Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Red Dead Redemption

In February-March of this year, I wrote a little paper about a then-upcoming game, analysing the trailer and appraising its prospects upon release. The focus was on what we could glean from the trailers and what we estimated the game's sales would be. Amongst other things, I said it would be a genre-defining game and could well launch a new demographic for the publishing company to exploit. That game was Rockstar's "Red Dead Redemption" and, now that the game has been released, quite a few reviews seem to agree with me.

Feels good to be supported by the New York Times and IGN (who even give it a 9.7/10 overall). At the time of writing that essay, Rockstar hadn't released as many trailers as they have now, so I've mentioned only the ones that were on their website then.

The sad part is, I have no money to buy a PS3 or an XBox and this delicious-looking game hasn't come out for the PC yet. So I'm like a film critic. I've reviewed a creation of somebody else but I haven't experienced the stuff myself yet.


Harish said...

tappu analogy. film critics usually film nODbiTTE critique maaDOdu. Don't know about paid reviews though.

Arjun Sharma said...

[Harish] Analogy ond thara sariyage ide. Film critics film review maadtare, but film maaDodu hegiratte anta personally anubhavsiralla. Most of them, I mean. Some, like that prick Godard might experience it themselves.

Sari, eno helakke hogi eno heLde. En eega?

Harish said...

No, you said you haven't experienced the stuff yourself. That is you haven't played it so far annO arthadalli. Corresponding experience for a film reviewer is watching the movie and not making the movie. So alli logically sari hOglilla nee hELiddu.
'Sari, eno helakke hogi eno heLde. En eega?' - naa haage nitpick maaDtirteeni.

Arjun Sharma said...

Nee yaako barta barta aa Swapan Dasgupta thara aagtidiyappa.

"Nitpick" annodu "hEnina moTTe aarisuvava" annodakkinta concise aagide.

Parisarapremi said...

hEnina moTTege seeru antha kareetaare kannaDadalli.