You know that here at Mods “R” Us we love us some Red Dead Redemption and we have just spent the last few hours watching the new trailer over and over again and wanted to share our thoughts on it.
First of all, it is a prequel and it sees you playing as an outlaw called, Arthur Morgan who is part of the Van der Linde gang. If that name sounds familiar it is because the leader of this game is a man called Dutch. The main who John Marston was sent to bring in during the events of the first game.
While John Marston (who is one of the best video game characters of all time) was a former outlaw who had a moral compass and was a bad guy, turned good trying to make a go of it with his wife and son. Arthur from what we see in the trailer looks to be a straight up outlaw, but as this is a RockStar game it is sure to have a million twists and turns to the story.
Not much in terms of gameplay was shown, but we did get to see some epic train and bank robberies as well as hunting things like bears and crocodiles. Speaking of which out of all the areas the trailer showed, the Louisiana style swamp looked the most intriguing.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is not going to be released until 2018 and as this is a RockStar game, we are sure there will be at least one more delay. But as far as we are concerned, RockStar can take all the time in the world as long as they make this as good as the first Red Dead Redemption.
We are now ten games into our epic Grand Theft Auto retrospective, get ready for one hell of a ride!
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
For the fourth game in the Grand Theft Auto series, RockStar wanted something a little more real and gritty than what the past few games had offered. For this, they took the game back to Liberty City. This time though, Liberty City was much larger and far more realistic and was actually based on New York.
Grand Theft Auto was heavily story driven. You play as Niko Bellic who has moved to the USA from Serbia to see his cousin Roman, work for him, have a better life and in general live the American dream. The story is very well written and it is as much the supporting cast of characters that you must deal with that really make it as much as Niko himself. Before long, Niko is pulled into the world of crime and violence. GTA IV was so gritty and violent that it caused a ton of controversy.
As well as the single player, Grand Theft Auto IV also had a co-op and competitive multiplayer which supported up to 32 players which was pretty huge at the time.
Grand Theft Auto IV was the first GTA game to be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It was not only critically acclaimed but at the time of release, it was the fastest selling video game… actually, forget that. It was the fastest selling piece of entertainment in history! It was also supported with DLC, which we will look at another time!