Red Dead Redemption 2

ViciousFish

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I’m still average weight or whatever they call it.

All I really ever do is grab a bowl of stew every time I happen to hit my camp.
 

Laz

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Caved and bought a copy. It had one of the preorder bonuses attached, so there's that.

Gorgeous game. I'm stoked that Rockstar fixed the third person camera from GTAV, it feels much more solid and less floaty which means third person combat isn't a pain in the ass. I'm eagerly awaiting the online mode.
 

Lord of The Curry

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Finally finished the main storyline. All in all a pretty incredible achievement, I'm not sure if it'll have the replay level of GTA for me but the writing and acting in this were probably the best I've ever seen in a video game.

The emotional aspect of the game is what sets it apart. The feelings I had when Sean, Hosea and Lenny got killed were all ones of genuine sadness and sorrow. I teared up big time when Arthur said goodbye to his horse and when he's diagnosed with TB. I genuinely wanted Micah dead and felt legitimate frustration with Dutch. I was incredibly happy when John proposes to Abby with the ring that Mary gave to Arthur. I can't recall ever feeling this invested in the characters of a game and what their outcomes would be.

And Sadie Adler is the realest chick ever.
 

Laz

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I bawled when Arthur is riding back to camp to confront Micah and the various good things people said about him play over the music. Jesus Christ that was hard.
 

Laz

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Two of my friends have. They've both said it's clearly designed for having multiple friends on at once, and it looks like R* mashed the original RDO with what GTAO is to varying degrees of success.
 

Laz

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Just beat this. The Epilogue is a chore but a bit of a necessity to tie off loose ends and set up RDR1, but hot damn was it incredible. I laughed, I cried, and the music for the bigger action scenes was so on point that I couldn't help but feel wholly invested.

9.5/10, with only the grind of the Epilogue and Chapter 5 standing out as being lame.
Fuck Micah.
 

Youth N Asia

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I’m only starting chapter 4. I’m stretching this fucker out. I feel like I can guess how it’s going to end though.

Loving the game. After it opens up a little it’s so enjoyable.
 

Sabre

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I’ve just arrived at Saint Denis and did a few missions. I’m already starting to work out what’s gonna happen.
 

KingPK

KingPK
I'm still on chapter 3 because I'm still just running around hunting and exploring. I bought an Arabian so getting around is a lot faster. I'm not hugely into the story yet but I think some pretty serious stuff is going down soon since I just went to the party in Saint Denis.
 

Lord of The Curry

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I noticed once the epilogue opens up that riding around in the south I came across a broken oil rig with a wooden sign that read "Plainview". Somebody at Rockstar is a There Will Be Blood fan!
 

KingPK

KingPK
Just finished Chapter 6. One of the strongest finishes to a game I've ever played. Arthur Morgan has rocketed to the top of best protagonists in gaming history.

Yes, fuck Micah. I couldn't remember if he shows up in the original so I was waiting to put a bullet in his brain, but I guess that's for Marston to do.

Now it seems like a whole new game has started and I honestly am fine with it. I want to see how they set up where John is at the start of the original.
 

Youth N Asia

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Without spoilers I just got off the island recently. Glad that didn’t linger too long. While I’m loving the game. I feel like I’m ok with it coming to an end.
 

Sabre

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KingPK said:
Just finished Chapter 6. One of the strongest finishes to a game I've ever played. Arthur Morgan has rocketed to the top of best protagonists in gaming history.

Yes, fuck Micah. I couldn't remember if he shows up in the original so I was waiting to put a bullet in his brain, but I guess that's for Marston to do.

Now it seems like a whole new game has started and I honestly am fine with it. I want to see how they set up where John is at the start of the original.

Best game ive played from a narative POV... tho The Last of Us is right up there.
 

KingPK

KingPK
I guess I can see how people say the Epilogue can be kind of a slog but I'm really enjoying it. Sadie becoming a badass bounty hunter is great and I love going out on missions with her. I don't remember if she is in the original either, so I'm kind of dreading her being killed by Micah or something. Also, the song that plays during the house building scene is fucking delightful.

This game is really making me want to start up the original again as soon as I finish it.
 

Laz

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The slog is really just the build to Sadie's return, following John working as a ranch hand and building the house and whatnot. It's not too bad, really, but to follow Arthur's death with that is a tonal shift that feels worse than it is.
 

Sabre

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You know it’s ironic as hell that the story was
dutch needing one big score so they could all live in happiness. When I ended the main Arthur story with about 5k. That was through hunting, fishing etc so if they had all actually worked for it they could have went legit.
 
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