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  • 1 - Red Dead Revoltion

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  1. #141
    Attention: if you have not reached the epilogue of the story then do not click the spoiler below. Even reading the video title will spoil the story. Seriously. Don't do it.


    I found a couple of old gang member graves through random exploration and wondered whether Arthur's might be someplace too. So I moseyed on over to the mountain where he came a cropper and, after a little searching, there it was. It was quite a poignant moment, at least as far as video game moments go. I really liked Arthur. He was believable.





  2. #142
    Thanks, I won't!

    I'm still in Chapter 4. I've got miiiiles to go!

  3. #143
    Chapter 4? Yeah, you're about half way through, in terms of the story anyway. Here's a funny vid you can watch:




    Mad.
    Last edited by Zen Monkey; 12-04-2019 at 10:38 AM.

  4. #144
    Ha! I've not been struck by lightning, but heard you could be.
    There's a video of bizarre deaths on YouTube.

    So many tiny details!
    Like, Arthur holds his cards differently and less hidden than when he's playing in saloons.
    Oil wagons leave a trail when shot and it can be set alight like a fuse.
    Your horse throws off other people when you whistle.
    Cats eyes glow in the dark.
    Weapon condition affects the sound and the colour of the smoke.

    Have you taken many photos?

    It's so pretty, I quickly filled my 99 photo limit!

  5. #145
    Quote Originally Posted by Golgo View Post
    I'll never play this as I can't forgive Rockstar for the way they treated their staff. That is until it's down under 20 and then all bets are off as it does look awesome and it'd be a shame for all that slave-labour to go to waste.
    PM me your address and I'll send you my copy as a gift. That way you'll get to play it without giving Rockstar a penny.

  6. #146
    Quote Originally Posted by Zen Monkey View Post
    PM me your address and I'll send you my copy as a gift. That way you'll get to play it without giving Rockstar a penny.
    This really is enormously kind, Zen Monkey, thankyou...but would you believe I got a new copy the other day - temped in no small part by your and others' ruminations in this very same feed?! Sekiro has miffed me off a bit so RDR is installed ready to go. I'm looking forward just to enjoying the landscape in a fairly hassle free manner...

  7. #147
    I know where you're coming from, but I was thinking about this as I was riding around and by boycotting the game, you're also not giving them any money or appreciating this amazing achievement in gaming.
    I've had a couple of plot developments and I didn't realise how attached I'd become to my cowboy.

  8. #148
    Quote Originally Posted by Golgo View Post
    This really is enormously kind, Zen Monkey, thankyou...but would you believe I got a new copy the other day - temped in no small part by your and others' ruminations in this very same feed?! Sekiro has miffed me off a bit so RDR is installed ready to go. I'm looking forward just to enjoying the landscape in a fairly hassle free manner...
    No worries. I'm on the exact opposite trajectory in that I'm coming from the easy going, do-as-you-please, free-flowing fun on Red Dead 2 to what I expect will prove a very grueling and borderline masochistic experience - ie Sekiro.

  9. #149
    So I finished this Sunday after playing it for about 8 months, so you can tell I liked it.

    As with the original game, I fell in love with exploring the map and doing my own thing, rather than following what the story asked, but the game totally let me do that.

    I always seem to like the collection side of things and this has loads, probably too much because I got bored finding the dinosaur bones, but did loads of the other searching challenges.

    Some of the challenges were dull enough to drop too, like the gambling one. I didn't even start some of the other ones like the bandit, as I was trying to be a good boy.

    I really enjoyed the story. I'd forgotten 99% of what happens in RDR1, but this lead neatly into it.
    It was funny watching a recap video and it was the same character models, but lower res!
    Like others, I got really attached to Arthur after spending so many hours with him.
    There's a pivotal moment that stood out for me. It's the one in St. Denis and...

    Arthur collapses after a mission and is taken to the doctor who tells him he has tuberculosis and it's fatal. I couldn't believe it. I Googled to see if I could avoid it if I reloaded - you can't.



    Your view of Arthur, his world and his place in it totally changes and it's heartbreaking.

    I said elsewhere that it's really jarring when

    The game starts again with John. You've gone from this crescendo of action and a lust for vengeance, only to end up shovelling **** and getting nagged at by my virtual wife. Once things even out a bit, I found I enjoyed the pace and comparitively upbeat tone really enjoyable.



    However, the star of the show was the world that Rockstar have created.

    Even on the last day of playing, I was smiling at a beautiful sunrise.
    On my penultimate day, I was finishing the Survivalist challenge, doing some fishing as the sun was setting. The fish were splashing about through the clear water and the sun bathed everything in an orange hue as it set behind the mountains.



    The nature was amazing too. I was riding through the snowy North and found a bear fighting off a pack of wolves.
    So often, there are little moments like this. Obviously, they're scripted, but the beauty of it is that you don't feel like Truman, spotting the same car and people on a loop, but like this world would be going on even if you weren't there to witness it. A train riding across distant tracks, clouds casting shadows on a valley, a guy shooting his foot when he's covering his eyes, a moonshine distillery exploding and so on.

    There are dozens of little things to find all over the map that make it worth exploring, like a house hit by a meteor, Frankenstein's lab, the Viking burial ground or the haunted woods (which made me **** my pants!)

    Such a varied set of environments. From the opening section in the snow, I actually felt a bit of relief when the map opened up a bit and you move to somewhere warmer.

    This isn't a perfect game. Some of the buttons are mapped badly and you go from trying to pat a horse to punching it, sometimes your horse will ride off a cliff on autopilot, the game might make you upset a character for no fault of your own and thus starts a bloodbath.

    However, it's a monumental accomplishment.

    I'll finish with a few shots of some of the amazing things I saw on my cowboy adventures.


  10. #150
    Yeah, I'm mega late to the party. It's only taken me until chapter 2 to go full on Westworld and ignore the story, enjoying it though!

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