Summary: ...but it does not come without flaws. For those of you who don't know, Red Dead Revolver is Rockstar's first attempt at a western-themed game. The game has a great presentation, terrific sound, and amazing gameplay. However, in many cases, its flaws outweigh its good spots. Of course, you can't notice it at first, but this game is brutally short. If you are familiar with this genre, you can breeze through it in about 5 or 6 hours. And I thought Max Payne 2 was short!
Summary: First off, I think a lot of people are expecting Rockstar to keep putting out Grand Theft Auto every single time they release a game. Not exactly fair, but that shows you just how good those games are. If you are looking for a solid western "shoot em up" game, then you should enjoy Red Dead Revolver. You play (mainly) as Red, a quiet yet lethal gunfighter whose family was slaughtered in front of him.
Summary: Red Dead Revolver is a fun game. The controls are medicore requiring the use of both analog sticks on the controller, similar to Halo. Also, keep those index fingers flexed. You'll have to use the L1, R1, and R2 while running amongst a hail of gunfire dodging objects with the left stick while aiming with the right stick. The graphics are ok, but become a little blurred after a few feet and blur worse with distance, no that isn't your TV.
Summary: This is a FUN game!!! If you like spaghetti westerns, you will probably like this game. The graphics are done in a cartoon style instead of a realistic style. At first, I was put off by this, but the style grew on me as I played. You play the game primarily as Red, a bounty hunter, but you also get to play as other characters, which keeps the game fresh and fun.
Summary: Red Dead Revolver plays much like Max Payne. In fact, our hero, the scar-faced Red, has an ability to slow down time just like Max Payne to allow multiple auto-lock targets. Go Big Red! The story revolves around Red, and early in the game, you watch on helplessly as Red's father is murdered before your eyes. Fast forward to some years later, Red is grown and has taken up occupation as a bounty hunter.
Summary: It's been said of Stephen King before that he could publish a grocery list and it would sell a million copies. The perception of Rockstar Games is very similar these days. From GTA3 forward, the Grand Theft Auto series have been instant classics. That Rockstar is promising to "blow people away" with the upcoming San Andreas title is a scary thought considering how far they pushed the envelope with Vice City.
Summary: I've been getting more and more excited about the forthcoming "Red Dead Redemption" so, through frustration, I bought this to get the juices flowing. Unfortunately, this game has been eclipsed since its release by a host of open world games, particularly on the PS3 and XBox 360, and its really showing its age. Its biggest contribution was to inspire Rockstar Games to develop what may well be the best game ever.
Excerpt: Red Dead Revolver has a strong, unique basis that was obviously influential for the incredible Red Dead Redemption. However, it is clear that this game was not a Rockstar creation. While Rockstar published the game, it was originally a Capcom production, and you can clearly see this difference when comparing it with other Rockstar games of the time.