Summary: “Red Dead Redemption” is the dream of many a young lad (or lass) who pined at some time in his or her life of becoming a hero of the Old West. It should strike no one as a shocking fact that Rockstar’s open-world, third-person adventure game is a phenomenal, immersive experience that not only earns every penny of your money in the game play department, but stands tall on the merits of its storyline that tracks the classic (anti)hero in a vintage setting which...
Conclusion: 'RoboCop' is a true sleeper of the '80s, a tough, satirical and bloody action film that holds up quite well. Unfortunately, little effort seems to have been expended to restore the film for Blu-ray, and the transfer is quite frankly crap. The sound mix is better, however, and Sony has included a nice commentary and documentary from previous DVD releases. This is far from the definitive version of 'RoboCop,' however, that I and undoubtedly fans would have liked.
Conclusion: Many people like to call Red Dead Redemption “GTA 4 in the Wild West” and I honestly do not mind the comparison. Rockstar did a Grand Theft Auto like job with this game in that it’s a total sandbox game with great dialogue. The graphics and visual design of the game works very well and looks awesome. All the interactions with different animals and the landscape creates’ a world that is wild and intense at times.
Excerpt: John Marston has returned to fight a horde of zombies and discover the cause of the dead rising from the grave. Undead Nightmare was originally released as DLC for the original Red Dead Redemption but was soon released as a standalone game at retail. The events of Undead Nightmare take place near the end of the story of the original Red Dead Redemption.
Pros: Gameplay from the original RDR; new weapons.
Cons: Bad language; high amounts of blood, violence and gore; sexual themes; racism; supernatural themes.
Excerpt: Rockstar has left the busy streets of Liberty City and has headed for the dying Wild West for the spiritual successor to Red Dead Revolver. The game takes place in 1911 in a fictitious area somewhere along the U.S./Mexican border and follows the story of former outlaw turned rancher, John Marston. But Marston can't seem to escape his past as he's forced by government agents to hunt down 3 surviving members of his old gang after the agents abducted his wife and son.
Pros: World is large; beautiful and “alive” with random events; Lots to do outside of the story.
Cons: A few glitches; frame rate suffers at times; the horses can become annoying.
Excerpt: For years it seemed as if no-one in Hollywood could make a successful pirates movie. Sure, if you looked back to the 1930s there was Errol Flynn in Captain Blood and a whole bunch of other swashbucklers – but in the second half of the Twentieth Century? Nothing but duds. From Roman Polanski’s Pirates to Cutthroat Island, via numerous versions of Treasure Island, no-one managed to nail the formula, to deliver the quintessential pirate blockbuster.
Excerpt: Undead Nightmare is one of those games that, when played in a busy office, can act as a Weapon of Mass Disruption. For starters, there's the odd spectacle of zombies swarming all over Rockstar San Diego's carefully constructed Western wilderness, disrupting the cut-scenes and generally making a mess of things. Then there's the utter racket made by the undead hoards - the wails and howls boxers-browning shrieks that attract people from the adjacent room.
Conclusion: Sniper: Ghost Warrior had potential in its concept and with the hype around snipers within the gaming community. Unfortunately, due to a lack of conviction in being different from more popular titles and a poor execution in its realism, the game is disappointing. Its perks are found within its sniping, but it is still not up to scratch and the rest of the game simply drags behind.
Excerpt: Over the past few years, Rockstar has shined in the DLC department. Both downloadable episodes for Grand Theft Auto IV were fantastic, and the multiplayer additions to Red Dead Redemption have been solid. But with Undead Nightmare , they are finally capitalizing on the single-player portion of Red Dead Redemption . This zombie-filled adventure features a six-plus-hour story arc in addition to new weapons, new mounts, and even a couple more multiplayer modes.
Pros: Features the top-notch production values from the original game, Large amount of content for a piece of DLC, Humorous and campy approach suits the game well
Cons: Close-range combat is clunky, Lack of mission variety leads to repetition