I’ve given a name to every horse I’ve own in Red Dead Redemption and felt genuinely sad when they died or disappeared.
I always play games and try to pick actors and actresses who would play them in movies. I mostly do this for games like the Saboteur and Red Dead Redemption. I feel as though it can add a little more realism to the game, which I enjoy.
Red Dead Redemption is, by far, the most beautiful game I have ever played in my entire life, and I hate the desert.
Irish from Red Dead Redemption is my favorite video game character of all time.
Playing through Red Dead Redemption, I had a horse that was black with a golden mane. I grew close to the horse because I went through almost every mission with the horse. I felt really nice whenever I called my horse over and it would gallop and come right next to me, and to ride off in the sunset, or through rain or shine.
Then I’m riding one time when I come across a random person being held up by two people taking boxes from one wagon and putting it in another. Me, being the nice guy, had a shootout and killed the two men and helped the other one out. I turn around to get back on my horse and it falls over dead right in front of my eyes. I literally put the controller down and just stared, not being able to comprehend that my horse was just killed. I know it sounds stupid, but I’ve never really felt like that for a game character other than in RPG’s. I actually felt genuinely sad.
I know you can get a new horse no problem, but I don’t think it’ll really be the same, that black horse with the golden mane.
I find myself more attached to Red Dead Redemption than to the real world. The inexplicable feeling of freedom I get while standing on a ledge of a high mountain in Mexico, hearing a wolf howl, seeing the sun rise - it is something truly and utterly mesmerizing and it keeps taking my breath away time after time.
In Red Dead Redemption, there’s a moment when you enter Mexico to the sun setting, and a really nice, soft guitar song playing, and you’re just riding through the desert in the sun, no missions, just peaceful desert riding. I actually shed a tear the first time.
I hated the ending to Red Dead Redemption. It is definitely the saddest video game ending I have seen. To play as a character for so long then have it end the way it did. I was so upset I didn’t touch the game again for nearly a year. But now, when I think about it, it is one of the greatest endings I’ve experienced. I can’t imagine a more fitting ending. Outlaws to the end.
During spring of 2010 I was going through a rough time. That slowly turned out to be one of the best times of my life and in between all that I was playing Red Dead Redemption for the first time. Whenever I think about that time I think of Red Dead and how amazing it is.
In a way, during that time span I got my own redemption, you can say. It also felt like it helped make those days amazing. I have never felt this attached to a game ever, and I’m not much of a gamer.