Game Review: Red Dead RedemptionSubmitted by Krogenar on Wed, 08/04/2010 - 14:08
Your horse trots along the hillside, the sunlight friscalating against the sage brush. Spotting a white-tailed deer you raise your Spencer rifle. Sighting in on the deer, with the rifle balanced against your other arm, you take a deep breath, hold it -- and then you notice how quiet things are. The deer runs off, suddenly. Cursing, you try to put it back in your sights --
-- but you're on the ground now, pinned under the corpse of your horse.
A catty growl tells you that the cougar that killed your horse is upon you, but you can't see the bastard. It killed your horse with a single swat of its paw. Tossing the Spencer into your other hand (the one that isn't pinned under your horse's body) you realize you've only got one shot. The cougar lunges.
Welcome to the world of Red Dead Redemption.
Rockstar's latest open world video game is a wonderful homage to spaghetti westerns like For a Few Dollars More, Hang 'Em High and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Film critic Roger Ebert recently declared that video games can never be art. He's clearly never played a game like Red Dead Redemption.