Too easy in places
Ride around until the cows come home
Some jobs, such as breaking horses, are also too easy, quickly becoming tedious. An abundance of cash negates the otherwise enjoyable collectathon of skinning animals and picking wild flowers. And, although every bit Clint Eastwood when walking, the animation of John Marston when running is every bit Kenneth Williams.
There are also occasional glitches in gameplay, and artefacts have a habit of disappearing, most notably your horse, although Rockstar has already acknowledged these and is fast at work on a patch.
The sun sets in the west
Red Dead’s achievements far outweigh any minor issues. The vast breadth of sandbox gameplay is unrivalled, and almost every element excels. Graphics, sound, narrative and dialogue form a rich tapestry, creating an authentic world that is both beautiful and beguiling.
Like the Spaghetti Westerns and the historical characters and events upon which they were based, long after we’ve ridden off into the sunset, long after we’ve taken off our Stetsons and hung up our bandoliers, we’ll be talking about the legend that is Red Dead Redemption.
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Errm, shouldn't these reviews state what platform?
It's available on, and if multiplatform, what it was reviewed on..
I picked up the PS3 version at the weekend and it is truly an awesome game.
Funnily enough, most of the colonials I know - and I know quite a few, being one - tend to spell words like "voilà" and "per se" more accurately than many individuals from the Mother Country.
This game is seriously awesome. I love the online part as well and have already got a posse together for taking on banditos.
But! I still prefer GTA4 because I am basically an urban individual and armadillos scare me.
Love this game...
Certainly one for the games library, especially if you love playing poker!
It's "wallah"... silent "h".