Excerpt: You begin play as Red, still a young cowpoke of about 13. Your father has just returned from his claim and informed you and your mother that you are now rich because of a huge vein of gold he and his partner struck.
Excerpt: Imagine an old Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, because that’s what the story feels like. In the 1800s a father is reunited with his wife and son, the three-month expedition for gold has been a success. He greets his family bearing gifts and the news of their wealth.
Excerpt: Video games are in a rut. Sure, graphics, sound, game play and story are getting better, but how about some diversity when it comes to subject matter? On computers and consoles there are thousands of games to choose from, but the fact remains; if you’re not interested in war, sports, science fiction...
Excerpt: Clich’s. I love ‘em. From the train chase to the saloon fight, the busty hostages to the showdown outside the run down bank, spaghetti westerns wouldn’t be the same without the scenarios that keep TV from being a complete loss on a wet and rainy Sunday afternoon.
Excerpt: "Annie! Get your gun!" I'm not kidding either! It's in the game. Not that exact quote, but there is a cute little blonde cowgirl wielding a rifle named "Faith" that hooks up with Red, the tragic hero of this Rockstar western, as he sets out on his mission of revenge.
Excerpt: Red Dead Revolver is a stylish third-person shooter that simulates western cinema, right down to the scratchy film stock and the spaghetti-centric soundtrack. The game’s protagonist is Red, a grim gunman out for bloody revenge against the desperados who offed his parents.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: "Rockstar has nailed the spaghetti western with its first shot," proclaims the blurb sticker on the box. Well, not quite. While the game is a lot of fun, there's a fine line being trodden here between interesting and monotonous.