Red Dead Redemption

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Rockstar vice president Dan Houser has revealed that the company was warned Red Dead Redemption would be a "disaster" prior to the game going on sale in 2010.

"We loved Niko and felt he was a very strong lead protagonist for a game, and we were starting to get into John Marston," Houser said, while discussing Rockstar's next game Grand Theft Auto 5.

"We were still being told a western was going to be a disaster, but we thought we were going [to] make something interesting with a strong character that you started to fall in love with."

Red Dead Redemption launched in May 2010 to critical and commercial success, shipping over 5 million units within just a few weeks of release.

In February 2012, Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive announced that the game had sold 13m copies.

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Source: Game Informer

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DancingRhino's Avatar


Yes, it's full of QTEs and changes in characters. It's really awful
Posted 11:47 on 11 November 2012
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rbevanx@ DancingRhino

Have you played Resi 6 then?

As people I know who have played it said it was alright.
Posted 11:43 on 11 November 2012
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FantasyMeister@ DancingRhino

I'd say judging by the overall reaction to Resi 6 I'd probably agree, but the overall reaction was enough to prevent me buying it in the first place so I can't really offer a personal opinion.

Having said that, it's dropping in price so fast now that it's one of those "I don't really care if it's bad, it's cheap" titles that regularly end up in my collection. Kinda like XBlades, £4.99 and I don't really enjoy it, but it still gets more use than a DVD.
Posted 11:36 on 11 November 2012
DancingRhino's Avatar


So you're not allowed to call people idiots? Seems a bit constrictive. I'm going to call you far worse if you start saying Resident Evil 6 was anything other than a stain on humanity.
Posted 11:30 on 11 November 2012
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rbevanx@ FantasyMeister

...he deleted mine as well btw...

Well done FM I agree with your actions.

Vote of confidence from me :D
Posted 11:20 on 11 November 2012
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FantasyMeister@ DancingRhino

That was me DancingRhino, just tidying up the thread after earlier posts were moderated.

Edit: Our Forum Rules are quite clear, personally if I were a poster I'd let it slide and forget about it, but as a moderator I have to act when posters start calling each other names.
Posted 11:15 on 11 November 2012
DancingRhino's Avatar


The guy only said idiot. You would have thought the hole heavy handed lauren wainwright thing would have sunk in. It's only a comments and doesn't matter much, but why the need to moderate?
Posted 11:12 on 11 November 2012
DancingRhino's Avatar


WTF one of my comments got deleted?
Posted 11:04 on 11 November 2012
dudester's Avatar


Its ok I'll take being an idiot if it means I am engaged and enjoying the games I play. :D
Posted 09:38 on 11 November 2012
DancingRhino's Avatar


I loved it too. The atmosphere was beyond, I used to just horse ride hardly ever skipped.

I can understand why people didn't get it, especially if they hadn't grown up with spagehtti westersns, and it was somewhat shallow.

Still I loved it.
Posted 23:55 on 10 November 2012
munkee's Avatar


It's the only game this generation that I completed 100% (single player in-game tasks. Not interested in trophies/achievements)

I absolutely love that game. It oozes with style and I can completely lose myself in its world :)
Posted 23:41 on 10 November 2012
Mintyrebel's Avatar


I played RDR, but I'm very p****d off it never came to PC.
Posted 18:41 on 09 November 2012
rbevanx's Avatar


I loved Red Dead :D
Posted 18:38 on 09 November 2012
dudester's Avatar


I finished it but tedious wasn't the word, i cared not a single bit for any character in the game!
Posted 15:54 on 09 November 2012
guyderman's Avatar


I actually had a good time with RDR played it through on both 360 and PS3 and came across the occasional bug but luckily nothing game breaking - certainly seen worse bugs in less ambitious titles.
Posted 15:22 on 09 November 2012

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 21/05/2010
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 453 19
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