reasons red dead redemption 2 is a good video game: i had a duel on top of a moving train, won, and jumped down onto my horse running alongside it
reasons rdr2 is a bad video game: i constantly have to feed arthur snack cakes to keep him from being underweight, to say nothing of keeping all my guns on the fucking horse and making me get them off EVERY SINGLE TIME. also the fact that it took me ten hours to unlock fast travel, jesus fucking christ
gore, or, common medical practices circa 1899
that said i had one of the most incredible experiences ingame earlier. i came across a random stranger on the road, injured so badly he fell off his horse. i picked him up, put him on mine, and headed to the nearest town so he could see a doctor...
WHO FUCKING AMPUTATED HIS ARM RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.
LIKE. THIS WASN'T A STORY MISSION. THIS WAS A TOTALLY RANDOM ENCOUNTER. I COULD HAVE LET HIM BLEED OUT ON THE ROAD. INSTEAD I SAW HIS ARM GET SAWED OFF.
whatever complaints i have about the gameplay (and i have a lot), the level of simulation this game goes to is unreal. there are a lot of tedious things in rdr2, but the end result is that it makes the entire world seem far more real. a lot of games try the open world thing, but one of the reasons a lot of them are bad at it is because they can't hide the seams - you know you're just doing this shit because it's a game. the level of immersion in rdr2 goes a long way towards hiding those things.
@lightning anyway mostly what I know about this game is that there's a character who say's he's from Donegal but he has a Dublin accent because the Irish Internet was all over that unforgivable offence.
@rydia 😂 tbh that’s legit
and honestly i don’t know
@rydia THANKS ENTER KEY. idk if i recommend rdr2, because mechanically it has a lot of issues (nearly all of which tie back to its strict adherence to Being A Simulation Of The Real World And Not A Video Game), but at the same time i’m really captivated by the characters and story. i’m not very far in yet but i’m already hooked in that regard, and story is often the thing i care about most, so.
but yeah, opinion pending.
(rdr1 was amazing tho. did you ever play it?)
@lightning hmm yeah, the story would be the thing to get me to play. Maybe someday I'll get around to it. Although, no I haven't played rdr1! I always meant to get around to it but you know how it is and now I no longer have a console I can play it on.
@lightning I've been undecided on getting RDR2 because a lot of the bits about the open world/immersion do sound incredibly tedious to me even if it makes the overall feel of the game world more real. I can appreciate the level of detail Rockstar put into this but I'm not sure if it's for me.