No doubt you’ve heard of Rockstar Games and their most famous and successful title: the Grand Theft Auto series. The series that started off in 1997 and has grown into a $2 billion industry thanks to its huge success in the gaming world. Rockstar Games has released a total of 19 games in the series, and each of them are critically acclaimed, full of content, and are loved by gamers all around the world. They are also huge money makers.
The other day I was playing Red Dead Redemption 2, and I thought to myself that Rockstar Games was the best developer in the world. Why? Well, it seems that Rockstar has made an art out of creating games that are flawed to perfection. From the perspective of an old gamer like me (I’m getting to the age where I realize I’m getting older), there are certain ways that I think Rockstar Games has an unfair advantage over other game developers.
Rockstar Games has released a number of games over the years, from the bizarre to the barely comprehensible, but one of its most intriguing efforts is called “Red Dead Redemption 2”. It has been developed by a team at Rockstar that is as eccentric as its games, as you will see from some of the video interviews on the Rockstar Games Youtube channel. In this article I will review the work on this title, and its development.
Nobody does it better than Red Dead Redemption 2. (Photo courtesy of Rockstar Games)
Another reader praises Psychonauts 2, while the Wednesday Inbox is upset with Nintendo’s contemporary approach to Virtual Consoles.
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The most interesting hot topic during the weekend, particularly considering Red Dead Redemption 2’s reputation as an overrated game. I understand the criticisms about the gameplay and length, but I think it’s a fantastic game and one of my all-time favorites. In terms of individual quality, as well as the breadth and interaction of the open world, I’d say it had by far the finest visuals of the previous generation.
It’s an amazing accomplishment, and although some of it is due to having a lot of money, I’d argue that it supports Rockstar’s claim to being the greatest developer working today. I say this not only because I enjoy their work, but because no one else can make games that are as good as theirs. The only other open world game that receives as high praise is Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, which is a totally different experience with few characters and built-up places.
GTA and Red Dead Redemption are gaming beasts that no one else can equal, and that, in my opinion, is an accomplishment deserving of praise. They may not be for everyone, but I don’t believe that is necessary for a game to be enjoyable. The only issue I have with Rockstar is that they don’t produce any more games, so you have to wait a long time for the next one. Dis
Changes in detail Far Cry 6 is still not my cup of tea. It’s arguably the finest, or at the very least the most consistent, of the Ubisoft formula games, but I’ve played it far too many times. Aside from a new location and… flamethrowers, what makes 6 stand out? I’m sure there’s more to it, but they seem minor in comparison to the fact that we’ve all played the same game numerous times (for starters, there’s been a lot more than six).
To be honest, I don’t know what else to do with it, but I’d think sci-fi or fantasy is the only way to go. The issue is that the locations are becoming too similar, the weaponry are always roughly similar since it is current day, and the whole fascist-leader-as-bad-guy thing is becoming a little old. I believe the game will not be a commercial success, and Far Cry 7 will be a reboot. Lemon20
deserved acclaim Yes, I agree with the accolades for Psychonauts 2. It’s a wonderful game, with great conversation and characters, a surprise storyline, amazing music, well-balanced length and pace, and lots of creativity.
It also looks shockingly nice. While the gameplay is just average and the game is pretty simple, there’s more than enough going on to keep you interested. I’d also suggest it, especially if you like action platformers. Matt (the fleeing one)
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Looks that are indefensible When it comes to the argument about whether the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 looks better, I don’t believe we’re evaluating the Miss World winner here (if it still exists). I’m reminded of those tales about the world’s ugliest dog that crop up now and then, and the folks who swear it’s the most beautiful thing they’ve ever seen, when I watch someone get worked up and jump to the defense of their favorite piece of moulded plastic.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, like those hell hounds (sorry, been playing a lot of Hades the past few days), have their own distinct appeal, but we’re not talking about a pair of stunners here. Simundo
GC: We don’t believe anybody has made a serious attempt to defend the PlayStation 5 or to argue that the Xbox Series X is anything more than sufficient.
Option for the wedding anniversary With rumors circulating that GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas would be remastered, it seems that this is a possibility. October 2022 will commemorate the 20th anniversary of GTA: Vice City, as well as the 25th anniversary of the original Grand Theft Auto game. This year marks the 20th anniversary of GTA 3, thus this is something Rockstar might do to commemorate the franchise’s 25th anniversary. Although San Andreas is still four years away from turning 20, it shouldn’t prevent a few remasters from taking place.
Although I’m not sure what’s in the works right now, I’d like to see some DLC for these remasters to add some additional missions to the narrative, which might address some concerns about what happened after the events of previous GTA games like Vice City and San Andreas. Even if it was only some voice work or a cameo appearance, this would be a wonderful opportunity for Rockstar to make apologies and wrap up any loose ends with Ray Liotta and Young Maylay. Be rotting, gaz (gamertag)
There’s no cause. It’s difficult to comprehend Nintendo in general, but the Virtual Console scenario is especially perplexing. It’s essentially free money (the most of the emulation isn’t even that good!) Despite this, they just stopped doing it for no apparent reason. They also abandoned the Wii U, a system in urgent need of fresh games, even if it was only a 30 year old NES classic!
There is nothing preventing them from releasing a remaster. Because the new Advance Wars is a complete recreation, it could have existed whether or not the original was available on the Switch Virtual Console. They may not have been able to get away with Super Mario 3D All-Stars, but it was a shame in any case, and not something they should have been attempting to slip past people.
I like the notion of Sega and SNK, as well as other less-known formats, being supported, and I would have liked to see that continue. But it isn’t, probably because some Nintendo executive woke up on the wrong side of the bed one morning and decided that they should leave the option of charging individually for each of them at a later date… which they have never done. Why does Nintendo have to be so Nintendo? Galactus
Answer is straightforward. So, GC, was there any formal explanation for the yet-to-be-released Lego Star Wars: Skywalker Saga game, which was officially scheduled for a Spring 2022 release at last week’s Gamescom event?
To be honest with you, I’m not going to hold my breath even for next year. JAH
GC: It’s not done yet, according to the explanation.
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The ideal film Although these were production pictures rather than stills from the film, those Resident Evil movie images looked awful. I’m not even talking about the hairstyles (although GC’s piece dissecting them all made me giggle since the movie got them all incorrect).
Combining the first two games into a single film also seems like a terrible idea, and not only because of the huge cast, who never meet in the games. Is Mr. X and William Birkin going to be introduced in the same film, along with the tyrant from Resident Evil 1 and everything else, as well as Lisa Trevor?! That’s much too much for a single film; it’s ridiculous.
I believe the ideal film would be a hybrid of what this seems to be and the previous series. The ancient movies made things up as they went along (how many apocalypses were there in the end?) I didn’t care about the games most of the time, but if you planned out a complete series with a fresh cast of characters in a different setting, it would work.
You can have a few cameos, but you can also have all of the classic Resident Evil creatures and insanity without always comparing yourself to the games and adopting them half-heartedly. Especially because no film will dare to be as corny as the original Resi.
also-rans in your inbox No offense to Manic Miner 100, but what Xbox exclusives does he prefer above PlayStation 5 exclusives? They haven’t had a decent one in over a year, in my opinion? What was it before that? Gears 5? Spiral
For Rise Of The Tomb Raider to be an exclusive for a year, Microsoft paid $100 million? And they were attempting to compete with Uncharted 4? I doubt there is a single player on the planet who wouldn’t have told them it was a terrible idea, but they went ahead and did it anyway. All for less than the cost of a hospital wing. Coolsbane
The topic for this week’s Hot Topic is Reader Ishi proposed the topic for this weekend’s Inbox, asking, “How much do you really play video games at the moment?”
How much time do you spend playing games on a typical week, ignoring time spent reading about them or watching others play? Is there a regular pattern or time of day when you play games, or does it rely on whether or not anything new has come out?
Do you play on a regular basis, and does it change depending on the time of year or other factors? How has the amount of time you spend playing changed as you’ve gotten older?
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