Game of theYear
As almost every single person on social media in the last month has been made aware of.
A huge game was just released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October; one many of us had waited 8 years for, that’s right, Red Dead Redemption 2.
The Game of the Year
Created by Rockstar Games, and released on October 26th of this year, Red Redemption 2 has taken the world by storm with over 17 million copies sold, making 725 million dollars in its opening weekend alone.
This game has already cemented itself as one of the biggest in gaming history, as well as an easy pick for Game of The Year.
So, when I got the chance to preorder this bad boy for my birthday, I jumped at it, and then waited for the two months before I got the chance to play it.
Rockstar outdid themselves this time. The last game in the series was huge, taking me two weeks to complete the main story, plus another two weeks for the expansion DLC Undead Nightmare.
So far, I have sunk about two weeks into the current game, loving every minute of it I might add. This game is the sequel we all prayed that we would get, and it’s not even a true sequel. It is a prequel, taking place before the events of the last game, and giving you insight as to what caused the events in its predecessor.
In this game you play as Arthur Morgan, one of the members of the Dutch Van Der Linde gang, it starts as you and your gang are on the run from Blackwater where something has gone wrong, and the Pinkertons are hot on your trail.
From there, you are introduced to the mechanics of the game, the standard tutorial level for all you gamers out there. Then, you are dropped in the middle of a massive open world and given so much to do: missions, side missions, meeting strangers, mini-games, exploring, you name it, it is probably in here for you to find.
When I got into my first bar fight, which tumbled out of the bar into the muddy streets of Valentine, I was taken aback by how detailed this game indeed was. The game has tons to keep you occupied, and even more on the way with Red Dead online which is rumored to be released by the end of November.
Worth A Day To Admire
First off, this game is beautiful. I mean gorgeous. Riding around, looking at the vistas and world around you can take up a whole day’s worth of playing.
The dynamic weather, the day and night cycle, all of it makes for a truly immersive world. For a while I did nothing but explore the world around me, then, realized that if I wanted to continue to open up areas, I needed to get more of the story done.
So, I have been back and forth, doing a bit of story or side missions, then I explore for a while, taking in the sights around me, finding new areas, discovering secrets all over the world that Rockstar has gifted us with and just generally getting lost in this nearly perfect game.
There is still so much for me to do before I finish all this game has to offer, even though I know I am creeping up on the end of the story. There are Legendary animals to hunt, a serial killer to stop, the mystery of the Vampire in San Denis, and that’s just a little bit of what I haven’t done.
I didn’t mention the ghost in the swamps, nor the alien encounters, or so many other things. Want to rob a train? Want to rob a bank? Done and done, both of these events can be found and done at almost any time in your playthrough.
Want to find that perfect horse? Go for it. Want to build a fantastic cache of weapons? You can do that too. Want to steal a stagecoach for money? You can do that as well.
Like I’ve said, this game allows you the freedom to do it, want to be a bad guy and be mean to all the NPC’s you meet? Not a problem or you can choose the opposite and try and be a good guy, helping everyone you can and generally staying out of trouble.
I can tell you this much for sure, you will lose time with this game, and you won’t be mad about it either. With all there is to do, with all, there is to see, people will be playing this game for a long time to come, and I will be one of them, that much is certain.
I could do a five-thousand-word review on this game easily, breaking down everything you will see, experience or encounter. I’m not going to do that. What I am going to do is tell you to buy this game, it’s well worth its sixty dollar price tag, and by the end of November, it will be like buying two games.
Just like GTA 5 with its colossal story mode and then its massive online mode. If you have the extra cash, if you have a PS4 or an Xbox One, then buy it, you won’t regret it unless it’s like four in the morning, and you have to be at work in three hours, then you might, but not really.
10 Out Of 10
So, there you have it. If you’re looking for a score, it’s a perfect 10 out of 10. Beyond that, there is work to be done in the Wild West, so, I will see you in the game everyone.
On a little side note, I will be reviewing the other game in the series, Red Dead Redemption, so keep an eye on the horizon for that review.
Plus, in this review you will see the first of many videos added from my own YouTube Channel, from here on out, we will be linking my videos on my time playing whatever game I am reviewing if possible.
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Until next time, partners.
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