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Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox and PC Hopefully)

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Shawreyboy, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. Stewy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 16, 2009

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    yeah I'm struggling to play more than a couple of hours at a time, it's little things like not being able to 'fast loot', not being able to fast travel back to camp (as far as I can tell?). It's a shame and it's frustrating because I love RPGs and it seems a fantastic game but it does feel too slow.
     
  2. Kainz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 15, 2002

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    Location: In a cowfield, London, Uk

    I agree with the slow pace of it all but I eventually adapted and appreciated it, having said that I wish there was a way to bypass the animal skinning animations. The game does require some patience early on in and opens up in Chapter 2.
     
  3. willhub

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    Yeah that's another thing, the killing cute things and skinning them, and horses dieing, I'm a bit of a snow***** (no idea why that word is censored)
     
  4. ScarySquirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

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    I'm on chapter 6 and really struggling to finish this. Even after not playing for a week I switched it on today, was blown away by the visuals again, did one mission and then played something else. I put a lot of time into this and feel like I spent too long doing other things early on meaning I burnt out before finishing the story. I just can't be bothered any more.
     
  5. Milkybk

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    Haven’t picked it back up for a couple of months now. Lost interest in it after getting to chapter 4 I think. Shame as the first one was one of my favourite game.

    RDR2 was beautiful and I liked the story and characters but it was clunky and too slow in the end for me.
     
  6. Noxia

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    That's how I find most Rockstar games like GTA and why I skipped this. Looks lovely though.
     
  7. lee32uk

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    Getting tired of the stupid wanted system mechanics in this game, along with the never ending spawn of Lawmen/Bounty Hunters. Really ruining gameplay. Same can be said of the 'witness' thing. Even if you are out in the middle of nowhere someone seems to be around to spot you etc even if you have left the scene. I know you can pay off your Bounty but I have more owed than I have cash right now and I have been law abiding for the most part.
     
  8. byeo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

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    I had an issue last night where I went to the butcher in Valentine to sell some animal I had just killed, I locked on to the butcher with L2 but then pressed R2 by mistake thus shooting him. All hell broke loose, I had the butcher wanting to fight me, random folk shooting at me and witnesses running away. I tried to pick up my animal and stick it on the horse so I could bolt but it was too late, they gunned me down. Are you able to hit people with your gun without shooting them? All I could seem to do was shoot him or punch if the gun was unequipped...

    Also, any tips on using the lasso? The animals I catch seem to get out and run away.
     
  9. Kainz

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    Finished the Epilogue moments ago. What an amazing ride. I may have previously mentioned that I wasn't hyped for this at all given I didn't think much of RDR1 beyond its superb main campaign. Despite that I recall spending a lot of time exploring its vast, yet barren world on my X360 back in the day. RDR2 just blew past any low expectations I had - it wasn't the main missions that did it, nor the characters but the strangers, the random ambushes, exploring and finding new things, hunting, the weather and lighting engine etc. Rockstar just nailed it.

    RDR2 started off slow as hell and coming from AC: Odyssey this was hugely jarring but I carried on and slowly fell in love with the game and it's slow paced, immersive nature. Playing on a PS4 Pro @ 1080p with SS off was a joy and I had no frame rate issues at all, nor any crashes or bugs for that matter. I'd purchased the game 2nd hand and was lucky that the previous owner hadn't used the pre-order code so I was blessed with an Ardennes warhorse that remained my faithfull steed - even post game completion.

    I had plans to restart the game upto a certain point in Chapter 2 (when you get manual eagle eye tagging on a train mission), make a hard save and then free-roam to my hearts content but I think I'll delay that idea for a bit and explore the southern regions post end game.

    I do agree with you there. The wanted system is a mess and you get punished for merely defending yourself half the time. Even 'ghost' witnesses are a headache and can leave you in a lot of trouble. Hopefully they patch up various bugs over the next week or so before they entirely abandon SP for MP milkage.
     
  10. ricky1981

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    I can't remember the button (one of the right triggers/bumpers) but you have to keep it held down even as you get off your horse then walk all the way to the animal then you can kill it. It does feel awkward and most of the time it's much easier to just use the right weapon and use dead eye to get a head shot.
     
  11. lee32uk

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    It is frustrating when you are just roaming around minding your own business, and suddenly a bunch of bounty hunters appear. You really have to keep an eye on the radar even when out in the middle of nowhere. I think you can just press the melee button if you want to hit someone whilst holding a gun. Haven't really done that much as if they are shooting at me then I shoot back.

    I just usually hold R2 when lassoing an animal. Arthur then just seems to reel them in. I usually study each animal if possible as that shows the weapon to use for a clean kill. Using a Shotgun apparently isn't the way to go :D
     
  12. byeo

    Wise Guy

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    Thanks for the tips, was happily playing last night until the t.v went to a black screen. That's me done playing RDR2 or any other game for the foreseeable... :(
     
  13. lee32uk

    Underboss

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    Seriously getting fed up with this game now. Running through a valley on foot after accidentally killing my Horse :o and I get a 'Wanted dead or alive' popup for no reason. Even though there wasn't a soul around, the game immediately spawned two enemies right behind me who shot me dead straight away :rolleyes:
     
  14. robj20

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    Think I'm done so many things spoil it for me.

    1. Other than the missions on the map I struggle to know what im doing.

    2. I needed a perfect beever pelt for one and it was in the river, couldn't retreive it. That made me rage quit.

    3. Its too slow, I could deal with this pace but point 1 makes it worse.

    4. I don't care for brushing my horse or eating different foods, I just want a health refill, not a core Vs outer ring.

    5. Why can't I run through the camp.

    I really liked the first game as well.
     
  15. Joeyuk

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    Not picked this up since completing it ages ago. I just can’t be bothered to try online and until some dlc comes out I don’t think I’ll bother playing again.
     
  16. ljt

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    Joined: Dec 28, 2002

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    1) What do you mean "struggle to know what i'm doing" ?

    2) Sounds like a bit of anger management might be in order :p

    3) Fair enough, that's personal preference. I like the slower pace

    4) To be fair, you don't need to brush your horse, just ride it through some water on the way somewhere. You don't need to pick/eat different foods either, just buy a meal at a saloon, or use a health/stamina/dead eye tonic instead...Perhaps watching some videos of the game beforehand would have saved you from getting the game if stuff like that isn't to your gaming tastes though.

    5) One point I do agree with, it's a stange mechanic, and not sure why it doesn't allow this.

    Spoiler about after the ending;

    I quite like the fact they kept John's inability to swim from the first game, in this, I totally forgot when I first started playing as John and promptly drowned him when crossing a river lol
     
  17. Steedie

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    Never played any of the red dead games before this so had no idea of who John was etc and what happened in terms of explaining the events of 2 in the first game.

    So the ending of chapter 6...man, I know you get warning in terms of the TB, but I was hoping some how Arthur would live. He really grew on me as the game went on, especially in chapter 6. Was pretty choked as I got the good ending where he is left to die on the rock as the sun rises.

    I don’t much like the game other than the story, but wow what a story. One of the best told stories in a game for a long long time
     
  18. Kainz

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    It is hugely sad that Arthur's death was down to the very man (Downes) who he beat up in Chapter 2 - all of this harks back to Herr Strauss and in Chapter 6 Arthur realises this and throws him out of the camp. I got the same ending but didn't tear up - I was glad Arthur was finally relieved of his pain and his redemption set. The conversation with the nun at Emerald Station was where Arthur's pain was made evident and that was one of the best conversations in the entire game imo.

    It is a terrific story indeed, even moreso when you play RDR1 because certain RDR2 characters are all there. For a game that gives you 'choices' it is a shame we can't choose NOT to beat up Downes but it is what it is I suppose.

    Something happened at the end of RDR2's development because Rockstar have seemingly cut back or changed the way the game ended. Gamers have uncovered a lot of Arthur's lines that are used in the New Austin territory meaning he was likely to go there. Instead as you know, you end up playing as John.

    If you'd played RDR1 then you'd be blown away by the epilogue containing New Austin because the memories come flooding back. Rockstar did a bang on terrific job in recreating the landscape from RDR1 because mostly everything I remember is still there. Riding down that winding path towards Armadillo, with the church nearby brought back memories of me playing on my 360 back in the day. As I ventured forwards I recalled the exact position where a huge fort was. Rockstar absolutely nailed this extended map.

    Keep playing the Epilogue! I really enjoyed it!
     
  19. ZXSpectrum

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    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA... I did exactly the same thing... Shot him in the face then had the town after me. If you go back later he has a injury on his face and bandage/patch and he says something about him being tougher than he looks and lets not have any more trouble like that..
     
  20. ZXSpectrum

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    Agreed, I was pretty gutted about the game not containing the most iconic landscape of the first game and then there it was in the prologue. I was beaming from ear to ear exploring Tumbleweed (I am pretty sure someone saying its going to be a thriving town in the future... Oh little do they know lol!) Gaptooth Ridge etc.. One thing it is missing though is the Devils Eye rock formation but I think that was in the Mexico part of the map.