Red Dead Redemption fans agree Arthur Morgan is a better character than John Marston.
When it comes down to the issue, which one do you believe is more compelling? Arthur Morgan or John Marston? The question is among the ones fans have discussed on the latest Reddit thread.
Red Dead Redemption and its sequel are among the most enjoyable video games ever. The games tell the tales of gun-fighters John Marston, Arthur Morgan, and Arthur Morgan. Rockstar’s action-adventure games are masters of storytelling. But which one man is more successful as a main character? One user took to Reddit to determine the truth.
“Who do you think is the better protagonist?” was the question Reddeadredemption’s WrongPatient asked on the r/ subreddit. The result was a heated debate with 296 replies as of this writing, as people shared their opinions.
People who love the Red Dead Redemption’s Marston gathered for the OG gunslinger, saying, “Give me John, the first game is an all-time favorite for me,” and, “John hands down. The plot is his redemption narrative in general; Arthur was there to coach John in establishing his identity in Red Dead Redemption 1.
The whole story revolves around John’s tale at the end of every day.” One player even said that John was the main reason they even had played Red Dead Redemption 2: “John still. John was one of my favorite characters,then, and I chose to play Red Dead 2 because everyone knew that you’d be playing like him in the future.”
It is obvious that Red Dead Redemption 2’s Arthur Morgan’ is the one leading vote. “Arthur, however, is a well-drawn and likable character. He is actually redeemable, and changes dramatically throughout the game,” said one user who claimed that John didn’t get redemption from the first game. One user had been dreading being Arthur for the sequel.
“Dude, I played the RDR1 game and was terrified it was Arthur Morgan who was the main roleplaying character. I was shocked. Then, I concluded the game. I resented being John! I longed for Arthur to be back! If that’s not an affirmation of the work of Roger Clark and the script, I’m not sure what is.”