Red Dead Redemption 2

MavericK

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I picked this up on PC awhile back and just started playing it again. Performance seems like it could be better considering how the game looks (overall very good, some textures and models fairly dated though) but I'm enjoying it. Nice to be able to use a mouse and keyboard, first playthrough was on PS4 and I hate using the controller for games like this where you need to aim.
 

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I picked this up on PC awhile back and just started playing it again. Performance seems like it could be better considering how the game looks (overall very good, some textures and models fairly dated though) but I'm enjoying it. Nice to be able to use a mouse and keyboard, first playthrough was on PS4 and I hate using the controller for games like this where you need to aim.
Funny enough, RDR2 requires almost zero aiming. In fact, it's borderline impossible to play with a pad if you try. The key is not to hold down the "aim" button but to simply tap it and lock on to enemies.
PC performance has improved, but (like all Rockstar titles) still occasionally bottoms out no matter what hardware you have. That's been a hallmark of theirs going back to GTA3.
 

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Funny enough, RDR2 requires almost zero aiming. In fact, it's borderline impossible to play with a pad if you try. The key is not to hold down the "aim" button but to simply tap it and lock on to enemies.
PC performance has improved, but (like all Rockstar titles) still occasionally bottoms out no matter what hardware you have. That's been a hallmark of theirs going back to GTA3.
yup, tap, shoot, tap, shoot, tap, shoot. only issues i have with performance is stutter cut scenes that lots seem to have. game play is smooth.
 

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Funny enough, RDR2 requires almost zero aiming. In fact, it's borderline impossible to play with a pad if you try. The key is not to hold down the "aim" button but to simply tap it and lock on to enemies.
That is good to know, I thought I was just not able to play that game with the controller because of this.
 

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That is good to know, I thought I was just not able to play that game with the controller because of this.

Same. I bought the game for Xbox One at launch and thought I was the worst gamer in the world for a while. I was getting slaughtered left and right and couldn't go anywhere without getting killed by peon enemies. Then one of my friends told me how aiming worked.
 

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yup, tap, shoot, tap, shoot, tap, shoot. only issues i have with performance is stutter cut scenes that lots seem to have. game play is smooth.
Is this just a console thing, or does it work like that on PC too?
 

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Funny enough, RDR2 requires almost zero aiming. In fact, it's borderline impossible to play with a pad if you try. The key is not to hold down the "aim" button but to simply tap it and lock on to enemies.
PC performance has improved, but (like all Rockstar titles) still occasionally bottoms out no matter what hardware you have. That's been a hallmark of theirs going back to GTA3.
Yeah, the auto-aim is pretty cheaty feeling, possibly why I don't like using it. Sure, it makes it playable on a controller, but I would rather actually aim and use a mouse. *shrug*
 

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I bought this during the recent Steam Winter sale and will play it eventually but I hear it's a really slow game (especially the beginning) with a lot of walking back and forth which is turning me off from playing it right away...I need to be in the right mood to get into this especially being that it's a crazy long game as well
 

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Is this just a console thing, or does it work like that on PC too?

It's like that across the board. At first it feels wrong, but it oddly doesn't affect the game in a negative way. Most games boil down to how quickly you can point and click things and RDR2 minimizes that.
 

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Is this just a console thing, or does it work like that on PC too?
pc too, i use a xb1 controller. you still need to be point in their general direction before tapping LT and it wont lock head shots, you have to adjust for those.
 

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I bought this during the recent Steam Winter sale and will play it eventually but I hear it's a really slow game (especially the beginning) with a lot of walking back and forth which is turning me off from playing it right away...I need to be in the right mood to get into this especially being that it's a crazy long game as well
It's more that there's a really long intro sequence before you can actually start doing open world stuff.
 

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I need a bit of an opinion on the Legend of the East satchel - is that a wolf or bear face on it?

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Ah man it's one of those illusions, this or that. Thought bear at first but seeing wolf now.

I enjoyed RDR2 but the bugs made me take a break forever... riding into town and having an NPC stumble into my horse and shoot me triggering a damn manhunt on me, I slaughtered them all. Not just the men but the women and children too
 

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Ah man it's one of those illusions, this or that. Thought bear at first but seeing wolf now.

I enjoyed RDR2 but the bugs made me take a break forever... riding into town and having an NPC stumble into my horse and shoot me triggering a damn manhunt on me, I slaughtered them all. Not just the men but the women and children too
Thoughts on sand?
 

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riding into town and having an NPC stumble into my horse and shoot me triggering a damn manhunt on me, I slaughtered them all. Not just the men but the women and children too
thats how i roll. first town i hit in my current replay had that happen but someone got a lucky headshot on me. only cost me $300...

edit: happened again today, twice, in st denis. bumped into a guy and all hell broke loose. shot my way out, went and paid the fine. fast traveled back, same thing happens within a block. this time cost $400ish.
 
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Yeah I don't mind the chaos, I think I was going for a "good" run though. I don't remember the achievements but being a bandit or renegade is so much easier!
 

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I went full good on my PS4 playthrough, I was going to go bad on this one but some of the choices I just...don't want to be a massive dick, lol. I will probably just rob people.
 

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I've started a playthrough. Graphics are wonderful for a game with a few years on it. Controlling my horse seems a little off at least with the mouse and KB.
It's not the mouse and keyboard, it's Rockstar's devotion to "realistic movement", meaning it takes forever for your character and the horse to turn, or really do anything.
 

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I've started a playthrough. Graphics are wonderful for a game with a few years on it. Controlling my horse seems a little off at least with the mouse and KB.
Still way better than The Witcher 3’s horse controls.
 

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Why does DLSS look so fucking awful in this? The hair and other alpha transparency stuff looks absolutely atrociously bad.
 

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Why does DLSS look so fucking awful in this? The hair and other alpha transparency stuff looks absolutely atrociously bad.
its not dlss doing it, it looks like shit on my system too and soft shadows makes it worse and grainy to boot.
its one of the other effect that i havent looked to hard for. if i brush my horse i can see weird streaks appear/disappear as the brush goes over the mane.
 

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its not dlss doing it, it looks like shit on my system too and soft shadows makes it worse and grainy to boot.
its one of the other effect that i havent looked to hard for. if i brush my horse i can see weird streaks appear/disappear as the brush goes over the mane.

Agreed, some textures look odd with or without DLSS. Game still looks great overall though.
 

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Agreed it's a pretty game. I am heading into the Epilogue 2, approaching 200hours (dicked around a LOT in Chapter 3), and about 89% completion. The horse manes are pretty bad, but not that I care a whole mess. Painfully missing one trinket on my page 2 of 4 (regular PC).. I'll need to figure out what that is.

Also I need to find a better horse. Rachel is being a PITA and I am tired of the back talk.
 

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Agreed it's a pretty game. I am heading into the Epilogue 2, approaching 200hours (dicked around a LOT in Chapter 3), and about 89% completion. The horse manes are pretty bad, but not that I care a whole mess. Painfully missing one trinket on my page 2 of 4 (regular PC).. I'll need to figure out what that is.

Also I need to find a better horse. Rachel is being a PITA and I am tired of the back talk.
I remember on the PS4, the best horse was some white Arabian you had to find and tame up in the mountains.
 

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I remember on the PS4, the best horse was some white Arabian you had to find and tame up in the mountains.
On my third playthrough and I finally bothered to catch that horse. Great horse, but her white coat shows dirt really easily (if you care about such a thing - can’t believe I’m talking about this in reference to a video game). Stirrups and saddles bought at the stable also help with stamina drain and regeneration.
 

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Caught the white arabian somewhere in chapter 4 just to keep him in horse jail for the remainder of the game. I am not sure if he respawns.

I may try and snag a mustang or painted while I am in the area. Heck maybe both so my horse jail can fill back up again.

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im still on my og horse, Tantrum(cant remember what movie/show its from). jails probably full, rarely go to one.
 

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I remember on the PS4, the best horse was some white Arabian you had to find and tame up in the mountains.

Damn I remember that. I remembered it was kind of tough but great horse.

I'm replaying this soon. I can tell. It's everyone's fault in this thread. ;)
 

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Snagged the 'semi rare color' mustang. Aptly named 'Trent #5'. I do believe this is the first male horse I've had out of.. four or five I have had total in the game.
 

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I just killed my horse, lol, awkwardly ran into a train near the station (it slipped between some pillars) and the train ran over it, and I was thrown out of the saddle...and a horse of almost 1000usd and I groomed him almost everything, fuck...and that in annesburg it seems to me that there is no stable, I put a saddle on some parked horse for two dollars, lol
What do you recommend for the future, supposedly the best horse in the game is free but I haven't researched where it is yet, I guess there are some youtube instructions.
 
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