Red Dead 2 – The End Of The Road

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a long ass game. The game is so long that the epilogue feels like a separate campaign. In fact, by the time I completed the game I wanted to download the original Red Dead Redemption to continue the story. RDR2’s ending is not about redemption, revenge, or longing for a time that probably never existed. It’s about the choices we make and how often we are ignorant of the weight our choices have on our lives. Just look at how the first game ends – With John Marston being gunned down on the same ranch you built in part 2 of the epilogue. As much as you try to fight it, the lives of the those you control are locked in place. Decisions that seem natural to them, eventually reach their destination. What I didn’t expect was how I would feel about it.

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Red Dead 2 – A Right Way To Play?

I’m reaching the end of chapter 6, and I can’t wait for the story to be over. It’s not that I hate anything about the game, it’s that I can’t stand Dutch and it’s time for Dutch to die. There’s also the fate of Arthur and what could possibly await him at the end of his story. And while I push through the campaign, I’ve begun to read articles about people who seem to be playing the game the ‘correct’ way.

Some people are playing the game at a more methodical pace. They take their time, in no rush to get everything done. They explore the world that Rockstar has built. There are reports of Alien spacecraft, vampires, and other oddities that I doubt I will ever see before I finish the game. And I guess for those who can endure the mechanics of the game that works, and I have to admit discovering those hidden gems do sound cool but at what cost? I have a list of games I want to play, new experiences to have, and sticking in this world would only hold that up. Plus, I have Destiny, and that serves as my hobby game (Unless COD takes its place).

But that made me wonder. Is there more than one way to play the game? Is it possible to grind through the story and explore at a later date? I could easily see myself finishing this game, moving on and coming back later to visit the world like I would Fallout or Skyrim. Just hopping in to wander around aimlessly doing random shit and explore new lands. We’ll see what happens once I finish the game this weekend. But in the meantime what’s your thoughts on the game?

Is there a right and wrong way to play Red Dead Redemption 2?

Red Dead 2 – Soul Sunday

Damn D’Angelo with the heat

Man, where the hell did this come from? So near the end of chapter five, you have to ride from a dock back to base.  And along the way, you get the most soulful soundtrack I’ve ever heard in a video game.  And after doing some research I see it’s none other than D’Angelo.  Here’s the link for the full song.

Red Dead 2 – Deep In Chapter 4

There are few truths that I’ve learned while spending time in Saint-Denis. One, Dutch is full of shit. Two, at some point I’m going to kill him. I’ve grown to love Arthur’s character development and despise everyone he hangs around. By the time chapter three concluded, the actions of the gang cemented what I already knew – the Van der Linde gang is nothing but a bunch of idiots being lead by a con man that doesn’t know what he’s doing. And after robbing a riverboat, hunting a legendary buck, and discovering a gang full of cannibals, there are a few things that have become points of discussion.

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