Anyone else like Jeff or Brad?

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#1 Edited by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -

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 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1206 posts) -

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 Posted by Demmetje (224 posts) -

Nope, loved both :)

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#4 Posted by FlyingRat (1454 posts) -

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 (1995 posts) -

Yes, I like Jeff and Brad...

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#6 Posted by Sayishere (1854 posts) -

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

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#7 Posted by MrCaptain (498 posts) -

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 Posted by mazik765 (2372 posts) -

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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#9 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1244 posts) -
@Demmetje said:
" Nope, loved both :) "
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#10 Posted by SuperSambo (3114 posts) -

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 (209 posts) -

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 (1244 posts) -

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 Posted by Lautaro (454 posts) -

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

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#14 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2749 posts) -

I love both of the games.

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#15 Posted by Eidderf (521 posts) -

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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#17 Posted by Meltac (2008 posts) -

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 Posted by GeekDown (1180 posts) -

They are both great games.

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#19 Posted by babblinmule (1280 posts) -

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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#20 Posted by Jethuty (1052 posts) -

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 Posted by LiquidSaiyan3 (581 posts) -

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 Posted by NTM (10143 posts) -
@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 (581 posts) -
@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 Posted by Flooder_delete (22 posts) -

I love both games. :)

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#25 Edited by sameeeeam (2469 posts) -

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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#26 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

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 Posted by AlexW00d (7530 posts) -

Yeah they are both good guys.

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#28 Posted by VWGTI (1946 posts) -
@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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#29 Posted by wewantsthering (1651 posts) -
@avantegardener said:
" Yes, I like Jeff and Brad... "
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#30 Posted by NinjaTard (175 posts) -

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 Posted by abdo (1095 posts) -

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 (1074 posts) -

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 Posted by fwylo (3571 posts) -

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 Posted by AjayRaz (12826 posts) -

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 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5919 posts) -

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 Posted by KarlPilkington (2812 posts) -

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

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#37 Posted by Sogeman (990 posts) -

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 Posted by blueaniman93 (620 posts) -
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 Posted by PaulRevere (223 posts) -

I'm with Brad.

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#40 Posted by KillyDarko (1991 posts) -

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 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

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 Posted by jozzy (2053 posts) -

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 Posted by Lemmycaution217 (1802 posts) -

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 Posted by Mutley (351 posts) -

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

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#45 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

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 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8881 posts) -

Love both. Rockstar is king. All hail.

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#47 Posted by dagas (3546 posts) -

Misleading title, just saying...

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#48 Posted by Pezen (2196 posts) -

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 Posted by Skytylz (4142 posts) -

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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#50 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2928 posts) -

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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