Red Dead Redemption fills a Wild West gap in video games
According to a recent post by the UK’s Guardian, Red Dead Redemption may just be the best video game ever made. The creators of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) take their badassness to the wild west which promises to be all kinds of new world.
Eight years ago, creators Rockstar launched GTA: Vice City which revolutionised gaming by ushering a new era of open-world games replete with well-rounded characters, cinematics and recognisable soundtracks. Now Rockstar will release Red Dead Redemption where players take on the persona of an ex-outlaw (go figure), making his way through the wild west.
The game takes an epic and somewhat nostalgic look at the dying wild west and brings to the video game world what has been missing from it for a long while: a full scale wild west landscape stretching form the red-sanded borders of Mexico to the mountains of West Elizabeth.
The game takes a turn away from the mayhem of GTA by throwing in a heroic-type protagonist who earns honour points by doing good deeds. Players must navigate their way through the Mexican revolution with as much morality as a lawless society can bear. Like GTA though, the characters are well rounded and the comedic relief still plentiful.
Although the game does have an overall story, GTA fans will most likely take the carnage of Rockstar’s most popular series into the desert and end up causing all sorts of bank robbing, pistol wielding havoc.
Red Dead Redemption is available from WantItAll from the 18th of May 2010.