Red Dead Redemption: The $100 Million Western?
Well now, that's a hefty amount of cash. Usually, though, when we hear this estimate (which we heard concerning God of War III, and the truth was closer to maybe $25 million), it's way off, so take this with a grain of salt.
The information comes courtesy of a brief detail rundown at the UK publication, Daily Mail, which calls Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption "groundbreaking." They talk about the expansive world, its obvious relationship to Grand Theft Auto, the player freedom to kill an outlaw or take him alive, the resulting affect your actions has on the populace, the immense attention to detail, the fantastic voice acting, the lengthy single-player campaign (estimated at 30 hours, but if you want to do everything, a lot more), the fitting music, and yes, the $100 million estimate. They also cite the New York Times review that includes a rather bold statement:
"Though it draws on the countless classic cinema westerns of the past, Red Dead Redemption does something that none of them could ever dream of. It makes you the hero of an amazing historical adventure that you yourself have a hand in creating. And how many of us thought that that particular dream might ever come true?"
Well, it may be a bold statement but after playing for some time, I can tell you...it's pretty darn accurate. You can expect to see our review towards the end of the day today and although I won't be handing out any hints, I would strongly suggest that you put RDR on the top of your priority list. Just about everything you've heard is warranted and once again, we should all probably bear in mind that the game is being reviewed by someone who typically despises Westerns...and yet, I don't want to play much else all of a sudden. ...weird.
Related Game(s): Red Dead Redemption
5/19/2010 10:45:39 AM Ben Dutka