I don’t get jacked up for many video games anymore. Aside from picking up a couple sports games every year, the only thing I really look forward to is a new installment of the Grand Theft Auto series.
This has changed. However, the same company (Rockstar) that is behind the GTA series is also behind Red Dead Redemption, so it’s not that much of a surprise.
For those unfamiliar with GTA, the game is so great because of its open-action format. You can essentially go wherever you want, and do whatever you want, whenever you want. It’s this time of non-linear gameplay that makes it so much fun and increases its replay value 10-fold. There is nothing worse than a game that has you jumping from A-B throughout. Then, once the game is done (which usually takes less than 10 hours) you never pop it in the system again.
The trailer above doesn’t really give the in’s and out’s of the game so much as show off the graphics and a couple funny lines, but a few of the other videos on Gamespot do a better job.
An open-ended Western style shoot ’em up game from Rockstar? Count me in!