What do you think? DukeBobby. Oct 25, 2017 6,544. Dec 25, 2019 1,640. In many was it is. Tough. (edited 1 hour ago) User Info: OrfeasD. IMO rdr2 is a much more layered and multidimensional game than rdr1 and although my addictive/compulsiveness is fighting how much more of an odyssey it is to get through this, i am savoring it. Call me crazy, but I personally think 1 has a better story than 2, even though the latter has way more character developments, lore, and details. A subreddit for Rockstar's critically acclaimed open-world Western game Red Dead Redemption, its prequel Red Dead Redemption 2, and its online multiplayer Red Dead Online. seems like they love … Member. i7 4790k@4.6GHz | EVGA 1080 FTW | 16GB RAM | 1440p@144hz - GLORIOUS PC MASTER RACE! A lot of the smaller side narratives in W3 also have better story telling than RDR2 but on a much smaller scale. Oh and I thought Dutch was an awfully written character and dragged down the narrative a lot. Red Dead 1 feels far less dated than RDR2 imo. Oct 25, 2017 9,143. I never played RDR1 either, but I liked the story (RDR2) better than Death Stranding. Naturally, they have to leave him a bit ambiguous so the story works with whatever you choose. Some things like the pacing and speed of the gameplay can even be considered better than RDR2 by some. In the first game I cared for Bonnie way more than Abigail. 90% of rdr2 players play with fully malnourished arthur/john34. Personally I just feel as a whole rdr1 has some more memorable missions and characters, and solely focusing on John made him that much more of an interesting character. Existing user? Tough. Jul 23, 2020 #3 Nah. There's some characters who are introduced into RDR2 as minor characters but they are major characters in RDR1, and so following their story in RDR2 is interesting because you know where they end up for RDR1. Everything will be fire. Cheat Activated; Members; Joined: 11/13/2011; 15,070 Share ; Posted January 8, 2019 (edited) 3 hours ago, coach_wargo said: All of the … 9 Link to post Share on other sites. In my opinion I think that RDR2 and GTA6 will be marginally different in terms of their actual direction so I think it's unfair to compare them unless you're going solely off the basis that they're open world games but it's inevitable that people will discuss if one is better than the other so whatever. I mean you arent really even in the west in rdr2. Originally Answered: Is there anything in Red Dead Redemption that is still better than its sequel? Not having to manage your weight. Click Here! I loved the game, but upon multiple play throughs I've seen that it has a lot of pit falls in terms of interesting content. Reshade . May 22, 2018 2,630 5,848 480. Aside from the fact that RDR2 is objectively better in different aspects like gameplay, graphics, controls, customisations etc, what are your guys thoughts subjectively? Most of the tie-ins are callbacks and … Member. I think both stories are equally good but the ending in the first game made me cry. There are aspects from rdr1 I think should have returned in rdr2 and could be added in future DLC or updates (more duels, higher payment for bounties, nightwatch, horsebreaking jobs, buffalo rifle, Mexico, outfits with chalenges for unlocking and benfits for wearing them, bounties that pay more if they are alive, trains in blackwater/manzanita, thieves' landing, rathskeller fork, plainview, days of the week, previous bounties escaping from jail, gang/law enfocement outfits, liar's dice, horseshoes, online mode without micro-transactions, singleplayer DLC, baits apearing on your minimap, player not being a tank man that can take 300 bullets, riding random animals (just for fun as they were quite unbalanced), safehouses, snowy tall trees (maybe just in the fall and winter in rdo), high stakes gambling) and there are aspects from rdr2 that could be in a future rdr1 remake (more NPC interactions, better duels, unique bounties and random events, taking the bounties' body to the sheriff if they are dead, NPCs that are not just 30 models repeating troughout the world, more detailed schedules for NPCs, fences, trappers, butchers, stables, public hangings, pelt system, more detailed horses, subtitles, translation to languages that are not just spanish and french, ranch jobs, tracking animals, temperature system, weight system, growing your magnificent beird, cores, player stamina, more shows in theaters, mixing clothing to make your own outfit, amulets and trinkets, bow, getting dirty, the world changing between the main story and the epilogue, snowy christmas, realistic damage to the environment, inasane graphics), More posts from the reddeadredemption community. plus the entire opening sequence of rdr makes no sense to me. Lasso freedom. Not so much. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. No shaking reticule in free aim, which allows you to be more precise in Free Aim mode. Its fantastic. The landscape in RDR1 really seems to flow together nicely whereas in RDR2 there are fairly drastic changes in landscape in certain places. Still a beautiful game that I struggle to articulate any … Though if we're only talking about main plots of the main games then RDR2 - W3's … RDR2 is a visually fantastic game that has lost a bit of the charm and innocence that RDR1 had (remember the herding cattle etc) and it has lost the sting from its storytelling department. Im sure nostalgia has something to do with it but still, I just prefer John much more than I do Arthur. Other studios take note and spend a little longer on your games and you might get a little bit closer to that! That said, I highly appreciate 2 over 1, but many years have passed since 1 so my memory is fuzzy on it. … What do you think? RJX74 . Had each state be the size of lets say gta 5 San Andreas maybe there would have been some room for smoother landscape transitions. Red dead Redemption was a good game and still largely holds up. RDR2 improves in technical factors such as graphics, but it misses subjects that made RDR1 great. Sub Boss. But if you liked RDR2 Kingdom Come Deliverance is a gem you might be into. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Much better On-line mode that didn't DownGrade story and had microtransactions. Apr 20, 2020 #30 You can play and fully appreciate RDR2 without having played the first one with no issues at all. RDR1 seemed to have much more "just go have some fun" moments in it than 2 does. I just bought rdr1 game of the year edition from ebay for like 10 bucks after pulling my old ps3 out of storage. RDR1 was also better than GTA so i assume RDR2 is also better than any GTA too mainly for western setting. User Info: lazygurl. When I booted up rdr1, despite the clunky controls and the obviously terrible graphics for this day in age, I couldnt help but feel 'back at home' whereas in RDR2 i didnt have the same feeling of being completely invested in the world. Apr 20, 2020 #61 RDR2 has its issues, particularly with the mission design, but it doesn't actively insult your intelligence like Death Stranding's story and terrible dialogue do. Sign In In fact, it kind of makes RDR1 seem better, because it gives emotional grounding for the stuff that happens in RDR1. Pretty amazing that Rockstar could create such a compelling character in Arthur under those circumstances, isn’t it, though? > Ok, guys, by facts, I DO NOT mean Metacritic scores. This is the reason why I like RDR1 so much. I had recently played rdr2's story and started it again recently, and already feel that something is missing. Overall, New Austin in RDR2 feels like it fits better in 1899 than 1907. Almost cry. Dont get me wrong, Im not one of those guys who "couldnt play red dead 2 because its too slow". 1 Link to post Share on other sites. Apr 20, 2020 #29 Red Dead. I might go back and beat rdr2 when it drops in price. Never finished it. RDR2 is so tedious and often boring to play that it is a huge letdown. I say that as someone who only played the original for the first time ~8 months before the sequel released. Great looking game but the game play is very shallow for something so detailed. … Oct 25, 2017 3,741. Still deciding, though I said RDR2 on the poll. Apr 20, 2020 #30 You can play and fully appreciate RDR2 without having played the first one with no issues at all. Nov 14, … It’s unfortunate that Rockstar could not replicate the same Euphoria engine they had in RDR1 for RDR2. Oct 25, 2017 54,190. So I’m just going to use my general knowledge about those. I did not cry when Arthur died. Try to lasso an alligator in RDR2 and you'll see what I mean. Arthur's redemption is up to the player. Infinite duels. RDR2 does this just right. Also no bloated Mexico section in 2. I liked the ambience better in the first game. Playing as an Animal: The Model Swap mod allows Arthur to play as any animal and a variety of NPCs in the RDR2 world. The game should have been a lot better than it was, and it's a shame. You're not a tank and can die easily25. Biggest flaw is the forced travel time, and dated "character prompt" mission structure. Something rdr 1 did not have too much problem with cos 2/3 of the map was a desert but this was a result of the map size. There's a certain magic to it that I honestly can't explain. User Info: lazygurl. Flashpoints in games should really pop profoundly with the player and should do so organically. RDR2's a much bigger one than RDR1, even if you include Undead Nightmare as well, so there's that... for me it's: RDR1+UN (combined) > RDR2 > RDR1 > UN tbh, every R* game had a great soundtrack in its own right, pretty much because they know how the capture the vibe of the setting, rather than include popular hits.. 2 I agree with UN being the weakest of the link in the grand scale, however … Apr 20, 2020 #29 Red Dead. Great looking game but the game play is very shallow for something so detailed. I think rdr1 had characters that were just as well written, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the reddeadredemption community. PlanetSmasher. Sens-Hangar_18 2 years ago #3. Yeah, in no way am I saying Arthur is a bad character. Though I guess it worked well enough for RDR1’s online component. Spoiler: RDR2 Endgame/epilogue. Congratulations to all the winners! I love Arthur and all, he's great, but hes missing something, Story wise in my opinion rdr1 has a better story than rdr2. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. take me somewhere nice. What many people loved about RDR , the story and characters, practically was forgotten in RDR2. Hardest man on gameFAQs. Member. But if you liked RDR2 Kingdom Come Deliverance is a gem you might be into. Imo RDR2 is just so realistic that it can be boring at times. But I've always thought John was the better protagonist. RJX74 556 Posted March 25, 2019. Well, I don’t know that I agree that 1 is better, but yeah, I agree with you that Arthur is a plot device to tell the story of the gang’s downfall and John’s escape, setting up the first game. I also like Abigail way way better than I did in RDR1. Bought a used playstation 3 solely to enjoy rdr after rdr2. In rdr2 you shoot a guy 5 times and he shrugs it off. RDR1 vs RDR2: Better story? Overall, in my opinion, RDR2 is better than RDR due to its level of detail, and because of the atmosphere of the game world. DukeBobby. Install Music from RDR1: Want to feel a bit nostalgic? If it does, then RDR2 becomes my favourite game, RDR1 my second, and MGS1 my third. RDR1 has far better gameplay, mission design and player agency. Dec 6, 2020 #55 Arthur's character is the only thing that made me push through RDR2's uninspiring gameplay. RDR2 is so tedious and often boring to play that it is a huge letdown. Everything that held it together. Arthur WAS the gang. Oct 27, 2017 1,343. yeah thats the vibe i get. Yeah in RDR2 the story isn't centered all around the protagonist. New Austin, West Elizabeth, and Mexico had their own unique themes. I just bought rdr1 game of the year edition from ebay for like 10 bucks after pulling my old ps3 out of storage. if i did buy it, i probably wouldnt play beyond chapter 3, just ride around and enjoy the open world for 20 hours and sell the game lol. Something about John's story is just way more interesting for me than Arthurs. Edited January 8, 2019 by Nutduster. Oct 27, 2017 20,399. The epilogue was a complete waste of … Edited January 8, 2019 by Nutduster. In RDR2 everything feels more close together for some reason. Member. Its fantastic. Both games have pros and cons when it comes to story in my opinion, but the first game's is more touching. Hearts of Stone on its own is better than RDR2 and W3's main plot combined and Blood and Wine isn't far behind. GTAV and RDR2 may be the best open world eye candy but as far as fun gameplay goes San Andreas and RDR1 were both better IMO. I have to assume that once RDR2 Online launches that this area will start to become more populated. Every RDR1 npc has a name. And I'm basing the "GTA, but horses" theory on seeing people on the RDR2 board, on reddit, etc. The guns are just better. Oh and I thought Dutch was an awfully written character and dragged down the narrative a lot. >> I stayed for the story and I liked the epilogue as a whole but it wasn’t better than the main game for me. Ability to surrender mid fight with the law, unlike that … First, I might not be all that accurate, because I didn’t play all of the games you mention. RDR2 is a visually fantastic game that has lost a bit of the charm and innocence that RDR1 had (remember the herding cattle etc) and it has lost the sting from its storytelling department. Oct 25, 2017 6,544. I mean I didnt even realise Saadie was the girl u saved at the beginning because if u forget her name at the start she ends up as a completely different character. I would say that subjectively, read dead redemption 1 is easier to play for long periods of time because it doesn't have some of the tedious bits like eating, hunting, feeding your horse, etc. United We Stand; Together, We Fall; Members; Joined: 10/25/2007; 556 Share; Posted March 25, 2019 (edited) RDR1 for me. Van Bur3n. Member. This question is also kinda … Earth is the melting pot of the universe - Doom Eternal. It's also not just for the Xbox 360. Rdr 2 had a lot more freedom for fun moments than rdr1 did. I really can’t get over how fantastic this game is. I think it might be nostalgia but I liked the story of RDR1 more aswell. Dec 25, 2019 1,640. GTAV and RDR2 may be the best open world eye candy but as far as fun gameplay goes San Andreas and RDR1 were both better IMO. Ability to surrender mid fight with the law, unlike that short amount of time you have to surrender in RDR2. Banned. EVERY single one35. Partly because the voice actress and partly because how they wrote her character. I've been playing it … The scores from RDR1 are arguably even better than RDR2's. Less annoying witness system, overall it's better in RDR2, but I don't remember being wanted in RDR1 for "breaking the peace" or "unarmed assault" which is kinda annoying as it makes messing around in towns less fun. lazygurl 2 years ago #1. If I was to point out things that make RDR2 better for me specifically, it would be: - Huge and more diverse map. NPC behaviour, take a look at shopkeepers and what they do at night in RDR2 or just during the day in general; always stay in the store whereas in RDR1 they actually go outside. The White Arabian has slightly worse health and stamina than the other two Arabian types, 5 for both stats, and it costs only slightly less than the Rose Grey Bay, $1,200. In rdr2 you can have 99 tonics for health/deadeye/stamina33. I don't find Jack so annoying … It's got all the variety in a map to keep me entertained. I thinks thats why I enjoyed the epilogue so much. ElephantShell 10,000,000. I mean don’t get me wrong, RDR2 is more detail and more violent but sometimes I feel like there is no … you have a limit to how many tonics you can carry. Like RDR2 provides the motivation for the events of RDR1, and so it lets you reflect and appreciate RDR1 more when you think back on it. I mean, looking at rdr2 from the perspective of a third playthrough, I am starting to see Arthur as a plot device to tell the story of the gang and its members, as opposed to telling a story about Arthur himself. Pretty sure you do more horse riding in RDR2 than you do walking in DS . I just honestly feel that as a whole rdr1 was better. my subreddits. Yeah, Like i've said. Avenger. I personally think it has to do with the camps. Reactions: CatLady and MrS. Phunkydiabetic Member. Aside from that I just feel that focusing on John alone made for a much more interesting story. From dusty desert to lush green meadows and snow. I had more fun with rdr1 though. 1 Link to post Share on other sites . On the whole I'd say RDR is better than RDR2. played rdr2 before i did rdr1. Still 10/10 for me though. Dead eye is easier to use32. lazygurl 2 years ago #1. rockabilly_man 2 years ago #2. A subreddit for Rockstar's critically acclaimed open-world Western game Red Dead Redemption, its prequel Red Dead Redemption 2, and its online multiplayer Red Dead Online. Oct 25, 2017 3,741. User Info: … There is interview somewhere floating around that they would like to have it for pc but it's not really viable. Only applies to patched RDR2 game: Proper EndGame/Epilogue, no visual DownGrades and missing textures. Could have just been the headspace I was in at the time but RDR was such a cozy experience for me and by the end of RDR2 I was kinda just going through the motions to finish it. I think both stories are equally good but the ending in the first game made me cry. Cutter De Blanc. I think we both went into RDR2 expecting RDR1, but better. Fist fights don't kill you but can knock you out27. I would say go with that, it really is a landmark … I prefer the first one in all honesty think its because i played it when i was younger maybe, thoughts? Not complaining. RJX74. It allows me to be a bastard in the game, whereas with RDR1 it didn't feel right as John had got out of that life. Jan 8, 2012 1,166 1,574 810 Canada. 23. I just feel that there were a lot of times in rdr2 where the game slows down to a crawl and missions feel kinda boring. Kaunik. 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