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JohnnyShoulder

@kyleforrester87 I've seen the previous trailers just not the latest one. They didn't really do anything for me.

I'm think I'm just burnt out on on open world games.

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kyleforrester87

@JohnnyShoulder nah the trailers don't do it for me either. Just a bunch of heads spouting nonsense and typical Wild West stuff. But RDR was genuinely great, so I'm getting this day one.

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Kidfried

Loved RDR back in 2010, but I don't know how well it has aged, as so many great open world games have released since the game's release: Horizon, Witcher 3, Skyrim, Zelda and even Watch Dogs 2.

I've been playing GTAV recently and while I enjoyed my time, as an open world game it's hardly as impressive as Rockstar's games used to be.

All in all I'm cautiously optimistic about this title, but I don't think it's already THE game of the year conrender, some are making it out to be.

As of yet we haven't heard anything that'll make this game special. No reason for this big of a hype if you ask me.

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KratosMD

@Kidfried The one thing most people don't seem to care about as much as I do is the fact that you're going to travel across the country with a gang. That to me is really awesome, there hasn't been any sandbox game that has let you do that type of thing. So that to me is really special, which shouldn't come as a surprise as I love me a game with a rich story and interesting characters to get attached to. I'm so excited for that aspect!

If there's one thing a game can do to capture my heart, it's to make me immersed in its universe and make me form emotional bonds to virtual characters. That's why I love Persona, Legend of Heroes, Danganronpa, and even Breath of the Wild!

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Kidfried

@KratosMD In the first Red Dead Redemption I really enjoyed the quests in which you had to do errands on the farm together with someone or hunt together. I think the first game succeeded in having you feel attached to characters like Bonnie, etc. Eight years later we've seen games that do this a lot better, so I wonder how this game will fare!

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ApostateMage

@Kidfried I'll always remember that part when Marston helped Bonnie herd the cows back in a thunderstorm. One of those stand out moments in games for me.

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BAMozzy

Some details on the game-play, interactions and the world. NPC's react differently depending on you, whether you have your guns holstered etc.

Also, we have seen actual game-play in the trailers (yes - plural) - its not all cut-scenes!

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WanderingBullet

Can you purchase the Special and Ultimate Edition additional contents later on from the PS Store or are they exclusive only to said editions?

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Tjuz

I haven't been actively following the marketing or interview for Red Dead Redemption 2, but this new gameplay trailer has absolutely sold me. I have never played RDR1 (so far), so this was never something I was actively looking towards besides keeping it's existence in the back of my mind. I'm not all that big of a fan of open worlds either, and I find myself never really being able to complete games which employ them, which is what happened with GTAV. The Witcher 3 is the only one I can think of I completed. This trailer really makes it seem like they're doing something very special however, and I'm really into it. If the reviews end up being fantastic, it might be a day one purchase for me. The first since.... Mass Effect Andromeda. Looks like it'll be better than that at least.

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BAMozzy

@Kidfried "As of yet we haven't heard anything that'll make this game special. No reason for this big of a hype if you ask me."

This is a sequel to a loved game of last gen, a game of the year winner and made by the studio that also made one of the biggest selling games ever. People were 'hyped' by a trailer for the Last of Us 2 with just a trailer because its a sequel to a well loved game of the year game. People are hyped for Death Stranding just because its Kojima's next game so I really can't see why you struggle to see why RDR2 has a LOT of hype. Even when RDR came to Xbox Backwards Compatibility, it had almost as much hype and excitement as a new release - at least amongst Xbox fans.

I bet if Half Life 3 was announced, even with no game-play or cinematic trailer, people would be hyped just because its Half Life. When big games, especially Game of the Year titles, get a sequel, there will be hype. Cyberpunk had a LOT of hype and anticipation long before any game-play was shown too. Its not as if Rockstar churn out games every year either so when they do release a title, its usually highly anticipated...

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Kidfried

@BAMozzy @Tjuz You have to understand that within the context when it was posted, which was a few months ago. With what we've seen now and understand of the game it is pretty hard to go back anyway.

Those first three trailers were pretty weak.

(By the way, RDR2 is not made by the same studio as RDR1.)

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Kyroki

I'm actually not that interested in this to be honest. I played Red Dead Redemption for a solid 20 minutes at a friends house way back when. But I could be tempted to give this a shot.

Or maybe it'll just be over-hyped to the death like Spider-Man.

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KratosMD

This will be a strong GOTY contender for me most certainly, and I'm going to thoroughly enjoy this game. But honestly, I don't like it when people hype up games like this. I was annoyed by how much hype BotW was getting as well, because I just couldn't see what exactly was making the game seem so promising. There's a difference between actually playing the game and realising for yourself what makes the game so good, and blindly accepting everything in trailers as being revolutionary and phenomenal. In other words, RDRII will most likely be a 10/10 game, but none of the trailers have shown that yet. So in my opinion, it's really pointless to express hype at this point still, and since the game is just a few weeks away, I'd rather just focus on playing the game and finding out for myself what makes it so exceptional.

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kyleforrester87

@Kyroki I'm not "hyped" for this, but it's absolutely clear it's the much better, more progressive openworld game than Spiderman, in my opinion.

So yeah, I'm gunna get this, and I'm probably gunna love it.

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Tjuz

@Kidfried My reply was definitely not meant to belittle your earlier comments if that's how it came across, especially since I saw yours was months old. I was just stating how I felt about the game after seeing the most recent trailer.

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Kidfried

My comment was only by accident reacted at you @Tjuz. My bad. But I didn't feel anyone belittled my comments or anything. So, all's good, all's good.

The most recent stuff is slowly convincing me too.

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Th3solution

The reason I loved RDR1 was because of the story, the protagonist, and the unique (at the time) open world. All the online mumbo-jumbo was okay, but not what made it great. Here’s hoping that they focus on the narrative and keep a strong story as the backdrop or I’ll be disappointed, no matter how well fleshed out the open world and online integrated gameplay is.

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

kyleforrester87

@Th3solution the story in RDR was ok overall, it had moments of greatness but was weak in areas and also pretty disjointed (which I expect RDR2 will be, too, give most open world games feel this way and GTA5 was pretty bad in that department).

What really kept me playing if I'm honest was the little things, like the great music, fun and engaging gunplay (I spent ages just shooting birds out the sky) and the beautiful night skies.

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Th3solution

@kyleforrester87 The ending I guess is what escalated the story for me. I know that RDR is not the only game where the protagonist dies at the end, but the way Marston spent the game trying to clear himself of his dark past, protect his family, and was caught in a no-win situation made the impact of his demise so strong to me. I had really connected with Marston and I felt the ethical struggle within. When he dies defending his family it really left me speechless. Then the epilogue where you get to play as his son and gain revenge was just the exact closure I needed.
So my concern is that RDR2 seems to be just all about being an outlaw and creating havoc for mischief’s sake. The only motivation for killing and plundering is just because you’re a criminal. That doesn’t interest me at all. I hope I’m wrong though and that Arthur is actually a well developed character with some sort of moral compass at least. I’m all for creating chaos in a game and shooting things up, but I have to be able to relate to the character at least a little bit. Cuz, ya know, I’m not actually a jerk who will rob, steal, and plunder for no reason 😋
The trailer does allude to the fact your decisions affect the world, so hopefully I can be that “virtuous criminal” (how’s that for an oxymoron 😆) like Marston, Kiryu in Yakuza, ...Robin Hood, etc.

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

Kidfried

@Th3solution @kyleforrester87 Even though you don't fully agree, I agree with you both. I thought RDR was a great game, mostly because it had some great moments.

There were also a lot of dumb moments. Some main missions didn't develop the story at all, some main missions were very poorly written, some dumb jokes and of course there was a lot of padding. But, enough great moments to make this a classic, and ground breaking game.

I hope the writing and structuring of the main game is better in this one, but we'll wait and see. Also, share @th3solution's concern. In RDR1 the gang of Dutch is described as this no-virtue gang of mischief. So, that is looking like the concept to this one. Of course, maybe they've thought up something genius.

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