I've been contemplating getting this after I finish the latest Tomb Raider (which is going to take for ever because I'm playing it with Kerry and I can't remember the last time we sat down to play). I never played the first one (although I think Kerry owns a copy for Xbox 360), is that a problem or can I jump right in?
Nah it'll be fine. It's set 10 years before Red Dead Redemption, and the character you play in that game appears in this, but you don't play as him. It's a prequel but realistically it doesn't matter if you've played the first game.
I'd still recommend playing Red Dead 1, because it's also a fantastic game. Someone spoiled the end for me so I never finished it, but that's not the games fault.
Ya'll just missed one of the best deals on Steam this weekend (sorry, I should have posted on here). Saints Row 3 and 4 were on offer for less than £3 each. I already had SR 2 & 4, but my copy of 3 was...well...a copy, so I thought it was about time I bought a legit version. I got the full SR 3 pack including all DLC for £2.74