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Continuing from my last blog post I will be discussing my favourite games of the past half-year of 2010.
In Second Place...
When I first heard that Rockstar was developing a new game outside of the Grand Theft Auto or Manhunt franchise and I became excited. However, the more I began to learn about Red Dead Redemption the more I began to loose interest. I had never been a major fan of the Grand Theft Auto franchise and I still have trouble getting into Grand Theft Auto IV and what I gathered from the news, interviews and other sources of information that I viewed, I dismissed Red Dead Redemption as Grand Theft Auto set in The Wild West.
Now, after buying and playing the game a considerable amount, I can say that I was mostly wrong.
Red Dead Redemption is still Grand Theft Auto at heart in terms of gameplay mechanics and the way that its open-world is structured. However, it expands upon these elements in a way that made it accessible to me and allowed me to become fully immersed in a world that I knew little about. Also, John Marston is far more likeable than any of the Grand Theft Auto protagonists (including Niko Bellic.)
As I played more and more of Red Dead Redemption the more I came to appreciate how much work Rockstar had put into it. Whether it was the characters, the missions that I undertook or the sheer brilliance of the visuals, Red Dead Redemption was a nice breath of fresh air and whilst it isn't my Game of the Year thus far it is definitely an honourable runner up and it would take a game of great magnitude to knock it from the top spot.
And In First Place...
That's right folks.
Mass Effect 2.
So far, this game has been the most enjoyable, most memorable and most satisfying experience I have had this year.
For a more in-depth look into my opinion towards Mass Effect 2 check out my review.
And that'll pretty much do it for this half-year of 2010.
I'll be writing a Game of the Year blog similar to the one I did last year.
I hope you all enjoyed reading!