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Red Dead Redemption 2

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,298 ✭✭✭ RedRochey


    letsgo2018 wrote: »
    I bought this game on release and can't get into it. Ive barely scratched the surface of it . Does anybody think its a bit overrated. Its no witcher 3 that's for sure

    Don't think it's fair to call it overrated when you barely scratched the surface, I remember I couldn't get into the witcher at the start either, stopped playing it and came back later and loved it

    I agree it's not the masterpiece people expected but it only starts getting laborious towards the end


  • Registered Users Posts: 878 ✭✭✭ Captainsatnav


    Holy crap!! -
    The stowaway sequence after Hosea and Lenny are killed - the shipwreck...whole new environment!
    .Then I had to go to bed as it was after 12...looking forwarding to picking up again tonight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,318 ✭✭✭ iLikeWaffles


    Trying to complete Exoctics is laborious AF.

    me: One down, okay another one, how many more is there...
    *checks internet
    me: FUCK!


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,212 ✭✭✭✭ Penn


    Holy crap!! -
    The stowaway sequence after Hosea and Lenny are killed - the shipwreck...whole new environment!
    .Then I had to go to bed as it was after 12...looking forwarding to picking up again tonight.

    For all RDR2 gets wrong, it gets some fantastic things right, including some great story beats and missions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,607 ✭✭✭ DeadHand


    I’ve played through maybe 60% of the story and have completed most of the challenges.

    Does anyone else find this far, far too easy?

    The gun fighting element is far too forgiving. I’ve never died on a mission and I’ve only died twice in free roam when I was still new to the game- getting cornered by the max number of bounty hunters or to a pack of wolves while I fiddled with the menu.

    I never use or need to use health cures or miracle tonics, so I have a huge stash of each. Even outside of gunplay, your hand really gets held on missions.

    I don’t think auto aim (which I know can be adjusted) or even dead eye (though it is overpowered) is the main issue- I think Arthur can take far too much punishment and survive. For example, I tried to rob a stranger who promptly took out a pump action shotgun and blasted me from inches away. Not wanting to kill him (I could easily) I was able to turn and canter to safety casually with minor damage when I should have been dead.

    It removes a lot of the tension and immersion when Arthur is basically a superhero in terms of resilience. I feel it would be better if you could die more easily (instantly to head shots and point blank shotgun blasts, after just a few body shots, weapon dependent) and if enemies were fewer to balance out this vulnerability. Arthur should only be slightly more durable than his enemies. This along with a small nerf to auto aim and a bigger nerf to deadeye. It would make gun fights more tactical, nerve racking and satisfying when you do win.

    The sounds and feel of gun battles are already great and the enemy AI seems up to task, if only they were a bit more challenging.

    As it is, it’s not that hard to stand out in the open and despatch 20+ enemies without breaking a sweat with deadeye and your ability to absorb bullets.

    Don’t get me wrong, the game is gorgeous and the story is compelling. I have sank entire evenings into just wandering the map exploring and hunting. It’s still a great game and well worth the asking price. I also understand that the focus of the game is to be a narrative rather than a mind melting challenge.

    But missions are getting very boring and I never feel any sense of danger or dread. It’s the one aspect that keeps this game from perfection, for me.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,212 ✭✭✭✭ Penn


    Most of my failed missions/deaths came down to not getting into cover right, as Arthur's mobility can be extremely f*cky at the best of times. But yeah it was the same as GTAV; the auto-aim and a little nudge up on the stick meant you'd hit headshots about 8/10 times. Add in Dead-Eye and most of the time there was little real danger of being killed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,607 ✭✭✭ DeadHand


    I think hand holding and cakewalk single player modes seem to be the trend in current console gaming, not that I game extensively or even as much as I used to.

    As someone who grew up screaming in frustration at the early Tomb Raiders and Resident Evils it leaves me hollow.

    Multiplayer seems to be the only place any kind of challenge is at.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,723 ✭✭✭✭ Potential-Monke


    DeadHand wrote: »
    I think hand holding and cakewalk single player modes seem to be the trend in current console gaming, not that I game extensively or even as much as I used to.

    As someone who grew up screaming in frustration at the early Tomb Raiders and Resident Evils it leaves me hollow.

    Multiplayer seems to be the only place any kind of challenge is at.

    I will agree that a good few mainstream games have become easier, but there are still the bastard hard ones out there, which I personally don't find enjoyable:

    Dark Souls Series
    Bloodborne
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    Hollow Knight
    Celeste
    Cuphead


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,402 ✭✭✭ Greyfox


    DeadHand wrote: »
    I think hand holding and cakewalk single player modes seem to be the trend in current console gaming, not that I game extensively or even as much as I used to.

    As someone who grew up screaming in frustration at the early Tomb Raiders and Resident Evils it leaves me hollow.

    That's why all games should have difficullty setings. The early Tomb Raiders and Resident Evils were amazing but people tried for longer with these as they had less games back then. I'm glad red dead 2 is not difficult as if it was the flaws this pretty good game has would be more evident


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,111 ✭✭✭ Riddle101


    Only just saw this. Roger Clark in Sligo. From around the time he was at the Dublin comic con.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,598 ✭✭✭ rizzodun


    Riddle101 wrote: »
    Only just saw this. Roger Clark in Sligo. From around the time he was at the Dublin comic con.


    Went to school on Ballisodare, in the same year as my sister.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,318 ✭✭✭ iLikeWaffles


    Iv'e been playing this a few hours a night for past 2 weeks or so trying to get 100%. Christ it's the grind of all grinds. The hunting requests: have them done but still have to do stuff. On the individual challenges atm, herbalist example: find and pick every plant :eek: Almost certain I've done that already with previous challenges / missions.

    It's great that I'm getting value for money out of the game but way more than I bargained for!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,298 ✭✭✭ RedRochey


    Iv'e been playing this a few hours a night for past 2 weeks or so trying to get 100%. Christ it's the grind of all grinds. The hunting requests: have them done but still have to do stuff. On the individual challenges atm, herbalist example: find and pick every plant :eek: Almost certain I've done that already with previous challenges / missions.

    It's great that I'm getting value for money out of the game but way more than I bargained for!

    Like I don't mind picking all plants or ones like that, fairly obvious challenges, but surely it should count plants already picked before the challenged started


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,111 ✭✭✭ Riddle101


    I've seen a similar video of Arthur antagonizing the camp, but this has more in it. Pretty funny stuff.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,318 ✭✭✭ iLikeWaffles


    Like I don't mind picking all plants or ones like that, fairly obvious challenges, but surely it should count plants already picked before the challenged started

    Someone at rockstar:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,318 ✭✭✭ iLikeWaffles


    Finally 100%, Fu**ing nightmare to do!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,297 ✭✭✭ weiland79


    Does anybody play online?


  • Registered Users Posts: 878 ✭✭✭ Captainsatnav


    weiland79 wrote: »
    Does anybody play online?

    I will after I finish the story I reckon...which could be a while yet. My OCD is preventing me from actually doing missions. I'm just back from Guarma...almost a year after the game released.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,707 ✭✭✭ jones


    Like I don't mind picking all plants or ones like that, fairly obvious challenges, but surely it should count plants already picked before the challenged started

    THIS really bugged me


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,230 ✭✭✭ Dr. Bre


    Having to go back to Guam for collectibles was the final straw for me. Gave up. I really enjoy going for 100% in rockstar games but not this one.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,097 ✭✭✭✭ Varik


    Dr. Bre wrote: »
    Having to go back to Guam for collectibles was the final straw for me. Gave up. I really enjoy going for 100% in rockstar games but not this one.

    You don't need to go back to Guam for the 100%, the stuff that is need that's from guam is also on a few other places around.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ The Phantom Pain


    Varik wrote: »
    You don't need to go back to Guam for the 100%, the stuff that is need that's from guam is also on a few other places around.

    I know for a fact you don't need to skin/study the animals there as I didn't do a few of them there and still got the platinum.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,502 ✭✭✭ Jon Unimportant Compass


    Looking forward to the clocks changing and the darker evenings, will get back into this then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,450 ✭✭✭✭ Zero-Cool


    This is launching on PC on 5th November. At least pc lads can mod in faster horses and an actual fast travel system.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,397 ✭✭✭✭ gimli2112


    I spent about a week in real time up north trying to catch that poxy arabian horse. I didn't know it at the time but it was destroying the game for me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,169 ✭✭✭ TheChrisD


    Zero-Cool wrote: »
    This is launching on PC on 5th November.

    More like December when you read the small print on the linked press announcement...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,201 ✭✭✭✭ super_furry


    Red Dead Redemption 2 PC, gross margin per store:

    Rockstar Launcher: 95%
    Epic Games Store: 88%
    Steam: 70%

    If people want the game on Steam earlier, they should get on at them to cut their 30% margin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭ EoinHef


    Id imagie there will be a minority of people disappointed in this game on PC as there was on console.

    All that hype,myself included,and the game turned out to be very average and boring to me.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 22,227 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kiith


    Looking forward to it. Will probably wait for the Steam release.


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 28,605 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Shiminay


    Same. I bought GTA VI on PC after having it on Console, but I won't be doing the same with RDR2, it wasn't a great game.


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