Half-Glass Gaming writes: "I've never loved an open-world game the way I love Red Dead Redemption 2, and I'm not sure I ever will again."
I would probably have to agree. It's enormous, it's beautiful, it has tons of content, and it's full of little details fleshing out the world. The exact opposite of the "empty open-world" issue a lot of games suffer from.
Really wish we’d get a next gen update allowing for 60fps.
Yep. Days Gone fans in particular often have such an agenda against this game because they know it made DG seem dated (and crucially ... affected its reviews), and they probably make up a lot of your disagrees. "We all know that DG got bad reviews because Deacon is white ... Red Dead Redemption 2 also has a white protagonist? So what? What's your point!?!? No, it's not good. It's a boring, awful game! la la la. We all know the truth. la la la"
No agenda here pal, just didn't like RDR2 - beautiful but boring.
@cd1 That's fine, mate - not everyone has to like the game or anything. I'm just pointing out an obvious trend. I said "often" because I'm not talking about everyone who happens to like Days Gone. It's a specific but sizable portion of that fanbase who are behaving like that, and it's been going on for years.
Facts, most of the ppl that claim they don't like the game seem to love DG
RDR2 game mechanics are pretty dated and cumbersome.
DG fan here. I couldn't get into RDR2, loved DG. I hated the gunplay and everything was just so slow. That said iys a phenomenal game from a technical standpoint and I'd love to give it another go if a pa5 patch comes.
I loved days gone personally. Not saying it's better than red dead 2, but I like it more than any of naughty dogs games. I think people gave up on days gone before it started to really become great. It's a long game but It gets very good in the last 3/4 of the game
It is enormous, beautiful tons of content and filled with detail as you said but it's one bore fest of a game to play. The most crucial element of a videogame is where it lacks.
I think that just comes down to personal preference. I really enjoyed the slower pace of RDR 2. I can see why some people would find it boring though. Regardless, as an open world itself. It's incredible what they managed to accomplish.
I disagree. To me, it is boring and the gameplay is horrible. It is a beautiful open world, that is certain. But there is just nothing there compelling me to stay in it.
It was boring. I kept falling to sleep on it. I'm more of a GTA fan
Yep, I'm with you. It's a very boring game. Tried numerous times to get into it.. I just get fed up and turn it off. Gta 5 tops it for me
I completely concur. Sure it was a technical marvel, but calling it the best open world GAME is an over statement. It was good, nothing great.
Completely agree. I could not get past the first 2 hours. Got insanely bored with the slow paced structure it has. Only fun I personally had was running around aimlessly and seeing the world (which is quite impressive, but that's it for me).
This is how I felt. I made it through the snowy intro and kept thinking “don’t games usually show you something awesome in the first 2 hours to get you hooked?” I also couldn’t get passed the controls. There’s always something off with how Rockstar games program controls. It’s like the characters react like a millisecond off (and this doesn’t happen in other games so it’s not my setup). All of their games have felt that way to me since Vice City (I didn’t notice it in GTA3 since it was their first big open world game I played). Then I made it to the camp part and when I saw there’s literally a list of chores to do, I was out. I play video games when I’ve finished my chores and responsibilities for the day, I don’t want to add more when I play a game.
I played RDR2 for two years not including online. It's the best open world I have played. I have played games that had horrible games mechanics and while RDR2 has tanky controls, it is not "horrible".
Totally agree, the world itself is beautiful, but the game was so hard to enjoy. I've never played a game that felt. Like such a chore to play.
While I agree that, personally, I find it pretty boring. I loved looking at it, beautiful game, but I just couldn't get into it. I think a lot of that is because it is meant to create a world to live in, basically a cowboy sim, with some action. I will probably buy it eventually just to see if I can eventually get into it, but I think most of the problem is with me. As far as "open world", I guess that depends on how you define it. It is, I think undeniably, one of the most detailed, beautiful worlds every created. Some people are more entertained by this kind of experience I guess.
Agreed. The world, npc behaviour, graphics, ambient sound effects are way ahead of anything else in the market.
I think TLOU2 has it beat by a little. But that’s a linear game and exclusive! It’s insane what rockstar pulled off with an open world multiplat game to be honest.
Why is it insane? What does it being multiplatform have to do with anything? They didn't go for lowest common denominator like most companies
I’m saying it’s harder to develop a game for several systems with different hardware than it is for 1 system. It’s also hard to make a super detailed, graphically impressive game that is open world. Linear games have the advantage of being able to zero in on making each set piece look perfect and detailed.Therefore it’s insane they were able to make RDR2 look that good on all of the systems it launched on, and on such a large scale.
My vote goes to Fallout New Vegas.
Fallout of all games... Each to their own but Fallout games barely function as they were intended let alone be a contender for best open world game ever. Bad gameplay, graphics, voice acting, dialogue, animations. I'm glad people have taken off their rose tinted glasses towards Bethesda the last few years.
My favorite open world game to this day is still GTA San Andreas. As you finish up the game so much more cool stuff is unlocked
Same. Even though GTA V has a larger map, San Andreas just feels bigger too
San Andreas is my favorite too but RDR2 is better
The pacing of the story was excellent. I remember being blown away when you go to lay low in the countryside near the mountain.
Agreed! Part of me wishes they went back to the style of the PS2 GTA's but I know that's never going to happen.
Without a doubt Red Dead Redemption 2 is easily one of the best open world games around. The NPCs really make the world come to life. I know it is crazy to think, but the horses pooping gave it the life like feel. Then to things like travelling across the map, you really feel like you are exploring, because some areas are completely different. Very few open worlds games can make each area look and feel different, so you don't run into the problem of just an open world, that isn't fun to explore or get lost in. So hard off to Rockstar for making a phenomenal game. I hope to see Rockstar make more games like this in the future, maybe something in medieval Europe, ancient Greece, ancient Egypt or ancient Rome. I just feel like there is huge potential in the times of people like Alexander the great and how I know Rockstar could make something special if they did.
ancient japan proper shinobi game thats actually fun
What a great game!
You misspelled Breath of The Wild huehuehuehue For the sake of not leaving a useless comment I will say that to me The Forbidden Lands will probably be the best "open world" in any game. In terms of just pure wonder and amazement and mystery no other game has kept me and so many hooked like Shadow of The Colossus. There might not be a city full of scripted NPCs or an awful lot of repetitive side missions like in most open world games but there is a lot to get lost in.
It definitely is beautiful and remarkable what they’ve created. I personally prefer GTAV. I too think that’s incredible and amazing what they Rocktstar have created. I can say that I’m very happy that we have such incredible titles to choose from and please many fans.
Oh god no
It's definitely up there for me.
It is. Hands down. Just got back into it and the world is so alive and full of stuff. 100 hours in and still not at 100%
it is defintely the most detailed and fleshed out open world ive ever experienced. second i would say monster hunter world although its technically not an open world per say
Im inclined to agree it was pretty goddam amazing, actually no, it definitely is.
My experience was the total opposite. It was not my cup of tea. It was boring.
I platinumed RD1 (heavily addicted). I couldn’t beat RD2 due to… well it definitely doesn’t hold my attention.
It is, nuff said I notice the people that call it boring all have something in common (besides that obviously)
I found it boring because the 4 hours of it I played felt like I was still in the tutorial. It’s the slowest introduction to a game I’ve ever played. You slowly follow a guy in deep snow on horseback for longer than you need to, and then after some time of literally nothing happening, you end up in your camp where you do chores. That’s why I found it boring. No hidden agenda or fanboyism on my part. You need to relax and stop getting so defensive when the other kids on the playground don’t want to play kickball with you.
So the wolf attack and fight =nothing? And you only play 4 hours? Smh your opinion isn't even valid then. You didn't even scratch the surface of the game Rdr2 is boring yet somehow Death stranding was entertaining Lmao
The wolf attack?! Dude that’s a weak argument to try to drum up excitement for the game. I think you might be forgetting how lame that encounter was. Maybe if RDR2 was the first PS4/ Xbox1 game I had played and I also had zero memory of any game I’ve played prior... then maybe that “fight” would raise an eyebrow. Here’s a vid of that fight if you need a refresher... 3:18 is the wolf encounter: https://m.youtube.com/watch... Also... why bring up Death Stranding? I haven’t played it. Edit: I get it... you’re trying to push a fanboy argument. If it takes longer than 4 hours for a game to start showing better anything, then it’s not worth my time. That’s essentially a 4 hour tutorial and I have a feeling there were still several more hours to go. In the end, I found it boring, you didn’t. You’re somehow upset about it and everyone else is fine.
Game was so damn boring and tedious. Was not having fun playing it.
The more I think about it, the more I agree. Although it doesn't offer the fun freedom of web swinging like spiderman, riding a car at high speeds like GTA or the amount of action a Witcher or AC title offers, RDR2's world is so perfectly crafted, so immersive and so alive that I always feel like replaying it again just to return to that world.
The Witcher 3 is far superior imho.
I have never played RDR2 and have recently thought about picking it up. I recently platinumed Spider-Man Remastered and Ghost of Tsushima, and while I obviously really enjoyed them, I still found Witcher 3 to be superior by a significant margin. Mostly because it feels almost every choice in the game even during side quest (less the smugglers caches in Skellige - Ugh!) is important and means something. Since I am on the fence with RDR2, I would really like to hear from more people on how it compares to RDR2. Is it worth the significant investment is time?
I personally found RDR2 a chore to play and thus never did finish it. But I know others who have absolutely loved it. So I'm afraid it's just one of those games you're going to have to try for yourself 😏
No game came closer to the real thing than RDR2.
What game came closer?
Oh man i do not agree with this .. this world after the honeymoon phase was over i realised there is not much to do at all and there was no depth and a lot of “radnom events” were actually not random and started repeting themselves a lot. One of the most disappointing worlds i have ever experianced in a game. Not to mention the gameplay was really not that great it was klunky and sluggish. And that long ass epilogue .. i mean dear god.
This is true
Beautiful Dressing. Horrible gameplay
Open world game!!! Best!!! Ultimate Spider Man, Horizon Zero Dawn, Yakuza 0, Forza Horizon 3, GTA V, GTA SA and Marvel Spider Man are all better in most of stuff. RDR2 sure great but for those who like over realstic and slow experience.
I would say it has the highest "quality" and best "presentation" for sure. Definitely top 3 or top 5 open world games at all time, might not be absolute best, a bit too "realistic", losing some fun factors.
Halfglassgaming? I thought it was Halfassgaming..... Its a constant slow burner game but it is a very large packed game with everything in it if its attention to detail then yes it's one of the best
For a game to make me enjoy traveling by horse for 10-20 minutes to the next location has to be quite special, and RDR2 definitely is.
No...oh, god no...not even close bud. You serious? "The Controls are Perfection" When slow animation, sluggish controls and unrealistic movement is confused with "realistic" and "believable". People need to get out of the house more often and take a walk. If you feel like you move like a Red Dead Redemption character then you need to go to the doctor. Because there is something very wrong with you. 👍👌So Sad!!!👌👍
I’d say it’s probably the Witcher 3 honestly. But I loved Red Dead 2’s open world as well.
Big open world but not open options for gameplay. Great game. 100% agree that is a 10/10 like the previous Red Dead Redemption. But it’s not a Morrowind where you can break the game and kill a god. Definitely not the greatest open world game of all time.
The thing that killed it for me to the point I couldn't finish it was the absolutely terrible controls/input lag. By the time i got to the prison island, i just couldn't stand it anymore. Just like GTA. It's like Rockstar just can't get their heads around good, smooth controls.
I couldn't agree more. For me personally, it's the best story and world ever. I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I grew to love Arthur Morgan more than Marsten by a large amount. I've never been so depressed to be done with a game than I was with this one. I think it's better than any of the GTA games by a landslide
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