Red Dead Redemption 2

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  1. Federal Farmer

    Federal Farmer Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home

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    Anyone playing this? I’m still downloading it.:waiting:
  2. Professor Sexbot

    Professor Sexbot Formerly Known As Vulcan 1

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    I'm playing. I'm several hours in and have stuck to Chapter 2. I'm enjoying just hunting and fishing and doing the occasional side quest.
  3. Zombie

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    I'm playing.

    Got the book.

    I feel like I'm taking a class to just play the game. The book is so damn big I'm expecting a test at the end. :lol:
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  4. Federal Farmer

    Federal Farmer Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home

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    I guess I’ll sit down tonight and play it.
  5. Ten Lubak

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    Keep meaning to get this but fucking work and family are getting in my way and making me angry
  6. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    I've been playing it, really enjoying it too. The detail is amazing, and so is the game play. I shot a guy in one of the saloons in Valentine, a few game days later was back in the town, saw the guy. He was missing the arm I shot him in.

    A few of the guys I work with, we're all playing the game. We're all having a lot of fun with it. If you're still early in the game, and come across a snakebit guy, suck out the poison. You'll see him again in Valentine, he'll buy you any gun you want at the gun shop.

    Bought the game on pre-order, from Best Buy. It was the special edition, normally $79.99, I've bought enough in the last year that I'm Elite Plus so had a special offer on it at $59.99, with 20% Gamer's Club also, so it was $47.99.

    Also has a good number of references and Easter Eggs to Red Dead Redemption.
  7. Federal Farmer

    Federal Farmer Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home

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    Made it to chapter three. Found the money stump with endless cash. Robbed a train and just wondering around. Had to take a break though.
  8. A Bangkok Atheist

    A Bangkok Atheist Don't believe his lies

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    I've been playing this for about a month now. I beat the game about a week ago. Probably the best story I've ever experienced from a video game, with one of the top three protagonists in any video game. This was on par with really well done cinema and TV, but with a greater depth and breadth of detail. The writing was surprisingly good, the voice acting was surprisingly good. But more than that, the controls were (mostly) easy to use and learn, and the attention to detail was more than what I was expecting. Even after beating the game, I've only encountered a handful of the hundreds of animals, hundreds of plants, hundreds of weapons, dozens of side quests, and dozens of random NPC encounters. I'm still playing the game just to complete most of those and explore the remaining parts of the map. There's no way I'm going to find every animal, but I'm content to at least hunt all of the legendary animals.

    NPC animals are just as fun as NPC humans:

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    Pro-tip: the game is super fun playing in a Grizzly Bear hat and sporting mutton chops the whole time:

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    Also, just god damn what a beautiful game:

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  9. matthunter

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    Enjoying the game so far (up to Chap 3) but it's a kick in the chops to the Libertarians unless they admit they like the days that Dutch and Cornwall could fuck over powerless folk. Hell, taking Strauss' loan shark missions makes me sick, and I ain't just talking the TB I caught offa Downes.

    Best bit so far? Burning the ledger of the slave-catcher. Yes, he once had a career built on human suffering that made him a "gentleman". No, his "I still exist!" ain't cause for pity. Existence is a given. Live by being better, don't stick with a shit past. Shame some folk in Charlotte thought there was still life in hate.
  10. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    I think my son plays this game - takes place in the old west? Yes the detail is pretty good. One of the characters was fishing and didn't just "catch a fish" he caught a redfin pickerel that looked just like a redfin pickerel! :yes: Not to nitpick put the redfin pickerel is only found east of the Mississippi River - but it is cool that the game would have such a random detail as a not-too-common species of fish.
  11. matthunter

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    Well, RDR2 takes place in some fictional states (to avoid offending folk) although a good portion seems to take place in the South since you bump into disgruntled ex-Confederates and former plantation owners bemoaning they can't beat the black folk no more.

    Beyond the made-up setting, though, the designers went nuts for realism (beyond obvious gaming stuff like the amount of damage you can take and deal out) - the balls of your horse will shrink appropriately to the temperature!

    http://www.ladbible.com/entertainme...ill-show-horses-balls-shrink-in-cold-20180923
  12. oldfella1962

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    HA! So if it's in the south redfin pickerel would make sense! Shrinking horse balls is definitely "attention to detail" no doubt about it.
  13. A Bangkok Atheist

    A Bangkok Atheist Don't believe his lies

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    Red-fin pickerel are indeed found only in the south of the game map: https://rankedboost.com/red-dead-redemption-2/redfin-pickerel/#locations

    However, it appears they're found west of the game's fictional Mississippi River (there's a fictional New Orleans at the end of a long river, and those fish are found far west of the river).

    Still, there's an impressive array of animal species in the game, at least 200 (15 of which are fish).
  14. Zombie

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    The game is crazy. I love it.

    I spent almost a half-hour watching a theater show in Saint Denis. In a video game! They really put a lot of work into this game.

    The only real nitpick I have with it is that it's so easy to accidentally grab someone by the throat on the street when you're trying to do something else. I've gotten into plenty of wild shootouts by accident. It's a good thing I turned off auto-save and manually save often.

    Also I find it hilarious that my horse can out run a train and meet me at any station.
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  15. A Bangkok Atheist

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    :lol: I've done the same thing, while alternately taunting and applauding the show

    Yeah that's my biggest gripe. Why would they map "mount horse" to the same button as "grab someone by the throat and rob them"? On the other hand, it does lead to some funny, random chaos.
  16. Teh Baba Returns

    Teh Baba Returns Fresh Meat

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    You can not mount here makes me laugh when I play ammo
  17. A Bangkok Atheist

    A Bangkok Atheist Don't believe his lies

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    I've been trying to dissect this post for five hours and I'm still not entirely sure what you're trying to say.
  18. matthunter

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    Legendary fishing is a cunt. I damn near pulled a muscle in my hand trying to reel in the pike that Hamish takes you fishing for, and the fucker got off the hook anyway. Apparently using your palm on the thumbstick is better for reeling and there's a knack to dragging the fish that the game isn't quite explicit on, but this game is gonna give some fucker carpal tunnel syndrome. I'm 44, my joints are gonna get arthritic with this shit.
  19. matthunter

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    Finished the main story. Had read the spoilers but goddamn. Got the high Honor ending though, so a good finish.

    Now for the epilogue.
  20. A Bangkok Atheist

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    The best song in the whole game is in the epilogue. The epilogue gets a little monotonous but it's worth finishing.
  21. matthunter

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    Is an official soundtrack out or coming out? I can only find "Tracks inspired by" stuff on iTunes...

    Unshaken is a good track, as is the one where you ride to help Eagle Flies at the oil factory.
  22. A Bangkok Atheist

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    I would imagine they'll release the soundtrack eventually.
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    Yeah did some Googling and looks like it's a given but no release date confirmed yet.

    Am also hoping the speculation is true that they might remaster RDR1 within the game - apparently someone found some sound files in RDR2 of adult Jack Marston, which chronologically doesn't make sense for the game but would if they are planning to let you recreate RDR1 and its epilogue. I never played the original, and apparently the only way to play it on Ps4 is via the PSN streaming service.
  24. A Bangkok Atheist

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    Yeah I've heard those rumors true. It would be great if they did a remaster of RDR1, or at the very least, just port it to the current console generation. My PS3 died years ago and I haven't been able to play the first one since then.

    What I'm really hoping for is Red Dead Nightmare DLC for RDR2. That DLC for the first game was probably hands down the best DLC because it was basically a whole new game. There were some allusions to zombies throughout the game (very minimal and you had to go out of your way to explore certain areas of the map).
  25. ed629

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    RDR1 was remastered on the Xbox One, it was sometime last year. The graphics aren't as good as on RDR2. I have the former as one of the Xbox 360 releases for the XBox One. Playing it, I thought the graphics looked better. Looked it up, and it did receive a graphics upgrade.
  26. matthunter

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    Yeah, could get it for the Xbone, I suppose. Was running out of HDD space with ESO and Destiny 2 installed, but an older game shouldn't take much room.
  27. A Bangkok Atheist

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    Can you hook up an external hard drive with the Xbox? I was running out of space on my PS4, and bought a 1 TB hard drive to help out. They've come down a lot in price.
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    Yes
  29. Zombie

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    Yes. I have almost every single game on mine on the external hard drive.
  30. matthunter

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    I'd read that, to avoid long load times, you should use a SSD rather than a regular external HDD, can anyone advise? To work with the Xbox's system, the drive needs to be 512gb minimum which is fine for HDDs but SSDs are still hella pricey at that capacity.

    Also, for the Xbox version of RDR1, worth springing extra for the GOTY edition with Undead Nightmare?