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Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 03:52 (nine years ago) link

high hopes for this

aarrissi-a-roni, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:56 (nine years ago) link

I was looking forward to it before, but after the trailer it has probably become my most anticipated game of 2010.

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:13 (nine years ago) link

I'm a sucker for games set in the Old West but there aren't many of them, and usually they're a bit of a letdown, but this looks great.

HUH? not appropriate (snoball), Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:26 (nine years ago) link

This interests me way more than any GTA ever did. Setting makes such a huge difference.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:27 (nine years ago) link

The trailer looks great! From its looks it'll be somewhat more RPG-y than GTAs have been; I'm thinking of the scenes killing bears, though maybe those are just parts of quests rather than RPG random encounters.

Euler, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:30 (nine years ago) link

(xpost) seems also there's more emphasis on strategy and planning your next move in RDR, whereas with GTA it's often "get in car, cause chaos, get back to the garage before the cops catch you"

HUH? not appropriate (snoball), Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:33 (nine years ago) link

wow looks awesome

bnw, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:37 (nine years ago) link

looks dope, like deadwood: the game in parts. too bad i don't generally have time for open-ended sandbox epics.

hey trader joe's! i've got the new steely dan. (Jordan), Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:38 (nine years ago) link

woah wasn't even on my radar before I watched that, def anticipating it now

cozwn, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 20:11 (nine years ago) link

okay i will admit, that is a REALLY GOOD trailer. seems to be really inspired by The Wild Bunch which is pretty cool.

how is this related to Red Dead Revolver? direct sequel? not really?

Nhex, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 21:19 (nine years ago) link

No relation except for the name and western setting (from what I understand).

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 21:23 (nine years ago) link

Pretty sure I am going to play this until my fingers fall off.

real bears playing hockey (polyphonic), Wednesday, 16 December 2009 21:39 (nine years ago) link

i think it has the quick-time red-dead aiming device, too

(I don't crap in public toilets) (stevie), Wednesday, 16 December 2009 22:59 (nine years ago) link

That video actually reminds me of fallout 3 in lots of ways.

JimD, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 23:40 (nine years ago) link

(xpost) "Dead Eye Targeting System"

HUH? not appropriate (snoball), Thursday, 17 December 2009 09:25 (nine years ago) link

Looks like gta out west basically , which is ok by me.

calstars, Monday, 28 December 2009 00:13 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

I missed that there was an excellent, new trailer going over weapons and death...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj_cKIMrkUY

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 4 February 2010 00:21 (nine years ago) link

still don't have ps3 or xbox but God I loved Red Dead Redemption

Lee Dorrian Gray (J0hn D.), Thursday, 4 February 2010 00:28 (nine years ago) link

Revolver I mean

Lee Dorrian Gray (J0hn D.), Thursday, 4 February 2010 00:28 (nine years ago) link

you are a good man, that game is so much fun.

this better not suck

Jake Gyllenhaal needs more juggalo in it (jjjusten), Thursday, 4 February 2010 00:47 (nine years ago) link

this looks pretty good! beautiful even. let me get real here, those horses' asses looked impressive.

but i hope there is more going on w/ the gameplay than an old west GTA

goole, Thursday, 4 February 2010 01:21 (nine years ago) link

being able to set buildings on fire looks boss; I just hope it's not merely something the designer has to specially trigger, but that you can just chuck a fire bottle at any barn you like and poof.

Euler, Thursday, 4 February 2010 08:40 (nine years ago) link

I'd be very surprised if you could actually set buildings on fire. In that video the molotov cocktail looks like an animation that'll burn out over time. But that would be AWESOME.

antexit, Thursday, 4 February 2010 12:20 (nine years ago) link

It would be awesome! This is one of the things that bugs me about playing for mass destruction in GTA: you can blow up cars but you can't reconfigure the city, which seems so un-sandbox-like (like, isn't the point of a sandbox to kick over your siblings' castles?)

Euler, Thursday, 4 February 2010 12:52 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, environment destruction is like the holy grail of sandbox games. Especially if it stayed like that and effected gameplay in the future, the way it (apparently) does in Battlefield. I remember some BS about gta4 saying something to that effect was in it. You can go into every building and you can blow up buildings and when you shoot a building the bullethole stays for 100 yrs and also it is a fun game

antexit, Thursday, 4 February 2010 13:24 (nine years ago) link

also u sound like the meanest brother ever fwiw

antexit, Thursday, 4 February 2010 13:25 (nine years ago) link

haha well when my kids play in sandboxes, they each build castles and then kick each others' over; it's not what I'd do but it seems to be lots of fun for them.

in Saints Row 2 you can blow up the subway train on the elevated tracks and if you hit it hard enough (I did it using cheats) it falls off the tracks and disrupts traffic. It's cool b/c it's a huge train, not just a bunch of cars like you can set up in GTA4. But leveling a building would be orders of magnitude more fun.

Red Dead Redemption would be a good place to try this b/c I expect the urban environments will be pretty sparse compared to e.g. Liberty City.

Euler, Thursday, 4 February 2010 13:36 (nine years ago) link

hopefully they'll turn their hand to another bully after this

cozen, Thursday, 4 February 2010 15:59 (nine years ago) link

antexit / Euler - a few points 1. Battlefield isn't a sandbox game. 2. in the last Red Faction game you could destroy pretty much everything (that was kind of the point of the game) and it stayed destroyed - but destroying stuff endlessly gets boring fast - it's hardly the "holy grail." 3. Permanent environmental destruction certainly will not be in Red Dead Redemption as they're using basically the exact same engine as GTA 4

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 4 February 2010 15:59 (nine years ago) link

well yeah destroying things endless does get boring fast, but so do sandbox games generally when all you do is mass destruction. The good sandbox games, like Bully, give you things to do that are fun besides just going nuts. But in an environment like Liberty City it'd be great if you could destroy buildings and then they'd be replaced with new ones, à la Sim City.

Euler, Thursday, 4 February 2010 16:05 (nine years ago) link

a little more new footage (in this ad for Gamestops lame pre-order bonus deal)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ9WUStl4vE

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 4 February 2010 16:06 (nine years ago) link

lol at 'realistic physics' that involve people flying backwards when they get shot

smashing aspirant (milo z), Thursday, 4 February 2010 19:27 (nine years ago) link

I thought people did fly backwards when they were shot with shotguns. Have movies, video games, and Luis Guzman in Carlito's Way led me astray?

antexit, Saturday, 6 February 2010 13:44 (nine years ago) link

I've shot a big stuffed animal with a shotgun from 50 yards away and man did that thing fly.

calstars, Saturday, 6 February 2010 13:54 (nine years ago) link

i think milo's point was that the silliness of people putting a lot of work into developing a realistic engine, and making it a selling point of the game, all for the ultimate goal of making people fly backwards when they get shot.

rinse the lemonade (Jordan), Monday, 8 February 2010 18:52 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

I just realised this game is probably going to have similar online modes to GTA4

0_o awesome

cozen, Saturday, 20 March 2010 11:32 (nine years ago) link

considering a PS3 just for this

Thierry Ennui (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 20 March 2010 11:49 (nine years ago) link

^^^

black jeans stained by (snoball), Saturday, 20 March 2010 12:17 (nine years ago) link

the MP lobby... is the game world

"Seriously, who'd have thought that something as dry as a game lobby could be exciting? Leave it to Rockstar to prove us all wrong. The Grand Theft Auto developer recently unveiled the oft rumoured but never confirmed, multiplayer portion of its next open-world saga, Red Dead Redemption -- and the lobby might be the game's most exciting element. Why? Because it's practically a Wild West MMORPG.

The lobby is a fully playable version of the entire game world that's populated with both random CPU characters and live gamers -- though the numbers will never approach World of Warcraft levels. In our visit, we created a "posse" with friends and roamed freely about the map, engaging in activities from hunting wild animals to hunting other gamers. There are even ad hoc missions (like besieging a desert ranch filled with bandits) that feel a lot like raids. Whether running from the sheriff or shooting wildlife in the desert, everything we do can net us experience points which are used to customize our appearance and upgrade our horse, weapons, and "title". There are also new multiplayer modes to unlock like the standard 16-player deathmatch and a team-based "capture the bag" (both of which start with a spectacular face-to-face quick-draw duel). But. to be honest, we didn't spend a lot of time with those other modes, because we couldn't pry ourselves away from the lobby!"

Picture 1: Two players on a horse-drawn carriage. "The lobby is like a limit-free version of GTA IV's free roam mode set against a brilliantly atmospheric Wild West backdrop."

Picture 2: Player as Sheriff, points gun at camera; another player waits to shot him in the back. "Once we joined a party-- er, "posse" -- we were in constant communication with teammates."

Picture 3: 3 on 5 Gunfight near the wreckage of an abandoned church in the desert. "Anyone can travel to any point on the map (including building interiors), regardless of the location of lobby visitors."

cozen, Sunday, 28 March 2010 13:08 (nine years ago) link

This game is going to pwn my life

antexit, Sunday, 28 March 2010 13:40 (nine years ago) link

This game is going to give meaning to my life.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Sunday, 28 March 2010 19:48 (nine years ago) link

This game probably won't affect my life much but I'm looking forward to it.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 28 March 2010 20:13 (nine years ago) link

chances of me not going outlaw immediately upon starting this approx 0%, with rounding. the old west is not the kinda place to be a good guy imo.

aarrissi-a-roni, Sunday, 28 March 2010 20:15 (nine years ago) link

I always play moral choice games as a good guy with a cruel streak.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Sunday, 28 March 2010 20:17 (nine years ago) link

I am officially mega-psyched about this game

antexit, Monday, 29 March 2010 12:17 (nine years ago) link

this looks a lot better than call of juarez 2. wish i had a ps3.

sonderangerbot, Monday, 29 March 2010 12:34 (nine years ago) link

Why do people keep saying ps3? Is this an exclusive? Do third-party exclusives still exist?

antexit, Monday, 29 March 2010 12:53 (nine years ago) link

Def not an exclusive. I'm already preordered for the 360.

Mordy, Monday, 29 March 2010 13:00 (nine years ago) link

uh i just picked that up in this thread somehow, you're right obviously and i need coffee. good news!

sonderangerbot, Monday, 29 March 2010 13:04 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKt3AbXiiPA

etrian odysseus (cozen), Saturday, 3 April 2010 10:21 (nine years ago) link

oh man

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 3 April 2010 16:03 (nine years ago) link

Multiplayer Free Roam trailer...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFHATzQ7BeI

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:02 (nine years ago) link

ye gods that looks incredible. ilg posse in effect

antexit, Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:08 (nine years ago) link

http://grab.by/3COo

antexit, Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:13 (nine years ago) link

If I get this when it comes out, it's just going to totally take over every free second of my existence, right?

Convenience Fish (snoball), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:35 (nine years ago) link

Pretty sure I'm going to spend hours just wandering around doing side missions.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:36 (nine years ago) link

"go on a gentle hunt together"

am *really* looking forward to this.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:38 (nine years ago) link

i am so so pumped for this. if this game doesn't absolutely rule i will never allow myself to dream again.

aarrissi-a-roni, Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:44 (nine years ago) link

The good thing about this coming out in late May is I don't know of a single other game that is coming out till September or maybe October that I have any interest in, so if it lives up to the videos, I should have plenty of time to get the most out of it.

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:48 (nine years ago) link

also near my birthday; boosts the chance that I might actually get this game

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:49 (nine years ago) link

have thought exactly the same jeff

aarrissi-a-roni, Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:50 (nine years ago) link

if i do get this i think i'll have to resign myself to not finishing it or seeing 'everything', and just look at it like i'm going wander around deadwood for an hour or two. otherwise it might drive me insane.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:51 (nine years ago) link

"go on a gentle hunt together"

If your group is anything like the guys I used to game with, that'll last about 30 seconds into the first dispute re:loot. Then it'll turn into Reservoir Dogs, Wild West style.

Convenience Fish (snoball), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:54 (nine years ago) link

oh and if multiplayer games can be customised to only allow knives and dynamite as in Lucasarts Outlaws, then this should be fun fun fun

Convenience Fish (snoball), Thursday, 8 April 2010 20:56 (nine years ago) link

this looks great, but i think i'll have to wait until i finish off lost planet 2 and smg 2

jeff, Thursday, 8 April 2010 21:12 (nine years ago) link

shameful - I forgot about Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Sin & Punishment 2

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 8 April 2010 21:40 (nine years ago) link

http://boards.ign.com/red_dead_redemption/b6186/187697867/p1

** Each NPC follows their own routine and way of a life. For example,
one spend all day working in a blacksmith, then at closing time head
off to the saloon for a couple drinks before going home.
*** NPCs will converse with each other
**** You can converse with NPCs yourself
** NPCs can hold grudges. A man you beat up in the saloon may come back later with a gun.
** NPC houses can be broken into and robbed
*** NPCs store possessions in boxes and trunks in their houses.
** NPC towns can be wiped out and made into ghost towns
*** Ghost towns will revive in 2-3 in-game days
** In the wilderness rarely a minute passes without seeing some indication of an NPC
*** NPCs play an important part of free roaming, through random encounters
**** NPCs can be found doing a large assortment of things, from
ambushes to gunfights to hostage scenarios to simple things like
sitting around a campfire telling stories of Marston's earlier exploits
* Bank Robbing
** Initiated by having a gun drawn in a bank
* Dueling
** Can't duel everybody (like old women), but you can duel other gunslingers

etrian odysseus (cozen), Thursday, 8 April 2010 22:27 (nine years ago) link

** The World is, in total, roughly twice the size of San Andreas
*** The World is split into three large regions, each larger than GTA IV's Liberty City

etrian odysseus (cozen), Thursday, 8 April 2010 22:28 (nine years ago) link

maybe i shouldn't get this game, just the thought is overwhelming

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 8 April 2010 22:29 (nine years ago) link

** The World is, in total, roughly twice the size of San Andreas
*** The World is split into three large regions, each larger than GTA IV's Liberty City

holy what

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 8 April 2010 22:38 (nine years ago) link

this is one game i'm really looking forward to, god i hope it lives up to those vid clips. not really bothered about multi play but if there's an ilg posse i'm in. what should i get it for 360 or ps3?

uh want it now

bracken free ditch (Ste), Thursday, 8 April 2010 23:10 (nine years ago) link

whoa this is coming out the same day as alan wake. decisions.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 8 April 2010 23:25 (nine years ago) link

More like Alan Wait

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 8 April 2010 23:26 (nine years ago) link

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/red-dead-redemption-hands-on_5

UK RRP £55 :/

MPx4A, Friday, 9 April 2010 12:45 (nine years ago) link

can't get into that link from work, but is that not the limited edition?

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 9 April 2010 13:02 (nine years ago) link

ok yeah, it's £50 for the bogstandard one and £37 on shopto

don't get paying extra money for some stickers and a branded pen special edition

MPx4A, Friday, 9 April 2010 13:15 (nine years ago) link

bookmarking that post so i can quote it in 50 years when my limited edition copy is the feature item on an episode of antiques roadshow. in your face mpx4a.

aarrissi-a-roni, Friday, 9 April 2010 13:22 (nine years ago) link

and a 80 year old Fearne Cotton crooning "amaaaazing"?

Convenience Fish (snoball), Friday, 9 April 2010 13:43 (nine years ago) link

don't get paying extra money for some stickers and a branded pen special edition
― MPx4A, Friday, April 9, 2010 1:15 PM (31 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

paging lamp

etrian odysseus (cozen), Friday, 9 April 2010 13:47 (nine years ago) link

I'm getting kinda GTAIV pre-hype flashbacks here. I remember reading one article which said hey, in multiplayer, if you like, you and a buddy can just go for a drive and listen to the stereo and have a chat. Somehow that sounded amazing to me, but did I ever do it in game? Well course not, cos it would've felt ridiculous.

"Gentle hunt" is having a similar effect, it just sounds great to me at the moment. But will I ever do it? Hmm.

JimD, Friday, 9 April 2010 20:53 (nine years ago) link

I thought the same thing, but a ramble around a huge peaceful landscape with discernable goals that impact your MP profile is different than driving around the same streets you're already sick of from the campaign, doing nothing

antexit, Friday, 9 April 2010 22:40 (nine years ago) link

I am pretty sure I will be a lone wolf in the multiplayer lobby, not a roam-in-packs guy.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Saturday, 10 April 2010 00:02 (nine years ago) link

you and a buddy can just go for a drive and listen to the stereo and have a chat

you can't do this in gta4 iirc. the stereo part that is.

this looks to be a more zen like experience, to truly roam at last

sonderangerbot, Saturday, 10 April 2010 00:15 (nine years ago) link

This looks so rad! haha my little brother is going to hate me for dominating the 360.

Dan I., Saturday, 10 April 2010 00:16 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

"We have just over 500 characters who all have names, family members and jobs," said Josh Bass, head of art."You can see a man at 7 a.m. in a Mexican market manning the chicken stand and at 6 p.m. he'll go over to the local pub."

"The morally ambiguous cowboy is the perfect protagonist for the style of game we make," observed Houser. "Sometimes you can be the hero, sometimes you can be the bad guy, and sometimes while you're deciding what to do, a bear comes out of nowhere and eats someone."

- LA times write-up

Steve Sharta (cozen), Saturday, 24 April 2010 13:55 (nine years ago) link

New trailer that goes over the competitive multiplayer player modes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jj0E1l3rjw

Jeff LeVine, Saturday, 24 April 2010 15:09 (nine years ago) link

400 free M$ pts for downloading a trailer? wut?
http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/RDRgiveaway/default.htm

cozen, Sunday, 25 April 2010 10:19 (nine years ago) link

looks like i chose a terrible week to send my xbox off with Red Ring Of Death

went ham in a bad way (stevie), Sunday, 25 April 2010 12:13 (nine years ago) link

UK only. :(

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Sunday, 25 April 2010 17:57 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I thought this was coming out tomorrow but its not until 5/18

=(

mayor jingleberries, Monday, 10 May 2010 18:23 (nine years ago) link

aw it's only a week off, cant wait. just caught the tv ad again.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 10 May 2010 23:35 (nine years ago) link

Who wants to place money on when the first MAJOR bug hits, a la GTAIV?

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:50 (nine years ago) link

don't want to bring a faint air of car boot sale to the thread but this can be had from tesco for £27 w/codes & quidco for uklxors

cozen, Thursday, 13 May 2010 20:49 (nine years ago) link

http://www.gamestracker.com/int/extprice.asp?id=13368465

cozen, Thursday, 13 May 2010 20:49 (nine years ago) link

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1068/mapig.jpg

cozen, Thursday, 13 May 2010 23:12 (nine years ago) link

Totally buying this. Without question.

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:13 (nine years ago) link

really hoping this at least provides me with more than an evenings entertainment, which all my recent purchases lately have failed to do.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:41 (nine years ago) link

ste, apparently this is basically GTA: the western

I'm sure it'll have pigeons or some equivalent for you to find ;)

cozen, Friday, 14 May 2010 20:44 (nine years ago) link

map.jpg is... intersting!!

how are the edges of the map walled off in game terms, i wonder? unscaleable mountains?

first non-square play area i've seen in a sandbox game

taylory dayne (goole), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:45 (nine years ago) link

ha! cozen, know me faar too well

without copters and such, this'll be a beast to traverse.

i can't believe i'm actually girly excited about riding horses in a vid game

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:30 (nine years ago) link

somehow totally managed to not notice the existence of this game. Looks good.

Times New Excels At (jim in glasgow), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:32 (nine years ago) link

i bet there's railroad based fast movement

taylory dayne (goole), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:32 (nine years ago) link

Who wants to place money on when the first MAJOR bug hits

and will the bug be one of the npc's malfunctioning and stalking the player FOREVER through the game?

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:33 (nine years ago) link

xp, ah yes forgot about the trains

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:33 (nine years ago) link

i bet there's railroad based fast movement

Or by boat. There is a giant river through the middle of the thing.

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:42 (nine years ago) link

no swimming in this though, which is a throwback to GTA3

cozen, Friday, 14 May 2010 21:44 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NUjbORZueU

cozen, Friday, 14 May 2010 21:45 (nine years ago) link

I wonder if they'll do DLC episodes for this too; hope so

cozen, Friday, 14 May 2010 21:47 (nine years ago) link

gta makers have a knack of creating really great characters as well, this looks like no exception

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:54 (nine years ago) link

oh man is that wes studi's voice?!?

taylory dayne (goole), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:57 (nine years ago) link

The thing about potential bugs and having 500 NPCs with their own personalities/routines reminds me of the Oblivion guys saying they actually had to scale back and limit the AI because of the problems it caused; they had a guy in a village work in a field at certain times of the day but somebody else in the village used his hoe or some shit and he attacked him for stealing it and the village ended up rioting in a way that broke the game

Sammo Hung Parliament (MPx4A), Friday, 14 May 2010 22:03 (nine years ago) link

ordered from tesco a dilion.

Times New Excels At (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 16 May 2010 20:48 (nine years ago) link

time to go on media blackout
http://i44.tinypic.com/14e9iko.jpg

cozen, Monday, 17 May 2010 14:41 (nine years ago) link

Eurogamer review up

Euler, Monday, 17 May 2010 15:04 (nine years ago) link

rave in 2days nyt

coining (Lamp), Monday, 17 May 2010 15:17 (nine years ago) link

my wife preordered this for me for my birthday. don't know how amazon times these things but hopefully I should get it this week.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 17 May 2010 15:26 (nine years ago) link

Despite the temptation to chop and change between horses (different breeds offer different levels of obedience, speed or stamina), there are benefits in sticking to a favourite, as in time you build loyalty which results in stamina bonuses, allowing you to run at full pelt for longer before tiring the horse. As you begin to clock up the miles together across, hill, canyon and stream, you form a bond - and this relationship between protagonist and transport, the kind alluded to in the great Westerns, is undoubtedly one of Red Dead Redemption's greatest successes.

cool!

taylory dayne (goole), Monday, 17 May 2010 15:29 (nine years ago) link

time to go on media blackout

You've played this, right?

Sammo Hung Parliament (MPx4A), Monday, 17 May 2010 15:49 (nine years ago) link

allowing you to run at full pelt

inventing new meanings for "pelt?"

mh, Monday, 17 May 2010 16:07 (nine years ago) link

Never mind, I just am not used to seeing it as "rush or hurry."

mh, Monday, 17 May 2010 16:08 (nine years ago) link

Should I go to my Gamestop release party for this tonight at 12:01??

Mordy, Monday, 17 May 2010 16:15 (nine years ago) link

only if you go in costume

mayor jingleberries, Monday, 17 May 2010 16:44 (nine years ago) link

I'll dress like John Wayne in Liberty Vallance.

Mordy, Monday, 17 May 2010 16:46 (nine years ago) link

How do I shot Liberty Valance?

he speak the frenche as the Frenches himselves (snoball), Monday, 17 May 2010 16:49 (nine years ago) link

Via Mitch Krpata, here's a collection of quotes from that NY Times guy:

"In the more than 1,100 articles I have written for this newspaper since 1996, I have never before called anything a tour de force. Yet there is no more succinct and appropriate way to describe Red Dead Redemption."

"Nier does many different things at such a high level of sophistication and accessibility that I cannot think of another single game of recent years that more faithfully represents the sheer intellectual breadth of modern video games."

"I have probably spent 10,000 hours playing various sorts of electronic games. But no single-player experience has made me as genuinely nervous, unsettled, surprised, emotionally riven and altogether involved as Heavy Rain... No other game in recent memory has forced me to reach for a blanket at 11 a.m. because I am literally shivering in nervous tension."

"Even more important to a great game of this sort is that it provide players with a world they actually care about saving (in this case defeating the demon menace by rallying mages, elves, dwarves and men to the cause). That means setting, plot and personalities, and it is in these elements that Dragon Age is perhaps the best electronic game yet made."

"No game this year will be more controversial and more easily misrepresented than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. That is because it revolves around the most provocative, forcefully uncomfortable and emotionally disturbing scene yet built into interactive entertainment."

"Uncharted 2 is perhaps the best-looking game on any system, and no game yet has provided a more genuinely cinematic entertainment experience."

"No game so far this year delivers a deeper, more fully realized aesthetic experience than Brütal Legend."

"By reinterpreting an essential symbol of one generation in the medium and technology of another, The Beatles: Rock Band provides a transformative entertainment experience. In that sense it may be the most important video game yet made."

"Even as I was losing game after game to the likes of the Pirates and the Royals, it was obvious that MLB 10 is perhaps the most finely calibrated, lusciously animated, fanatically detailed team sports game yet made."

"Lara Croft should go run and hide in a closet because Bayonetta, the character, is both more alluring and more powerful than any female game lead I can recall. Likewise, Bayonetta, the game, is more alluring and more powerful than any big-budget game to come out of Japan in recent years."

"Batman: Arkham Asylum may not provide the definitive superhero experience, but it is the finest, most intelligent comic-book game yet and one of the best video games of the year."

"Fight Night Round 4 is, for now, the greatest of all time. There has never been a more visceral, precise and natural electronic simulation of hand-to-hand combat."

"Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is one of the most subversive, provocative video games of recent years. It may also be one of the most important, not because of its content but because of how it is delivered."

"As an essential, visceral science-fiction combat fantasy, Killzone 2 is one of the most enjoyable console shooters yet."

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Monday, 17 May 2010 16:57 (nine years ago) link

lolololol

Mordy, Monday, 17 May 2010 17:01 (nine years ago) link

hes a good dude. just a little enthusiastic

coining (Lamp), Monday, 17 May 2010 17:03 (nine years ago) link

you probably have to be hyperbolic to get video games covered in the NYT, I'm guessing. If you can't justify it as "the best ever" or "important" in some way, they're not going to cover it.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 17 May 2010 17:04 (nine years ago) link

sounds oscar worthy

cozen, Monday, 17 May 2010 17:33 (nine years ago) link

mighty traversy

taylory dayne (goole), Monday, 17 May 2010 17:35 (nine years ago) link

that horse things sounds interesting, i hope there's more cool stuff like that involved.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 17 May 2010 20:20 (nine years ago) link

I like Scheisel's enthusiasm; I get more annoyed with his need to make bizarre analogies with major news events to games.

forksclovetofu, Monday, 17 May 2010 21:32 (nine years ago) link

I wonder how they recorded the sounds for this. You need to get the rifle, shotgun, and pistol sounds just right for proper western fun.

Don Homer, I have baked a special donut just-a for you (kingfish), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 00:21 (nine years ago) link

i dont trust this shit

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 05:53 (nine years ago) link

Despite the temptation to chop and change between horses (different breeds offer different levels of obedience, speed or stamina), there are benefits in sticking to a favourite, as in time you build loyalty which results in stamina bonuses, allowing you to run at full pelt for longer before tiring the horse. As you begin to clock up the miles together across, hill, canyon and stream, you form a bond - and this relationship between protagonist and transport, the kind alluded to in the great Westerns, is undoubtedly one of Red Dead Redemption's greatest successes.

cool!

― taylory dayne (goole), Monday, May 17, 2010 11:29 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark

this is so the kind of thing that makes u say cool when u read it in a review but then either has no bearing on the game or is just kind of annoying (like the "hanging out with pals" part of GTA4)

although i've been waiting for a game to really realize the relationship between protagonist and transport, that has been alluded to in so many great westerns

video game writing is a disgrace imo

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 05:54 (nine years ago) link

hs classmate is engaged to one of the writers /suzy

bee en u_u (bnw), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 05:57 (nine years ago) link

As you begin to clock up the hours hanging out together in building, street, or park, you form a bond - and this relationship between protagonist and pals, the kind alluded to in the great crime dramas, is undoubtedly one of GTA's greatest successes.

jeff, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 07:12 (nine years ago) link

future GTA installments need cadres of guys on the corner practicing their doo-wop harmonies

Don Homer, I have baked a special donut just-a for you (kingfish), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 07:16 (nine years ago) link

yeah, this sounds enough like GTA 4, which I didn't like very much, that I'm gonna pass on it until, maybe, it hits the cheap bins.

Euler, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 07:26 (nine years ago) link

jesus those quotes.

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 16:06 (nine years ago) link

skipping this for tow truck simulator

cozen, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 17:44 (nine years ago) link

sort of annoyed i bought it off tesco since i could actually be playing it now if i just went to Game while i was taking a donner up Sauchiehall St. earlier. I mean i saved a tenner or whatever, but so fuck? :/

Times New Excels At (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 18:10 (nine years ago) link

i don't understand the question.

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 18:14 (nine years ago) link

xp at least you won't get chilli sauce all over the controller.

he speak the frenche as the Frenches himselves (snoball), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 18:15 (nine years ago) link

xp. rhetorical. replace "fuck" with "what" to get the meaning.

"a donner", and i have no idea how you spell it, is a scottishism for "a walk".

Times New Excels At (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 18:16 (nine years ago) link

although i've been waiting for a game to really realize the relationship between protagonist and transport, that has been alluded to in so many great westerns

waiting ever since u forgot about shadow of the colossus

antexit, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 18:28 (nine years ago) link

You guys are crazy. Just got my copy. Minute UPS delivers my repaired 360, I'm booting this baby up.

Mordy, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 18:40 (nine years ago) link

So are people breaking street date on this or something? It's not due until Friday, right?

JimD, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 18:53 (nine years ago) link

It's out today.

Mordy, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 18:59 (nine years ago) link

(just went here to double check dates, but what's this about native resolutions? Planned to play it on 360 anyway but still)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dead_Redemption

JimD, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 19:09 (nine years ago) link

ah i thought it was out here today. My bad.

Times New Excels At (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 19:10 (nine years ago) link

damn those murkins.

Times New Excels At (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 19:11 (nine years ago) link

PS3 version looks like a dog
http://sunset-riders.smartcode.com/images/sshots/sunset_riders_15368.png

cozen, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 19:35 (nine years ago) link

spoiler alert would be nice next time, pal

bee en u_u (bnw), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 19:37 (nine years ago) link

I got a deck of cards with my purchase. At least I can play something RDR related until my 360 comes back!

Mordy, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 19:45 (nine years ago) link

http://home.comcast.net/%7Echeetah24/wabbit.jpg

jeff, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 22:33 (nine years ago) link

man the reviews are so positive on this...

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 03:17 (nine years ago) link

it's really fun, so far. lots of hunting and fighting off gangs.

only complaint is the bounty system. seems like it will take the fun out of being a villain, but i have yet to fully test it.

jeff, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 04:00 (nine years ago) link

Rented the game this morning and I just played it for four or five hours straight. The game is fantastic and fun etc but I don't think I can afford to give this game the thirty or forty hours it deserves and for that I feel old and ashamed. :-(

Cunga, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 04:20 (nine years ago) link

i thought jim was taking a kebab for a stroll. and i live in glasgow.

they showed a trailer for this during 3.10 TO YUMA on C5 on sunday

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 08:09 (nine years ago) link

Pissed this ain't out for PC for probably another year. How's the sound?

Don Homer, I have baked a special donut just-a for you (kingfish), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 08:16 (nine years ago) link

I was off on the first mission and afterwards some dude comes upon me getting attacked by a pack of wild dogs. I shot him to death on accident.

mayor jingleberries, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:00 (nine years ago) link

What's the verdict on this game? PS3 or 360? Is the online any good? Worth waiting for? I can play it now if I get the 360 version but if I was going to get PS3, which is where I do my online, I'd have to wait.

antexit, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:42 (nine years ago) link

i think i'm gonna get this for ps3 today unless somebody convinces me 360 is a better choice

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:49 (nine years ago) link

360 has better framerate and crisper graphics (for some reason, Rockstar locked the PS3 at 640p, not the 720p of the 360), PS3 has some free extra outfits like a tophat, and my friends are really surprised by the fun of the online game (they're on the 360, BTW).

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:50 (nine years ago) link

TOPHAT

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:50 (nine years ago) link

some dude comes upon me

Not the game I was expecting.

JimD, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:54 (nine years ago) link

but no white tie or tails. :(

xpost

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:55 (nine years ago) link

obligatory
http://i44.tinypic.com/24y20yt.gif

andrew g. vajna (cozen), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:58 (nine years ago) link

why is the colour space so incredibly different?

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:05 (nine years ago) link

a little suspicious tbh

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:08 (nine years ago) link

im betting someone just snapped a photo of their screen, that would explain it

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:08 (nine years ago) link

same tv? same camera?

xp heh

taylory dayne (goole), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:08 (nine years ago) link

one looks like a screenshot, the other looks like a digital photo.

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:09 (nine years ago) link

yeah, one's a direct capture the other's a cellcam pic off an SD tv

andrew g. vajna (cozen), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:10 (nine years ago) link

of the nds version

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:11 (nine years ago) link

at dusk

andrew g. vajna (cozen), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:11 (nine years ago) link

you can't ride the horse on 360? shit

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:14 (nine years ago) link

yeah, no triangle button i guess.

taylory dayne (goole), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:16 (nine years ago) link

unfortunate I guess but there's got to be some trade-off for those extra pixels

andrew g. vajna (cozen), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:17 (nine years ago) link

One of those pictures is in diffuse cloudy light, and the other is in direct starlight.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:03 (nine years ago) link

one of those horses has built up "relationship points" with the user, the other hasn't

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:08 (nine years ago) link

one of those horses has denied your friend request, the other hasnt

Lamp, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:10 (nine years ago) link

uhhh what is a horse all i see is a transport

jeff, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:55 (nine years ago) link

all i see is a relationship

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:58 (nine years ago) link

PS3 shot was snapped from the back of a passing horse

andrew g. vajna (cozen), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 18:03 (nine years ago) link

I wish I were playing this right now. They claimed they shipped out my Xbox on Monday, but UPS hasn't shown any pick-up activity yet (only billing information received). Maybe I'll luck out and get it by the weekend.

Mordy, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 18:16 (nine years ago) link

vote forks compiles and uploads a custom soundtrack for this

andrew g. vajna (cozen), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 18:21 (nine years ago) link

Only if soundtrack is as well curated as that Fallout 3 soundtrack someone (forks? someone) made here a bit ago.

Mordy, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 18:42 (nine years ago) link

Forks made it. It had some real nice tracks on it.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 18:45 (nine years ago) link

trying to exert impulse control on this one but man i am having a hard time doing so, esp since i feel like price drops on this are going to be like a million years from now, judging by the effusive praise its getting.

Fantasy Suites aren't (jjjusten), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:03 (nine years ago) link

thought it might come in the mail today, it didn't. makes me feel like when I was 11 and lived overseas and ordered this:

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/atari-st-games/18-1.jpg

and it took like 6 months for me to get it. or maybe it just felt like 6 months.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:16 (nine years ago) link

memories lasted a lifetime tho

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:24 (nine years ago) link

Does PS3 version support custom soundtracks? If not maybe that will be my decider

antexit, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:29 (nine years ago) link

it does yup

andrew g. vajna (cozen), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:33 (nine years ago) link

i am so inordinately excited about this that i will do something drastic if i'm disappointed by it: i.e. bitch on this thread.

Thaksin Albert Shinawatra (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:48 (nine years ago) link

this game is sitting right in front of me but there is no xbox to play it on b/c of bloody rrod. next time my 360 gets rrod, putting it out of warranty, i'm just getting a ps3. fuck this shit.

Mordy, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:52 (nine years ago) link

you could always pretend that you are playing meta-game Read Redemption of Death

Fantasy Suites aren't (jjjusten), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:54 (nine years ago) link

you could get all your xbox games together and pretend they are action figures

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 20:09 (nine years ago) link

this is dope imho but my one moan so far is that the game does a pretty good job of drawing me into the setting and the characters, and then someone wants me to race horses or do a timed challenge shooting birds, and suddenly i can see straight thru the old west lacquer to GTA underneath and it spoils the wahmbience. i kinda wish they had played it straighter.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 22:53 (nine years ago) link

I would think random dudes challenging you on rep to impromptu shooting or riding contests was probably more common in the old west than it was in 2004 new york city or whatever

antexit, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 23:32 (nine years ago) link

Since I couldn't play this, I watched The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance instead. So good.

Mordy, Thursday, 20 May 2010 00:08 (nine years ago) link

For those who've actually played this, how's the sound design?

Don Homer, I have baked a special donut just-a for you (kingfish), Thursday, 20 May 2010 00:48 (nine years ago) link

okay, I'm gonna get this on 360
and i'm gonna make y'all a custom country soundtrack now too.

forksclovetofu, Thursday, 20 May 2010 02:59 (nine years ago) link

this is rad. sound design is really good as far as i can tell. i just experienced my first rainstorm and the wind, rain, and thunder rolling through the hills was spot on. guns sound like the should. not too light, not too meaty. they've got a little echo to them that sounds (i imagine) realistic. horses look beautiful and sound like horses. horse footsteps on wooden floors are good and heavy sounding. nice touch. i was expecting a straight morricone pastiche of a soundtrack but it's a little more varied and subtle for the most part.

it's the same basic gameplay as any of the GTA games, but it still manages to feel significantly different tbh. thus far.

circa1916, Thursday, 20 May 2010 03:04 (nine years ago) link

Since I couldn't play this, I watched The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance instead. So good.

― Mordy, Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:08 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

maybe i'll do that tonight...

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Thursday, 20 May 2010 03:13 (nine years ago) link

Okay gents, here's a first volume of a red dead country mix. It's all over the place recording wise but there's a clear throughline for intention I think.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KJCRC4BQ

Here's the tracks in no particular order; I'd recommend shuffle here.

Buck Owens - I Got A Tiger By the Tail(1965)
Cherryholmes - Black and White (2007)
Cherryholmes - Don't Believe (2008)
Anonymous Young Girls - Hopali (1930's?)
The Carter Family - See That My Grave Is Kept Green (1933)
Cinderella G Stump - Temptation (1947)
The Carter Family - Keep On the Firing Line (1941)
Chet Atkins - Tennessee Stud (?)
Bill Monroe and Doc Watson - Chicken Reel (1963)
Alex Hood's Railroad Boys - L and N Rag (?)
Alfred G Karnes - I Am Bound for the Promised Land (?)
Alfred G Karnes - We Shall All Be Reunited (?)
Basil May - The Lady of Carlisle (?)
The Carver Boys - Sisco Harmonica Blues (?)
Bascom Lamar Lunsford - Lulu Wall (1939)
Buell Kazee - A Short Life of Trouble (1939)
Charlie Bowman and His Brothers - Moonshiner and His Money (1929)
Blue Highway - Where Did the Morning Go? (2007)
Charlie Poole and The North Carolina Ramblers - If the River Was Whiskey (?)
Cal Stewart - Monkey on a String (?)
Ben Curry - I Heard the Voice of a Pork Chop (?)
Ben Curry - It's A Fight Like That (?)
Daddy Stovepipe and Mississippi Sarah - The Spasm (?)
Bill Carlisle - Feet Don't Fail Me (?)
Asher Sizemore and Little Jimmie - Little Jimmie's Goodbye to Jimmie Rodgers (?)

forksclovetofu, Thursday, 20 May 2010 03:35 (nine years ago) link

Impressions (and in-game usage stories) very much welcome.

forksclovetofu, Thursday, 20 May 2010 03:37 (nine years ago) link

Btw, sorta off-topic, but if any of you are interested in Westerns, and particular The Searchers and The Man Who Shot..., Robert Pippin had a piece in Critical Inquiry recently called "What is a Western? Politics and Self-Knowledge in John Ford's The Searchers" that is really amazing and an incredible read. I've got a copy if anyone wants (get in touch and I'll send it along). It's about how these films mythologize the civilizing of America by demonstrating how society is formed on top of violent encounters, and how that violence is never fully sublimated. Tho I haven't gotten to RDR yet, it's clearly a trope that's embraced by the game -- a man who has formed a family but is called forth by his violent history.

Mordy, Thursday, 20 May 2010 05:57 (nine years ago) link

He's got this coming out this week: http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Westerns-American-Myth-Importance/dp/0300145772

Kinda serendipitous to have RDR + this book in the same month, at least for me.

Mordy, Thursday, 20 May 2010 05:59 (nine years ago) link

Whoops, forgot to eat dinner tonight!

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 20 May 2010 06:43 (nine years ago) link

It is seriously thrilling to start a deathmatch with a big standoff.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 20 May 2010 06:47 (nine years ago) link

It seems that renowned early dispatchers shopto.net are basically the only games retailer in the UK that didn't send this out early.

MPx4A, Thursday, 20 May 2010 09:44 (nine years ago) link

hands up if you want to join

posse, money, weed & beer

andrew g. vajna (cozen), Thursday, 20 May 2010 11:29 (nine years ago) link

I played this drunk last night and my horse got killed by some rampaging animal. So I got upset and starting killing anyone I came across to get their horse. I guess your not allowed to murder fools for their horses when you think its convenient. I guess youre supposed to find a riderless horse out there..?

mayor jingleberries, Thursday, 20 May 2010 18:12 (nine years ago) link

It seems that renowned early dispatchers shopto.net are basically the only games retailer in the UK that didn't send this out early.

tesco sent mine out today and say it will take 3-5 days so not so early over here :(

Thaksin Albert Shinawatra (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 20 May 2010 18:21 (nine years ago) link

will probably not get mine until monday either :( x1000000

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 20 May 2010 18:34 (nine years ago) link

yeah got email from amazon today, dispatched, arrive Saturday. but i put my works address on the order. DOH.

will look forward to monday anyway

bracken free ditch (Ste), Thursday, 20 May 2010 19:29 (nine years ago) link

was kind of considering going out to buy this today, but looks like it'll be tomorrow.

forksclovetofu, Thursday, 20 May 2010 21:42 (nine years ago) link

was pissed ranting about this to non-game playing friend in pub tonight, i don't think he was quite on my level of excitement.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Thursday, 20 May 2010 23:48 (nine years ago) link

This game is exactly what I wanted it to be.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Friday, 21 May 2010 01:38 (nine years ago) link

Is multiplayer broken or are dudes just whining on the internet?

mayor jingleberries, Friday, 21 May 2010 02:44 (nine years ago) link

It worked fine for me.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Friday, 21 May 2010 04:50 (nine years ago) link

just got a little too into a poker game.

circa1916, Friday, 21 May 2010 05:08 (nine years ago) link

i won but fuck that dude.

circa1916, Friday, 21 May 2010 05:08 (nine years ago) link

lololol. cannot wait to play this.

Mordy, Friday, 21 May 2010 05:11 (nine years ago) link

is the map fucked up for anyone else? if i try to zoom in and then stop, it will just slowly zoom in and then slowly pan until it is fully zoomed in.

jeff, Friday, 21 May 2010 06:13 (nine years ago) link

I got eaten by a cougar. :(

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Friday, 21 May 2010 06:18 (nine years ago) link

Went to target tonight, sold out.

Fists all gnarly and dick-dented (jjjusten), Friday, 21 May 2010 06:41 (nine years ago) link

i've never heard of liar's dice before, but it's fun. the mini-games are pretty well done. i don't play texas hold 'em regularly or seriously, but i've been impressed by how realistically these dudes are playing cards.

circa1916, Friday, 21 May 2010 08:10 (nine years ago) link

any truth to the rumour that asda were told they were not allowed to sell the game at a low price and so are not even selling the game at all now out of spite?

leck mich im arshavin (cozen), Friday, 21 May 2010 11:09 (nine years ago) link

Couldn't decide whether to buy this or ModNation Racers, Tesco made my mind up for me by being out of stock of Red Dead Redemption and having MNR for £34.

nate woolls, Friday, 21 May 2010 11:49 (nine years ago) link

sorry dude but that is worse than the time jeff lepine didn't buy uncharted 2 for three years

leck mich im arshavin (cozen), Friday, 21 May 2010 12:23 (nine years ago) link

I've got a 9 month old baby, I haven't got enough time in my days for this game.

nate woolls, Friday, 21 May 2010 12:32 (nine years ago) link

I'm just messing :)

marston has a flat butt

leck mich im arshavin (cozen), Friday, 21 May 2010 12:44 (nine years ago) link

You're right though, I really really want to buy this.

nate woolls, Friday, 21 May 2010 12:53 (nine years ago) link

Massive PS3 Red Dead shortage hits UK

JimD, Friday, 21 May 2010 14:05 (nine years ago) link

"copies available almost everywhere" isn't really a "massive shortage"

this skit is ba-na-nas (onimo), Friday, 21 May 2010 14:28 (nine years ago) link

gives websites a chance to say RED DEAD REDEMPTION again, more hits.

forksclovetofu, Friday, 21 May 2010 14:30 (nine years ago) link

sorry dude but that is worse than the time jeff lepine didn't buy uncharted 2 for three years

I've also yet to pick up RDR! I know I started this hype thread, but lately I'm unsure if I really want to play through a long single player game, especially right now. And multiplayer with auto-aim isn't something I can get into. Also too many games I already own at the moment that I'm enjoying (Bad Company 2, various CoD games, TF2, various racing games) or haven't had the time to even get into (like SSFIV).

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 21 May 2010 14:33 (nine years ago) link

did u even buy uncharted 2 in the end

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Friday, 21 May 2010 15:23 (nine years ago) link

yas, tesco delivered today.

no, doing stuff tonight and tomorrow night and working all weekend :(

Thaksin Albert Shinawatra (jim in glasgow), Friday, 21 May 2010 15:33 (nine years ago) link

Went to target tonight, sold out.

― Fists all gnarly and dick-dented (jjjusten), Friday, May 21, 2010 1:41 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark

sheeeit

i went to the gamestop in my hood and the very nervous kid behind the counter said to come back maybe in a week

taylory dayne (goole), Friday, 21 May 2010 15:42 (nine years ago) link

did u even buy uncharted 2 in the end

not yet

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 21 May 2010 15:48 (nine years ago) link

i want to buy this and i don't even have a current gen system

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 21 May 2010 15:56 (nine years ago) link

multiplayer is p.fun; didn't think I'd touch it tbh but I've just whittled away the afternoon playing the co-op instances and levelling up my donkey

leck mich im arshavin (cozen), Friday, 21 May 2010 16:37 (nine years ago) link

xp ^^^

he speak the frenche as the Frenches himselves (snoball), Friday, 21 May 2010 16:56 (nine years ago) link

(neither can I justify the cost or the time outlay)

he speak the frenche as the Frenches himselves (snoball), Friday, 21 May 2010 16:56 (nine years ago) link

BRB LEVELLIN' MY DONKEY
god i gotta go buy this today

forksclovetofu, Friday, 21 May 2010 17:53 (nine years ago) link

just a heads up jim, make sure tesco don't charge you full whack despite buying it w/a voucher. read some other reports that they've been funny buggers charging full price w/RDR for some reason

leck mich im arshavin (cozen), Friday, 21 May 2010 18:41 (nine years ago) link

this game is gorgeous

leck mich im arshavin (cozen), Friday, 21 May 2010 21:35 (nine years ago) link

the writing is incredible too; the dialogue is pin sharp and so well acted

leck mich im arshavin (cozen), Friday, 21 May 2010 21:53 (nine years ago) link

I've been preaching for massive multiplayer games to have minigames like poker forever (I haven't played RDR so I'll see how it stacks). Ideally I would have a saloon where you could have chat consoles pop up for the whole place and/or a specific table (so I guess my mmo would be a computer game). Ideally the poker would be texas hold 'em and there would be other games like darts too. Lots of gambling

I might buy this game tonight (even though I'm going out of town soon)

CaptainLorax, Friday, 21 May 2010 21:55 (nine years ago) link

if this is sold out i'm gettin 3-d dot heroes so win win

forksclovetofu, Friday, 21 May 2010 22:06 (nine years ago) link

i bought it today :D 2 hs classmates are in the "population".

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Friday, 21 May 2010 22:09 (nine years ago) link

Killing me that my 360 isn't back yet.

Mordy, Friday, 21 May 2010 22:10 (nine years ago) link

jeff, there are hardcore playlists in MP which completely disable the auto-aim (unfortunately these have to be unlocked by levelling up, much like in cod)

leck mich im arshavin (cozen), Friday, 21 May 2010 22:12 (nine years ago) link

i will be playing dragon origins and probly fallout 3 in place of this until monday. sigh.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 22 May 2010 00:18 (nine years ago) link

god damn, i say!

taylory dayne (goole), Saturday, 22 May 2010 00:57 (nine years ago) link

Got it! Had to start the night planting stupid lilacs tho, may not get much time with it tonight.

Fists all gnarly and dick-dented (jjjusten), Saturday, 22 May 2010 01:13 (nine years ago) link

Bought it... going downstairs to play it now.

CaptainLorax, Saturday, 22 May 2010 01:26 (nine years ago) link

Stupid Chicago postal system still not delivering this to me.

congratulations (n/a), Saturday, 22 May 2010 01:31 (nine years ago) link

I got this earlier today and put in several hours, most of them spent just goofing off in the wilderness. My only complaint so far is that often, when I get off my horse momentarily to skin an animal, when it finishes the bloody process, the horse is suddenly far off in the distance. Maybe this is a weird bug, or maybe the game does it on purpose to demonstrate that you have a shitty horse.

this thread inspired me to watch the wild bunch tonight

is red dead redemption as good as the wild bunch?

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Saturday, 22 May 2010 03:26 (nine years ago) link

if you tame a wild horse it constantly wanders off

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Saturday, 22 May 2010 03:47 (nine years ago) link

that was like some dr phil relationship talk right there

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Saturday, 22 May 2010 03:48 (nine years ago) link

I got off my horse once and turn around and suddenly it's perched high up on a boulder lol

CaptainLorax, Saturday, 22 May 2010 03:53 (nine years ago) link

got it. an hour later i'm still in tutorial.

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 22 May 2010 05:32 (nine years ago) link

The horse will come running to you if you whistle.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Saturday, 22 May 2010 06:18 (nine years ago) link

meant to spend a couple of hours on this last night, looked at watch and it was past one, not good when you;re supposed to be on early child-wrangling duties. Mostly single player with a wee bit of free roam - am loving the hunting, have managed to get up a few levels - the potential to while away a tranquil hour just wandering, taking in the views and shooting boar and deer - lovely.

Acting is pretty cool, good dialogue so far, especially liked the sherriff in armadillo - only thing am not loving so far is the cover mechanic - seems really clunky and unresponsive - minor gripe tho.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Saturday, 22 May 2010 08:52 (nine years ago) link

Watched "High Plains Drifter" tonight for the first time ever. Jesus Christ.

Don Homer, I have baked a special donut just-a for you (kingfish), Saturday, 22 May 2010 11:39 (nine years ago) link

jesus, the sky in this game

srsly

leck mich im arshavin (cozen), Saturday, 22 May 2010 11:58 (nine years ago) link

the nighttime atmospherics is what gets me, especially when you go for a wander and all of a sudden there's a wild boar charging you

problem chimp (Porkpie), Saturday, 22 May 2010 13:02 (nine years ago) link

Is there a free-look button? I feel like I want to zoom in on scenery a lot of the time but I just end up accidentally getting a gun out.

The first time I died and woke up at the savepoint I was at 20 minutes ago was a sobering shift from GTA mechanics.

MPx4A, Saturday, 22 May 2010 13:10 (nine years ago) link

right stick is look around, but there's no zoom, I see in the stats that there's one for binocular use tho, so later in the game we may well get some.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Saturday, 22 May 2010 13:13 (nine years ago) link

I wish you could drop off hogtied criminals somewhere for honour/fame/cash

leck mich im arshavin (cozen), Saturday, 22 May 2010 13:18 (nine years ago) link

(non-bounty criminals that is, like the random hustlers you encounter while riding around)

leck mich im arshavin (cozen), Saturday, 22 May 2010 13:19 (nine years ago) link

hands up if you want to join

the shartshooters

leck mich im arshavin (cozen), Saturday, 22 May 2010 16:49 (nine years ago) link

*hands up*

yes plz

Fists all gnarly and dick-dented (jjjusten), Saturday, 22 May 2010 18:00 (nine years ago) link

i'm in. been running around all morning shooting crows and deer and coyotes. VARMINTS

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 22 May 2010 18:18 (nine years ago) link

My horse got attacked by wolves and in the confusion I shot my horse in the neck. Woops.

mayor jingleberries, Saturday, 22 May 2010 18:23 (nine years ago) link

i want to buy this and i don't even have a current gen system

― The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, May 21, 2010 10:56 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark

gbx, Saturday, 22 May 2010 18:24 (nine years ago) link

like pretty bad

gbx, Saturday, 22 May 2010 18:24 (nine years ago) link

stayed up way too late last night playing texas hold 'em and forgetting to go shoot shit and ride horses.

xxxpost yeah i tried to help out a lady getting harassed by a drunk and ended up shooting both of them D:

Fists all gnarly and dick-dented (jjjusten), Saturday, 22 May 2010 18:24 (nine years ago) link

the first thunderstorm you see while riding is whoa

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Saturday, 22 May 2010 18:54 (nine years ago) link

So my 360 finally arrived in Secaucus NJ, a 23 minute drive from my apartment. I hope it comes in tonight, otherwise I won't get to play this till Monday!

Mordy, Saturday, 22 May 2010 19:39 (nine years ago) link

It's happened to me twice that I've seen a guy standing on his own in the middle of the wilderness, waving his hands and looking scared, and then I've got off my horse to talk to him, he's immediately tried to ride off on it, and I've shot him and then lost 50 honour as a result.

I too have accidentally shot my horse in the neck, minutes after maxing out its loyalty. I did not skin it. Do you know why? It was out of respect.

MPx4A, Saturday, 22 May 2010 20:52 (nine years ago) link

anyone found a treasure map? what the hell are those about

taylory dayne (goole), Saturday, 22 May 2010 21:35 (nine years ago) link

you can use them to find treasure

jeff, Saturday, 22 May 2010 23:10 (nine years ago) link

*slaps forehead*

taylory dayne (goole), Saturday, 22 May 2010 23:20 (nine years ago) link

okay a mate said he was riding in this game and saw some bloke get off a horse and take a piss. anyone?

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 22 May 2010 23:23 (nine years ago) link

that there seems to be a regular occurrence in these parts.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Saturday, 22 May 2010 23:36 (nine years ago) link

if someone steals your horse whistle for it and it'll throw him off

gas followed by mass (cozen), Saturday, 22 May 2010 23:40 (nine years ago) link

I saw a guy pissing in the outhouse outside the bar in Armadillo, complete with animated jet of piss. I bumped into him and he fell over.

MPx4A, Sunday, 23 May 2010 00:17 (nine years ago) link

His cock wasn't out when he got up though.

MPx4A, Sunday, 23 May 2010 00:17 (nine years ago) link

goddam this game

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 23 May 2010 04:14 (nine years ago) link

I was wondering for a while how to capture outlaws alive until I figured it out by doing Bonnie missions. I don't think I understand how to use cover yet or make the relationship with my horse go up. It's also hard to tell which horses are what kind but I'm loving the game for the atmosphere and stuff... hopefully it won't get old

CaptainLorax, Sunday, 23 May 2010 04:30 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q7v4F8r9Og

cozen, Sunday, 23 May 2010 16:20 (nine years ago) link

lol sandbox games always have the best bugs.

he speak the frenche as the Frenches himselves (snoball), Sunday, 23 May 2010 16:36 (nine years ago) link

the perfect woman amirite

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Sunday, 23 May 2010 16:51 (nine years ago) link

Good lord I love this game. Riding around at dawn, hunting some deer, yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw

I can confirm that Marston CANNOT swim. I found a cool looking waterfall and thought I'd take a dip, but the instant his head went underwater he died.

Ugh, that sucks.

Mordy, Sunday, 23 May 2010 16:58 (nine years ago) link

sucks for HIM!!!

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Sunday, 23 May 2010 17:02 (nine years ago) link

"I never learnt to swim!"
"LOL the fall fact that this is a common problem in just about every video game ever (except Ecco the Dolphin) will kill us"

he speak the frenche as the Frenches himselves (snoball), Sunday, 23 May 2010 17:04 (nine years ago) link

Tho I guess it's somewhat genre-appropriate (thinking of Butch Cassidy freaking out about leaping off the cliff because he can't swim)

Mordy, Sunday, 23 May 2010 17:06 (nine years ago) link

Of course, I WOULD blow all my money on an expensive horse just a few minutes before obtaining the free mission completion horse.

to be fair, that was a common hazard in the old west

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Sunday, 23 May 2010 17:21 (nine years ago) link

I want to kill everyvody I play horseshoes with

CaptainLorax, Sunday, 23 May 2010 17:46 (nine years ago) link

played blackjack for an hour and a half last night and lost about $10 :/

Thaksin Albert Shinawatra (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 23 May 2010 18:18 (nine years ago) link

I fuckin hate horseshoes
i had no idea i wanted to play texas hold em so much.

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 23 May 2010 18:31 (nine years ago) link

liar's dice is fun

glad they corrected my main issue w/GTAIV: the mini games and peripheral activities (hunting, random prairie encounters) are mostly actually fun this time out

cozen, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:17 (nine years ago) link

on a river bed, i found an old man doubled over holding his head. woman laid out in front of him, bloody and dead. When I stopped and walked up to him, he stood up and shakily held a gun to his own head. I ran up and pushed him and he dropped the gun and alternated between weeping and staring at me angrily until I rode away.

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:20 (nine years ago) link

i also shot a dude in the balls and then the head who was trying to knife rape a prostitute outside a bar.

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:21 (nine years ago) link

my online persona is a bit of a dick but I'm jimmy goodguy in the single player

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:21 (nine years ago) link

I saw the same suicidal dude, but I spent 10 seconds looking at the scene, trying to figure out what the hell was going on, before he killed himself. Most of the little challenges I fail are because I'm sitting there twiddlin' my thumbs trying figure out who to shoot.

ok, when you buy a horse, where is it?

taylory dayne (goole), Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:25 (nine years ago) link

You have to choose it from you item and "use" it, which then switches it in as your default horse.

ahhhh thx

taylory dayne (goole), Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:27 (nine years ago) link

this game is fun. I haven't even tried multiplayer yet. having too much fun with the single-player.

I did see a guy get off his horse in the wilderness and start peeing into a river under a bridge.

congratulations (n/a), Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:30 (nine years ago) link

I lassoed a guy off a hooker to try and go the taking him alive route, but it just made him fall headfirst into a wall and he died anyway.

The drunk guy that sometimes falls out of the bar seems to be immune to punches. I tried to lasso his body to drag him to the cells for the night and he disappeared, leaving only his hat.

I kind of hope they don't patch any of that shit.

MPx4A, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:33 (nine years ago) link

has anyone come across the cannibals or the women being hanged yet o_O

cozen, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:34 (nine years ago) link

yes!

taylory dayne (goole), Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:34 (nine years ago) link

cannibals was part of one of the "stranger" missions right?

and the women getting lynched thing... i think i failed a couple of those already :/

i've put in an alarming amount of time in on this in the past 48 hours

taylory dayne (goole), Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:35 (nine years ago) link

Cannibal was creepy, wasn't sure whether to just shoot him immediately because he was such a blatant cannibal

MPx4A, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:41 (nine years ago) link

Yeah I'm not much of a "sit down and play a game for a long time in one stretch" person but I played for about 2 hours straight this afternoon

congratulations (n/a), Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:43 (nine years ago) link

there are other cannibals out there too

came across some camp w/a guy preparing to feast on a hogtied feller, campsite was strewn with bones, limbs and a p.detailed severed head

cozen, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:43 (nine years ago) link

Nb can I not interact with dogs? I feel like I should feed that dog that's always running round.

I ran one over in the dark and lost honour.

MPx4A, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:44 (nine years ago) link

I tried to greet the dog.

congratulations (n/a), Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:45 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYdCvN-ukRY

cozen, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:48 (nine years ago) link

lol!

taylory dayne (goole), Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:52 (nine years ago) link

Are these definitely glitches and not batshit easter eggs? I mean donkey woman was galloping and birdman is flapping.

MPx4A, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:57 (nine years ago) link

Ok, got this today, about to go and get started, and I'm deciding in advance that I'm going to play against my usual nice guy type, and just be a bit of a shithead to pretty much everyone.

JimD, Sunday, 23 May 2010 19:58 (nine years ago) link

xp both look like "wrong graphics asset" type glitches

he speak the frenche as the Frenches himselves (snoball), Sunday, 23 May 2010 20:08 (nine years ago) link

The shithead approach can get out of hand quick; you could kill a whole town if you wanted! I'm sure somebody is playing as a mass murderer as we speak.

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 23 May 2010 20:11 (nine years ago) link

Could the "flying man" thing be a cheat code?

you guys are making this game sound awesome, is there anybody here that doesn't like it?

if it doesn't arrive tomorrow i will barf my brains out

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 23 May 2010 21:42 (nine years ago) link

Anyone had any luck with the treasure maps? I'm not sure if they come in a certain order or if it's random, but the first one I got has a noose in the corner of it. I haven't recognized any of the landmarks from the treasure map while traveling around. And I think that you can't move on to the next treasure map until you solve the first.

the noose is a real big clue.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 23 May 2010 22:06 (nine years ago) link

The "I." and "II." on the map also confuse me. I would suck as a real life treasure hunter.

lol. the I. refers to the first landmark and the II. is the second thing to look for, in that vicinty.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 23 May 2010 22:09 (nine years ago) link

I was just trying to find the treasure! I know what the landmark is but couldn't find a place near it that looked like the drawing.

congratulations (n/a), Sunday, 23 May 2010 22:10 (nine years ago) link

the I. and II. are not necessarily two distinct rocks

cozen, Sunday, 23 May 2010 22:14 (nine years ago) link

you guys are making this game sound awesome, is there anybody here that doesn't like it?

I can't imagine ever not wanting to play this game.

MPx4A, Sunday, 23 May 2010 22:37 (nine years ago) link

It's pretty great, but suffers from sandbox syndrome; I get lost and distracted constantly and lose the thread of the game proper. Like I don't think I've talked to the chick who saved me since I went to the new town and I gather that's the crux of the game.

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 23 May 2010 23:00 (nine years ago) link

I'd recommend playing bonnie's missions forks; that way you'll get the lasso

cozen, Sunday, 23 May 2010 23:02 (nine years ago) link

the noose map is kind of messed up. you have to poke around the area for a bit to find the treasure.

jeff, Sunday, 23 May 2010 23:04 (nine years ago) link

is there another spot to find boar other than the one just to the north of bonnie's ranch? my bait is just pulling cougars and wolves now. need to level up my hunting skillz.

jeff, Sunday, 23 May 2010 23:10 (nine years ago) link

love shooting people's guns out of their hands in duels

cozen, Sunday, 23 May 2010 23:17 (nine years ago) link

                
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/ /_/ / _ \/ __ / / / / / _ \/ __ `/ __ /
/ _, _/ __/ /_/ / / /_/ / __/ /_/ / /_/ /
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I'm enjoying this a lot right now, but I'll admit that my enthusiasm for all the GTA games I've played dropped off significantly after a few weeks, so we'll see if the same thing happens here. However, I think RDR might last longer; the controls seem more intuitive and the missions don't seem as frustrating (so far) and it's more fun riding around in the wilderness alone than in a city full of people.

congratulations (n/a), Sunday, 23 May 2010 23:31 (nine years ago) link

we just need a bully in this engine now please R*

cozen, Sunday, 23 May 2010 23:32 (nine years ago) link

oh and some RDR DLC episodes too

cozen, Sunday, 23 May 2010 23:33 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVVXyKP1FVk

cozen, Sunday, 23 May 2010 23:43 (nine years ago) link

lol
"Kill it! It's an abomination!"
"I don't want that thing hanging in my room!"

this skit is ba-na-nas (onimo), Sunday, 23 May 2010 23:50 (nine years ago) link

kind of a theme to these bugs

taylory dayne (goole), Monday, 24 May 2010 02:23 (nine years ago) link

each one of these missions is a really fun set piece. kudos R!

taylory dayne (goole), Monday, 24 May 2010 02:23 (nine years ago) link

mission design has been a huuuuge weak spot in every sandbox game i've ever played, up to and incl GTAIV. so, tears of thankfulness over here.

taylory dayne (goole), Monday, 24 May 2010 02:24 (nine years ago) link

has anyone moved on to the new territories? i really hope those areas open up the world. i like what i'm playing so far, but this sandbox is mostly sand and i only find it so interesting to ride that horse around.

jeff, Monday, 24 May 2010 08:30 (nine years ago) link

Has the MP posse happened yet? I need to be eased in or I'll let the prospect of being autoshot by feral children put me off the idea altogether.

I shot the cannibal and hog-tied the victim so I could help him back to civilisation, but the ungrateful twat just ran off screaming when I cut him loose. In retrospect I shoulda just hogtied the cannibal and popped him on the train tracks or near some wolves.

What would happen if you dropped the cannibal near some other cannibals

MPx4A, Monday, 24 May 2010 09:37 (nine years ago) link

Try dropping the cannibal near Toto Coelo.

he speak the frenche as the Frenches himselves (snoball), Monday, 24 May 2010 09:40 (nine years ago) link

still waiting to play with an ilx posse?

forksclovetofu, Monday, 24 May 2010 14:14 (nine years ago) link

i'd love to get into that, but i won't have time for another couple days

taylory dayne (goole), Monday, 24 May 2010 14:29 (nine years ago) link

i'm gonna talk more about this game, so *SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS*

...

i think i'm around the 40% mark, in the game's second act in Mexico, and i haven't interacted with one indian yet. i don't think there are any in the game at all. i think this is significant, somehow. i like that the game is in 1911, a "late western" about the closing of the frontier rather than an early one about opening it. maybe this is just to allow them to put more interesting guns in the game, or riff off the meta-westerns like the wild bunch or there will be blood (a town called plainview? really?). plus it doesn't shy away from politics at all; every other dude wants to talk to you about federal power. anyway, the setting's early-20th-century-ness is really present and apparent to me and i'm really liking it.

speaking of politics, there's the politics of Rockstar's media reputation, and i'm getting ongoing chuckles from the (what i take to be) anti "hot coffee" vibe of the whole thing. no matter which path you take, the John Marston character is (so far) faithful to his wife as a given. the prostitutes say stuff like "i hate to see a man with the condition of a dry pecker" (no shit i think i heard this) and our killer just says "my wife wouldn't like that" or something.

taylory dayne (goole), Monday, 24 May 2010 15:02 (nine years ago) link

I think the prostitute line was "I hate to see a man with such a dry pecker... can I help?"

forksclovetofu, Monday, 24 May 2010 15:05 (nine years ago) link

ha i kind of deadwood-ified it

taylory dayne (goole), Monday, 24 May 2010 15:10 (nine years ago) link

I hate to see a man with dead wood

this skit is ba-na-nas (onimo), Monday, 24 May 2010 15:15 (nine years ago) link

there HAS to be indians in this

wtf

cozen, Monday, 24 May 2010 15:18 (nine years ago) link

ha i kind of deadwood-ified it

more like achewood imo

gbx, Monday, 24 May 2010 17:42 (nine years ago) link

Anyone notice that the gang fights in multiplayer are wayyyy harder than in single player? I guess youre supposed to take them on with more people than my posse of two, but I like the change of pace of an actual challenge. SP is fun and all but pretty fucking easy.

mayor jingleberries, Monday, 24 May 2010 17:42 (nine years ago) link

Gonna get a chance to play this while housesitting over the next week and a half, so excited u guys.

dan m, Monday, 24 May 2010 18:19 (nine years ago) link

oh man this game is sweet

re the injuns thing, i was thinking before i played the game whether they would include any. in the start intro, when your man is on the train, there is something said by the man and daughter in front about it I'm sure, something to do with losing their land. i might be mistaken tho

anyway this game. woah.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 24 May 2010 18:44 (nine years ago) link

and haha have you tried getting on your horse when your stood directly behind

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 24 May 2010 18:44 (nine years ago) link

nice that you can still move about freely when on the trains too

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 24 May 2010 18:47 (nine years ago) link

the "shoot 5 flying birds from a moving train" challenge was like the chillest assignment I have ever received.

If only real life challenges were so relaxing

loving the treasure map idea, seems challenging.

i'm so early on in this game that something new keeps happening really frequently. it's friggin exciting, but with enough quiet moments to take a breather and decide what to get up to next.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 24 May 2010 19:18 (nine years ago) link

first bug i've found tho, my horses main has changed colour (or is that supposed to happen?). it's definitely the same horse, as i've maxed the stamina on it.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 24 May 2010 19:20 (nine years ago) link

erm, "mane"?

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 24 May 2010 19:20 (nine years ago) link

hair

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 24 May 2010 19:20 (nine years ago) link

really love the horse control in fact, altho sometimes tricky shooting whilst mounted. without the slow-mo thing i'd be fooked.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 24 May 2010 19:21 (nine years ago) link

How to win at shooting: lock target, quickly shoot, lock target, quickly shoot

I'm trying not to read much of this thread because of tiny spoilers but I agree with whoever said you should be able to drop off hog-tied criminals at jail. Like when someone steals a horse you should be able to get the horse *and* the criminal. What really happens when I return the horse with the hog-tied criminal on top is the guy I helped takes the horse with criminal still on and rides away.

Many criminals that I hogtie end bring back to town end up being called kidnapped victims or something under the stats screen. There's never a bounty or anything but these criminals on the back of my horse shouldn't be called victims and If there is no reward I guess I might as well kill them for a couple bucks :/

But loving this game.
.
.
.
.
**SPOILER**
There's a real easy way to make money in Armadillo.. it's so easy that it shouldn't be allowed.
Yall know what I'm talking about?
**SPOILER**

CaptainLorax, Monday, 24 May 2010 21:42 (nine years ago) link

no, dish

jeff, Monday, 24 May 2010 21:48 (nine years ago) link

yeah dish it lorax

cozen, Monday, 24 May 2010 22:00 (nine years ago) link

1. lorax posts
2. ???
3. profit!

goole, Monday, 24 May 2010 22:02 (nine years ago) link

I dont think its a spoiler but it might be..

UH SPOILER?

I think you can steal from the bank in Armadillo over and over and over..

mayor jingleberries, Monday, 24 May 2010 22:03 (nine years ago) link

Five Finger Fillet is the easiest game to quickly win $100 over and over again

CaptainLorax, Monday, 24 May 2010 22:14 (nine years ago) link

I've been watching lots of encore westerns because of this game. Yesterday was McLintock!

CaptainLorax, Monday, 24 May 2010 22:56 (nine years ago) link

I think we're all dumbfounded into silence that that's your really easy way to make money

cozen, Monday, 24 May 2010 23:01 (nine years ago) link

It's early in the game, I haven't raided the Fort yet, but money seems pointless as there isn't anything expensive worth getting. I have $3000 or so. Hopefully I won't be sitting on a wad of cash throughout the whole game.

CaptainLorax, Monday, 24 May 2010 23:10 (nine years ago) link

i find it harder to be a homicidal maniac then in gta I think b/c of the engine.

one criticism: the open order of missions can sometimes backfire. Like when you keep getting the hogtie option but may have not done that mission. Same with Thieves Landing, which gets mentioned before it appears on your map.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Monday, 24 May 2010 23:15 (nine years ago) link

ah yes to the hogtie thing, i have no idea how to do that and it keeps coming up

bracken free ditch (Ste), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 00:14 (nine years ago) link

its pretty fun, although sometimes it goes unappreciated. like i hogtied a criminal running from the law and the lawman just walked up and capped him.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 03:22 (nine years ago) link

yes!! i got the random encounter when two criminals run off from the lawman, i roped them both, brought them back, the guy says thanks, i get my $17 or whatever and he blows both their brains out and strolls off

goole, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 03:29 (nine years ago) link

^same thing happened to me

fuck it we're going to Applebee's® (Z S), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 03:33 (nine years ago) link

that's the last time i do that guy a favor, jeez!

goole, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 03:34 (nine years ago) link

there's a definite edge toward disregard of life, even moreso than in GTA i think. You're encouraged to shoot any goddamn thing that moves and bonus points if you gut it or loot it.

forksclovetofu, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 06:20 (nine years ago) link

If you hogtie the guy that robs the general store from time to time, the weirdo anti-semite shopkeeper stands there theatrically kicking him in the head.

Also, there's a mission where a woman wants to leave town and you can either let her go or tie her up at the train station and bring her back to her husband. I tied her up, got the info from her husband then ran off with her and set her free at the train station, but she just ran away screaming and it didn't trigger any plot stuff.

Multiplayer free roam seems really good if you don't just get surrounded by mongs who repeatedly shoot you even though it's supposed to be co-op focused.

MPx4A, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 08:32 (nine years ago) link

What the hell is this matchmaking system that thinks an ideal first match for me would be a shootout where I'm alone in a one man team against a 3 man team of experienced twats?

JimD, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 09:02 (nine years ago) link

i keep failing at this dumb horse race for west dickens. and like, it's not because i'm doing badly at the race, my horse just isn't fast enough and doesn't have enough stamina compared to the other horses. Guess i'll have to ride about like a fud until i max out his loyalty or whatever, bah. Lame and boring.

Thaksin Albert Shinawatra (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 14:14 (nine years ago) link

buy a better horse! or buy apples.

goole, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 14:18 (nine years ago) link

ah. where do you buy such things? (feeling nooby)

Thaksin Albert Shinawatra (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 14:23 (nine years ago) link

the general store

goole, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 15:13 (nine years ago) link

i just bought a horse, then used the deed and i have no idea where it is.

Thaksin Albert Shinawatra (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 15:24 (nine years ago) link

I think you can whistle for it

cozen, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 15:28 (nine years ago) link

real men wrangle horses

cozen, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 15:28 (nine years ago) link

see i would wrangle horses but how do you tell if they're better than the one you have? i did whistle and a horse that looked a lot like the horse i already had came back and i can't tell if it's any faster. ha.

Thaksin Albert Shinawatra (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 15:34 (nine years ago) link

suppose i can try the race again and see if i win.

Thaksin Albert Shinawatra (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 15:35 (nine years ago) link

if it has a bigger willy it's better

cozen, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 15:37 (nine years ago) link

A stats screen for the horse would be a nice addition, so you could see the loyalty, stamina, top speed, give it a name, etc

fuck it we're going to Applebee's® (Z S), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 16:05 (nine years ago) link

give it a name

it's a fuckin horse son, cowboy up!

this skit is ba-na-nas (onimo), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 16:11 (nine years ago) link

SILVER

bracken free ditch (Ste), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 16:21 (nine years ago) link

ha i was sort of hoping there'd be two currencies in the game, but, no pesos.

goole, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 16:22 (nine years ago) link

YES, I want to name my horse, YES I would like to name it Michael Lindington, and NO I don't care who knows it

fuck it we're going to Applebee's® (Z S), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 16:30 (nine years ago) link

sorry, can't compete with "Pony Luv"

Marni and Louboutin: coming to Tuesdays this fall on FOX (HI DERE), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 16:38 (nine years ago) link

nobody can

goole, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 16:47 (nine years ago) link

Pony Lurve

he speak the frenche as the Frenches himselves (snoball), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 16:57 (nine years ago) link

the love that dare not speak its mane

this skit is ba-na-nas (onimo), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 17:03 (nine years ago) link

I shot a few wild horses in the face last night, just to see what would happen. What happened is that they just died. It was kind of underwhelming.

JimD, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 17:03 (nine years ago) link

lol am psychopath.

JimD, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 17:04 (nine years ago) link

I wrangled one of the $750 horses, then wanted to exchange it for my old one once I realized what I did after stopping at the store. Now I cant figure out what the hell the damn thing looked like. Apparently its white-ish. pfft.

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 17:12 (nine years ago) link

ok fuck the lassooing horses mission. how the fuck?

bracken free ditch (Ste), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 17:53 (nine years ago) link

so i shot the fucking things instead.

i don't understand the balancing at all. urgh ruining my game.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 17:55 (nine years ago) link

yeah the horse ropin' mission drove me nuts. took me a long time to figure out what you have to hold down and what you have to let go.

the balancing thing: if you're leaning one way, push the other way a little bit

goole, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 18:00 (nine years ago) link

When you're tipping to the left, push right. When you're tipping to the right, push left.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 18:00 (nine years ago) link

(i still don't know if i have roping figure out fully, i just hold down triggers until i'm done, i think?)

goole, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 18:00 (nine years ago) link

(balancing) that's what i've been doing, but still falling off. gah!

bracken free ditch (Ste), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 18:01 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, you keep holding down the trigger after lassoing something. Hold it down when you jump off your horse and walk to it

Regarding boars (upthread): use bait at that Boar spot

---------------------------

If you miss a stranger (?) will it show up later again in the game? I'm trying not to miss any site specific encpounters (not only stranger visits). I know many encounters are random and repeatable but when I was looking at the stats screen there is two tallies: random encounters and not so random encounters (it goes by different names but I'm not able to check right now). I don't want to miss anything and hopefully the game doesn't let you miss the not-so-completely-random encounters.

Liar's Dice (aka Perudo) is a pretty cool game irl. Have any of you ever played it? The variation that I play irl is much better than the RDR version. In the better version 1's are wild and you don't do the "that amount is exact" rule... it's more complicated learning how to bet because when you bet 1's you have to halve the last amount etc..

//I'm posting from my Blackberry because I'm traveling out of town and I won't be back to play RDR until Monday. Happy trails to yall//

CaptainLorax, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 18:12 (nine years ago) link

yeah i used the bait and it only works the first time. after that, it's just cougars and wolves. guess i have to come back in a few days?

jeff, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 18:14 (nine years ago) link

No it worked twice or three times in a row for me. I just made sure I was standing right in the middle of the picture of the pig on my map. Also I think it was daytime if that makes a difference (?). Thanks for pointing out where to go btw

CaptainLorax, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 18:28 (nine years ago) link

yeah, i might've been up the hill a bit.

jeff, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 18:39 (nine years ago) link

more like over the hill LOL

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 18:42 (nine years ago) link

no

jeff, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 18:49 (nine years ago) link

lassoing and riding horses felt really natural to me; I've managed all that the first time I tried it.
Tap the run button once you lasso the horse to pull it toward you and run to it then leap on the back. And don't forget dead eye! I completely forgot about it for hours and once I reembraced it the whole game was in VATS.

forksclovetofu, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 18:57 (nine years ago) link

erm so i just realised that balancing, its left and right AS YOU SEE IT and not actual left and right from the character.

but i just did it but it said i failed because i left the herd

about to burst

bracken free ditch (Ste), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 19:02 (nine years ago) link

ffs i did it. but then wandered off, met some bad guys. went to shoot. STILL HAD LASSO SELECTED AS WEAPON FFFFFFSS

bracken free ditch (Ste), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 19:22 (nine years ago) link

Oh man, i've gotten nailed so many times.

forksclovetofu, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 19:47 (nine years ago) link

lol i just did the burning barn mission. got to the end (i think) but ran my horse over a townsfolk and failed.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 20:04 (nine years ago) link

Finally got my 360 back and loving the game so far. Unfortunately, there's this dude in Armadillo who keeps challenging me to a duel and then crashing my 360. This doesn't happen anywhere else in the game, which leads me to believe he's actually an incredibly effective dueler.

Mordy, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 22:26 (nine years ago) link

mine froze last night when patrolling the farm with the dog. those coyotes... so powerful.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 23:13 (nine years ago) link

funny easter egg (?): the gold you find for the treasure hunter tasks has fakey-civil war sounding names (generals it says), but most of the names are scrambled with names of famous abolitionists

goole, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 03:38 (nine years ago) link

anyone know where i can find some fukkin boars

goole, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 03:46 (nine years ago) link

lol n/m. found some!

goole, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 03:51 (nine years ago) link

I had the same problem mentioned to just upthread, looking for boars, using bait, standing right on the little boar icon on the map, but only wolves show up. Still haven't seen a boar, but I'll keep trying!

fuck it we're going to Applebee's® (Z S), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 03:59 (nine years ago) link

getting tired of these damn cougars

do i need to save every 10 minutes or waht

jeff, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 04:01 (nine years ago) link

i had good luck with boars just a little bit down the hill from the map icon.

goole, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 04:02 (nine years ago) link

Okay, this is something VERY simple that I'm sure all of you already noticed, but I just now found out about it so I'll share it in case there's another ignorant cowboy like me:

To speed up the skinning process simply walk your horse over the corpse to be skinned. This will block the animation and instantly give you the results of the animal harvesting. When faced with multiple targets, and the player wishes to make a quick getaway, this can literally be a life saver.

fuck it we're going to Applebee's® (Z S), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 04:06 (nine years ago) link

I've been getting up and down off the horse everytime, listening to John Marston say "ooooh...this is DIRTY"

fuck it we're going to Applebee's® (Z S), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 04:06 (nine years ago) link

how do i dig for treasure?

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 04:39 (nine years ago) link

getting tired of these damn cougars

spend less time in bars, more playing the game

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 05:06 (nine years ago) link

This Saturday night, May 29th at 12 AM Eastern and 9 PM Pacific, FOX will be exclusively airing an original short film made from Red Dead Redemption.

The 30 minute short film, created and directed by John Hillcoat (the director of The Proposition and The Road), chronicles a slice-in-time of protagonist John Marston as he tracks down his former fellow outlaw and friend, Bill Williamson. Along the way, Marston encounters many of Red Dead Redemption's eclectic cast of dreamers, misfits and liars.

Using the world of Red Dead Redemption as a virtual film studio and created entirely with in-game assets and technology, Hillcoat re-imagines Marston’s pursuit of justice and salvation.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 05:43 (nine years ago) link

this bandito outfit is super shitty.

mayor jingleberries, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 05:52 (nine years ago) link

had a bug yesterday: playing poker in armadillo, the other players turned all blocky and pixely for a few rounds. their hands looked like digitized lobster claws. eventually they changed back.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 11:49 (nine years ago) link

lobster claw > full house iirc

this skit is ba-na-nas (onimo), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 12:49 (nine years ago) link

yeah that's a hell of a tell

goole, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 13:17 (nine years ago) link

haha

http://kotaku.com/5542271/red-dead-redemptions-truly-truly-dastardly-achievement

(spoilers sorta)

goole, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 13:44 (nine years ago) link

i was going to do just that very thing the other day, but then my horse got killed by a cougar.

No disre but maryanne hobbs is peng trust me (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 13:48 (nine years ago) link

I tried a version of that where I hogtied a guy hunting deer and poured some bait on his head. The animals didn't eat him :(

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 14:24 (nine years ago) link

ppk

had a bug yesterday: playing poker in armadillo, the other players turned all blocky and pixely for a few rounds. their hands looked like digitized robster craws. eventually they changed back.
--congratulations (n/a)

what the fuck are robster craws

jeff, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 15:47 (nine years ago) link

how do i dig for treasure?

― forksclovetofu, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:39 AM (11 hours ago)

when you get to the right spot you'll get a prompt ("investigate?" maybe). if you haven't gotten that, you aren't in the right spot yet.

Fists all gnarly and dick-dented (jjjusten), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 15:51 (nine years ago) link

lol at "ppk"

thanks iphone

jeff, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 15:58 (nine years ago) link

ah, there's the issue. I thought I needed to buy a shovel or something.

My main issue with this game is: riding along minding my own business, "help save my baby" from the side of the road, i pull off my horse and before I know what's up someone is shooting at me, I return fire, kill some old lady and now the game is shaking its head at me with a what were you thinking attitude. then, cougar attack.

Not even sure if that's an issue, but it's constant. Just finished my first few lines of plot and a few missions (american appetites just got stupid by the end); on my way to figure out how to do the trojan horse thing.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 15:59 (nine years ago) link

I just met my first cougar :O

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 16:44 (nine years ago) link

The meeting did not go well

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 16:44 (nine years ago) link

dudes you gotta go into dead eye on the tougher animals

goole, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 16:44 (nine years ago) link

dead eye doesn't help when they drag you down from behind and then you dont get a chance to get up

jeff, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 17:22 (nine years ago) link

Im at the hunting mission where I need to kill two cougars with my bare hands and I cant seem to find any who want to kill me =\

mayor jingleberries, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 17:25 (nine years ago) link

my insatiable desire to lasso peeps and drag them down the railroad tracks at high horse speed is making me question my moral underpinnings.

Fists all gnarly and dick-dented (jjjusten), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 17:29 (nine years ago) link

it's ok so long as they're not black

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 17:57 (nine years ago) link

hmm how much of this is bullshit i wonder

From: proletariat | Posted: 5/22/2010 3:00:00 AM |
shots that always end in a one shot draw are;
gun
head
heart(slightly higher than the middle, always on the upper right of their chest (so your left)
hat(sometimes)
ear
genitals
gun hand elbow

two shot showstoppers:
hat than gun
hat than hat again
both knees
both hands above the wrist line

I hate to ruin anyones suprise, but you can make em "dance boy"

empty a clip of perfect reticules round their feet they will freak out and drop their gun

goole, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:09 (nine years ago) link

crazy how no matter how many times i get caught cheating at poker, people are still willing to play against me after the duel.

Mordy, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:12 (nine years ago) link

did i somehow miss how to cheat at poker?

CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:14 (nine years ago) link

gotta dress nice

goole, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:14 (nine years ago) link

ohhhhhh interesting

CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:15 (nine years ago) link

i have never not gotten caught when i cheat at poker

so i stopped playing poker.

No disre but maryanne hobbs is peng trust me (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:16 (nine years ago) link

Should be on this from about 8/9pm GMT/BST if anyone wants to posse up (am on 360). Gamertag Jimdoo if you don't already have me.

JimD, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:22 (nine years ago) link

yeah cheating at poker for me is a surefire way to lose 50 bucks no matter what. The one time I was successful at it I managed to sneak a 7 of clubs into my hand. Good job.

mayor jingleberries, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:29 (nine years ago) link

how is the multiplayer anyhow? ive still not renewed my live gold, and i think i should for this and gta4

bracken free ditch (Ste), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 19:36 (nine years ago) link

It has a few cool aspects but ultimately people who play GTA deathmatch are the lowest scum in the multiplayer universe.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 19:55 (nine years ago) link

can't even imagine. GTA is terrible as a pure shooter, who could even enjoy that

goole, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 19:58 (nine years ago) link

So the horse you get at the end of Bonnie's quest chain, is that a "fast" horse or a normal horse? (Should I be looking for an upgrade?)

Mordy, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 20:07 (nine years ago) link

Not to toot my own horn, but that mix I made is awesome to play with this game.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 20:20 (nine years ago) link

I was wondering the same thing, Mordy. Reeeeally wish there was a way to look up information for your horse.

fuck it we're going to Applebee's® (Z S), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 20:26 (nine years ago) link

lol. the movies shown at the movie house in Armadillo are hilarious

Mordy, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 20:41 (nine years ago) link

i wonder how true they are to the era

Mordy, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 20:41 (nine years ago) link

the one about the snake oil salesmean is really funny, not seen the others.

No disre but maryanne hobbs is peng trust me (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 21:02 (nine years ago) link

People in the Wild West were really mediocre poker players.

Mordy, Thursday, 27 May 2010 05:16 (nine years ago) link

That guy who wanted the flowers for his wife is weird as hell.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 27 May 2010 06:29 (nine years ago) link

went back to the boar spot today and was attacked by ten or eleven of them. really weird. then two cougars immediately ran up to help me get the next hunting level.

jeff, Thursday, 27 May 2010 07:32 (nine years ago) link

They probably smelled the boar blood.

Mordy, Thursday, 27 May 2010 07:40 (nine years ago) link

Ended up doing about 5 hours of free roam with 3 friends last night and it was AMAZING. It's true that public games are full of nobbers, but co-opping on gang hideouts with a party is so much fun.

JimD, Thursday, 27 May 2010 07:49 (nine years ago) link

I'm now hugely looking forward to this - http://www.joystiq.com/2010/05/05/red-dead-redemption-getting-free-co-op-dlc-this-june/

JimD, Thursday, 27 May 2010 07:50 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, splitting up and ambushing gang guys in hideouts with a few random other players can be pretty cinematic. I need to keep doing it because every time I play multiplayer I get slaughtered by guys who've leveled up enough to start with good guns.

In multiplayer, you can get auto-targeting on NPCs but not other players, right? I've read people complaining about how pointless auto-target is in MP but whenever I've had to try and defend myself from knobs in free roam I've had to try and manually aim the cursor at them.

MPx4A, Thursday, 27 May 2010 08:53 (nine years ago) link

Dunno, played a few shootouts and I'm pretty sure auto-targeting stayed on all the time. Didn't try any public free roam though, so maybe that's different?

JimD, Thursday, 27 May 2010 09:32 (nine years ago) link

That's the thing, I definitely feel like I'm getting auto-shot but when I try to return fire it's just trying to line a cursor up with a guy who's running round in circles with the left trigger held down.

MPx4A, Thursday, 27 May 2010 09:47 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD2ywdtvK-8

MPx4A, Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:13 (nine years ago) link

really wish you could drop weapons.

goole, Friday, 28 May 2010 04:44 (nine years ago) link

Why?

Mordy, Friday, 28 May 2010 04:49 (nine years ago) link

you end up carrying a lot of crap that you don't shoot anymore

goole, Friday, 28 May 2010 04:51 (nine years ago) link

it's not like there's encumbrance tho...

Mordy, Friday, 28 May 2010 04:52 (nine years ago) link

Ok for the first time on xbox maybe ever, all the dudes in my multiplayer session were not assholes!

CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Friday, 28 May 2010 05:09 (nine years ago) link

So the early levels must be easy to ramp up huh? 30 minutes to level 7.

CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Friday, 28 May 2010 05:10 (nine years ago) link

I will miss my stupid mule not at all, btw.

CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Friday, 28 May 2010 05:10 (nine years ago) link

lol @ that video

J0rdan S., Friday, 28 May 2010 05:23 (nine years ago) link

Okay, the postie has just delivered this game to me finally. I'm going in.

DavidM, Friday, 28 May 2010 09:24 (nine years ago) link

Ok for the first time on xbox maybe ever, all the dudes in my multiplayer session were not assholes!

Never had a free roam that wasn't at least 1/3 asshole, but had a good one last night where a bunch of guys took over the Mexican fort with the wall mounted cannons, and just holed up there for about an hour destroying everything that came near it.

Capture the bag is quite funny, with the narrator's constant "You've got the bag! You dropped the bag. You have control of the bag! You dropped the bag." Don't play these sort of games much in MP usually so not sure if hiding behind a rock near the enemy drop off point and shooting guys in the head when they get within six feet of it makes me an asshole or not.

MPx4A, Friday, 28 May 2010 09:46 (nine years ago) link

EEK

i bought a PS3

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 28 May 2010 11:08 (nine years ago) link

and i have logged approx 5,000,000,000,000 hours with this game

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 28 May 2010 11:08 (nine years ago) link

has anybody tried to get drunk yet? i was going to do that last night but i got involved in some shit

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 28 May 2010 11:42 (nine years ago) link

oh shi-! nice

did you pick anything else up?

cozen, Friday, 28 May 2010 12:10 (nine years ago) link

i downloaded Flower - amazing!!

and Wipeout HD is sitting there like an unopened Christmas present.

i'll most likely pick up Heavy Rain.

after which i may actually very well sell it back to the shop. my interest in games is very narrow and i'm not really aware of others that i'm interested in.

i'm surprised by how stiff and weird "realistic" videogame human beings still are in 2010. i think i'd prefer all games to just abandon any pretense at photorealism and stick with cartoony versions for now. i mean if even Pixar insists on cartoony humans i'm not sure how the PS3 is supposed to able to do any better in realtime..

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 28 May 2010 12:22 (nine years ago) link

but back to Red Dead..

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 28 May 2010 12:22 (nine years ago) link

I think RDR and Uncharted 2 both had decently realistic humans but the eyes always look wrong, way too shiny and bright like they have lightbulbs inside their skulls

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 28 May 2010 12:32 (nine years ago) link

Have to drag myself away from this game for a bit. Spent most of the first couple of hours on the game huntin & shootin, which I guess is the norm. Surprised when a boar charged my horse! Bagged three of those, and four cougars. There're a lot of cougars out there. They're not that difficult to kill, but they always get my horse.
Do I just sell all my meat/hides etc, or will I actually need any of it?

Just arrived in Armadillo...

DavidM, Friday, 28 May 2010 13:27 (nine years ago) link

I sold all my meat and hides but have superstitiously held on to my herbs. Mmm herbs.

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 28 May 2010 13:28 (nine years ago) link

has anyone completed the flowers for my lady side-quest?

cozen, Friday, 28 May 2010 22:01 (nine years ago) link

yup :D

goole, Friday, 28 May 2010 22:02 (nine years ago) link

did you bump her?

cozen, Friday, 28 May 2010 22:03 (nine years ago) link

no!

goole, Friday, 28 May 2010 22:05 (nine years ago) link

a minutes googling reveals it would have been funny :(

goole, Friday, 28 May 2010 22:05 (nine years ago) link

spoilers

her head falls off o_O

cozen, Friday, 28 May 2010 22:05 (nine years ago) link

I didn't even know you could walk around in there! I thought it was a cut scene.

Mordy, Friday, 28 May 2010 22:07 (nine years ago) link

Is everyone you meet in the game crazy?

Fat Dog Franklin (snoball), Friday, 28 May 2010 22:11 (nine years ago) link

i did the mission w/ the dead fiancee/crazy lady combo. I can't lasso people tho. It's hard.

Protip: You can deadeye with the lasso

Mordy, Friday, 28 May 2010 22:41 (nine years ago) link

no so pro :P

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Friday, 28 May 2010 22:52 (nine years ago) link

lol +t

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Friday, 28 May 2010 22:52 (nine years ago) link

does the honor meter shut off at some point? i killed many innocents last night including a blackjack dealer who had 21 3 outta 4 hands but i never saw the honor meter pop up.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Friday, 28 May 2010 22:54 (nine years ago) link

just read one of the newspapers, has anyone seen anything 'spooky' at Tumbleweed? i did.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 29 May 2010 01:24 (nine years ago) link

I am officially a knight of the west and have maxed out my honor bar. Heading back to deal with Irish as that's the last of my outstanding letters on the map. High points lately: dealing with the horse fucker, cleaning out all the gang hideouts, having a man steal my horse/whistling for horse/dude getting bucked off/me roping and hogtieing him and leaving him in the road

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 29 May 2010 05:28 (nine years ago) link

Have you done any Irish missions before?

Mordy, Saturday, 29 May 2010 05:32 (nine years ago) link

Yep; just finished the snake oil salesman and the grave robber and I think I just have to do two with Irish and I'll be ready for an assault on the mission.

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 29 May 2010 06:41 (nine years ago) link

Just played four hours of multiplayer with some pals. I need to sleep.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Saturday, 29 May 2010 08:16 (nine years ago) link

spending waaaaaay too much time on this generally wandering and hunting rather than doing owt - played 3 or 4 hours last night - did 3 missions.

problem chimp (Porkpie), Saturday, 29 May 2010 09:49 (nine years ago) link

Don't think I've hit 20 hours so quickly on a game for ages.

MPx4A, Saturday, 29 May 2010 15:19 (nine years ago) link

hunting does have the oregon trail appeal, dunnit.

I know I can deadeye w/ the lasso but how do I hogtie. I think my timing is screwy. I am also trying to do it from horseback;

1) lasso a person

2) Hold L2; press triangle?

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 29 May 2010 16:23 (nine years ago) link

do I automatically dismount from horse if trying to lasso from horse?

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 29 May 2010 16:24 (nine years ago) link

no. You can lasso from horse or on foot. You have to run up and touch the lasso'd person while they're still on the ground and hit the hogtie button (Y on xbox, not sure on PS3)
I just went south of the border and the amazing and very clearly directorially planned moment with the jose gonzalez music was awesome. Then i got eaten by wolves.
this is a lot less like GTA and a lot more like fallout 3 i do believe.

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 29 May 2010 16:29 (nine years ago) link

so you throw lasso, hold the button you throw with, then direct the horse/walk to the person and "tap" triangle or "press n hold" triangle?

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 29 May 2010 16:34 (nine years ago) link

L2 is the button you don't want to let go of, not the throw button (R2).

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Saturday, 29 May 2010 16:47 (nine years ago) link

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 29 May 2010 16:52 (nine years ago) link

xbox vs ps3 confusion for me

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 29 May 2010 17:23 (nine years ago) link

left trigger vs. right trigger.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Saturday, 29 May 2010 17:33 (nine years ago) link

okay i'm back on Xbox gold, so had a very quick look at free roam in multiplay tonight.

is the ilx posse up and running?

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 29 May 2010 21:17 (nine years ago) link

Dunno, I'm MichaelAnnoyman if you want to add me

cozen seems to be playing last decade's popular "Bayonetta", the square

MPx4A, Saturday, 29 May 2010 21:50 (nine years ago) link

anyone on PS3 want to commit muuuuuuurrrrdddeeeeerrrrr

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 29 May 2010 22:07 (nine years ago) link

okay, added you.

i'm antzattax

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 29 May 2010 22:08 (nine years ago) link

xp

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 29 May 2010 22:08 (nine years ago) link

Anyone on 360 is welcome to add me. I'm an easy kill in multiplayer. id= polyphonique

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Saturday, 29 May 2010 22:29 (nine years ago) link

forksclovetofu, holla when my posses on broadway
maybe i just played too much today but it's feeling a tetch grindy now.

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 29 May 2010 23:34 (nine years ago) link

I don't think I get the point w/ this movie showing right now -- it looks like he took the cutscenes and rearranged them to flow more like a film narrative? What's the point? They needed a real director to do this?

Mordy, Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:05 (nine years ago) link

i randomly join multiplayer a couple days ago and it put me in a game with forks.

wow @ the music when you cross into mexico for the first time. very cinematic.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:15 (nine years ago) link

Are any of you watching this thing on Fox?

Mordy, Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:20 (nine years ago) link

not on yet here

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:23 (nine years ago) link

yeah this is pretty stupid, guess its meant to be an ad?

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:45 (nine years ago) link

But a kinda legit director (the guy who directed The Road) directed it. They needed a professional director to make this?

Mordy, Sunday, 30 May 2010 04:58 (nine years ago) link

more pathetic medium inferiority syndrome

Nhex, Sunday, 30 May 2010 05:25 (nine years ago) link

oh yay first full on game-breaking glitch. lassoed a dude when up close and then hogtied him, which amusingly left him vertical. pressed button to pick him up, now i have an invisible dude over my shoulder, a standing dude that i cant do anything with, and i cant put invisible dude down, or put him on my horse, or ride my horse, or do anything...

so much for that whole bunch of mission progress since my last save point. rrrrggg

CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Sunday, 30 May 2010 06:36 (nine years ago) link

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4652146992_3b1c2a713f.jpg

ME AND YOU AGAINST THE WORLD, BUDDY

CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Sunday, 30 May 2010 06:39 (nine years ago) link

What a rip. I was doing the hunting mission where you have to kill 5 wolves with your knife. So, I killed and skinned 4 wolves, and was chasing after(!) a fifth when a cougar pounced and killed me. Okay fine. But when I woke and was heading off back to Rio Bravo to get the remaining wolf, I checked my satchel - no wolf pelts. It didn't save. Had to start from scratch.

Anyone found the religious lady from the train ride lying dying by some rocks out in the wilderness? Some weird goins on in this game.

DavidM, Sunday, 30 May 2010 08:53 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, she was an odd quest, basically came down to "give her some medicine", and I already had some in my pocket, so the whole thing was over in seconds.

These random deaths plus infrequent autosaves could really be enough to ruin this game. Only been a problem for me a couple of times so far, but seems to be happening to everyone at some point, and yeah, they're only going to get more annoying.

JimD, Sunday, 30 May 2010 11:32 (nine years ago) link

Someone told me more gang hideouts etc open up in free roam as you level up...but looking at faqs I'm not sure that's the case? Anyone confirm or deny? Or is it really just a matter of grinding those same 6 or 7 locations over and over?

JimD, Sunday, 30 May 2010 11:42 (nine years ago) link

I think you can kill wolves w/your gun and skin them for the pelts and it still registers. iirc when I checked my stats on tht one I had 2 wolves killed by knife but 4 pelts collected

cozen, Sunday, 30 May 2010 13:18 (nine years ago) link

if I had to gripe about anything in this game it would most certainly be the cut scenes, they are waaaaay too long. i've started skipping them completely now.

otherwise, i'm still enjoying it. I think i'm on the final mission for the first part. But before I do it I want to finish off all the other stuff. I particularly want to start opening up the outfits, because it sounds like some of them could be useful (the extra dead eye for starters)

and i've still not played anything of the poker, finger, dice games. I tried the horeshoe one, i was crap at it.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 13:54 (nine years ago) link

horseshoes was the most frustrating thing about the game so far. the instructions are lacking, i had to look up how to really do it on the web >:(

don't think I have skipped one cut-scene though.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Sunday, 30 May 2010 14:13 (nine years ago) link

it's not like me really, i think last night i just lost all patience

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 14:16 (nine years ago) link

bnw, I don't remember playing with you! And i've only played online once! What happened?

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 30 May 2010 15:38 (nine years ago) link

horseshoes and dueling and 5 finger and blackjack are a pain in the ass.
i busted my first table at poker last night.
I like liar's dice; genuinely fun game.

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 30 May 2010 15:39 (nine years ago) link

One quick question - there are some achievements for "making a profit" at blackjack/poker. Does this mean you have to eliminate all other players in a game? Or is there a way to leave before the game is completely over, with more chips than you started with? I've only played poker about 5 times so far, but each time I leave before the game is over because it's been like 30 minutes in real life, the game isn't close to over, and I want to go shoot some birds or something.

fuck it we're going to Applebee's® (Z S), Sunday, 30 May 2010 15:57 (nine years ago) link

5 finger at Armadillo is easy $100 over and over because it's the same button combination everytime. It's easier looking at the controller than the screen

Poker is alright the first few times at least. I would like there to be an quest in the game that involves playing against some big whigs on a riverboat or something

Horshoes is hard but I got to the point where I can win $8 bets at least half the time

Blackjack is whatever

Liar's Dice is fun but I've played so many variations of this game IRL that I would like to be able to play those variations in RDR. I've been out of town for the past 5 days and I ended up playing a new variation (for me) called Pirate's Dice. I like the Perudo rules best (original rules) but sometimes I vary the rule on the 'down to one dice' round for Perudo

I imagine you can play Poker and Horseshoes in multiplayer... that would be kind of fun

CaptainLorax, Sunday, 30 May 2010 17:11 (nine years ago) link

Question: I've picked up two newspapers at Armadillo. The second one was two issues later (55 and 57 or something). Did I miss an issue?

CaptainLorax, Sunday, 30 May 2010 17:14 (nine years ago) link

Z S, I finished that "make a profit in blackjack" thing by winning a $2 bet and quitting, and you can just quit over and over again until your cheap bet pays off without any negative effect.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Sunday, 30 May 2010 17:34 (nine years ago) link

I don't mind the cut scenes at all, but what appeals to me with this game, and these kind of games, is the story aspect. I'm not just waiting for the next bit where I have to shoot some guys again.

I've only played Horseshoes so far. First time for a $1 bet and I beat the guy quite easily, so I raised it to a $10 bet on the second game and he thrashed me. Like, no contest.

Is Tumbleweed actually haunted? I've wandered around there at the dead of night, and it's pretty spooky, especially the house on the hill - wind howling, owls hooting, eerie music - but I haven't seen anything.

Still can't find the buried treasure, and I've been all over that damned hill up past Hanging Rock.

DavidM, Sunday, 30 May 2010 17:35 (nine years ago) link

yeah, the treasure is frustrating. I may have to youtube those.

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 30 May 2010 18:02 (nine years ago) link

I just played free roam for like four hours with a bunch of guys that didn't kill everyone for no reason

By the end I was just driving around in stagecoaches holding lit dynamite and crashing into people

MPx4A, Sunday, 30 May 2010 18:25 (nine years ago) link

the 3rd treasure map, with just a picture of the house is pretty ??? is that tumbleweed?

the first arm-wrestling match I had pop up was ended by a rattlesnake before I could join.

forks - you were far away from the main scrum. i kept getting killed and i think you left before i could find you. i am 'tehdead' btw.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Sunday, 30 May 2010 18:45 (nine years ago) link

HA i'm on the sixth treasure map, it's been my favourite part. it reminds me of the stealing cars for steve mission in gta4, where all you were given was a photo of a car in a 'location' unknown.

i am rubbish at all those poker, dice etc games.

i am now in mexico and it looks rather fab.

i saw a hanging woman in tumbleweed, and when i went back she wasn't there. dunno if it was meant to be a ghost or what. also for a derelict place, it had a few too many lights on. again, not sure if that was a ghostly thing or a coding error. pretty spooky tho, but a lot of the places in this game are at night anyway

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 19:07 (nine years ago) link

i think you can buy back issues of newspapers, i came across somewhere that was offering that to me somewhere. (might have misread tho)

i really love the plants and trees in this game, so so real the way they've been arranged. Sometimes i wish that i could just grab a dirt bike tho and vroom around.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 19:08 (nine years ago) link

Can def buy back issues. Try the train station in Armadillo.

Mordy, Sunday, 30 May 2010 19:12 (nine years ago) link

and just another critism, the main missions are a bit too easy. i can't recall many missions that i've had to try twice.

*spoiler warning*
even on that last first half mission, after the machine gun part, finishing off the guys in the fort. i went to press the cover button but accidentally jumped right into the thick of dozens of bad guys and still somehow managed to survive.

maybe i'm just a wicked gunslinger.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 19:23 (nine years ago) link

SPOILER

Only mission I've had any trouble with so far is when you assault that house to rescue the hostages inside. I never died, but I kept having trouble killing the guy holding a gun to the hostage's head before he could pull the trigger. Took me 2 or 3 times to get it.

Mordy, Sunday, 30 May 2010 19:25 (nine years ago) link

additional spoiler to mordy above

i remember that one i think. and i i blazed in without any care for the hostages lol, i even shot the girl in the last room and she survived. unless you're talking about another hostage mission later on.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 19:27 (nine years ago) link

AGAIN spoiler

fucking love that mission on the raft, and the music when mexico opens. haha wow.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 19:28 (nine years ago) link

I'm glad it's a bit easier than previous GTAs; I've never finished a GTA because I've been bogged down by the difficulty. I def think there's a strong possibility I'll finish RDR

cozen, Sunday, 30 May 2010 19:30 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, same here

MPx4A, Sunday, 30 May 2010 19:31 (nine years ago) link

I was thinking that I've never failed on a mission, but it's just that restarting is so painless you don't really notice when you've failed a mission. Dead Eye is a bit of a win button, though. Also not sure I'll ever have the co-ordination to shoot people in expert mode.

MPx4A, Sunday, 30 May 2010 19:32 (nine years ago) link

I've just done the save Bonnie from being hanged mission and, duels aside, it was the first and only time I've used Dead Eye at all. I just never remember I have it, or I just haven't needed it 'till now. Your gun locks onto people (+ animals) easy enough anyway, even at full pace on horseback, I don't see there's much need of it. Yet anyway.

DavidM, Sunday, 30 May 2010 20:52 (nine years ago) link

no i agree, the instant lock on is good enough most of the time. times that i use it are for v.long range shots that seem to hit more with the dead eye method, and also for cougar attacks.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 20:56 (nine years ago) link

oh and of course when shooting stuff that it won't lock onto, like hanging ropes

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 20:57 (nine years ago) link

I find the instant lock isn't really good enough when you need to take out a huge group of people before being killed, or trying to hit really small game (like armadillos) as they run away.

Mordy, Sunday, 30 May 2010 20:57 (nine years ago) link

You tend to need it on the Free Roam gang hideouts, because you're outnumbered by a bunch of pissed off guys who are much better at hitting you in the head than the single player grunts.

MPx4A, Sunday, 30 May 2010 20:57 (nine years ago) link

and peoples hats

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 20:58 (nine years ago) link

the problem i have with people's hats is that it tends to paint the guy's face before i can move it to the hat. i can't wait for it to shift to manual paint, cause i've killed so many people while just trying to shoot their hats off.

Mordy, Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:00 (nine years ago) link

i can't wait for it to shift to manual paint

?

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:01 (nine years ago) link

i've yet to come across a sniper rifle, which i'm gagging for too.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:01 (nine years ago) link

I think in Mexico, the auto aim starts to slacken a tetch.
I would also kill a man for a snipe rifle.

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:05 (nine years ago) link

slight spoiler

i killed the water diviner, because when i finished the mission (and he complained that i'd gotten blood on the deed) he was using binoculars. so i thought that if i killed him i'd get the binocs. it didn't happen but at least i got the deed back, not sure i can use it for anything tho.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:07 (nine years ago) link

I too have not noticed the fame or honour meter popping up anymore either.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:08 (nine years ago) link

lol. I was doing a live bounty and the goons chasing me killed him while I was transporting him. Epic save-your-friend failz.

Mordy, Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:09 (nine years ago) link

And there are three dead-eye stages. The first is you hit dead-eye and then you can target while the game has slowed down. The second stage you just roll the cursor over targets and it paints on little target things. Then you hit trigger and you can shoot like 6 people at once. The third stage (which I'm not at yet), you actually hit a button to paint on targets, it doesn't auto-paint. So you have a lot more control over your targets.

Mordy, Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:10 (nine years ago) link

lolxp

ah i wondered why the painting only appeared halfway through my game. thanks, that explains it. yeah that last stage sounds crucially useful.

has anyone done many of those close up kills? they are fucking brutal graphically, oh man.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:11 (nine years ago) link

is there any snow in this game? i thought i saw some on the trailer, but i can't find anywhere on the map

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:12 (nine years ago) link

So is there an achievement for buying every rentable house? Cause I've got the money for it, but I can't really see any use for having a house/apartment in every town.

Mordy, Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:13 (nine years ago) link

Btw: I have high hopes for Fallout New Vegas, but this is (so far at least) my favorite game of the year by far, and maybe my second favorite game of the contemporary era (this gen consoles) after Fallout 3.

Mordy, Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:15 (nine years ago) link

the mexican map looks gorgeous, there's some amazing towns - it all reminds me of being on holidays.

haha i'm helping some dude to build a plane. Loved the cut scene dialogue "..I'll get you that stuff for yer, because I just HAVE to see you jump off that cliff"

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:26 (nine years ago) link

i played this today sat real close to the screen in my beanbag, to admire the beautiful graphics. just love riding along in the storms.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:29 (nine years ago) link

is there any snow in this game? i thought i saw some on the trailer, but i can't find anywhere on the map

there is some to the northwest of where the boars are, north of the macfarlane ranch, but there is nothing of note in the area

just some snow

jeff, Sunday, 30 May 2010 21:40 (nine years ago) link

the third unlocked territory after mexico has mountains and snow.

goole, Sunday, 30 May 2010 22:26 (nine years ago) link

Ugh. Had three boar tusks for the challenge (and a bunch of other animals, like half an hour of hunting + skinning) and a cougar came out of nowhere, hit me, I rolled down a hill and couldn't stand up to deadeye before he finished the job. Meh!

Mordy, Sunday, 30 May 2010 22:42 (nine years ago) link

cougars are totally the blue shells of this game

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 30 May 2010 22:49 (nine years ago) link

rrr it's telling me i've only been to 44/45 new austin areas, but they're all showing on the map.

goole, Sunday, 30 May 2010 23:36 (nine years ago) link

the game must get confused between locations you've been to and those you've unlocked with maps -- just bought a map for an area i'd been and it gave me the unlock.

goole, Sunday, 30 May 2010 23:50 (nine years ago) link

Ah, so wearing the bandana stops any fame and honour amendments. shit a brick i've been playing most of the game with mine on!

my horse just collapsed under me, i have no idea why.

and i now have my third level of dead eye

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 31 May 2010 00:03 (nine years ago) link

my horse just collapsed under me, i have no idea why.

rattlesnakes!

goole, Monday, 31 May 2010 00:05 (nine years ago) link

Ah, so wearing the bandana stops any fame and honour amendments

ohhhhh

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Monday, 31 May 2010 00:17 (nine years ago) link

i actually quite dig the cougar thing, it's pretty hairy just getting off your horse in the arse end of nowhere having to keep your wits about you.

gives the game an edge

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 31 May 2010 00:21 (nine years ago) link

riding your horse over tiled floors makes a sweet clip clop sound

bracken free ditch (Ste), Monday, 31 May 2010 00:24 (nine years ago) link

oh man, has anyone else seen some of the graffiti? there are phrases written on walls here and there -- apparently those are the cheats

goole, Monday, 31 May 2010 00:35 (nine years ago) link

i played with forks. he shot me in head. o:(

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Monday, 31 May 2010 23:29 (nine years ago) link

http://www.c95.com/files/u20/how_rude.jpg

Clay, Monday, 31 May 2010 23:43 (nine years ago) link

hahahahah, it was totally an accident!
We were storming the fort and when we won, you fired in the air and I tried to do the same! And then I domed you.

forksclovetofu, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 04:59 (nine years ago) link

it was fun playing! I just wish we could've communicated.

forksclovetofu, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 04:59 (nine years ago) link

Mexico is amazing

MPx4A, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 09:30 (nine years ago) link

i was just about ready to launch my assault and unlock mexico but my horse died right before the big race - the one i'd spent hours getting to know! so fuck - i spent a good while looking for the kentucky saddler but never found him so finally i just went on an all-night hunting binge, levelling up enough to buy the kentucky saddler outright

something happened while out hunting that sums up this game, and all its nonsensical, fabulous breathlessness

1 - trying to kill a coyote i somehow ended up aiming straight down into my horse and pulled the trigger (!)
2 - my horse was still alive but my honor dropped and suddenly lawmen were on my tail
3 - trying to outrun them, i heard the sound of a train and realized one was headed past right in front of me
4 - i managed to race the train and dart just in front of it, cutting off the lawmen and saving my sorry ass!

total movie moment

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 11:17 (nine years ago) link

cool. could you not have just jumped onto the train, giving the lawmen the bird whilst you steam off into the distance?

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 11:22 (nine years ago) link

The first mission you do for the establishment side in Mexico has similar potential for cinematic train chaos. Had a guy and his horse get ground up by one last night, which I thought didn't happen.

After having to kill so many people to get to Mexico I tried to make my first act there shooting some coyotes that were trying to eat a guy, but I popped him by mistake. Then some bystanders opened fire on me from behind and I had to deadeye them to not die, then went on a chain of trying to silence 2-3 other witnesses because I thought the Mexican police might be a bit heavy. Then in the course of fleeing I saw a random event I hadn't seen before with three Mexican army guys about to execute a crying peasant guy in a quite sinister looking way, but when I shot them I got in trouble. Try to do a good deed: end up a serial killer.

AN' THAT'S LEYF.

MPx4A, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 11:31 (nine years ago) link

If you pull level with a train you can press X to jump onto it, yeah.

MPx4A, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 11:32 (nine years ago) link

The other day I was watching these two guys cross the rails when I heard the train come in the distance. I paused to look for a bit as one of the two guys rode onto the track and then waited. The train came. The man was crushed. I lol'd.

Mordy, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 12:49 (nine years ago) link

As for snow, you can find it in the north of Hannigan's Stead, as far up as you can go, by the mountain. I was up there hunting boar, it's quite cool, you can see your footprints in the snow. The view across the valley is amazing. I was looking out and a fierce breeze blew through the trees. I thought, a storm is rolling in. And one did. So epic.

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 20:46 (nine years ago) link

srsly want to play this

gbx, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 22:11 (nine years ago) link

Some people invited me to be in a posse

I went to the hideout they were working on and helped them

Then one of them shot me and they rode off

I chased them down and shot all four of them in about ten seconds

Then they voted to kick me

MPx4A, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 23:05 (nine years ago) link

I am determined to stay at 0 honor, no matter how many nuns (-100) it takes. are there any children anywhere?

xp yeah that is about the standard multiplayer exp afaik

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 23:06 (nine years ago) link

democrazy!

xp

cozen, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 23:06 (nine years ago) link

the joke was on them, because I needed to go bed

MPx4A, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 23:08 (nine years ago) link

100%

goole, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 03:06 (nine years ago) link

u crazy

Mordy, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 03:08 (nine years ago) link

u R crazy, dang

fuck it we're going to Applebee's® (Z S), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 03:11 (nine years ago) link

I haven't even unlocked Mexico yet because I keep wandering off to the fields to sit around on my horse and do nothing much

fuck it we're going to Applebee's® (Z S), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 03:12 (nine years ago) link

You are gonna love wandering around in Mexico, it's gorgeous.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 05:07 (nine years ago) link

argh so wanna go home and kick it with this game - had it for two weeks and I think I'm still in tutorial mode...

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 07:27 (nine years ago) link

So it took me two times at the horse race to realize that I actually need to KEEP HITTING X in order to make my horse go super fast!

The entire game I've just been holding X once I get up to "top" speed. GUHHHHH. It was a piece of cake after that - I even fell off my horse once and still won easily.

Pretty turned off by the leering Mexican accents - hopefully this will be balanced out soon.

One thing about Mexico - five minutes after crossing the border I got stopped by a bunch of Federales who had their guns pointed at me! Fuck, I killed em all, what did they expect? Now I've got a bounty on my head although no one seems to give a shit. Guess I should pay it off, or use that pardon I've still got. I don't even know if they have a telegraph office in Perdido, though. (I too am doing the good guy thing..)

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 15:29 (nine years ago) link

nice work, goole, 100%? is there any equivalent of GTA's pigeons in this?

cozen, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 15:35 (nine years ago) link

As goole mentioned above, it is sort of creepy how American Indians have just been totally erased from this version of the Wild West.. I know it's 1911 and all but.. I guess I should just let it go. Ugh.

I am gonna do the proto-airplane mission if it KILLS ME. I remember hearing the girl talking on the train at the very beginning of the game about "flying machines" or whatever, remembered that the game takes place in 1911 and was like I AM DOING THAT.

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 15:39 (nine years ago) link

there are indians in the third segment

there are no pigeons but when you add up all the flower picking and hunting of different things...

goole, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 15:48 (nine years ago) link

i will inflict on you all a spoiler because it pissed me off and disappointed -- you never get to drive a car! there's a stat in the game "distance driven" even! assholes!

maybe something for dlc

goole, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 15:50 (nine years ago) link

The car is the Liberty City Theme Park of Red Dead Redemption

MPx4A, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 15:53 (nine years ago) link

Haha the fucking flower picking. I refuse to do "Flowers for a Lady" because I am sick and tired of carrying around like 50 bazillion bouquets of Wild Feverfew.

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:00 (nine years ago) link

never forget 1911

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:03 (nine years ago) link

the survivalist maps are a godsend. plus, it tells where to find which flower in the challenge description! it's really less of a hassle than those fucking pigeons.

goole, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:04 (nine years ago) link

being an outlaw definitely keeps the game more active. I was capping people from the train last night ^_^

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:14 (nine years ago) link

love that you can actually jump from your horse to the train

don't think you can go the other way however : /

cozen, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:15 (nine years ago) link

are there benefits to extreme low honor? i played as a goody goody and people kept giving me stuff.

goole, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:15 (nine years ago) link

can't decide if i'm going to pull the trigger on this, i borrowed it from a friend over the weekend and got as far as finishing the first tutorial horse race. it seems pretty rad but i have a track record of giving up on open-world games about 35% of the way through. at least there don't seem to be any dialogue trees.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:19 (nine years ago) link

the only diffs I have noticed from low honor is you get different random encounters, like to steal and murder instead of helping folks (by stealing and murdering). also you get bounty hunters chasing you which keeps things lively.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:26 (nine years ago) link

there is no fence to be on with this game if you have the gaming system to run it imo

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:27 (nine years ago) link

yeah i'd call it R*'s best w/o much hesitation

goole, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:29 (nine years ago) link

big praise indeed

cozen, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:30 (nine years ago) link

it's close betw. this and vice city for me, nostalgia's strong w/the PS2 GTAs

cozen, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:31 (nine years ago) link

the writing and v/o is head and shoulders above even IV. the mission design is finally good. the secondary challenges are interesting well-thought out, hit that grinding w/o grinding sweet spot. the body physics and gun combat are excellent (the gta games are kind of bad as shooters, really!)

i'm not totally without complaints but most of the things that bugged me about the GTAs have been mostly fixed. and the things it does well it does really really well. you can't understimate how important it is to have a game be pretty.

funny i think it's closest to bully in terms of uh vibe, maybe cos of the atmosphere and hazy old timeyness

goole, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 16:38 (nine years ago) link

Yeah the voice acting is pretty great, isn't it?

They're good at gluing a bunch of pretty different kinds of story together. The Sam Elliott dude you meet when you first get to Mexico has a total Japanese deep-mystery vibe goin on. "I'm the last of my kind..." "So what are you waiting around here for?" "I don't know..."

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 17:00 (nine years ago) link

explain me social club. what is it? why do i need to join? what do i get? is it more multiplayer focused or does it add to the single player game? etc

goole, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 17:07 (nine years ago) link

The voice acting is great, and I love how well RDR hits Western tropes. The concerns about federal interference in the wild west, the outlaw versus the law, the formation of community, the move into modernity, the simultaneous empathizing/hatred of the Other -- they really studied how Westerns work before making the game.

Mordy, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 17:17 (nine years ago) link

priest outside of the saloon drove me so crazy that i was compelled to lasso him and train track the dude after draggin him around town for a bit.

def more murderous in this than most games, must be the outlaw vibe.

CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 17:38 (nine years ago) link

Man, I am loving the storyline in Mexico. Really great.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 18:09 (nine years ago) link

btw did u dudes know that wild horses don't have horseshoes but non-wild horses do

o_O

cozen, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 19:58 (nine years ago) link

so here's a question

If I have avoided every GTA game because of discomfort with the premise, would there be similar ethical considerations that would lead me to want to avoid this game as well or does the gameplay exist in a setting with fewer relatable-to-real-life ethical qualms?

bageled by dementeds (HI DERE), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:20 (nine years ago) link

imo its way way way more ethically sound than the other gtas. you will be killing peeps, but i havent really run up against anything where i had to kill innocent people, and the rewards for doing so because why not are minimal.

CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:22 (nine years ago) link

obv I don't have an issue with killing ppl, otherwise I would never play any game ever

bageled by dementeds (HI DERE), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:23 (nine years ago) link

you shoot a hell of a lot of people, is that a problem?

xps lol

your character is presented with option to be more honorable or not in a few given cases. there is a mission or two where you have to do some heinous stuff but the immorality of it is the point, narratively.

goole, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:24 (nine years ago) link

if you're asking this question at all, maybe go do something else

jeff, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:25 (nine years ago) link

NOTE: i am not as far into the game as some other people are, so i cant say things dont get shady further on, but it feels like a concerted effort was made to give you a non (or at least semi) violent out - the fact that you can lasso and hogtie criminals instead of shooting them, and that you get more $$$ for doing so is a big indicator of a different approach i think.

CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:26 (nine years ago) link

Well my issues with GTA run more along the lines of "gang violence is awesome and btw aren't these minorities/immigrants amoral sociopaths; ps women are playthings" so if the storyline is more about framing issues like that in unflattering/impactful terms rather than "yay boobies/blood" (I know some of the later GTA games are supposed to be more mature in this regard but, you know, life's too short), maybe I'll check this out.

bageled by dementeds (HI DERE), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:28 (nine years ago) link

Personally, I feel that the honor mechanic does a good job of making you feel guilty for misdeeds. The presence of it makes RDR feel a lot less nihilistic than GTA. And even mistreating criminals can dock you honor. I lasso'd a thief and rode him around until he died and I lost honor. The whole thing kinda made me feel dirty and immoral.

Mordy, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:30 (nine years ago) link

All the missions you do for the government in Mexico made me feel so gross.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:33 (nine years ago) link

But in a good way.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:33 (nine years ago) link

ok wrt women, theres a lot of prostitutes in the game, but thats kind of a western trope at this point so eh, the plus side is that as a married man, you dont engage in anything w/them. also, correct me if im wrong, but bonnie has got to be the most fleshed out competent female character in rockstar history, right?

CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:35 (nine years ago) link

I don't have an issue with prostitutes in a game, either, unless they are there expressly for you to beat the fuck out of them

bageled by dementeds (HI DERE), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:37 (nine years ago) link

I enjoyed returning the favor to the mexican soldier who was all like "its no big deal, man!"

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:40 (nine years ago) link

in that sense this game is hardly any different to gta, i haven't tried but I'm almost certain its possible to waste the prostitutes if you so desired. its an option, just like it was in gta.

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:42 (nine years ago) link

Oh, GTA didn't encourage that? (lol you can tell I never played the game)

bageled by dementeds (HI DERE), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:44 (nine years ago) link

You can play the entirety of the GTA franchise without ever having sex with or killing a prostitute.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:54 (nine years ago) link

xp
no, i'm almost certain that no gta game referred to that act in its story missions.

both gta and rdr are reflections of a period in some kind of dark seductive world. RDR might seem less seedy to most, gta gang killings (no matter how parodic rockstar play it) probably feel a little harder to swallow for some people which is understandable.

RDR features a lot of rum goings on, mostly murderous in their flavour. Women being hung from trees, is probably the grimmest i've seen so far.

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:55 (nine years ago) link

i should point out that the woman being hung, you had to rescue

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:57 (nine years ago) link

i don't know why that's important, lol

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:57 (nine years ago) link

ok, let's do this

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 21:35 (nine years ago) link

My only problem with the game is that I think John Marston is too chatty while he's riding from place to place doing missions. I reckon he could have been more Clint y'know. Also does anyone know if you can just shoot the gun out of your opponents hand when you're having a duel after being busted cheating at cards? Having said that, riddling them with bullets is pretty fun.

badg, Thursday, 3 June 2010 03:08 (nine years ago) link

i get what Dan's saying and here's a straight answer: yes, there's a lot less relatably icky gang bullshit and putting caps in people's asses. The game is about two steps away from racism; the first guy I met in Mexico might as well have been al pacino playing Tony Montana which didn't even make sense and there is a definite parochial "save us old white guy we cannot survive without you" vibe. Also there's a real disregard for life that even GTA never fostered; the game invites you to kill kill kill every animal you encounter... weirdly, that puts you somewhat more in game and of the time though?
All the above aside, I recommend this whole heartedly and would definitely say it's the best thing Rock Star has ever done.

forksclovetofu, Thursday, 3 June 2010 03:16 (nine years ago) link

wow, that is high praise!

Nhex, Thursday, 3 June 2010 04:39 (nine years ago) link

Also does anyone know if you can just shoot the gun out of your opponents hand when you're having a duel after being busted cheating at cards? Having said that, riddling them with bullets is pretty fun.

Yeah, if you wait for them to draw before you do and then paint the X on their hand as it flashes white it disarms them and ends the duel immediately.

My only problem with the game is that I think John Marston is too chatty while he's riding from place to place doing missions

His shoehorned in philosophy discussions are almost as laboured as his "sick of this goddamn bullshit gonna shoot you in the head soon" talk to Irish.

Also Herbert Moon really needs to stop getting robbed and/or saying that thing about Jews running the country.

MPx4A, Thursday, 3 June 2010 08:48 (nine years ago) link

I have avoided every GTA game because of discomfort with the premise

Me too. The setting changes everything, though. It's basically Deadwood - there are no rules, there is no law, you have people living right up on the edge of survival, life was cheap. Which makes kill or be killed a legit choice a lot of the time. In GTA it's pretty much modern times, when there isn't really any defensible reason for carrying a gun.

And yeah, echoing what others have said the game really steers you towards being a good guy. Of course there's nothing stopping you from going all bnw on people's ass but from what I can tell the game gets harder if you do this.

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 3 June 2010 12:00 (nine years ago) link

Think the main character is a bit too moral and enlightened to ring true for the setting, really.

It's the best game I've played for years, though

MPx4A, Thursday, 3 June 2010 12:08 (nine years ago) link

Anyone else encountered the couple, the man of whom lies dead and the woman kneeling over him crying. As you approach she pulls out a gun, you think is she gonna shoot at me? But she puts the gun to her head and blows her brains out?
It's grimly quirky - if pointless beyond helping add to the frontier-life-is-brutal tone - details like that I love about this game.

I've rented Deadwood again because of RDR xp

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Thursday, 3 June 2010 12:38 (nine years ago) link

okay you all have convinced me to get this game

bageled by dementeds (HI DERE), Thursday, 3 June 2010 14:00 (nine years ago) link

Yeah I'm buying this on the way home.

nate woolls, Thursday, 3 June 2010 14:02 (nine years ago) link

ok ok i'll join the club too. which version tho - are there any diffs between ps/xbox?

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Thursday, 3 June 2010 14:15 (nine years ago) link

woo-hooo X 3!!

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 3 June 2010 14:16 (nine years ago) link

360 is generally acknowledged to look a little better... plus i'm on it and i want more multiplayer posses

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 June 2010 14:39 (nine years ago) link

Apparently there's an achievement for getting 16 people in a single posse? COME ON ILX.

JimD, Thursday, 3 June 2010 15:02 (nine years ago) link

ordered for 360, fingers xed i'll get it for the weekend.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Thursday, 3 June 2010 15:11 (nine years ago) link

i'm 'gooole' on xbox if pps want to posse up. i'm on... pretty frequently

and yeah i've seen the suicide couple before!! the character model can be anyone, i know i've seen it with a dead woman and a distraught man, and two men i think. now that i think about it, i wonder if you can drop into dead eye and shoot the gun out of his hand like everyone else?

goole, Thursday, 3 June 2010 16:41 (nine years ago) link

i'm "antzattax" for the xbox posse

i usually only get on this at the weekends where i can cream a good load of hours, but i may delve into through the week at random.

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Thursday, 3 June 2010 16:48 (nine years ago) link

I nominate forks to invite us all to a posse and get us all the 16-person achievement.

Mordy, Thursday, 3 June 2010 16:57 (nine years ago) link

It might be easier if we set a particular time.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 17:37 (nine years ago) link

Maybe sometime this weekend would be good?

Mordy, Thursday, 3 June 2010 17:39 (nine years ago) link

;_; fu xbox ppl

where my PS3 thugs at?

drop it like it's hot, Elena (HI DERE), Thursday, 3 June 2010 17:40 (nine years ago) link

Btw, I've posted my tag on the Xbox tag thread, but if anyone wants to add me, I'm 'Shinefield'

Mordy, Thursday, 3 June 2010 17:42 (nine years ago) link

So I've got a ton of flowers, mostly from doing the challenges. Besides the bouquet stranger quest, is there any reason to keep them, or should I sell it all off? (Also re: pelts + meat and stuff. I had read that some people can turn that stuff into cool items, but I haven't run into any of that yet. Maybe it'll be on DLC?)

Mordy, Thursday, 3 June 2010 17:57 (nine years ago) link

and yeah i've seen the suicide couple before!!

I just met another couple, in Mexico. This time though the woman drank from a bottle then just collapsed dead beside her partner.

It's not just the Mexicans who get a raw deal character wise, what about Irish??! Ah beggorah, dat's got ta be de wurst example of an over da top Oirish brouge oi've 'eard in a lung toime. And, oh look, he's a snivelling little coward.

Fun though.

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:02 (nine years ago) link

ok i give in, loading this up now

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:06 (nine years ago) link

Can we make a time tonight? 9:00pm EST? I'll turn it on and see who's down.

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:06 (nine years ago) link

I'll be on at 9ish. Just invite me!

Mordy, Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:07 (nine years ago) link

;_; fu xbox ppl

where my PS3 thugs at?

― drop it like it's hot, Elena (HI DERE)

Hi dere! I'm xboxless too.

Haven't picked up RDR yet though. :(

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:12 (nine years ago) link

Yeah I'm PS3, or will be when I can find a shop with it in stock.

nate woolls, Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:27 (nine years ago) link

Ugh, hunting for skunks/raccoons other small things maybe me feel car sick.

Mordy, Thursday, 3 June 2010 18:45 (nine years ago) link

won't be on at 9 tonight, ah

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Thursday, 3 June 2010 19:19 (nine years ago) link

what, you can't stay up until 2AM to play videogames?

drop it like it's hot, Elena (HI DERE), Thursday, 3 June 2010 19:27 (nine years ago) link

i might be on later, if yall still on. might be bit drunk tho

just played for an hour or so, and didn't accomplish anything other than finding out that the north east part of the map is completely inaccessible right now and that the mexican border river NEEDS MORE FECKING BRIDGES!

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Thursday, 3 June 2010 19:35 (nine years ago) link

The whole map is open in Multiplayer Free Roam.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 3 June 2010 19:37 (nine years ago) link

yeah i was wondering, i played free roam for about 2 minutes and i was in some town with proper roads. is that in the north east bit too?

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Thursday, 3 June 2010 19:38 (nine years ago) link

The Sam Elliott dude you meet when you first get to Mexico has a total Japanese deep-mystery vibe goin on. "I'm the last of my kind..." "So what are you waiting around here for?" "I don't know..."

Totally. And Kevin Spacey to play the 'I Know You' strange man guy in the movie adap.

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Thursday, 3 June 2010 20:23 (nine years ago) link

My PS3 copy has finally shipped, hopefully it arrives today just in time for the long weekend. Am nothingelseon on PSN - will join posse once I figure out how to play!

Bill E, Thursday, 3 June 2010 22:38 (nine years ago) link

i'm fabfunk on ps3 - still in tutorial mode tho so might need a bit of time before bringing the multiplayer ruckus

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 4 June 2010 07:39 (nine years ago) link

Goddamnit how come I can't do Five Finger Fillet correctly. :(

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Friday, 4 June 2010 08:04 (nine years ago) link

Been trying to put 3 hogtied prisoners into a human centipede formation. Not easy!

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Friday, 4 June 2010 08:42 (nine years ago) link

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/red-dead-co-op-dlc-dated

June 22, can't wait.

JimD, Friday, 4 June 2010 09:05 (nine years ago) link

I have the 16ppl posse achievement; beware tho iirc the achievement is for being the posse leader in a 16ppl posse so if you do manage to get into one the leader has to leave and rejoin to make someone else the leader so they get the achievement, and then rinse repeat until everyone has it

very fiddly

cozen, Friday, 4 June 2010 09:10 (nine years ago) link

i am interested in any posse action. xbawx gt: Snarly Yow.

circa1916, Friday, 4 June 2010 10:20 (nine years ago) link

did you guys know you can start a bar brawl? :D

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 June 2010 10:59 (nine years ago) link

should be an "achievement" for that

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 June 2010 10:59 (nine years ago) link

There's one but you have to start one in every bar in the game.

MPx4A, Friday, 4 June 2010 11:26 (nine years ago) link

seriously??

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 June 2010 11:35 (nine years ago) link

i think this focus on "achievements" runs counter to marston's character. for instance i don't do any of the bounty hunts. what the fuck do i care? i'm basically a criminal myself. i just want to find william williamson.

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 June 2010 11:37 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, I guess it's kind of the nature of the beast with these games and their need for a compelling-ish narrative and also loads of freedom; cf Niko Bellic being all melancholy and disgusted at the world he's got dragged into but then being all "STAY DOWN OR I FUCKING KILL YOU" if you absent-mindedly punch some skinny jeans girl on a mobile phone in the street

MPx4A, Friday, 4 June 2010 12:12 (nine years ago) link

By the way I'm pretty sure I shot Sam Elliot at close range in my last mission with him. He went "What the hell??"

Has anyone shot their buddies/guides in the game, i.e. Bonnie? I would imagine the game somehow prevents you from doing this since the story wouldn't work anymore.

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 June 2010 12:18 (nine years ago) link

I mean, if you actually killed them.

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 June 2010 12:18 (nine years ago) link

I shot the shit out of the guy who accused me of cheating at poker, by the way. It was kind of understandable - on the very first hand I drew a backdoor straight and won more than 1000 chips!

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 June 2010 12:19 (nine years ago) link

i was wondering about bar fights, had a feeling they'd be included. can you swing off the light fittings? i think i half heartedly tried jumping onto one at some point, just hit it and fell off i think.

came home a bit tipsy last night and played this as a huge murderous maniac, was fun. didn't save it.

good chance i'll be on this tonight

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Friday, 4 June 2010 13:26 (nine years ago) link

*eek, in light of recent events perhaps slightly tasteless. apologies if anyone offended!

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Friday, 4 June 2010 13:27 (nine years ago) link

I just bought this. Thinking of leaving work early.

nate woolls, Friday, 4 June 2010 13:27 (nine years ago) link

There's an achievement for that too.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Friday, 4 June 2010 14:17 (nine years ago) link

okay
"My Sisters Keeper"

urghhhh

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Friday, 4 June 2010 21:17 (nine years ago) link

holy shit -- so uh, most graphic sex scene in a game ever?

Mordy, Friday, 4 June 2010 22:30 (nine years ago) link

Watched some of the gameplay vid on YT last night. I really need to play this.

Don Homer, I have baked a special donut just-a for you (kingfish), Friday, 4 June 2010 23:37 (nine years ago) link

lol mordy

somebody gets some hot coffee, just not you

goole, Friday, 4 June 2010 23:43 (nine years ago) link

dabbled in multiplayer some more tonight, pretty good. the whole 'are idiots going to be shooting me' seems to fit in the RDR wild west world more than most other games.

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Saturday, 5 June 2010 00:58 (nine years ago) link

That;s an interesting thought; mixing up the idjits of the modern world with the idjits of the American West, who somehow found themselves with a firearm and decided to strike it out, like in an ill-fated Johnny Cash song.

Don Homer, I have baked a special donut just-a for you (kingfish), Saturday, 5 June 2010 01:03 (nine years ago) link

kinda not reading this thread because i'm lame and want to finish the story without spoilers but just wanna say this game is a lot of fun

sonderangerbot, Saturday, 5 June 2010 01:05 (nine years ago) link

I got the girl onto the boat with my sisters keeper with no problem; what exactly happened to you guys?

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 5 June 2010 05:07 (nine years ago) link

I was doing a big mission and my 360 crashed and I was like ARRRGH

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Saturday, 5 June 2010 06:16 (nine years ago) link

Trying not to read much of this thread but I can tell yall that it took me an unreasonably long time to kill two cougars with a knife... even when I knew to shoot them first

CaptainLorax, Saturday, 5 June 2010 08:49 (nine years ago) link

on my sisters keeper i kept taking the wrong turns, or driving the horses into obstacles. did it on about fifth try

crashed last night on the throwing knives bit. a bit peed off because the horse ride there was fucking sooo long.

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Saturday, 5 June 2010 08:55 (nine years ago) link

Not enjoying the Mexico part of the storyline quite as much as the US. I think it's the characters, they're not quite as interesting, the Sam Elliot guy notwithstanding. And the English character was another way OTT, clichéd, unsubtle, unfunny caricature. One too many. Perhaps he, Oirish and that Welshman we saw briefly can have a scene all being unbearable together?

I didn't find My Sister's Keeper too difficult either, once I decided not bothering engaging with my pursuers and too just concentrate on the road.

One thing I like about Mexico: Bobcats!

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Saturday, 5 June 2010 09:21 (nine years ago) link

yeah i think my problem was trying to kill the soldiers, which was in fact completely unneccessary it turns out.

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Saturday, 5 June 2010 09:50 (nine years ago) link

watching Last of the Dogmen on five, which isn't great but it's full of horses, tall trees, and dusty lands. must. resist. turning. xbox. on..

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Saturday, 5 June 2010 12:37 (nine years ago) link

I actually need to get out of sterotype mexico now as it's starting to irk and make me less interested in the game.

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 5 June 2010 14:19 (nine years ago) link

too broke to get this right now, but this thread is making me seriously salivate...

Worth waiting for the fannypunch at 4.02 (stevie), Saturday, 5 June 2010 14:59 (nine years ago) link

just played grab thee bag; lost :\

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 5 June 2010 21:50 (nine years ago) link

YOU HAVE TEH BAG

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 June 2010 05:21 (nine years ago) link

What town/area is Thieves' Landing based on?

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Sunday, 6 June 2010 18:20 (nine years ago) link

Just played this for 12 hours straight. Well the weather wasn't that great anyway. It definitely seems more enjoyable to play than GTA IV, just 'cause of the variety in the missions. Gorgeous though it is I think GTA looks better though - maybe I just prefer cities. Riding a horse ain't as fun as driving through the city at 120mph but otoh not being constrained by roads or traffic is grebt.

[SPOILER] The Sam Odessa mission was a bit o_O, just watching a guy slowly die in the desert. Why didn't he just get on a train?

Haven't been to Thieves' Landing yet, despite the promise of fancy outfits at the tailors. I've waiting for it to turn up in story mode, I presume it will, or am I mistaken?

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Sunday, 6 June 2010 21:34 (nine years ago) link

it's definitely in the story mode, but not much of it. there's a couple of stranger missions that end up there at some point too.

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Sunday, 6 June 2010 21:55 (nine years ago) link

that first treasure map is bullshit btw, spent ages looking for a separate clump of rocks in front of the hanging tree.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Sunday, 6 June 2010 23:52 (nine years ago) link

What town/area is Thieves' Landing based on?

My thought was a kind of ole' Mississippi vibe to Thieve's landing?

What's the deal with searching Thieves's landing as one of the tasks to get a different outfit? Are you looking for anything in particular?

badg, Monday, 7 June 2010 00:35 (nine years ago) link

So far the best part of this is how I spent 5 minutes shooting all around rabbits and coyotes and homegirl was all "oh you're a great shot!"

shut up you sarcastic hiefer

this is a great game

the british must pay for this (HI DERE), Monday, 7 June 2010 00:57 (nine years ago) link

YOU HAVE TEH BAG

― I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Sunday, June 6, 2010 1:21 AM (19 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

then a gunshot to the back of teh head

What's the deal with searching Thieves's landing as one of the tasks to get a different outfit? Are you looking for anything in particular?

yeah i'm stuck on that too, have look all around. must be one of those chests somewhere I'm guessing

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Monday, 7 June 2010 08:21 (nine years ago) link

'have LOOKED all around' rather

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Monday, 7 June 2010 08:22 (nine years ago) link

please someone tell me that they have been stuck with the glitch where the stagecoaches just bounce up and down and wont move. if not, i am at a point where irish and i have to drive a stagecoach somewhere and if this is not a patch issue, i need to start over. in which case i will prob sell this game out of frustration. do not want to redo all the training bullshit again.

Flautists Uber Frisco (jjjusten), Monday, 7 June 2010 08:27 (nine years ago) link

haven't seen that, sorry. and i'm past that mission.

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Monday, 7 June 2010 08:49 (nine years ago) link

Hi guys, I just got this game, fucking finally, am about 10 hours in and mostly grinding side missions. This is the best game ever. Can I read this thread or is it too spoilery?

Your friend, Antexit.

antexit, Monday, 7 June 2010 13:29 (nine years ago) link

i've generally been reading it and closing my eyes/frantically paging down whenever i see the word 'mexico'.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Monday, 7 June 2010 13:41 (nine years ago) link

What we need is a wall to keep out Mexico

antexit, Monday, 7 June 2010 13:57 (nine years ago) link

Jjjusten, I've had the exact same issue with psychotic bouncing stagecoaches, and it wasn't even during a mission. I loaded the most recent save point and it fixed itself.

fuck it we're going to Applebee's® (Z S), Monday, 7 June 2010 15:07 (nine years ago) link

What's the deal with searching Thieves's landing as one of the tasks to get a different outfit? Are you looking for anything in particular?

yeah i'm stuck on that too, have look all around. must be one of those chests somewhere I'm guessing

― Don't look at the finger (Ste), Monday, June 7, 2010 3:21 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark

hint: there's a lot of interior spaces in thieves' landing.

xp: never seen the bouncing stagecoach!! i really wanna see one of these man-crows or man-cougars too, dammit

goole, Monday, 7 June 2010 15:09 (nine years ago) link

i've been playing multi a little bit, and i kind of don't see the point? the gang shootouts are not that much fun cos the weapons are all stock. and free roam... am i really supposed to be picking flowers or hunting bear while 15 dudes are picking me off for the hell of it?

i wish there was more coop multi stuff going on

goole, Monday, 7 June 2010 15:11 (nine years ago) link

has anyone come across the jaguar yet? apparently there's only one, i think.

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Monday, 7 June 2010 15:12 (nine years ago) link

i wish there was more coop multi stuff going on

There's going to be an add-on pack.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Monday, 7 June 2010 15:53 (nine years ago) link

there are co-op missions (same as in single player - pike's basin, twin rocks, tumbleweed, etc). i managed to join a posse who were recruiting everyone available, just to grind pike's basin. it's pretty quick when you have 20+ people. but i promised myself no multiplayer grinding this time.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Monday, 7 June 2010 15:58 (nine years ago) link

is the reason I'm not getting more quickdraw minigames that the first challenge i got i shot the guy in the nuts six times?

antexit, Monday, 7 June 2010 16:20 (nine years ago) link

I can't switch my mind over from riding mode to fighting mode fast enough. Whenever a random encounter involves fighting, I tend to get slaughtered as I frantically try to remember how to smoothly draw gun, enter deadeye mode, etc.
I love this game, but the poor controls still drive me nuts sometimes. I've come across a few open doors in ghost town type areas that I just could NOT get into without spending like an entire minute lining up my guy precisely in front of the door.

Dan I., Monday, 7 June 2010 18:21 (nine years ago) link

is there a way to teleport quickly and effectively in multi? I got invited to join a pretty functioning posse yesterday but felt like I was limping along trying to catch up w/ them all the time

Hi guys, I just got this game, fucking finally, am about 10 hours in and mostly grinding side missions. This is the best game ever. Can I read this thread or is it too spoilery?

Your friend, Antexit.

I would say don't read this thread.
There are minor spoilers of random things you might see and I would have preferred to have seen it first before I read about it.

Dan I, I haven't had any trouble with the controls. There's just a learning curve I suppose

CaptainLorax, Monday, 7 June 2010 19:02 (nine years ago) link

someone answer my ?

i beg of you

no, there's just those travel spots in the towns.

are you going as fast as you can on your mount? sprint until your horse's stamina is all gone w/o getting bucked off -- go hard until the controller buzzes 2 or 3 times. then hold run until the meter refills (takes like 2 seconds) then repeat. going fast is kind of a button mashing exercise :/

plus it's possible your posse mates have faster mounts unlocked.

goole, Monday, 7 June 2010 19:08 (nine years ago) link

"just those travel spots in towns" <- there are a lot of these, i.e. you shouldn't be spending 20 minutes on yr donkey for any reason

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Monday, 7 June 2010 19:13 (nine years ago) link

are those the signposts?

yeah it's a wagon wheel icon on the map

goole, Monday, 7 June 2010 19:17 (nine years ago) link

i mean, it's not like in the 1p where you can pull up your campfire and go wherever you want

goole, Monday, 7 June 2010 19:18 (nine years ago) link

right. I mean that's gotta be easier than riding for 20 min

i too found entering some buildings a bit tricky, i think it's the ones with a higher step on the front door. my man will genuinly get stuck against the step if i don't pixel perfect him into the door. frustrating.

just played this for a couple of hours however, had fun. loved the dynamite on the road mission.

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Monday, 7 June 2010 19:59 (nine years ago) link

PRO TIP for those early on in the game - if you want to make easy $$$, keep playing high stakes liars dice with the dude with the deed from the movie making missions in thieves landing, because he and his buddy are stone fucking stupid and will lose 90% of the time.

Flautists Uber Frisco (jjjusten), Monday, 7 June 2010 20:07 (nine years ago) link

urgh i just can't be bothered with the mini games like that, but the poker isn't too bad though

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Monday, 7 June 2010 20:08 (nine years ago) link

I have not once had cash-flow problems throughout the game, and I haven't sold a single flower/pelt.

Mordy, Monday, 7 June 2010 20:10 (nine years ago) link

im mostly trying to get to the point where i have so much cash i never have to bother getting off my horse to loot bodies.

Flautists Uber Frisco (jjjusten), Monday, 7 June 2010 20:11 (nine years ago) link

Do non-plot-related bodies ever have anything other than ammo and small amounts of cash?

Dan I., Monday, 7 June 2010 20:26 (nine years ago) link

Oh man I love the side missions, I'm always on the lookout for the next one.

I kinda feared the poker game against the German though, as I have no idea how to play poker. I just kept pressing the green button and I beat him in no time! Good cards I guess. Agree about the Liar's Dice/movie guy.

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Monday, 7 June 2010 20:38 (nine years ago) link

getting this tonight btw

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Monday, 7 June 2010 20:41 (nine years ago) link

i will admit that i don't understand liar's dice at all

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Monday, 7 June 2010 23:13 (nine years ago) link

haha me neither

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Monday, 7 June 2010 23:21 (nine years ago) link

fml. my saved game got deleted.

Mordy, Monday, 7 June 2010 23:47 (nine years ago) link

best/worst way learning liars dice is as a drinking game

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Monday, 7 June 2010 23:54 (nine years ago) link

gl mordy x_x

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Monday, 7 June 2010 23:56 (nine years ago) link

shiiiit mordy that sucks

goole, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 01:23 (nine years ago) link

Finally got this on Friday & wow! So far so awesome, except when my brother in law managed to knock my horse off that broken bridge into a watery grave. Haven't tried the multiplayer yet, as I'm shit at free aim - I keep losing sight of that minuscule targeting dot

Bill E, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 03:44 (nine years ago) link

Also somehow managed to teleport from a campsite directly onto a train while on my horse. Good times...

Bill E, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 03:48 (nine years ago) link

Ok, lowrider stagecoach is gone, but 3 crashes during raid on fort whatever is getting pretty goddamn infuriating. This game is fun, but it is buggy as shit and I'm starting to lose my patience.

Adolf Hipster (jjjusten), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 06:52 (nine years ago) link

Ugh, I don't think I have the will to play through this again, but I do want to finish it out. So disappointing.

Mordy, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 06:55 (nine years ago) link

mordy did the game bug out and delete your save?

stick em up ლ(-_-ლ) (cozen), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 07:29 (nine years ago) link

Even worse. I let a friend play with it and he saved over my save.

Mordy, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 07:29 (nine years ago) link

eeek

stick em up ლ(-_-ლ) (cozen), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 07:35 (nine years ago) link

"Breaking up" with a friend

stick em up ლ(-_-ლ) (cozen), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 07:36 (nine years ago) link

lol, it's not that bad. It's just a game. I'd probably be more upset if I were ten years younger, but these days life seems too short. Just a little bummed about it.

Mordy, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 07:38 (nine years ago) link

(lol @ how melodramatic i sound -- 'life seems too short,' just, i treasure the friend more than the game.)

Mordy, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 07:39 (nine years ago) link

when I don't really have time/energy to embark on new missions, I often get into Waco-style killing sprees on rooftops. Last night, I eventually got a "honor road agent" status - anyone know what that is? My bounty was approx. 2000$

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:02 (nine years ago) link

Waco-style killing sprees on rooftops

did this the other night too, but on a mountain top where people couldn't get up to reach me.

annoying that sniper rifle is taking 3 or 4 shots to kill people. i guess back in dem days...

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:36 (nine years ago) link

is the reason I'm not getting more quickdraw minigames that the first challenge i got i shot the guy in the nuts six times?

i want more duels too, still not entirely sure how to do them.

i hate those random roadside robberies. stumbled into one last night, and my auto-targetting deadeye painted the victim as well as the robbers. then it turned out they weren't robbers but lawmen. five minutes later ran into another one, wiped out everyone including the victim again.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:37 (nine years ago) link

also where the fuck are the rabbits, i'm falling way behind on the sharpshooter challenge.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:37 (nine years ago) link

everywhere ledge, they're very small. noted by their fluffy little white tail when they run away

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:39 (nine years ago) link

but try very close to the ranch at the start of the game

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:39 (nine years ago) link

where the fuck are the beavers?

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:40 (nine years ago) link

i keep shooting racoons by mistake

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:40 (nine years ago) link

Once you find one rabbit, there's usually a lot more in the same place. I got 5 rabbits in less than a minute the other day. I was trying to get 5 coyotes yesterday so I put some bait down and hid behind a rock, and a fucking cougar came out of nowhere and mauled me to death in about a second.

I fucking love this game.

nate woolls, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:42 (nine years ago) link

and my auto-targetting deadeye painted the victim as well as the robbers.

you'll welcome the third level of the targeting system then, it prevents shit like this happening. but it also means you're dead eye won't last as long (as you'll take more time at first getting the right target, until you get used to it)

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:47 (nine years ago) link

Yeah I got it last night. Started using the meter-refilling tonics as well, they were indispensible on the train protection mission.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:49 (nine years ago) link

I find the side missions in this game SO PLEASURABLE that I'm 10 hours in and have barely completed the training stuff at the ranch and in Armadillo.

antexit, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 15:06 (nine years ago) link

spent all of last night going through every cupboard in Thieve's Landing to find that suit :-(

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 15:11 (nine years ago) link

time to cheat man.

now i'm not sure if i've already hunted and killed both the bollard twins or not.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 15:19 (nine years ago) link

Finally got this on Friday & wow! So far so awesome, except when my brother in law managed to knock my horse off that broken bridge into a watery grave. Haven't tried the multiplayer yet, as I'm shit at free aim - I keep losing sight of that minuscule targeting dot

― Bill E, Monday, June 7, 2010 11:44 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Put it on casual aim -- it makes everything better, esp multiplayer

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 16:18 (nine years ago) link

and I don't think it hurts your 'score'

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 16:18 (nine years ago) link

Im trying to get the achievement to kill all the animals and I have no fuggin clue which ones are left.

Im also at 98.6% and wondering whether getting 100% is worth it..

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 17:28 (nine years ago) link

of course it is!!!

goole, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 17:30 (nine years ago) link

biggest pains in the ass getting to 100%: "discovering" all the locations, which i think is buggy: buy and use all the maps you can find, even if you've been everywhere. and, doing all the bounty hunting: the stat is counted by location, annoyingly.

anyway you may as well check the web for the unlock list; if you join the social club it keeps track of one for you so it's not really cheating, winky face.

goole, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 17:38 (nine years ago) link

i think not caring about achievements & completeness is going to be key to my enjoyment of this game

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 17:47 (nine years ago) link

I don't bother trying to get achievements in games unless there's one really cool one

I haven't cheated on any of the Treasure Map quests and I'm proud of it. But I've looked up where to find certain animals

CaptainLorax, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 17:50 (nine years ago) link

I need to stop reading this thread, I'm so far behind everyone else despite getting it a few days after it came out. I was out of town for a week plus but I'm also just slow.

I have still barely played the multiplayer.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 17:51 (nine years ago) link

spent all of last night going through every cupboard in Thieve's Landing to find that suit :-(

(try upstairs)

I still never use Dead Eye. I just shoot like fuck. Seems to work.

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 18:34 (nine years ago) link

i got it last night but won't have time to play for about a week. i keep hoping that by the time i get to it, they'll have patched all the glitchy shit that's happened to you guys.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 18:38 (nine years ago) link

fwiw i'm on 360 and have had no glitches or control difficulty so ymmv

jeff, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 19:17 (nine years ago) link

I dunno remember where the Thieve's Landing outfit piece was but you mayu have to have met Irish by doing more quests

CaptainLorax, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 19:57 (nine years ago) link

lol "lovely annabel"

nate woolls, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 20:05 (nine years ago) link

The thieves landing outfit SPOILER

is in the office of the warehouse.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 20:20 (nine years ago) link

I can't believe you dudes are almost at 100% so soon. How many hours have you logged?

antexit, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 20:24 (nine years ago) link

I'm at the point where I think I've completed every stranger quest and miscellaneous stuff possible without having been to West Elizabeth and it's probably just a matter of doing one or two more quests before I get there. The game says I've completed about 60% and I'm sure I've logged at least 48 hours into it. Since I don't have a Live Account I'll probably end up beating the game within the next week and end up shelving it :[

CaptainLorax, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 20:37 (nine years ago) link

Okay, just turned the game on and checked my stats. Says I'm 62% complete and total time played is 1 day 9 hours. That stat is probably wrong if it doesn't account for the time I spent without saving the game. Maybe another 4 hours I dunno

CaptainLorax, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:16 (nine years ago) link

Put it on casual aim -- it makes everything better, esp multiplayer
― Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved),

Sweet, thanks! Tried multiplayer last night, ended up in a shootout with only 2 others who teamed up to just get me so one of the others could level up. Bastards! Not fun, will try the co-op sometime soon

Bill E, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:37 (nine years ago) link

SPOILER

The thieves landing outfit SPOILER

is in the office of the warehouse.

Really? I bought this at the tailors, don't tell me I could have just found it? Gah!

Bill E, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:39 (nine years ago) link

they are two different pieces, and you need them both.

Dan I., Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:43 (nine years ago) link

yeah, you still have to buy it but you also have to find all the pieces

CaptainLorax, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 21:56 (nine years ago) link

I should have said "scrap" instead of "outfit".

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 22:13 (nine years ago) link

I like how you never know whether a mission is going to be really short and simple or really long and involved (or somewhere in between) before it starts.

Just did that one where you have to go down in the mine to get the machine gun, that was pretty awesome, shooting at lamps to set dudes on fire and then riding the mining cart out.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 00:11 (nine years ago) link

Thanks for the clarification about the suit, much appreciated. Though something creeps me out about Thieve's Landing, I don't like hanging round there it always seems dark. Also, excited about this mine mission now!

Bill E, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 00:44 (nine years ago) link

oh duh

john marston = johnny klebitz

goole, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 02:39 (nine years ago) link

lol at the area with all the oil derricks being called Plainview

http://mouthswiredshut.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/daniel-plainview.jpg

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 12:53 (nine years ago) link

i hate those random roadside robberies. stumbled into one last night, and my auto-targetting deadeye painted the victim as well as the robbers. then it turned out they weren't robbers but lawmen. five minutes later ran into another one, wiped out everyone including the victim again.

I know, I'm having the same problem all the time. Also with the guys stabbing the prosties. I feel extra bad when I shoot the person he's stabbing in addition to shooting him, and somehow I'm very anal about never doing anything outright bad in this game, and I wind up reverting to a savegame and losing a lot of time.

Also I find myself trying to lasso rather than shoot anyone committing a crime that doesn't involve killing people, and it keeps getting me killed over and over again. Plus I chased some asshole stealing a wagon for like 15 minutes last night when I could have just shot him in the back in two seconds. Then I had to bring the fucking wagon BACK!

antexit, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 15:46 (nine years ago) link

i have fewer qualms about shooting crims. and i've yet to put it to the test but hopefully the manual dead-eye should help avoid these 'shoot the hostage' tragedies.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 15:51 (nine years ago) link

rabbits are plentiful but hard to shoot.

One more ILX roll call of who has this + a PS3?

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 16:23 (nine years ago) link

What is the penalty for getting arrested?

Last time I played I let myself surrender, spent 15 seconds in jail, and then walked away with seemingly no penalty. What's the point of evading lawmen, then?

fuck it, we're going to Olive Garden® (Z S), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 16:23 (nine years ago) link

I have this and a PS3. I would be interested in teaming up with ILX people for whatevs but don't really know how to do it.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 16:30 (nine years ago) link

my ps3 name is fortune5000

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 16:30 (nine years ago) link

I am hoping to have this + a PS3 tomorrow.

Beware, I Hongro! (onimo), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 16:34 (nine years ago) link

I've got this on PS3, name's napawo72.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 16:35 (nine years ago) link

You know, way up at the top of the thread I said

That video actually reminds me of fallout 3 in lots of ways.

and that's still true really. I'm getting a similar feeling from it - I want to go back and play more because it's a great game, and at the same time I'm reluctant to go back because as a world it's just so bleak. All those wide stretches of nothingness! And those miserable little shacks that people had to live in, and the bitter nasty people that populate the world, and the ruthlessness of everything. If anything it's worse than Fallout was because this isn't an imagined future, it's a recreated past - people really had to live like this (or sort of like this). It's kind of a downer.

JimD, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 16:46 (nine years ago) link

I mean, scrabbling round picking herbs and collecting armadillo meat is only one step up from picking up tin cans and collecting radroach meat.

JimD, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 16:48 (nine years ago) link

It's a recreated past, but it also takes aesthetic license with the brutality and banal evil of the era. I'm sure there was plenty of laughter and happy times back then, you know?

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 17:23 (nine years ago) link

i think the point is that YOU are the instrument of terror and degradation. like, if you go to bonnie's ranch at around sundown, you can see people milling around and talking by the fire, even dancing. all you can do is stand there mute or shoot them all DO YOU SEE.

goole, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 17:27 (nine years ago) link

I have this on PS3 and would like to ILX posse (haven't had much time to play, as I've been slammed with work - MW2 more often than not gets that frustration out, but I'd love for this to take its place) - screen name - 'mct_rt'

BlackIronPrison, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 17:29 (nine years ago) link

if you go to bonnie's ranch at around sundown, you can see people milling around and talking by the fire, even dancing. all you can do is stand there mute or shoot them all DO YOU SEE

yeah i've seen those. i was trying to join them, seeing if it would give me the option to 'sit down' or 'join camp' like it does with the others. i was gutted i couldn't join in teh fun.

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 18:56 (nine years ago) link

Not quite sure why every time I enter any saloon, the piano player stops playing and stands on his stool.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 19:17 (nine years ago) link

as a world it's just so bleak. All those wide stretches of nothingness!

this evening i have mostly been riding backwards and forwards across the whole map, shooting the odd critter, having a whale of a time.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 19:19 (nine years ago) link

Not quite sure why every time I enter any saloon, the piano player stops playing and stands on his stool.

― sent from my neural lace (ledge), Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:17 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark

are you talking about red dead redemption or

goole, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 19:21 (nine years ago) link

haha yeah i've encountered a similar saloon thing, not sure if it's always the piano player but most often someone will end up standing on a table

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 19:25 (nine years ago) link

i think u lose some of yr stuff if you go to jail?

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 22:06 (nine years ago) link

Also on PS3, name = nothingelseon. Willing to posse up tho am a bad shot - got wasted again in multiplayer last night, 2 of them vs 1 of me in grab the bag - I need some assistance!

Bill E, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 23:04 (nine years ago) link

bill i send u invite!

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 23:19 (nine years ago) link

added a bunch of you as ps3 pals so don't be alarmed, it's just me

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 23:22 (nine years ago) link

muuuuuuuderrrrrrrr

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 23:27 (nine years ago) link

also, just hooked up an hdmi cable from PS to TV and fucking game changer -- netflix looks GREAT

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 23:27 (nine years ago) link

i'm on PS3 but haven't had any time for this lately - i'm tracerhand though

you can see people milling around and talking by the fire, even dancing. all you can do is stand there mute or shoot them all DO YOU SEE.

yeah, i've run into this feeling a few times. it made me realize how unbelievably crude videogames still are, how limited the actual options for "interactivity" are. that's OK though, crudeness is cool sometimes. something that's surprised me about this is how "videogamey" it is - you spend most of your time doing the same few things - riding, shooting, checking your map. even though the plot is advancing, new areas opening, new cut scenes occur, etc, basically when you sit down with this you know pretty much what you're getting. which i wasn't quite expecting, for some reason.

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 23:30 (nine years ago) link

jimmy have you tried MLB yet? it is the fucking business.

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 23:30 (nine years ago) link

I kinda want to but the last time I had lol MLB Teh SHO I lost 1/3 of my life

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 10 June 2010 00:50 (nine years ago) link

I'm on PS3, username: badgerlore

badg, Thursday, 10 June 2010 00:55 (nine years ago) link

even grinding on this is great! 'cept I'm pretty shit at Blackjack

Bill E, Thursday, 10 June 2010 01:30 (nine years ago) link

I'm rg!n35, only with the ! facing the other way

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 10 June 2010 01:51 (nine years ago) link

smh @ the times reviewer guy coyly suggesting that the graverobber character is named after him. It's not like the character has anything directly to do with cultural criticism in any way or Seth was an uncommon name in the old west. It's like roger ebert saying "I suppose it is nothing more than coincidence that the troubled, fun-loving hero of the film is named 'Roger' Rabbit..."

antexit, Thursday, 10 June 2010 17:57 (nine years ago) link

http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 10 June 2010 18:11 (nine years ago) link

braid at 1, fuck offfff

goole, Thursday, 10 June 2010 18:14 (nine years ago) link

haha radiohead still stuck at bonnies ranch U SUCK AT LYFE AND GAMES GAYDIOHEAD PWNED

apparently not the band, but the lifestyle (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 June 2010 18:17 (nine years ago) link

Whatever happened to Bonnie? I thought we had something there.

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Thursday, 10 June 2010 18:57 (nine years ago) link

yeah she very suddenly dropped off the story didn't she.

going to be tricky to get any playtime on this over the next few weeks with the WC now in our laps. so i'll probly return to it in july forgetting how to do just about everything.

Don't look at the finger (Ste), Thursday, 10 June 2010 18:59 (nine years ago) link

sorry to hear about the bathroom in your lap

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 10 June 2010 19:57 (nine years ago) link

Seanbaby writes something: http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-ways-red-dead-redemption-hates-women/

Don Homer (kingfish), Thursday, 10 June 2010 20:27 (nine years ago) link

ew :/

Mordy, Thursday, 10 June 2010 20:30 (nine years ago) link

is this guy known in writing about video games? if so, what a sorry fucking state that industry must be in.

Lil' Lj & The World (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 10 June 2010 20:33 (nine years ago) link

I think there are better video game writers like the people who participate in the video game end-of-year things at Slate

Mordy, Thursday, 10 June 2010 20:35 (nine years ago) link

I think there are better video game writers like the people who participate in the video game end-of-year things at Slate

And also the people who comment on youtube videos.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 10 June 2010 20:53 (nine years ago) link

dear god that article is str8 "just got a gig doing reviews for the campus weekly and im only a first year!"

apparently not the band, but the lifestyle (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 June 2010 21:02 (nine years ago) link

what has become of cracked.com!!

goole, Thursday, 10 June 2010 21:02 (nine years ago) link

oh hah is that actually a spinoff of cracked magazine

apparently not the band, but the lifestyle (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 June 2010 21:03 (nine years ago) link

jimmy I mean MLB.tv thru the PS3 - it looks phenomenal

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 10 June 2010 21:48 (nine years ago) link

I'm totally not trying to be the guy that hates on a good thing, but isn't anybody else experiencing/getting frustrated by bugs and/or inconsistencies in the honor system?

A guy pulls me off my horse and steals it, I whistle and my horse throws him off, and then (while he is still represented by a red circle, mind you), I shoot him, and receive -50 honor! It's not okay to shoot horse thieves?

A guy is like "dude stole my wagon!" so I shoot the thief off of the wagon, no problem. But when I climb into the wagon to return it to its owner, just like in every other "dude stole my wagon" encounter ever, I receive -50 honor! So sometimes you need to return the wagon, and other times you're a thief if you try?

Dan I., Thursday, 10 June 2010 22:45 (nine years ago) link

I haven't had that problem!

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 10 June 2010 22:48 (nine years ago) link

I'm not an MLB.tv subscriber :C

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 10 June 2010 23:49 (nine years ago) link

I haven't had any problems with the honour system when killing thieves. No chance to get back on this til Saturday but looking forward to posse-up with some of y'all hopefully

Bill E, Friday, 11 June 2010 02:09 (nine years ago) link

started to get bored with this. The novelty, nice graphics, good soundtrack etc. fooled me for a while, but i'm starting to feel a bit disillusioned with it. The combat in GTA was never the best part, the auto-aim, move your cursor up slightly to get a headshot, shoot, repeat action gets old pretty quickly.

Lil' Lj & The World (jim in glasgow), Friday, 11 June 2010 09:59 (nine years ago) link

I tried shooting the Mexican Army dudes instead of the rebels but the rebels didn't back me up! Anybody know if that works if you play as a bad guy? Kind of hate that I have to go along with these assholes.. I thought that the decision to be a bad guy or not might make a difference in how some of these plot points played out.

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 11 June 2010 10:11 (nine years ago) link

(In this case "bad guy" equals good guy)

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Friday, 11 June 2010 10:15 (nine years ago) link

Jim, you should switch off casual targeting. I only noticed recently that I had mine on normal, tried switching it down to casual and it kind of breaks the game, it makes everything way too easy.

Went a bit nuts and slaughtered everyone at the McFarlane ranch last night. Now getting regularly chased by a big posse, which is fun but might get annoying pretty quickly.

JimD, Friday, 11 June 2010 13:08 (nine years ago) link

so the default targeting is the one that makes the game too easy? that's a bit daft.

Lil' Lj & The World (jim in glasgow), Friday, 11 June 2010 13:10 (nine years ago) link

i am firmly in the "this is a great game but somehow kinda boring" camp

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 11 June 2010 21:24 (nine years ago) link

really not found this boring even tho riding a horse is less crazy fun than driving a car and the landscape is less varied than gta. i just think there's more going on gameplay-wise than gta, the missions are more varied and the stranger missions seem less incidental. although most of them end up pretty o_O - people convinced their dead partners are alive, people dying in the desert, people in love with animals...

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Friday, 11 June 2010 22:48 (nine years ago) link

but also it's just cool chilling out and riding around in the wild west!

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Friday, 11 June 2010 22:53 (nine years ago) link

i am firmly in the "this is a great game but somehow kinda boring" camp

― Roberto Spiralli

despite being english iirc this guy is great and correct 99% of the time.

Lil' Lj & The World (jim in glasgow), Friday, 11 June 2010 23:41 (nine years ago) link

otm

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 12 June 2010 02:41 (nine years ago) link

I just beat this and I have to say it took some interesting turns at the end... HOWEVER i did hit the boredom threshold and raced past the "at home with the Marstons" and "REVENGE" segments.
Great game, it just doesn't hold up after like thirty hours or so.

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 12 June 2010 05:06 (nine years ago) link

but hey, that's like two bucks an hour for great entertainment; gold star from me and probably my fave game of the year thus far.

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 12 June 2010 05:07 (nine years ago) link

Argh, I must be cursed when it comes to honor! Another "rescue my wagon!" mission, and this time as I'm driving the wagon back to its owner, he is killed by wolves, and I'm docked 50 honor points because he died. wtf.

Dan I., Sunday, 13 June 2010 06:50 (nine years ago) link

was on normal targeting. Game was far too easy. Switched to expert, now it's fairly difficult at times and you have to actually use the bullet-time. Maybe this will make things interesting.

Lil' Lj & The World (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 13 June 2010 12:25 (nine years ago) link

opened up the fourth area now.

CANNONS!

Vulvuzela (Ste), Sunday, 13 June 2010 15:14 (nine years ago) link

Dangit, I need to get my priorities in order and get back into this. Several days ago I finally stopped goofing around and went on the long raft ride into Mexico, and somehow ended up dying. And then went to bed and had a busy week at work, and haven't played it since.

fuck it, we're going to Olive Garden® (Z S), Sunday, 13 June 2010 15:17 (nine years ago) link

I recommend that if you get bored, try playing the game without the map. I played without it for awhile last night and it felt much more immersive to me. I tracked some guys down by following the river up to their location. Whenever I stopped to kill a bear or etc. I really had to stop and get my bearings.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Sunday, 13 June 2010 19:13 (nine years ago) link

Killed my horse last night when it got caught in the crossfire when I was bounty hunting. Was genuinely sad. Also had epic winning poker session then realised I was on my brother-in-laws save game. D'oh!

Bill E, Sunday, 13 June 2010 21:26 (nine years ago) link

I would be sadder about ma hoss dying if I couldn't whistle another one up almost immediately. makes horse buying and horse breaking kinda pointless. also kinda lol at how i can hitch him to a post, get a stagecoach all the way across the map, then whistle for him and he's just round the corner.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Sunday, 13 June 2010 22:51 (nine years ago) link

Having a new horse available at the call of a whistle is unrealistic, but I'd take that over having to run on foot until I found a new horse (in the case of my horse dying out in the boonies) or having to wait 8 minutes while the horse ran across the map (in the case of long distance stagecoach travel)

fuck it, we're going to Olive Garden® (Z S), Sunday, 13 June 2010 22:56 (nine years ago) link

Or you could reload the last save which is what I was doing until I didn't bother once and decided to buy a horse and it turned out one horse deed meant unlimited horses

CaptainLorax, Sunday, 13 June 2010 23:47 (nine years ago) link

Yeah true, tho I didn't know I could just whistle up another hoss! I shot one of the varmints chasing me for killing his boss, lassoed his mount & hightailed it outta there, so no drama. Good times...

Bill E, Monday, 14 June 2010 01:53 (nine years ago) link

Would be nice to have some extra incentive for buying or breaking hosses, like races which you can't actually win with the default mount.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Monday, 14 June 2010 08:59 (nine years ago) link

Yeah.

I've finally just gotten into a good groove with shooting/covering. I feel confident going into any battle that if I'm patient I can pretty much just kill everybody. (Though close quarters can get dicey.)

My major niggle is that your decisions (to be good or bad; who to shoot) don't have any effect on the plot. It seems like such a golden opportunity lost. For instance, you realize you're actually helping a bunch of oppressive rapist assholes in Mexico; why can't you turn around and shoot the fuck out of them? Why is there no reward for that? I've tried it so many times. On the second guarding the train mission, for instance, I turned the Gatling gun on the captain then wiped out the army camp. For my troubles I got a bounty on my head and negative honor? Negative honor?? These guys are oppressive murdering rapists who are bleeding the country dry!

I want to join the fucking rebels NOW, not when the game tells me to. It just seems fucked that in an "open world" game I'm not allowed to.

The Clegg Effect (Tracer Hand), Monday, 14 June 2010 09:49 (nine years ago) link

Yeah ... I guess trying to figure out your affiliation based on whoever you're arbitrarily killing at the time could get tricky, but even a simple 'firebomb/don't firebomb' choice during that first mission at the rebel village would have been welcome.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Monday, 14 June 2010 10:36 (nine years ago) link

Didn't MGS4 have some kind of system where you could blend in with various factions? I was thinking something like that, I guess. It would just be so awesome to turn around and murder every last one of those firebombing rapist motherfuckers, just wipe em all out, get on your horse and hightail it, and have somebody ride up beside you and say "we want to talk to you.. follow me" and suddenly you're doing rebel missions instead of army ones. I mean yes eventually you do hook up with Reyes and start killing army dudes but it's something that just happens to you instead of you making a decision. I guess that's what seems weird, for all the "free will" of an open world game there's a surprising lack of consequential decisions you get to make.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 14 June 2010 10:58 (nine years ago) link

With the firebombing mission one of the soldiers sticks around to examine the wreckage after the mission, so I just shot him and ran off and got away with it. If you try that with the later one where you get a sniper rifle you get swarmed by about 300 pissed off army guys and get a massive bounty and die.

MPx4A, Monday, 14 June 2010 11:22 (nine years ago) link

DEAD

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 14 June 2010 11:38 (nine years ago) link

sucks after you've just spent all morning killing wolves

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 14 June 2010 11:39 (nine years ago) link

Huge lolz last night - I wandered up to that little cave where West Dickens lives, and found him stood there rambling away to himself while pissing onto his own bed. Went a bit closer to try and get a better look (yes, I was looking for his winkie), but accidentally bumped into him, which caused him to fall face first into his own pissy matress and lie there shouting about what a bastard I was.

JimD, Monday, 14 June 2010 11:41 (nine years ago) link

While still pissing, btw.

JimD, Monday, 14 June 2010 11:42 (nine years ago) link

lol

Vulvuzela (Ste), Monday, 14 June 2010 13:26 (nine years ago) link

While galloping down the open road, I quite enjoy running up the back of small wagons. Sometimes they fall over.

badg, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 04:00 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsLqBLhRbBg

took me like 10 minutes to catch this guy and then he tumbled off the cliff. i had him like a marionette but sadly couldn't do anything.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 04:22 (nine years ago) link

With the firebombing mission one of the soldiers sticks around to examine the wreckage after the mission, so I just shot him and ran off and got away with it. If you try that with the later one where you get a sniper rifle you get swarmed by about 300 pissed off army guys and get a massive bounty and die.

― MPx4A, Monday, June 14, 2010 6:22 AM (16 hours ago) Bookmark

I firebombed that guy, it felt so right.

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 04:24 (nine years ago) link

i just handed escuela over to the mysterious bowler-hatted city boys who, it is intimated, have me over a barrel.

blew quite a bit of dough on a couple of better guns, only to have two guns even better than those show up in my inventory mysteriously. i have no idea how i got them.

i tried getting my money back from the opium dealer but fucked it up.

i helped the "judicial" clear out the town, then we both went upstairs to confront the gang leader and the stupid fucking "judicial" steps right in front of my sawed-off and gets two shells full in the face. "the judicial has died". i guess i'm not getting 100%!

i just knew they were going to make reyes a dick somehow. ah look, he's actually an elitist aristocrat! just like all those fuckin lefties amirite? love all his troops holding their guns aloft and shouting "may hee COE!!! may hee COE!! may hee COE!!" like they're at a wrestling match.

it was kind of weird that reyes stops fucking his girl immediately when marston walks in the room. i don't know but if that was me i'd be like uh, can you get lost for a while, marston? i guess everybody's got a boner for john marston. including the obviously gay/bi de santo, who you get to brutally beat (ostensibly to get information about escuela, even though reyes has promised you the information anyway) and then even get the opportunity to plug between the fucking eyes, as he squirms helplessly beneath you! fucking weird. i walked away. did anyone here blow his big gay brains out?

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 11:26 (nine years ago) link

re: opium dealer i guess it wasn't "my" money exactly, heh heh

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 11:31 (nine years ago) link

still haven't robbed a bank, am i missing anything?

i finally decided to check out the "stats" page.. it certainly seems that one could have some box-ticking fun with how many crimes one could commit...

another question - i've got a few bounties put on my head, rode like wildfire to evade the cops, never paid them off.. and they appear to have just sort of disappeared? i thought bounties were forever. if not, why does anyone bother to pay them off?

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 11:36 (nine years ago) link

they will come back for sure. I find they usually come @ twilight and usually around a town. Then it's 20 minutes of riding to escape. I actually paid off a 120$ bounty and it actually felt like a good decision

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 11:44 (nine years ago) link

I'm up to about $900 of wantedness, I find it's quicker and easier to just kill any police who decide to start chasing me, rather than outrunning them. They don't seem to respawn that regularly anyway.

JimD, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:14 (nine years ago) link

ahh i'm not playin that way though. honor is my badge.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:17 (nine years ago) link

Ah, I used to be like you...

JimD, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:19 (nine years ago) link

Honor has its benefits! I can loot armoires and nobody gives a shit!

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:22 (nine years ago) link

I can loot armoires and if anyone complains I FUCKING SHOOT THEM.

JimD, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:26 (nine years ago) link

qft

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:27 (nine years ago) link

what's all this about armoires anyway, btw? Are we actually talking about armories?

JimD, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:29 (nine years ago) link

You've started convincing me, it must be said.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:41 (nine years ago) link

They're like French wardrobes - very popular in wild Western times.

======<() bzbzbzbzbzzbzbzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzbzbzzbzbzbzb (onimo), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:41 (nine years ago) link

finally got to play this last night, good stuff. how are you supposed to subdue people (at least before getting a lasso)? i would try using my fists and either die or accidentally beat them to death anyway, or them shooting in the legs. a couple times it gave me the "mission complete" flag while they were still alive (but injured), and i would start walking away only to have them shoot me in the back.

the horseshoes game is strangely addictive.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 13:25 (nine years ago) link

i have never played horseshoes or arm wrestling.

don't understand liar's dice

the knife/fingers game is just stupid

J0rdan i don't think you really can do much subduing without the lasso TBH. sometimes drawing your gun and firing it can be enough to break up fights.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 13:36 (nine years ago) link

yeah i don't really get liar's dice. which makes me think i should give up on any hopes of becoming half decent at poker (irl).

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 13:38 (nine years ago) link

you can shoot dudes in the leg, don't know if that counts as "subduing"

I don't understand liar's dice either

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 13:42 (nine years ago) link

i think the way to win (in the one game you have to play to complete a mission) is to just keep yr bets way low and wait for the others to get stupid.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 13:46 (nine years ago) link

yeah, that's basically it. liar's dice is really easy. i don't think i've lost an actual game once (and won a number of them without losing a single die). just consider how likely their bets are and call them on it, and try to never lie if you can help it. half the time they'll make an obvious bluff and half the time they'll call you when you've got the dice.

Mordy, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 13:54 (nine years ago) link

i thought i would know how to play poker but i was wrong. i just kept calling until i had more money that i started with and then quit, never to return.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 13:55 (nine years ago) link

Only played Liar's Dice once, didn't feel like there was much to understand. It's just one of those 80% luck/20% skill games, I don't think there's any magic secret to it or anything.

JimD, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 15:23 (nine years ago) link

i think the secret is to never lie. also if you find a table with only 1 or 2 guys it's easier

goole, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 15:28 (nine years ago) link

i looked up some real-world strategy stuff for blackjack and poker and it seemed to work out pretty well

goole, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 15:28 (nine years ago) link

are there ever any challenges to clean out a whole table at poker? pretty sure i could do it but i never have the patience.

also, is there any point to getting outfits? i like my baja and frankly the idea of wandering around sidewinder gulch just so i can look like a fucking "bandito" doesn't exactly thrill the pants off me

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 16:44 (nine years ago) link

I would compromise on some graphics to make the controls more responsive

calstars, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 17:16 (nine years ago) link

are there ever any challenges to clean out a whole table at poker? pretty sure i could do it but i never have the patience.

also, is there any point to getting outfits? i like my baja and frankly the idea of wandering around sidewinder gulch just so i can look like a fucking "bandito" doesn't exactly thrill the pants off me

― progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:44 AM (32 minutes ago) Bookmark

there's an achievement for winning some hueg amount of chips in one hand. if you care.

some of the outfits give you some other minor benefit. and they're all required for 100%. again, if you care.

goole, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 17:18 (nine years ago) link

now that I've beaten this I am COMPLETELY DONE; no interest in clothes or achievements or even online. Great fun while it lasted but man, when you burn out you really burn out

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 17:30 (nine years ago) link

felt the same way about fallout 3.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 17:31 (nine years ago) link

i tried getting my money back from the opium dealer but fucked it up.

this was confusing. giving him his money was a plus to honor, huh?

|8 l) u_u (bnw), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 17:34 (nine years ago) link

I got a goddamn royal flush in poker on this the other day.. Proud moment.

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 17:52 (nine years ago) link

I've never played arm wrestling as every time I've gone to a table there's never anybody there. I assume it's the same or similar to arm wrestling in Lost & Damned?

I quite like Liar's Dice and Blackjack though there's nothing to them really. They get boring quickly.

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 18:23 (nine years ago) link

arm wrestling is more fun in this than in L&D

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 19:01 (nine years ago) link

man i need to up my game at deathmatch.

also realised today that in all gta games i always push the stick forward when walking/running/riding, even though you just have to press a/x to move forwards. kind of unintentional and dumb but it actually makes the controls less twitchy and turning easier, imo.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 23:01 (nine years ago) link

same here - which also means that very often I push left stick in unintentionally and start crouching. very annoying as it usually happens in the middle of combat panic mode (had exactly the same problem in GTA)

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 07:34 (nine years ago) link

So I've been doing it wrong all this time? Thanks for the heads up!

Bill E, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:12 (nine years ago) link

Both work though. You can just push forward and not even touch the buttons if you just want standard speed strolling/trotting.

JimD, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:32 (nine years ago) link

i don't like the pressing button to move, far too sensitive when turning.

ei ei oh (Ste), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:35 (nine years ago) link

well that's what i was saying, if you push the stick forward as well then you can turn more accurately.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:39 (nine years ago) link

haha i do this ALL THE TIME. like quick, john marsten, jump on my stagecoach! "ok!!" CROUCH

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:03 (nine years ago) link

So how long is this game? I've been through about 4 missions for Bonnie and a couple for the Marshall. I've already put in 6-7 hours. If there are about 10-20 people to do missions for (like in recent GTA games) I will be playing this for quite awhile (like Fallout 3 come to think about it)...

calstars, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:07 (nine years ago) link

I'm 12h 50m in and 45% complete. Don't know how that compares to other people, I think I might be quite slow. Finding it a bit of a slog now, I've started skipping cut scenes and taking stagecoaches.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:11 (nine years ago) link

I'm 12h 50m in and 45% complete. Don't know how that compares to other people, I think I might be quite slow.

Ha, 25 hrs and 20 minutes played, 34% complete.

JimD, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:38 (nine years ago) link

poker is so boring :\

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 13:59 (nine years ago) link

ah it's ok - when you systematically cut the cutscenes

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 14:04 (nine years ago) link

I think i got 40 hours out of this and about 30 good hours

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 14:43 (nine years ago) link

So how long is this game? I've been through about 4 missions for Bonnie and a couple for the Marshall. I've already put in 6-7 hours. If there are about 10-20 people to do missions for (like in recent GTA games) I will be playing this for quite awhile (like Fallout 3 come to think about it)...

i started like this, but when i opened up mexico i kinda flew through the missions and barely touched any of the side stuff. cutscenes got increasingly boring and i skipped them. i haven't played for a while, but i am actually itching to get 'back on the horse'. ho ho ho.

go O and O (Ste), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 14:47 (nine years ago) link

forks - i haven't played this game, but it seems to me like basically every game in this genre has the problem of being too long, or having a weak finish (or alternatively, just too much fluff in the middle to get the to the end)*, but do you think there are other GTA/alike games that don't suffer from this problem?

*except maybe Saints Row 2 as you could tear through the story relatively fast if you wanted to, or maybe I liked the story missions in it more. San Andreas might have had the opposite problem, i think that game was generally strongest in the middle hours after long tutorial, but again it's a long way to the finale

Nhex, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 15:04 (nine years ago) link

Bully is pretty refined, imo.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:40 (nine years ago) link

i thought bully was too short. but i go a little ocd on r* games i guess...

goole, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:44 (nine years ago) link

ps has anyone joined the social club? i tried last night and it wouldn't work. thought it was maybe a browser problem.

goole, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:57 (nine years ago) link

what is the social club?

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:59 (nine years ago) link

http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/

goole, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:59 (nine years ago) link

think i must have signed up for gta. doesn't seem to offer much except some 'exclusive cheats', + stat viewing etc.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 19:20 (nine years ago) link

It's handy for keeping track of which locations it thinks you still haven't found.

JimD, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 19:28 (nine years ago) link

are the extra challenges fun to do? that's all i'm really into at the moment

goole, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 19:29 (nine years ago) link

got my first duel disarm ^_^

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 20:44 (nine years ago) link

I feel like I'll be playing this game for the rest of my life

calstars, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 21:27 (nine years ago) link

are the extra challenges fun to do?

only a couple there at the moment, they look fairly tough, e.g. for pike's basin:

* Kill 3 people in one Dead Eye burst
* Drag a gang member through the basin
* Kill all enemies while on horseback

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 22:07 (nine years ago) link

only just figured out how to do duels after googling :/

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 22:07 (nine years ago) link

I feel like I'll be playing this game for the rest of my life

in a good way or a bad way

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 22:08 (nine years ago) link

you'd think that for the sharpshooter challenge for shooting two hats off people's heads, a penalty for accidentally killing oooooh five or so folk while trying might be a good idea.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 22:13 (nine years ago) link

* Kill 3 people in one Dead Eye burst

this seems pretty easy now that I have the 'paint the target' thing

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 17 June 2010 15:35 (nine years ago) link

it was more the horse thing tbh, although i suppose it would just be tedious, not difficult. especially tedious if they manage to kill yr horse too.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Thursday, 17 June 2010 15:43 (nine years ago) link

this seems pretty easy now that I have the 'paint the target' thing

i killed five goats in one burst the other night and immediately got shot dead at by a Federale who i didn't notice was standing right next to me. don't fuck with Mexican goats!

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 17 June 2010 16:37 (nine years ago) link

aw man not the livestock

goole, Thursday, 17 June 2010 16:42 (nine years ago) link

they looked tasty

i forgot that john marston doesn't eat

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 17 June 2010 17:00 (nine years ago) link

when the game began i actually assumed there was going to be some kind of snake eater subsistence action going on.. i guess i haven't shaken it completely

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 17 June 2010 17:01 (nine years ago) link

Finally won my first multiplayer last night, tho it was a 2 vs 2 capture the bag. I didn't realise you can just whistle up a horse, so a couple of quick trips to get the bag sealed it, barely saw any of the opposition. Was kinda weird, I'm used to getting really crappy kill/death ratios. Sick of 2 vs 1 shootouts, would be nice to get into action with about 10 people or so. This is probably a time difference thing tho, I'm in NZ and only get to play at night here.

Bill E, Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00 (nine years ago) link

i was having plenty of 16 player action the other (uk) night. kd ratio slooooowly rising. might rise faster now i've figured out how to use dead-eye in multiplayer.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Friday, 18 June 2010 08:31 (nine years ago) link

You can do that? How?

JimD, Friday, 18 June 2010 08:38 (nine years ago) link

it doesn't slow stuff down but it does the auto-target painting of dead-eye level 2. nb only read about it not tried it yet.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Friday, 18 June 2010 08:45 (nine years ago) link

& it might need some control option fiddling since every time i've pressed the right stick previously i get a 'look behind' view instead.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Friday, 18 June 2010 08:46 (nine years ago) link

um, i'm not sure of the point of it then? i guess i'll have to try it and see but if you're still just targeting in normal motion, why don't you just normal target and shoot instead?

go O and O (Ste), Friday, 18 June 2010 09:12 (nine years ago) link

oh sorry, does it auto paint?

go O and O (Ste), Friday, 18 June 2010 09:12 (nine years ago) link

p. sure it slows down your targets too

stofu (cozen), Friday, 18 June 2010 09:14 (nine years ago) link

how can it do that in multiplayer tho?

go O and O (Ste), Friday, 18 June 2010 09:16 (nine years ago) link

iunno the logistics but iirc it slows time as well as auto-paints

stofu (cozen), Friday, 18 June 2010 09:19 (nine years ago) link

autopaint, yeah. slowdown, u mad dogg.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Friday, 18 June 2010 09:31 (nine years ago) link

ah seems ur right, I was just confused because it goes into that blurro vision

stofu (cozen), Friday, 18 June 2010 09:33 (nine years ago) link

While in Dead Eye, if you mark targets while having either Dynamite, Throwing Knives, or Fire Bottles equipped, the thrown object acts as a homing missile and continues flying until the target is hit.

stofu (cozen), Friday, 18 June 2010 09:35 (nine years ago) link

haha awesome!

gonna firebomb a coupla bros

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 18 June 2010 10:58 (nine years ago) link

the thrown object acts as a homing missile and continues flying until the target is hit.

Isn't that a bit shit in a Wild West game? Not asking for total realism here but come on it's not fucking Halo!

slow motion hair ruffle (onimo), Friday, 18 June 2010 11:03 (nine years ago) link

ha yeah it's a glitch I think

stofu (cozen), Friday, 18 June 2010 11:04 (nine years ago) link

ah right, thought you meant it was a feature!

slow motion hair ruffle (onimo), Friday, 18 June 2010 11:06 (nine years ago) link

Aw come on, lighten up. I don't mind a little Tsui Hark in my Leone.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 18 June 2010 11:18 (nine years ago) link

semi-lolzy: you can rope a goat

kenny logins (goole), Monday, 21 June 2010 17:30 (nine years ago) link

I roped a deer. Couldn't hogtie it tho. I hogtied the horse rapist and got a bounty on me head. I'm in Mexico now.

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 21 June 2010 17:56 (nine years ago) link

i didn't know you could lasso other animals other than horses

go O and O (Ste), Monday, 21 June 2010 18:22 (nine years ago) link

think the non-horse animals get stunned when you lasso them

mayor jingleberries, Monday, 21 June 2010 19:44 (nine years ago) link

Wonder if I can lasso a bear... fuckin bears. Had to kill 5 bighorns and elks, found a whole clutch of them all together, suddenly I was tackled by a bear, with no dead-eye, and no presence of mind to refill it without spazzing out over the start/select buttons too often. DEAD. Then after I got my elks and bighorns I had to kill a bear, rode around for 20 minutes before finding one, and then got set upon by wolves at the same time. DEAD.

also wtf are these wife and child story missions, damn this is like some lord of the rings triple ending bullshit.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Monday, 21 June 2010 22:32 (nine years ago) link

SEQUEL DO U C

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 21 June 2010 22:58 (nine years ago) link

RED DEAD 2: THE DEPRESSION YEARS! THRILL AS YOU TOIL FOR THE WPA DIGGING DITCHES! GET SENT TO WAR!

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 21 June 2010 22:59 (nine years ago) link

war is fun!

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Monday, 21 June 2010 23:01 (nine years ago) link

red dead/CoD crossover

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 21 June 2010 23:03 (nine years ago) link

hunt the kaiser, kill the hun

Don Homer (kingfish), Tuesday, 22 June 2010 05:51 (nine years ago) link

i've sort of hit a wall with this - strangely, right after i got to blackwater, which i'd been anticipating all game

i was like "ooh, a real town!" but really it's just the same stuff - poker, a cinema, an empty bedroom, a general store selling the exact same stuff as the store in escuela

and the missions are the same - they might be introduced with different cutscenes and require you to do some bone-simple platforming but essentially it's "saddle up, ride for awhile, get off your horse and shoot some motherfuckers"

i think i really would appreciate even just a bump up in difficulty right about now to make up for the sameyness of it. weirdly, one of the first new austin gang hideouts was the toughest - where you have to blast your way through a mine to find the "funny man" and you have a yokel behind you who generously allows you to take the treasure once you find it (and then blows himself up? never figured that out. maybe he was trying to blow ME up). anyway, i died about six times trying to get through that goddamned mine but i remember every corner of it now and the sense of satisfaction when i finally beat the fucking thing was delicious.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 22 June 2010 11:36 (nine years ago) link

that mine was my fav coz of the shit you could shoot and kill people w/ ie dynamite and the oil lamps

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:52 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, I sailed through that one, but ymmv is the way of all GTAalikes, isn't it? People always complain about difficulty spikes in these games, but then everyone seems to think they crop up at different points - it's just what happens with sandboxes and emergent gameplay. Sometimes shit just goes wrong for you. And sometimes it happens over and over again on the same mission.

JimD, Tuesday, 22 June 2010 13:03 (nine years ago) link

on that mine level i didn't realise you could, and can at anytime, raise and lower the mine lift at the top of the hill.

go O and O (Ste), Tuesday, 22 June 2010 13:19 (nine years ago) link

I agree that this game is kind of repetitive and easy but maybe that's why I love it? I'm not very good at video games and get frustrated with ones that are too hard. Plus it makes RDR relaxing. You get to ride around on your horse, checking out the scenery, and then the gun battles usually aren't that stressful because you know they aren't going to be hard.

I do wish that when you died it would regenerate you at your nearest save location on the map instead of the last place you saved. There's nothing like riding across Mexico to complete a stranger mission, getting killed, and then having to ride across Mexico again to try it over.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 22 June 2010 13:27 (nine years ago) link

yeah this game is chilled as hell, even in multiplayer mode most of the time. i should return to it once the world cup is not on every night, i still haven't finished the treasure hunting which was my favourite part.

go O and O (Ste), Tuesday, 22 June 2010 13:35 (nine years ago) link

n/a i kind of agree - i like that it's not total crazy hard.

i just miss the feeling, early in the game, when you'd approach a yellow "x" and feel like you really didn't know what was going to happen. and now i pretty much know. somebody's going to go on and on about something, then i'm going to ride shotgun in their stagecoach, get out and waste some dudes

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 22 June 2010 16:56 (nine years ago) link

which don't get me wrong, is still pretty good fun

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 22 June 2010 16:56 (nine years ago) link

it is exciting when you get to do something different, like use dynamite to blow up a convoy or waste dudes with cannons for a change.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 22 June 2010 17:09 (nine years ago) link

i'm all about chill + easy. usually i get excited about the prospect of a game like this and then get bogged down in frustration & restarts (ie far cry 2).

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Tuesday, 22 June 2010 17:11 (nine years ago) link

I like the pace of it too, just being able to wander round & hunt etc if I'm not too into it is kinda cool. Had a good multiplayer session last night ended up in a succession of 6 v 6 gang wars which was great, even managed to get my K:D ratio into the positive on a couple of occasions which is pretty good for me! Except when I continually managed to get trapped in the crossfire at McFarlanes Ranch with someone in the Barn & on the windmill.

Bill E, Wednesday, 23 June 2010 01:51 (nine years ago) link

turnin down the auto-aim helps up the challenge factor.

but I also dead ended once I opened up Blackwater. Haven't touched the game in like a week.

bnw, Wednesday, 23 June 2010 02:16 (nine years ago) link

Finished the game finally.

That last act was kinda weird.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Wednesday, 23 June 2010 05:00 (nine years ago) link

The co-op missions they released yesterday are SO FUCKING GREAT. Most we blasted through first time, one we spent what felt like about 2.5 hours trying to finish (maybe 20 retries? at 5-10 minutes per attempt). All huge fun though!

JimD, Wednesday, 23 June 2010 08:51 (nine years ago) link

Yeah the hard one was grebt, wouldn't have minded them upping the difficulty factor a bit for the others.

barack psychosis (ledge), Wednesday, 23 June 2010 08:54 (nine years ago) link

What does co-op mission mean. Is that like multiplayer real people against computer enemies?

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 23 June 2010 09:51 (nine years ago) link

yup, up to four people. like the ones in gta iv - deal breaker, bomb da base ii, hangman's noose. ah hangman's noose, how i did love thee.

barack psychosis (ledge), Wednesday, 23 June 2010 09:54 (nine years ago) link

never played GTA!

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 23 June 2010 10:10 (nine years ago) link

but yeah that sounds fun! for some reason i can get with that, but the idea of death matches or whatever is just a giant turnoff.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 23 June 2010 10:12 (nine years ago) link

one of the best things about gta4 was the multiplayer, which i normally hate. great times

Guru Meditation (Ste), Wednesday, 23 June 2010 10:12 (nine years ago) link

is there a way to automatically team up with people on your friends list (on PS3)? There are times I've seen other people from this thread are playing RDR but I have no idea how to hook up with you within the game.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 23 June 2010 12:24 (nine years ago) link

^

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 23 June 2010 13:35 (nine years ago) link

finished this last night (i think). would have done it sooner if i hadn't spent two hours trying to figure out if there was a bug keeping me from changing outfits. there wasn't. enjoyed the ending tho

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 23 June 2010 16:17 (nine years ago) link

the music in this was obviously A+ from start to finish but not once did i realize jose gonzales (and jason schwartzman!?) was involved

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 23 June 2010 22:01 (nine years ago) link

And Jamie Lidell for the main campaign ending song, which I thought sucked tbh. Loved the Gonzales track though. AT THE TIME ANYWAY.

barack psychosis (ledge), Wednesday, 23 June 2010 23:04 (nine years ago) link

at the time i thought the lidell track worked really well. don't think i ever heard the gonzalez track in the game, that's a shame

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 24 June 2010 01:55 (nine years ago) link

I turned off the music and started playing my own about halfway through, so never noticed.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 24 June 2010 02:22 (nine years ago) link

Had one of those hugely depressing sandbox sessions last night, where you turn on the xbox to do just one mission, and set off across the map to the marker, but get distracted by a few of those cougar you need to shoot, and a few of those prickly pears you need to pick up, and so you potter about and rack up some challenge points/cash/etc, and then lasso a new horse and stuff, and actually get close to your mission marker about 50 minutes later, then some random guy who's having a fight with some other random guy gets his gun out, and you can't tell whether he's about to start on you so you run him over on your new horse and then suddenly you're surrounded by lawmen and you don't have a rock to hide behind and when you try to fight them you realise you're still using your lasso and you think "oh shit, I haven't saved" and you try to save but you can't camp when people are shooting at you and then

DEAD

and that's an hour of your life down the drain so you just turn the console off again and go to bed.

JimD, Thursday, 24 June 2010 06:24 (nine years ago) link

^^^^^^^^^THIS IS WHAT I DID LAST NIGHT TOO

bad isn't it.

But i picked myself up again, managed to finally get my beaver furs and red sages and feathers for the fly guy.

Ended up a sweet relaxing session after that, realising that if i called up my horse deed it auto saves (i think?).

another small complaint, there really is not much to buy in the stores is there which seems odd seeing as there are plenty of ways to make money and basically loot is one of the main focuses of the game.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 08:22 (nine years ago) link

just sold this. once i got to the last area, it became clear that there was not much more excitement to be had and i lost interest.

jeff, Thursday, 24 June 2010 08:35 (nine years ago) link

one thing that lets this game down is that there is really no story. there's a PREMISE but there's no narrative, just roughly sketched scenes threaded together like beads on a string. which has really made my investment in finishing it fall through the floor. i don't give a shit about reuniting marsten with his wife and child tbh especially given that i've never even seen or heard them in the game.

the other thing is that after the first several missions, you have experienced all the different types of gameplay that there are. (i think i've been a little spoiled by "beyond good and evil", which kept opening up entirely new types of gameplay as you went on.) the mine mission was good because it was a little tougher, and you could really use the environment in interesting ways. but i keep wanting to see new stuff, excitement on the level of breaking a horse in for the first time, or the first time you play poker, or the first time you do a nightwatch job. all that stuff is over and done with in the first few hours of play and afterwards it's just more of the same. really sympathize with Ste's comment about nothing to buy in the stores. surely it is bizarre that a north midwestern town has the same stuff to buy as a small mexican village??

it's been fun no doubt but i am going to give this a nice little break for awhile i think.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 24 June 2010 10:31 (nine years ago) link

the other thing is that after the first several missions, you have experienced all the different types of gameplay that there are

I think it's a fair criticism but then are there that many games that introduce new gameplay elements late on in games?

You'd think with the story thing they'd at least throw in a dream/flashback sequence to the wife and kid to give you a bit of investment in the outcome.

I have still to buy this and it's interesting to see the slight tail off from the initial Best Game Ever euphoria.

this is gonna get messi (onimo), Thursday, 24 June 2010 10:37 (nine years ago) link

the other thing is that after the first several missions, you have experienced all the different types of gameplay that there are

I think it's a fair criticism but then are there that many games that introduce new gameplay elements late on in games?

i was thinking about this the other day, while reading this thread (haven't purchased RDR yet, too broke): back in like Atari times, we'd totally be down with playing a game that was essentially screen after screen of the same essential gaming dynamic, with variegated difficulty levels, and never complain. obviously technology and gamers have both progressed in terms of sophistication, but i guess even the more sophisticated games (GTA4, RDR) and still going to boil down to basic repetitative gaming formats eventually.

Ghia (stevie), Thursday, 24 June 2010 10:47 (nine years ago) link

I do agree that the missions end up being repetitive, but it's not as bad as GTA IV was for that, and also the various challenges do add a bit of spice; ok picking herbs gets a bit dull but i had fun trying to find all the different critters to kill, searching out the treasure, etc, so overall i'm pretty happy with the depth in the gameplay.

barack psychosis (ledge), Thursday, 24 June 2010 10:53 (nine years ago) link

i've completely lost interest in this.

Humbert Humberto Suazo (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 24 June 2010 10:55 (nine years ago) link

sometimes with these sandbox games the fun comes when the different elements of gameplay come together at the same time. like for instance picking flowers may be dull, but whilst your doing this you're watching your back for cougars and wolves etc.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 11:22 (nine years ago) link

Can't believe they've got cowboys picking flowers ;_;

WHO HAS THE PHALLUS? Not you (onimo), Thursday, 24 June 2010 11:50 (nine years ago) link

also isn't there a problem with introducing new types of gameplay later on when you, i assume, want to be free to do whatever possible basically from the start? i was pretty bummed just when i found out i could have gotten the lasso even earlier

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 24 June 2010 11:52 (nine years ago) link

Can't believe they've got cowboys picking flowers ;_;

this is pretty much all i did in oblivion too

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 12:31 (nine years ago) link

just played a random encounter mission where some lawman and myself had to carry two crims on horseback back to jail. the stupid lawman decided to take the huge railroad bridge over the river instead of the correct road route, and of course rode straight into the drink. mission failed.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 12:36 (nine years ago) link

that is fucked, considering the map wayfinder always sticks to roads even when it goes miles out of yr way

barack psychosis (ledge), Thursday, 24 June 2010 12:45 (nine years ago) link

haha one time in the mine mission, my treasure hunter companion was like "let's go up yonder!" and starts climbing a ladder. i'm like OK, so i climb up after him. then there's another ladder, and we climb up that one. we get to the top of this structure, and.. nothing. no baddies anywhere, no further place to go. no vantage point, no extra angle on some TNT or anything. wtf? so i'm like fine dude, i'm climbing down. i start climbing down the ladder and he falls off the platform and dies.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 24 June 2010 12:59 (nine years ago) link

JEEZ TRACE STOP BANGING ON ABOUT THE MINE MISSION

JimD, Thursday, 24 June 2010 15:09 (nine years ago) link

i'm still not very far at all but i'm having fun. gonna keep expectations low, i like thinking of this as a basically chill & easy game. also, fuck picking a flower.

i keep forgetting how to stop when riding horses, and last night i stole a horse to distract the deputies in the first seth mission, rode around the mountain, and then rode straight into seth, killing him. :/

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 24 June 2010 15:17 (nine years ago) link

i like how they've given the horses a little bit of direction intelligence, like when you ride close to a stagecoach they veer slightly away. at first i thought my control pad was goosed.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 15:18 (nine years ago) link

also i'm riding stagecoaches more lately, i'm under the impression it keeps me safe from fierce creatures but i haven't put it into full practice just yet.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 15:20 (nine years ago) link

JimD i'd bang on about other ones if i could even remember them :/

Naw that's harsh, I loved the train missions, and the Presidio stuff was pretty cool

I'm sure I'll be blown away again once I give it a break, lookin forward to the big game in the snow, and Tall Trees

Anybody else notice differences in the horses? I've been riding my Kentucky Saddler the whole game and he is very easily spooked - whinnies at snakes and gunfire - and he ALWAYS wanders away..

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 24 June 2010 16:06 (nine years ago) link

I accidentally firebombed the mexican army and got slaughtered

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 24 June 2010 16:14 (nine years ago) link

It is weird how if you go "off script" the game totally puts the clampdown on you

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 24 June 2010 16:22 (nine years ago) link

i've been too chicken to try and kill story characters or complete the missions in non-specified ways. :/

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 24 June 2010 16:27 (nine years ago) link

(i assume it will just end the mission, like when i accidentally killed seth with the horse)

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 24 June 2010 16:27 (nine years ago) link

I will be playing this game until I get to 100%, you wusses.

I mean, at least you guys should finish the treasure hunter missions. So fun!

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 24 June 2010 16:46 (nine years ago) link

haha i haven't even tried one, i figured it would be "ride around some fucking gulch looking for a weird rock for like three hours"

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 24 June 2010 17:16 (nine years ago) link

I mean, that is basically what it is. But so far only one of the maps has given me any trouble.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 24 June 2010 17:29 (nine years ago) link

haha i haven't even tried one, i figured it would be "ride around some fucking gulch looking for a weird rock for like three hours"

― progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, June 24, 2010 12:16 PM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark

dude they're not that hard to figure out. they're made to be solved, it's a game! some of them are really clever.

goole, Thursday, 24 June 2010 17:33 (nine years ago) link

i got the first one and i don't know where to start. all rocks look the same to me, i think i'm a rockist.

(i'm suggest b'ing myself for that btw)

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:09 (nine years ago) link

the first one was tricky to find, it took me a bit of trial and error (and hints on this thread)

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:10 (nine years ago) link

just finished all the treasure maps tonight. one of my favourite parts of the game.

attempting more random encounters too, and finding them to be pretty varied which is cool.

also, got a much better sniper rifle now.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:23 (nine years ago) link

My favorite treasure map so far was #3, which I solved by heading to a nearby high point and using my binoculars, which felt fucking awesome for some reason.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:34 (nine years ago) link

?!?! how did you get the binocs so early??

or wait did you just do the maps really late in the game

goole, Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:35 (nine years ago) link

I just started them last night!

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:41 (nine years ago) link

Binocs! where?!

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:42 (nine years ago) link

^also totally missed those, wtf

bnw, Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:45 (nine years ago) link

I just got the binoculars, doing one of the first few missions after you get to Blackwater.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:46 (nine years ago) link

you get them as a gift during on of the very late missions. i thought they might be available earlier somewhere.

xp

goole, Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:46 (nine years ago) link

ah, only just got into blackwater and haven't done their missions. been tidying up all the other stuff.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:47 (nine years ago) link

(and dicking about)

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:48 (nine years ago) link

yeah i'm hella anal about doing all the side stuff before doing the story missions, so i got to the mission with the binocs at like 90%

goole, Thursday, 24 June 2010 18:59 (nine years ago) link

yeah, i was the same in gta. particularly vice city where finishing the side missions and collecting hidden packages gave you valuable free stuff that you could then utilise and then make some missions easier.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 19:11 (nine years ago) link

I had been pretty anal about the other ones but I saved the treasure missions for post-game because I thought it would be a fun postgame activity.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 24 June 2010 19:23 (nine years ago) link

well i i'll give them a shot! CONVINC'D

one of the things i've noticed about this game (and the PS3 in general actually) is that it's clearly designed to be played on a much larger screen than the 26" one i've got. a lot of the text i really have to squint to read. and many times i've been hit by dudes that i'm pretty sure the game expected me to be able to see. i just hope it doesn't make the treasure stuff too hard.. (i have actually taken to playing this about a foot away from the TV, which makes me feel like some kind of cretin)

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 24 June 2010 23:18 (nine years ago) link

They are really nothing more than deciphering a map and then searching for a tiny pile of rocks, but if that appeals to you then do it.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 24 June 2010 23:20 (nine years ago) link

I think the maps will be fine since you can zoom in on them pretty far.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 24 June 2010 23:21 (nine years ago) link

aren't all games these days designed to be played on 40" tvs though, i always have trouble with reading text and stuff

sonderangerbot, Friday, 25 June 2010 01:06 (nine years ago) link

I killed van der Linde. I actually really like the idea of the game keeping going after that, it's like the idea of what happens after the "happy ending" of a movie, when the hero and love interest have to get back to everyday life. But I don't know why the first mission for this section is a fucking cattle herding mission, I hate cattle herding.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 25 June 2010 01:20 (nine years ago) link

SPOILERS

Van der Linde to me seemed authentically charismatic. I could see why people would follow him.

Really was bummed that the drug addict professor didn't die, but the soulful Indian did. :(

John's kid is such a nerd, ugh. I hate that I have to play as him now.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Friday, 25 June 2010 01:38 (nine years ago) link

***SPOILERS*** btw yeah his 'giddyup' vocal snatches are annoying.

but still, fucking loved the ending. although i fucked up the showdown so a small foolish part of me wants to try again to see if it's at all possible to come out on top.

dunno what the story with uncle was tho, was expecting some shit to come out explaining why marston was so mean to him but nah.

all the geir, no idea (ledge), Friday, 25 June 2010 08:47 (nine years ago) link

i have trouble reading the top left hand messages, mostly because i sit so far away from the tv (its 32 inch). if i can be arsed to drag the bean bag out from it's den i'll plonk myself right in front.

anyway, quite enjoying this again. last night i walked into the middle of some chaos. At first i was hiding in a collapsed wooden hut in the snow trying to fend off a wild boar outside. Then I heard a lot of shooting and hollering down the road, so i went to investigate. Half a dozen blokes all being attacked by a pack of wild boar. Nobody survived, not even their horses.

so i looted the shit out of them.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Friday, 25 June 2010 08:58 (nine years ago) link

haha yeah i feel like an addict in that respect. i have a giant battle with the mexican fucking army, single-handedly save the revolutionary cause, and then after the men walk away, singing into the night, i furtively sneak around and take all the dead guys' wallets even though i already have more money than i know what to do with

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 25 June 2010 09:03 (nine years ago) link

ahm too lazy fer lootin

all the geir, no idea (ledge), Friday, 25 June 2010 09:05 (nine years ago) link

doubtless would be closer to the 10k achievement if i weren't

all the geir, no idea (ledge), Friday, 25 June 2010 09:05 (nine years ago) link

at least they let you pick up weapons and ammo whilst still on horseback, it can get frickin annoying having to dismount all the time to loot bodies.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Friday, 25 June 2010 09:07 (nine years ago) link

yeah, the first time I found the daddy killer I just shot his ass to death from my horse and got a MISSION FAILED then reloaded
which kind of exemplifies one of my biggest problems with this game: it cannot deal with you stepping off the rails for even a second.

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Friday, 25 June 2010 22:22 (nine years ago) link

well, the punters want total freedom, but they also want a compelling story with good writing and acting. you can't really do both!

if they wanted to stress replay value more, they really should have more mutually-exclusive decision trees written into the central story. i mean, what if you DID try to get with Bonnie Rancher Girl? What if you decided to crush the peasant revolution? you know, that kind of thing.

goole, Friday, 25 June 2010 22:26 (nine years ago) link

persuaded mrs.ofthenest to let me buy a new hd telly. how can I convince her that we also need a PS3 and a copy of this game? have tried saying "blu-ray" lots, it doesn't appear to be working.

Saying "iplayer" too helped, in my case.

JimD, Friday, 25 June 2010 23:31 (nine years ago) link

i find that an adult tantrum can have a surprisingly disarming effect

AESTHOLE (jjjusten), Friday, 25 June 2010 23:32 (nine years ago) link

Played the multiplayer co-op missions all day today.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Saturday, 26 June 2010 10:25 (nine years ago) link

Killing a grizzly bear with a melee knife was stressful.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Monday, 28 June 2010 01:16 (nine years ago) link

99.8%

Bounty missions starting to get on my nerves trying to find the last 2 locations.. Getting a lot of repeats too. =\

mayor jingleberries, Monday, 28 June 2010 01:37 (nine years ago) link

I have tried the disarm six guys thing so many times but I am terrible at it. Always wind up shooting them in the arm or something.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Monday, 28 June 2010 03:20 (nine years ago) link

Can't see myself ever getting 100%, I just don't have enough time. Maybe cos of those damn red balloons in Vice City, I was one short & spent hours retracing my steps trying to find the one I'd missed. Never again...

Bill E, Monday, 28 June 2010 03:46 (nine years ago) link

100%! My life has meaning.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Monday, 28 June 2010 07:10 (nine years ago) link

w00t!

so how did you go about the sharpshooter level ten, that's been doing my nut a bit.

postcards from the (ledge), Monday, 28 June 2010 08:17 (nine years ago) link

ha i never got that last balloon either, sometimes i load it up just to have a look. one day..

Guru Meditation (Ste), Monday, 28 June 2010 08:24 (nine years ago) link

so the dead-eye auto reload doesn't count as a reload for sharpshooter 10? that'll make it easier.

postcards from the (ledge), Monday, 28 June 2010 09:06 (nine years ago) link

I also 100%'d last night.

mayor jingleberries, Monday, 28 June 2010 16:20 (nine years ago) link

tried one of the advanced co-ops last night. kind of fun, really really really hard. i dunno how anybody plays with expert targeting on...

goole, Monday, 28 June 2010 16:23 (nine years ago) link

so how did you go about the sharpshooter level ten, that's been doing my nut a bit.

The mine is great for it because everyone is always right in front of you, and pretty close. Also, lots of moonshine.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Monday, 28 June 2010 17:14 (nine years ago) link

I cheated a bit for the sharpshooter lvl 10. Theres a youtube video about it where it basically suggests going into a crowded saloon and opening fire on everyone.

mayor jingleberries, Monday, 28 June 2010 17:20 (nine years ago) link

For those co-op missions do you have to have a team of 4 all ready to go, or can you just jump in randomly with 3 other players? Seems I'm never online at the same time as anyone else I know & would be keen to give them a try.

Bill E, Monday, 28 June 2010 21:27 (nine years ago) link

You can do 'em with randoms.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Monday, 28 June 2010 22:18 (nine years ago) link

Sweet, ta!

Bill E, Tuesday, 29 June 2010 00:04 (nine years ago) link

what does moonshine do?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 07:34 (nine years ago) link

go BOOM?

Guru Meditation (Ste), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 08:33 (nine years ago) link

lol @ doing a couple bonnie missions in a row last night. "oh, what a nice day in ye olde west, hey bonnie...oh, i guess it's dark and stormy now...oh shit, it's nice out again but the barn is on fire!"

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 14:25 (nine years ago) link

i thought me and bonnie had something special going on ;_;

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 14:28 (nine years ago) link

so did she ;_;

postcards from the (ledge), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 14:30 (nine years ago) link

I wanted to shoot the revolutionary that you had to rescue for louisa

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 20:54 (nine years ago) link

i wanted to shoot basically everyone you worked for. except maybe for the wild bill character, he could have been a sweet sidekick

sonderangerbot, Tuesday, 29 June 2010 21:43 (nine years ago) link

yeah i really hated the necrophiliac treasure hunter dude. he seemed like a guy john marston would put out of his misery on principle.

goole, Tuesday, 29 June 2010 21:47 (nine years ago) link

after doing a bunch of missions last night i thought i'd treat myself to a stagecoach back to town. except, i tried to get in on the wrong side, which meant i accidentally coach-jacked the dude. cue mid-speed chase, giving myself up, jail time, etc. there should be an apology button.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 21:50 (nine years ago) link

I hated the professor guy most of all.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 21:53 (nine years ago) link

i tried to get in on the wrong side, which meant i accidentally coach-jacked the dude.

haha I have done this soooo many times

Bill E, Tuesday, 29 June 2010 21:59 (nine years ago) link

it seems like the writers forget what john's motivation is half the time. he has to put up with these useless assholes because they are instrumental to getting the job done and getting your wife back. but half the time your attitude is like, "hey, zany character of the frontier, i will run around w/ u." and it's not really clear why these guys are necessary since you're tromping all over and killing dozens of people a minute anyway.

goole, Tuesday, 29 June 2010 22:02 (nine years ago) link

the stranger missions are worse, they're all like some really sick horribly formed joeks. hey get these flowers for my wife. oh she's dead lol! today's my wedding day - to a guy who died years ago lol! i've gotta get to california - oh i'm dead lol!

postcards from the (ledge), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 23:41 (nine years ago) link

btw got my sharpshooter 10 in macfarlane's ranch, picking on poor innocent cowpokes. advantage being that they don't get another gun once you've disarmed them, and it's pretty quiet there so you also don't get half a dozen other guys trying to put lead in you just for drawing your weapon.

postcards from the (ledge), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 23:42 (nine years ago) link

it seems like the writers forget what gta iii guy tommy nikojohn's motivation is half the time. he has to put up with these useless assholes because they are instrumental to getting the job done and killing your ex-girlfriend getting all the drugs settling in America getting your wife back. but half the time your attitude is like, "hey, zany character of liberty city vice city liberty city the frontier, i will run around w/ u." and it's not really clear why these guys are necessary since you're tromping all over and killing dozens of people a minute anyway.

Quantic Dream, So Hard To Beat (Will M.), Wednesday, 30 June 2010 17:57 (nine years ago) link

uh yeah it's always been a problem

goole, Wednesday, 30 June 2010 18:21 (nine years ago) link

I'm up to 85.1% now after playing for roughly 22 hours. All storyline missions complete, all areas discovered, all treasures found and all gang hideouts cleared. To get my 100% I still need to complete the stangers tasks and collect all the bounties which are straightforward enough but I'm afraid I'll never get 100% because I just can't win any of the minigames for the life of me. I haven't got a clue what's going on with Liar's Dice and Horseshoes seems more luck than anything else. I'll probably spend another week or so trying to get to 100% then knock it on the head.

However I spent an hour last night in multiplayer for the first time, had a great time clearing gang hideouts with some guy who invited me to join his posse. So I think that even if I give up on the singleplayer, there's still plenty of life left in this game with the multiplayer.

nate woolls, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 13:12 (nine years ago) link

Got 100% last night, 38 hours. Horseshoes: aiming with left trigger is u+k. liar's dice: stick to low gambles and let them make the first stupid move. Poker is a bit harder but the NPCs are pretty wimpy so you can generally bully them into folding.

postcards from the (ledge), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 14:30 (nine years ago) link

Horseshoes: aiming with left trigger or right trigger, whichever gives you the zoomed in view.

postcards from the (ledge), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 14:30 (nine years ago) link

I played this game all the way through and never got the random event where the nun gives you the take-less-damage cross! My brother got it like 2 hours into his game. :(

Dan I., Tuesday, 6 July 2010 18:02 (nine years ago) link

there's a couple of random events i've only got once, and i've been playing this waaay too much.

there's one where someone comes up to you asking about a stagecoach that's gone missing. pretty sure you have to find it, kill everyone, then drive it back. but i fucked it up and have never seen it again. too much fast traveling probably.

goole, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 18:03 (nine years ago) link

man, i get that one all the time. i'm itching to get another "save my friend from an unjust hanging!" one since i fucked it up twice now.

finally got to mexico btw! it was nighttime though, so riding around with that jose gonzalez song playing wasn't as cinematic as i was hoping for.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 18:17 (nine years ago) link

finally made it to blackwater and set about KILLING EVERY ANIMAL I SAW

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 8 July 2010 20:07 (nine years ago) link

last night i got the achievements for killing all the animals, for killing all the buffalo, and for fistfighting in bars.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Thursday, 8 July 2010 21:29 (nine years ago) link

Who'd have known that you get a wanted level for killing a mangy dog wandering round the streets? Didn't even stop to skin it :(

Bill E, Thursday, 8 July 2010 23:22 (nine years ago) link

u monster

haha! :-)

Bill E, Saturday, 10 July 2010 21:12 (nine years ago) link

ran into my first bug last night, i was doing that landon ricketts mission where you are supposed to rescue the girl from the cave. right when the butcher distracts the guards and you're supposed to run in there, my dude starts running into a wall and won't take no for an answer. couldn't shoot, turn around, stop running, anything. i was messing around with the subtitle settings right beforehand, i wonder if that broke the game.

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Monday, 19 July 2010 17:13 (nine years ago) link

During the game, the players were allowed to take a 10-minute break every hour for humanitarian purposes — to use the restroom and eat.

LAME

read Poopsocking and call me back when you're ready to step up to the big leagues, kids

1967 Dragnet episode (Z S), Wednesday, 21 July 2010 01:43 (nine years ago) link

lol @ timewasting comment

1. EMR
CA
July 21st, 2010
1:48 pm
What a waste of time. I'd be levelling a Tauren warrior tank on Warcraft with those hours. Probably get it to 80, too.

embrace the flopping? no thanks (onimo), Wednesday, 21 July 2010 14:01 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

anyone get the new DLC?

goole, Thursday, 12 August 2010 20:31 (nine years ago) link

nope, don't know anything about it. late and just got in drunk right now, will check it tomorrow

F-Unit (Ste), Thursday, 12 August 2010 23:37 (nine years ago) link

It's all multiplayer, none of it co-op as far as I can tell.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 August 2010 23:42 (nine years ago) link

Eurogamer confirms that.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 August 2010 23:50 (nine years ago) link

ehhhh. might get the zombie one.

ledge, Friday, 13 August 2010 08:29 (nine years ago) link

god i burned out on this game so hard

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 13 August 2010 09:42 (nine years ago) link

I managed to get to the end before fatigue set in. It was touch and go though, and I still have outstanding side mission stuff, like treasure hunts and outlaw hideouts, left uncompleted. I can leave it. I wouldn't mind if Rockstar do a supplemental game set in the same world, a la Ballad of Gay Tony, at some point.

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Friday, 13 August 2010 09:56 (nine years ago) link

unlocked the last area, didn't touch it really after that.

F-Unit (Ste), Friday, 13 August 2010 10:06 (nine years ago) link

I 100%ed and spent a decent amount of time in multiplayer but yeah ain't touched it for weeks now.

ledge, Friday, 13 August 2010 10:22 (nine years ago) link

I took a break for a few weeks but now I'm enjoying playing it some more, trying to find all the treasures or just riding around. Anyone want to give me a hint on where to find the treasure where the image on the map is just like a rock that looks like an ice cream cone? I think it's like the fifth or sixth treasure? Don't really want to ride around the entire map looking for that one specific rock and I'm not sure if there's a clue I'm not catching.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 13 August 2010 12:47 (nine years ago) link

an upside down ice-cream cone? think you've just gotta stumble across it, or cheat. i got lucky. it's not too far off the beaten track though.

ledge, Friday, 13 August 2010 12:51 (nine years ago) link

there is a clue, it tells you the general location on the skills menu (where it tells you how many you've achieved). To be honest I wish they hadn't done that, I didn't mind riding around the whole map searching for these.

The location isn't described on the normal map though, i think you have to buy the extra places from a store. I think so anyway.

F-Unit (Ste), Friday, 13 August 2010 12:53 (nine years ago) link

it's more or less directly between two towns, if you just ride along the compass point and ignore the road.

ledge, Friday, 13 August 2010 12:54 (nine years ago) link

and i think i know which one that is and yes i got lucky with it too lol

F-Unit (Ste), Friday, 13 August 2010 12:54 (nine years ago) link

(xp on a line between, not actually in the middle tho.)

ledge, Friday, 13 August 2010 12:58 (nine years ago) link

god i burned out on this game so hard

― progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, August 13, 2010 9:42 AM

8o---e*.\\\||///.*ə---o8 (forksclovetofu), Friday, 13 August 2010 15:47 (nine years ago) link

I think I came close to burning in the Mexico section. Once I got to Blackwater I gained a second wind, I think. I liked how right towards the end you got a few mundane farm related missions again, herding cattle and such.

And don't forget the joker (DavidM), Friday, 13 August 2010 15:53 (nine years ago) link

had a major blast on this today, still looks glorious.

great little moment. Noticed now that the map is open that there are two trains. At one point the two trains crossover a small area of the same line and I thought cool might see a train crash. but instead the train i was on waited for ages at a junction for the other train to chug through to safety.

F-Unit (Ste), Saturday, 14 August 2010 17:10 (nine years ago) link

The new maps are pretty fun, but my friends and I got killed over and over and over in multiplayer last night. I guess the lure of double XP weekend combined with new maps brought out the heavyweights.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 16 August 2010 16:26 (nine years ago) link

what does xp, double or not, even get you? the incentives on multi in this thing are fucked.

grinding xp in match games gets you new weapons and character skins, but only in free-roam, where there's not much to do, except grind the same half-dozen gang hideouts. or wander around murdering other players which is pretty boring.

if xp allowed you to change your loadout in match games it might feel worth it.

goole, Monday, 16 August 2010 16:33 (nine years ago) link

You can use the characters and mounts in co-op play, which I do a lot.

Also my friends care way more about the xp issue than I do.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 16 August 2010 17:20 (nine years ago) link

Oh, and you can use your player skins in free-for-all I think.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 16 August 2010 17:21 (nine years ago) link

Haven't bought the new maps, but probably will. Dusted this off again last night after a few weeks. Best thing that happened was I jumped in a stagecoach to get back to Armadillo, it started on its journey over the railway tracks & managed to get run over by a train - weird animation of it being dragged down the tracks, tumbling & breaking up. The stage coach ended up on the roof of the local train station. I was OK but thought I'd just set up camp to get back to Armadillo - seemed a much safer option.

Bill E, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 21:41 (nine years ago) link

The new maps are definitely fun if you already enjoy the multiplayer. One of them that takes place in the desert hills is great for tomahawking guys.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 22:51 (nine years ago) link

Brad Pitt Pegged for Red Dead Redemption Movie

Z S, Friday, 27 August 2010 02:52 (nine years ago) link

That'll be fun watching him collect herbs

Bill E, Friday, 27 August 2010 05:19 (nine years ago) link

"....what the hell were you eatin'?!'

Z S, Friday, 27 August 2010 05:20 (nine years ago) link

and i thought they smelled bad... on the outside...

this isn't STRAWBERRY 0_o it's RAWBERRY (forksclovetofu), Friday, 27 August 2010 05:39 (nine years ago) link

actually, wait

this isn't STRAWBERRY 0_o it's RAWBERRY (forksclovetofu), Friday, 27 August 2010 05:39 (nine years ago) link

Pretty sure Rockstar policy is not to license out their properties for films because they see that as absurdly redundant.

Pitt's company was developing a Dark Void film as a possible vehicle for Pitt to star in, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was abandoned after that game bombed.

avant-sarsgaard (litel), Friday, 27 August 2010 07:13 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

started this game a week ago and absolutely loved it, playing it for hours every day but i've just arrived in mexico and now i have no urge to load it up again. sick to death of the pointlessly lengthy cutscenes - the final straw was the one just before that gnarly old cowboy guy teaches you stage 3 of dead eye, with him just rambling on uselessly for ages. clear case of scriptwriters thinking they're making a 'cinematic production' and padding it out with needless dialogue fluff and forgetting they're making a GAME. and the inability to skip the skinning cutscenes is irriating as hell.

as has been said above, the fact that there's no real incentive to earn money - not many new weapons, i've had the same $750 horse since an hour into it, plus the missions are either too short (stop the train zzz) or getting boringly repetitive. i *know* it's a great game but i hope giving it a few days break will get me back into it. never had this problem with assassins creed 2, saboteur or the latest splinter cell though. AC2 in particular was a joy from start to finish.

NI, Sunday, 19 September 2010 20:41 (nine years ago) link

You can totally skip the cutscenes!

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Sunday, 19 September 2010 22:21 (nine years ago) link

i know i know but i like to know what's going on, don't want to miss anything vital for the story - maybe after marston and some guy wittering on aimlessly for 5 minutes some vital plot turn will happen! it's my problem really, i should be more free & easy with the skip button but wish to hell the script-editor had been more brutal and kept things tighter. as meh as mafia2 was to play, the cutscenes were always watchable and never felt like a chore.

NI, Monday, 20 September 2010 14:53 (nine years ago) link

i've gone back to it, i'm mostly done with mexico now. funny shit that happened yesterday:

-trying to return a stolen wagon, i crashed and apparently suffered some kind of spinal injury. wasn't dead, but could only lie on the ground motionless and move the camera. a coyote came and nibbled but then wandered away, i was just hoping something will kill so i didn't have to restart but no luck.

-ended up on a cliff above the town i wanted to get to, not sure how to get down with my horse. so i just dismounted and slid down, tried to call my horse but it didn't seem to be working. then i was running from coyotes across the field, saw a dot moving towards me on the map, spun around and shot my horse point blank. :(

the parking garage has more facebook followers than my band (Jordan), Monday, 20 September 2010 14:56 (nine years ago) link

The new expansion is great. Much better than the last one, although I don't regret buying that one either.

Kind of irrelevant if you don't play the multiplayer, of course. But Liar's Dice, horse racing, the Stronghold mode... pretty sweet.

funky house skeptic (polyphonic), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 19:47 (nine years ago) link

done (at 70%, which i am totally cool with). the last act (everything after you go back home basically) was so much better than i was expecting!

the parking garage has more facebook followers than my band (Jordan), Sunday, 26 September 2010 23:14 (nine years ago) link

what's the "liars and smooth dudes" pack or whatever all about? is it a giant poker tournament??

starting to get the itch to play this again finally

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 27 September 2010 14:26 (nine years ago) link

You can play poker, but it isn't a tournament. It's just games of poker against other dudes. Same for Liar's Dice.

Horse races + guns is pretty fun.

"Stronghold" missions are multiplayer gang matches where you take turns on offense and defense in controlling terrority.

There are new gang hideouts and new "hunting grounds" (where cougars or etc. come in waves at you).

There is a new weapon: an explosive rifle that does a lot of damage.

Also some new player skins.

funky house skeptic (polyphonic), Monday, 27 September 2010 16:15 (nine years ago) link

"terrority" would be "territory" if my coffee was working.

funky house skeptic (polyphonic), Monday, 27 September 2010 16:16 (nine years ago) link

i'm starting to feel the ennui setting in again

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 27 September 2010 16:16 (nine years ago) link

maybe i just need to buy a bigger TV

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 27 September 2010 16:16 (nine years ago) link

I have a pretty large tv. ^__^

funky house skeptic (polyphonic), Monday, 27 September 2010 16:20 (nine years ago) link

you shd get a big TV

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 27 September 2010 16:23 (nine years ago) link

it's 26 goddamn inches i thought that would be enough

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 27 September 2010 16:30 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo6AOjmg3Gw

F-Unit (Ste), Saturday, 9 October 2010 20:21 (nine years ago) link

oh shit a bear

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 9 October 2010 20:27 (nine years ago) link

Sergio A. Romero

Sauvignon Blanc Mange (B.L.A.M.), Monday, 11 October 2010 19:03 (nine years ago) link

just ordered this should have it tomorrow.

thebingo2010 (chrisv2010), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 20:09 (nine years ago) link

anyone try zombies? i'm still finishing up bioshock (which, when i started playing it, seemed really hard because i was still reaching for my auto-aim + dead eye).

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 14:08 (nine years ago) link

im kind of bored by this game. what do i do? all i've done is murder innocent people half the time. how do i get honor besides not killing some mexicans?

Str8 Drapin It (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 17:15 (nine years ago) link

fulfill "stranger missions" iirc

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 17:17 (nine years ago) link

of course i haven't really sat down and taken some time with the game...i keep getting pulled back to my madden season.

Str8 Drapin It (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 17:24 (nine years ago) link

people run up to you and ask you to help them, then you help them.

goole, Wednesday, 27 October 2010 17:25 (nine years ago) link

"How do I play this game I haven't really tried to play yet?"

macaroni rascal (polyphonic), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 17:41 (nine years ago) link

then i shoot them.

Str8 Drapin It (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 18:45 (nine years ago) link

undead nightmare is pretty dope so far. although zombies means there is a lot of close-quarters/melee fighting, which didn't come up at all in the regular game, and that can be awkward. so far i've found myself running away all the time, just to get far enough away from the zombies to shoot without getting swarmed (which is pretty "realistic" i guess?).

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Thursday, 28 October 2010 14:55 (nine years ago) link

can they climb?

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 28 October 2010 14:59 (nine years ago) link

don't think so. i'm not sure if you can get on the rooftops where most of the survivors are, but i did find a tower to climb in mcfarlane's ranch, and then it was easy.

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Thursday, 28 October 2010 15:04 (nine years ago) link

want this

F-Unit (Ste), Friday, 29 October 2010 00:17 (nine years ago) link

that sounds cool. too bad i already sold this

sonderangerbot, Friday, 29 October 2010 00:29 (nine years ago) link

This is awesome. $10 totally worth every damn penny.

Sauvignon Blanc Mange (B.L.A.M.), Sunday, 31 October 2010 17:12 (nine years ago) link

might get it. I'm not usually a fan of horror-type games, don't like things jumping out at me from the dark, but I love RDR and would like to play it more

congratulations (n/a), Sunday, 31 October 2010 17:54 (nine years ago) link

The melee fighting is pretty intense - you have to stick and move before they swarm you. the first few towns to clear, they are not that many in number, and its pretty easy to just torch them. Later on, however, you have to be quick and smart with the use of Dead Eye.

I've found that I spend a lot of time running this way and that in order to separate the hordes. You can very easily take out 2 of the normal zombos, but once you get to three or more, you can take some hits that slow you down, which is exactly what you don't want in this game. Upside, they don't attack while you're searching their corpses, so you can pretty easily stock back up with ammo that way.

My least favorite zombos are the fucking zombo coyotes. Small heads = small head for head shot. Best to just out run them on the horse.

As far as climbing goes, they can do stairs, but they can't do ladders or ledges. So, you can find them on the second floors of houses, but roofs or second stories of barns or towers are usually pretty safe.

Overall, as I posted immediately above, VERY worth the $10. Genuinely creepy atmosphere, especially out from the towns. The northern area, Tall Trees, is out and out scary at some points when the zombos start gathering.

I am two for two on ursaline zombos.

Sauvignon Blanc Mange (B.L.A.M.), Sunday, 31 October 2010 17:57 (nine years ago) link

The online play for undead nightmare is great. You and three other people vs. endless waves of zombies until you die.

macaroni rascal (polyphonic), Sunday, 31 October 2010 18:08 (nine years ago) link

I have not tried this yet. Cannot wait.

Sauvignon Blanc Mange (B.L.A.M.), Sunday, 31 October 2010 18:15 (nine years ago) link

i've searched a ton of zombie corpses, and they all came up empty?

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Sunday, 31 October 2010 19:13 (nine years ago) link

Some have ammo.

macaroni rascal (polyphonic), Sunday, 31 October 2010 19:44 (nine years ago) link

oh, i guess the "character" ones doq

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Sunday, 31 October 2010 19:55 (nine years ago) link

do

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Sunday, 31 October 2010 19:56 (nine years ago) link

undead nightmare: my first impression is that this fucking rules the school

Mannsplain Steamroller (goole), Thursday, 4 November 2010 17:17 (nine years ago) link

i'm still enjoying it, just about to go to mexico. capturing an acid-spitting zombie alive and delivering it on horseback was a tough and uniquely red dead mission.

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Thursday, 4 November 2010 17:28 (nine years ago) link

it's legit scary!! i've always wanted a shooter game where continually low ammo is a real problem. delivers!

Mannsplain Steamroller (goole), Thursday, 4 November 2010 17:30 (nine years ago) link

I haven't had any problem with ammo shortages in this game. None at all. Am I playing it wrong or something?

Also I'm having an impossible time killing all four types of zombies in one deadeye meter. Does it count if you tie them all up and just shoot them on the ground?

antexit, Thursday, 4 November 2010 18:08 (nine years ago) link

well i did just start... i expect you build up a store over time yeah. plus i'm shooting a lot.

Mannsplain Steamroller (goole), Thursday, 4 November 2010 18:09 (nine years ago) link

by the time i got to mcfarlane's farm i ran out and had to run around & use the torch, but now i've got plenty (goes quick though, i've left people to die on the roadside because i don't want to spare the ammo).

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Thursday, 4 November 2010 18:15 (nine years ago) link

I find it helps if you kill all the humans after you're done helping them, as well. Hot tip: when you win the shooting competitions that spawn randomly, if you shoot the guy after he gives you your winnings you get twice the ammo. (It's a morally ambiguous universe, guys)

antexit, Thursday, 4 November 2010 19:07 (nine years ago) link

I usually just carry the torch as the primary weapon until there are more than 3-4 zombos. Then, its deadeye repeater rifle time. Fuckers stand NO chance.

You do get to collect more ammo the longer you play. Shooting is really moved back to option #2 because of the lack of large amounts of available ammo. The torch executions can be pretty effective if you're quick about them.

See also: Fire bombs RULE.

Sauvignon Blanc Mange (B.L.A.M.), Thursday, 4 November 2010 20:34 (nine years ago) link

I just realized (by consulting a wiki) that the animal species I'm missing in the single player campaign of the main game is a DUCK. What fucking ducks? Where is a duck?

antexit, Thursday, 4 November 2010 22:13 (nine years ago) link

ducks are in the very very very end of the game iirc

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Thursday, 4 November 2010 22:15 (nine years ago) link

i can't believe i keep 'forgetting' to get this zombie mod. hopefully this weekend.

F-Unit (Ste), Thursday, 4 November 2010 22:44 (nine years ago) link

ducks are at the lake

macaroni rascal (polyphonic), Thursday, 4 November 2010 23:20 (nine years ago) link

horses of the apocalypse!! fuckin a!!

Mannsplain Steamroller (goole), Friday, 5 November 2010 03:33 (nine years ago) link

I find it helps if you kill all the humans after you're done helping them, as well. Hot tip: when you win the shooting competitions that spawn randomly, if you shoot the guy after he gives you your winnings you get twice the ammo. (It's a morally ambiguous universe, guys)

this doesn't sound very ambiguous, really

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 5 November 2010 11:47 (nine years ago) link

ha apocalypse horses. How do i get them back? i'm now left with a fucking undead horse which is shit to drive.

this is pretty good though, the head shot restriction makes this one a lot tougher. dead eye is almost essential now.

F-Unit (Ste), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:44 (nine years ago) link

you know what makes it a lot less tough is http://i.ytimg.com/vi/F4JJdRIaACw/hqdefault.jpg

antexit, Saturday, 6 November 2010 23:05 (nine years ago) link

so slow to reload though

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Saturday, 6 November 2010 23:50 (nine years ago) link

also wtf

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Saturday, 6 November 2010 23:50 (nine years ago) link

ha, was walking along the raised train track, at the far north, thought i was pretty much safe from any roaming zombies but then a bolter slowly rose upwards throught the track. a bug but it looked quite frightening.

F-Unit (Ste), Monday, 8 November 2010 11:08 (nine years ago) link

through obv

F-Unit (Ste), Monday, 8 November 2010 11:09 (nine years ago) link

downloaded this, played it for five minutes, got frustrated because I've been playing Assassin's Creed 2 so I've forgotten all the RDR controls and I kept opening up the weapon wheel instead of swinging the torch

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 8 November 2010 13:57 (nine years ago) link

finished this yesterday. i mean, i can still go save and re-save towns, but probably won't. by the end i definitely had more ammo + cool weapons than i knew what to do with.

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Monday, 8 November 2010 18:37 (nine years ago) link

Sasquatches wtf. Seriously bummed me out.

xtc ep, etc (xp) (ledge), Sunday, 21 November 2010 20:09 (nine years ago) link

I do not understand why they put something like that in a game and don't give you a choice about your actions. What does it benefit to lay a bummer like that on you right at the start of the game?

antexit, Monday, 22 November 2010 01:00 (nine years ago) link

watched darksydephil's playthrough of the Undead game, funny as always but the fucker used Casual aiming which meant every auto aim was an instant head shot. this game is sooo different when you have to manually aim, for the better.

F-Unit (Ste), Monday, 29 November 2010 16:07 (nine years ago) link

yeah i only realised that right at the end of the game proper. changed it for the zombies, now i'm manual for life (or undeath).

e.g. delegates at a set age (ledge), Monday, 29 November 2010 16:15 (nine years ago) link

saw that one coming, i mean every other sidequest in RDR is the setup for a sad trombone joke (the dude picking flowers for his dead wife, the flying machine guy, etc.). but yeah, i felt for that sasquatch and gave some serious thought as to whether it would be more humane to kill him or not. :/

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Monday, 29 November 2010 16:18 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

I liked how right towards the end you got a few mundane farm related missions again, herding cattle and such.

Yeah, I beat Dutch and that corny song came on and the caption "Ride home to see your family." lit up. I was all, here we go, and then, scaring crows from the silo and shooting wolves.

I welcomed the real end as long as it meant I wouldn't have to follow Rufus around no mo'.

Anyway, last 2010 resolution completed.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 1 January 2011 04:56 (eight years ago) link

four months pass...

I just returned to this. I was an idiot for quitting when I did cause man, I love that cattle-herding shit. I went back and played that part over and over til I got all 15 home. BUT DID I GET SOME KIND OF SPECIAL CUT-SCENE, DID I FUCK. ARRRRRRGH.

I released my anger on some goddamn motherfucking crows. Then I fucked the hell out of my computer wife. I assume.

Kiiiiinda figure things are about to go a little skew-whifff

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 16:58 (eight years ago) link

Kiiiiinda figure things are about to go a little skew-whifff


http://luminous-landscape.com/images/Storm-Over-Hillers-thumb.jpg

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 17:03 (eight years ago) link

revisited this also. really enjoying it again, somehow glad that i stopped playing it back when it start to feel tedious. Now its fresh again, and still have new plot parts to see.

I managed to kill the rare 'Jackalope', wondered what the fuck it was at first.

remove this man from the internet (Ste), Monday, 16 May 2011 14:55 (eight years ago) link

and i fucking hate Horseshoes game

remove this man from the internet (Ste), Monday, 16 May 2011 14:56 (eight years ago) link

Should go back to the zombie game I guess.

England's banh mi army (ledge), Monday, 16 May 2011 14:57 (eight years ago) link

That too

remove this man from the internet (Ste), Monday, 16 May 2011 15:16 (eight years ago) link

played liar's dice irl the other night, now i want to go back and play it in RDR since i totally did not get it at the time.

adult music person (Jordan), Monday, 16 May 2011 15:58 (eight years ago) link

is this liars dice?

everyone rolls dice
you guess/bet how many instances of a certain number have appeared, in total around the table
people raise etc on your guess (or make new guesses? dunno)
you lose a dice if you're wrong
lose completely if you lose all the dice
that's it!

remove this man from the internet (Ste), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:44 (eight years ago) link

allllmost bought a new system so I'd be able to play this just 'cause I'd loved Revolver so much

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