Video Game Review: Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

Details: Originally released in 2010. Spent about eight hours playing through it. Official site is http://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption/dlc/undead

Score: 6.5/10

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare is a stand alone expansion to Red Dead Redemption. That means you don’t need to buy the base game in order to play this. If you loved the base game, then you should play this. Otherwise, you won’t miss anything by skipping this expansion.

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Video Game Review: Red Dead Redemption

Details: Originally released in 2010. Spent twenty-one hours playing through it on the Xbox 360. Official site is http://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption/

Score: 7.3/10

Red Dead Redemption is essentially Grand Theft Auto if it took place during the Wild West. I started playing this years ago and found it kind of boring compared to the Grand Theft Auto series. After my Xbox broke down on me, I gave up on the game. Fast forward to now and I’ve gotten my hands on another Xbox 360 and decided to give the game another try. Despite it’s age, Red Dead Redemption is mostly a fun game, though not too exciting.

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Video Game Review: Mass Effect: Andromeda

 

Details: Released in 2017. Spent around sixty-three hours playing through the game on the PC. Purchased through Origin for around ten dollars. Official site is https://www.masseffect.com/

Score: 7.5/10

A year ago, Mass Effect Andromeda was released to a substantially negative reception. The Mass Effect franchise had a lot of a fans and the discussion on Andromeda was that the game was full of bugs and lacked meaningful decisions for players to make. It’s been about a year and I finally got around to playing Andromeda. In my opinion, Mass Effect: Andromeda is a satisfying, good game with some bugs, but nothing that took away too much from my experience. It’s not a masterpiece, but it’s good.

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Video Game Review: Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell

Details: Originally released in 2015. This is a stand alone game independent from Saints Row IV. I purchased the game for PC through Steam for $3.74. I spent about four hours playing the game.

Gat Out of Hell is standalone downloadable content for Saints Row IV, similar to how Freedom Cry was standalone DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV. That means you don’t need Saints Row IV to play this game, but it continues the story and looks the same technically.

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Video Game Review: Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition

Details: Originally released in 2013. I purchased the Game of the Century Edition (has all DLC) for PC through Steam for around $5.00. I spent about twenty-two hours playing the game, beating it and going through the two story dlc’s.

Saints Row IV does not feel like a sequel to Saints Row III. It uses the same engine and reuses a lot of the same assets, making the game visually redundant. Saints Row IV instead feels like downloadable content for Saints Row III or, at best, an expansion for the prior game.

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