Red Dead Redemption

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The demo looks very PS3 graphics wise

calstars, Tuesday, 8 August 2023 13:20 (six months ago) link

GTA 4 remains the game that rockstar doesn’t want anyone to play anymore

calstars, Tuesday, 8 August 2023 13:21 (six months ago) link

I'm bummed, because I was looking forward to it, but not for $50. Or $40. Or anything over, I dunno, $20. If RDR2 is (often) $20 and one of the most technologically accomplished games of all time, then no way am I paying more than that for a (last gen!) port of a very old game, unless it runs like a miracle or something. $50 is what you pay for, like, a boutique limited edition physical reissue.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 August 2023 13:27 (six months ago) link

I'm bummed because this was it. If there's ever a RDR3, they won't start producing it until 2030. I doubt they'll remaster RDR2 for the PS7 or whatever if they can't be bothered to do this one.

Hell, you already have half of the game's setting redone. How much longer would it take to scope out Mexico and make the horses gallop more lifelike?

pplains, Tuesday, 8 August 2023 16:49 (six months ago) link

And even if it took a bit of work to (literally) bring it up to speed, expand the map a bit, add some more connective tissue to the sequel/prequel, bump it to 60fps, etc., at least they could justify $50. But hell, they haven't even unlocked RDR2 to 60 fps. This is such low effort it's almost trolling.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 August 2023 17:01 (six months ago) link

Sounds like this port is perfectly fine, but as expected absolutely nothing more than that, a totally bare minimum effort, which is a bummer. Had they spiffed it up a bit I would have happily bought it at full price; I loved the second game and I've never played this one. But for $50, when a modern technological masterpiece like RDR2 can be purchased for $20, or The Last of Us Part 1 justifies its high price by offering a completely (re) polished current gen version? Sigh.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 August 2023 16:22 (six months ago) link

Really disappointed this wasn’t ported to PC, where at least modders could have brought it up to snuff and added new content.

blatherskite, Thursday, 17 August 2023 17:47 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Apparently they added 60fps and 4k to the PS5 version of Red Dead 1. Why didn't they have that shit ready at release just a few weeks ago?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 12:11 (four months ago) link

wow crack that whip bossman. maybe because they were already worked to the bone under an unrealistic deadline???

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:16 (four months ago) link

guessing they prob did have it ready they just wanted to make sure the base version was running good before pushing it

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:32 (four months ago) link

so selfish!!

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:45 (four months ago) link

This is the bare-bones 2013 port we're talking about, which was all but surprise-dropped for Switch and PS4, priced at a shocking premium. If it was that close to being ready they should have just waited a month, it's not like it was part of some coordinated million dollar multi-month marketing campaign.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:49 (four months ago) link

guessing they prob did have it ready they just wanted to make sure the base version was running good before pushing it

― lag∞n, Wednesday, October 4, 2023 9:32 AM (eighteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:52 (four months ago) link

That makes sense, I guess. Anyway, upgraded performance is certainly a greater incentive to get the game than it was before, though it's still way overpriced.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:57 (four months ago) link

releases would go smoother if that was the general approach, turning on advanced tech on incrementally and then optimizing between steps, but they dont do that because it would be bad from a marketing perspective if they had to be all just wait a few months and the game will be better, of course they do often have to do that anyway when they ship broken shit

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 14:02 (four months ago) link

I honestly have no idea how much work it takes or doesn't take to unlock/increase the frame rate of a 13-year old game. Granted, this port wasn't even released for the PS5, just for the PS4 and Switch, so I guess a modest and slightly belated PS5-only upgrade by way of the PS4 version is an OK perk.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 14:09 (four months ago) link

i think compared to most video game dev things is not that much work but running that stuff on your console is very resource intensive so theyd want to make sure they have it dialed

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 14:14 (four months ago) link

Saw someone say (think it was digital foudnry) the ps4 port seemed to be an afterthought for a switch original release based on performance. Makes sense of the timeline (and the fact that the ps4 was literally exactly the same as the switch at launch despite its ability to do higher resolution/other things with minimal technical work).

xp Tracer, I can see why you and gyac are friends

H.P, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 14:16 (four months ago) link

🥳😎

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 17:54 (four months ago) link

I don’t know anything about this game but my history professor friend wrote a book about it https://read.macmillan.com/lp/red-deads-history/

Heez, Monday, 16 October 2023 20:06 (four months ago) link


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