Red Dead Redemption 2

released on Oct 26, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the epic tale of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the infamous Van der Linde gang, on the run across America at the dawn of the modern age.

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Hat mich nicht gekriegt.
Die Dialoge sind sinnfrei und weder spannend noch lustig.
Das Jagen macht keinen Spaß und ist auch nicht nötig, da jede Mission auch ohne optionalen Mist zu bewältigen ist.
Es gibt 100 Sachen zu tun und keine macht Spaß..
Erneut ein Beispiel von:
Spielzeit statt Spielspaß.

Beautiful game with an intense story. Honestly liked it more than the 1st game, even with some small technical/mechanic issues (Guns holstering on horses, automatically creating a campsite, etc). I enjoy so much of the hunting/fishing and bounty chasing that it really shows the wild of the west, even approaching the 20th century.

I sunk at least 90 hours into this and still I don't think I loved it. An absolutely incredibly beautiful and detailed world and a well-written story with dozens of great characters including maybe my favorite protagonist in game history, but the gameplay that underpins it all is so shallow and repetitive that it does nothing to bring you into the world or story.
The number one thing you do in the game, particularly in missions, is gun combat and it is sometimes interesting at best. Most of the time it's slow, sluggish, and repetitive. There are so many different guns, numerous throwing weapons, dynamite, melee options, and different types of ammunition but it's all pointless when the best strategy in literally every situation is to go for headshots.
There are so many other mechanics in the game, like the hunting, robbing, challenges, crafting, and camp management, but none of them feel important or impactful because they have next to no impact on the main gameplay loop of lining up headshots.
So what you're left with is a gorgeous game of an amazing world populated with wonderful characters, and there's really nothing for you to do in it that engages you deeply. The best thing to do in the game is to either watch cutscenes or play dress-up with your cowboy, wander the world, and take screenshots. Which isn't the worst thing in the world - it kept me interested for 90 hours - but at the end I knew that the game had missed a wide open opportunity that few games even get close to achieving.

Completed every mission and collectibles as Arthur before saying goodbye to him.
Now it's John's turn to take care of the rest.