Below is corporate hype published by the Sun 2 days ago (on the day of the release Red Dead Redemption release.) Since this article was wrote the Metacritic score for this game has dropped to 6.7 on Xbox and 7.6 on PS4. Spider Man and a huge host of other games have a much higher on Amazon RDR2 scores 4.3 these decent but not great scores are in direct contrast to the reviews of mainstream YouTube gaming channels and Mainstream Media.
The Sun Explain.
“Red Dead Redemption 2 is ranked BEST game of the decade on Metacritic
We described the long-awaited title as the “best game you’ll play for years to come” – and everyone else seems to agree”
I can’t review this game as I am yet to purchase the game and after reading comments from people that have bought the game on Amazon and checking out its user rating on metacritic I am in no rush.
This is beginning to feel like Rise of the Robots all over again…. I am not saying that RDR 2 is going to be as bad as a game as Rise of the Robots was but the corporate hype and silly high reviews this game has received do not seem to be being echoed by all consumers.
For those that are not as ancient as me; Rise of the Robots was a game that recieved silly hype. And silly high scores and good reviews by many gaming mags at the time (not all though.) One magazine rated even better than Doom which was one of the earliest and best attempts at a first person shooter that still plays well today.
Rise of the Robots game was terrible, broke and boring. I very much doubt RDR2 is that bad but I also am beginging to doubt its going to be as great as many YouTubers and MSM are saying it is. Rise of the Robots killed many gaming magazines off as they were seen as untrustworthy and biased, could RDR2 begin a similar trend?
I need to play the game to decide what is happening but Metacritic ( users scores it 7.6 on PS4 and 6.7 on Xbox at the time of writing this article) and Amazon reviewers seem to show its a good solid game but long winded, bugs, slow and “too many chores” keeps coming up over and over.
I love open world games so I will get it one day (probably) but I will wait for a price drop it allows time for Rockstar to fix the glitches and bugs and start an online service for the game as well which will most likely also be full of bugs and glitches upon release.
If this game turns out to be as average as some are saying it is this game could be remembered as one of the most epic fails in the modern day gaming industry.
Spiderman, God of War, the Witcher 3 and huge host of other games all score better than RDR2 on Metacritic user ratings and Amazon, worrying times for Rockstar.