Red Dead Redemption Fan Film Hits YouTube

Red Dead Redemption Fan Film Hits YouTube

Silk Dog Film's Red Dead Redemption: The Hanging of Bonnie McFarlane paints a bloody picture of the wild west.

Why aren't there more games about the wild west? While gamers get the occasional entry in the genre of cowboys, horses and six shooters, for the most part they're not a regular fixture of the gaming industry. Then again, when those occasional entries happen to include the likes of Red Dead Redemption, it's kind of hard complain. While hardly flawless, Red Dead Redemption was widely regarded as being an excellent game with a great story that succeeded in transporting the open world mechanics of Grand Theft Auto into the old west. The experience of John Marston's tale of gun slinging redemption left its mark on more than a few people. People who, in turn, apparently want to leave their mark on Red Dead Redemption.

For some time now the folks over at Silk Dog Films having been working to produce Red Dead Redemption: The Hanging of Bonnie MacFarlane. Today, the finished product was posted to the group's YouTube page and it is quite entertaining. Coupling exaggerated spaghetti western tropes with some fairly extreme violence, the fifteen minute video is filled to the brim with blood, gunfire and caricatures ripped right out of your favorite western. There may also be a few nods to Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare expansion, but the less the said about the better. In short, if you have fifteen minutes to spare today, give The Hanging of Bonnie MacFarlane a gander.

Source: YouTube

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thats not what i meant by "i want to see red dead redemption on pc"

still, its okay. i have seen far worse fan made things..

Eh, that's some pretty shoddy filmmaking. I know you're not meant to expect much from anything that calls itself a "fan film", but still. At least the locations are all right.

That was great fun.

Hmm I guess It's ok for a fan film, but I guess RDR is kond of harde to work with.

RDR was essentially a collection of western themed mini-games.
Shooting birds, skinning wolves, and collection flowers for 15 hours is not a game. I really have no idea why everyone liked it so much.

AC10:
RDR was essentially a collection of western themed mini-games.
Shooting birds, skinning wolves, and collection flowers for 15 hours is not a game. I really have no idea why everyone liked it so much.

I can't speak for everyone, but the story, especially the characters, are what make that game great.
And really, you don't have to hunt or collect flowers, they're there if you want to do them.
The actual missions are more close to GTA's way of doing main quests.
But really, a lot of the fun comes from just wandering the wasteland, maybe killing a cougar or a hawk, finding a random event, and otherwise interacting with the world.

Even by the standards of fan films this was sloppily made. Why did it need a cut every .5 seconds?

I liked it. Wish the characters were closer to their game counterparts, and the place looked more like Tumbleweed, but understandably, it's a fan film. That can be hard to do.

The thing that kept getting me, was how dickish John was. Seriously, wouldn't have Bonnie died already, within a minute of being hanged? Would have expected him to throw the dynamite from the start, and shoot the rope.

 

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