OXCGN gets all gritty with their ‘Hands-On’ of : Redemption
©2010 Grant Smythe:
Being a huge western fan, and having played other western genre games in the past, I’ve had mixed feelings about the game as to how it will be accepted by the console gamers of today.
OXCGN’s Xbox OZ and GrathuisXR give their view on Rockstar’s new Western.
©2009 Grant Smythe:
This is arguably the best sandbox game in the last decade, and the most involved storyline produced by Rockstar to-date. This is the game that the RAGE was built for. The engine was first considered for this game in the initial period of the 360/PS3′s life span.
• Red Dead: Redemption Review
Games such as Rockstar’s Table Tennis, GTA IV, and its following iterations, plus Midnight Club: Los Angeles were games used to basically test the game engine out, and fine tune it for the huge roll that lay ahead for Rockstar San Diego.
Red Dead Revolver was the game’s predecessor, and about the only thing that remotely connecting the two is the ‘Dead-Eye’-Targeting-System that will still be in use in the new game. Other than that, this game is completely new, from ground up.
It is not your everyday Western either. Most gamers think of Western games as something to simply pass the time away on in between ‘decent games’. Not this one. This one will take GTAIV and shift it 180 degrees to the right, and then proceed to roll it over on its head and spit it back out again.