Gaming Red Dead Redemption 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia)

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I finally got round to finishing this. I sold my PS4 so I was only able to play it when I went round to my partner's place to play on hers but Covid meant that stopped and I only managed to get up to the end of Chapter 4. Found a cheap PC key a couple of weeks ago and have finished it and just wow. It's a shame that the PC port is so awful because this is absolutely fantastic. I'm going to dip into Online a bit but I feel like I'm going to be disappointed as it seems like Rockstar only care about GTA V still so this might be ignored a bit. :(

Also - the Arthur scene where you're riding with the monologues/song playing. Deep. Rockstar really made you care in this one compared to GTA V where I didn't give a shit about what happened to any of the characters.
I was just listening to that song that plays while you’re riding back to camp before hell breaks loose. Such a amazing moment. This game is a damn masterpiece. Got me so fcking emotional about my horse out of nowhere and the last scene with Arthur. God the feels :(.
 

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I find that it is purposefully done by Rockstar. They tried to go deep with GTAIV and people weren't interested so they've returned the story to being completely and utterly superficial.
Which is a shame since GTA4 story was brilliant and GTA5 was hot annoying garbage.
 

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Best game ever for me. Yeah yeah clunky controls and missions aren’t for everyone but I absolutely fecking enjoyed every second of it and when I did randomly beat @VeevaVee a passer by and get the law unto me, I still had a laugh. Can’t wait to build my new rig and play this on an OLED at 4K60 on ultra settings. It’s going to be glorious.

The score on this is amazing by the way. Just love it.



 

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Which is a shame since GTA4 story was brilliant and GTA5 was hot annoying garbage.
What hurt GTA iv was the gameplay. It was too repetitive and lack of diversity in missions was a draw back. I thought rockstar absolutely nailed it with lost and damned and Ballad of Gay Tony though.
However Niko’s back story was great and should have been expanded and in the alternative, I felt zero connection to any of the three protagonists in GTA V. It was simply, 2 bit thieves who go through a lot of of shit to be 2 bit thieves at the end of the game and there is zero consequence for their actions. I think a lot of it is to do with playing with three protagonists instead of building one story.

What I’ll say is that I think RDR was a huge turning point for Rockstar. What I mean is that unless GTA 6 can build the same emotional dynamic between player and character, then it’ll soon stop being rockstars flagship series.
 

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I’ve just started this yesterday and got onto chapter 2 . It looks amazing, I can’t wait to get back into it tonight after the match. The controls are totally forgettable though. I feel stupid a lot playing this game!
Not sure if you’ve managed to avoid the spoilers but do everything you can to avoid them going forward if you can. I’d love to play this game for the first time again. I’m most of the way through my second play through.
 

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Not sure if you’ve managed to avoid the spoilers but do everything you can to avoid them going forward if you can. I’d love to play this game for the first time again. I’m most of the way through my second play through.
ya I only read the last page or 2. Don’t worry I forget spoilers as soon as I’ve read them. It’s a fascinating game, all my friends give it rave reviews. I’m a big fan of the GTA series.
 

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I’ve just started this yesterday and got onto chapter 2 . It looks amazing, I can’t wait to get back into it tonight after the match. The controls are totally forgettable though. I feel stupid a lot playing this game!
Are you playing on PC? I felt the same in the beginning about the controls, but the key ones become natural pretty soon. Most other keys are indicated when you need them (press E to use the mill, or whatever task you may be set). The only ones that are less obvious to me are the journal (J), sachet (B for bag!), and I think challenges/sidequests are under L. (I'm not even sure about that one and I'm in chapter 6 or something. :lol: )
 

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Are you playing on PC? I felt the same in the beginning about the controls, but the key ones become natural pretty soon. Most other keys are indicated when you need them (press E to use the mill, or whatever task you may be set). The only ones that are less obvious to me are the journal (J), sachet (B for bag!), and I think challenges/sidequests are under L. (I'm not even sure about that one and I'm in chapter 6 or something. :lol: )
sorry I should have said. Ps4. I very rarely give the time to a game but GTA is always a good time. This sounds similar :)
 

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Finally got a chance to complete the last two chapters and epilogue. Absolutely stunning game.

My Arthur had two Le Mat revolvers in his late game, Ebony and Ivory. I made a point of sending John into the final mission with not just those two guns but Arthur's hat. It just felt right that he would be popping headshots in Arthur's memory.
 

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Finally got a chance to complete the last two chapters and epilogue. Absolutely stunning game.

My Arthur had two Le Mat revolvers in his late game, Ebony and Ivory. I made a point of sending John into the final mission with not just those two guns but Arthur's hat. It just felt right that he would be popping headshots in Arthur's memory.
Definitely the best game I ever played,
how did Arthur die for you if you don’t mind me asking?
 
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This game really dragged on for me in the end. I really had to soldier through the epilogue praying it would end..

Its a great game but nakeyjakey is right, rockstar's mission design is outdated at this point, they need to freshen up the formula for their next game.
 

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Definitely the best game I ever played, how did Arthur die for you if you don’t mind me asking?
I went with John so he could get back to his family, then popped off a few headshots with the LeMats, got my ass handed to me by shitface at the top of the mountain and died watching the sun rise. Not too shabby. You?
 
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I went with John so he could get back to his family, then popped off a few headshots with the LeMats, got my ass handed to me by shitface at the top of the mountain and died watching the sun rise. Not too shabby. You?
Aw, you got the good ending well played. Naw I went for the money and that bastard Micha stabbed me..
 
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Aw, you got the good ending well played. Naw I went for the money and that bastard Micha stabbed me..
I can never play games as a "bad guy", even on the second playthrough. Having said that I was a right arsehole when playing as John, especially with the two newbie bounty hunters that stop you and Sadie on the road near Blackwater.
 
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Finally got a chance to complete the last two chapters and epilogue. Absolutely stunning game.

My Arthur had two Le Mat revolvers in his late game, Ebony and Ivory. I made a point of sending John into the final mission with not just those two guns but Arthur's hat. It just felt right that he would be popping headshots in Arthur's memory.
Arthur’s Last Ride is probably one of the most emotional parts of a game I’ve sat through, really got me good and the song bangs
 

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I don’t know whenever this kicked in I never felt a video game experience like it thought I was on to a winner....

Capping boys going down the hill unforgettable.

 

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Some stuff on this page could have been spoilered maybe. :lol: But at least now I know what to expect (and of course I did see coming that Arthur would die).
 
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Aw, you got the good ending well played. Naw I went for the money and that bastard Micha stabbed me..
Still pissed off that I overthought it and figured I could get the money for John and his family :lol:
 

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Arthur’s Last Ride is probably one of the most emotional parts of a game I’ve sat through, really got me good and the song bangs
One of the best moments in video game history, the atmosphere created was incredible.
 

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So I’ve spent the last month totally obsessed since :lol: there’s just so so much in it. First play through I just wanted to see the main story and figure out how to play. Second play through I’ve been going really slowly. Breaking horses, Getting trinkets and all that jazz. It’s super and the fact it’s pretty dense for lack of a better word is handy for a lockdown! To be fair on the second play you’re sick enough of the main missions but there’s so much else to do. Cinematic mode travel and fast travel are a big help.