Rockstar Games Outdated?
Written by: tsalito - 21:45 Apr-14-2020

The Gaming industry is currently in its Golden Age. There are Hundreds of Studios out there, but only few are as succesful as Rockstar Games. Since they started making Videogames back in 1998 they have created some of the most iconic and succesful Franchises in the Industry. Gaming titans such as GTA, Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne. Clearly Rockstar has a place in each Gamer's heart, whether its for Gta: Vice City and San Andreas, or for Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2. Rockstar has been on a roll commercially and critically with Gta V still at the top of the charts. 

              I picked up a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 as soon as it came out back in October 2019, and I gotta say I was actually really impressed with it. I just spent hours upon hours just hunting, fishing, robbing and coughing blood. The story and characters were amazing, Arthur Morgan might be one of the best characters in recent gaming, and surely its breathing world is the most beautiful I've seen since Witcher 3. 

                                                                   

Now like my man Larry David would say, "Having said that" I think that the gameplay was a bit 2013. Yes there are million different things you can do. The hunting and fishing are really fleshed out and so are horses and weapons. The shooting while still old fashioned felt crisp and the guns felt like proper Boom sticks. Besides that though lets take a look at the main Mission Gameplay.     

  

 

Now pretty much every mission starts with a well directed, well acted, well written Cutscene. Then you will get text telling you what to do next, which would most likely be travelling from point A to point B. After you do that, you just get another cutscene and after that you will either have to shoot some "Bad Guys like it really rough guys" or chase somebody. Again I am not saying that it is a boring game, but I would like something different than the GTA with horses formula. 

  Call me sad but I love to collect thing in videogames. I just love getting that little bit extra something out of the experience. Red Dead 2 has lots of collectibles. From Cards to Dinosaur bones, to exotic fish and animals. Now, while there are maps for the fish and legendary animals, the rest of the collectibles provide no clue as to where they can be found, and in a map as huge as RdR 2 you will have to be damn lucky to find em all without consulting a wikipage. I am not saying that there should be a huge ass marker saying "FIND ME" but there should be subtle clues as to where each collectible is, whether that is a random NPC dialogue or a map just like the rest of the collectibles. 

 With GTA VI on the way I cant help but pray that there will be some changes to the Rockstar Formula. Tell me your opinion, do you think they should do something different or just stick to what they do best. 

 

Till Next Time 

 

 


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