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    Red Dead Redemption

    Game » consists of 23 releases. Released May 18, 2010

    Red Dead Redemption is the spiritual successor to 2004's Red Dead Revolver, featuring a vibrant, open world set in the decline of the American Wild West. Players take on the role of former outlaw John Marston, who is forced to hunt down his former gang to regain his family.

    Anyone else like Jeff or Brad?

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    ventilaator

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    #1  Edited By ventilaator

    Jeff loved GTA IV to death and couldn't care less about RDR. 

     Brad never finished (?) GTA IV and has complained about the issues it has and said how he will never play a GTA game ever again unless they completely gut it and overhaul it for the next one, but he absolutely adores RDR. He even placed it in his #1 spot for top 10 games of the year, while I (And I'm sure many of you) would have bet their pinky that the first spot would go to Starcraft.
     
    I thought GTA IV was a steaming pile of horseshit, and I'm absolutely loving RDR so far (I'm like...10 hours in?) 
     
    Anyone else loving one of those and hating the other?

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    #2  Edited By JoyfullOFrockets

    I dislike both. :(
     
    I tried really hard to play GTA4, and played RDR at a friend's place, however neither impresses me for one reason or another.

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    #3  Edited By Demmetje

    Nope, loved both :)

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    #4  Edited By FlyingRat

    Nope, love them both. But i always love Rockstar open-world games. The Gta Games, Bully and Red Dead are some of my favorite games of all time.

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    #5  Edited By avantegardener

    Yes, I like Jeff and Brad...

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    #6  Edited By Sayishere

    I liked both also, considering they were made by the same people, im not really surprised

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    #7  Edited By Jeldh

    I loved both although im having a hard time going back to GTA4 after being used to the improved Red Dead Redemption controls.

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    #8  Edited By mazik765

    I never really understood the following behind GTAIV. Just wasn't a game for me I guess. I liked RDR a lot more, but I still don't understand the massive following it got.

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    Dad_Is_A_Zombie

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    #9  Edited By Dad_Is_A_Zombie
    @Demmetje said:
    " Nope, loved both :) "
    Ditto.
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    #10  Edited By Sambambo

    I'm a jeff. I really want to get into RDR but I hate all of the characters... In the summer I'll give it another Gand.

    GTA4 is the first GTA I've completed with cheats, and Loved it, but when I first started I didn't like it ala RDR.

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    #11  Edited By JayDubya

    Have been burned too many times on GTA / Rockstar games. 
    I just don't like these type of games and therefore haven't even tried RDR. 
    It could be great but I couldn't care less. 
     
    I also like Jeff and Brad but like Vinnie best (who doesn't?)

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    #12  Edited By JTB123

    I still haven't played GTA4, it just doesn't interest me the way GTA used to. I much prefer the Crackdown, Infamous, Prototype approach to a sandbox game.  I finished RDR, it was fun but the sandbox just felt very empty.

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    #13  Edited By Lautaro

    I couldn't stand GTA IV ultimately but ended up enjoying Red Dead a lot.

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    #14  Edited By Eidderf

    I'm kind of like Brad, not that I didn't get any fun out of GTA I just found the missions quite repetitive and the character's a bit unappealing. That being said I probably enjoyed playing the multiplayer of GTA more than RDR since the vehicles and weapons in that game allowed you to do more silly stuff when just messing around in the city (at least from my experience with it) than in Red Dead.

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    #15  Edited By BulletproofMonk

    I love both of the games.

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    #17  Edited By Meltac

    I'm with Jeff on this one. Played GTA IV to death, and I only got to Mexico in RDR, before I stopped playing it. 

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    #18  Edited By geekdown

    They are both great games.

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    #19  Edited By babblinmule

    I completely fell in love with GTA4, however I finished RDR and just wasnt impressed (didnt even break my top 10 of 2010). The gameplay and story just wasnt up to normal R* standards in my opinion.

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    for me, it was the other way around. Couldnt stand GTAIV, but loved RDR to death (got 100% in the main game and Undead nightmare).

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    #21  Edited By LiquidSaiyan3

    I liked both, but the scale tips in favor of Red Dead. They're essentially the same game if you strip them down, but I loved the story and setting of RDR.
     
    GTA IV was also the first GTA game that I finished to completion.

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    #22  Edited By NTM
    @JayDubya said:
    "

                        Have been burned too many times on GTA / Rockstar games. I just don't like these type of games and therefore haven't even tried RDR. It could be great but I couldn't care less.  I also like Jeff and Brad but like Vinnie best (who doesn't?)

                       

                    "

    Might want to fix the "couldn't". 
     
    Anyways, no. I like both GTA and Red Dead, though Red Dead has slight improvements in all areas. My favorite being that it has good checkpoints as GTA4 has none. I find it awkward how you can't swim in Red Dead Redemption though, and having John Marston say he can't swim to his son was an alright moment but I don't know if that's an acceptable excuse.
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    #23  Edited By LiquidSaiyan3
    @NTM said:

    " @JayDubya said:

    "

                        Have been burned too many times on GTA / Rockstar games. I just don't like these type of games and therefore haven't even tried RDR. It could be great but I couldn't care less.  I also like Jeff and Brad but like Vinnie best (who doesn't?)

                       

                    "
    Might want to fix the "couldn't".    
     
    Why fix what isn't broken?
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    #24  Edited By Flooder_delete

    I love both games. :)

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    #25  Edited By sameeeeam

    Well, I could never enjoy any of the PS2 Rockstar games (with the exception of Bully) but I absolutely loved GTA IV and RDR.

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    I fucking love GTAIV, but I couldn't finish RDR because I just found it kind of boring. 
     
    Maybe if it had more hookers and blow.

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    #27  Edited By AlexW00d

    Yeah they are both good guys.

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    #28  Edited By VWGTI
    @Jethuty said:
    " for me, it was the other way around. Couldnt stand GTAIV, but loved RDR to death (got 100% in the main game and Undead nightmare). "
    This for me as well. My first Rockstar game to 100%, including the DLC.
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    @avantegardener said:
    " Yes, I like Jeff and Brad... "
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    #30  Edited By NinjaTard

    Red Dead is amazing but GTA4 has the same problem all GTA games have for me which is they eventually have a minssion which is so hard I never get past it and hence hate the game for not letting me get past a chase. For instance, I got decently far into GTA4 only to have to chase a dude on a motor cycle. I NEVER LEARNED HOW TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE!!!! To have my entire mission rely on this stupid bike that flips me at the lightest collision while the dude I'm after races off into the sunset or whatever is redonkulous! 
     
    I really love Red Dead though....unhealthy amounts of love
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    #31  Edited By abdo

    I'm not too keen on either, they're both pretty ok games. I finished GTA IV and it's alright, not as good as previous GTAs. I still haven't finished RDR but from what I've played it seems alright.

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    #32  Edited By MaddProdigy

    I like both also, I mean, they're both cool dudes...oh wait. 
     
    For some reason I just never got that far into GTA. I loved it, but some missions were really held up by the controls and jerkyness of the character. Sometimes I would find myself struggling to find cover, or pressing a button and not seeing a response, and that turned me off to the point I stopped playing about half way through the story. 
     
    RDR on the other hand I just finished, and I think the main reason was because the combat is a  HUGE, IMMENSE improvement. Both games have killer stories, great characters, and are awesome, awesome games. The basic mechanics in RDR just made it more enjoyable for me. 
     
    The fact that they have worked out great story using GTA AND great mechanics using RDR at this point makes me ridiculously excited for LA Noire. Personally, most anticipated game of 2011 just because they seem to have nailed the formula to the wall and are applying it to their "perfect" game. Fingers crossed!

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    #33  Edited By fwylo

    I loved GTA IV. 
     
    I also found RDR super fun, but the story couldn't keep me interested for the whole game.

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    #34  Edited By beargirl1

    i really enjoyed GTA IV (although i still haven't finished the single player) but Red Dead didn't really catch me. i played it for like 2 hours and haven't touched it since.  
     
    i always think about going back to it. i want to see what everyone likes about it. 

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    #35  Edited By FancySoapsMan

    I didn't really like either.
     
    I gave up on GTA IV because the stiff controls made it impossible to enjoy.
     
    RDD started out well but the story was almost completely pointless about %90 of the time, it didn't really get rolling until the end of the game and by then I was ready to give up on it.

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    #36  Edited By KarlPilkington

    Thank god you said "couldn't care less".

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    #37  Edited By Sogeman

    I love both equally, though RDR was easier to play through (not difficulty wise but caring-about-finishing-it wise)

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    #38  Edited By blueaniman93
    @MrCaptain:  
    The controls in GTA IV were a gigantic turn-off for me. This is the same reason I was avoiding Red Dead Redemption. How large is the change of controls?
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    #39  Edited By PaulRevere

    I'm with Brad.

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    #40  Edited By KillyDarko

    Tried both, but didn't really like either. I'd still go for GTA 4, though, if I really had to choose.

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    #41  Edited By Jimbo

    Team Brad on this one, though I did enjoy both of the GTA 4 expansions.  I thought the gameplay was fine in GTA (loved the feel of the driving), but hated everything about the story, the characters, the structure, the pacing, the schizophrenic tone, the ending....
     
    I don't rate RDR quite as highly as a lot of people did, but yeah, much better than GTA 4 imo.

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    #42  Edited By jozzy

    I really don't like GTAIV, but enjoyed RDR when I played through it once but don't want to play it ever again. I liked the setting a lot.  I also was a massive fan of the very first GTA.

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    #43  Edited By Lemmycaution217

    RDR took me a while to get into, but by the end I loved everything about it.
    GTA IV was another story. I had to force myself to finish that game. It just wasn't for me.

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    #44  Edited By mutley

    I love Jeff and Brad and Both GTA IV and RDR. Epic games and people.

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    #45  Edited By Azteck

    GTAIV was fun for about 3 hours, then it just got tedious I thought. RDR could've been a little shorter, too many missions you had to do before the story progressed, I felt like.

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    #46  Edited By TheGreatGuero

    Love both. Rockstar is king. All hail.

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    #47  Edited By dagas

    Misleading title, just saying...

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    #48  Edited By Pezen

    The biggest gripe I had with GTA IV was that compared to San Andreas it felt in many ways as a step back, and I didn't really think the story was that much more serious in tone than previous GTA titles.

    RDR on the other hand felt fresh, hamdled nicely, looked good and had a compelling story to boot. My vote is RDR easily, even if I did have some fun with GTA IV.

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    #49  Edited By Skytylz

    They're both alright since they are so similar, Jeff seemed like a troll when he was talking about RDR though.

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    I wouldn't say I hated either of them, but find them to be very overrated and not much fun from an actual gameplay perspective.

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