Living Life to the Fullest

Ramblings of a diverse female

RDR – 100% Completion – Spoiler Alert! June 30, 2010

This afternoon I finished the single player game.

I have to say, the ending was sad and unexpected. SPOILER ALERT! Do not continue reading if you don’t want to know what the ending is.

The mission starts out with John telling his son Jack how well he’s doing around the ranch and that someday it will be his.

A couple minutes later you hear Uncle in the background telling John he needs to come outside.

You can see Uncle through the window

John runs outside and takes the telescope from Uncle. What he sees is not good at all. The army is coming after him.

They run into the house. John tells his family to stay inside. But of course, Jack grabs a rifle and joins his father outside.

After killing a couple dozen soldiers, John and his family make their way to the barn. John tells Jack and Abigail to ride as far away as they can and that he’ll catch up to them. Now at this point I knew something bad was going to happen.

After they ride off, John takes a moment to bow his head. I’m sure he knows what’s in store for him once he walks out the door.

He opens the doors slowly and walks out. About 20 men are waiting for him with their guns aimed and ready to fire.

The game then puts you into slow motion with John pulling his gun and getting off a couple of shots but then he is blasted, blood spurting everywhere.

John finally drops to his knees and falls over. He’s dead. No way! The main character dead!! Does this mean no more RDR ever again?! I can’t believe Rockstar wasn’t going to do a RDR 2 in the future. Plus, how am I supposed to finish the game and get the challenges and trophies I need if John is dead?

Anyway, the federal agent Edgar Moss  is quite pleased with himself and lights a cigar.

After the army turns and walks away, we join Abigail and Jack galloping on the horse. Abigail tells Jack to turn the horse around and head back to the farm. They find John lying on the ground in a pool of blood.

The next scene shows Abigail and Jack standing at John’s grave. I believe he’s buried on their farm at Beecher’s Hope. I can’t believe I haven’t looked for the grave site yet. I’ll have to do that soon.

As that scene fades away, a new scene showing John’s grave appears. You can tell time has passed because the wood is gray and cracked. A man is standing there. You can only see the back of him. He puts on a hat. Hey! Wait a minute! That’s John’s hat and the hair looks just like John’s! Didn’t he die in a hail of bullets? Well, the man turns around and….it’s Jack, wearing his Dad’s hat.

I guess the game isn’t over after all. Whew! Now I’m sure there will be a RDR 2. I’m very happy about that. I’ll say though, Jack’s voice is annoying to me. Not always, but when he says certain things it just sounds awful. I guess I’ll get used to it.

Now I’ve got challenges to complete and multiplayer missions to do so I can get the platinum trophy.


Red Dead Redemption May 17, 2010

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Rockstar will be releasing their new game Red Dead Redemption tonight at midnight. This is a third person, open world action-adventure western game set in the early 20th century.

Quite a few people in my gaming group have pre-ordered the game. Some of them will pick it up tonight at midnight. I’ve also pre-ordered it, but it won’t arrive until May 24th. At least that’s what the retailer said. I’m going to be optimistic and I will see it in my mailbox on May 20th.


Bane: Undefeated March 9, 2010

After finishing Batman: Arkham Asylum on Normal, I thought I’d go for the 100% and finish it on Hard. Well, that is going to be impossible for me. I cannot get past the fight with Bane. After jumping on his back twice to rip off the hoses, I die. The henchmen kill me every single time. Oh well. If I owned the game maybe in time I could finish it, but since it’s borrowed from the library, I don’t have the time.

I did complete some of the Challenge’s and got all the trophies I can get. Perhaps in the future I’ll purchase the game and give it another go at grabbing the 100%.


Metal Gear Solid Series March 3, 2010

I’m just putting out the games I have for now. I’ll write more about them later. But I will say, this is one of my all time favorites. I have every single one for the Playstation, starting with Metal Gear Solid for PS1.


Batman: Arkham Asylum March 2, 2010

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I started playing this game today and I have to say, I really like it. I played the demo a few weeks ago and wasn’t very impressed with it. Not really my kind of game. But after the first few minutes into the game, I got into it. The graphics are fantastic and I like the story. I love puzzles and finding hidden items because I like to explore everything. And getting to some of the Riddler trophies are challenging. The only thing I’m not into is the combo punching and stuff. I was never a fan of fighting games and knowing which buttons to press when, well, I was never good at it. So most of the fights I have with the baddies I win by just pressing the square button and the triangle button. At least for now anyway. Oh, I have used the cape stun (circle button).

The one complaint I have right now is that I can’t save the game. It automatically saves at checkpoints, so anything I do before I get to a checkpoint is lost. When I’m ready to quit playing, I don’t want to wait until I get to a checkpoint.

I’ve only picked up two gadgets so far. The explosive gel and the batclaw. Too bad Batman isn’t equipped with these at the beginning so I wouldn’t have to go back for some of the Riddler’s Challenges (trophies, interview tapes, etc.) I fought Bane, which took about 8 tries before I finally defeated him. I kept getting run down by him when he was running toward me in slow motion. Oh and maybe a couple times the goons took me down.

So I’ll be playing again tomorrow. I think my next big enemy is Croc. We’ll see how that goes.


Drake’s Fortune February 26, 2010

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Since Sony took away my 100% on Uncharted 2, I decided to finish Drake’s Fortune on Crushing. I was at chapter 18 anyway. Wow, I think this one is harder than UC2. It took forever for me to get through a couple of the areas. But the final fight was easy compared to UC2’s fights. So now I have 100% on Drake’s Fortune. Yes!


MAG Night February 17, 2010

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Just finished playing a few Acquistion and Domination missions with my peeps. I applied for Squad Leader and luckily the first go around was in Acquisition. That was earlier today. Then this evening, we played a Domination round and oh no! I was Squad Leader. I am not comfortable with this mission playing grunt, and now I’ve got to lead the squad. Fortunately, my peeps helped me out, but I found it very confusing. Maybe tomorrow I’ll do a few rounds of Sabotage and see if I get SL so I can practice. There’s only one Frago you can set, so it will be a little easier. However, I’ll be playing with random strangers and most likely foreigners who may or may not speak English. That’s okay by me.