Red Dead Redemption Catch-all

Cannot wait for this, just not sure I get it or get the boxed set that has all of the DLC together.

MoonDragon wrote:
Does anybody know if this game is supposed to come out for PC?

I keep asking the same thing.

I would like to play...

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as John again, but I think I'd rather just start the game over again than mess around with this zombie nonsense.

I was hoping for more from this game DLC-wise. The only one I've even considered has been the one with the multi-player poker (which should have been on the disc anyway). I wanted more story driven content...which i guess this qualifies as, but not exactly what I was looking for.

New update.

Most interesting addition is friendly free roam. I'll definitely play that version of mp.

Ballotechnic wrote:
Gravey wrote:
MeatMan wrote:
Ballotechnic wrote:
What's odd though is it's John and not Jack, not complaining mind you, just odd.

As far as the storyline goes...
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I heard/read somewhere that the events of Undead Nightmare take place after John returns to his ranch, but (obviously) before the ambush by the lawmen.

Why does it even have to be "canonical" or fit into the "lore"? Can't it just be the mode where you get a sidestory with zombies?

Honestly, that's just how my mind works, especially if they're gonna use main characters. Maybe a trace of OCD? If it was some side thing that happened to someone else I wouldn't care.

Perhaps it will be told as a recounting, as in "a time of troubles" story that someone narrates to you which then plops you into it. So depending on were you are in the main story you're either going to live it or it's going to be a "flashback" of an event (a la Hitman Blood Money).

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Maybe John's just a highly functioning zombie himself!

How cromulent - I got back into Red Dead Redemption over the weekend and really enjoyed it, enough that I'm thinking of playing an entirely new game just to explore a bit more.

Also, top tip - I've discovered a tiny bug that is actually super handy if you do a lot of hunting and you're tired of the skinning/take feather cutscenes.

1. Shoot something
2. Ride your horse over to it and stop your horse right on top of it.
3. Get off horse and immediately hit the 'skin' button (Y on xBox)
4. Watch as Deer Meat and Buck Antlers (or whatever) are magically added to your inventory.
5. Get back on your horse and ride away.

This has the major added aesthetic benefit that you're not cluttering up the landscape with dozens of flensed carcasses, and it's super quick. Using this you can take down and skin a half dozen deer inside of a minute.

Yeah I do like it when that happens. More generally I believe it occurs whenever there is something in the way of it automatically putting you into the skinning position.

Yep, I can also confirm it works for looting bodies.

So the undead nightmare pack is out, I haven't played it yet but just downloaded it.

I was surprised that the Undead pack is going to cost $29.99 for the retail disc. Is this the same price for download-only?

SommerMatt wrote:
I was surprised that the Undead pack is going to cost $29.99 for the retail disc. Is this the same price for download-only?

No, you can either get all the DLC for 1600 points if you get the Undead Pack or just 800 points for just the Undead Nightmare.

I've played about an hour and it's awesome. If you liked RDR and like campy zombie movies, you definitely need to pick this up. The writing is great, full voice acting, Euphoria-powered zombies -- all set in the wild west. Ammo is a bit too scarce, but it's been a lot of fun so far.

ebarstad wrote:
SommerMatt wrote:
I was surprised that the Undead pack is going to cost $29.99 for the retail disc. Is this the same price for download-only?

No, you can either get all the DLC for 1600 points if you get the Undead Pack or just 800 points for just the Undead Nightmare.

I've played about an hour and it's awesome. If you liked RDR and like campy zombie movies, you definitely need to pick this up. The writing is great, full voice acting, Euphoria-powered zombies -- all set in the wild west. Ammo is a bit too scarce, but it's been a lot of fun so far.

Any idea how long it is? I forgot about his coming out and am really looking forward to it.

This DLC is really cool. Not only does it remind me of what I liked about the game originally (it's been a few months since I last played) but the played-out zombie theme feels wonderfully realized here. I've only played a bit over an hour but this is IMO clearly a much better zombie experience than Dead Rising, a game dedicated to the concept. Undead Nightmare is wonderfully creepy and the mood is artfully realized in the game environment. The zombies feel dangerous and combat against them feels more urgent than any shootout I remember from the main game. John is still an well realized player character and his interactions with his family and townsfolk so far has been a whole other layer of enjoyment on top of everything else.

I was only able to play enough to clear the Blackwater cemetery, but...dear God, this is the greatest.

Loving this DLC so far. It's really long (put 3 hours in so far) and still have plenty of quests. I forgot how much I loved the characters and the writing in this world. However,

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the bigfoot quest was a total "fry's dog" experience. i knew something was wrong with it the whole time i was killing them. but ugh!

Also, the narration/music is superb!

So I haven't really touched the main game of RDR (Been trying to wrap up Mass Effect 2). I understand that the Zombie DLC is a totally separate storyline, but does it have any spoilers to the main game? Will it ruin anything for me if I haven't finished the initial single player campaign?

Duffman wrote:
So I haven't really touched the main game of RDR (Been trying to wrap up Mass Effect 2). I understand that the Zombie DLC is a totally separate storyline, but does it have any spoilers to the main game? Will it ruin anything for me if I haven't finished the initial single player campaign?

I would think at a minimum it would spoil some characters and areas of the map you don't have available from the start.

You guys are tempting me to get this. I was planning to skip at least until a sale.

I plan to spend 1200 more points to get the 800 pts back for spending 2400 pts this month. If I get this, I still need another 400 from somewhere else to get the points back. My other option is something like Comic Jumper.

Decisions.

I'm with SpacePPoliceman -- Rockstar totally went all out with this DLC. I don't think I'd play this before the main single-player game, though, since you won't get as much out of the character interactions/cutscenes. Some of the lines are quite funny, but a lot of the humour is based on what you know about the characters from playing through the main campaign.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

I love how they went whole hog into this. The landscape is covered in an eerie haze. The autosave music has been swapped for a horror organ sting. I'm tempted to call the soundtrack changes "Acid Morricone".

Yeah the overall atmosphere is really impressive.

Love how the opening works your established affection for the Martsons (and I have quite a bit) into some nice zombie movie tropes. Really like that moment when things go silent for John as he proudly considers his son, too.

Duffman wrote:
So I haven't really touched the main game of RDR (Been trying to wrap up Mass Effect 2). I understand that the Zombie DLC is a totally separate storyline, but does it have any spoilers to the main game? Will it ruin anything for me if I haven't finished the initial single player campaign?

It's not exactly in continuity. I've already met characters who are supposed to be dead by the time you reach the area where Undead Nightmare begins. At the same time, the game gets a lot of mileage out of the mystery of the characters you hang out with at the start of UN.

I love how they went whole hog into this. The landscape is covered in an eerie haze. The autosave music has been swapped for a horror organ sting. I'm tempted to call the soundtrack changes "Acid Morricone".

The question is: is it worth $10? What's the duration of it? etc, etc

trueheart78 wrote:
The question is: is it worth $10? What's the duration of it? etc, etc

I'm 3 hours into it so far and still have quite a bit of content to get through. The offensive style of the zombies completely changes the dynamic of combat. The cutscenes and overall writing is every bit as superb and funny as the base game. And, I don't consider this a spoiler since it was in one of the promo trailers but,

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you get to ride the 4 horses of the apocalypse!

$10 is a steal, if you ask me.

trueheart78 wrote:
The question is: is it worth $10? What's the duration of it? etc, etc

I'm over five hours in and haven't gotten down into Mexico yet (though I'm not sure if you actually go down there or not). I don't see a clear end yet. For me, it's definitely worth $10 to keep RDR fresh -- one of my fav games this year, if not my fav overall.

@trueheart78

Yes! Yes! Yes! Granted I'm only a couple of missions into Undead Nightmares, but I think it builds brilliantly on the World established in the main campaign and provides a genuinely creepy experience.

Rockstar have been particularly clever in balancing things like DeadEye, with the availability of weapons and ammunication (at least early on). The feeling of near-invicibility that I felt in the final quarter of the main campaign is completely gone. Careless positioning and weapon choice can leave you in very sticky situations.

Many thanks and much praise to Rockstar for the perfect Halloween DLC!

I've really enjoyed it so far, easily worth the cost. It spans the entire map, and that does include Mexico. I've only made to Armadillo, as I've been trying to save each town before moving on. It was by far the hardest one yet, as I had to climb onto a rooftop to avoid getting swarmed. I can't wait to see how rough things get when you head south of the border. I like the story, as it's done in a campy b-movie "Night of the Living Dead" style. Seeing familiar characters from the main game zombified is just too cool for words, especially when I didn't like them to begin with.

I'll definitely be getting down on the double-XP weekend coming up, zombie overrun sounds like a blast.

The torch is your friend.

I think I just figured out how to spend my Halloween!

Great to see all the positive comments for Undead Nightmare. I bought and downloaded it on day 1 and plan to dive in this weekend, not that I've finished Costume Quest and am about done with Super Meat Boy.

Ballotechnic wrote:
I think I just figured out how to spend my Halloween!

+1

I haven't been paying much attention to RDR DLC to be honest. The game is still easily my GOTY but I have no interest in multiplayer and that seems like all that has been offered up so far on the download front.

However, Undead Nightmare sounds amazing. I read a couple reviews that said the single-player is 6+ hours and just as polished (cut scenes, excellent writing/acting) as the original title.

With the wife out of town this weekend I've got the perfect Halloween treat in store. I can't wait to turn down the lights and dive back in to the world of Red Dead!