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Gremio108

@WanderingBullet My wife managed it. But my guy looks like a cardboard cut-out that got run over by a lawnmover, so what do I know?

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

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WanderingBullet

@Gremio108 Haha, I think it might be easier to get away with it if your avatar's a male since you can cover the bottom half of the face with a thick beard. Hopefully Rockstar will add in more better character options when the online mode officially launches.

Huntin' monsters erryday.

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andreoni79

The more I play this, the more I fell it suffers from the same disease I've detected in The Witcher 3: "whatsnextness". You can clearly recognize it asking yourself why are you playing it and the only answer you find is "just to see what's next" since all the rest is just mediocre...

Praise the Sun, and Mario too.

themcnoisy

RDR was a surprise gift this Xmas off my wife as she had noticed it was a top seller. Going from my prior history with time heavy RPGs all of which I put down within 5 hours (botw, Nier Automata, witcher 3, bloodborne) I wish she didn't bother after playing for a couple of hours.

It's breathtaking in its presentation, voice acting and immersion. Awful in its minute to minute gameplay, the controls are too heavy and unnatural (for a game) after playing the super responsive and trimmed down Spiderman and Soul Calibur 6. That's not necessarily a criticism per say, every big well received RPG massively long action hybrid has convuluted control schemes, you get them in the end but Its a barrier to enjoyment for sure.

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Jaz007

@themcnoisy It becomes more natural with a little time. It’s uncomfortable at first, but then it starts to make sense. They fit the game perfectly. It gives the you feeling of the weapons being from that time frame if you think about it too. If might not be for you, but stick with it a bit longer. The controls feel better fitting after a little bit.

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themcnoisy

@Jaz007 It will I'm sure. It's not the shooting I am referring too. More the quality of life stuff like accidentally falling off the mountain and then having to re start the initial mountain climb, context specific inputs flitting in and out of use, accidentally roping my horse up etc. The biggest danger to my character thus far has been myself.

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Jaz007

@themcnoisy Oh yeah, the context specific stuff isn’t perfect, but it works well enough.
And I don’t think I’ve fallen off the mountain yet, but there you’ve just got to be careful I guess lol. Game does punish you a bit there.
And accidentally roping up your horse? I’ve crashed into trees (letting go of the stick will have you avoid that though, and then it kinda just ends up being funny when I mess driving lol. If we can crash cars why not horses.) do you mean hitching or what? I’m not sure what you’re doing here.

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themcnoisy

@JohnnyShoulder thanks mate.

@Jaz007 yes Hitchin. I'm trying to put my finger on it actually. I haven't had similar problems in this generations games since maybe Metal Gear Solid 5 when you press the wrong button and things go wrong (like standing up out of the box in a middle of a compound) due to the control scheme being complicated and forgetting what buttons make you hold up someone from the box stance.

Examples like pressing the right trigger then square to talk on horseback, pressing the motion track button to change camera angles etc. RDR2 is even more unnatural to me than anything since the PS2 era when there wasn't set standards for which buttons do what. With all that said it is early doors, the shooting is good actually - which is standard fare unlike most other button prompts so far. I will give it a proper run out one night this week.

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NecuVise

@themcnoisy I'm at the very end of this game and while I was initially frustrated by this game, it's now one of my favorites of all time. Arthur is probably my favorite game character all time. I'm so impressed by this game, I just can't express my admiration enough. I usually think many games don't deserve all the praises, but this one does indeed, and I think it was robbed by all these goty awards going to other games.

So stick with it and try other control schemes if default one doesn't suit you. I chose to stick with the default one and now it's natural to me.

I will try to write some more impressions and admiration very soon when I actually finish the game. I have a couple of missions more and that's it, and I can't believe saying this but it makes me sad that this journey has come to the end.

BTW this is not an RPG game, it's action adventure.

NecuVise

NecuVise

After finishing it properly I can easily say that this is my GOTY and on par with The Witcher 3 as my favorite game of this gen. When I started playing it many things annoyed me and I think I've written about it, so when I finished chapter 3 I stopped playing it for a month, then continued and enjoyed it a lot more than I did enjoy those 3 chapters. This world and its characters are exceptionaly rich and nuanced, graphics are the best. I can't believe we got such graphics on current gen. No popin, no loading in such a vast world is impressive. It feels so alive. The game ain't perfect that's for sure, and I can see why it's not for everyone, but I'd easily recommend it to anyone with enough time to play it. So much better than the first rdr.

Arthur, oh Arthur...

NecuVise

themcnoisy

@NecuVise Good stuff. Glad you liked it. I didn't enjoy Witcher 3 either tbf. The time commitment got the better of me (I had just beat MGS 5)

With rdr2 I am approaching it differently and want to get to 15 hours at least before giving up, currently 4 hours in and counting as I know its a slow burn. However I am starting to question if it is worth the payoff, does the openworld open up soon? I am on the train mission.

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Th3solution

@themcnoisy The world most definitely opens up soon. Pretty soon you’ll have access to the whole map almost and the next challenge will be staying focused instead of chasing every distraction you come across as you get from one place to another. Random events and people will start popping up as you go about exploring, not to mention you’ll be hunting and trying to get the perfect pelts, robbing stores, choosing what style of facial hair you want at the barber, and having a bath in the back of the hotel, playing poker and dominos, fishing, bonding your horse, and just in general wandering around a huge living open world. Probably the most detailed and interactive open world of its size in all of gaming. The areas and towns aren’t really walled off from you in the early game and your’re free to roam. I might suggest sticking primarily to main quests and maybe a few stranger quests for a while though, as the main quests are still giving you tutorials and introducing some mechanics even 20
or more hours into the game.

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

NecuVise

@themcnoisy just like @Th3solution said, its open world opens up definitely, and my suggestion is also that you stick with the main story and some of those white quests as they are really interesting. For example, Arcadia for beginners (or something like that) side story was very interesting even though it's not challenging. Just don't approach this as an rpg, as there are no exp points so you don't get instant rewards for everything you do like in your average rpg game. I truly think if you like video games that you should play this one as there's no other game like it on the market, even the first rdr doesn't come even close in my opinion. As I said earlier, I also struggled with it in the beginning but by the end it became one of my favorite games of all time.

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NecuVise

themcnoisy

@Th3solution @NecuVise I've spoken to my mate in work and I'm playing the game wrong. I just need to crack on was basically the advice it's pretty much what you have both said so thank you.

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themcnoisy

I finished the train robbery and then got in the caravan.

I'm now on my 3rd run in the caravan.

First time I took a shortcut over the river - game over.

Second time I went in cinematic mode and held x. Straight after getting the herbs off the longtime gang member my horses rode straight up the side of a hill, crashed and... - game over.

I have to do it again! Bloomin heck.

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Jaz007

@themcnoisy I’d advise driving along the intended path and enjoying the story. 😂

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themcnoisy

@Jaz007 that's what I was doing on the second run. I put it into cinematic mode and pressed x occasionally. I think the interlude when you receive the herbs (your gang mate is mixing ginseng and something else in a bowl next to you) messed up the auto ride. Next thing you know my horse and carriage is up a hill a and my wheel comes off. I will try it again tomorrow.

I enjoy running levels in openworld games with a certain level of autonomy. Red dead is really trying it's hardest to make me dislike it as there isn't any at the minute. But after getting it as a present I will appreciate the damned game.

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themcnoisy

@Thrillho So the reality is - cinematic mode is unusable. Flipping great. Lol.

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