Red Dead Redemption is probably the best videogame I've played in a long time. Sure, there's lots of horse riding, cattle herding and bronco busting, but it is awesome.
The story is fantastic, the visuals are phenomenal and they have the best voice actors for any game ever. I thought John Marston was voice by Bill Paxton, but it was a newcomer, Rob Wiethoff.The rest are newcomers, but they are great!
There is a great add-on called Undead Nightmare which adds the zombie element, and isn't that what every game needs?
Now, if you are expecting a highly geeked out review, read the name of this blog again.
So, like I said, I loved the story of the very complex, John Marston.
He is introduced to the story nearly dead in a shootout at Fort Mercer but rescued by a feisty, cultured and cute farm gal, Bonnie McFarland.
Sure, I knew he was married but you can't deny the digital sparks flying off the screen when they were together. I kept waiting for a kiss - or something. Like I said, I've seen (Thanks to my wife) lots of romantic comedies, and I know the signs of a building romance - and there was one there.
Look, I have nothing against John's wife, Abigail Marston.
We all know she had a "troubled" past, and John married her to make an honest woman of her. However, I'm telling you, you play the game and tell me if there wasn't some kind of feelings between Bonnie McFarland and John Marston.
Remember how Bonnie drug her foot in the sand after she met Abigail for the first time? Play the game and see for yourself.
Oh, what if I was John Marston? I'm not, so we'll leave it at that.
Warning: There is some adult language, game violence, disturbing discussions and an adult 'romantic' (ahem) situation (but not with John and Bonnie) depicted, so this ain't for the kiddies.
So, when a guys finds a woman that he wants to spend the rest of his life with, he buys her a (very) expensive ring. So, what does a woman give the man she will spend the rest of her life with? Nothing. Zip. Nada.
Kinda not fair, is it? Nope.
Here's my idea.
We turn the tables on this "the Engagement Ring should be worth three paychecks" pricing idea, and introduce, "Bring a big screen TV to seal the deal" concept.
Oh yes, ladies. Expect a Hank's Big Screen Warehouse commercial directly after the ring store commercial that goes something like this, "Show your big love and devotion to the guy you say Yes, too with a big screen TV. We have row after row of LCD, plasma, and even 3d flat screen TVs to show you're guy you *really* mean it when you say yes. Nothing says, "I'll be your forever BFF with a big effen Big Screen for your man". Love is forever, and now love comes in HD at Hank's Big Screen warehouse!"
Since there are so many C's with an engagement ring, there are levels of commitment with the Big Screen TV;
Sports TV packages,
Surround sound systems,
Bottom line ladies, the only reason he wants the big screen TV is to watch the wedding video over and over and over... Oh he won't say that, but he doesn't want to get all mushy on you. ;)
My name is Jeff. I'm a married guy, living in Orange County, CA. I'm a software trainer by day, and a Social Media content creator by night (Kinda like Twlight, but I don't sparkle). I blog, write stories, try to make money at it all, and help people traverse the Social Media waters. Thanks for stopping by, following and telling your friends about it.