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WanderingBullet

@andreoni79 Gotcha. For me, it's so much about the trophies, personally I find the aiming in this game is just not fun.

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Huntin' monsters erryday.

andreoni79

@WanderingBullet I think it's because gunfights are rare. I can immediately use the "L1 - R1 - stick to the right" combo to pick up the binoculars as soon as I see an animal since there are plenty of them, but when I'm caught into a gunfight I still get lost. At the moment the best tactic is to hide myself as soon as I feel danger, then I start thinking at buttons...

Praise the Sun, and Mario too.

Th3solution

I’m starting to really warm up to the game now and feel more comfortable in its world and with the controls. It’s still pretty overwhelming, but I’m starting to have a similar feeling that I had with Bloodborne earlier this year. I was rather discouraged and confused about that game for several play sessions also, but once things ‘click’ then it’s hard not to think about the game all day and crave getting back into it.

I still have gameplay mechanics I’m learning and I’m definitely a noob in the world. Despite the horse riding being amongst PlayStation’s finest, I’ve managed to nearly kill myself and my horse a few times having him galloping full speed on a chase, only to smash into a unnoticed stump or boulder. Thankfully the poor guy has got up each time and isn’t lame yet.
Speaking of, I’ve yet to come across the preorder bonus materials. Anyone know when in the game those become available? Again, I’m still moseying slowly through Ch.2, doing side activities and exploring learning the world. I’m assuming there is a progression point where those bonus materials, including a new horse, will become clearly available?

I had my first quick draw duel last night and the game threw those controls at me so fast I died quickly with a thrown knife in my chest. I was successful on repeat, but it was only out of blind luck. You’re supposed to gradually press R2 to ready your weapon then... press it and it just fires? I’m not sure because I just mashed a bunch of buttons and it fired and killed the guy and I’m not sure which one did it! 😅

I’m not sure if this is my GOTY yet, but one thing is for sure — I have a list of ‘deserted island’ games that I’d take with me if I was stranded on an island and this is definitely one of them. The world is so vast with so much to do that it could keep one busy for ages.

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The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Thrillho

@Th3solution You can get the pre-order horse once you visit a stable for the first time as it’s available for free from there. The name was slightly different to what it was called in the pre-order pack which confused me slightly.

I have no idea where I get the special gun I supposedly unlocked in GTA online though.

Thrillho

Th3solution

@Thrillho Okay, Cool. I assume that’s also when you’re able to start keeping the horses you steal or “borrow” from people 😉.
I wasted time bonding with the stolen horse at the beginning of Ch 2 and I think it is intended to only be a temporary horse.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Kidfried

@Th3solution I still ride that stolen horse. We've been through so much already together. It's not the best horse, but it's my horse.

That's a bit tongue-in-cheek, but it's really amazing how much you actually get attached to your horse. Knowing it might die on any mission (which is permanent), caring for it and naming it, makes the bond feel way more real than it should be.

I loved my horse Roach in The Witcher 3 and (no spoilers) there are some pretty strong story beats with him as well, that in a way make you care for it. But that's mostly because of the horse's role in the story. In RDR2 that bond is stronger, because you chose the horse yourself.

Just another way in which Red Dead Redemption 2 is a masterclass in game design.

Wind's howling.

WanderingBullet

Regarding replaying missions, is it pointless to loot items when you're playing them? I mean, you don't get to keep them, right?

Huntin' monsters erryday.

andreoni79

@Kidfried A bad thing happened to me regarding the horse but I won't spoil since it was related to an even, not just a random accident... Just be careful!

Praise the Sun, and Mario too.

Th3solution

@Kidfried Yes, Agro comes to mind from Shadow of the Collosus as well. She never said a word, but I formed a closer bond to her than almost any other game character I can think of. * sigh *

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

ApostateMage

"You Sir, are a fish."

My favourite Arthur line yet, it cracks me up every time he says it whilst fishing.

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Gremio108

Today I was on top of a train and I whistled for my horse. It started running alongside the train, so I thought I'd jump straight on to it. 'This will look really cool' I thought. Sadly I timed my jump to meet a passing telegraph pole...

@Th3solution I'm still unsure about those quick-draw duels. Whenever I try to time it perfectly and gradually draw the gun, I get killed. Today I had another go at a duel, so I decided to just press R2 straight away. Arthur drew his gun and shot the guy instantly. So what's the point of slowly pressing the trigger? I don't quite get that yet.

@WanderingBullet If it's anything like GTA, your inventory goes back to what it was before you started the mission replay, so I wouldn't worry about looting stuff. I've not actually replayed a mission yet so it might be worth double-checking that, but I'm assuming that's the case.

@johncalmc Speaking of the mission replays, do you know if the stranger missions are included for the trophy? Also, I've heard that is that unlike GTA V, you now have to do all the requirements in one replay, is that true? Because that would make the trophy a lot less do-able.

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

Thrillho

@Gremio108 The longer it takes you to fully depress R2, the more dead eye time you have once you do I think. You can use the extra time to shoot the gun out of your opponent's hand in order to not kill them.

Thrillho

Gremio108

Right people listen up. If you've been taking pictures with Arthur's camera and you fancy checking out some of the pics people have uploaded to Rockstar Social Club, don't do it. There are some major, major spoilers on there.

There are some tabs on the website (friends' completion stats etc) which, if you click on them, a warning comes up saying "this section may contain spoiler information". The photos page doesn't have that warning, so I foolishly thought Rockstar had been vetting the submitted photos. So I blissfully scroll down and BAM!

I'm not kidding around here guys, DO NOT go on there.

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

ApostateMage

@Gremio108 Cheers for the heads up. I was gonna check out some pics on the Rockstar Social Club but I had a feeling there would be spoiler pics.

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Gremio108

@ApostateMage Me too at first, but then I got lulled into a false sense of security. I thought I'd just be seeing some nice pictures of waterfalls and stuff, instead I ended up crying a river

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

starhops

Do you all think it would be fun to create a new RDR2 thread on the crazy stuff that has happened in this game? Try to keep it spoiler free?

For example, when I aimed my gun at a goat once and then ignored it and was walking away, I get knocked on my butt and there was the goat! all angry at me. Then I hear from the lady on the porch in that lazy southern drawl, "Well, now that sure was a sight to see."

Damn, this game is crazy.

starhops

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WanderingBullet

How soon in the game should I start exploring (free-roam) the game? I just reached Chapter 2. Or should I stick with the story missions first?

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johncalmc

@WanderingBullet Without veering into spoiler territory, explore before doing story missions. I mean, you don't need to go all over the map or anything, but make sure you do side quests, stranger missions, camp missions, companion stuff - do whatever you can before doing main missions. There's no obvious sign to tell you when doing a story mission is going to change what's available to you, and some things you just can't do any more at certain points.

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