Reviews will start going up on Thursday, October 25 at 4:01am Pacific
Seeing reviews from critics has always been one of gamers' best interests on the day of release. Reviews on RDR 2, apparently, will start going up just a day before its release. I expect nothing less than 95 to be honest, considering the amount of attention it has attracted since the first of the series has made its appearance. Any predictions?
Here's what RDR 1 got in 2010 btw
The best screenshot they have revealed so far
This best represents the image of what American Frontier feels like, at least to me. The graphics here are stunning, and I like how Arthur and the horse are shadowed by the dim light of fading sun. It almost feels like an awfully well drawn painting to me. Clearly, I'm exaggerating, but this might even surpass the beauty of real life.
I'm going all out on RDO on the first day
Ever since I got a late start at playing GTA Online, I never got to enjoy the game to the fullest because everyone else was so ahead of me. The only option for me at that moment was to buy Shark Cash cards, and I didn't feel like spending real money to buy those. For that reason, I declare that I'll be starting RDO as soon as the game comes out. Campaigns can wait for later. I'm going to be putting my all efforts to take a strong lead ahead. Who's with me?
Developers were working 100 hours a week to make this
Dan House, the Vice President of Rockstar games stated in an interview that the employees were working 100-hour weeks to finish making the game. Working 12 hours a day for a week alone would only take no more than 84 hours. It's unimaginable how a person can work for more or less than 100 hours in a week.
Who else is having a day off on the day of release?
I'm going to ask for a leave on 26th to play RDR 2 for the whole weekend! Already excited to enjoy the game from start to end without having to stop in the middle! I've already told my gf and friends that I won't be available on weekends in the same week. This is going to be the best day of 2018 if my plan goes undisturbed.
Main campaigns alone take more than 60 hours to beat
In an interview with Vice President of Rockstar Games, Dan Houser, it is revealed that the game will likely to take more than 60 hours to beat main missions only. What's amazing is that developers lost some of the features along the way due to technical difficulties and sacrificed 5 hours of gameplay because they were lacking enough time to fully develop what they had planned. GTA V was long, but it just didn't take this long to see the end! HYPE JUST GOT MORE HYPED!
RDR2 graphics and more🔥🤠
I’m particularly distracted by the weather, perhaps because it’s often an afterthought in games. In RDR2 the sky is not just bright, then dim, then dark; rainy and then sunny. Its ever-changing, and rendered with unprecedented verisimilitude. Cloud patterns form and disperse, mist hangs heavy in a valley, wind uproots the brush and sends bits of leaf flying past you. It’s staggering just how much of a difference this all makes to the atmosphere and palpability of the game. Rockstar’s latest title is alive like no other game before it. It remembers. Your actions have consequences. If you start a fight in a saloon after too much moonshine one night, don’t expect to be greeted by the barman with a “so what it’ll be?” the next day (or in a week or two for that matter) but rather a “we don’t want no more trouble, y’hear?” And that’s if you’re lucky; depending on his personality he might choose to reprimand you much more aggressively.
POLL: Which of the editions are you buying or have you pre ordered?
RDR 2 is exactly 14 days away, and I'm building a 2 week poll based on the choices we are offered to choose from. I myself have pre ordered the standard edition from a local game store near where I live. I just couldn't afford extra money to buy more expensive ones.
A great deal on RDR 1
Red Dead Redemption 1 is on discount on Xbox Games store. With gold membership, you can purchase the game just under $10. Although the description says "Download to Xbox 360," through backward compatibility, you can also enjoy the game on Xbox One as well. Also, from what I've heard, Xbox One X offers a much better gaming experience for RDR. If you haven't tried the game yet, I'd say this is the best chance to experience the original Red Dead Redemption.
RDR 2 is found out to be just over 50gb
Just days ago, I posted a tweet about how you need at least 105gb of free space to enjoy Red Dead Redemption 2. A breaking news from NDTV, however, tells otherwise. In fact, you only need 50gb of free space to download and another 3 for a day one patch. You would still need a hefty amount of free space on your device to download and install digitally, but apparently, if you're considering buying a disc, you won't need as much as 105gb.
PS4 Early Access Content Revealed
Grizzlies Outlaw Outfit – available day one in Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode and at the launch of Red Dead Online
Red Chestnut Arabian Horse – available at the launch of Red Dead Online
Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle – available at the launch of Red Dead Online
High Roller Double-Action Revolver – available at the launch of Red Dead Online
Apparently, when you get RDR 2 on PS4, you're provided with these early access items. The game must be purchased to have these items ofc, and you also have to be subscribed to PS Plus. It sucks that three of the items are only available at the launch of RDO, but it kinda feels nice to have an outfit at the very least. Better than nothing, isn't it?
Red Dead Redemption 2' Will Reward Hardcore Players With A Cool Easter Egg
Look at you, Googling “Red Dead Redemption 2” every five seconds, sifting for nuggets of new information like a desperate, unwashed prospector. It’s pathetic.
But understandable. We’re doing the same thing, and we’ve been rewarded with a little in-game Easter egg for our troubles. According to TechRaptor, a gtaforums.com user called Morgan (okay, it’s not the New York Times but we’ll take anything at this point) has found out that disabling the game’s minimap will change the dialogue within the game.
The user revealed: “Apparently, the dialogs will also change if you play without the HUD. They tell you to go north and discribe the place where you need to go for example instead of a icon om the minimap. Didn’t know that yet…”
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'Red Dead Redemption 2' Gameplay Preview
He says he discovered the tidbit from a Belgian and Dutch gaming magazine called GAMEPLAY. A Belgian forum member backed Morgan up, so it might just check out.
Red Dead 2 wouldn’t be the first game to try out such a feature. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind forced users to find their way by consulting their journal, and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey has an exploration mode which makes the game feel less linear.
We’ll have to wait until the game is finally released on 26 October to find out if gtaforums’ Morgan is a damn, dirty liar – until then, why not read about the Red Dead original you probably never played?
Red Dead Redemption 2's Most Surprising New Details And Features (So Far)
As is to be expected from a new project that Rockstar has been working on for years, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an incredibly dense open-world game that's jam-packed full of details. We recently got to go hands-on with the high-anticipated sequel, and while playing we discovered numerous mechanics and details that go above and beyond those from the original Red Dead Redemption. While the game features improvements to pre-existing mechanics, there are light survival systems this time around. These require you to pay attention to things like your body temperature, gun maintenance, and meat expiration. As fans of the original, all of these new details are surprising and unexpected. But what has us the most enthused about it all is how these mechanics are likely to foster tons of ridiculous shenanigans in the game's world--especially once Red Dead Online releases.
We got to experience many of the new systems at work--most of which you can read about in our comprehensive feature compiling them all. But there were some fascinating standouts we wanted to highlight that we feel will contribute to some of the game's most memorable and entertaining moment-to-moment experiences. Included in this feature are nine of the most unexpected mechanics and details in Red Dead Redemption 2.
If you haven't already seen our Red Dead Redemption 2 preview covering the story missions we saw, make sure to read it for our in-depth impressions on the game. Though, if you want to get caught up with everything there is to know about Red Dead Redemption 2, check out our roundup of everything we've learned about RDR2. In the meantime, what details are you most excited to experience in Red Dead Redemption 2? Let us know in the comments below.
Clothes Make The Outlaw
The game's clothing customization options are comprehensive--each character will have different sets to coincide with hot and cold weather conditions. The type of clothes you wear will affect Arthur's performance. For example, if you wear a weighty jacket during a hot summer day, your running stamina will take a big hit.
Your Guns Can Degrade And Jam
You need to take care of your weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2. You have the option to clean them, which is incredibly important to do regularly because guns can jam mid-fire due to disrepair and environmental conditions. You don't want to be caught with a rusted gun--lest you seek to dig yourself an early grave.
Hunted Materials Can Rot And Be Damaged
The components you acquire from hunting all have an expiration date. If you're not careful, time will eventually take its toll and both the fresh pelt and carcass you've acquired will start to rot and attract vermin, reducing its value and making you generally unpleasant to be around. Not only that, but if you use a firearm to kill an animal as opposed to an arrow or knife, its pelt will be damaged and will sell for less at local stores.
Cleaning, Grooming, And Feeding Yourself
Speaking of unpleasantness, NPCs will react not just to the stink of your rotting deer corpse, but also if you haven't taken a bath in a while. Arthur needs to get clean and change his clothes every once in a while, since townsfolk may refuse to talk or serve him based on his appearance--having blood on your jacket doesn't attract the best reactions.
Time also has an effect on Arthur's hair, which actually grow longer. Customizing Arthur's haircut and facial hair styling is also dependent on length since you're allowed to cut things shorter, but won't have access to options that require more hair--a more realistic take on customization compared to GTA V. Of course, you're welcome to not pay attention to grooming. In fact, you can totally rock the mountain man look by just letting Arthur's hair and facial hair grow to its max.
Arthur will need to eat to keep his health and stamina meters up, but will also lose and gain weight depending on his food intake. He'll have to stay active in order to keep in top shape.
You Will Get A Camera
We started a side quest during our time with Red Dead Redemption 2, and the mission giver handed Arthur a camera. This camera could be used at any time via your inventory, and yes, the first thing we did was take a selfie.
These aren't arm-out handheld selfies, though. The mode is titled "self-portrait" and will frame Arthur's whole body as if the camera were set up on a tripod. You'll be able to adjust expressions and poses, too--expect to see a whole bunch of self-portraits depicting Arthur squatting in front of various things on Twitter once the game releases.
You Can Lose Your Hat
If you're not careful, you can easily lose your hat in the midst of a shootout. If you drop your hat, you need to physically pick it back up to get back to looking like a proper outlaw. Though, if you ride away from your hat, it'll appear as an icon on the map. However, it will reappear back on your horse if you go too far away. Alternatively, Arthur can swap his hat for any other one that just happens to fall off someone else's head. Sometimes you just have to adjust your style on the go.
There's A Killcam That Changes Depending On Your Honor
When you take out the final opponent during a gunfight, a killcam will frame that final blow a la Max Payne 3. This will change depending on Arthur's moral standing: If you've been a naughty cowboy, these kill cams will be gorier. If you've been upstanding and honorable, they'll be framed in a more heroic fashion like those from the classic film Westerns of old.
You Can Break Enemy's Weapons
Speaking of heroic behavior: if you want to go the more non-lethal route, it's possible to shoot weapons out of enemy hands. Not only that, but you can even shoot at their weapons and break them. This seems like a handy technique if you're looking to be an outlaw with a heart of gold as opposed to a straight-up cold-blooded killer.
Catch A Stage Show
Assuming he isn't too stinky to make it past the ushers, Arthur can kick back and catch a show at the local theater. We're curious the sorts of genre of theater you'll be able to see or what Arthur like watching.
You Can Dance (If You Want To!)
If you find yourself at camp and the mood strikes you, you can break a leg and dance with your gang. The simple moves in the trailer seems fairly traditional, but we'll put good money on there being sillier options whenever Red Dead Online launches.
Horse Dressage And Drifting Techniques
Horses are an important part of Red Dead Redemption 2, but it seems like they're far more capable creatures than they've ever been in previous games. During our hands-on, we were able to rear our horse on its hind legs, perform drifts to change direction quickly (apologies to equestrian enthusiasts), and move our horse precisely by performing dressage techniques.
I don't think the chance of getting a PC version is high
As some of you have posted below on how there could be a possibility of seeing Rockstar develop a PC version for RDR 2, I did my own reasoning on whether this could really happen or not.
GTA V originally came out in September, 2013 on PS3 and Xbox 360. A year later, It was released on both consoles of current generation. It wasn't until 5 months later from the PS4 and Xbox One version that Rockstar finally ported the game to PC. What's interesting is that the total number of people playing GTA V on PC is nowhere enough to that of console versions. Let's look at the numbers below.
This is a graph that shows the gap between revenues of both versions. I cannot vouch for the credibility of the statistics, but as a person who experienced both versions, it's kind of obvious to see from in-game that consoles just have more players who spend money.
Also, considering the fact that console devices run on exclusive operating systems of their own, PC is more vulnerable to getting hacked which can naturally lead to putting more resources.
I cannot say for sure that RDR 2 will absolutely bail out from getting a PC version considering how it has been a sort of a trend in the gaming industry nowadays to release games on all platforms. Also, as a fellow gamer, I would love to see the game to be released on PC. However, I just wanted to tell you that it feels a little unreasonable to assume that RDR 2 will be on PC as well just because GTA V had its chance.
I fckn hate that I have so many games to play
Ever since September, so called must-try games are pouring out every week or month or so. Spider-man, NBA 2K, AC: Odyssey, CoDRDR 2, Fallout 76... Considering there are many mores to come next year, I can list things all day. At this rate, I'm never getting a chance to try RDR 2 anytime soon, cause I gotta finish the ones I already started. I already pre-ordered the damn thing😭 As strange as it may sound, STOP SPAMMING QUALITY GAMES FOR GOD'S SAKE! I'm working full-time, and I have enough shit to do night and day!🤣 Please take this as a joke😂
Is PS4 Pro worth getting just to play RDR 2?
Just watched the second trailer for RDR 2 again, and it got me thinking whether I should buy PS4 Pro for better performance. Obviously, because I have a regular PS4 that I bought on the year it first came out, the machine's getting pretty old and is not enough to run the game on higher resolution. The monitor I own supports 4K, and it seems useless to miss out an opportunity to play the game in better graphics. If you were in my shoes, would you be willing to buy it for the sake of better gaming experience?