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I loved Red Dead:
Redemption, but there was one (in my humble opinion) horrible flaw that
kills me every time I play single player. It was not the controls, or the
graphics, or the audio or anything with the basic game development. I feel
horribly immature and nerdy for saying it, but WHY CAN’T I HAVE SEX WITH THE
I was hoping that someone else had noticed a big part of
this game that was missing. I was very excited when I heard that RockStar was
making this sequel, because they are not afraid (or not until recently so it
seems) to strike controversy within their game production.
This brings me to my biggest problem with this game: you
cannot have sex with the hookers. There is absolutely no way to have sex with them, whether you hog-tie them and carry
them to your saloon room, or put them on your horse and ride into a bush.. nothing. While this may seem like a
minor (and some would probably say immature complaint) it just does not make
The developers even made the prostitutes to make suggestive
comments towards your character! And what are you [as a helpless gamer]
supposed to do when your character uncontrollably denies the request from the
prostitute?!? Well, I for one flipped-out!
Here, my complaint is not that I can't get my fix of video
game sex scenes. It is not because I am a nerd and cannot get any myself unless
I play John Marston, the Big Bad Cowboy. First of all, RD:R is an RPG. I don't feel I should be subject to my characters
moral code in an RPG. While there obviously must
be restrictions to some extent, this definitely does not meet the criteria.
I understand that the reason RockStar may have decided not to allow you to have sex with the hookers is
because it fits the character’s moral obligation to his wife. However, if the
developers were so caught up on the character’s moral development, then one
should not have been able to go and wreck town after town and shoot innocent
bystander after innocent bystander.
At the same time, there are many advantages to having the
option to have sex with hookers. For instance, in previous RockStar games
[namely GTA Series] one could have sex with prostitutes to gain additional
health without technically cheating (the act of putting in an actually cheat
code). This was also a way of gaining extra cash (who didn’t kill the hooker
after they got out of the car and take their money back plus hers?). An
achievement could have been thrown in (for those achievement-chasers out
there), for declining the prostitute, and for accepting one. It would also have
affected one’s “Fame” and “Honor”.
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Lastly, if the reason they took this feature out of the game was in fact because of John Marston’s
loyalty to his wife, then why when
you beat the game is the feature still unavailable when you play his single,
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In closing, I just do not see why the developers decided not
to put this feature in the game. It was clear that they thought about it at one
point, and just decided against it. I mean no criticism to RockStar in this
article, and I think that this was one of their best creations. However, when I
was playing through the game, I felt something was missing and I just could not
put my finger on it until now. Great job RockStar, and I hope you all keep
creating great titles like this one!