Red Dead Redemption is to put it bluntly, an awesome game. There are a lot of things you can do in it. In fact, I spend most of my time in the game exploring the world and hunting animals to skin and sell. The world is beautifully crafted, with sunrises and sunsets. Side missions are an entertaining way to pass time and as a bonus they provide deeper insight into John Marston, your character. The main story line is wrought with emotion and pulls you into it.
Hunting animals is a nice way to make money and it can be pretty fun. Alongside hunting, there are achievements in game that give you a boost to your fame if you are able to accomplish them. Some of these tasks are as easy as picking flowers, some of them as hard as disarming a certain amount of enemies without changing or reloading your weapon.
During my game, I was at a campsite up on a mountain looking at the world stretched before me and then the sun started to set. The sky was all different shades of blues, purples, and pinks. It was honestly almost as nice as a real one. The graphics were not hurried, that much was obvious. The muscles in your horses stand out, and the people are excellently crafted. Not to mention what happens to small animals when you shoot them with a gun that is way too powerful.
Do you get tired of just going forward with the main story line and want to take a break? That’s what makes side missions great. There is a huge variety of what people need you to do for them. Some of the side missions can make you laugh, while some are just a bit… creepy. Some of them you even get to choose which path to take and what you want to do.
John Marston is trying to save his family from the tyranny of the government that is holding them captive. The ransom they seek is the death of the men that Marston once called his friends. Watching some of the cut scenes dealing with the scum that have his wife and son, I hoped that I would get to kill them by the end of the game. Did I? Well, why don’t you play the game and find out for yourself?