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Title: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 12:17:39 PM
Oh sweet Moses

Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on May 02, 2018, 12:28:06 PM
Any idea when this is out and, more importantly, is it going to be out for PS4? I think I read it was...but I've read various snippets of "hearsay"
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 12:36:49 PM
Release date is 10/26/18 for Xbox One and PS4.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on May 02, 2018, 02:12:15 PM
Release date is 10/26/18 for Xbox One and PS4.
Yes!   :bd:
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 02:19:34 PM
Release date is 10/26/18 for Xbox One and PS4.
Yes!   :bd:

Yeah, this is probably the game I am most looking forward to in 2018.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: bbmike on May 02, 2018, 03:00:35 PM
This might make me buy my first game console ever.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Huw the Poo on May 05, 2018, 06:12:24 PM
My lady heaped praise upon the first game like no other, she was utterly bowled over by it.  I think that getting this one for her will score me some very easy brownie points!
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on October 21, 2018, 07:21:40 PM
placed my pre order today...88gb preload started....cant wait until friday
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: W8taminute on October 22, 2018, 07:15:55 AM
Yup can't wait for the end of the week.  Definitely getting this game.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Dammit Carl! on October 22, 2018, 09:57:15 AM
RDR scratched an itch I didn't know I had - the zombie one even more so.

I await RDR2 eagerly.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on October 24, 2018, 06:21:13 PM
sounds like reviews wil start appearing 7am tomorrow...hope they hail it as the greatest game ever:)
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: SirAndrewD on October 24, 2018, 07:15:39 PM
I'm already preloaded on my PS4. 

Getting ready to shoot that load ad midnight tomorrow.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on October 25, 2018, 03:40:29 AM
wish i could stay up that late, too darn old:)  but glad that iíll have the weekend
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on October 25, 2018, 06:52:14 AM
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on October 25, 2018, 06:58:59 AM
Seems like a lot of high scores being given
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Pete Dero on October 25, 2018, 08:57:34 AM
https://www.polygon.com/red-dead-redemption-2-guide/2018/10/25/18014854/beginners-guide-tips

I don't have any consoles so I'm hoping that they will release this one on PC this time next year.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Pete Dero on October 25, 2018, 09:01:08 AM
Seems like a lot of high scores being given

https://www.vg247.com/2018/10/25/red-dead-redemption-2-review/ : a benchmark for other open world games to aspire to

https://www.vg247.com/2018/10/25/red-dead-redemption-2-reviews-round-up-scores-ps4-xbox-one/ 
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: MikeGER on November 10, 2018, 01:23:22 AM
so how is the word after 2 weeks by those Grogs who have it?

i like the western theme very much and i am so tempted to even considering getting an xbox x just for RDR2,
(ok, it may get a PC release, but that will take many many month from now and falls probably not in the start of the bad 'n cold weather season, when i am in the mood for indoor activity and have the time to immerse deep into an open world game)

but i am wondering how good aiming in those gunfights, i have seen in the Let's play i follow atm, can be done with a controller? Ö i am sooo used to a mouse :-[
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Yskonyn on April 27, 2012, 03:49:12 PM
Aiming in GTA and RDR 1 always incorporates a 'snap to target' or 'aim assist' feature. In fact, most console games do.
So yes, aiming and prosecuting targets in these games is quite intuitive and doable!  O0
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 10, 2018, 03:10:17 AM
Aiming an such, is not a big issue, works well with a controller.  However, there are a lot of controls with dials and various buttons that does taken some getting used to.  I haven't gotten very far yet, real life got in the way, plus it does have some kind of nasty bug where you can miss part of the story quests so I am waiting for the first patch to drop.  But with all that said, gorgeous game and very much worth it in my opinion, but I do know others don't feel the same way.

As for PC release, I suspect it will come some day but no official announcement yet, likely will wait until after the holidays until everyone has already bought a console version and then they can get PC gamers to buy it twice:)  I think for GTA it came out a year or so after the console.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 19, 2018, 05:54:29 AM
I've just started playing this (after just completing RDR1) and I can say it's damn good. Lots and lots of beautiful country. Great movement. Superb cinematics. Lots and lots of missions. And so far at least, a damn good story to boot.

As for aiming, I am a huge fan of keyboard and mouse and nothing else comes close, but I had huge skepticism when I got my PS4 and I'm pleased to say it's alot better than I had thought. I now own God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Spiderman, along with Madden NFL (which is why I wanted a PS4) and a baseball game.

Gaming has just went up a notch since I got my PS4. Happy days.

Back to RDR2 - it looks like it'll be worth every penny of my £60
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: MikeGER on November 19, 2018, 06:17:21 AM
THX for your insights, JD  :)
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: W8taminute on November 19, 2018, 02:57:42 PM
...
Gaming has just went up a notch since I got my PS4. Happy days.

...

Awesome.  You've stepped through a passage into another gaming universe.   :)
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Yskonyn on December 04, 2018, 04:13:39 AM
I got this for my birthday and have played a few hours now. I am about three missions into Chapter 2.
Thoroughly engrossing experience so far!
It like playing in an interactive old west film and I am glad to see that thegame gives you all the time you want to do your own thing; that makes it feel more like an old west simulator at times than an action game. The pacing might be glacial for the more action oriented folks, but I donít mind it at all.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Yskonyn on December 13, 2018, 04:16:48 PM
I am only at 16% story progression, but its already firmly placed at my game of the year spot!

The attention to detail, the livelyness of the world and the natural way of people interacting with you are just amazing!
On the NPC interaction:
People who want no business with you usually give you one or two warnings before resorting to violence, giving you ample time to decide you might want to go a different direction. You can also try to calm people down or antagonize them even more.
People greet and smalltalk. It all feels very natural and what I like most about this is that so far the game never feels like youíre running into a zone where stock enemies are located like in so many other action games. The action flows very naturally in this game and most of the time you can either take action to avoid it or youíll see it clearly coming. Very impressive.

I was never one for mini games like collections, grooming and what not, but hunting to replenish camp provisions, doing bounty hunts and snitching wagons for sale at the black market is super fun.

Then there is the world! Oh my!
There is deep snow which leaves marks accurately (footsteps as well as items thrown into it or bodies), mud is exactly the same. It also makes your clothes dirty and your horse needs a bath after ploughing through deep mud.
Wildlife is everywhere (more than 200 different species!) and dynamic weather effects and a day and night cycle further enhance the realism of the world.

The towns all have a different flavour as well, ranging from small frontier settlements to industrialised small cities (Saint Denis is truely a work of art!)

So many great views to be seen and so many great adventures to be had!
Every time I need to close the game I feel dissapointed because I know my playtime is limited and itíll take a while before I can play again!
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: JasonPratt on December 13, 2018, 04:25:49 PM
Hopefully the Undead Nightmare prequel will be released and polished before it comes to PC.  >:D

(I'll note aside from the joke, that I mostly liked RDR1, and might seriously have liked its extended alternate ending zombie apocalypse even more -- and I don't even care for most zombie games!)
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Elvis on February 14, 2019, 08:07:04 AM
I bought this for myself for xmas and have been getting in an hour here and an hour there when I can. It is console game that moves at my speed......But that's not why I'm posting today folks. I'm post because I assume most people who read this will have played the game some (no, not a spoiler) and understand what I'm talking about.....


My 17 year old son is a console and PC game freak as many kids his age are. He's sat near me while playing and during the 2nd straight snow day yesterday I told he should try it if he wants. A couple of hours later I walk in and he's into it...and he's where it got funny and weird.....He apparently decided that he wanted to see how well he could do without using guns...not as a political statement but as a believe me when I tell you my son marches to his own beat statement.... So, he was running through missions killing people with his knife. And he was doing better than I did using a gun. It was crazy to watch. Them he got really twisted (I should look into a different therapist for him). Ya know how you are riding along a path and other people randomly pass you? He started lassoing perfect strangers who have nothing to do with the story and dragging them into the nearest river. I know it's sick but I got a hoot out of watching him do it.

Extra bonus story that few will get: I am a HUGE Howard Stern fan. The show is like a religion for me. One of his producers, Memet, has had discussions about the game on the show. From those sound drops of Memet saying "I'm a cowboy" and "I'm a bad cowboy" were pulled and are played frequently. My son also listens to the show and while he was playing yesterday I kept saying "I'm a bad cowboy" and he kept replying "I may be a bad cowboy but I'm a great pirate". It's become such a popular voice drop that someone started selling T-shirts with it. https://www.amazon.com/IM-BAD-COWBOY-MEMET-TSHIRT/dp/B07KH285ZJ?customId=B07535YQ5X&th=1&psc=1

$20?.......I think I'm gonna order one for my kid....
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: em2nought on March 03, 2019, 06:27:19 PM
Speaking of bad cowboys, with recent news it's now all but certain John Wayne's voice as DLC will never be available for RDR2.  :'(  Maybe they could still get Sam Elliott, I don't think he can be held responsible for his memes?   :2funny:
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: Pete Dero on October 04, 2019, 11:27:10 AM
Coming to a PC near you :

https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/61153/Red-Dead-Redemption-2-Coming-to-PC-November-5th

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC will also be available to pre-order at the Epic Games store, Greenman Gaming, the Humble Store, GameStop and additional digital retailers starting October 23rd with a pre-order bonus of 25 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online. Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC will also be available to purchase on Steam this December.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: JasonPratt on October 04, 2019, 01:47:21 PM
I'll definitely consider it, although I'm more looking forward to the new Spiderman game being ported (in an ultimate edition with all DLC stories).

I played RDR1 through to completion, plus the Undead Nightmare (which fits very surprisingly well as an alternate canon final campaign before the end of the first game). But while I liked it a lot for the gameplay and aesthetics, I'm not all that big a fan of grungy morally-grey storylines being foisted on me in games. I tolerated that in the first game, because there was room for some nuance occasionally, but the prequel seems like it's going to be much worse.  :buck2: (This is also why I can't ever get into GTA and its ilk.)

That's a personal and possibly just an aesthetic quibble, I realize.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: al_infierno on October 04, 2019, 02:04:52 PM
I get what you mean Jason.  I think RDR2 does a better job of making the story feel more interactive and like you have a degree of meaningful choices, and opportunities to play as a good guy.  But ultimately, like the first game, you're just being shoehorned into this big convoluted tragedy where a blind man can see from miles away which way the wind is going to blow in the end.  Not to mention prequel-itis, where you know characters in RDR1 have to survive, and you're just wondering most of the game how the characters who didn't make it to RDR1 will die.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: SirAndrewD on October 04, 2019, 02:14:39 PM
I'm not all that big a fan of grungy morally-grey storylines being foisted on me in games. I tolerated that in the first game, because there was room for some nuance occasionally, but the prequel seems like it's going to be much worse.

It really depends on how you play it.  The concept of Arthur being a "bad guy" really goes as far as you do or don't want it to go.  The Karma system is fully in play and it has some affect on how the story progresses, especially in the end. 

A good Arthur playthrough is a much more redemptive story arc, even more than the first game.   A bad playhrough seems very dark and shallow, and really doesn't mesh with the way the game seems to gently push you.

There's some really bad stuff you get up to either way you play it, but unlike some of the other games there's a lot of ironic consequence in the acts that come into play later. 

It's honestly the best Rockstar has done with telling a story.   I can't praise it enough.   There's a lot of stuff there that'll stick with me for a long time.   

It's enough I may buy it again for PC even though I've got it on PS4.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: JasonPratt on October 04, 2019, 02:31:04 PM
Ah! -- I'm glad to hear that, SirAndrew, thanks!  O0
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: JasonPratt on October 04, 2019, 02:33:39 PM
Having said that: I'm also caught trying not to judge the product for what I wanted it to be, which is a western sequel set during World War I, trying to deal with the Germans fomenting Mexico to attack over the border in order to keep America out of the war. That would have been a hell of a ride and also a great story hook to work lots of angles from.

Plus the Three Amigos mods should have been epic.  :'(
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: SirAndrewD on October 04, 2019, 02:44:46 PM
That would've been a cool concept for the game.

I prefer the way they went though.   There's a very "Butch and Sundance" vibe in this game, the way the old lawless way of life is dying and being replaced by centralized government and organized law enforcement backed by corporate power. 

The setting also allows for a stark look into the brutality of the "Wounded Knee Era" of the treatment of Native American tribes.

The gang is very much living in a world that's rejecting them and their supposedly noble "freedom loving" aspirations.   It goes far to ask if they were ever really true goals in the first place, and how much they were all possibly misled from the start by their leader, Dutch. 

As you say, you've played the first game, so you know exactly the kind of person Dutch was there.  He's seemingly not the same at the start of this game, and there's a real interrogation of his character that goes on right from the beginning through your viewpoint as his best friend and right hand man.

The game also has a villain in it that makes Dutch from the first game seem like a total pussycat.
Title: Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
Post by: al_infierno on October 04, 2019, 03:08:02 PM
Very well put S.A.D.  The historical context is definitely one of the most compelling aspects of RDR2, and the writing is a big step up from the first game.  RDR1 feels a lot more caricature-y, whereas RDR2 feels more like a living, breathing world based in real history.

Honestly, the biggest complaint I had with the game is no access to Mexico.  :(  I would have freakin' loved a new Mexico area to romp around in as Arthur.