I don’t really like reviewing games, especially since I have not finished it yet so cant give a real “review” of it…. so lets do what I think of the game so far.
When Red Dead Redemption (the original) was first announced way back when, it caught my interest, but when was only going to be released for PS3 era consoles, I was a bit gutted…… but it became the reason I bought a PS3. (Got a great deal on the PS3 with games inc RDR)
I was hooked on the game – GTA 3 etc were good but this was amazing, the freedom, the graphics, the sound, the game play, it was just a top notch game.
It was/is so good, I even bought it on Xbox360 for my Xbox One (backwards compatibility FTW) and was still playing it until a few weeks ago when I pre-ordered RDR2…..
Anyway, onto RDR2
Graphics – being a “nex-gen” console, of course I was expecting better graphics than the first game, but wow, the detail and draw distance is fantastic. You can just lose yourself in the environment and forget about the rest of the game. Everything is well detailed and animations spot on.
Sound – again, amazing, just stop and listen to the world around you. Some of the speech of NPC’s can be a bit repetitive after a while but cant have everything.
Gameplay – Great as usual with Rockstars games.Does take a little while to get used to the controller changes from RDR but everything is accessible fairly quickly. I’ve only done a couple of the missions so far, but each have flowed well and been straight forward to complete. The intro missions are a bit linear but its more of a training system – does take a while to get through though.
Now, warning – it does take approx 90mins to install the game on a standard Xbox – so dont get home after buying it and think “yay, cant wait” – you will wait. But its well worth it.
Multiplayer will be available soon but I wont be trying that as I dont subscribe to Xbox Live Gold.
If you enjoyed RDR, or GTA5, just grab this, you wont be disappointed – except you cant put an exhaust on your horse 😉 But its testicles do shrink when its cold…………