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Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming to PC....

Lysrin

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I think I'm skipping RDR2, just tired of having to play the bad guy or an 'anti-hero' in so many AAA games. I know it's got a morality system of some kind, but my understanding is you still play all the main story missions as an outlaw, robbing and murdering. I get it's a game and I don't have moral outrage about it, I think I've just got 'main character asshole' fatigue.
Definitely a valid point, I agree, and feel the same way about a lot of movies and shows these days. But RDR2 isn't quite that black and white, at least as much of the story as I've played. I haven't finished. You are certainly still a member of an outlaw band trying to make a living, but Arthur does get to make choices. But whether or not you get narrowed down in options and have to ultimately play it out as the bad guy, not sure. That would be a spoiler I suppose! :)

Not saying that to convince you to play it, just commenting on my experience with it so far.

I will say that in the online gameplay the good guy content seems considerably more lacking and repetitive than the bad guy options. For an online open world I'd like there to be more ways to make a lawmaker or at least law abiding citizen's living. Doing bounties is fine, but they get pretty repetitive.
 

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I absolutely loved Red Dead Redemption. Maybe its just me being impatient, but I hate it when a game forces you to move slowly or follow someone while dialogue is going on and for this reason I put RD2 down after 1/2 hour. I just couldnt do it.
 

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Oh and I should say @lowfat I found the HDR in RDR2 to be a little wonky. I think I have a setup I like now, but it looked bad when I first turned it on. It ain't no Horizon Zero Dawn for HDR, as you recently mentioned.
 

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I think I'm skipping RDR2, just tired of having to play the bad guy or an 'anti-hero' in so many AAA games. I know it's got a morality system of some kind, but my understanding is you still play all the main story missions as an outlaw, robbing and murdering. I get it's a game and I don't have moral outrage about it, I think I've just got 'main character asshole' fatigue.
Just so you know, the story mode does give you the option of doing the honorable thing every chance you get. it does affect how the ending plays out apparently.
 

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Playing now. Getting about 110FPS @ 4K with high'ish settings w/ 3080. Graphics definitely aren't near as good as H:ZD. HDR so far seems medicore. But I appreciate how life like everything is. A dead animal on your horse bounces independently. Horses taking a crap when need too. Dialogue is top notch so far.

EDIT: The interface is pretty damn terrible. Like a complete 180 to every single game I've played.

EDIT2: Also no saving mid mission? It was time for bed and I'm playing. I die and it it starts me back mid-mission. OK I guess that means it is saved there. Go to play again today and it is starting @ the beginning of the mission. I have to redo all the stupid horse riding and dialogue. And it can't be skipped. WTF.....

EDIT3: And my graphics settings keep resetting for some reason.
 
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Another follow up.

The UI is terrible. Go to the key binding page and you have to scroll through 10 pages trying to find what you want. The whole hold tab to inventory is dumb.

Feels like the game so far is a holding button simulator w/ a bit of horse riding sim. The QTE is dumb as hell. That crap should have died 10 years ago.

TBH I would have quit it permanently already if I didn't spend $27 on it. Once because I accidentally stole a cart, got a bounty, immediately got killed, and still had an even higher bounty after being killed. Then getting my ass kicked in a fist fight 5x as i couldn't figure out the damn key bindings. Like WHY would they not be like EVERY other game on the planet where you do fist fights. :mad:

EDIT: Also the 1+ minute to start playing the game after launching.

And I have to disable vsync + enable reflex EVERY time I launch the damn game. WHY?

AND how it disables fullscreen every time you alt+tab.
 

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Yeah I had forgotten that it's really a requirement to use a roller...

The other issues (graphics etc) I didn't experience.
 

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So you're really liking it then @lowfat ?

:D

I didn't have the graphic issues, except that the HDR is pretty poor. I think I mentioned that earlier. The menu system is lousy but once I had it all set up I didn't have to go back into it much. I don't recall losing my settings very often though. That's a weird one.
 

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So you're really liking it then @lowfat ?

:D

I didn't have the graphic issues, except that the HDR is pretty poor. I think I mentioned that earlier. The menu system is lousy but once I had it all set up I didn't have to go back into it much. I don't recall losing my settings very often though. That's a weird one.
Mostly enjoying it but the controls are so frustrating at times. Go to help someone, kill some bad guys. Go to talk to the person afterward and I aim my gun at them and proceed to get killed. Like WHY is aiming your gun and talking to someone the same damn key?!? :mad:
 

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