Last month, being forced to buy something at Best Buy before a gift certificate reward expired and finding nothing for the both of us, the wife let me buy Red Dead Redemption.
One thing that always kept me from playing the Grand Theft Auto games is that I don’t generally like to play the bad guy. But RDR’s John Marston is a man with a troubled past as an outlaw who has tried getting out of the life and getting on a more law abiding path. John’s job is to track down his old gang-mates and bring them to justice, a job he only undertakes because his family is being held hostage.
This game is beautiful, not only in its graphics but also in its overall design. The story unfolds so well that unless you are purposefully trying to break the system and color way outside the lines it all feels natural. Well, mostly, but I won’t go into that now. I want to talk more about this game because it was so good, so well crafted. There were even two scenes in the game that broke my heart. For now, let me just say that I absolutely loved playing through this game, and look forward to continuing to play the single player for challenges/achievements and the multi player aspects as well.
I’d recommend this game to just about anyone.