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#31 louiedog

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 05:30 PM

I don't see how anyone is missing out by waiting. This game doesn't have a big multiplayer component so the idea of buying on or around day 1 to participate when the online userbase is the largest isn't present.

The single player experience is going to be exactly the same, doesn't matter if it is played at release or a year later. The only thing that changes is how much extra you have in your pocket after the purchase.

Personally, while I thought the game looked good. I didn't see a multiplayer component worthy of a $60 purchase so I am definately in the camp that is waiting. Originally $30 was my buy price but then all the DLC came out and I knew an ultimate or GOTY edition was coming so now I'm waiting for that.

There are plenly of other games to play in the meantime.


I'm not sure how you define big multiplayer component, but there is a lot going on with RDR's. It's much more fleshed out than GTA IV's was. It's also a lot of fun.

The game has been easy to find for $30 for awhile now. It's also been available for $20 and $26 that I can recall. All of the DLC was on sale for $12.50. If all you care about is the single player anyway, that Undead Nightmare pack was only $5. I'm not sure how much money is being saved by waiting, unless you're then going to wait for the GOTY pack to drop as well.

#32 K_G

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:08 PM

I don't see how anyone is missing out by waiting. This game doesn't have a big multiplayer component so the idea of buying on or around day 1 to participate when the online userbase is the largest isn't present.

The single player experience is going to be exactly the same, doesn't matter if it is played at release or a year later. The only thing that changes is how much extra you have in your pocket after the purchase.

Personally, while I thought the game looked good. I didn't see a multiplayer component worthy of a $60 purchase so I am definately in the camp that is waiting. Originally $30 was my buy price but then all the DLC came out and I knew an ultimate or GOTY edition was coming so now I'm waiting for that.

There are plenly of other games to play in the meantime.


I hear what you are saying, but its unlikely the GOTY is going to be cheap when it comes out (probably $50 or $60 with the regular version dropping to platinum hits price level of $30) and most of the RDR DLC has been multiplayer related. So if you aren't interested in mutliplayer, there is no real reason to wait for the GOTY...Yeah, undead nightmare has a single player part but the single player part is only 800 points for download (and will probably go on sale again some time soon for even less)....if you really want it. Given that $30 for a new copy of RDR is cheaper than what gamestop charges for a used copy of it, I'd go for it if I was in the market for a single player experience that had a fair bit of game time attached to it.

Likewise, as some of the comments indicate, there is fair bit of polarization about the game itself (some love the single player, some think the single player is lame but the multiplayer is alright, ect)....Personally, I had to give it a second chance after getting annoyed about the slow start and fussy camera (as well as the fact that if I'm such a bad ass in the game, why aren't I just threatening to burn down the west until my wife and child are returned instead of doing the bidding of the people who took my family...but maybe that's just me) the first time I played it. Personally, I would suggest going in cheap to start off to see how I liked it first vs. waiting for the super ultra mega deluxe version

#33 Yars

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:26 PM

Uhh no, this november. Nintendo has released a new console (NOT handheld) every 5 years since the SNES.


Nintendo is saying 2012.

I hear what you are saying, but its unlikely the GOTY is going to be cheap when it comes out (probably $50 or $60 with the regular version dropping to platinum hits price level of $30)...

Didn't the GTA4+DLC bundle get released at $40? RDR could follow suit.

#34 louiedog

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:41 PM

Didn't the GTA4+DLC bundle get released at $40? RDR could follow suit.


It did, but it came out almost two and a half years after the game's launch. $40 sounds likely to me, but since RDR hasn't been out as long they may try to charge more.

Edited by louiedog, 05 May 2011 - 07:52 PM.


#35 typical guy

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:13 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if it comes out for $60 like many other GOTY sets do. I personally don't care if it takes 3 years to drop to 20 bucks. I'm patient and am more than willing to wait however long it takes. It's a video game after all and there are others at low prices I can play.

#36 Alamo

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:45 PM

You would actually spend less now and get everything, all DLC than waiting for a GOTY edition.

#37 Enuf

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:19 PM

Even if the GOTY is $50 there will be deals to get it $30-$40 relatively soon then just trade it in or sell it for $20-$30 when your done with it.
$30-$40 for the GOTY minus the $20 TIV gets you the game at the same $20-$30 "value" that people who wait forever for the game to drop to $20-$30. Hell if your a "real CAG" you should be getting "value" both when buying & selling/trading games.

My strategy is simple
1-buy games you want day 1 but get the best credit/giftcard offers.
2-If your backlog is filled from games that came with credit/gc offers this will automatically make the game in #1 cheaper.
3-Protect yourself from huge early price drops by buying from a place with a long pm window(I have 45 days)
4-If the games a sequel check out the previous pattern
5-check CAG to make sure your ahead of the pack by knowing next weeks ads before you purchase this week.

#38 sdclippers

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:24 PM

Thre really isn't much to warrent a GOTY. Just multiplayer packs and Red Dead Undead and some alternate outfits.
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#39 zippo718

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:23 AM

I think this price was suppose to be online also. If you search for the game at TRU, you will see the game showing up twice for each system. One is marked "SAVE: online only price" but its the same price as the normal one. Some idiot forgot to make it $30.

#40 TwelveVolt

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:18 AM

Gamestop & Amazon have a RDR GoTY strategy guide listed as releasing in august & september respectively. I've never heard of a guide releasing much earlier or later than the game it's for.


A couple of months ago, that guide was listed as releasing in May. They just keep pushing the date back until they get it right. It's no indication of when the game is coming out.