[Possible Story Discussion] Red Dead Redemption 2 First Impressions


#221

Red Rancher Redemption


#222

As someone from a similarly antiquated community, I would love for there to be a turn of the century Pennsylvania Dutch simulator, or such. Making candles, churning butter, building barns, bonding with my brood, etc.

But I wouldn’t trust Rockstar with that subject matter. Not for a second.


#223

As someone who has lived in Southern Appalachia their whole life, you really shouldn’t trust them with it. As much as I’d love a game that takes a lot of stuff from The Foxfire books, R* is the last developer I’d want to it. The stereotypes in this game were bad enough


#224

Before I got distracted with other stuff, as I am wont to do, I started replaying this game and because I was tired of the boring auto-aim, I used free aim instead. This tutorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yOZSbDxEaE helped immensely in finding acceptable sensitivity settings.


#225

To that end, I have played the entire game in first-person, with the Standard FPS control scheme, dead zone set to 0, and all sensitivity settings turned all the way up. It has been incredible. I absolutely recommend it to anyone. It’s much, much closer to a traditional FPS’s snappy feel than the drifty bullshit this game revels in - plus you can strafe left and right like ‘normal’ without turning your whole damn body.


#226

I’ll give this another try - I started messing with it but idk almost felt like the game was just trying to be a FPS and not actually doing it. I should look at that youtube video too.


#227

you know when you’re in a cabin trying to pick some pomade up off of a desk, and you turn arthur a little to the left and he takes three long strides and turns halfway away from the desk, so you turn him a little to the right and he takes a weird half baby step to the right and basically turns back around, and you’re still not even close to the fucking pomade? kiss that shit goodbye


#228

Definitely have been first personing in buildings for a while! I’m thinking most about actually doing shootin’; also do you first person horse ride?


#229

the FPS shooting, compared to the third-person shooting, is good! I didn’t turn off lock-on, though. I find R*'s shooting is a little too sluggish for some situations you find yourself in in this game, so I just left lock-on turned on and burned through it (and even then, it’s not like it becomes easy, but it does feel a lot better).

I don’t first-person horse-ride, though. Too much of the view was taken up by the horse’s head.


#230

I wish it was a little easier to set it up like Deus Ex (and maybe GTAV? I can’t remember its settings perfectly) where I can run around and shoot in first person, but slide into cover and go 3rd person, transition back to first when I get out of cover, and have the same happen when getting on and off a horse, so I don’t have to hit the track pad 80 times to get what I want.


#231

There’s a lot I wish I could change about the controls too… I seriously HATE the broke-ass way Arthur puts away his rifles on his horse, only for me to have to pick them out again. It’s sooooo bad.


#232

I am pretty certain that exactly what you want exists. I KNOW it exists for horse camera, because I use that setting: switch to third-person when i get on a horse. It appears the same setting exists for cover, too.


#233

I think I remember it not going back though, unless I just hallucinated this entirely. If it only works one direction it just means I have to constantly press buttons to keep playing in a particular way.


#234

I’m not sure if you’re talking about cover or horse camera, but the horse camera is definitely “FPS at all times unless I am on a horse”, and I never have to touch the camera button.


#235

I will go and retry this. Thanks for your help!


#236

My horse that I’ve played the entire game with up to this point died because it was following me when I was driving a train, so can confirm I hate this game.

(Just kidding … maybe)


#237

Trains are extremely deadly to horses, I saved my game before a (player driven, not story based) train robbery and could never make it not die.


#238

Still thinking about how wild it is that the freakin’ ROCKSTAR game is eliciting this kind of emotional response out of people, major spoilers obvs: https://youtu.be/s9-jWVm1CxE

I don’t really have anything constructive to add, it was just a real “huh” moment of 2018 for me


#239

Ahem


#240

(this is not meant 100% seriously) Am I allowed to say this is automatically the GOTY because this song exists in it