Okay, so I liked RDR. I really did. I hear a ton of love for it, and most of it is well deserved. Here's my two issues with everyone giving the game godlike status. I don't really think a spoiler warning is necessary, but here it is just in case.
Everyone loves the story. They think it's refreshing that a game finally focuses on a character who just wants to go home but is determined to do what it takes to save his family. I don't mean to sound rude here, but that's not overly unique. In fact, it's actually sort of a rehash of all sorts of movies and games, especially westerns.
Also. Mexico. What the hell? I understand RDR was designed to be in parts, but Mexico makes no sense. Getting caught up in a Mexican Revolution seems to be a lengthy way (not to mention a copout) to have John progress with finding the gang members he's looking for. For the only time in that game, I felt like it was stretched out, and (closes eyes and crosses fingers) repetitive.
To end my story rant. Herding cows. What. The. Hell. Horsebreaking was okay. even hunting was manageable. But to force me to waste precious gaming time herding cows? Fuck that. and not just once. More than once. I want to say 3, but i can't be sure
The Character That Is John Marston
In my opinion, of course, John Marston isn't the new character of the year. In fact, he's not even a new character. He's a cowboy (or outlaw, for whatever distinction there may be). You know, the hero of every western, everywhere. Sure, he's not a bank robber, but that doesn't change the fact that he runs around with a six shooter and kills things. And more importantly, he's not interesting.Save my wife, blah blah blah. But other than that, it's "you turn on me, and I'll put a bullet in your head" "yo soy john marston!" and "i'll kill you all!"
Okay, I'm sick of typing, so I'll end my character rant with this. John Marston is stupid. How many times do you have to run stupid errands for people, get turned on, and still have to do everything yourself before you say "fuck this. i'm gonna shoot everything in my sight," The grave robber and the shitty salesman? I mean come on John. I know you want to save your family, but seriously, what the fuck,