Red Dead Redemption 2 - For a Few Redemptions More

I caught Lenny in the act!

I did not. :(

Mu. Muhaha. Muhahahahahahaha.

Enjoy yourself.

I only dabbled w this game on console, so I’m on my first play through and don’t know much about the game or missions. Coming across the serial killer victim and 1st clue was a pretty cool, but unsettling moment.

I just did that the other night, actually. You might wanna spoiler that for any other unfortunates who might not know that it’s out there (I sure as hell didn’t before wondering why there was an X on my radar when I hadn’t killed anybody…).

Hmm, trying to remember now if I ever finished that quest line. I played the game through on the PS4 Pro about a year ago.

I read that on the consoles you can hold up on the d-pad to shoot you gun in the air to warn cowboys and animals. Is there an equivalent on mouse and keyboard. I tried the arrow keys but it didn’t work and just manually aiming with the mouse is a bit immersion breaking. Is it locked behind story content? I’m pretty early on.

Aim your weapon and press U, then left click. According to the internets.

You truly are the MVP! :)

Seriously? Goodness :(

I don’t think I’ve used U for anything since the 8 bit era.

I think it might have been Nesrie in the other thread (for the PC version) who said it felt like they just tried to assign every action to its own key.

I love this game so much, even the busywork stuff that would probably annoy me in any other game. This really is a very convincing simulacrum of the life of a cowboy in a very contemplative western film.

Finally 100% Story.

Highlights for me are mostly in Chapter 6, where it cashes every cheque it made previously. My goodness what a paid off.

That calvary charge to attack the oil refinery is like sometime out of a western, and my goodness that is orgasmic.

The scene with Arthur and the sister talking in the train station is so on the nose, but it works for me, because of the previous 100+ hours. No it was just sand in my eyes.

Endgame roaming IMO is just unjustifiable story wise. So Marston’s farm is right next to Skinner territory. Hell Uncle was kidnapped once from the farm already by them. It would be pretty irresponsible for Marston to leave his farm for days or weeks to hunt a legendary animal or go fishing.

Arthur in the end became an anti-hero, but my favourite must be Sadie Adler. Because she evolved from a survivor to a badass. I loathe to use the F word but she is the other kind of feminist, compared to suffragettes in Rhodes. Surely it is not a coincidence that she sports the same braid as Kassandra, another badass.

GOTY!

Moonshiner coming Dec. 13 to RDO. Will require Trader Rand 5. Properties coming also, at some point.

Man, the Strauss mission in cougar cave really made me agree with some random Reddit poster that rdr2 is low-key a horror game.

You haven’t seen the worst of it yet if that’s what spooked you. Admittedly, I hated that mission too.

I remember having some pretty scary times at night in the swamp.

Sounds like getting started on the RDO Moonshiner stuff will cost somewhere around 30 gold bars and $700, minimum, and the cheaper shack properties will probably be less conveniently located than the more premium properties.

They’re also adding another gun, bandoleers (one variant free for PC players) and clothes. Best way to start saving up now would probably be to work on a daily challenge streak and go after treasure.

Strauss is awful.

I think when I’m done with this one in two or three months I’ll probably pull out the PS3 and play the first one. I picked it up a year or so ago but only got part of the way through. I’m sure there’s plenty of stuff I’m not getting out of this one because of it, but it’ll be interesting to me to see how it all shakes out in the end.