John Carpenter “gave up” on Red Dead 2 due to “damn horse” issues

Halloween director John Carpenter has admitted that he never completed Red Dead Redemption 2 due to mounting frustration when it came to a specific gameplay element: horseback riding.

In an interview with The New Yorker, John Carpenter – one of the most recognizable and beloved horror filmmakers of all time – recently admitted that he never completed Red Dead Redemption 2 due to his inability to “get on that damn horse.”

“I’m pretty good after all the years I’ve played. But I was terrible with those,” Carpenter explained when discussing his negative experience with Red Dead Redemption 2. “The controls weren’t intuitive, at least to me. But I think everyone had a good time, it was a popular game.”

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Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the most acclaimed titles of 2018.

Carpenter has made a name for himself as one of the most successful horror film directors of all time. His resume includes Halloween (1978), Escape From New York (1981), The Thing (1982), and many more beloved horror films.

However, Carpenter revealed in the same interview that he has been playing video games since the 1990s and that Sonic the Hedgehog was the first game to bring him into the medium. “That’s where I started and I fell in love with it. At that moment it was beyond me. But my son, who was much younger, took me the rest of the way. He introduced me to certain games, like Halo or platform games.”

And while Carpenter may have given up on Red Dead Redemption 2, he has played a number of other modern classics, highlighting the Fallout games as some of his favorites.

“I’ve been playing this game for a while. It’s called Fallout 76. The Fallout games are fun, it’s like a post-apocalyptic world. This game had a difficult launch, with issues and bugs, but I really like it. There is an incredible game called Horizon Forbidden West. Amazing game.”

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