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GBU Game Review for Red Dead Redemption (Xbox360) (also on PS3)

The Good – Having written some impressions on this awhile back, I hope you guys don’t mind me repeating some stuff(aka copy-paste). It’s basically GTA set in the old west. Here we have a  living breathing world, walk around the town and you get to see all the stuff that used to go down back in those days. From the cool, to the mundane. It follows the typical mission structure, instead of cars, you ride horses though(durr). And a ton of mini games that just drapes you in it’s atmosphere. You wanna break in horses? Check. Herd cattle? Yup. Hunt and sell the animal pelts? Get out the knife. Have a drink and/or gamble at the saloon? Why not. There is a TON of things to do.

What keeps you coming back is the awesome storyline. That and the atmosphere….the game is gorgeous, detailed, and sometimes you just wanna ride around enjoying the world, breathing it in. Top notch voice acting, entertaining cutscenes, and music I want the soundtrack for, creates a pretty unique package. It really earns that ‘mature’ rating, sure there’s violence, bad language and the like. But it’s not gratuitous about it. Not that I mind that, but it’s refreshing that the main character is about his business…he turns down offers left and right for debauchery, but he’s got a family he has to return to. And revenge….sweet sweet revenge.

What’s also great about it? You can probably get through the main storyline in less than 20hrs. I loved GTA IV, but the main story was just a bit too long, you almost forget what the goal was by the end of that one. Not here….and man, does it do something I think most games(even the great ones) miss out on. The climax/end, is spectacular, ballsy, and will leave you thinking about it for awhile. Highly recommended, and deserves a 9/10 from me.

The Bad – Typical Rockstar stuff….controls can be a little janky sometimes. On foot shooting close up sucks, and it’s tough to switch weapons in time in a pinch. Edge of your seat action isn’t always at the forefront….things are a little more subdued here. I don’t think it’s bad at all…but I’ve heard a person or two mention it being boring at the beginning.

The Ugly – There are just some really effed up characters in the old west. I know it’s fiction, but I bet some of this stuff wasn’t too out of place back in those days for some people. Cannibalism, grave robbing, and hints at necrophilia are just a few things…….come to think of it, that stuff definitely exists today, UGLY! :-\

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June 30, 2010 Posted by | Good Bad and the Ugly - Game Reviews | , , , , , | Comments Off on GBU Game Review for Red Dead Redemption (Xbox360) (also on PS3)

GTAIV: The Ballad of Gay Tony trailer

Finally, movie trailer style goods on this jawn….Oct. 29th…Xbox Live Marketplace…..or disc[GTA:Episodes From Liberty City]….20bux…can’t wait 🙂

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , | Comments Off on GTAIV: The Ballad of Gay Tony trailer

GTA IV:The Ballad of Gay Tony, dated for Oct. 29th

Rockstar Games announced today that we’ll see the latest GTA IV dlc on Xbox360, “The Ballad of Gay Tony”, dropping on October 29th. We’ll also be getting “The Lost and the Damned” bundled with “The Ballad of Gay Tony” on disc without the need to have the GTA IV disc to play. They’re calling it “Grand Theft Auto:Episodes From Liberty City”.  According to Joystiq, the download will be coming in at 1600 microsoft points, or 20$ to us humans, and $39.99 for the disc compilation. The GTA freak in me is getting hyped…

July 23, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Next GTA IV DLC announced…via Twitter?!?

Them smoov cats at Kotaku threw this up earlier today, news of the 2nd piece of DLC that’s exclusive to the 360 version of GTA IV (for now anyway), via Twitter…’you know it’s a Twitter world when’…amirite?..:-) Details apparently coming soon, I for one can’t wait…if you follow the gaming exploits of Jamie and I, yall should know by now that I’m as gaga as a kid on christmas morning with anything GTA. Microsoft paid a cool 50 mil to Rockstar games for exclusivity on 2 expansions to the GTA IV universe, we got The Lost And Damned, which was awesome. Hopefully the next one will follow suit.

When's the new content coming, punk?

When's the new content coming, punk?

May 15, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , | Comments Off on Next GTA IV DLC announced…via Twitter?!?