Blood Red Insertion thread (The Official Red Dead Thread)
Official Red Dead Redemption 2 thread here.  I'm gonna pop this game's cherry like Tiffany Waters freshman year of highschool.
I've been staring at the countdown counter on my PS4 since Monday. I'm so ready.
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Hmmmmm. I preordered this, but after looking at these reviews I'm now on the fence.

Quote:Areajugones - Juan Linares - Spanish - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 is, without a shred of doubt, a new masterpiece brought to us by Rockstar. The new entry by the company has managed to achieve excellence in gameplay, storytelling and technical aspects. In the end, Rockstar has been successful in pushing the franchise to its limits in order to create one of the most complete games of all time.

Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 100 / 100

Red Dead Redemption 2 survives the great expectations that were had of it, even far exceeding them in a way that is rarely seen within gaming.

Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 5 / 5 stars

With Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar Games has set the bar so high that other games of this nature seem infinitesimally lesser because of its existence.

AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 10 / 10.0

Rockstar, my dusty old hat is off to you. You've made this old videogame cowboy a very happy camper.

CGMagazine - Brendan Frye - 9.5 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the best game Rockstar Games has ever made, as it deftly combines one of the richest open worlds ever made with one of the most compelling stories of this generation.

COGconnected - Garrett Drake - 100 / 100

Whether I'm hunting a legendary animal, participating in a story mission, playing a game of poker, or just exploring the world I've absolutely adored every moment I've spent with the game.

Critical Hit - Darryn Bonthuys - 9.5 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a story of endings and new beginnings, of the birth of legends and the consequences that come with creating a myth. It's all wrapped up in an immaculate presentation, told over dozens of hours and adventures that leads to an inevitable conclusion: Red Dead Redemption 2 raises the bar for the sandbox genre and stands tall as the definitive western game of this or any other generation.

Cubed3 - Tomas Barry - 9 / 10

The first collaborative project between all of Rockstar Games' studios is something truly special. While no single element of Red Dead Redemption 2 is revolutionary, due to its ambitious scope, it's greater than the sum of its parts. Few single-player experiences excel simultaneously at telling a deep and poignant story, whilst also providing the player with such a huge extent of freedom and possibility. The universe is exceedingly broad, varied, and beautiful, not to mention overflowing with interesting characters, wildlife, and things to do. The sense of polish and finer details really bring things together, along with the excellent musical score, fantastic voice acting and the title's intense and visceral cinematic qualities. Fans of the original Red Dead Redemption will be enamoured by the sequel. It doesn't just accentuate the West, but animates it on a new level, with a greater sense of life, community, and narrative. It's epic.

Daily Dot - Joseph Knoop - 4.5 / 5 stars

We suspect it will still stand among Rockstar's greatest games, but perhaps not its greatest saga.

Destructoid - Chris Carter - 9.5 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the epitome of ambition and like most things Rockstar, will meet the expectations associated with it. With all of the advancements since the last Red Dead and everything they've learned from Grand Theft Auto V under their belt, the series is in a better place, able to provide a more natural and less gamey world to explore.

Digital Chumps - Nathaniel Stevens - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the perfect gaming experience, and what you were hoping for in the next iteration of the series. It has a rich story, deep gameplay, unrivaled visuals, and plenty of plains to explore.

Digital Trends - Steven Petite - 5 / 5 stars

'Red Dead Redemption 2' is unrivaled in design, gameplay, and storytelling.

DualShockers - Ryan Meitzler - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 may just signal the dawn of a new era for open-world games, and it's an experience that I have no doubt players will be investing tens (if not hundreds) of hours into its immense, deep world and completing its story full of action, suspense, and deeply investing character moments.

Easy Allies - Brandon Jones - 10 / 10.0
Rockstar achieves a new level of open world immersion in the second chapter of their wild west epic. Big choices lead to surprising consequences, and lots of customization options generate an attachment to your surroundings. Incredible visuals and spontaneous events create a beautiful, breathing world to explore.

EGM - Nick Plessas - 10 / 10.0

Criticisms often come easier than compliments, but in the case of Red Dead Redemption 2, I am at a loss. This is one of the most gorgeous, seamless, rootinest, tootinest games ever made, and if you voluntarily miss out on it, you're either not a gamer or in a coma.

Eurogamer - Martin Robinson - Recommended

An astounding open world unlikely to be rivalled until well into the next gen, saddled by a throughline from the last. - Francesco Fossetti - Italian - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the most ambitious open world ever made. A new starting point for the genre, and an incomparable masterpiece.

Forbes - Dave Thier - 9 / 10.0

If you have the time and the inclination, buy Red Dead Redemption 2. It's a great game. It's an impressive game. Just know what you're getting into, and do your best to make it through the story to what's on the other side. This review is now nearly 3000 words long, and not nearly long enough for one of the greatest and most vexing games I've played in years.

Game Debate - Jon Sutton - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 isn't just a great game. It's a game that sets an impossibly high new bar for how open-worlds can be handled. Its depiction of late 19th-century America feels both historically accurate yet abundantly open-ended, slow-paced and yet alive, grim and yet majestic. It makes the original Red Dead Redemption feel like a warm-up, the doodles on the page before the real thing has come to life.

Game Informer - Matt Bertz - 10 / 10.0

Rockstar has once again created a game that redefines the open-world experience. Red Dead Redemption II is a triumph that every gamer should experience for themselves

Game Revolution - Jason Faulkner - 5 / 5 stars

The astounding thing about RDR 2 is that there's not only a staggering amount of story, side quests, and places to explore but that it's all high quality and doesn't feel tacked on.

Gameblog - Gianni Molinaro - French - 10 / 10

There's a new sheriff in the open-world action game genre in town. Red Dead Redemption 2 is sure ambitious but it succeeds everywhere he travels : exploration, gunfights, stealth, main quest, characters, side quests, customization, acting, hunting, fishing... Name one element, it delivers. And it sure looks like one of the best looking games ever seen and has many secrets yet to be discovered. And so it can be considered as a masterpiece, an extraordinary, legendary game that we will talk about with sincere admiration for ages.

Gameplanet - Chris Brown - 9.5 / 10.0

Despite stumbling at the very beginning Red Dead Redemption 2 cements Rockstar Games' place at the very top of the games industry. It's been eight years and well worth the wait.

GamePro - Tobias Veltin - German - 96 / 100

What a ride! Red Dead Redemption 2 is the next Rockstar-Masterpiece and the best game in this console-generation so far.

Gamers Heroes - Johnny Hurricane - 9 / 10

Surprising absolutely no one, Red Dead Redemption 2 is easily a game of the year contender, if not the winner. Rockstar Games knocks it out of the park once again, and we are eagerly awaiting Red Dead Online.

Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the game that I would like to keep playing for years. The wild west is marvelous and full of interesting events. The story is both solid and attractive. What's more, The interactive system makes a great progress and you can interact with nearly everyone in various ways, and it feels really real. RDR2 definitely will be one of the greatest video games of all time.

GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 10 / 10.0

GameSpot - Kallie Plagge - 9 / 10

RDR 2 succeeds as both a prequel to Red Dead Redemption and a story in its own right, and though it can take some patience, your effort is well worth it.

GamesRadar+ - David Meikleham - 5 / 5 stars

One of the top three open-worlds of all time, and the best game Rockstar has ever made. An all-time Old West masterpiece.

GameZone - Cade Onder - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 feels like Rockstar's new GTA 3 as in it takes massive leaps towards a new era of open-world gaming the likes of which have never been seen or at the very least executed to this level of quality courtesy of the borderline photorealistic graphics and remarkable game design.

Gaming Nexus - Nicholas Leon - 10 / 10.0

An astounding triumph that will certainly stand above the pack this season, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a unique game about unique people. The writing, visuals, and gameplay combine to make an absolute standout of a title, one that has been well worth the wait.

GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 100 / 100

Red Dead Redemption 2 raises the bar for sandbox adventure games. It's organic in a way almost unseen in any genre, creating an authentic open world that is as cohesive as it is compelling. This title will set the bar for action adventure games for years to come.

Generación Xbox - Adrian Fuentes Berna - Spanish - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 offers an unprecedented level of interaction with NPCs. Its level of detail and brilliant way of telling Arthur Morgan's story in a completely open adventure make the Rockstar game a masterpiece.

God is a Geek - Chris White - 10 / 10.0

There was never any doubt that Red Dead Redemption 2 was going to be good, but this is something special. A masterpiece that many will be talking about for decades to come.

Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 5 / 5 stars

Total immersion in an astonishingly lifelike world – whether you're outgunning rivals or skinning animals – makes this outlaw adventure a landmark game

Hobby Consolas - David Martinez - Spanish - 99 / 100

Rockstar delivers a masterpiece in every aspect. Its organic and evolving open world, characters, storyline and gameplay mechanics made us feel "free men". Red Dead Redemption 2 also brings the best technical elements of this generation.

IGN - Luke Reilly - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game of rare quality; a meticulously polished open world ode to the outlaw era.

IGN Italy - Gianluca Loggia - Italian - 10 / 10.0

One of the best open world games ever, with the single best story ever written for a videogame.

IGN Spain - Gustavo Maeso - Spanish - 10 / 10.0

A titanic videogame, a masterpiece that, like everything, will have passionate lovers and other players who do not get too caught up. Everything also depends on thematic genres and preferences. Maybe not everyone likes the stories of 'Indians and cowboys'. But this interactive universe created by Rockstar tells a story fantastically constructed and allows us to live a unique adventure. And for that reason, we believe that this production touches excellence. And for that, it takes the first 10 in the history of IGN Spain. Good trip, cowboys!

Impulsegamer - Andrew Bistak - 5 / 5.0

Wow… Red Dead Redemption 2 lives up to everything and more with what Rockstar Games have promised.

Kotaku - Kirk Hamilton - No Verdict

This game has heart; the kind of heart that is difficult to pin down but impossible to deny. It is a wonderful story about terrible people, and a vivacious, tremendously sad tribute to nature itself. There is so much beauty and joy in this expensive, exhausting thing. Somehow that makes it even more perfect—a breathtaking eulogy for a ruined world, created by, about, and for a society that ruined it.

M3 - Billy Ekblom - Swedish - 10 / 10

Rockstar's eye for detail, presentation and tongue-in-cheek-storytelling makes this one an instant classic. Red Dead Redemption 2 is the ultimate Wild West sandbox-experience everyone has been waiting so very patiently for. It gives us more of everything we loved about the original and then takes it to a completely new level.

Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 9 / 10

An incredible technical achievement and a hugely accomplished Western epic that, despite a few minor flaws, represents Rockstar Games' most engaging and ambitious work so far.

New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 82 / 100

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an enjoyable sequel that builds on the foundation of its predecessor, with much to do and plenty to see, all wrapped up in some of the best visuals you've ever seen on a console. With great characters and satisfying action, it's a Wild West worth exploring.

PlayStation LifeStyle - Chandler Wood - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 redefines the open world genre.

PlayStation Universe - Jack McCaskill - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 not only lives up to expectations, but it smashes them and feels like the missing half of a story we never knew was incomplete. Improving on its predecessor in every way that counts, it also reignites interest in its landmark prequel, enhancing the overall experience to an epic scale and giving gamers an odyssey quite unlike any other.

Polygon - Chris Plante - No Verdict

After Red Dead Redemption 2's story concludes, a huge epilogue begins, and the game's already gargantuan map grows even larger. I'm eager to dig into this postgame, where it seems I'll be free to focus on taking in the beautiful, meticulously simulated world, rather than hurling myself into the middle of it.

Press Start - Brodie Gibbons - 10 / 10

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a triumph in world-building, character craft and downright skulduggery. Being bad has never felt so good as Rockstar toe the realism line while still keeping their sharp, trademark tongue in cheek. It's the keen attention to detail where Rockstar succeeds and this outlaw prequel comfortably outperforms their best works and in time, I believe, will be regarded as a once in a generation game.

PSX Extreme - Ryan Hartmann - 10 / 10.0

A game of unparalleled scope and ambition, with breathtaking visuals, a broad-ranging but intimate story, and an incredible sense of identity and purpose, Red Dead Redemption 2 will go down as one of the greatest games of the generation, and perhaps video game history.

Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 10 / 10

Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar's best game, and it's gripping from start to finish.

Shacknews - Bill Lavoy - 9 / 10

Whether I'm chasing the thrill of a daring train robbery, or the serenity of a solo camping trip, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open-world game I will return to time and time again.

Slant Magazine - Steven Scaife - 3.5 / 5 stars

Red Dead Redemption 2 never quite squares its themes with the need to give players an open-world cowboy fantasy. And outside cutscenes and conversation, most of those themes don't seem to exist.

Spaziogames - Matteo Bussani - Italian - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the new North Star of the open-world genre, to what was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild last March.

Stevivor - Luke Lawrie - 10 / 10.0

Rockstar Games has created a living, breathing world that I am absolutely invested in.

Telegraph - Tom Hoggins - 5 / 5 stars

As you move around the country and the gang's predicament shifts, the complexion of both game and narrative can change to a startling degree. It is nothing if not carefully considered.

The Digital Fix - Stephen Hudson - 10 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 takes everything that made the first so spectacular and elevates it to a new level. It boasts an enthralling story, coupled with rock solid gameplay, and is perhaps one of the best games ever made.

The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 9.8 / 10.0

Huge, technically incomparable and full of things to do: the Western epic of Rockstar Games manages to repeat the success of the first chapter, making one of the most impressive video games of all time.

The Jimquisition - Jim Sterling - No Verdict
As a game, Red Dead Redemption 2 is inspired and brilliant, as the product of a 60+ hour work week should be at bare minimum. As an overly detailed cowboy simulator, not so much.

Fortunately, Red Dead is big enough for everybody, no matter their tastes or levels of patience.

TheSixthAxis - Adrian Burrows - 10 / 10

The hype being created for Red Dead Redemption 2 and the expectations of the passionate fan-base made a part of me believe that Rockstar Games could never deliver on all of their many promises. They did, and then some. From the feeling of a realistic living world they've created to the emotional bonds you build, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the video game experience of this generation.

TrueAchievements - Dave Horobin - 5 / 5 stars

Red Dead Redemption 2's vast, detailed and stunningly beautiful open world sits as the perfect backdrop for its compelling and well-paced story filled with epic set pieces. With deeper gameplay mechanics, a larger cast of diverse and interesting characters to meet, and a wealth of content from side objectives to mini-games, RDR2 is a shining example of what makes Rockstar's games so special.

Twinfinite - Ed McGlone - 5 / 5.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 has certainly benefited from Rockstar allocating almost a whole generation's worth of development time to perfect what they wanted to accomplish. The result is a game that is easily one of the best games this year, and this console generation, but that's not all. It should eventually go down as one of the greatest games ever made.

USgamer - Mike Williams - 4.5 / 5 stars

Eight years after the masterpiece that was Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games is taking a second shot. New protagonist Arthur Morgan gets a better supporting cast, an absolutely beautiful open world with more visual variety, and a ton of things to kill or collect. There's some occasional tedium in travel, and a few bugs and annoyances, but nothing that prevents Red Dead Redemption 2 from being an excellent game.

VG247 - Kirk McKeand - No Verdict

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a brave prequel that isn't afraid of taking risks. It is innovative, surprising, stunning, dramatic, and generous – a highlight of this generation and a benchmark for other open world games to aspire to.

Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 8.8 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a gorgeous and enormous open world game that you can easily get immersed in while the hours tick away.

VideoGamer - Colm Ahern - 9 / 10

Few worlds are as well-realised as the one Rockstar has created for Red Dead Redemption 2. Thanks to some wonderful scripting and stellar performances, the characters you randomly meet in the wild are captured as well as the ones you spend most of your days around camp. How do you follow Red Dead Redemption? You make Red Dead Redemption 2.

Wccftech - Alessio Palumbo - 9.7 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption 2 may not be perfect, but its minor shortcomings are like tiny blemishes on a stunningly beautiful face. In a way, they only serve as a reminder of how this world isn't made for perfection. Every single aspect of the game will put you into the very shoes of an outlaw roaming America with his gang as they try to escape the law long enough to make the money needed to disappear for good. It's an epic, memorable and engrossing tale which also elevates the open world genre to new heights with the brand new interaction system, a cast of memorable characters and a ton of high-quality content to play for a long time.

We Got This Covered - Ethan Willard - 5 / 5 stars

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an immense, breathtaking experience that will be treasured for years to come.

Windows Central - Asher Madan - 5 / 5 stars

Despite some minor issues like stuttering in interiors, awkward camera angles in smaller houses, or the relatively slow start to story the campaign — Red Dead Redemption 2 simply overrides its small perceptible flaws with what is nothing short of a truly spectacular experience. Simply put, it is one of the best games ever made, setting a new standard for open world titles going forward.

Worth Playing - Cody Medellin - 9 / 10.0

Red Dead Redemption II is exactly the kind of game you'd expect from Rockstar.

Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker - 95%

A stunning, elegiac western that features some of Rockstar's best writing to date, Red Dead Redemption 2 is also the studio's finest open-world to date, handcrafted with real, tangible care and attention, defying the boundaries of what a video game can be. Arthur Morgan will also inhabit a special place in your heart, as a likeable, relatable rogue striving to find his way in the world. Good ol' Arthur.

ZTGD - Ken McKown - 10 / 10.0

I wish there was more I could say about the game. There is so much to discuss, but that would take away from the experience. Avoid spoilers, avoid videos of this game, just buy it, play it, and fall in love with this world the same way I did.
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Damn they sure trashed it bahahah
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This is the first game in a long time I've had fun doing pretty much nothing. I'm slowly going through this because I keep just wondering and getting amazed at the detail of the entire world. The game isn't a perfect 10, but the graphics and setting is a perfect 10. Rockstar choose some stupid ways to lay out menus and just how certain things work. Plus, the cinematic mode is garbage. I've used it 4 times and every time theres a point where my house kill me by wrecking into things or straight up stops after running fine for 4-5 minutes prior.
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Wiggz hated the graphics on his tv but on mine they looked fine. I do have an issue with the brightness of certain light making some lenses flare type effects and some darkness being too dark. Like there is not a happy medium to set the brightness. The controls are a little funky and their are a lot of new systems to get used to. Other than that the game is awesome. I could spend days just hunting shit or fishing. I spent my entire weekend doing nothing but playing it. The plot takes a little bit to get into but it drew me in. Soon I’m going to have to avoid the internet to completely to avoid ending spoilers because I have a feeling things don’t go well for Morgan.
I'm on the base PS4, not on 4K TV. Other than framerate drops, my graphics are amazing. Lighting, sun flairs, everything looks great.
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Ya I think it looks perfectly fine on my big ass tv
Looks terrible in 4K HDR.

Its the shitty checkerboard upscaling shit.

If I force 1080 it looks great but I didnt buy a 4K Reciever, TV and a Pro to play in fucking 1080p.
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If I was rich I would buy a Xbox One X just for this game.
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Thought already crossed my mind.
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Ok I’m going to be the first to say this, Jesus fucking Christ this is the blackest fucking western I’ve ever saw! It’s like the Wild West was actually a fucking DMX concert.
Way more people in Saint Denis than I thought there would be, but then again they were mother fuckers who built the railroads. But yes too many nags.
Saint Denis makes sense because it’s wwweeezzzyyyanna but goddamn the Wild West has a Chicago demographic.

Other than that I’m balls deep in the plot and it’s getting crazy.
Where the game starts is supposed to be Texas / Oklahoma. When you move your camp the first time, you relocate to Louisiana (Which is why the game calls it the New South). I think the furthest west you get in this game is Arizona/New Mexico ish.
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Where was the snowy area? Like Minnesota?
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(11-01-2018, 11:45 AM)dead Wrote: Where was the snowy area? Like Minnesota?

I would guess southern tip of the Rockies.  So New Mexico or possibly Colorado.  They mentioned they were fleeing east to get away from troubles in the west when shit went south on that boat.
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I just beat the story. Holy shit that’s a long game!! So many fucking hours!!! I rushed through it like crazy. I did multiple saves so I can go back before plot happens and do al the side stuff.
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