Things you need to know before buying Red Dead Redemption 2

What are the things you need to know before buying Red Dead Redemption 2

One of the biggest video games of 2018 is Red Dead Redemption 2. Red Dead Redemption is hailed by many as a masterpiece. Not only is it fantastic from a gameplay point of view. Red Dead Redemption also has one of the best stories of any video game. It goes without saying that there is a lot of hype behind Red Dead Redemption 2. Here are some of the things you need to know before buying Red Dead Redemption 2.


The Name’s Morgan

John Marston is one of the greatest video game protagonists of all tie. He was so well written and voice acted that you could not help, but get fully invested in his mission to do what was necessary to save his family. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel and this time around we will be playing the role of Arthur Morgan.



Gang Life

In the first game, John Marston had to bring in gang leader, Dutch and the other members of the Van der Linde gang. From the way John and Dutch spoke, you could tell at some point this gang was more than a gang it was a family. This is going to play a huge role in Red Dead Redemption 2 as Arthur is part of this gang (along with a younger John Marston) what is really cool about this is that the gang actually has a big effect on the game. Talking to different gang members will help boost morale, let you know them better and also let you know about missions and how you can get more money and weapons.


A Robbery Gone Wrong

There are not a ton of details about the story of Red Dead Redemption 2 out there just yet and that is actually a good thing. The first game (and so do all other Rockstar games) had many twists and turns so last thing you want is them spoiled before you even play the game. We do know that Red Dead Redemption 2 will start off with a robbery. A robbery that goes horribly wrong with people dead and the law hot on the trail of the Van der Linde gang.


Take In The Scenery

You can play Red Dead Redemption all these years later and still be impressed with how it looks. Well, Red Dead Redemption 2 is pure eye candy. Much like the first game, there are many different locations from swamps, snow, dessert and everything in between. The game looks phenomenal. It is not just good looking in still pictures either. Rockstar has put in a lot of work on the way the characters move and how things like their clothes move. It makes for a very visually stunning game. You are sure to be wowed time and time again as you are riding around on horseback.



Talking Can Be Good Or Bad

When you approach someone in town, a saloon or even on the road. You can bring up a list of different things that you can ask them. What is interesting about this is that this can work out very well for you or before you know it you are in a gunfight because you said the wrong thing to the wrong person. This is another way that Rockstar has made the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 feel more alive and real than any of their other games.



Play How You Want To Play

Like other Rockstar games, Red Dead Redemption 2 allows you to make Arthur Morgan the kind of person you want him to be. You can play by the law, only killing when necessary and never robbing or doing anything bad. Or you can play the game as a cold hearted psycho, killing and robbing just for fun. Either way can be a lot of fun and also shape the world around you as people will be friendly to you if you are an outlaw with a heart of gold. But if you are a ruthless killer, people will not want anything to do with you and the law will always be on your back.



Hunting, Fishing, and Killing

There were all kinds of animals that you could hunt, kill and skin in the first Red Dead game and this one is taking things to a whole other level. There are many animals that you can hunt and take for crafting items and of course selling. Another way that Rockstar have brought this game to life is by making the wildlife act real. It is not unusual to see a bird pick up a snake or a couple of bears fighting over territory. There is also going to be special legendary animals that can give you special loot if you can catch them.


The Suit Makes The Man

One thing that is pretty neat is that during the game Arthur will get dirty, his hair will grow and his clothes will become filthy. Well, you can actually go and get his clothes cleaned, his haircut and also make him take a bath. This is just another way that the world of Red Dead Redemption is going to feel as if it is real.


Guns n Ammo!

As you would expect there are plenty of guns for you to get in the world of Red Dead Redemption 2. One of the coolest things about this is that when you go to a gunsmith you can browse the selection via an old timeycatalog. This is a lot of fun, but it is also a much quicker and efficient way to look at a gun to see its stats and price. Another neat feature is that you can now fire a warning shot with just a press of the d-pad. A warning shot can come in handy to intimidate someone or even to get a carriage to stop……. So that you can rob it!


Treat Your Horse With Respect

Horses played a big part in Red Dead Redemption and that is the case here too. You will need to treat your horse with respect. Rockstar has made it so the horses do not operate like a vehicle. They are a living animal and you better take care of it so that it takes care of you. Your horse allows you to carry your animal skins and other items. You can also spook your horse in certain situations like a gun going off at the wrong time or even a snake coming across its path.


So these are some of the things you need to know before buying Red Dead Redemption 2.Of course, there are a million things that make Red Dead Redemption 2 look fantastic. A huge part of the fun is going to be discovering this wild and crazy world for yourself. Take this advice and make sure you avoid all spoilers before you play as a huge part of the fun is going to be seeing the adventure of Arthur Morgan play out in front of your eyes. Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 26th of October.

Written by: Courteous Pereira

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