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Red Dead Redemption 2 review
Exceptional
by XV

RDR2 is such a ride, it is filled with a lot of feelings from happiness to enraged revenge. I think that to this point there’s no such experience as Red Dead Redemption 2, is as raw and slow as the developers wanted it to be, for me it was for the best but sometimes it felt a little tiresome or repetitive, then again is so masterfully crafted that even that seems on purpose. More often than not, also, it seemed to me more like a MMO game than a single placer AAA game, the thing is massive and almost every chapter feels like a AAA game on itself. Everything in this game begs to be praised, the writing (which is magnificent), the music, the animation, sound, even the Graphic design of labels of food, billboards is Amazing.

I’m not sure if I’m a big fan of westerns but I sure like a lot of them, and similar to the last entry, this game has a lot of references, even tho in my opinión it seemed to me that they took a lot of inspiration from Tarantino’s D’jango Unchained and Hateful Eight in a very good way. There’s a lot of things and themes they managed to discuss here, current themes that can easily be applied in the game’s exaggerated and romanticized World and they did it great.

As for its main character, I fell in love with Arthur from start, it has the perfect balance of cold killer and sweet guy, and as outrageous that sounds it Works flawlessly, Arthur is now easily one of my top 5 characters in gaming. Not everything in this game is perfect, there are some minor technical issues that can be sometimes frustrating but never a big deal, also there's a lot of "walking" both at feet and on horse so if that's a problem to you, maybe you can skip this game, but it also encourages you to explore and find new things at every corner, similar to Breath of the Wild. 

I think that this game is not for everyone, I think I can compare to a Nolan movie, sure is a blockbuster Hollywood movie but is well done and has a lot to say that can separate itself from the rest. I love how the characters made me feel angry, happy and sad, and those moments where I totally transformed into a gunslinger will stay with me for the years to come.
«Blew my mind»
«Just one more turn»
«Can’t stop playing»
«Time-tested»
«That ending!»
«OST on repeat»

Other reviews38

Great game! A must have for Open World games lovers!
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
This game was absolutely fucking amazing. Outstanding work. Until you get to the shitty fucking epilogue and have to go through a ranch hand tutorial. Fuck that. That was an amazing experience followed by the most painful fucking gameplay ever. I dont know how but Rockstar made me hate this game I fell in love with.
«Disappointment of the year»
«Waste of time»
Rockstar really outdid themselves with this one. When I picked up this game, I was expecting business as usual. But was I wrong! Red Dead Redemption 2 is a technical, visual, and narrative accomplishment. As I have written in past reviews, the testament of a good sequel, is that it somehow furthers the things that were established in the first game. Gameplay, story and characters, and visuals are all major elements that a good sequel manages to push and make better. The game is a prequel to 2010's Red Dead Redemption. Set in 1899, the age of outlaws is coming to an end. The Van der Line gang struggles to survive as they against nature, government forces and outlaws. The character you play as is Arthur Morgan. Initial footage of this character bothered me because I found his voice to be far too exaggerated. But for whatever reason my mind was changed. Arthur is similar to John Marston in Red Dead Redemption. Both of these characters can be cruel and violent men, but the narrative pushes the player player give the character some redeeming qualities or some sort of arc that goes from bad/apathetic to good. Other familiar faces from Red Dead Redemption are prominently featured in this game. The gameplay has dramatically improved. The gunplay and action isn't as rudimentary and choppy as it was in Red Dead Redemption. The survival aspects of the game have taken front and center and prove to be quite vital in your survival and the survival of the gang. The alarming and hilarious amount of detail this game has both visually and technically is quite impressive. The open world is much bigger than Red Dead Redemption with various diverse regions to travel through and a plethora of random encounters that border on the frightening to the hilarious. This is probably one of the best games ever made. I maintain that God of War (2018) deserved its award for Game of the Year. But that does not diminish this game by any means. It is truly a remarkable game that has hopefully changed things forever. If there is one game that everyone should play, it is this game.

 Rating- 5/5 A Masterpiece
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Enjoyed every second of it
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»
🌹
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Amazing.
«Blew my mind»
One of the best open world games ever, with great gameplay and awesome story.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Best game ever, period.
«Blew my mind»
«That ending!»
9.5/10

There is not much to say, this game is an epic, it really leaves us speechless with what it managed to achieve. Only the epilogue has a lower quality, because it is also too long in my opinion.
«Blew my mind»
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
a truly amazing experience
«Blew my mind»
«Time-tested»
It's the best game I ever played. You absolutely fall in love with it, have compassion for Arthur, greatest character ever made. Absolutely amazing! 10/10
«Blew my mind»
«Just one more turn»
This game is what everyone wants on GTA V 
- Nobody bothers anyone
- the game chat is pretty funny considering the fact everyone talks with country accents
- no op weapons for no reasons
- gives everyone what they want
only flaw is that we cant have private sessions or director mode which is fine considering how everyone is in the lobby
8.5/10
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»