The Good, The Bad, The Irradiated

Note, the following is copy pasta'd from a post I made on Kotaku.  Thought it would make a good first Giant Bomb blog post.
 
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly is my favourite movie of all time.

I enjoyed the TV series Deadwood (until it got really boring halfway through season 2).

Unforgiven, The Searchers, 310 to Yuma etc...
I love the western genre.

I have not gotten into Wild West games for whatever reason. I have not played Gun or the Call of Juarez games.

I contend that Fallout 3 is probably the most 'like a Western' game that I've ever played.

In it, I wandered the lawless wastelands (sans horse, unfortunately) and came across cattle ranchers, scavengers, and outlaws (raiders). I did so while donning my stetson (Shady Hat), and my trench coat (Recon Armor). I (obviously) did all of this while rocking a sweet (Wasteland Survivor) beard.

The crowning moment for me was when I stumbled on the slaver camp (Evergreen Mills i think?). Ruthlessly murdering the entire population of that small town (while freeing the slaves) was a very satisfying experience.

Perhaps The Man With No Name would have gotten in with the slavers and took their organization apart from the inside instead of walking in and straight up murdering everyone like I did. It doesn't matter. I did what I wanted to do. And I felt like a total badass.

I hope Red Dead Redemption can deliver that feeling.
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Posted by hi_im_rob
Note, the following is copy pasta'd from a post I made on Kotaku.  Thought it would make a good first Giant Bomb blog post.
 
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly is my favourite movie of all time.

I enjoyed the TV series Deadwood (until it got really boring halfway through season 2).

Unforgiven, The Searchers, 310 to Yuma etc...
I love the western genre.

I have not gotten into Wild West games for whatever reason. I have not played Gun or the Call of Juarez games.

I contend that Fallout 3 is probably the most 'like a Western' game that I've ever played.

In it, I wandered the lawless wastelands (sans horse, unfortunately) and came across cattle ranchers, scavengers, and outlaws (raiders). I did so while donning my stetson (Shady Hat), and my trench coat (Recon Armor). I (obviously) did all of this while rocking a sweet (Wasteland Survivor) beard.

The crowning moment for me was when I stumbled on the slaver camp (Evergreen Mills i think?). Ruthlessly murdering the entire population of that small town (while freeing the slaves) was a very satisfying experience.

Perhaps The Man With No Name would have gotten in with the slavers and took their organization apart from the inside instead of walking in and straight up murdering everyone like I did. It doesn't matter. I did what I wanted to do. And I felt like a total badass.

I hope Red Dead Redemption can deliver that feeling.
Posted by TheHT

the post-apocalypse is usually a lot like the wild west, just with dune buggies, robots and bad hair.

Posted by baconbits33

Hmmm..... I disagree

Posted by TheGreatGuero

Awesome, dude. Yeah, I feel ya. Fallout 3... what a game...
If Red Dead Redemption can be that awesome, I'll be more than happy.

Posted by Jayross

Hmm... for some reason I don't feel that RDR will deliver such an awesome open world experience like FO3.

Posted by Ghostiet

If RDR will be as good as FO3, I won't even touch that piece of shit.

Posted by Conker

Speaking of Fallout 3... 
Man, what a HUGE disappointment. The game was just NOT fun at all. For me anyways.  
Still waiting for Elder Scrolls V.
Posted by ProfessorEss
@hi_im_rob said:
...I have not played Gun...
Go play GUN.
Posted by MrSnow

We all know this game will have tons of movie references.