Andre Calvert’s Most Anticipated Games of 2018
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Playstation 4, Xbox One)
Developer: Rockstar Studios
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Release Date: October 26, 2018
There are very few games that come along that succeed in both storytelling and gameplay, but Red Dead Redemption did just that. After finishing that game I was very satisfied with the story, but I always felt that a prequel story would probably work for another game to flesh out the backstory of the world, especially John Marston. It appears that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be a prequel, but the details are still murky. The first game did so well in almost everything that it is difficult to see what a sequel can do much better, beyond better graphics on better hardware.
We have yet to see any gameplay trailers with details, but Red Dead Redemption 2 still remains the game that is most likely going to be the first game to really push me to get a Playstation 4. I am curious to see what improvements are made to what we know, like card games. I always found it pretty funny how I would log on Red Dead Redemption just to play poker. That was one of the joys of the first game. There was just so much to do like exploration, card games, and straight up multiplayer gunslinging, that sometimes I had difficulty deciding how to spend my time. This provided many hours of fun gaming with friends that I can only imagine remaining the same (at worst) with the sequel. I am crossing my fingers that they have some type of open-world multiplayer bounty system to give the multiplayer a lot more realism for the type of game that it is. There is a long long time until October, and I wouldn’t rule out another delay either. Please don’t let me down.