We hope that you like survival mechanics, because it sounds like Red Dead Redemption 2 is full of them. New previews reveal that as main character Arthur Morgan, you'll need to eat, drink, sleep, and even bathe to maintain both a healthy body and healthy relationships with other characters.
Apparently, Arthur's hair and beard grow in real-time, so you'll need to shave. Eat too much and he'll become overweight, or run around a lot and he'll gain more stamina. Moving on from Arthur himself, his horse can die permanently, meaning that you'll have to go buy another one if things don't go as planned and your steed is chomped by a crocodile. You'll have to feed and care for your beast, too.
On top of all that, there's weapon degradation. Guns break and get dirty over time, so you'll need to maintain them. It sounds like Rockstar is going all-in on realism, which is, perhaps a little worrying, especially if you were betting on this just being a non-stop Western in video game form. Still, the previews all say that it's shaping up brilliantly, so maybe this stuff's not as bad as it may initially appear.
It's worth noting that reportedly, not eating and sleeping won't kill Arthur -- it'll just mean that his health and stamina don't regenerate as quickly. Likewise, not taking care of your weapons just decreases their stats -- it doesn't sound like they flat-out break or become useless.
What do you make of all this stuff? Remember to grab a bit to eat and rest in the comments section below.
Not at all sure how I feel about this. It's the kind of stuff that can make a game waaaaaay more of a slog than it needs to be all for the sake of "realism".
Hopefully it's not too much of a hassle.
After Geralt's beard and adopting kids in Skyrim, you can trust R* to yet again set a whole new bar in the open world games game!
I hate weapon degrading in games, but if done right, this shouldn't become much of an issue. Im excited for this game.
as long as it does not impact the game as much as kingdome come deliverance does,it should all be fine.
I haven't bought spiderman cause I know this open world will be second to none how could u want anything else spiderman going look like trash when this comes out
Hm. Weapon degrading, I really don't know how to feel about that.
Not sure what to think. It's an impressive technical feat, but this may not translate to enjoyment. Wait and see, I suppose.
sounds like a bit of a chore, i wanna play a game to have fun, not worry about real life stuff
Can't wait to fill my horse with premium unleaded.
At least weapons don't break and you don't flat-out die from lack of food/water.
'you'll need to eat, drink, sleep, and even bathe to maintain both a healthy body and healthy relationships with other characters' + weapons degradation ... this sounds boring and tedious. This game is looking more and more like a 'pass'.
@stizzoned what does spiderman even have to do with this?
is this just stupidity or anti sony/spiderman bait?
Stuff like this really puts me off. Realism has a place, but this could become a chore in a game I just want to be full on Western like a Sergio Leone movie.
But can you wash your junk in first person though?
@jdv95 no it's my opinion why would u play a dull open world that's been done over and over when need something new
@AFCC nah they are saving that for the "Beat your meat" VR edition
@stizzoned LOL if you played Spiderman you would know that game is anything but dull.
I love these ideas personally.
Sigh, I wasn’t expecting that. Anyway, the game still is day one, but I hope this feature doesn’t ruin the experience.
But do you have to use the outhouse every now and then? No? Not realistic enough!
I love Survival modes personally, and this needn't make the game unlike a Sergio Leone film, where mundane tasks like eating and bathing are often featured - adds to the grittiness in my opinion.
To be honest, it sounds like a bit of a pain (despite being impressive and detailed), but we'll see. I already struggle with staying motivated in massive, ambitious open world games as it is so stuff like this can be a real turn off.
Ok then, I can't say that's got me excited for the game but it could be cool if not too intrusive
Noo, I don't want to babysit arthur, I want to do quest and shoot stuff, why rockstar, why?
I suppose these are gonna be optional or very easy to manage. Rockstar target is the 12 years old kid who pretend to be the rudest guy in town.
The world is not over.
I'll need to see what it's like in the game before judging, but I'm worried that these activities will quickly become a tedious chore.
Hmm... wasn’t expecting this gameplay mechanic, and it’s immediately put me off as virtual chores aren’t exactly an enticing sales pitch. Will keep an open mind and see how it reviews but it’s no longer a day one purchase.
red dead also have realistic taylor swift.music.😱😂😁.word up son
haha i did grab a bite to eat.some rice and beans.with fried chicken eings.hot sauce tomotoe and lettuce.and my favorite juice ever.orange juice.word up son
I really like these sorts of mechanics in open world games when they're done right. I'm becoming increasingly interested in this game now.
It sounds like it's only adding more rather than a chore. I feel like people don't read the article end where it seems rather like cool options to have fun with.
Love Rockstar games and have this on preorder, but bit worried after reading this - I want a Western game in the vein of the first one but even better, not a real life simulator! Hopefully it isn't as tedious as it sounds and will be more like the building up of stats we had in GTAV, which worked fine.
The Witcher 3 had weapon and armour degradation but it never felt like a pain or chore. When it's balanced well I think it can add to the experience. It sounds like more like if you do these maintaining things for yourself and your gear/horse you will get boosted stats for a while without it being too punishing if you don't. I'm betting you will have to go a long time without looking after yourself before it has a major effect and could be amusing to see.
I was really looking forward to this game but this does put me off slightly. It won't stop me from buying it but I find things like this to be more of a chore.
Hopefully there may be a way to change the settings and switch things like that off
Every time I head weapon degradation, I think of BotW and hope they learn from the mistakes of that game.....
I think it's great. I'm genuinely excited about exploring the world as an overweight, constantly dehydrated, smelly oaf with a massively overgrown beard. Carrying round an unreliable, crusty old shotgun.
Fear me, mortals!
You're all a bunch of lazy gamers. I'm looking forward to chilling out at a campfire to clean my guns, have a shave and tend to Roach (I'm naming my horse Roach).
my local gaming site has played 90 mins and wrote a bunch about it, not sure if I'm allowed to link but a search online should bring it up. from what they said it sounds groundbreaking tbh
This sounds AWESOME! Probably the best features I've heard of in a game.
Shenmue had a baby with Breath of the Wild using in vitro fertilization with Kingdom Come Deliverance’s DNA and this was born.
I love realism in video games. One of the reasons why I love Rockstar!
I'm the weird kind of guy that prefers realism over science fiction and fantasy.
For me personally, that just helped put the game back on my radar. I'm a sucker for survival or RPG mechanics added to games, hence why GTA SA is still my favorite GTA to this day. All of this just makes me want it more, and it fits the theme too. All of this sounds really revolutionary and a lot of it also sounds a bit like what early hype for GTA SA looked like, except I assume this time it's for real. I'm also curious about AI behavior too. It would be neat to see if the AI has to follow these "rules" or not.
With that said, I think it may be best to regulate all of this to a "hardcore" mode to avoid turning people off much like New Vegas did with Fallout.
I was initially concerned that R* were going to simply make a quick, microtransaction-riddled cash-grab with this game and then abandon Single Player to focus on Online, but this has helped assured me they are actually taking this game seriously.
What about going to the bathroom?
Give gamers more of the same and they complain, give them something a little different and they still complain.
@WanderingBullet When u go to sleep he goes to the bathroom first, but they don't show it😛
well i cancelled my pre-order because i REALLY don't like this kind of system in games, i just want to have fun no micro manage every little thing
i play games to take a break from the crap life throws at me, i don't need more crap in my games too
if they add an option to turn this stuff off then i'll get it but as it stands right now, no thanks
@FullbringIchigo day one!
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