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#1 Finnish Wing

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 08:57 AM

Have you guys played this game? Is it as great as everyone says it is ("best Rockstar game yet" etc.)? I will probaby buy it next week, but I'd still like to hear some thoughts about it.
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:38 AM

I think I've played maybe 3 hours of the single player story so far and about 5 minutes of multi-player free roam (just to check it out). So far I like it, but don't love it. IGN gave it like a 9.7, it has an 8 for me, 3 hours in. For reference I believe GTAIV received a 10.0 rating when I woulda said 8.9 or so....

Pros so far in single player:

*Looks great
*I've had some fun with the lasso
*Hunting was surprisingly fun
*Lots of random encounters with strangers
*They nailed the feel of a western IMO
*Voice acting is good

Cons
*Takes some getting used to controlling the horse.. especially when going from a gallop to a stop (I'm used to cars with breaks I guess)
*Tutorials are poorly done- you get small text telling you what to do WHILE you are trying to do it. Ex. I completely winged my first duel cuz I had little time to read the directions on how to duel while a dude is fixing to shoot me in the face.
*The single player seems designed to have you be a good guy. Main character is polite, and crime has yet to pay off for me. EX, haven't found a way to rob a bank, you get more $ hunting then "mugging" people.. but maybe that changes as the single player plays out.
* travel by horseback over the sparsely inhabited west is a bit boring as I find myself holding down the A button literally for minutes at a time as my dude gets from Point A to Point B. There is an instant travel feature once you've been somewhere before at least.

Maybe a premature review, but 3 hours in I say it's good but not great.
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:13 AM

I've also heard there are some goofy bugs in the game, haven't encountered any myself though.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 03:01 PM

Great game if you ask me. I love it. I haven't had any bugs yet. Not a wild west fan in general at all, when it comes to movies, stories, books, games, you name it... This game though is highly addictive, and I enjoy it. I'd say I am about 40& complete of the story mode. There are so many extra quests and side things you can do, and then there is online as well. Definitely a good purchase...

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 04:56 AM

Great game, much prefer it to GTA IV, mainly because my (in-game) cousin isn't calling me every five to go bowling or something equalling annoying, you can proceed at your own pace with the story and take breaks to do side-quests when you want, instead of being interrupted constantly. Missions are well varied and you ever feel like they're a chore to get you to the next plot point.
Getting from A to B can take a while but the fast travel system is good, the times when you're forced to go on a long ride are actually entertaining as you're with someone and the conversation is entertaining, there's also the chance you might be attacked at any moment so you're a bit on edge!
The presentation in the game is fantastic from the graphics to voice acting, there is the odd graphical glitch but it's to be expected in large open world games.
In short, get it, it's a a very well made game that will last at least 20 hours (talking story only, not including the time you can waste on challenges/side-quests etc.), so it's well worth your money.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 07:52 AM

Great game, much prefer it to GTA IV, mainly because my (in-game) cousin isn't calling me every five to go bowling or something equalling annoying, you can proceed at your own pace with the story and take breaks to do side-quests when you want, instead of being interrupted constantly. Missions are well varied and you ever feel like they're a chore to get you to the next plot point.
Getting from A to B can take a while but the fast travel system is good, the times when you're forced to go on a long ride are actually entertaining as you're with someone and the conversation is entertaining, there's also the chance you might be attacked at any moment so you're a bit on edge!
The presentation in the game is fantastic from the graphics to voice acting, there is the odd graphical glitch but it's to be expected in large open world games.
In short, get it, it's a a very well made game that will last at least 20 hours (talking story only, not including the time you can waste on challenges/side-quests etc.), so it's well worth your money.

I bought the game and I actually think even traveling long distances with the horse is cool. Just me and my horse, riding into the sunset, coyotes growling and birds flying.

Also, the unique events are great too. The world seems more real when basically anything can happen, whether it's a random guy shooting himself or a woman being hunted by wolfs.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 03:30 PM

looks like you made your decision to get it, but i would like to add i love this game. i rarely buy games but thought this looked amazing. i rarely play open world games, but this has me hooked. i guess my brain just enjoys the old west cowboy concept more than the GTA modern day stuff.

i have put a lot of hours into this game already and still have tons to do.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:10 PM

I'm about 3-4 hours into it, and I'm liking it alot.

I definitely echo W_F_I_E's concerns about the tutorials being poorly done, and the horse controls needing a bit more work, but other than that I'm really liking it.

I've played the previous Red Dead game (Red Dead Revolver), Gun, both Call of Juarez games, and lots of other Old West games. It's one of my favorite periods for games. And I think this one has potential to be the best I've played. But potential is only worth anything if you live up to it, so we'll see how it goes.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:09 PM

RDR is a great game. But I definitely wouldn't say it's rockstar's best game ever. I don't have much beef with the game. But the one beef I do have is a big one for me. The game is extremely easy to beat. No challenge at all on any mission. In fact, It was so easy that I stopped using "dead eye" about halfway into the game. And even without using any dead eye for the rest of the game, it was still very easy to beat. Whereas rockstar's GTA series was always a challenge at one point or another. Still, I would recommend RDR to anyone. I just think that overall GTA is the better series of rockstar games.

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 01:38 PM

This game has definitely grown on me. I really like the depth of the game and once I discovered that the right bumper (xbox) stops the horse I was much happier. I actually forget that dead eye is a feature of the game, I should start using that more.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:34 AM

This game has definitely grown on me. I really like the depth of the game and once I discovered that the right bumper (xbox) stops the horse I was much happier. I actually forget that dead eye is a feature of the game, I should start using that more.

Haha. Always remember to read the instructions first. : D
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:31 AM

I just beat the game, well the main game, with the missions. I did most of the side quests as well (the ones that come up as ? marks on the map) Now I've been trying to get all the hunting and flower gathering tasks. I just bought Tiger Woods 11 yesterday though so this game will be on hold for a while :hehe:

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 12:56 PM

I finished the game 100% a couple days ago. This Bureau uniform is nice indeed. I'm now going for the trophies. Still 2 SP-trophies and 7 MP-trophies remaining. Plus, of course, the "Legend of the West" -trophy once you've gotten all the other trophies possible.
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:30 AM

I finished the game 100% a couple days ago. This Bureau uniform is nice indeed. I'm now going for the trophies. Still 2 SP-trophies and 7 MP-trophies remaining. Plus, of course, the "Legend of the West" -trophy once you've gotten all the other trophies possible.

Damn, you are showing that game what's up!I'm at about 80% completion as of right now.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 05:18 PM

I beat the game Monday night, now I'm just wrapping up loose odds & ends to get 100%.

I can now easily say that this is my favorite Old West genre game I've played. Rockstar hit a home run with this one. Emotional story, exciting gameplay, memorable characters, inspiring soundtrack. This game had it all. While it's not their best ever (GTA IV would be hard to beat), I'd feel safe saying it's their second best. This will be a keeper, for sure.

I just wish that I could keep all my weapons, houses, horses, and outfits in a second playthrough. I worked hard for the Legend of the West outfit, and I wish I could keep it next go-round.

Oh, and I hate those damn cougars. The number of times I'd get up from picking some rare flower and BAM!!

*edit* Completed 100% tonight. Now onto a new play-through!

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 02:04 PM

I'm going for Legend 5 now in Multiplayer. It's going to take MANY boring hours but I want to do it. After that I'll finish all the MP challenges, get all the MP trophys and start playing co-op.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 02:17 PM

I beat the game Monday night, now I'm just wrapping up loose odds & ends to get 100%.

I can now easily say that this is my favorite Old West genre game I've played. Rockstar hit a home run with this one. Emotional story, exciting gameplay, memorable characters, inspiring soundtrack. This game had it all. While it's not their best ever (GTA IV would be hard to beat), I'd feel safe saying it's their second best. This will be a keeper, for sure.

I just wish that I could keep all my weapons, houses, horses, and outfits in a second playthrough. I worked hard for the Legend of the West outfit, and I wish I could keep it next go-round.

Oh, and I hate those damn cougars. The number of times I'd get up from picking some rare flower and BAM!!

*edit* Completed 100% tonight. Now onto a new play-through!

Haha. Totally agree with this. :D IMO cougars are even deadlier than bears.


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Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:57 PM

Haha. Totally agree with this. :D IMO cougars are even deadlier than bears.


Agreed. You can at least hear the bears coming. Plus they're slow enough to be easy to handle on foot. Cougars, not so much...

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:12 PM

Been wanting to get this since Day 1 of the release, but I'd been to busy getting my freshly-acquired boat up and going. Bought it yesterday, hope to play it tonight once I get the templates for these here forums done.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 03:25 AM

Anybody want to buy my copy? It's in perfect condition, I'm just bored with it already.
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