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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. Kainz

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    Started my 3rd playthrough :o This will be my 'free roam eternal chapter 2' game, whilst I drop in and out of my post-completion savegame. I can't get away from the game, it is just so relaxing and immersive.
     
  2. Kerplunk

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    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    I am really tempted to do a 2nd play through, havnt touched it since December time having completed it - Has there been much change to it with updates, is it worth a second play through?
     
  3. TheVoice

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    All the updates have been focused on the online aspect, nothing's been changed or improved on the story mode side.
     
  4. Kainz

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    I actually disconnected my Pro from the Internet because I didn't want any stupidly large patches (that are irrelevant to the single player game) being downloaded. Silly move I know but I've seen what Rockstar did to GTAV and how bloated that currently is when I don't even touch online anymore.

    If you enjoyed the game first time round especially just exploring and soaking up the atmosphere then I'd highly encourage it. You'll see things you missed out before and storyline aspects will be clearer to you too.
     
  5. BGGLP

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    R* have gone down in my estimation since RDR2 tbh in terms of their post game support. No update to the terrible CB rendering on the pro and terrible HDR. Also improvements to things which could have been improved to the experience such as certain gameplay mechanics and sunsets etc lasting much longer.

    I may pick it up sometime in the future again if they change those things but I doubt they will.
     
  6. ricky1981

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    Location: New Zealand

    Pretty clear that online is the focus for them, they've made millions from GTA5 online and are clearly hoping they can turn RDR2 online around. Can't blame them financially when it's lower effort and ongoing profit from microtransactions but it's still disappointing that they seem to have abandoned the single player element quite so much.
     
  7. rickjames

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    Slowly getting more into it; spot of hunting tonight I think, an alligator or two
     
  8. Ryan-3

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    Recently started my own second playthrough. I've done quite a lot of treasure hunting, although I'm starting to think I probably should have left the gold bars till the end.

    Done a lot more of the other activities so far though.
     
  9. Kainz

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    Heads up - a gigantic update just landed effecting both online (now out of beta) and SP.

    In the notes below there is some mention of a new HDR mode switch in Settings being implemented as well as a Cinematic mode that restores the previously lost Ambient Occlusion. I doubt they've implemented true HDR so they've probably half ballsed it and done some SD to HDR thing. I've not tried these graphical tweaks out in SP yet.

    Since Online is free for PS4 with this update, I quickly made an online char, got my 30 gold bars and logged off. Could be useful for the PC version should it have character transfer like GTAV did. Doubt I'll ever touch online after seeing the direction Rockstar are firmly going in anyway.

    https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/360022898254/RDR2-Title-Update-1-09-Notes-PS4-Xbox-One

    Before anyone asks, no none of these clothes and that new gun will make it to SP mode. They're doing everything they can to try and tempt folks over sadly so no new content for SP.
     
  10. BGGLP

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    Could you let me know if HDR is now proper HDR and works correctly e.g. does it now have proper blacks and bright specular highlights? Maybe one day I’ll rebuy it if that’s the case.
     
  11. Kainz

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    I won't be playing till later tonight so I can't really check. I only popped online to quickly make a char and get my free gold bars before logging off.

    Folks on Reddit are talking about it though and it seems as though it's just a half ballsed version like I said.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/reddeadredemption/comments/bojo0i/new_hdr_calibration_options/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/reddeadred...ith_the_new_rdr_update_rockstar_have_finally/
     
  12. BGGLP

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    Thanks for that. A quick read makes me glad I sold it months ago. Sounds like a joke: CB on pro still looking like Vaseline smeared across the image and fake hdr which just raises black levels. It’s the biggest dissapointment for the gen for me as with hdr it could have looked stunning. Days Gone, HZD, and Assassins Creed are great example of how HDR brings a whole new dimension to open world Gfx. Shame.
     
  13. TheVoice

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    Still looks superb to me, HDR isn't the be all and end all and the somewhat muted colour pallet suits the game given the setting.
     
  14. Witcher1980

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    It looks great with HDR off anyway. But yeah the above examples do show how good HDR can be. Days Gone really impressed me.
     
  15. Kainz

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    Yeah, I'm not too fussed about HDR and Rockstar has lazy as they are with things like this were never going to implement proper HDR...ever. It is a shame but they've always had weaknesses for things like this along with online stuffs.
     
  16. davida76

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    *Shakes fist at no pc port*, I love me a bit of tying hookers up and leaving them to be hit by trains.....obviously I need help :o
     
  17. beachBOYken

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    Tempted to try a 2nd play through or should I say just to do the side quests and challenges, the main quests got a bit boring at times, would you say chapter 2 is best for this then?
     
  18. Kainz

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    Both 2 and 3 are fine for eternal free roam and exploration.

    Realise that if you limit yourself to Chapter 2 like yours truly and focus on sidequests+challenges then at some point you will hit a wall, because certain things can be done or accessed beyond Chapter 2. I.E realise that in Chapter 2 a lot of the good weapons (shotguns) are locked until you hit Chapter 3 unless you seek out the 'rare' guns yourself like the Hermit far north of Annesburg who has a rare shotgun in his possession. At some point I will move to Chapter 3 and remain there whilst avoiding the last few main missions.
     
  19. Chris1712

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  20. beachBOYken

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    Thank's, got a bit of a backlog of games but will give this another go at some point.