11/09 - Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360) - played via Xbox One BC. I originally played this at release in the Summer of 2010. Then started a replay in 2014 which I abandoned shortly after arriving in Mexico where the game really drags. So a new replay, but knowing a lot more background thanks to having played Red Dead Redemption 2. I always regarded this as a game of three distinct sections, New Austin, Mexico, the Eastern part of the map. In reality it's a game of five sections. The first section with you helping Bonnie around her farm really serves as an introduction to the games systems; the second New Austin; the third Mexico; fourth seeking Dutch; fifth you on your farm. The problem is that the Mexico section is twice as long as any of the others and really outlasts it's welcome with a lot of travelling from one end of the map to the other. You could easily cut the whole section from the game and I think it would be far better for it. Whilst I don't think it's as good as Red Dead Redemption 2 what surprised me is how well the story from that game feeds into this with minimal story gaps. Anyhow, the Mexico section aside this is great.