I Never Finished…Red Dead Redemption…Because

Red Dead Redemption

This is one of those games that I actually finished. I was pretty proud of that fact too because it was the very first Rockstar game that I finished. I mean I played the whole story through and through, made it to the end, and even continued to playing. That’s how much I actually enjoyed this game. With the addition of multiplayer though, I never really did actually finish the game to 100%. Keep reading to find out why.

Red Dead Redemption puts you in the role of John Marston. John is a former outlaw who is trying to live a somewhat normal life. That is until he’s taken away from his family by the Bureau of Investigation in order to help them take down his old gang. If he does this then he’ll be granted amnesty and returned to his family. This won’t go exactly as planned as John will have to do a lot more than he expected in order to take down his old gang. He won’t be able to do this alone and will meet some interesting characters along the way that might be able to help him.

A morality system? While this is basically an “old western” version of GTA, if you do bad things, people won’t be so kind to you and you’ll get a bounty put on your head. If you thought you would be able to run around and do crazy things like tie people to railroad tracks, you totally can, but it’s seriously frowned upon. This was new when it came to Rockstar games because seriously when have you ever thought of morals when playing a Rockstar game?

I want to start off by saying that I completely and absolutely love this game. Yes, even the widely debated ending. I thought everything about it was perfect and that Rockstar couldn’t have made a better game. I even enjoyed this game so much that I played the multiplayer. That’s right, I finally accepted that multiplayer wasn’t a fad and hooked up my PS3 to the internet opening up a world of possibilities with multiplayer along with a bunch of unwanted drama later on. As much as I loved this game though, I never did finish it. There’s just so much to do in this game and I still wasn’t that much of a trophy hunter. I enjoyed getting trophies at this time, but I still wasn’t that hardcore trophy hunter that had to have ever single trophy in order to feel like I finished the game, so when I was done with the game, I was done with it. Not to mention that my first and only multiplayer session ended with me getting screamed at by some 15 year old because I found his hiding spot where he was picking people off in free roam and took him out.

I at least did get a decent amount of trophies for this game. If you consider how many trophies and how many DLC trophies there are for this game, I would say that I didn’t do bad. Sure, 21 out of 91 doesn’t look like much but there are only 49 base game trophies, the rest are DLC, and this is one of those games that even though I enjoyed, I couldn’t see buying the DLC because a lot of it was multiplayer and I did not enjoy it at all.

Probability of this game getting played again…3 out of 5.

While I at first rented this game, I then went ahead and bought it later on. I of course still have this game because it’s a PS3 classic and it’s one of those games that even if I were to ever get the platinum for the game, I would never sell. There are just some games that you don’t get rid of. Knowing that Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out later this year, fingers crossed, I might go back and pick up this game in order to get in the mood to play, but no promises on getting more trophies or even trying to get back into that multiplayer.

Red Dead Redemption Sleeve

Now it’s your turn. Do you share my love of Red Dead Redemption? Maybe you loved the game but hated the ending. Based on the people that I’ve talked to there’s basically a 50/50 chance that you either hated the ending or loved it. What about the multiplayer, was I took quick to judge it? Let me know in the comments section below. Now for next week, we basically enter the “full time gamer” point of my life. At this point I was still horribly unemployed and had basically given up so I figured I might as well just game 24/7. This lead me to becoming the trophy hunter that I am today even though I began to go through games like they were water. I’ll let you know why I never finished God of War: Chains of Olympus next week.

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2 Comments

  1. Amazing game. I absolutely preferred this to GTA 4. Still the best R* game. And MP was fun but to me, the best dlc was Undead Nightmare. I’m not a fan of zombie games but that and Borderlands 1’s zombie dlcs were great fun. Definitely recommend getting just that pack 🙂

    • The Borderlands Island of Dr. Ned DLC was one of the best, I really liked that one. Although I wanted to get Undead Nightmare for this game at one point, I decided against it because it seemed to move away from the games actual point. I really just didn’t like that it did that, but I might be willing to give it a second look.

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