So with the loss of my gaming computer, I've turned my attention to my PS3, which has seen very little usage at all since I bought it over a year ago. I own two games for it: GranTurismo5 and Red Dead Redemption. GT5 is just too stressful for me, so I've been playing RDR a lot recently. And I'm absolutely hooked again.

I first bought the game about a month ago. I played it consistently for about a week and a half, eventually beating the game's storyline. But after that I got bored. When my gaming computer broke, I decided to make a PSN ID and I hopped on RDR multiplayer for the first time, and I fell in love with the game again. The attention to detail is mind-blowing. Very reminiscent of GTA, which is one of my favorite gaming series of all time. One can set off into the sunset and get lost in the beautiful colors that streak across the sky. It just feels so real. Yesterday, I was caught in an impromptu rainstorm, and I immediately took shelter in a cave and spent a few minutes watching the rain soak the otherwise arid landscape. It's the same feeling I got when I was walking around Liberty City for the first time in GTAIV. Not many games can deliver that.

First off, the singleplayer is a load of fun. Fantastic storyline, and the game in general is just...different. But like I mentioned above, it's not the storyline the hooks you, it's the sights you see along the way. The game is full of random encounters that can entertain you between missions. Maybe a shopkeeper will come up to you in distress, tasking you to stop a criminal who just robbed the store. You can hop on your trusty steed, lasso him, and bring him back to the shopkeeper. Or you can shoot him in cold blood and take the money for yourself. Some are less involved. I was traveling through the backcountry when I came across a man laying over the body of his dead lover. He was sobbing uncontrollably, and after apparently weighing his choices, he delicately grabbed the Cattleman revolver by his side, pressed it firmly against his temple, and pulled the trigger. A single shot echoed through the valley...

But it's not all hard choices and no fun. You may come across two men loading dynamite onto a cart. Watch and listen carefully, and you'll hear one say "Let me light up a smoke". Fateful last words...

And this game has some pretty funny glitches. Occasionally, the game will mix up the models between animals and humans, leading to hilarious creatures. There's a few videos online. The one I posted up top is a video I recorded. I had never come across any of these bizarre hybrids until yesterday, when I ran into two separate incidents. One was a case of farmer wolves, and the video shows you donkeyman.

Anyways, it's a great game that I can feel confident in recommending to anyone looking for something to pass the time with. Also, if you are on PS3 and play multiplayer, add me. My PSN is Bonafide-Lovin.