Hi guys! Today I will talk about Red Dead Redemption 2. As always, the review will have four parts, firstly I will talk about the storyline, then about the gameplay, afterward, I will talk about the visuals and finally, I will tell you my personal thoughts and give you a rating for the game from 0-10 (10 being the best).
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Red Dead Redemption 2 has one of the best and most impactful stories I have seen in video games. It’s also one of the longest stories I have seen since there is a lot of content in the game. I won’t spoil anything about the story here but trust me when I say you are going to love the story of this game.
Many people didn’t like that you play as Arthur while in the original you played as John Marston, but I can promise you that if you are one of those people you will change your mind about Arthur by the end of the story.
There isn’t really any negative thing to say about the story, the voice actors did an amazing job, the directing of the scenes was excellent and there were a lot of symbolisms. One thing is for certain, this game’s story will be remembered as one of the best stories in the history of video games.
Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t have a lot of complexity to its gameplay mechanics. I think the combat in Red Dead Redemption 2 can be summarized with the following words: draw a weapon, use Dead Eye to slow down time, kill enemies, and repeat this process till everyone dies.
You can say that there is a variety of weapons you can use but the principle remains the same. Besides the combat, the game has a few other interesting things for you to do. You can hunt(I never did it except for main story missions), you can play poker, and in general, you can do different challenges around the world. Personally, I never bothered with those things since I didn’t find them interesting enough. I only did main missions and most of the secondary missions. When I finished the story of the game I had completed around 81% of the game.
Maybe you find the other activities in the game besides main and secondary missions interesting enough to spend time doing them, but personally, I don’t find them interesting enough.
Another game system that you might find interesting is the way the game handles your character’s physical condition. There are three cores. Health Core, Stamina Core, and Dead Eye. As you do different activities in the game these cores will upgrade and you will get more health, stamina, and dead eye. To refill those cores you either have to eat something, drink something, or sleep. This system gives more realism to the game but sometimes it can get tiring.
As for the enemies that you will face, there isn’t any variety besides the clothes and weapons they use. The game in general isn’t challenging at all and I consider this the biggest problem of Red Dead Redemption 2. I want games to be challenging and force me to think of a strategy to move forward.
I think the game desperately needs a NG+ mode with harder difficulty. The game has a lot of content though. It will take weeks for you to finish all the story missions.
There is also an online mode that you create your own character and you can fight with other players but it isn’t anything special. I think the online mode was a missed opportunity to make something great.
The visuals of the game are outstanding. This game looks great and has amazing scenery. The character models look very realistic and give a cinematic experience to the game. There really isn’t anything bad to say about the visuals in Red Dead Redemption 2.
I believe you will thoroughly enjoy the game if you like games with amazing graphics.
Also, the game has amazing customization. There are a lot of clothes and accessories that you can buy for your character and I believe they did an amazing job in the customization department. You can also change the hairstyle and your beard. The game offers a lot of options in that too. Your hair and beard grow as time passes so you have to visit the barber very often.
I believe this game is worth getting. It has an amazing story, beautiful graphics, and interesting gameplay(though it’s not challenging) with a lot of content for you to enjoy.
I don’t think the online mode is worth it if you want to just buy the game for that and I also don’t recommend the game if you only want to play challenging games.
The price of the game is fair if you consider how many hours of content you get but I would still recommend for you to wait for a sale because there really isn’t any replayability to the game and even though it takes weeks to finish, once you finish it you won’t have anything to do that’s interesting enough to continue playing the game(at least in my opinion). Of course, there is a chance that you will find the online mode interesting enough to continue playing the game for a lot of hours after you finish the campaign. In that case, you can forget everything I said about the price and just buy it whenever you want.
General Rating: 10
That’s it for my review guys, I hope you liked it. If you liked the game leave a comment down below and tell me what you liked the most about this game. See ya in the next article.
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