I have a new favorite game of all time; Red Dead Redemption. With the exception of a few glitches here and there, this game is absolutely awesome! There is so much to this game…main story missions, side missions, challenges, mini games, multiplayer challenges, that I’ll never truly finish it. I wonder if anyone will?
The story begins with John Marston getting off a paddlewheeler in Blackwater. Some of the people you see in the crowd you will run into again later in the story.
Once off the boat, John is being escorted to a train by federal agents. They are forcing him to search for his old gang of outlaws by holding his family hostage and threatning to kill lthem if he doesn’t bring members of his gang in.
On the train, John overhears a conversation between a young woman (Jenny) and a minister. Later in the game, John will meet Jenny at an odd location. There are several people on the train the he will eventually come into contact with one way or another.
His journey ends in the New Austin frontier town of Armadillo. This is where you gain control of the character and begin your adventure. Pop ups in the corner of the screen tells you how to move your character along with other information.
Inside the saloon, you meet up with the guide (Jake) that will take you to Fort Mercer, where Bill Williamson, a member of your gang, is holed up.
Of course, things don’t work out like John expected and he gets shot. Which amazes me because throughout the rest of the game, he draws his weapon quickly and shoots accurately.
After being left for dead, Bonnie MacFarlane comes along and has her hired hand pick John up and load him into the wagon. And so it begins…