Thankfully, for me anyway, the releases have stopped and now its time to work through some back log games. 2018 has been an incredible year for games and I’ve played a majority of the major releases, that I can think of.
I haven’t been this excited for a new release in a long, long time. Like many people, I played the original Red Dead Redemption at release and loved it. I knew we would get another game in the series eventually, I didn’t expect it to take eight years. Once you start playing Red Dead Redemption 2 you can see why it took so long. Red Dead Redemption sits in my Top 5 favorite games of all-time. I expected greatness for RDR2. Here are my thoughts.
TL,DR: At the end, as usual.
I’ll go beyond the graphical prowess of the game since I talked about that in my reaction to the first gameplay trailer. RDR2 still seems awesome. I am only skeptical about the first person perspective.
Alright, alright, alright. I wanted to stay away from RDR2 and all the hype. But, I really can’t help myself. I love the hype and can not wait for this game. Here are my impressions of the trailer.
TL,DR: In a surprise to no one, the game looks amazing.
We are about a month away from the chaos of fall gaming. The three month period of September, October, and November is the most contentious time in gaming. Most major new games come out in that period, usually yearly releases with some big names. I get it. Publishers need to get everything out before Black Friday and Christmas to increase sales.
At the end of 2017 I talked about a few of the games I was looking forward to in the coming year. But, I didn’t really mention a couple games that I’m looking forward too for whatever reason. Let’s talk about Spider-Man and Dragon Quest XI.
In a non-surprising turn of events, Rockstar delayed Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed to later in the year, October 26th, to be exact. Good. Studios need to be more okay with delaying games in order to create a better product. I understand some studios can’t do that because they don’t have the funds, but Rockstar certainly does after the incredible success that is GTA Online.
And speaking of online, there’s no way RDR2 doesn’t have a major online component. And apparently, according to Trusted Reviews, it’s going to have some sort of Battle Royale à la PUBG as well.
Go check out the update on the game here, they’ve got some really great screenshots and probably some spoilers so be warned.