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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.

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. 



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think-man said:
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. 

So do I still have to put the carcass on my horse to and get to the camp to do that, then?

I'm pretty sure I actually did that when I donated to the butcher, but I turned the game off then and didn't check on the carcass



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. 

It won't.  BotW is every bit as good.  Trying to compare the two just just silly as they are two different style game.



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Quite nice game, i love hunting animals, like the previous one.



I guess I'm still on the extended tutorial (chapter 2) as the missions are still very rigid. My favorite part so far is setting a way point back to camp after a mission, entering cinematic mode and watch him auto navigate through the world. Yep it certainly looks like a movie, just the game play lags behind so far.

Minor nitpick is that it's slowly turning into a next gen nagging simulator. Your stamina core / health core is empty, find some food. Your horse is dirty, you should clean it. Your gun is dirty. You horse's health / stamina core is empty, you should feed him. You lost your hat. Contribute to camp. Your dead eye core is depleted. And the all the people asking / screaming for help when you're enjoying a quiet ride back to camp. Then there is all that traffic! Even at night the traffic never ends lol.

It's oh so pretty though. Just wish they had given the same attention to game play and controls and less focus on turning it into a survival light sim. At least it hasn't asked me to take a piss yet :) I reckon my horse made it back to camp by now with the bear pelt, on to the next mission.



I wonder if R* will ever develop a GTA or RDR game where aiming with a controller is actually possibly without auto-aim, shit's trash.