|QUOTE (TheBlackProject @ Friday, Jul 15 2011, 20:37)|
|QUOTE (jnzooger @ Friday, Jul 15 2011, 20:26)|
| @TheBlackProject: RDR takes place all the way from Kansas City, MO to Las Cruces, NM in the USA, including Texas and parts of Louisiana, and large portions of Chihuahua, Ciahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas in Mexico, with the 3 major cities being based on Chihuahua, Piedras Negras, and Nuevo Laredo. And the river in the game is the San Luis River, not Rio Bravo (The district of New Austin). |
The landscapes of Missouri don't even match the landscapes in RDR. And just because it's called the San Luis River in RDR doesn't mean it's like the one in real life. If you play the side missions in RDR with the guy trying to go to California, John Marston says something along the lines of "No, California is that way. It's way over there" (he's pointing West too). Also in American standards it's not called the Rio Bravo river, it's called the Rio Grande river. In Mexico they call it the Rio Bravo. The only thing that I might understand is that they added a portion of the landscape of Louisiana in it. Thieve's Landing represented the Louisiana swamps well (that place where the sky always turns dark blue when you enter it).
I am well aware of the fact that the names mean nothing based on the real world. I was just correcting a fact you got wrong about the game. I know that the real river is called the Rio Grande, but in game it is the San Luis River. The fact that it separates the Plains/Tall Trees from New Austin, as well as New Austin from Mexico shows that the pond/lake thing to the east has to be the Gulf of Mexico.
But anyway, yes, Thieves' Landing is basically New Orleans, Blackwater is clearly Kansas City, and Armadillo is Amarillo. Also, almost all of the Gaptooth Ridge region is based on the old mining camp ghost towns of New Mexico.