The Western genre is a 50/50 one. Many people love it passionately, and many others just can’t seem to get into it. The same goes in the world of video games: whether it was the awesome Wild Gunmen or maybe even Gun Smoke on Nintendo, up to the more recent GUN and Call of Juarez games, you either dig them or want nothing to do with them. The latest video game effort that will take us to the wild old west is a game called Red Dead Redemption, and it now has a great new trailer.
Red Dead Redemption is a sequel of sorts to one of the not-so-good Westerns of the past, Red Dead Revolver, and both are developed by the masterminds behind the Grand Theft Auto series, Rockstar Games. While the first game didn’t have a whole lot to offer, this new game is not only looking to join the party, it’s looking to take over the genre. Not much is known of gameplay and what to really expect, but if you watch this video, you will surely see that they may have gone and created the most impressive and authentic old western world that we’ve seen so far.
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The huge draw to Red Dead Redemption is that it will be the first Western to offer the highly-desired “open world” adventure. Past games in the genre were a lot of fun, but you could only go and do so much, so there has been an urge for a huge and completely open cowboy adventure. The game will apparently be created in similar fashion to GTA, but in 1908, which is the only thing I need to hear to want to play it. Horses and trains will be used as travel and fast travel options. Developers have also added the changing weather system, which is always a necessity in creating realism. It’s expected that there will be a bounty of good side missions to do, which was missing from other games and goes hand-in-hand with the demand for an open world.
All that’s left now is playing the actual game, and I for one can not wait. Being a massive fan of all things Western, the thought of being able to play around in those times is incredibly hard to top in terms of excitement. Even this very moment, I’m listening to Nick Cave, who did the music score for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and The Proposition — two recent Westerns that have to be mentioned at the top of the list with the others classics.
The game will be released on April 27, 2010 on PS3 and Xbox 360.