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What do you think of RDR2 so far? (for those who are playing it)

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Im loving the world still not loving as much as breath of the wild or witcher 3 but will probably be my 3rd fave game this gen after the previous 2



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John2290 said:
colafitte said:
I'm starting to admit that probably i will have to eat my words with this game. The gunplay is still average and the more the game distances itself from shootings the better, but everything else is a 10....audiovisuals, story and characters presentation, open world game design, content, physics, .... After playing some more you start accepting its gameplay mechanics and you start focusing in the world and...man this world is beautiful and huge, full of interesting things that come to you organically if you play carefully with the correct mindset. It really makes you feel you're living for survival in the "old west". I love how the game makes it hard to you to make the "good" decision all the time showing you how difficult is to be a good person when everything is against you, and i will admit is good fun being bad sometimes....XD.

It's still not a 10 for me, but this game is becoming one of my favorite games this gen quickly...So, if in the end it becomes my favorite game this gen i will glady eat the biggest crow because of my words.

Told ya ;D. I'm in the same boat as you though, I don't no how they managed to come this close to perfection and fuck it up on things that they had nailed in GTA5 and RDR years ago. The wanted system, the weapon scaling, the story not meshing well with the pace and flow of the rest of the open world experience, etc. They are such few complaints tbh but they are so vital to the experience that it holds the game back and unlike other great games with flaws they are still hard to ignore further into the game  This could have been a GoTG for me if it wasn't held back by the little things. 

We'll end rating this game the same at this pace, even if we started from opposite sides...XD. I want to give my final impression when the game is over, but considering i'm still on ch.2, there's a lot left to do and discover yet.

But it seems it will end alongside God of War, The Witcher III, Horizon Zero Dawn, Bloodborne and Uncharted 4 as my games of the generation (i only own a PS4 by the way).



colafitte said:
John2290 said:

Told ya ;D. I'm in the same boat as you though, I don't no how they managed to come this close to perfection and fuck it up on things that they had nailed in GTA5 and RDR years ago. The wanted system, the weapon scaling, the story not meshing well with the pace and flow of the rest of the open world experience, etc. They are such few complaints tbh but they are so vital to the experience that it holds the game back and unlike other great games with flaws they are still hard to ignore further into the game  This could have been a GoTG for me if it wasn't held back by the little things. 

We'll end rating this game the same at this pace, even if we started from opposite sides...XD. I want to give my final impression when the game is over, but considering i'm still on ch.2, there's a lot left to do and discover yet.

But it seems it will end alongside God of War, The Witcher III, Horizon Zero Dawn, Bloodborne and Uncharted 4 as my games of the generation (i only own a PS4 by the way).

Surely is a lot too do and I for one will be booting this game up for months to come on the end game and Hunting. Oh and If I may make a suggestion, as Tw3 is on your G'soTG list, Divinity Original Sin 1 and 2 are well able to stand beside Tw3. They are must play RPG's, esspecially DOS2 and they have both now released on ps4. Don't let the isometric nature of them fool you. 



 

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John2290 said:
colafitte said:

We'll end rating this game the same at this pace, even if we started from opposite sides...XD. I want to give my final impression when the game is over, but considering i'm still on ch.2, there's a lot left to do and discover yet.

But it seems it will end alongside God of War, The Witcher III, Horizon Zero Dawn, Bloodborne and Uncharted 4 as my games of the generation (i only own a PS4 by the way).

Surely is a lot too do and I for one will be booting this game up for months to come on the end game and Hunting. Oh and If I may make a suggestion, as Tw3 is on your G'soTG list, Divinity Original Sin 1 and 2 are well able to stand beside Tw3. They are must play RPG's, esspecially DOS2 and they have both now released on ps4. Don't let the isometric nature of them fool you. 

Oh I played DOS1 with a friend a few hours, and I definitively played and finished twice Baldur's Gate II almost 20 years ago..... so I'm not a newbie of the "isometric nature" XDD. I was a PC gamer before a became a console gamer, so I've played mostly every PC classic from 20 years ago. I did not have a console as a child so PC was everything for me.... and the PS1 and PS2 of my friends. 

I just played every PC isometric game available back then, Baldur's Gate, Fallout, Diablo, Age of Empires, Commandos, Starcraft,....Is just that with those kinds of games I prefer to play in a PC with a keyboard/mouse and i don't use PC for gaming anymore. I've always been a guy that prefer games that look cinematic, that's why Naughty Dog is my favourite developer. Open world games always looked to me boring and unpolished. I didn't understand the fuss with GTA III and similars back then but Oblivion first and later Assassin's Creed and Fallout 3 opened my eyes on the genre. After they started being as polished as single player games i started loving them too. Red Dead Redemption was a revelation because it was the first open world game that looked as cinematic as a single player game, and i loved it. Red Dead Redemption 2 seems so far to be the culmination of that style.



After now having played the game for many hours, I'm honestly baffled by the fact that nobody who reviewed this game seems to have paid any mind as to how atrociously cheap the AI is in this game.

Instead of operating on any sort of cone based field of vision, they all seem to simply have a rather generous radius in which they will detect absolutely everything the player does. As long as you're within this radius, it's completely irrelevant if the AI is facing you, or even if there are solid walls separating you. I suspected this was the case earlier, but confirmed it as a certainty after testing multiple times putting on my mask in scenarios with only one NPC around. I would do this from positions well behind them, and barriers that would prevent said NPC from even being visible to me on screen. The result was that they would instantly comment as soon as I put on the mask, and again whenever I took it off.

Not only is this massively immersion breaking, in what is otherwise such a stunningly realized world, but it also, far too often, results in you getting shoehorned into gunfights you not only didn't ask for….but took every available measure to actively avoid. This is incredibly frustrating.



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Ynnle? Nenly? Enlyn?.......=p






konnichiwa said:
Ynnle? Nenly? Enlyn?.......=p

One of the more creative missions. 

I loved the part where they talk all dry about why Arthur doesn't have a wife and then it just cuts to them jumping up and down lol xD



this game has so many frustrating moments but still I can't stop playing. even if at times I just have to reset the game because of said moments and load up previous save .. I'm just blown away by the details. Some parts in the game look rough but most of it looks astonishing especially on XB1X. I like this more than Witcher III and maybe more than AC Origins and perhaps BoTW.

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Chorlin said:

20 minutes driving a canoe...

Ha, I one upped myself and instead of boating I raised the bar by standing perfectly still for 20 minutes at a time! The game makes that surprisingly hard, cinematic camera kicks in after 2 minutes plus there is a good chance Arthur will change into a resting position after 6 or 7 minutes. Got to keep tapping the horse call button and then he still might take a break after a while.

It was worth it, awesome game for some time lapse photography! The variation in weather patterns seems endless. It's definitely the best game for weather and atmospheric effects. Screenshots can't do it justice, a video can.



Actually at first I tried going down the other river, however there is no boat available up stream. The only location is the Elysian pond and that's closed off by a low bridge grr. Eventually I stole a canoe in the bayou and peddled it up stream, but could not get past the beaver dam. (I wonder why dynamite is in the game, can't blow up anything!) So down I went from there yet it became a rather boring trip, long lazy curves full of crocodiles. I sped it up and from used a couple parts for the timelapse instead.

Another day procrastinating with the story. Every time I run into an NPC something seems to go wrong immediately. I free a guy that's being brought in by 2 other guys. All good right. However a witness shows up, I deal with the witness. Then the guy I just saved turns me in for murder, wtf. Timelapse photography in wolf territory doesn't end well either :)



I've never loved a game so much that has so many poor design decisions and frustrating systems. Thankfully, for the stuff that doesn't get better as the game progresses, they should be easily rectified if Rockstar can hear the complaints through the noise.



 

Everything in the above reply is my opinion, from my own perspective and not representative of reality outside of my own head!

-Android user, please be gentle with critique on my spelling.