Retro Gaming Retrospective - Red Dead Revolver Edition

I started 2011 off with a vomit. I got hit hard with the flu and was bed ridden, there was only one thing I could do. Play a game.  I dived into my backlog pile and came up with Red Dead Revolver for Xbox.  I loved Red Dead Redemption had spent many an hour picking flowers and tying women to train tracks. Shortly after hearing of Red Dead Redemption I decided to track down the first one.  I picked up Revolver for a mere $1.50 at a local used game store and took it home where it would sit untouched on my shelf for over a year.  This was as good a time as any to jump into this game. 
Red Dead Revolver follows the story of Red a man who witnessed the murder of his parents at the hands of bandits and is on a journey of revenge.  I was shocked to find that this game really had nothing to do with Red Dead Redemption and its protagonist John Marston despite sharing very similar facial scars. Its my understanding that Capcom originally worked on Red Dead Revolver and at some point it was acquired by Rockstar who completed and released the game.  The graphics dont hold up well but game play carries it still making it an enjoyable game. Unlike Redemption, Revolver is a linear mission based game where missions can be completed in just a few minutes and are scored based on speed, accuracy, damage taken, and highest combo earned. This unlocks new weapon upgrades and new bonus modes or Duels. Rarely did I find that I had to go out of my way or replay a mission to earn the highest rank, Excellent.  The missions themselves varied just enough to not get boring, but not enough to really  make me care about the story.  Most of the boss fights were a breeze due to a glitch or pathing bug that would make the person I was suppose to be fighting just continue to walk into a rock while I leisurely filled them with lead. The game took me a little under 8 hours to complete in one fever dream riddled sitting and was enjoyable not enough that I can recommend someone going out of their way to play.  If you already own it but have never given it a chance then why not, but if not then just skip this and jump straight to Red Dead Redemption. You'll miss out on nothing.
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Posted by Dr_Zombie_PHD
I started 2011 off with a vomit. I got hit hard with the flu and was bed ridden, there was only one thing I could do. Play a game.  I dived into my backlog pile and came up with Red Dead Revolver for Xbox.  I loved Red Dead Redemption had spent many an hour picking flowers and tying women to train tracks. Shortly after hearing of Red Dead Redemption I decided to track down the first one.  I picked up Revolver for a mere $1.50 at a local used game store and took it home where it would sit untouched on my shelf for over a year.  This was as good a time as any to jump into this game. 
Red Dead Revolver follows the story of Red a man who witnessed the murder of his parents at the hands of bandits and is on a journey of revenge.  I was shocked to find that this game really had nothing to do with Red Dead Redemption and its protagonist John Marston despite sharing very similar facial scars. Its my understanding that Capcom originally worked on Red Dead Revolver and at some point it was acquired by Rockstar who completed and released the game.  The graphics dont hold up well but game play carries it still making it an enjoyable game. Unlike Redemption, Revolver is a linear mission based game where missions can be completed in just a few minutes and are scored based on speed, accuracy, damage taken, and highest combo earned. This unlocks new weapon upgrades and new bonus modes or Duels. Rarely did I find that I had to go out of my way or replay a mission to earn the highest rank, Excellent.  The missions themselves varied just enough to not get boring, but not enough to really  make me care about the story.  Most of the boss fights were a breeze due to a glitch or pathing bug that would make the person I was suppose to be fighting just continue to walk into a rock while I leisurely filled them with lead. The game took me a little under 8 hours to complete in one fever dream riddled sitting and was enjoyable not enough that I can recommend someone going out of their way to play.  If you already own it but have never given it a chance then why not, but if not then just skip this and jump straight to Red Dead Redemption. You'll miss out on nothing.