Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB - Coming to XB GamePass, May 7th.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Saint of Killers » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:52 pm

Cuttooth wrote:The main Dutch storyline however, is unfortunately complete strawberry floating nonsense. "Just one more job, Arthur!"


This! This is the thing that gets me! How many times does Dutch have to royally strawberry float up, how many of their people have to needlessly DIE before Arthur decides to GTFO of there?! I understand the cult of personality thing with Dutch but this rankles with me because I really like Arthur. (When I'm not pursuing a mission that has anything to do with Dutch.)

I've given up on it. Dutch asked me to set up another camp and I *personally* felt complicit and I'm strawberry floating done with it.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Photek » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:00 pm

:slol: :fp:

Relax.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Saint of Killers » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:06 pm

I was playing Tetris Effect and was still seething :lol: :oops: I'm okay now, though.

But that really is me done with it. Couldn't be arsed setting up another camp, and the thought of another of Dutch's (Dutch? Botch would be more apt) disastrous missions was too, too much.

I'd still give it a solid 8 / 10.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Photek » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:06 pm

Dutch has a plan, it’ll be ok. ;)

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Buffalo » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:22 pm

Got this a couple of Xmas’s ago and have eased through enough backlog to start it, and I was wondering what people’s thoughts are on the controls. I just feel like I’m really grappling with them, and frequently losing. The choices of buttons, knowing whether or not to hold, release, or tap, the changing of button ‘configurations’ in that one button does an action, but then in a different context a completely different action, if you know what I mean.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by aayl1 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:57 pm

Buffalo wrote:Got this a couple of Xmas’s ago and have eased through enough backlog to start it, and I was wondering what people’s thoughts are on the controls. I just feel like I’m really grappling with them, and frequently losing. The choices of buttons, knowing whether or not to hold, release, or tap, the changing of button ‘configurations’ in that one button does an action, but then in a different context a completely different action, if you know what I mean.


Initially frustrating but I got to grips with them eventually. The slow pace of the game grew on me and added to the immersion after a while.

What completely killed the game for me though was the terrible and repetitive mission structure, compounded with their extremely prescriptive completion methods (and any SLIGHT deviation to how Rockstar want you to complete the mission resulting in instant failure) running as a complete antithesis to the "Go anywhere! Do anything! Rules don't apply as you're a badass cowboy" theme that the game tries to convey outside of missions.

Oh, that and the camp system not having any impact on the game at all.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Zilnad » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:37 pm

Buffalo wrote:Got this a couple of Xmas’s ago and have eased through enough backlog to start it, and I was wondering what people’s thoughts are on the controls. I just feel like I’m really grappling with them, and frequently losing. The choices of buttons, knowing whether or not to hold, release, or tap, the changing of button ‘configurations’ in that one button does an action, but then in a different context a completely different action, if you know what I mean.


Yeah the controls are awful. Just wait until you shoot somebody instead of talking to them.

And I can't believe Rockstar still expect you to hammer X just to run.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Buffalo » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:18 pm

I guess it might help if I play literally no other game at the same time bar this, to maybe try and develop some sort of muscle memory for these god-awful controls. Literally done, like, 3 missions so we’ll see.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Memento Mori » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:10 am

Buffalo wrote:Got this a couple of Xmas’s ago and have eased through enough backlog to start it, and I was wondering what people’s thoughts are on the controls. I just feel like I’m really grappling with them, and frequently losing. The choices of buttons, knowing whether or not to hold, release, or tap, the changing of button ‘configurations’ in that one button does an action, but then in a different context a completely different action, if you know what I mean.

The controls are a big reason I abandoned this after like 2 hours playtime. Character movement feels like you're driving a tank through cement.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Saint of Killers » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:28 am

For me, it was that and what they did to the various bars (which on my initial playthrough made me fear they'd turned it into a sort of survival game!) which put me right off. Then I gave it one more try and, once I was out of the blizzard portion of the opening, movement felt like less of a slog and the pace in general picked up. That's how I found it anyway.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Buffalo » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:06 pm

Oh god yeah, it’s ‘health core’ this and ‘stamina core’ that. What does that even mean? :lol: Guess I’ll find out...probably.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Victor Mildew » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:10 pm

Buffalo wrote:Oh god yeah, it’s ‘health core’ this and ‘stamina core’ that. What does that even mean? :lol: Guess I’ll find out...probably.


I initially didn't like the game due to the controls, but on my second evening of playing it all clicked for me.

The core stuff though... I never bothered with it, it just made no real sense. Health drops, eat something. Why do I need a gold core?

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Buffalo » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:12 pm

I actually like the game so far, apart from not having a scooby about what to press when, and getting hand cramps every time I need to use the weapon/item/satchel/horse/whatever wheel.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Saint of Killers » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:17 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Buffalo wrote:Oh god yeah, it’s ‘health core’ this and ‘stamina core’ that. What does that even mean? :lol: Guess I’ll find out...probably.


I initially didn't like the game due to the controls, but on my second evening of playing it all clicked for me.

The core stuff though... I never bothered with it, it just made no real sense. Health drops, eat something. Why do I need a gold core?


Cores drain even if you're doing nothing. Rings drain when you're actually doing something. (Running, getting shot at, etc.) If your ring is empty ( :slol: ) your core will drain faster. Also, the fuller a core is the faster said ring will fill.

Don't worry about it and just do the following: make sure you keep stocks of consumables in your inventory filled to max/thereabouts. Thankfully that won't be an issue as consumables aren't scarce and nor is cash.

It's a cracking game and you should at least be playing to the point where you set up camp away from the snowy region. (Which is not that far into the game.)

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Buffalo » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:24 pm

I think it was explaining it to me in the top left corner of the screen but I was reading some subtitles dialogue I think, and missed it. Kinda hard to tell who is talking, a few of these drawly-accented cowboys sound the same to me.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Saint of Killers » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:35 pm

Yeah, tutorial messages are very easy to miss in this.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB - Coming to XB GamePass, May 7th.
by Saint of Killers » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:20 pm

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB - Coming to XB GamePass, May 7th.
by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:30 pm

I was THIS close to buying it again once I got paid!

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB - Coming to XB GamePass, May 7th.
by Buffalo » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:03 pm

Bloody typical.

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PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB - Coming to XB GamePass, May 7th.
by DarkRula » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:35 am

After buying it in the sale, it now comes to Game Pass. Should have honestly seen it coming considering GTA V is already on there. Ah well, it would have gone to Bully or something else anyway.

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