Red Dead Redemption is an action based video game, developed and presented by Rockstar Games. The game was released in 2010 and was the second update in the Red Dead series. The first title in the Franchise, Red Dead revolver, came in 2004 and it was greatly applauded which made the release of the second update inevitable.
Red Dead Redemption Gameplay:
The game takes us back to 1911, to the times of American Frontier and the concept follows John Marston, a former outlaw, in his chase to find his gang members. His family has been held hostage by the government and in ransom for his services and having no other choice, he sets out to bring his three former gang members to justice.
The Game is played from a third-person perspective and that gives player a chance to make a liaison with the world according to the time at their leisure. The setting of the game is the fictionalized Western united State’s Culture and Mexican too. The players get to travel to these exotic locations on horseback or on foot. The only mode of transportation are the horses, which come in different breeds and attributes. These horses must be tamed in order to use them. Gunfights emphasize a gunslinger gameplay mechanic called “Dead Eye” that allows players to mark multiple shooting targets on enemies in slow motion. These actions and violence on part of gamers totally depend on their character. The game uses a morality system where players have the ability to gain positive or negative honor. Like, positive Honor can be gained by making morally positive choices while actions such as committing crimes lowers the honor. This affects Marston’s performance in the game as in, If Marston has little honor, non-player characters will feel insecure around him but if he has a high amount of honor, other characters will usually greet him and feel safe around him. A high honor will fetch players discount and bonuses while, low honor town’s establishments closing their doors when Marston arrives.
In addition to gunfights, the gamers witness other events too, which include, public hangings, ambushes, pleas for assistance, and encounters with strangers, ride-by shootings, and dangerous animal attacks. The player character can also take part in optional side activities, like dueling, bounty hunting, herb collecting most of which give the player money. While, among all that the favorite of the players remain, gambling, where people can be found playing games such as poker and Five Finger Fillet and hunting too, in which the player can kill wild animals and skin their hides.
Red Dead Redemption Success:
Upon its release the game received quite favorable reviews. The game has shipped over 15 million copies and won year-end accolades, including Game of the Year awards from several gaming publications. It is widely considered one of the greatest video games of all time. The game also received a large number of awards. The most prominent of them were, from GameSpy, GameSpot, Good Game, and Machinima and Spike TV.
The amazing graphics of the game also garnered it a lot of acclamation. The graphics received honors at the Korean Games Conference, and from the television program, “Good Game”.
The location of the game is the intriguing feature about it. The undone landscape are occasionally rife with rogues, dacoits, bandits and wildlife. Besides that, there are urban settlements too, which range from isolated farmhouses to crowded towns.