Red Dead Redemption Starts To Wow Critics Worldwide
We're expecting great things from Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, but there has always been a lingering skepticism based on a distinct lack of fantastic Western-themed video games.
However, perhaps we can lay our fears to rest now that a few reviews have already been leaked to the Internet. Not surprisingly, they're from two print publications; one from here in the US and the other from the UK: Game Informer has given the hotly anticipated title a 9.75 out of 10 (which is presumably a 10 and a 9.5, as they typically hand out two scores for big reviews) and according to CVG, UK magazine GamesTM has awarded RDR a 9/10 and says the game's world is "as expansive and inviting as any we've explored." It's the authenticity and technical accomplishments that seem to shine through, and there may even be more depth to the gameplay than initially expected: "Redemption is a game unafraid to mete out its ideas slowly, meaning that you're still learning new tricks several hours into the game." And lastly, there's a quote that impresses us, simply because it's relatively bold:
"While Rockstar San Diego may find some difficulty in filling its open expanses with interesting and emergent play, it does imbue it with a stark beauty and compelling narrative that makes Redemption more than just an allusion to cinema, but a piece of work that can confidently stand next to it."
You can bet that we're totally psyched for this bad boy and personally, I can't wait to give it a shot. Any of you have any remaining suspicions? Or are we all fully convinced that RDR will be a must-buy and a must-play?
Related Game(s): Red Dead Redemption
5/10/2010 10:38:54 AM Ben Dutka