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think-man said:
contestgamer said:
AMAZING. It's honestly making Zelda BOTW look completely obsolete a year after it's release.

I still haven't played BOTW yet, i hope this game doesn't ruin my experience. 

I wouldn't worry. RDR2 has nothing on the game play design of BotW. The attention to detail is astounding in RDR2 yet the game play so far is the same old. Control wise BotW also works much better. They are two very different games.

You can better compare it to Horizon zero dawn. RDR2 might be better than that, except for now the clunky controls and not so good HDR use are holding it back a bit. For world design it easily beats HZD, of course weapons and enemies are kinda limited due to the setting.

I haven't played AC odyssey, that should be a better comparison. Both trying to be semi realistic 'limited' by accurately representing a time period.

Can't wait to play more. I need to head back to camp as apparently my weapons are on my horse there.



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SvennoJ said:
think-man said:

I still haven't played BOTW yet, i hope this game doesn't ruin my experience. 

I wouldn't worry. RDR2 has nothing on the game play design of BotW. The attention to detail is astounding in RDR2 yet the game play so far is the same old. Control wise BotW also works much better. They are two very different games.

You can better compare it to Horizon zero dawn. RDR2 might be better than that, except for now the clunky controls and not so good HDR use are holding it back a bit. For world design it easily beats HZD, of course weapons and enemies are kinda limited due to the setting.

I haven't played AC odyssey, that should be a better comparison. Both trying to be semi realistic 'limited' by accurately representing a time period.

Can't wait to play more. I need to head back to camp as apparently my weapons are on my horse there.

Also majorly, the uses of a physic engine that changes all the dynamics of how you explore the world and combat your enemies.

To be honest, comparing these 2 games isn't a worthwhile venture since you can point out so many things that are just not the same by design.

Case in point, the tutorial section's of both.



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Mar1217 said:
SvennoJ said:

I wouldn't worry. RDR2 has nothing on the game play design of BotW. The attention to detail is astounding in RDR2 yet the game play so far is the same old. Control wise BotW also works much better. They are two very different games.

You can better compare it to Horizon zero dawn. RDR2 might be better than that, except for now the clunky controls and not so good HDR use are holding it back a bit. For world design it easily beats HZD, of course weapons and enemies are kinda limited due to the setting.

I haven't played AC odyssey, that should be a better comparison. Both trying to be semi realistic 'limited' by accurately representing a time period.

Can't wait to play more. I need to head back to camp as apparently my weapons are on my horse there.

Also majorly, the uses of a physic engine that changes all the dynamics of how you explore the world and combat your enemies.

To be honest, comparing these 2 games isn't a worthwhile venture since you can point out so many things that are just not the same by design.

Case in point, the tutorial section's of both.

All are quite different indeed.

Botw: Smaller play area you get dumped in immediately with lot of fun things to find and do while learning the core mechanics. At first you don't even realize you're in a restricted area, then your mind gets blown when you get to the real world.
RDR2: 2 to 3 hour linear mission that fails when you leave the path. (you get to chose whether you want to do hunt or assault first)
HZD: Shorter linear mission to dump you in a restricted area. Takes 10 hours for the game to open up and get good.
Spiderman: Short linear mission with vertical learning curve, not the best idea. But damn those controls are polished to perfection.

Really. all 4 are amazing to play and if anything stands out as falling behind it would be Tomb raider. I don't feel like picking that up anymore at all after starting RDR2.



SvennoJ said:
think-man said:

I still haven't played BOTW yet, i hope this game doesn't ruin my experience. 

I wouldn't worry. RDR2 has nothing on the game play design of BotW. The attention to detail is astounding in RDR2 yet the game play so far is the same old. Control wise BotW also works much better. They are two very different games.

You can better compare it to Horizon zero dawn. RDR2 might be better than that, except for now the clunky controls and not so good HDR use are holding it back a bit. For world design it easily beats HZD, of course weapons and enemies are kinda limited due to the setting.

I haven't played AC odyssey, that should be a better comparison. Both trying to be semi realistic 'limited' by accurately representing a time period.

Can't wait to play more. I need to head back to camp as apparently my weapons are on my horse there.

The world feels as immersive as the one from the witcher for me but without the magic and with better graphics. :p



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I'm confused, what are you supposed to do with animal carcasses? I brought one to camp thinking I was supposed to do it like you did in one of the first missions but it wouldn't let me carry it to the chef ....



Immersiveunreality said:
SvennoJ said:

I wouldn't worry. RDR2 has nothing on the game play design of BotW. The attention to detail is astounding in RDR2 yet the game play so far is the same old. Control wise BotW also works much better. They are two very different games.

You can better compare it to Horizon zero dawn. RDR2 might be better than that, except for now the clunky controls and not so good HDR use are holding it back a bit. For world design it easily beats HZD, of course weapons and enemies are kinda limited due to the setting.

I haven't played AC odyssey, that should be a better comparison. Both trying to be semi realistic 'limited' by accurately representing a time period.

Can't wait to play more. I need to head back to camp as apparently my weapons are on my horse there.

The world feels as immersive as the one from the witcher for me but without the magic and with better graphics. :p

I forgot about the Witcher. It had some good writing but world detail was not as good.

Don't count out God of war with its excellent use of wide color and HDR and a real sense of progression, opening up more of the world and getting more powerful to take on the valkyries. Damn it's a good year for games!



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
I'm confused, what are you supposed to do with animal carcasses? I brought one to camp thinking I was supposed to do it like you did in one of the first missions but it wouldn't let me carry it to the chef ....

Donate It to the camp at the butcher. 



SvennoJ said:
think-man said:

I still haven't played BOTW yet, i hope this game doesn't ruin my experience. 

I wouldn't worry. RDR2 has nothing on the game play design of BotW. The attention to detail is astounding in RDR2 yet the game play so far is the same old. Control wise BotW also works much better. They are two very different games.

You can better compare it to Horizon zero dawn. RDR2 might be better than that, except for now the clunky controls and not so good HDR use are holding it back a bit. For world design it easily beats HZD, of course weapons and enemies are kinda limited due to the setting.

I haven't played AC odyssey, that should be a better comparison. Both trying to be semi realistic 'limited' by accurately representing a time period.

Can't wait to play more. I need to head back to camp as apparently my weapons are on my horse there.

This is a pretty good representation of how I feel so far. No offense to Red Dead,but in my limited time with it i'm not that impressed overall. Of course I expect that to change, it will probably impress me as I go on, but I think this generation just has too many good open world games already. I really don't see how people who put in the same amount of hours as me are already calling it the best game of the generation? I swear, with these open world games, it's always like "let's just move on to the next big thing!" I remember when The Witcher 3 was the best open world game ever, I remember when Horizon: Zero Dawn was, I remember when Breath of the Wild was, hell I even remember when there was a decent amount of people saying that Assassin's Creed: Origins had the best open world ever. No problem with that, it's amazing that the genre has seen so many worth games in this generation. But I wish it didn't come at the expense of other games. 

It most certainly does not make any of the games I've mentioned feel obsolete though (except maybe AssCreed, haven't played that yet). In particular BOTW has very different design and Horizon is much more combat-focused. 

It's also incredibly clunky so far. 



I've spent most of the day playing and taking it very slow as apparently chapter 3 isn't far by other peoples standards yet I'm 20 ish hours in, Maybe. I was starting to see what the review hype is about during chapter 2 but it seems all of that was tutorial and the game is just beginning now. I can see this falling into place among my elite favourites like Tw3, GoW and what not. I also can't explain this with words as the game is rough aroubd the edges an I usually hate that lack of top down polish but it is somehow the best looking game I've seen to date, better than GoW and Horizon although lacking that surface polish it does some lighting and othrr effects that sketch out the world into beautiful visual scenes I've not seen in a video game before. RdR1 was the last game that tricked my mind into thinking I was watching a film and not a game and the samd happens here, if my eyes rest on a certain spot my brain assumes everything my peripheral is real looking, it's super trippy. Usually there is an animation or something that ruins the effect but it's certainly phenomenal looking and hangs out with Sony first party exclusives in visuals.
Still haven't found the groove that I fall into on most games well before this point, so take everything in this thread with a grain of salt as I doubt many have finished the extended tutorial yet or are just now. The game seems to be just beginning for me at ... 20 ish hours in. Maybe half of that actually progressing the main story.



 

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