Red Dead Redemption 2 Review – Relive Clint Eastwood in The Wild Wild West!
If you ever loved The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly along with some other magnificent Clint Eastwood titles then Red Dead Redemption 2 is what you must consider reliving the thrilling adventure of the West. The RDR2 is arguably the best action game with breathtaking graphics – not aesthetically appealing but realistic. The good news is that Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Game is now available.
Yes, the launch was disappointing because of the initial technical complications but the developers have done a great job to eliminate all the issues.
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Typical Theme of the Old West
Red Dead Redemption 2 is arguably the finest open-world epic Rockstart Games ever released. The second edition is basically the prologue to its predecessor – Red Dead Redemption. Vanderlinde Gang holds the center stage and you play Arthur Morgan – the member of the very gang who feels the guilt of killing and stealing but finds no escape from life as an outlaw.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Missions
The total storytime is approximately 60 hours through which you undertake a variety of missions. And this time could extend to the additional 15 hours if you include the epilogue. How come could someone ignore Billy the Kid – the famous robbing of the moving train is one of the missions you have to complete. Intense firefights, calming the runaway horse and drinking with the gang members, you experience everything as you pass through different missions. Missions in Red Dead Redemption 2 are entertaining and challenging at the same time.
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Side Quests
Side quests add to the thrill, some are random whereas some take place at fixed locations. As long as the random side quests are concerned, I’ve realized that they always happen along roads. The beauty of these quests is that you are never mentally prepared but still you have no choice but to deal with the situation at hand. Occasionally, I find these side quests more engaging than the main missions.
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Entertaining Stuff
Apart from the main missions and side quests, Red Dead Redemption 2 also features some entertaining activities such as hunting, fishing, drinking, and playing blackjack. Basically, these activities help you to grab some cash. For Arthur or any other individual living in the Old West, accumulating ammunition and maintaining the quality and performance of the weapons is highly significant so cash in the pocket becomes extremely handy.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Reveals the Vastness of the West
You have to keep moving and when doing that, you often find hardly any civilization around. But here is the catch, you always are vulnerable to a blind bullet. You never know when and where the gunfight could trigger. This is what forces you to keep your eyes and ears alert.
If you have played Grand Theft Auto V or Grand Theft Auto IV, you’ll easily realize the similarity of the cover mechanics and shooting between GTA and RDR2. Getting headshots is easier because as soon as the enemy is on the radar, the weapons automatically lock onto him. Apart from rifles and pistols, you also have the luxury of hurling Molotov cocktails and dynamite to deal with the enemies. I’ve realized that the lock-on mechanics aren’t efficient when you are on horseback. The movement and ever-shifting terrain make it tough to get a clear shot. You have the option to disable auto-lock but the problem is that free-aiming isn’t really as comfortable and precise as you’d like.
Realistic Animations – But at a Cost!
No doubt, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an impressive game in terms of graphics and realistic animations. The problem with such high-end graphics is that the gameplay becomes tougher. While playing Arthur, I felt being a bit heavier because of the deliberate slow movement. For instance, if you have to cancel an action, you find it virtually impossible because Arthur takes too much time to complete the move (the animation cycle has to complete). The developers have done a great job of introducing the Dead Eye feature (time-slowing) so that you could easily line up shots.
Relive the Unforgettable Past
Let them say what they want to say, the fact is, the Old West has been an unforgettable chapter in American history. The truth is that we all respect and honor those who lived through the tough times and created history. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a nice tribute to the magnificent American West.