Rockstar has just released 6 minutes of gameplay for Red Dead Redemption 2 and it is everything we could ask for. This is probably Rockstar’s most immersive game yet.
We get an introduction to the main character, Arthur Morgan’s, crew. The player will have the ability to get to know everyone in the family as you’ll be able to talk to them anytime you want. They’ll also give you a variety of things to do such as activities and missions. You have the option of bringing someone along when you’re hunting and fishing. Your home base, which is a camp, will store your food, supplies, and money.
I believe the best part, and my favorite part, at that, is how much you can interact with the background people. You can talk to anyone and are given a variety of options on how to handle the conversation/situation such as greet, antagonize, defuse, stop witness, threaten, dismiss, beat, and rob. I’ve never seen a game this immersive before. People exist in this game. Their actions are not just on an endless loop. Their schedules can be disrupted and they will notice if your presence is there. If you point a revolver at the woman who’s tending to her field, she may either beg for mercy or call for help. Characters will also remember if you kill people they care about. Things are going to get so real in this game. You are connected to everyone in this world and everyone is connected to you. You don’t only get to play as Arthur, you become him.
The combat system has gotten a whole new feel. The close-up combat system has been revamped giving you more ways to take your opponent down. Guns have become more realistic in terms of recoil and reloading keeping the player in-tuned with the shootout. Dead Eye, the shooting mechanic that allows players to slow down time to focus and improve aim, is also back. Hunting also has its perks. Wounded animals can get away if not killed which will force you to track it down. You can bring animals carcass’ with you to town to sell at the store, gunsmith, and bars.
Your trusted steed also have gotten a makeover. You can feed and groom the horse to increase the bond between you two. The stronger the bond, the better the horse’s performance. While this is a dope feature, it may get frustrating sometimes to have to build a bond with every horse you come across in order to maximize their performance. You’ll have to stay loyal to the same horse the whole time and while shootouts are happening, that will be pretty hard to do in terms of keeping your horse alive.
This is only part one of RDR2 gameplay as they Rockstar will show more features of gunplay. I’m looking forward to seeing what more this game has in store. Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26th, 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One.
This is not a game. It’s a movie. It’s real life. It’s an experience.
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