Red Dead Redemption is a game based on the difficulties of living in the old west. Red Dead Redemption has many different features that builds upon the unexplored world of the west. Life in the west was extremely difficult. Hunting was vital for survival. While playing Red Dead Redemption you can tell that Rockstar intended for this to be very important. You can skin the different types of creatures for meat and hide. But hunting different varieties of animals for meat and hide was not only for food. You need the skins and meat for money to buy land and horses. After a good hunt you can bring the items you gained to a shop. You trade these items for ammunition, horses and other items. You can even purchase bait to attract the animals to your location. However you can not use bait near a settlement.
Red Dead Redemption has an extremely big open world. It my take you up to 5min to get from one end of the map to the other (corner to corner). There are deserts, mountains, hills, and plains. However some of these locations like Mexico and Tall Trees will not be available for you to enter until you complete the required quests. Since the game is open world you might find yourself trying to find a way to get into these locations before you can unlock them. This is time consuming. After 3-6hrs into the game I started to wonder why the starting area is the only location i have unlocked. Although the starting area is large it seemed like I was just wandering around the desert. However this doesn't take away from the gameplay.Read on for the full review.