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One Rotten Apple…

October 29, 2018 by Tim

Red Dead Redemption 2, more than any other Rockstar game I can think of, is so laid back. There’s just something super chill about hitting the countryside on horseback or getting lost in the mountains tracking a deer, that not even the first game could match. The world is so big, and so richly detailed, that you feel like you could just drown in it, and I often find myself just… traveling. Walking or at a slow trot on my horse. And I love the cinematic camera on horseback, being able to just set a destination, and sit back and enjoy the ride as the game takes over navigation.

So as such, I’m done suffering all these damned fools out there trying to interrupt my peaceful stress-free ride. No sir, you will not approach my horse under false pretenses, only to try and steal it. No lady, you got yourself kidnapped, figure that shit out on your own. Sorry fellas, I don’t believe your wagon just happened to break down there blocking the only bridge forward. I’m gonna start shooting before you’re even within bullshitting distance.


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foducool
foducool
2 years ago

lost all faith in humanity ahah

ocramot
ocramot
2 years ago

I love how the horse seems totally chill with it, in the fourth panel.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
2 years ago
Reply to  ocramot

That horse has seen some shit.

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
2 years ago

“I’m gonna start shooting before you’re even within bullshitting distance.”
Sounds just like in real life.

wildblue
wildblue
2 years ago

Having put a number of hours into it, I agree completely. What’s worse is you save the kidnapped lady, then try to talk to her and accidentally aim at her instead (who thought that button should be used for both?!) and she runs off screaming, reporting to the police that some nice outlaw saved her from certain death, then flashed a barrel in her direction. I have a $300 bounty from just that scenario (I mean, obviously it escalated, but still) I’m just going to setup camp in the mountains and hope wolves don’t eat me. That should keep me… Read more »

Bajah
Bajah
2 years ago

Wait. Wait wait wait. You mean I’ve been manually riding everywhere when I can make the game do all the work for navigation? WHAT SORCERY IS THIS

James
James
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I actually found out by accident that once you’re at cruising speed while in cinematic mode, you don’t even have to hold down X (PS4) or A (XBox)!

DannyboyO1
DannyboyO1
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

It tells you. It makes you do it in a very early mission and then you’re never prompted about it again. It does that crap a LOT. Like, calming a horse is normally target & square. Unless you’re ON the horse, and then it’s L3. But you don’t really need to bother if the horse has leveled up a bit. So you’re hours in and stables unlock and you’re headed to bear country. O_O Oh, sure, I can open up controls in the menu and be unable to read them, because it automatically flips between the 3 screens of things… Read more »

CAMARON
CAMARON
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

BotW’s Horses track the road automatically.

Daniel
Daniel
2 years ago

LoLs!

I got ARRESTED In Valentine because someone got thrown out of the bar and left in the middle of the street. I thought…Hey, I’ll pick this feller up so he don’t get hurt.

NOPE! Apparently that is against the law in Valentine, so the Sheriff accosted me, and I peacefully went to jail. Last time I’ll pick up feller up outta the mud.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
2 years ago
Reply to  Daniel

Sounds like literally every time I tried to assist a police officer in a GTA game

That used to be a *thing*, I think in Vice City. Then it stopped being a thing.

Then in GTAV I can’t get up to make a sandwich without coming back to a police officer mercilessly tazing me.

raven0ak
raven0ak
2 years ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

Well, in vice city I don’t think local law enforcement liked my aid at least … take tank, aim backwards,start shooting and run the criminal down on fastest vehicle of game:) (and subsequently score 6 stars for next half a hour of running around on superfast tank)

Brent
Brent
2 years ago

Yeah, those women laying on train tracks are super suspicious. Just save yourself and the train some trouble and kill ’em yourself, I say

Steve Kipper
Steve Kipper
2 years ago

Got into a shooting competition with some feller from south of the border yesterday. I shot more bottles than he did, but then failed to utilize Dead Eye properly to win the bird shoot. He got rather obnoxious when he won so I decided not to pay him. He took offense to this and drew down on me so I blew his hat off his head…from under his chin.

Moral of the story: Arthur Morgan is a sore loser and doesn’t suffer braggarts.

Casey
Casey
2 years ago

I ended up restarting my game after playing for a day and a half because I realized that my initial take on the game was all wrong. I wanted to be sort of a good outlaw that robbed bad people and helped out people in need. After I was tricked several times in a row by several different people and lost all my hard earned money, I was a little ticked off. New game, new attitude. I’m a bad man now and I’m going to be as bad as they come. Watch out you sick couple in the house in… Read more »

Glen
Glen
2 years ago

Odd. That is one of the reason I fell in love with Skyrim. It’s also why I love Horizon:zero dawn. Being able to just to just chill in amazing environments. I live in the middle of a National Forest, but it is really nice to be able to just relax and listen to the rain when it’s late and you can’t sleep. Gaming has really captured nature and made watch on demand.

Rooster
Rooster
2 years ago

Yeah RDR2 will have you re-evaluating every decision. Hell, just staying on the road is a gamble. The thing that truly kills me is the locked animations. I can’t tell you how many times I failed a backroom robbery because Arthur was taking his sweet ass time collecting cash and a new weapon with the locked animation. That bit has me screaming at the fictional character like “OH MY GOSH! MOOOOOOOOOVE! WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!?!?!?!” The sheriff and his deputies run in and I get identified, even with a full mask, and I have to shoot my way out. Ah… Read more »

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

Had the same experience and never bothered again after some time with those fellas in the first RDR. Sad they put that back into the game and push people to just walk by.

DannyboyO1
DannyboyO1
2 years ago

Weird. I mean, so far, while I’ve had a few O’Driscolls charge at me, the worst interaction with another NPC was… during one, because apparently one guy wasn’t actually *with* them, he was nearby and his horse bolted when they charged. So murder happened. Just last night, found a lady whose horse fell on her. I did check the bushes before heading over, mind you, but it was clear. And then I gave her a lift back to civilization. She handed me a cheap ring before hopping off the horse. Also had some lone rider try to rob me, but… Read more »

Mike
Mike
2 years ago

This also describes how I handle randoms in the world in Elder Scrolls and Fallout. If I don’t know for certain you’re friendly, you’re dead. It’s just not worth the risk to be NRDS.

DannyboyO1
DannyboyO1
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Oh my god, do I hate how Skyrim had folks beg for mercy and then resume attacking. If you’re going to surrender, then fucking surrender. If you then attack when I stop, you’ve violated truce and now I don’t just kill you, I go dismantle your home settlement so no two stones touch and put your entire bloodline on trial. ’cause it was their duty to see that they didn’t let someone like you live to dishonor them to this degree.

Yeah, my ideas of diplomacy and honor are not too far off from Mr. The Hun.

Hunter
Hunter
2 years ago

I just found out that cinematic view is not without consequences. Your horse will run head long into trees, buildings, moving trains without thought for safety. Also there’s the rare occasion where it’ll get trapped on an invisible piece of terrain, fall to the ground, and spontaneously combust.

Man of the West
Man of the West
2 years ago

This goes double when carrying rare pelts…

RobertK
RobertK
2 years ago

I actually got held up. Started shooting at once and got a wanted alert on me?

Steve
Steve
2 years ago
Reply to  RobertK

Yup. Murder is murder, even when it’s in self preservation…There are always non lethal options like roping and fisticuffs.

MasterofBalance
MasterofBalance
4 months ago

“I can’t take that chance. I’ve been let down too many times.”

“You mean that one time?”

“Yeah.”