auto thing by Rockstar. In an article, I mentioned that in the game you actually had the freedom to kill nuns, much like you could kill prostitutes in GTA. Specifically, I said this:

    The pre-manufactured scandal appears to be that your character can tie a nun to railroad tracks and watch her get run over; as soon as mass media gets a hold of this they'll go batshit insane and say the game forces players to murder nuns to win the game without ever examining further, and Rockstar will denounce it all, despite the fact that they knew this exact thing would/could happen.

    Well, that's until I saw the above fan video, where a couple of kids in fact hog-tied a nun in the game and threw her on the train tracks just before an arriving locomotive... and got an Achievement for it. Yes, the game gives you an Achievement for brutally murdering a nun. it's worth noting that Rockstar has killed several online video of this Achievement, almost if THEY DIDN'T WANT PEOPLE KNOWING YOU CAN MURDER NUNS IN THE GAME DESPITE THE FACT YOU GET A FUCKING ACHIEVEMENT FOR IT.

    Rockstar, I'm not one of those guys who is condemning you to hell for rewarding players for killing nuns (there will be plenty of those people later, when they pick up the story an inexplicable three months later). But when the media frenzy comes, you fuckers better own it, because you obviously knew and approved and wanted this to be part of the game -- and you wanted the infamy that will likely come from it. If you deny it, you are spineless pussies, case closed. So own it. That's all I'm saying

  2. Haven't come across a nun yet, but will be sure to give her a good going over by game's end.


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