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At 60-ish % now, game is truly amazing, but the bounty system is truly amazingly fucked up!

As far as narration goes, this is Rockstars strongest title so far, I'm taking missions not only for rewards and progression, but out of a genuine desire to see how the characters develop and relate to me and my antics. Fantastic writing and incredible voice-acting. In a class of its own along with Naughty Dog productions.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

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Still no Blackwater in sight, however I have just entered chapter 4 finally. I got into the story last night, mainly due to cooking up some canabutter and testing the product before cooling it back down into butter. The mission design is definitely made for playing while high, go to the next yellow dot, take out red dots, repeat. Keeps you focused, impossible to get lost, and the story has a lot more impact. The writing is pretty good over all when you look past the silly game play in between.

So back down to earth today, all the annoyances are still there. Why does he always get off at the wrong side of his horse, like every time. The game keeps randomly changing my loadout in missions or I'm dumped in a mission with just a vulcanic pistol and can't access my horse. When to loot is the big question. A lot of the missions have you either run off at the end or simply cut away to another place leaving all those valuables behind. So while my gang is shooting, I'm frantically looting. Got to be quick or restart checkpoint.

I agree with the inventory, can never find what I need so I mostly ignore it. The damn butcher also never seems to be available in camp so I always get "can't harvest all of the animal" warnings. I still donate to camp yet camp funds are nearly $1000 now with nothing left to upgrade. I have over $3000 myself and all the better guns are still locked. I'm mainly working on restoring my honor from my earlier train robberies and witness extinction program. It's slow, the bar is just over halfway, yet I suspect it will determine something banal as the good or bad ending.

I've hunted some more legendary animals as well. Not sure if I'll have the patience to go after the legendary fish but the animals are fun to hunt. If only that cougar (from a mission) had been in VR! The legendaries are glitchy, kill them quick before they drown or get stuck somewhere. I'm using the rolling block rifle with express ammo, most powerful I've got so far. Also you can't take shortcuts, you have to start at the first clue. Reloading to try again, it's the exact same, yet you can't go straight to the last clue.

Is there any point to the challenges? The horseman / gambler / weapons expert etc?

Btw, some of the writing is very mature, never thought R* would be up to that. The overarching theme of change and people not being able or not willing to change with the times is very well executed throughout everything in the game.

Last edited by SvennoJ - on 04 November 2018

 

SvennoJ said:

Still no Blackwater in sight, however I have just entered chapter 4 finally. I got into the story last night, mainly due to cooking up some canabutter and testing the product before cooling it back down into butter. The mission design is definitely made for playing while high, go to the next yellow dot, take out red dots, repeat. Keeps you focused, impossible to get lost, and the story has a lot more impact. The writing is pretty good over all when you look past the silly game play in between.

So back down to earth today, all the annoyances are still there. Why does he always get off at the wrong side of his horse, like every time. The game keeps randomly changing my loadout in missions or I'm dumped in a mission with just a vulcanic pistol and can't access my horse. When to loot is the big question. A lot of the missions have you either run off at the end or simply cut away to another place leaving all those valuables behind. So while my gang is shooting, I'm frantically looting. Got to be quick or restart checkpoint.

I agree with the inventory, can never find what I need so I mostly ignore it. The damn butcher also never seems to be available in camp so I always get "can't harvest all of the animal" warnings. I still donate to camp yet camp funds are nearly $1000 now with nothing left to upgrade. I have over $3000 myself and all the better guns are still locked. I'm mainly working on restoring my honor from my earlier train robberies and witness extinction program. It's slow, the bar is just over halfway, yet I suspect it will determine something banal as the good or bad ending.

I've hunted some more legendary animals as well. Not sure if I'll have the patience to go after the legendary fish but the animals are fun to hunt. If only that cougar (from a mission) had been in VR! The legendaries are glitchy, kill them quick before they drown or get stuck somewhere. I'm using the rolling block rifle with express ammo, most powerful I've got so far. Also you can't take shortcuts, you have to start at the first clue. Reloading to try again, it's the exact same, yet you can't go straight to the last clue.

Is there any point to the challenges? The horseman / gambler / weapons expert etc?

Btw, some of the writing is very mature, never thought R* would be up to that. The overarching theme of change and people not being able or not willing to change with the times is very well executed throughout everything in the game.

How the heck do you change ammo types? Lmao I can't figure it out ... 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:

How the heck do you change ammo types? Lmao I can't figure it out ... 

When you have L1 pressed to select a weapon, hold the right stick to have the weapon selected then use the d-pad to select the ammo.

I didn't know until yesterday I had a lantern lol. For all the tutorials it's pretty late in explaining some of the basics.



SvennoJ said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

How the heck do you change ammo types? Lmao I can't figure it out ... 

When you have L1 pressed to select a weapon, hold the right stick to have the weapon selected then use the d-pad to select the ammo.

I didn't know until yesterday I had a lantern lol. For all the tutorials it's pretty late in explaining some of the basics.

What the fuck ... I SWEAR I've done that exact thing (I figured it out because of the arrows on the side of the bullet types) and it didn't let me! ... What the heck ... 



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:

What the fuck ... I SWEAR I've done that exact thing (I figured it out because of the arrows on the side of the bullet types) and it didn't let me! ... What the heck ... 

You got to have the ammo first or it won't let you select it. It doesn't tell you that and it's rather hard to make out, yet they are greyed when you have 0 ammo.

My horse got confused last night. I had set it to auto walk to the next location in cinematic mode. Then he kept going back and forth between a rock and a tree somewhere in the middle. I have had it before as well that he lost the plotted trail and simply kept on going. When I checked what was taking so long he was almost at the other end of the map. Sat nav failures.



Wow, I just came across KKK rally last night. I decided to snipe the grandmaster as the rest of the sheep scattered. I killed 3 of them trying to flee and hogtied one I found hiding. I wanted to drag him to the river and feed him to alligators but I wasn't sure if he'd survive so I stowed him on my horse only to be seen and reported for kidnapping -_-. I ended up in a shootout with law enforcement resulting in his death in crossfire shortly followed by my death as I tried escaping



How in the hell do I get perfect pelts.



I am loving it, BUT I am fighting with the controls scheme, and the UI. Those 2 elements seems to be from a 10 old game. Is it so hard to have a health bar and a stamina bar above the radar?? The contextual actions need to be displayed upon the object the action is going to occur; and not displayed in the lower right corner of the screen!!! LMAO!!!

Once you get used to them; it is quite enjoyable.



OTBWY said:
How in the hell do I get perfect pelts.

When hunting show info on the animals and it will show their pelt quality as stars.  If its 3 stars, it has a perfect pelt. Then you need to be careful and kill it instantly with a headshot from an arrow or the varmint gun.