Everyone that watched the video of Red Dead Redemption 2 seemed to be ecstatic about the future release of the sandbox game that will be releasing sometime next year. I loved and played many of the games by Rockstar and as someone that has loved the Grand Theft Auto franchise since Grand Theft Auto 3 since its initial release in 2001, I can say that I am in the minority when I say that I am not entirely excited about Red Dead Redemption 2.
I had the opportunity to play the first Red Dead Redemption a couple of years ago and I can truly say that it was a great game, but unfortunately it didn’t keep me coming back. The gameplay seemed very repetitive and often times I wish I could find other ways to travel other than using the horse. The underlying need for the game to offer more kept me uninterested and eventually other games became my priority. Although I am not too excited about the Red Dead Redemption 2 (don’t hate me please lol), I am keeping an open mind about what I have seen in gameplay videos as far as the trailer[s] that I have watched.
Throughout my gaming career (yeah, right?) I have loved exploring all the tiny areas in each and every game. While I cannot say that I get all the treasures or all the trophies, I am very much an explorer and the trailer above made me wonder of all the places that I will be able to explore in the next RDR. The next installment in this franchise that is loved by millions of people will certainly have many ways to traverse the western land and I’m sure there will be hundreds of other side quest that will keep us busy and sometimes forget the main story.
Before we log off of this post — Let’s not forget that Rockstar will most likely not have an available online component at launch and they’re very smart for postponing the online portion of the game — Why? Let’s face it — A five star franchise with an amazing story and offline gameplay can only receive lower review scores by allowing players to engage in what most of the time is an unfinished and buggy multiplayer experience. That only leaves one question for you all — Are you excited for Red Dead Redemption 2 or is there another franchise or title that holds that stop spot for 2017 and 2018?
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