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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 (one year ago) link

wow! that's awesome.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:09 (one year ago) link

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

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:14 (one year ago) link

imo no

Mordy, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:17 (one year ago) link

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

goole, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:18 (one year 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 (one year ago) link


good kicker, though

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:25 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

100% ~~

goole, Monday, 11 February 2019 21:43 (one year ago) link

How many hours?

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

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

FernandoHierro, Thursday, 14 February 2019 10:13 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

DJI, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 19:01 (one year ago) link


goole, Thursday, 28 February 2019 21:30 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

is this ever coming out on PC :(

global tetrahedron, Friday, 26 April 2019 21:15 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

RDR2 coming to PC, nov/dec <3

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 5 October 2019 14:40 (ten months ago) link

Yeah I might finally get to play this

calstars, Saturday, 5 October 2019 14:52 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

do not get this for PC

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 14 November 2019 17:15 (eight months ago) link

Why not

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 15 November 2019 03:44 (eight months ago) link

hey being a cowboy isn’t about asking questions like that, it’s about following orders

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 15 November 2019 04:01 (eight months ago) link

or maybe the opposite, i dunno i never finished the game

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 15 November 2019 04:02 (eight months ago) link

yeah heard the PC release was all hosed up.

i never finished it either. it's a stunningly gorgeous game, but man does it go on forever. i'd guess i probably have only ~5 hours left but it could be 25.

circa1916, Friday, 15 November 2019 13:14 (eight months ago) link

half of people couldn't even get the game to launch, many others (including me) had stutters and crashes that were seemingly unrelated to hardware capacity- like even those with top of the line machines had them. unplayable. i guess this is the curse of easy patching, not super surprising but just a horribly done port

global tetrahedron, Friday, 15 November 2019 17:00 (eight months ago) link

Ah well that answers that then

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 20:43 (eight months ago) link

the game itself is gorgeous but the plot just repeats itself. 'we need one last heist to stop this life of crime for good' (something goes horribly wrong) 'we need one last heist to stop this life of crime for good' (something goes horribly wrong) 'we need one last heist to stop this life of crime for good' (something goes horribly wrong)

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 22 November 2019 23:22 (eight months ago) link

that sounds like The Point even if its not well executed

ciderpress, Friday, 22 November 2019 23:31 (eight months ago) link

Picked this up. It’s fun

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Sunday, 24 November 2019 09:57 (eight months ago) link

five months pass...

so i basically have no idea what you're supposed to do in online, what the point is. the different challenges and icons/etc are basically just like game lobbies distributed around the map? free roam was really quiet, i know there are missions and other players join for parts of them, but other than that it just seems completely empty and there is no point in doing anything. seems like wasted potential

global tetrahedron, Friday, 15 May 2020 17:18 (two months ago) link

I've been playing a lot of this lately. If you can manage to do just one daily challenge per day (which can be as simple as (go to x place)), you build up a multiplier that makes it a lot easier to get the gold you need to do stuff.

You want to focus on the daily challenges and the roles. Doing those tasks regularly sort of teaches you to play the game the way they want you play it.

If I feel like I'm in a spot where I'm wasting my time in a remote location, I load up the quick menu and launch into a multiplayer story mission or pvp, which both generally pay out well. They can be a little boring but it's a great way to get back on track really quick.

Generally, don't waste your money on anything except for the most important stuff early on.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 15 May 2020 17:32 (two months ago) link

There isn't a point to it any more than there's a point to playing Animal Crossing. You have to enjoy being in the space and the expanse of it, I think.

It's the redheaded stepchild compared to gtao, no arguing with that.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 15 May 2020 17:40 (two months ago) link

i agree about the wasted potential remark, though, for both RDR and GTA Online. there's a way to have fun with it, but it seems so limited and...strange. just a very strange vibe in both of those online places, it's hard to explain

porlockian solicitor (Karl Malone), Friday, 15 May 2020 18:16 (two months ago) link

they both have the otherworldly feeling of an airport. only in this airport, every once in a while someone will just drive by and murder you as soon as you respawn

porlockian solicitor (Karl Malone), Friday, 15 May 2020 18:17 (two months ago) link

Doing those tasks regularly sort of teaches you to play the game the way they want you play it.

this was something i needed to learn during the campaign. it really got more enjoyable once i got used to the relaxed pace, got very immersive. better the slower you play it. thanks for the tip! i don't doubt there is something there, just thought a cowboy MMO would be amazing but it just wasn't what i expected

global tetrahedron, Friday, 15 May 2020 18:45 (two months ago) link

Also, typing "rdr2 (name of thing)" into youtube is your friend.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 15 May 2020 19:10 (two months ago) link

Thanks to my shitty internet and the game's hilarious size it took me a full week to download it from Xbox Game Pass.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 15 May 2020 19:16 (two months ago) link

so far i have to say i am appreciating that the economy makes sense now even if it's gamified to take advantage of 'whales'. like in the campaign money becomes irrelevant early on and the shootouts are so easy that tonics/food etc are basically meaningless which makes the RPG elements half baked

global tetrahedron, Friday, 15 May 2020 20:33 (two months ago) link

and the honor system is far less opaque

global tetrahedron, Friday, 15 May 2020 20:48 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Suddenly clicked with me that I might like this game. It's down to $30 in the PS4 store. Seems like a good price for a 100GB monster. Think it will get much cheaper any time soon?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 27 July 2020 21:33 (one week ago) link

I should've made more of an effort with this as I'm sure it's great but it starts off so slow. Just felt like endless trudging through the snow.

nate woolls, Monday, 27 July 2020 21:38 (one week ago) link

yeah I liked the RDR1 but I got kinda bored with 2 halfway through it

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 27 July 2020 22:16 (one week ago) link

the snow bits don't last long, game gets good.

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 09:38 (one week ago) link

My very casual survey of takes makes it seem like people generally like the first 3/5 of it but then get bored in the redundant endgame. I haven't played The Witcher yet, either, but that's another one where I hear people lose interest in the game, as such, even though they enjoy the world it offers for exploration.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 28 July 2020 13:54 (one week ago) link

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