Red Dead Redemption 2 – YES!

tmp_7224-actual_1476708723-552440093It was my Game of the Year in 2010. It was exactly what I didn’t know I wanted in life (kinda like Einherjer’s Album of the Year in 2014!) While the open-world sandbox of the late 19th-century west was interesting and compelling, it was Rockstar’s writing and the impeccable voice acting that made it such a remarkable landmark in gaming’s last generation. I’ve already lobbied for a remaster but here we are… A year before a long-gestating and sure-to-be massive launch. Red Dead Redemption 2!

I expect this to be almost GTAV in its scope. It’ll contain both a deep and entertaining single-player campaign with a robust and never-ending online component. And while my interest in the latter is essentially null, if RDR is anything to go by, I look forward to getting lost, getting sidetracked, losing hours gazing over the horizon of the barren western countryside. It’s beautiful in its simplicity and joyous in its diversity. I’m crossing my fingers it lives up to the standard of the second game of the series. A year to wait sure does suck, but with the developer’s reputation, we have a lot to look forward to.

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