Red Dead Redemption

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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...

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)...

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

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...

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

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

i found the meteor house. gross!

i found a cutesy little cabin with flowerbeds, marked on the map as "roadside brothel" or something. took me a bit to notice the dead body sitting on the porch.

most of the unique little ambient details i've run into so far involve corpses

goole, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:59 (eleven months ago) link

Well that’s environmental storytelling for ya! You got a skeleton and a toilet, now how do you arrange them

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Sunday, 23 December 2018 06:03 (ten months ago) link

i'm gonna try to beat rdr2 today. i am alone stuck at home for the day so i have all the time in the world. i think i'm about to finish ch 6 but i've been saying that for an hour now.

Karl Malone, Friday, 28 December 2018 18:39 (ten months ago) link

I'm at work :(

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 28 December 2018 18:52 (ten months ago) link

i'll be playing aaalllll day

Karl Malone, Friday, 28 December 2018 19:06 (ten months ago) link

finally beat it late last night. there's a lot to complain about but i managed to play some enormous number of hours, and i'm still riding around after the credits have rolled, hunting legendary animals. so i guess i enjoyed it!

is anyone else still playing? i'm not sure whether to jump into online or just not be a cowboy for a while.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 29 December 2018 19:03 (ten months ago) link

It doesn’t sound like fun and I’m not sure I’ll play it despite enjoying the first one. Nb that’s was the only rockstar game I ever enjoyed

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 29 December 2018 19:30 (ten months ago) link

I tried to play this at a friend's house and you had to pull off some street fighter II button combo bullshit just to eat a can of beans

Dan I., Saturday, 29 December 2018 19:56 (ten months ago) link


calstars, Saturday, 29 December 2018 20:06 (ten months ago) link

From all accounts this seems like an enormous time sink and there’s no way I could give the old timey west that much time. It would have to be blade runner 2814 or some shit for me to invest that much of my life

calstars, Saturday, 29 December 2018 20:07 (ten months ago) link

Today I met a rancher randomly and he started shooting at me when I wouldn't leave the area, so I killed him. Then I set his pigs free. Who then all proceeded to munch on his corpse.

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Sunday, 13 January 2019 21:27 (nine months ago) link


Effectively Big Jim with a beard. (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 13 January 2019 21:44 (nine months ago) link

glad i found an example of this, which is one of the most clever and poignant details i've seen in this game:

**RDR2 SPOILER ALERT** unbelievable how much detail @RockstarGames has put into Red Dead Redemption 2. First pic is Arthur’s journal entry, Second is John’s entry for the same encounter. Arthur being the more experienced journal writer, his drawing was naturally better.

— Teo Kıral (@mayo_teo) November 17, 2018

goole, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 21:38 (nine months ago) link

wow! that's awesome.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:09 (nine months ago) link

Do I lose much if I don't play the first game?

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:14 (nine months ago) link

imo no

Mordy, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:17 (nine months ago) link

yeah not really. i'm sure the narrative elements don't line up 100% anyway.

goole, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:18 (nine months ago) link

"Pinkerton employees 'now have to explain to their young game players why Red Dead Redemption 2 encourages people to murder Pinkertons.'"
Yes parents, video games can be educational

— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) January 16, 2019

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:30 (nine months ago) link


good kicker, though

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:25 (nine months ago) link

as an aside, there's some juicy stuff about the pinkertons in the last (and amazing) david grann book, "killers of the flower moon"

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:26 (nine months 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

you can read his discharge letter from the army. his name's not William!

goole, Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:04 (nine months ago) link

so many of the systems of this game are so strange. found hats are not stolen hats are not crafted hats:

goole, Thursday, 24 January 2019 20:43 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

100% ~~

goole, Monday, 11 February 2019 21:43 (nine months ago) link

How many hours?

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 14 February 2019 06:48 (eight months ago) link

I think this might be up there with Witcher 3 for me - just so cathartic and immersive.

On the other hand, I met my brother for a drink last week and he told me he got sexually assaulted in this game. I won't go into further detail but it was fairly graphic.

FernandoHierro, Thursday, 14 February 2019 07:57 (eight months ago) link

That happened to a friend of mine and he went back to see if it would happen again but the NPC isn't interested in you any more after the first time.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Thursday, 14 February 2019 09:27 (eight months ago) link

Yeah my brother said he went back and killed the guy in some elaborate manner.

FernandoHierro, Thursday, 14 February 2019 10:13 (eight months ago) link

my wife got knocked out and picked up in a fireman's carry by some rando other player (presumably an 11 yo boy) but she pressed the Die button before they got wherever he was taking her. The Die button seems urgent and key.

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:13 (eight months ago) link

kf: i don't even want to know.

with the polar vortex and feb snowfalls i've been quote-unquote working from home quite a bit the past month

goole, Thursday, 14 February 2019 17:48 (eight months ago) link

also a lot of racism online, no surprise:

after dipping my toe in the water in both GTA online and RDR online, i have learned my lesson and will never participate in a rockstar game's online mode ever again.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:05 (eight months ago) link

DJI, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 19:01 (eight months ago) link


goole, Thursday, 28 February 2019 21:30 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

is this ever coming out on PC :(

global tetrahedron, Friday, 26 April 2019 21:15 (six months ago) link


gta 5 had a 18 month lag from console to pc for what thats worth as precedent

ciderpress, Friday, 26 April 2019 21:21 (six months ago) link

five months pass...

RDR2 coming to PC, nov/dec <3

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 5 October 2019 14:40 (one month ago) link

Yeah I might finally get to play this

calstars, Saturday, 5 October 2019 14:52 (one month ago) link

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