(By Tim Rogers) Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of my absolute favorite games of this decade. If ever an achievement could stagger, this game represents that achievement. I made a 40-minute video highlighting every tiny thing wrong with it.
Maybe it's in your best interest to hate this game. Maybe you're expecting it as a Christmas present, and you want to cool your hype. Or maybe you just hate cowboys because they're always dusty, and you can't stand to look at all that dust. Whatever the reason for your loathing, I have, as they say, "got" you with this video.
Many of the bullet points I present you in this review are jokes. Many of them are not jokes. Many of the jokes contain sincerity. Much of the sincerity contains humorous turns of phrase. I can't tell you which is which and what is where. You have to feel it for yourself. Such is the nature of a hater's review.
Here's a taste: Red Dead Redemption 2's horses' virtual scrotums shrink in cold weather and expand in hot weather. That's realistic. You can hunt, kill, and skin something like 500 different species of animal. This also is realistic. Why can't you skin horses, though? Why can't Arthur Morgan eat horse meat? You're telling me this is a game about desperate, lawman-pursued outlaw cowboys who regularly decapitate their oppressors with shotguns, yet they're too squeamish to eat a horse? I don't buy it.
If you should dare to click, expect to learn lessons about shaving tool history, turn-of-the-century glass blowing, Manifest Destiny, and American Exceptionalism. Also expect weird "jokes" which roll through barely navigable twisting sentences of arcane diction that taxes even my own trained elocution. Seriously, if you saw the script I wrote for this video you'd think I had a vendetta against the entire voice over narrator profession. No, dear reader: that vendetta is only against myself.
that is one thing that definitely bugged me.. pulling my gun and firing at someone to talk to someone, and getting rammed with bounties and people shooting at me.. If this was a possibility, then you should be able to holster your gun and disarm the tension from pulling it.. maybe say "calm down, i didnt mean it..." cant count how many people i was tryin to talk to, only to pull my gun out and fire.. Even when i was being very careful it happened..
That barber is actually houdini, he gives out magical handfree haircuts as a side job when hes not doing great escape shows... its why it cost like over a dollar to do anything, making it cost several dollars to make something cool.. it'd be like getting a 300$ haircut today...
It’s one of the greatest video games ever created along side Spider-Man 2-Fallout NV-Batman Arkham Asylum/City-Grand Theft Auto Vice City/GTAV-World at War/3arcZombies-Modern Warfare 2-SOCOM US NAVY SEALS-Watch_Dogs.
not sure if many people noticed because it is so subtle: after freeing Micah from the prison during the cutscene, he (micah) tries to rear his horse heroically before riding off but fails and only get its feet a foot off the ground and moans. to me that is the funniest part of the game yet
I will Say it's taken me about 40 hrs of gameplay to feel where I'm finally getting used to the controls.
IT SHOULD NOT TAKE THAT LONG! I shouldn't have to play half of the game to feel like I'm getting to where I can start the game. Lmao. Amazing game just the controls are FUCKING annoying. Red dead 1 had a better story, character design, and the voice acting for RDR1 was WAYYYYYY better.
And THANK YOU for sharing the fact you can't skin everything. It took me forever to figure out you couldn't skin your horse anymore. It annoys me about as much as children in Skyrim being able to kill you with daggers but are invulnerable to all damage. But I can get mods for Skyrim to fix that problem. On ps4 there's a mod for killing children. Sounds fucked up but that's the point. Not being able to die is breaks immersion. I don't feel attachment to anything if it's immortal. I HATE mechanics in games that have this. I HATE how it's like this in EVERY GAME! Just because everyone's doing it, now we have too many games being too damn similar!!!
Every damn fps game feels the same! Doesn't seem that game developers are too damn scared to try something new? I don't mean new like Destiny 2. That's taking the same game and ruining it. I mean a completely new game.
RDR is doing GREAT! You know why? I think mostly because it FRESH. How many wild west games are there? Surprising not many.
I really do not understand why people put auto-lock on, after like half an hour of shooting I learned to play without it, and after 5 hours or so I became really good at shooting. I am not trying to brag about it but I suggest you to give it a try.
RDR1 had better glass, I was actually completely shocked when I looked through a window playing 2 for the first time. I live in a house nearly 200 years old, the remaining original glass is very close to the glass in the original RDR.
I disliked the video cause I saw 'The Hater's Review', (First time I saw a video of 'Kotaku' BTW) I couldn't understand how you can hate this game, again a good lesson for me that you have to watch the whole video! 'Subscribe to Kotaku!
Benjamin Cassiman yeahhhhhhHHHHH i like to make videos that reward patience . . . some people tell me that’s not the best way to get a lot of fans, though i’m willing to gamble that it’s a good way to get QUALITY fans . . . so thanks for toughin it out!!!!!
There are actually to many bittons on controllers people are just to lazy to design double function via a single button held down as a shift gosh darndit. now all buttons are doubled except for the deul sticks. damn blasted that's been used tho as any buttons can be held down but the shift function is hardly ever implemented cowboy, Cerrone, haha gamers have no idea who that is. thumbscrews me up if you do. I'm hootin tootin the hint is slobberknocker.
Everyone keeps saying that it has to go to PC but the reason why that is is that the original ‘Red Dead Revolver’ was going to be made by Capcom. Capcom making this game was going to be exclusive to consoles so carrying on tradition it isn’t available on PC
Also, his build up to 17:25 is hilarious and very much on point. I would also like THAT game to be a thing. That isn’t THIS game, but that’s ok. I love this game despite. If someone worked out how to make THIS game THAT... I would give them all my money! Good point Tim!
I simultaneously love Tim, and feel very creeped out by the darkness of his “I’m playing a crazy character” alter ego. He’s hilarious, but takes it dark places that make me concerned.... and as a result.... I... love...hate...like...enjoy... it?!... I will clearly never feel comfortable. But sure... I do love these videos! (You’re a scary guy and I think I enjoy you!)... (maybe adore you... YOU CONFUSE ME!!!)
Hmmm although i LOVE the game, nothing is perfect so here some things i don't like about RDR2:
- having to play a character who keeps making stupid mistake after mistake. Your gang is a bunch of idiots that keep doing dumb things to get some money, only to lose everything and having to go on the run and start over somewhere else, and then do the same thing again ang again. "Hey Arthur, i heard 'bout some camp in the woods full of soldiers who sell weapons, let's go, just the 2 of us, and get into a firefight with all of them so we can steal their stuff.", "Sure, that sound like a fine idea!". yeah LOL ;)
- I keep losing my hats!!!
- some story quests end up with you having a $300 huge bounty...
- my gun loadout keeps resetting itself, and i have to re-equip everything constantly
- the long travel times get pretty repetetive/boring
I've heard Jim Sterling complain about the fact that the character takes a second to stop after you release the analog stick, and that he had to "readjust" everytime to interact with the objective and thus rendering the character controlls complete garbage.
Like stopping a second before from your intended position is too much for his brain to process.
Like cmon, really?
Ill take these fluid and realistic animations everyday instead of having the characters feel like they have a stick up their ass and stop dead like a stone once you let go of the controlls.
The biggest problem with the game is when I’m pouring water in the game, there is no water effects and the water stands still. Bucket full of water then the next it just empty but no effect that it ever left the bucket.
i am now wondering if i deleted the part where i mentioned this, because i'm seeing so many comments about it! i might have. oh well. in my original script, i said that the game's acknowledgment that the shopkeeper knows i shot him only makes it feel weirder that HE doesn't shoot ME, or run away, or flat-out refuse to serve me! lol
how about the Anti-Pinkerton act of 1893. after which pinkertons could not be offered government work. That kinda hurt the realism for me. especially since Mr. Millton keeps claiming to work for the government.
complete and total failure on the part of the writing team's fact-checkers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
maybe mister milton was NOT working for the government, or maybe he wasn't even a pinkerton? maybe he was a conman.
though probably milton just had a weak writer!
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