| United We Game, [REVISITED] The moral compass and where it leads (or doesn’t) | United We Game, Listmas 2013: Five things that make me love Grand Theft Auto V more than I thought possible | Recollections of Play, The ABC’s of my gaming life | Recollections of Play, Hey, how did that trip to Colony 9 go? Once Marston has completed his primary mission and saved his family, the epilogue begins. Learn how your comment data is processed. all along, then give people a fucking chance to know Jack Marston. Jack keeps up with the times while Marston is stuck in the past. So after his deal goes sour, I loved the idea that you get to actually see this passage of time play out through the eyes of his son, and that the game’s world extends beyond its protagonist. Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to get back to RDR much since I wrote this post. So I did a playthrough a couple years ago where I only played the story missions as John, then spent a long time playing as Jack … Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. And now you’re looking at me funny. The ending is wonderful in its disquiet and quietness. Cars replacing horses. There are different ways one can approach some missions, but they all turn out the same in the end. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4) The game does a really great job in expounding upon the early 20th century senses of past and future. Dies. The ending where he gets to farm with his son wasn’t the peak of the narrative, but it was a good easing into the end of Marston’s days as a renegade. As the story starts with Marston and Jack, it’s clear that Jack is a gentler soul and that there’s a good bit of disconnect between them. ( Log Out /  Spoilers follow for the ending of Red Dead. Playing as Jack. That is all I have to add. Maybe I’ll see things in a different light then. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. While we’re not going to get into all the details of what goes on in the story, we are going to explain how to play as John Marston and where this ends up occurring in the story. Jack Marston missions? I get that critique of yours. His runnings with the “wrong” crowd, which are alluded to throughout the game, get him mixed up with the local government, the federal government, and the Mexican government, as well as the locals from both U. S. and Mexico. To be blunt, I did not like this part of the game. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. After all the crap that John went through to save his family, he deserved a little bit of happiness. In 1906… (Or, in my mind, Arizona/New Mexico since their dates of statehood and the turmoil of those territories vs. the federal government somewhat matches the timeline.) I’m drooling on my laptop. If you don’t follow my blog, well…OMG go follow it now! RDR3 Should Continue With Jack Marston. Ending is the best part. Why Jack Marston Is The Saddest Character Rockstar Ever Made. Also, live your own life, you know? Just finished executing Edgar Ross. But what I’ll probably do is go back to the save point just prior to the finale, and I’ll keep playing as Marston; the John Marston who does not yet know his fate or what his son will become. The Epilogue essentially sets the stage for that game, allowing you to explore Beecher’s Hope and a nearly identical New Austin location with recognizable towns such as Tumbleweed and Armadillo. Jack was just beginning to reconnect with his dad, over things like learning to use a gun (hence an emphasis on his lack of complaining after going hunting with John), and hell, you could even argue that he was set on revenge /because/ he didn’t have the most picturesque relationship with his father, a father whom despite his shortcomings he clearly loved and wanted, and when John was murdered he felt robbed. Hell, I’d almost rather play as Abigail. There are many story missions that you will have to complete with Marston that will lead right into the events of Red Dead Redemption. Sad not because of the story (it certainly tugged at my heartstrings) but because of Jack’s turn — or rather the way Red Dead’s writers turned Jack Marston’s story almost in that of his father’s. And I like that way more than continuing Jack’s story, though…I totally play that too. I might have to give that ending another go now that I’ve detached from the game some. But I get why it, as gameplay, was included, and it did add some more depth to John’s personality, which was cool. I did, however, pick up with the last save point before the ended and started to work back through the side quests. . The 'High Stakes' Poker game costs $250 to enter, and cheating is not an option, as you cannot wear the Elegant Suit while playing here. Well, RDR is still an […], […] Red Dead Redemption – The best and most enjoyable game I’ve played in the last 6 months. […] I Don’t Know Jack (Marston): Red Dead Redemption [1,800 views] […], […] written about RDR shortly after I first finished in it 2013, such as my own article here, “I Don’t Know Jack (Marston).” Drawing back the curtain a bit, over the past several months or so, that particular post […], […] loved Red Dead Redemption. The horrible things he had done and had to do are masterfully revealed piece by piece. As I neared the end of Red Dead Redemption, I couldn’t help but be a little sad. Oh my god would I love that. Red Dead Redemption 2 is the latest open world game developed by Rockstar, and it serves as … Anyhoo, whether you’ve chosen to stick around or not, I need to back up a bit. Haha…just kidding […]. Those missions are not his – Jack Marston is not John Marston. To me it felt tacked on and rushed. (Ahem, kinda like John Marston, ahem.). Saying much more would ruin it, but it’s certainly one of the few truly artistically coherent games I’ve ever played and probably in my overall Top 5 or so. My dream Red Dead Redemption 3: Playing as Jack Marston during Prohibition. Though I’ve completed it, I do want to go back at some point and complete the many side quests I left behind, even if I have to do it with the lesser of the two Marstons. 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