Red Dead Redemption Catch-all

ianunderhill wrote:

I recently noticed the activity in this thread and read the last few pages. I've never done the MP in this and saw that a few people were interested in it last month. If any such interest still stands, please let me know - I'd love to give it a shot.

EDIT: It's late, sorry - I'm looking for people looking to play on XBL.

MP in this game with friends is great fun. I prefer the co-op missions more than the free roam, but I've only done each once. If and when my 4-month-old sleeps reliably enough for multi, I want to try more.

Happy Dave wrote:
Duffman wrote:

I played it straight, as in the only crimes I ever committed were by accident. It just didn't make any sense to me to pull off GTA-style crime sprees given the nature of the narrative in the game.

They don't make sense in the narrative, but they're also much harder to do - the marshals response and game mechanic 'punishment' for randomly offing people is far more severe than in GTA. Every death carries a bounty and a hit to your 'honour', murders spawn witnesses, the 'chase zones' for the marshals are bigger and harder to escape and so on. It may be a frontier, but the justice is swift.

RDR doesn't give the same sense of childish glee at unleashing chaos that GTA does, as well. The joy of GTA wasn't necessarily blowing up one car, but blowing up one car, so it blew up the next one, which blew up the next, etc. A chase in RDR is pretty straight-line--you don't get the moment where you nearly make the turn, when the FBI car broadsides you into wall, and a police car goes flying end-over-end from that, and your engine bursts into flames, so you have to jump out of the car and desperately run for the next one hoping you'll make it, and so on.

I did take a break in the middle of RDR, but it was one of the very few long games that left me wanting more by the end. I'd hoped for more SP content DLC beyond Undead Nightmare, which was fun, but not for the same reasons.

Not exactly news, but RDR successor teased.

I caved and bought RDR on the 360 when it released, and it's my favorite game of the last several years (probably top 3 all-time), but if Rockstar ignores the PC market with this next game, I may just return the favor.

MeatMan wrote:

Not exactly news, but RDR successor teased.

I caved and bought RDR on the 360 when it released, and it's my favorite game of the last several years (probably top 3 all-time), but if Rockstar ignores the PC market with this next game, I may just return the favor.

Gimme, gimme, gimme!

Wahoo! I've recently, finally dived into this one, and holy cow, why the hell didn't it click before? I'm stoked for a follow-up.

MeatMan wrote:

Not exactly news, but RDR successor teased.

I caved and bought RDR on the 360 when it released, and it's my favorite game of the last several years (probably top 3 all-time), but if Rockstar ignores the PC market with this next game, I may just return the favor.

It's news to me! Although, clicking through, it seems extremely vague as to when this might happen. At this point, I'm going to hazard a guess that it's next generation.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

It's news to me! Although, clicking through, it seems extremely vague as to when this might happen. At this point, I'm going to hazard a guess that it's next generation.

"You know, you might never see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as Universal could go under in an economic climate as unpredictable as this. Or you might in fact just die unexpectedly in your sleep."
- Fedaykin98 addressing a ten-year-old child

ianunderhill wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

It's news to me! Although, clicking through, it seems extremely vague as to when this might happen. At this point, I'm going to hazard a guess that it's next generation.

"You know, you might never see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as Universal could go under in an economic climate as unpredictable as this. Or you might in fact just die unexpectedly in your sleep."
- Fedaykin98 addressing a ten-year-old child

Not far off the mark, except for the age of the child.

I want RDR2 as much a anyone! Only good thing Rockstar has made since the GTA3 engine games.

I just finished this, finally. I stalled out in Mexico long ago, but decided to push through. It took only a couple nights of play to wrap it up, but I'm so glad I did it. This is on the short list for my favorite ending ever, as I'm sure it is for a lot of people. After finally giving ME3 a spin and being burned by the ending, this was an amazing ride. The folks at Rockstar absolutely nailed it!

Congrats! The game does bog down in Mexico.

After finally giving ME3 a spin and being burned by the ending, this was an amazing ride.

Oh, absolutely. You didn't see anyone complaining about that ending.... yet, the ME3 critics had all these insufferable jerks insisting that people who didn't like it should be playing dating sims instead, calling them whiny little crybabies because the end wasn't sunshine and puppies.

Well, neither was RDR's, and it was awesome.

Malor wrote:
After finally giving ME3 a spin and being burned by the ending, this was an amazing ride.

Oh, absolutely. You didn't see anyone complaining about that ending.... yet, the ME3 critics had all these insufferable jerks insisting that people who didn't like it should be playing dating sims instead, calling them whiny little crybabies because the end wasn't sunshine and puppies.

Well, neither was RDR's, and it was awesome.

Yup. A game has absolutely succeeded when you actually care about the protagonist as the end credits roll.

*checks to see if there's a PC release*

*sees there isn't*

*smashes face against a desk*

*removes game disk from console

*uses disk as coaster

*

Malor wrote:
After finally giving ME3 a spin and being burned by the ending, this was an amazing ride.

Oh, absolutely. You didn't see anyone complaining about that ending....

Disagree. I remember some people (myself included) being annoyed by the fact that...

Spoiler:

...the "John Marston" ending shoot-out in the barn was far too scripted, especially since you spent the entire game learning how to fight a giant gang of enemies, and the narrative forced you to die. It wasn't as egregious as ME3, though, and it wasn't the culmination of three games (90 hours/$180), so most people who complained just grumbled and moved on.

ruhk wrote:

*removes game disk from console

*uses disk as coaster

* ;)

What's a disk?

Vector wrote:
ruhk wrote:

*removes game disk from console

*uses disk as coaster

* ;)

What's a disk?

It's what you put drinks on.

Vector wrote:
ruhk wrote:

*removes game disk from console

*uses disk as coaster

* ;)

What's a disk?

What a New Zealander puts his monitor and keyboard on.

Bravo, both of you. Honestly.

Just fired this up this morning for the first time. Just one more objective, then I'll stop...

Hey there GWJango, anyone still have this game? I just picked up the GOTY version with the intent of going back in and doing some MP - anyone interested?

Everyone said, "when you think it's over, it's not over". Can someone post a total spoiler for me? Somehow the very end didn't offer a lot of closure to me.

That was about a year or so ago. Now it's all so foggy that I can't even remember the ending.

I remember not liking the spoiler above a couple of posts.

Spoiler:

I remember thinking, I want to be John Marston. I have no attachment to his son. This is stupid. Maybe I was reading into it too much, but it felt like starting a new character all over again. All those skills I earned, all of experience I earned for those mission, all of my unfinished achievements, now I have to start a new character?

Whether or not that was the case, I have an RPG mindset when playing most games.

Spoiler:

Yeah, that was the general consensus. Everyone likes John, no one likes his whingy son. Even so, there's a short mission chain that lets Jack avenge his father's death, at the end of which you get a title splash. THAT is the real ending.

And if memory serves, the transition to Jack is more or less a skin change. I don't think you actually lose anything.

Spoiler:

Correct, you don't lose anything in the switch

Ghostship wrote:

Everyone said, "when you think it's over, it's not over". Can someone post a total spoiler for me? Somehow the very end didn't offer a lot of closure to me.

That was about a year or so ago. Now it's all so foggy that I can't even remember the ending.

I remember not liking the spoiler above a couple of posts.

Spoiler:

I remember thinking, I want to be John Marston. I have no attachment to his son. This is stupid. Maybe I was reading into it too much, but it felt like starting a new character all over again. All those skills I earned, all of experience I earned for those mission, all of my unfinished achievements, now I have to start a new character?

Whether or not that was the case, I have an RPG mindset when playing most games.

In brief...

Spoiler:

Once you become Jack, you can go down to Mexico and you should have a mission marker along a river. You go there and find the sheriff that done killed your pa. You chat a bit and then have a gun duel followed by the credits rolling.

Lobsterhausered!!!!

SallyNasty wrote:

Hey there GWJango, anyone still have this game? I just picked up the GOTY version with the intent of going back in and doing some MP - anyone interested?

Yes. Emphatically, yes. Unfortunately the earliest date I have available is Feb 3rd.

@Ghostship: You pretty much got a handle on the ending. Plot wise I thought it was a brave choice, but it kinda sucks for the roleplay/immersion from that point forward. I think it was the right choice overall,

Spoiler:

you don't typically need much of a connection with your avatar in the post-game. I'm currently doing the Sleeping Dogs post game and though you play the same character any attempts at roleplaying pretty much fail at this point.

LobsterMobster wrote:
Spoiler:

Even so, there's a short mission chain that lets Jack avenge his father's death, at the end of which you get a title splash. THAT is the real ending.

And it was indeed one of the most bad-ass game endings in a long time.

Spoiler:

Ok, I think I did that. The credits rolled if I recall. I remember sitting there thinking I was gald it was done.

Spoiler:
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