Forums - Gaming Discussion - RDR2 Reviews! Metacritic - 97(PS4)/97(XBO) / Opencritic - 97

What's your score prediction?

96 above 47 47.47%
 
91-95 43 43.43%
 
86-90 6 6.06%
 
81-85 0 0.00%
 
80 below 3 3.03%
 
Total:99
Nozz-A-La said:
MichaelDeSanta said:

In too deep?  

You don't even own a Pro or an X1X haha.

Siege mentality?  You're in EVERY thread damage controlling PlayStation or shitting on Xbox... It's pathetic.

I consider myself an average consumer and I bought the X1X with RDR2 last week instead of just getting it for my Pro because of the drastic differences presented in the digital foundry comparison.

That alone tells me you have no idea what you're taking about.

Why not go play the game rather than arguing about consoles you don't even own?

so your knowledge about the differences is based on the digital foundry video. You never played the ps4 version in person, so it's completely irrelevant that you own an xbox one X with the game and kerotan don't. 

On topic: Red dead is really close to a 98 on metacritic, only the 2 mario galaxy rank above. 

So it looks like EDGE can't atleast bring it down to 96. But you never know how low they will go. If they decide to use extreme measures, 7 would not be a total suprise. But I don't think that they want to receive that much flak.



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SvennoJ said:
After some 60 hours, RDR2 is clearly starting to fall behind BotW. While BotW got better with expanded inventory alleviating the issues with fragile weapons, RDR2's game mechanics only get more annoying as time goes on. Saying you need to get used to the controls doesn't hold up anymore after 60 hours of playing. RDR2's mission design is stuck in the past while BotW tried something new while bringing the interactivity in an open world games to new heights. RDR2's biggest achievement is its weather system.

BotW had one annoying, do exactly as intended or fail mission, sneaking into a hideout. In RDR2 almost every story mission is like that. The world is amazing to explore, yet 97 for a game where playing the actual missions feels like a chore to unlock more fun content is rather perplexing. Gameplay is not that important apparently.

Without the story missions RDR2 is an excellent game with an amazing world to explore. It doesn't come close to BotW though.

what you just said basically sums up my thoughts on the story missions. also, I get supremely annoyed having to be positioned at specific angles to pick up items clearly in my reach  but the world is so amazing I just explore and go hunting living in the wild



SvennoJ said:
After some 60 hours, RDR2 is clearly starting to fall behind BotW. While BotW got better with expanded inventory alleviating the issues with fragile weapons, RDR2's game mechanics only get more annoying as time goes on. Saying you need to get used to the controls doesn't hold up anymore after 60 hours of playing. RDR2's mission design is stuck in the past while BotW tried something new while bringing the interactivity in an open world games to new heights. RDR2's biggest achievement is its weather system.

BotW had one annoying, do exactly as intended or fail mission, sneaking into a hideout. In RDR2 almost every story mission is like that. The world is amazing to explore, yet 97 for a game where playing the actual missions feels like a chore to unlock more fun content is rather perplexing. Gameplay is not that important apparently.

Without the story missions RDR2 is an excellent game with an amazing world to explore. It doesn't come close to BotW though.

This generation there hasn't been a single game that was close to perfection for me. It's really disappointing .. not so much because of the lack of quality of these hyped up games, but because I'm always conflicted on how I feel about them. I agree with you that the mission design is outdated, but, the controls and mechanics in the game actually got less annoying for me as it went on. And do my complaints of the game stop it from being a masterpiece? I honestly don't know. 

I felt the same way about BOTW, Horizon, Odyssey (although that one is more definitely just "I think this is overrated"). Seems like every new "masterpiece" is just so imperfect and it makes me second guess my opinions all the time, which I already do, it drives me insane. 



https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-11-07-red-dead-redemption-2-shipments-reach-17-million

Holy shit! 17 million shipped in 8 days!



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
SvennoJ said:
After some 60 hours, RDR2 is clearly starting to fall behind BotW. While BotW got better with expanded inventory alleviating the issues with fragile weapons, RDR2's game mechanics only get more annoying as time goes on. Saying you need to get used to the controls doesn't hold up anymore after 60 hours of playing. RDR2's mission design is stuck in the past while BotW tried something new while bringing the interactivity in an open world games to new heights. RDR2's biggest achievement is its weather system.

BotW had one annoying, do exactly as intended or fail mission, sneaking into a hideout. In RDR2 almost every story mission is like that. The world is amazing to explore, yet 97 for a game where playing the actual missions feels like a chore to unlock more fun content is rather perplexing. Gameplay is not that important apparently.

Without the story missions RDR2 is an excellent game with an amazing world to explore. It doesn't come close to BotW though.

This generation there hasn't been a single game that was close to perfection for me. It's really disappointing .. not so much because of the lack of quality of these hyped up games, but because I'm always conflicted on how I feel about them. I agree with you that the mission design is outdated, but, the controls and mechanics in the game actually got less annoying for me as it went on. And do my complaints of the game stop it from being a masterpiece? I honestly don't know. 

I felt the same way about BOTW, Horizon, Odyssey (although that one is more definitely just "I think this is overrated"). Seems like every new "masterpiece" is just so imperfect and it makes me second guess my opinions all the time, which I already do, it drives me insane. 

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pikashoe said:
It seems a bit premature comparing botw and rdr2 meta's when rdr2 has 20 less reviews than botw currently.

It doesn't matter, and they are different games, mostly from a technical point of view; we shouldn't even compare them.  



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-11-07-red-dead-redemption-2-shipments-reach-17-million

Holy shit! 17 million shipped in 8 days!

And few days after its release date some people here said that it won't sell more than 20 million.

40-50 million should be a lock now.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-11-07-red-dead-redemption-2-shipments-reach-17-million

Holy shit! 17 million shipped in 8 days!

I think it sold well digitally as well, but when I bought mine on launch day, the stores were packed with stock. It was the same with GTA V, which I also bought on launch day, Rockstar are good at not under-shipping their games. I guess my point is that we can't expect those to all have sold (which I know everyone in here knows anyway). At least 12-13 million first week with digital? It launched on a friday, so that would be an insane figure. 



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
SvennoJ said:
After some 60 hours, RDR2 is clearly starting to fall behind BotW. While BotW got better with expanded inventory alleviating the issues with fragile weapons, RDR2's game mechanics only get more annoying as time goes on. Saying you need to get used to the controls doesn't hold up anymore after 60 hours of playing. RDR2's mission design is stuck in the past while BotW tried something new while bringing the interactivity in an open world games to new heights. RDR2's biggest achievement is its weather system.

BotW had one annoying, do exactly as intended or fail mission, sneaking into a hideout. In RDR2 almost every story mission is like that. The world is amazing to explore, yet 97 for a game where playing the actual missions feels like a chore to unlock more fun content is rather perplexing. Gameplay is not that important apparently.

Without the story missions RDR2 is an excellent game with an amazing world to explore. It doesn't come close to BotW though.

This generation there hasn't been a single game that was close to perfection for me. It's really disappointing .. not so much because of the lack of quality of these hyped up games, but because I'm always conflicted on how I feel about them. I agree with you that the mission design is outdated, but, the controls and mechanics in the game actually got less annoying for me as it went on. And do my complaints of the game stop it from being a masterpiece? I honestly don't know. 

I felt the same way about BOTW, Horizon, Odyssey (although that one is more definitely just "I think this is overrated"). Seems like every new "masterpiece" is just so imperfect and it makes me second guess my opinions all the time, which I already do, it drives me insane. 

I think it's less about the game's quality and more about an internal kickback because you don't think it's AS good as people say. Does BOTW and God of War and Horizon have problems? Sure they do, but those problems are quite minute compared to the vast amount of things they do well or outstanding. 

And the funny thing is, I don't even like Horizon Zero Dawn, I'm not interested in Spider-Man, and so far Red Dead Redemption hasn't grabbed my attention (it's been in my PS4 for a week and I haven't played it in five days), but that doesn't mean these games are bad, they're just not for me. Red Dead Redemption is clearly meant to be more of an immersive simulator with a great story than a 'gamey' game, and that's fine. For what it's trying to do it succeeded nearly perfectly but some people (myself included) didn't find its clunky control and movement engaging enough; it erred on the side of realism when some of us wanted a gamey game. 

And that's fine. 



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MichaelDeSanta said:
Kerotan said:

I never assumed he didn't. As I said you guys are in this way too deep. Drop the siege mentality. 

In too deep?  

You don't even own a Pro or an X1X haha.

Siege mentality?  You're in EVERY thread damage controlling PlayStation or shitting on Xbox... It's pathetic.

I consider myself an average consumer and I bought the X1X with RDR2 last week instead of just getting it for my Pro because of the drastic differences presented in the digital foundry comparison.

That alone tells me you have no idea what you're taking about.

Why not go play the game rather than arguing about consoles you don't even own?

As i said you're in this way to deep to the point where you are imagining things. Not only do i own a digital copy of rdr2 on psn but i also own a pro. I think you need to calm down, take a deep breath and stop imagining things. What are you going to assume next? 

MichaelDeSanta said:
Nozz-A-La said:

so your knowledge about the differences is based on the digital foundry video. You never played the ps4 version in person, so it's completely irrelevant that you own an xbox one X with the game and kerotan don't. 

On topic: Red dead is really close to a 98 on metacritic, only the 2 mario galaxy rank above. 

Who said it did?

I own both consoles so deciding which version of the game was superior was important to me.

Kerotan, on the other hand, owns neither and only came to this thread to damage control PlayStation and down play Xbox.

Besides, what does any of this have to do with you?  

I own a pro and rdr2 so your point is dead in the water.

 

I know you just dropped a ton of money buying an X just for rdr2 and naturally you will want to defend that purchase but my advice is you stop arguing here and spend that time enjoying your purchase. Because frankly you're not making much sense accusing me of not owning things I do.