Would You Pick GTA 6 or Red Dead Redemption 2?
One thing is for sure with these two games, they are a long, long way away. Speculation has already took off for GTA 6, you can find out more about this here! But for Red Dead Redemption 2, the internet has been pretty quiet considering how incredible the first game was.
It got me wondering what exactly I would pick given the chance though, If Rockstar asked all their fans which game they should make next I wonder what the answer would be. I'm sure that GTA has a far stronger following, but I feel that it's about time Rockstar went back to the old west and took all of their knowledge from Max Payne 3 and GTA V and combined them (maybe even the facial animations from L.A. Noire?).
Out of pure curiosity on my part, I'm wondering what the fan base is like out there. If presented with a choice, which game would you ask Rockstar for first, baring in mind that the failure to choose one game would push its production back by an additional two years. So fans which one would you pick?
What Red Dead Redemption 2 Must Learn from GTA 5!
Red Dead Redemption was labelled as a "permanent franchise" by 2K Games, therefore we can be sure that there is another adventure for us on the way. Therefore, what will Rockstar learn from their recent success and implement into their next Red Dead game?
In terms of protagonists, I wonder whether Red Dead Redemption needs to include new playable characters. I know at the end you play as Marston's son but that's not the same. Despite my love of being able to play as the 3 lads in GTA V, the consistency of John Marston's character and the beautifully scripted dialogue that was so well delivered by Rob Wiethoff, only complimented the best storyline that Rockstar have ever produced.
If they go with multiple characters will this take away from what made Red Dead Redemption great? Probably not, I'm just being sentimental towards a game that blew my mind. In fact a different character from say Mexico, the far west and the far east of America would be great. I just hope they maintain their glorious storytelling.
The heists in GTA V were an excellent addition, though in my mind didn't go far enough in terms of options, but still they were a worthwhile contribution to the GTA world. Now imagine that in Red Dead Redemption 2. Robing banks of course wouldn't be as difficult back in the old west, but train robberies would be spectacular.
They are almost a cliche in the western film genre, but used in this context it could be a sensational thrill. Speeding through the countryside fighting foes atop a train, attempting to make your way to the front with other bandits helping you out, yes please!
What are your thoughts with regards to GTA Online or Red Dead Redemption's multiplayer aspects? Personally, I wasn't that great a fan of either of them, particularly Red Dead's. They are not so much tacked on, but it's certainly not the reason why I buy their games. Does this mean they should get rid of them, or simply fine tune them?
They certainly need to make it less bug filled straight out the gate. GTA 5 was a mess online, it has improved a fair bit with its constant patches, but I think it turned a lot of people off at the beginning. The variety of modes they create are fantastic, I just never feel like they put as much effort into them as they do with their campaigns. If they can lend their singleplayer focus to multiplayer then go for it, otherwise we don't need multiplayer. Am I the only one that feels this way?
Map and World
I can't really fault Red Dead Redemption's map. I adored it. It was such a great size, it was beautiful for its time and it was populated with fascinating characters and side missions. More of that please! Make your America an even larger map for us to explore and equally dense and we'll be blown away as we ride on horse back through the wild west.
They are famous for their wonderful side characters, so many of the most memorable characters from the Red Dead game are the small, insane ones that occasionally drifted in and out of the campaign. More of this again!
A Good Melee System
I remember getting beat up by that car salesman in GTA V because they still haven't really focused on their melee combat at all. Of course, it's all about guns in GTA, but when presented with the opportunity to use melee it should feel like I'm in control of the situation, rather than lucky I didn't miss.
Keep Up the Good Work
In terms of endings, GTA V's really didn't impress me that much, it kind of came out of nowhere and wrapped everything up very quickly, but [Red Dead Redemption](movie:42294) had an ending that you will never forget. Trying desperately to shoot all of those guys outside of your barn was just amazing. You felt helpless and that you had failed and then the game makes you watch yourself die in a cinematic that Marston wasn't coming back from. Genius.
Also the zombie DLC was the greatest DLC ever created. Generally Rockstar, I just want you to keep up the good work! Let's hope they dazzle us with Red Dead Redemption 2! Personally, I'd pick Red Dead over GTA any day!