One of the greatest games of all time! Boy did I love Red Dead Redemption. It reminded me so much of home. The atmospheres understood the great west. I got killed by mountain lions so many times. I suppose if games like Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto aren't realistic in other areas, at least they are a realistic in that mountain lions kill you instantly.
The drawing above is of the character from "I Know You" a quest where a mysterious character in a top hat sends John into a series of moral tasks.
"Hello John. John Marston," he says, appearing atop a cliffside, "Please go stop some dude you don't care about from cheating on his wife."
WTF? says John, rightfully so. But then he goes and gets involved anyways, because you are John and you want to win or be entertained, who knows what you really want. And then you as the player can help John stop evil, or commit evil, whatever you feel like that day as a player.
Spoiler alert I can't remember if the man in the top hat is meant to be god or the devil, but I am sure you could argue for either. So I wanted to draw a moment where John is just looking at the world with the man in the top hat.
Marc and I got through some of Metal Gear Solid V. The opening sequence was probably the best part of the entire game. I liked how it began, sort of Majora's Mask like, where a great hero is reduced to nothing and crawls along like the worst.
We sort of gave up on it after a while but it would be cool to finish it. Someday maybe. I feel MGS4 had the ultimate sci-fi horror moment of a sobbing woman trapped in a robot suit attacking you. Everything else just isn't as scary or severe.
My favorite part of making the drawing above was shading the clothes on the other patient as he led the way.
I ended up mailing the above piece to a friend on Twitter for Christmas.