This game is Rockstar's BEST WORK TO DATE by any standard. The game is BREATHTAKING!!! The visuals are awe inspiring, the story is...well A 20 on a 1-10 scale. Twists and turns galore. The game play is INCREDIBLE. From the horse riding to the roping to the gunfights it gives the player the feeling of being in the Old West. Rockstar has built an atmosphere that I can't say I have experienced in ANY other game including GTAIV.
DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT RENT THIS. Go out and BUY this game immediately. This is how a game should be. No matter what you like FPSs, whatever. You will fall in love with this game. Ive been playing it non stop for nearly 4 maybe 5 days, have yet to finish single player. And I havent even begun the online multiplayer. Ive never been slap knocked off of my chair by a game and I have been a gamer my entire life (I am 22). This is unlike anything I have ever seen. Again, dont hesitate and go purchase this game NOW. Help support Rockstar so we can have another RED DEAD GAME. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE this game.
So i have put 1 day 4 hours and 52 minutes into the campaign. i have also put 11 hours into the online multiplayer. So for the campaign i thought it had a great storyline making john work for everything he gets. The scenery of the game is beautiful and realistic, it is not overly excessive in any parts and for the areas you go to it gradually changes. the randomness of the animals appearing or just attacking you is not to over excessive either. Also the randomness of the strangers appearing and asking you for help or just attacking you is a good twist to, although sometimes you get surprise attacked and usually it is difficult to survive. The Graphics are great and have great detail from the walls in a house the muscles of a running horse. There is enough in the games to get you side tracked from the campaign and keep you side tracked from gambling to having shooting competitions. Each part of the game has you guessing what can happen around the next corner. There are enough weapons to keep you messing around with them. Each town has a booming economy making it so there are so many people to deal with.Now for the online multiplayer. I think it is a little less fun than the campaign mainly because there is simply not enough to do. yes you can roam around killing other players or clearing gang hide outs and yes there are alot of new challenges to it but i wish that they had added strangers in the online portian needing help and earning experiance that way to. you also cant buy anything in the game like guns, ammo, maps, ect. But it is still kinda fun to just run around owning other players and then, them asking you to join there posse and owning even more people. Overall the game is great, fantastic, beautiful, surprising, and most of all Fun. Although the game is buggy/glitchy i would recomend the game to anyone that western games appeal to. I definately feel it is worth the money to buy the game. if you liked this search my gamertag on xbox live. Gamertag- akrenoe