Gameinformer gives it 9.75

#1 Posted by Brockly46 (652 posts) -

The June issue of GI gave RDR a 9.75/10, thats a good sign it will be worth the wait.

#2 Edited by dbz1995 (4959 posts) -

9.75/10=best review score system ever.
 
Still, looking forward to this.

#3 Edited by Bones8677 (3367 posts) -

Awesome, this game has flown under my radar for almost the whole time, but I may actually pick it up based on people's excitement for it. It'll be a while though, I just NOW picked up Mass Effect 2.

#4 Posted by scarace360 (4813 posts) -

good.

#5 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1679 posts) -

Why don't they just give it a percentage instead of going to 2dp on a scale of 10.

#6 Posted by Mmmslash (2189 posts) -

I'm so excited.

#7 Posted by Spoonybard37 (309 posts) -

Cant wait!
#8 Posted by Blair (2550 posts) -

Let's see what Giant Bomb says.  That's the gaming opinion I respect most.

#9 Posted by Claude (16629 posts) -

In the review, they mention two of my favorite games to describe RDR, Oblivion for its open world and Fable with how people treat you according to your actions. That really sold me on the game. I've read enough other stuff to know that this is a game for me.

#10 Posted by ninjakiller (3428 posts) -

Holding out hope that this game will be awesome.  The interactions with npcs based on reputation sounds intriguing.    
 
 GTA IV scored this high as well but was just awful.  

#11 Edited by CL60 (17120 posts) -
@ninjakiller said:

" Holding out hope that this game will be awesome.  The interactions with npcs based on reputation sounds intriguing.      GTA IV scored this high as well but was just awful.   "

GTA IV wasn't awful. It was amazingly polished for an open world game and was fun and had a good story.
#12 Posted by masterpaperlink (1917 posts) -

Yeah but GTA 4 got numerous 10's

#13 Posted by Claude (16629 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @ninjakiller said:
" Holding out hope that this game will be awesome.  The interactions with npcs based on reputation sounds intriguing.      GTA IV scored this high as well but was just awful.   "
GTA IV wasn't awful. It was amazingly polished and was fun and had a good story. "
It wasn't all that. It got very repetitive at the end. I quit playing it because of the long missions with no save and heaven forbid you die and have to start the mission all over. The DLC took care of that part and from what I've read, RDR has mid mission saves. That helps with my biggest gripe about GTA IV, well, I didn't like the characters either in GTA IV.
#14 Posted by CandleJakk (768 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @ninjakiller said:

" Holding out hope that this game will be awesome.  The interactions with npcs based on reputation sounds intriguing.      GTA IV scored this high as well but was just awful.   "

GTA IV wasn't awful. It was amazingly polished for an open world game and was fun and had a good story. "
True, but I, like many other game players I know got bored really quickly with it. It had largely repetitive missions, and most of the character were despicable or just annoying, which ultimately sucked a lot of fun out of the game for some people.
#15 Posted by ninjakiller (3428 posts) -
@Claude said:
" @CL60 said:
" @ninjakiller said:
" Holding out hope that this game will be awesome.  The interactions with npcs based on reputation sounds intriguing.      GTA IV scored this high as well but was just awful.   "
GTA IV wasn't awful. It was amazingly polished and was fun and had a good story. "
It wasn't all that. It got very repetitive at the end. I quit playing it because of the long missions with no save and heaven forbid you die and have to start the mission all over. The DLC took care of that part and from what I've read, RDR has mid mission saves. That helps with my biggest gripe about GTA IV, well, I didn't like the characters either in GTA IV. "
The long missions without checkpoints was horrible.  What really killed the game for me was it felt like all the fun had been sucked out of the game.  It's hard to explain, but compared to GTA:San Andreas and GTA:Vice City, it wasn't fun at all.  
#16 Posted by Kyreo (4683 posts) -
@Claude said:
" In the review, they mention two of my favorite games to describe RDR, Oblivion for its open world and Fable with how people treat you according to your actions. That really sold me on the game. I've read enough other stuff to know that this is a game for me. "
but you realize that THAT is why they mentioned both of those games.  To get the attention of the people that liked Fable 2 and Oblivion.  I'm not saying they did this with malicious intent or misrepresentation...  It's just good advertising on their part.
#17 Posted by Claude (16629 posts) -
@Kyreo said:
" @Claude said:
" In the review, they mention two of my favorite games to describe RDR, Oblivion for its open world and Fable with how people treat you according to your actions. That really sold me on the game. I've read enough other stuff to know that this is a game for me. "
but you realize that THAT is why they mentioned both of those games.  To get the attention of the people that liked Fable 2 and Oblivion.  I'm not saying they did this with malicious intent or misrepresentation...  It's just good advertising on their part. "
Oh sure, but there again, I can see where they're coming from. When I read the review and saw those two games mentioned, I felt they were doing me a small service. If you liked these games for this reason, then you might like this one. I also think it shows the difference between RDR and a GTA game.
#18 Posted by Nate (798 posts) -
@ninjakiller said:
" Holding out hope that this game will be awesome.  The interactions with npcs based on reputation sounds intriguing.      GTA IV scored this high as well but was just awful.   "
Considering this has been described by some as GTA in the wild west, I'm thinking this might not be for you.  This is why review scores might not matter that much to some people; it's all about personal taste.  As for me, GTA 4 in the wild west sounds pretty badass. 
#19 Posted by yyZiggurat (1047 posts) -
@CL60:  GTA4 wasn't awful, but in my opinion it didn't deserve all the 10's it got.  I did love the way they handled its story, though.
#20 Posted by SilentCommando (607 posts) -

Awesome, May 18 will be the best day of the month.

#21 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

3 days left. Ive known this game would be great since I started following it a long time ago. 

#22 Posted by tane (38 posts) -

GTA IV wasn't completely awful, but it sure lacked a lot of "fun factor" compared to the previous Grand theft auto games. It felt like a step down from San Andreas gameplay-wise and the multiplayer didn't work great either.
 
I hope they've made up for this, and added a lot of fun stuff to do, in between missions (NOT BOWLING) and made the multiplayer smooth.

#23 Posted by unclejohnny79 (689 posts) -

Wow, great score, really looking forward to this one

#24 Posted by Liam_mk (300 posts) -

Eeeeeeeeeeh Coooooousiiiin! I hear you like cowboys!....I feel justified

#25 Posted by Claude (16629 posts) -
@Liam_mk said:
" Eeeeeeeeeeh Coooooousiiiin! I hear you like cowboys!....I feel justified "
You pre-ordered didn't you. I can smell the dust that my horse kicks up. I might show up for the midnight launch.
#26 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

9.75 = 39 / 40  
Its amazing how stupid is to making a 1 to 40 scale and then disguising it as a 1 to 10 scale.  
 
Also im sick about hearing about this game.

#27 Posted by PillClinton (3352 posts) -

Are you telling me GI rates games on a 1,000 point scale?!

#28 Posted by Brockly46 (652 posts) -
@Mr_Skeleton said:
"

9.75 = 39 / 40  
Its amazing how stupid is to making a 1 to 40 scale and then disguising it as a 1 to 10 scale.  
 
Also im sick about hearing about this game.

"
then why come to the forums for it?
#29 Posted by DystopiaX (5378 posts) -
@Claude said:
" @Kyreo said:
" @Claude said:
" In the review, they mention two of my favorite games to describe RDR, Oblivion for its open world and Fable with how people treat you according to your actions. That really sold me on the game. I've read enough other stuff to know that this is a game for me. "
but you realize that THAT is why they mentioned both of those games.  To get the attention of the people that liked Fable 2 and Oblivion.  I'm not saying they did this with malicious intent or misrepresentation...  It's just good advertising on their part. "
Oh sure, but there again, I can see where they're coming from. When I read the review and saw those two games mentioned, I felt they were doing me a small service. If you liked these games for this reason, then you might like this one. I also think it shows the difference between RDR and a GTA game. "
I think it's more that it gives people who don't know much about the game a basis to compare it to, rather than just describing something as abstract as character interaction or how the world feels.
#30 Posted by Earthborn (395 posts) -

not sure what that .75 gets me, but perhaps more bears?
#31 Posted by Symphony (1934 posts) -

I wanna be hyped for this game but I just don't like the wild west ; ; Hopefully those who do find a lot of enjoyment out of it. It sounds like it's going to be really good by all accounts.

#32 Posted by bartok (2642 posts) -

I was going to buy it but that .25 points off of a 10 has me worried. I notice major game releases that get reviewed before they hit the market are almost always positive. Plus call me paranoid but how can we trust a magazine that gets a majority of its subscription base through Gamestop. 
Either way I preordered the game based on my love of Red Dead Revolver and Rockstar's track record with major game releases.

#33 Posted by NakAttack (1329 posts) -
@Blair said:
" Let's see what Giant Bomb says.  That's the gaming opinion I respect most. "
qft
#34 Posted by AArmyofJuan (21 posts) -
@HomemadeZiggurat:  I'm not a huge sandbox fan but GTAIV 's engine is what justified the 10 scores.  Euphoria made that game what it is.  It was the little things, like when Niko would step on a body in the street and wouldn't just clip through it but actually step on it and lose balance.  It gave that game a sense of reality you hadn't seen in games up to that point.  I hope Red Dead has the same feel.  On the other side of the coin the Euphoria engine wasn't used to it's potential in the Force Unleashed but that's for another forum. ;)
#35 Posted by MormonWarrior (2817 posts) -

Let's see...the original was rated for just blood and violence...let's check ESRB.org.
 
WHOA! Yep, it's GTA in the west alright. Nope, not playing it. Too bad, it could be cool. Aw heck, I hate Rockstar's games anyway. Who am I kidding? I think they're overrated. A lot.

#36 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -
@Brockly46: I came for other games but I saw this and thought to drop by to point out how ridiculous Gameinformer's rating system is.

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