Red Dead Redemption 2, a video game review

A video game review written by Lee Sonogan

Red Dead Redemption 2 | Xbox

Red Dead Redemption 2 is arguably one of the best video games of the decade or even ever. Proving the period pieces involving cowpokes will never die. This western is packed with so much depth that ticks nearly every single box of preference. With the sheer amount of content from story to laying the standard to all future open-world experiences. There are so many hours to put in compared to the majority of other computer games. Simply put, it is everything and more in what all reviewers and critics have to say about it.

Firstly I highly recommend playing it with a good CPU and high-quality monitor. As the graphic’s benchmarks make every scene much more satisfying. At the turn of the 19th century, cowboys are a dying breed due to the modernization after the American Civil War. While the historical references in this are interesting, the perspective of the main character (Arthur Morgan) and crew is even more impressive. From villains to Dutch of your Van der Linde Gang, it emphasises the realism behind motivations.

Developing action with shooting as well, all solo campaigns need instant replays showing different angles like this. No automatic firearms although this makes you want to improve your aim by mere practise from the hip. The deadeye feature slows down time, on the other hand, it is not too overpowered where everything is easy. Then customization on your weapons and everything else in the crafting system never slows you down.

Made by the same people who make the Grand Theft Auto series, this one takes the cake especially in dialogue to be taken seriously. There is humour in many different themes as well although nothing takes away the great missions found everywhere. With an almost 10/10 soundtrack to boot fitting the suspenseful vibes, it’s unpredictable how it can suspend your disbelief. Mostly doing the plot objectives, I might have to replay it one day to finish off all the other steam achievements I missed.

Recording from the prologue to the epilogue which changes directions years later, four videos portray my epic journey compilations. Still, many more to edit to be played in order like a movie, I recommend this to all video game lovers as it is inspiring in more ways than one. The only con I have is that the last chapter seemly was rushed where if it went a little longer the final climax could have been more impactful. I truly hope without giving away spoilers, RDR 3 continues off with those people of importance still alive and kicking.

8.6/10

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