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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Big Disappointment: Red Dead Redemption

Please, just shoot me.

Again, zzzzzzzzzz…

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s disappointment is Red Dead Redemption, a.k.a. Grand Theft Auto: Old West Edition.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Big Disappointment: Grand Theft Auto IV

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Zzzzzzzzz……

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s disappointment is Grand Theft Auto IV, the supposed game of the century that was closer to letdown of the generation for me.

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How Talent Can Make All The Difference

No fate but what we make.

A.K.A. WHY NEW VEGAS IS MILES AHEAD OF FALLOUT 3

In my last couple of posts I said Fallout 3 was boring. I also thought GTA IV was boring, and Oblivion, and Red Dead Redemption, and Skyrim. I found all these games so incredibly mind numbingly boring I didn’t even pay any attention when Fallout: New Vegas came out. I didn’t even bother to look at it.

And luckily, unlike that godawful oversold half-assed fucking piece of worthless shit Skyrim, New Vegas was courteous enough not to pound itself into my fucking skull at every turn by using millions in advertising to brain wash idiots into shouting its greatness at every turn. So it came and went quietly and I didn’t have to listen to a gaggle of morons drool over the exact same game that’s already been made at least twice before.

New Vegas just looked like another one of Bethesda’s cheap rehashes and I was sick of their games. I only tried Skyrim because a friend brought it over, and I turned it off after an hour because I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t incredibly boring. Then I popped in Saints Row: Third and let him experiment with satchel charges. You be surprised how much air a cement mixer can get if you strap enough bombs to it.

Later I found out the same friend had New Vegas as well, and apparently had barely played it. Since this was the winter, which is the slow season at where I work, and I was already bored, I figured, what the hell? I can try it and give it back once the boredom sets it. I did find Fallout 3 less boring than GTA IV, Red Dead, Skyrim, and Oblivion. I could probably scrounge up a little fun. Little did I know I’d be getting a lot more than my money’s worth.

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