John Marston isn't just one of my favourite video game characters; He's one of my favourite characters in literature, period.
So what makes him so great a character? Why do we have such an attachment to Mr. Marston, a fictitious figment of Rockstar's imagination? I believe it's because in addition to being a badass cowboy, he is also human.
The key to creating a cool character isn't over-the-top shenanigans and showcases of badassery (i.e. everything that Dante does), though there isn't anything inherently wrong with those moments. No, what truly makes a good character is how relatable and human they are. It's easy to identify with John Marston, because, like us, he has flaws, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities. He has buttons that are oft press…
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Hello, I am the Milkman. If there is one thing I love to do, it's finding the perfect song for just the right moment in a game. I present to you then, my Red Dead Redemption playlist.'
Everything below the Story Songs section contains spoilers. Read at your own risk.
These are the songs perfect for playing whilst riding off into the sunset.
- Jingle, Jangle, Jingle--Kay Kyser
- Back In The Saddle--Aerosmith
- God's Gonna Cut You Down--Johnny Cash
- Ghost Riders In The Sky--Johnny Cash
- Far Away--Jose Gonzalez
- All You Deliver--Jose Gonzalez
- Heartbeats--Jose Gonzalez
- Crosses--Jose Gonzalez
- El Paso--Marty Robbins
- San Angelo--Marty Robbins
- On The Road Again--Willie Nelson
- The Traveller--A Flock Of Seagulls
- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For--U2
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Well, that seems to be the impression I am getting based on my experiences in Red Dead Redemption's Free Roam. (I play on PSN) Of all the human beings I have encountered, the most obnoxious, idiotic, and childish ones were on this game. Between cheaters, children (often younger than thirteen), and annoying clan members, it's a true testament to the game's appeal that I actually deal with these people. Though that may seem like a hyperbole, but from what can tell, man's greatest displays of ignorance and depravity rise to the surface on the internet. From what I can apprehend, most clans operate much in the same way gangs do in the real world. By which I mean they often form from a lack of identity and a yearning for acceptance. Much like g…Read more >
The free fan appreciation DLC, Myths and Mavericks, is almost here! I wanted to know what character you guys will be playing as, or which one you are most exited about. If you havent seen the list yet, I listed them below. Check out Spawny's blog here for more info. I'm going with Javier myself. (Sombereros are oh so irresistable!)
- Landon Ricketts
- Vicente de Santa
- Drew MacFarlane
- Deputy Eli
- Deputy Jonah
- Javier Esquella
Hola, Was wondering who out there uses expert, normal, or casual. I prefer expert myself, it takes longer and requires more skill to master, but each kill makes me feel like more of a badass, because it was all me. (Most concieted sentence I have written thus far lol) What do you guys think?Read more >