I'm kind of afraid that the saying if it looks to good to be true it probably is applies to this game. I just finished watching all the movies available on live and if everything they've included actually works like they've intended this could be the greatest game of all time. I'm sure I'll enjoy it anyway (hell I got a lot of enjoyment out of GUN) but I'm a little wary that the game looks too awesome.
This game almost looks too good
" Im pinning my flag to the "red dead will be awesome " flagpole now. Its getting little coverage but i think thats going to change on launch "I say the coverage was controlled in a similar way to GTA IV, and look how bitchin' awesome that game was.
" @Davvyk said:Totally. That was a drip feed approach that had everyone clawing to grab the game. The main thing that appeals to me with red dead is the characters just seem to be interesting, but then again, arnt all rockstar characters." Im pinning my flag to the "red dead will be awesome " flagpole now. Its getting little coverage but i think thats going to change on launch "I say the coverage was controlled in a similar way to GTA IV, and look how bitchin' awesome that game was. "
Wow, I just looked that up and now I'm kind of pissed. It appears to get all the content in the UK LE you'd have to preorder the game at no less than three different stores here in the U.S. Same shit is happening with Just Cause 2. Why do we always get the shaft?
" the only reason I haven't preordered it yet is cause i'm holding out for the limited edition, which has been confirmed for the UK but not the US. "
Here's how hype works: The more you expect something to be a certain way, the more disappointed you will be when it isn't that way (See Molyneux Syndrome). However hype works both ways, so expecting something to be bad could end up making the final product that much more enjoyable (worked for me and Indigo Prophecy).
I hyped the fuck out of GTA4 for myself and ended up hating the final product because of it. I expect RDR to be awesome, but I'm not going to even try to think about exactly how awesome. Just remove all unconfirmed expectations until you play it. They've released more concrete info on RDR than GTA4 so a lot of the speculation part of the hype seems to be curtailed compared to GTA4, which was under described.
" @graf1k: actually the US usually gets it better- earlier release dates, sometimes better preorder/limited editions, if they come out overseas at all. The US is one of the biggest videogame markets; I just think they haven't announced it yet. "Yeah I'm 100000% sure it's just an announcement thing. R* has certain marketing patterns. You can all expect a PC version to be announced six+ months after release also.
I hope you guys are right. I'm sure in the grand scheme of things the EU gets shafted as much if not more, but the two examples I listed really got to me as I'm really looking forward to both those games.
As for the game itself and the hype it's getting, I'm just stoked to see an open world sandbox game in a non-urban, non-modern setting. I love my Saints Row and my GTA, but I LOVED Mafia on the PC (another sequel I am really excited for, although what Ryan was saying on the Bombcast has me a little down). It always amazes me how changing something so simple as the setting can make a genre feel completely fresh (an RPG in a modern setting, ect.).
The game I looked most forward too this year was definitely Metro 2033, and oh God... Metro delivered! Awesome game. Anyways, Redemption is my second on list of game I have been looking most forward to this year. And like you say, it looks incredible good! I recon the physics the Rage Enginee can push out of the hardware might have something to do with this. Cause when watching the trailers seeing duders get shot when riding horses and falling off looks awesome!
"Why do we always get the shaft? "An American. Complaining that they don't get the best deals for games compared to Europe.
I should smack you for that. We always get games later (even European-developed games) and we have to pay about twice as much. America gets it easy when it comes to games.
" I'm kind of afraid that the saying if it looks to good to be true it probably is applies to this game. I just finished watching all the movies available on live and if everything they've included actually works like they've intended this could be the greatest game of all time. I'm sure I'll enjoy it anyway (hell I got a lot of enjoyment out of GUN) but I'm a little wary that the game looks too awesome. "It looks like San Andreas mixed with The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and materialized orgasm.
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