Red Dead Redemption is a Adventuring game available on the 360. It can be played in Singleplayer Thirdperson Competitive Cooperative modes.
Red Dead Redemption is a Adventuring game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.
Red Dead Redemption can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.
Red Dead Redemption can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.
Red Dead Redemption can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.
Red Dead Redemption can be played in a Cooperative mode. Cooperative Multiplayer games provide an experience that is played symaltaneously by multiple players. Unlike the simple arena competitive multiplayer style games where players try to kill the most enemies, true co-operative games are designed to take a group of players through a campaign experience together. This will involve sections where players have to work together to proceed - either from the sheer difficulty as in Halo 3 on 360 or by the design of levels such as LittleBigPlanet on PS3.
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Red Dead Redemption took me to the brink of gratuitous violence. But it was the setting, people and heart rending decisions that I was left with, rather than blood and gore.
It took me a while to get round to playing Red Dead Redemption. The main thing that put me off was my experience with Grand Theft Auto IV - while I loved the openness of Paradise City I struggled with the linear nature of the missions. Don't get me wrong, I was really impressed but just couldn't quite find a way to really love it.
Red Dead Redemption ambles along with character and charm. But for my returning gamer tastes, I was hoping for more irreverent bite from the stars of controversy. I would have preferred this to be the wild untamed stallion rather than the characterful pack horse it is in reality.
As well as years not playing during my studies, it's also my attempt to re-embrace gaming with enthusiasm that frames my perspective as a returning gamer. And while I don't usually call myself a 'gamer', I quickly warm to other people's passion for it.
Red Dead Redemption wants to be about shocks and controversy, but underneath there's a story we can all relate to - a father wanting the best for his family at any price.
I've never really been a fan of the stories told in Grand Theft Auto. While they've been terrific fun in an excessively violent sort of way, I've never taken them seriously. Their crude humour dampens any emotional effect the story might offer. Red Dead Redemption feels more mature though. While it still offers humour and familiar elements from the Grand Theft Auto series, it does it all with a grownup head on its shoulders that makes the whole experience more profound.
Red Dead Redemption is a pulsating vision of another era that stuck in my mind even when I wasn't playing. I was expecting the GTA play style, but not the way it unsettled my comfortable modern life.
If I wasn't appreciative of my life prior to Red Dead Redemption, then I certainly was after playing it. The tale of John Marston and the world in which he inhabits made my everyday problems seem trivial. I usually love games that stay with me perpetually when I'm not playing - Red Dead certainly did that, but at times its apparitions and questions were a bit too unsettling.
As the era of the Cowboy draws to a close, Red Dead Redemption for the Xbox 360 and PS3 promises to put you in the spurs of former outlaw John Marston. You'll traverse the American Frontier and experience intense shoot-outs, train robberies and bounty hunting exploits that bring the Old West to the modern consoles like never before. With a gorgeous open-world environment and stunning detail, this is one Western that's good, bad and ugly in all the right ways.
The Old West hasn't been served by video games particularly well over the past twenty years but all that looks to change with Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption. As a spiritual sequel to 2004's Red Dead Revolver, the makers of Grand Theft Auto have promised a huge open-world environment that's authentic and as brutal as the grittiest of Western movies.
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