Cian Maher writes: Red Dead Redemption 2 came out two years before the next-gen consoles, but it's still the most "next-gen" game on the market.
Damn skippy i still need to finish this baby.
If you haven't finished it already, well I have to question whether you ever will man. Loved the game. One of the biggest pains in the A to Platinum though.
On my second play through. RDR 2 is that good
Give me 60fps in next gen and holy crap I'll be motivated to finish
Haven't even bought it yet. You're far better off mate. Guess I'll have the luxury of experiencing it in next gen glory.
Next gen is PS6. Use your words correctly.
“Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Still The Most Next-Gen Game I Have Ever Played” Then you need to play the last of us 2. Visually, and overall, that was our first glimpse into next gen.
They're both way ahead of the competition technologically. I definitely understand why someone would say this about RDR2 in particular. It's an open world game that genuinely feels alive with lots of complex systems, and that somehow still looks years ahead of its competition.
I disagree. When it comes to tech no other game even comes close to Flight Simulator 2020.
@Imalwaysright - FS2020 isn't a game any more than Google Earth is..
Psychotica You can pick and choose what a game is all you want but it won't change the fact that tech wise Flight Simulator is by far more ambitious than RDR2 or TloU2.
@imalwaysright On this occasion you're very wrong, so you need to change your name
ScootaKuH I will if you can give me any reason as to why I should so let me know what any other game is doing that it as technologically impressive and as ambitious as what you see in this video https://www.youtube.com/wat... . If you can't then don't even bother replying to me.
Ghost of Tsushima is the best looking last gen open world game afaic, just ahead of RDR2. That said in a multiplatform way of view, RDR2 is the better technical achievement of the past generation.
Yet RDR2 looks much better than it and is also open world. The only thing better in TLOU 2 are the character models and animation.
Dude TLOU2 looks unbelievably better, but that's to be expected because it's not an open world game. IN FACT, these games should not be compared. RED DEAD 2 is a masterpiece in every sense of the word, and so is TLOU2
trenchantly it's impossible for an open world, RDR2, to look or feel better than and more liner one like TLOU2. but both are fantastic in their own ways.
That’s just objectively wrong. Makes me think you haven't played either.
"TLOU2 looks unbelievably better" Nope. Not even hating, but RDR2's environment and lighting just look far better than anything in TLOU 2. Like I said, TLOU excels in character models and animation, but everything else RDR2 looks undoubtedly better and more refined.
I was going to make my usual troll comment about how neither looks good compared to an xbox exclusive but I couldn't actually think of any
It is really one of the most stunning games I've ever played but still runs at 30fps. if we're looking at just OG consoles then it's easily top 3, I would say RDR2 is more impressive simply because it's totally open world. On the Pro/Series X though technically Gears 5 is more impressive to me because it manages to run at 60 fps and looks gorgeous! I know this will get me crucified of course because I mentioned an Xbox game but I have and love all the above games and am speaking objectively.
Gears 5 has better visuals than either of those
And it's 60 fps on the One X. Hiverbusters looks even better, practically next gen. It's sad how little love Gears gets.
TLOUS 2, Ghosts, RED 2, Gears 5 and Forza Horizon games are easily some of the best looking of this gen imo.
Lol, good joke.
This is true.
Visually yes. But in other areas... I certainly hope not or I'll have to stop gaming.
This is one of my faves I still have to play the first RDR game but RDR2 is f*cking great still remember getting drunk once and ran the horse head first into a couple of trees.
If you've already played RDR2 I wouldn't go back to RDR, which now looks and plays ancient in comparison. Was hoping Rockstar would one day release a RDR Remaster inside RDR2's world as SP DLC, but sadly that never materialized
I'm totally holding out hope for a full remake of the first game. But it will probably never happen so a real Remaster would be cool
I tried going back to RDR after completing RDR2. It was borderline unplayable now as the control scheme was pretty rough comparatively. And the damn map limitations and inability to swim... lol
Been running a Rockstar Online marathon this month. Got to lvl 100+ in GTA & 70+ in RDR. Lots of in-game sales in RDR lately including all Moonshine upgrades and Trader Wagons. The stuff that makes you money.
I thought this game was utter shit..stiff movements and terrible map visibility. Ruined everything for me
Gameplay was the real bummer for me
Same here. All their innovations went into the world around, but nothing into the gameplay itself. It is just a bland and clunky game to play.
Yeah it has the gameplay mechanics of a Ps2/3 game at best.
It's easily the most next gen world I've seen I know there was a lot of hope that a certain recent game would reach the same heights but rockstar really nailed the world building in rdr2 NPCs.feel like they are loving their own lives and you enter them and interact with them. The animals and fidelity of the world it's second to none in open world format the only other game that beats it graphically is tlou2 but that's a linear level design so it can afford to do that.
I still haven't tried this game, but honestly the setting looks boring to me. I will still give it a try though!
If it already looks boring to you, you probably won't like it. Some people went in expecting GTA with cowboys, and then came out disappointed that it wasn't. It's story-driven and slow-paced. If you're okay with that concept, and open to it, it's amazing. Personally, I loved this game. But if you're the kinda guy (/girl) who just wants to rush through a game, instead of slowly absorbing that world in all its glory, then it won't be for you. It's a getaway. Something to lose yourself in for an hour or 2. Do a mission or two, perhaps do some hunting, some fishing, a bounty, a side-mission, whatever. I believe that's the best way to play this game. To experience it all. To just -be- there, doing your own little thing.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Lol your comment was perfect. It encapsulated everything you think of when you think of life in those times. Gave me a good glimpse of a time when life was slower, but also harder. Well written.
finished RDR2 main story and never touch the multiplayer. Still hoping for single player DLC
Although I appreciate the games technical brilliance & it was a tremendous, as well as memorable experience, I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I should have. In my opinion, the game was very frustrating to control. Carrying out such a simple task, as using dead eye, health, changing weapon, opening a drawer or picking up an object required the arduous task of opening, sometimes not one, but two interface wheels. Scrolling to find your desired object in a pinch during a tense gun fight became annoying very quickly. The game felt over engineered in places (for, me), if such a thing can exist. I also remember this as one of the first games I played on the Pro version of The Playstation & the game looked blurry, so much so, that I ended up, if memory serves me correctly, actually deactivating The Pro's settings (at the time) to try to alleviate the problem. I am however, in absolute awe, at Rockstars breathtaking attention to detail & storytelling.
Loved the first game but the second game was kinda boring especially the epilogue. Don't get me wrong, the game had great moments but most missions were repetitive. Ride from point A to B and kill all the enemies at B then go back to A, no freedom how to solve the mission. Arthur was a great written character but i couldn't built a bond to him like I had with Marston. The shooting gameplay was misarable compared to RDR and GTAV and the ps4 version was blurry as hell. CP2077 showed me how important NPCs are for a authentic world and at this point RDR2 and other R* games are unmatched. That makes RDR2 indeed a true Next gen game.
It's game that to me feels less like a game and more a chore. A chore with terrible controls
Funny because it’s controls feel heavily outdated
Couldn't play it on my PS4 Pro, way too blurry.
Just bought it again for pc. Still breathtaking compared to most other games
I remember being gob smacked when slowly trotting through the misty feilds at night as the moonlight illuminated the grasslands and trees, while a train pulled out of the train station in the distance. I sat there for an hour taking photos, I was in awe of what I was seeing for a current gen game, it looked beyond, it looked like the future. They'll always be the kings of immersion. Cdpr have a hell of a lot to learn and man I cannot wait till rockstars next, bring it on sooner than later.
Looks great but boring AF though. It’s a good game if yah need a nap
Graphically? Sure. Gameplay wise? No. Most missions are horrible, simple, linear mess. You can't affect most anything in the game let alone the story. Quality of life is horrendous. Prepare to be selecting your rifles/shotguns constantly. Prepare for the game to select what weapons to use for certain missions. The game will constantly remind you not to use weapons in certain areas...well you won't be able to select weapons anyways. Have a mask on during a mission? lol, the law knows who you are silly. Well, except when the game needs to move on, then it'll forget you in a pinch. The list goes on and on and on and on. I can write a thesis on how bad the game design is. It's a constant barrage of sloppy ideas and even sloppier execution. Like a bad BJ/Slurp job. Yes the world itself is usually fun...usually. What an absolute embarrassment of a game design this is. Insipid, superficial, and shallow everywhere it counts. Which of course means it's a 10/10, Game of the Year, Game of a Generation, Best Game Ever, Kojima Approved; AAA game developers take note!! This game sucks. 👍👌So Sad!!!👌👍
Because it takes 5 times as long to play as it should because there is no real fast travel or running when you want.
It's perhaps the greatest piece of art I've ever experienced...no exaggeration. No book, artwork, movie etc moved me as much as the tale of Arthur Morgan. The attention to detail and dialogue is beyond compare. I'm thinking of the greats of each medium that have meaningfully impacted my life: the Sopranos, Citizen Kane, the Guernica (trying to recall art that has actually affected me in person), Ulysses... and lots of albums! Still thinking RDR 2 is the most important to me.
For myself it wasn't. The extreme simulation they went for removed a lot of the fun of playing a video game for me.
God of War & Ghost of tsushima for me
Yep, RDR2 and Last of Us Part II
Its an amazing game. I picked it up on PC and the world is just beautiful. So many people hate the micromanagement but I enjoy the little things you have to do. Red Dead 'n' chill.
I loved RDR on PS3 and even the Zombie DLC but man I was bored to death with this game RDR2. Stopped playing after about 12 hours.
PULL BACK THE HAMMER OF YOUR GUNS EVERY. SINGLE. DAMN. TIME. YOU. FIRE!!! SUCH FUN!!!!!
The Last of Us Part II for me.
It looks next gen, it has mission design from the previous gen however. It’s very rigid with its structure, if you don’t carry out objectives in the exact way they want then be prepared to see that mission failed screen lots. You have no agency to play how you want. If the mission is to kill someone and you can see them in the distance and have clear shot with a rifle, you can expect your bullets to have no effect until you reach a certain checkpoint within the mission. This drove me nuts! And the last third of the game is depressing as fuck. All the best moments happen before that final third anyway. I fully expect to get some hate for saying this but the game in my opinion should’ve been way shorter. I think my playthrough weighed in at like 120 hours, I literally was sick to death of it by the end.
Maybe regarding story telling Gameplay was last gen, especially the sluggish cumbersome movement and the overloaded controls. Graphics are nice but fall short in comparison to tlou2 or ghost, or current gen games like demons souls or cyberpunk (I don't care if you hate this game, it looks gorgeous with maxed out settings) Light survival mechanics were complete bullshit. Feeding and cleaning the horse, eating, cleaning weapons, WTF?? No one I know enjoyed this part.
Imagine GTA 6
the first one is better.