Ask me anything Red Dead Redemption

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#1 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -



 
 
With the games release I thought I would make this thread. Post here with your questions about the game and people who have it will supply answers.    
 
Possie: *Multplayer* Has two threads going for this game 
 
360 
PS3
 
 Below are some movies you can watch to learn more about the game.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
    
 
  
  
  
 
  
  
 
Multiplayer is below 
 
  
   
 
  
#2 Posted by Microsteve (10 posts) -

Has anybody tried to shoot somebodys hat off without killing them yet? :D I think I'll try that later

#3 Posted by rathantoras (192 posts) -

How big is the map compared to some other games?

#4 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2645 posts) -

Are the horses hard to control? Also do you fall off the horses at any time by the horse tripping on terrain and whatnot?

#5 Posted by Mancuso (4 posts) -

Hats will fly off if you hit them just the right way leaving the wearer unharmed (not terribly hard).  
 
I changed my horse controls to camera relative, much easier IMO, just don't spam the spur button and you won't fly off.

#6 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@rathantoras said:
" How big is the map compared to some other games? "
The map is supposed to be 3x that of vice city. 
 
@CornontheCobbe said:
" Are the horses hard to control? Also do you fall off the horses at any time by the horse tripping on terrain and whatnot? "
I understand the controls can be dogey. But that is normal for a R* game. However I also understand they are nice once you learn them. 
#7 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Tell me everything about lynching / hanging.

#8 Posted by JackG100 (399 posts) -
@Microsteve:  I have, it's doable. You can also shoot guns out of peoples hands.
 
Lynchings happens as random events and in some quests, here and there, I've seen it twice and you basically go into deadeye(bullettime) and shoot off the rope.
 
I think the controls do what they're supposed to, it's kinda hard to fire backwards while riding your horse though, but that seems like a task taht could be rather tricky in real life as well.
 
I also happened to shoot my horse in the head while aiming for a wolf that ran up to it, but can't really blame the controls for that. :D
#9 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@JackG100 said:
" Lynchings happens as random events and in some quests, here and there, I've seen it twice and you basically go into deadeye(bullettime) and shoot off the rope. "
can marston hang people ?
#10 Posted by JackG100 (399 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic: Not that I've seen, but I haven't really played for all that long, so I guess it's possible it will come up (I do not think it will though). He can lasso people and drag them behind his horse instead!
#11 Posted by RiotBananas (3600 posts) -

1) What are the graphics like? 
 
2) Do the guns feel good? 
 
3) Explain horseriding 
 
4) Can you Lasso eachother? 
 
5) Can you set a multiplayer nickname?

#12 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@RiotBananas said:

" 1) What are the graphics like?  2) Do the guns feel good?  3) Explain horseriding  4) Can you Lasso eachother?  5) Can you set a multiplayer nickname? "

1. Amazing *Ive heard it called the best looking open world game to date* 
2. Improved from GTA so yes. 
3.
4. You can lasso NPC 
5. From what i see gamertag/PSN ID is used. 
#13 Posted by JackG100 (399 posts) -
@RiotBananas: 
1) They get the job done, drawdistance is a bit low (or well, the world is quite open, so maybe not all that low really) and some texture are low res for a modern game. All in all they have a great feel.
 
2) Do any guns? They sound good and deliver a punch if aimed right. Autotargeting is a must to use though, at least I cant manually aim all that great while riding around. Dunno about feeling really, it's like GTA in that department I think. Maybe a bit better.
 
3) You spam A to get your horse up to speed, hold it to keep it's pace. Can't spam A too much or horses stamina will go low and it'll kick you off. You can hitch your horse (park it) and that saves it, can only have one horse saved, he comes to you whenever you whistle somewhere in the world.
When you're riding in a posse you just hold A to keep the speed of the leader-guy.
 
 
Haven't played multiplayer.
#14 Posted by JJWeatherman (14486 posts) -

I played Red Dead Redemption. Ask me anything.  :P

#15 Posted by JackG100 (399 posts) -
@JJWeatherman: Who is your daddy, and what does he do?
#16 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@JackG100 said:
" @JJWeatherman: Who is your daddy, and what does he do? "
Master blaster? 
#17 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -
@JackG100 said:
" @JJWeatherman: Who is your daddy, and what does he do? "
AHM A COP YOU IDIOT
#18 Posted by JJWeatherman (14486 posts) -
@JackG100 said:
" @JJWeatherman: Who is your daddy, and what does he do? "
Trust me you already know him. Aaaall too well. 
 
I don't know what I mean by that. But has anyone here been able to download the soundtrack or the bonus DLC that comes with the special edition?
#19 Posted by ScubaStoobie (135 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @JackG100 said:
" @JJWeatherman: Who is your daddy, and what does he do? "
Master blaster?  "
Who runs Bartertown?
#20 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2343 posts) -

I want to know one thing. Are there removable limbs? Amputation.
#21 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Xpgamer7 said:
" I want to know one thing. Are there removable limbs? Amputation. "
I saw a nice big splatter on a video where they dropped a women in front of a train.
#22 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2343 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man:
Well, I don't care about blood, it would just allow for more creative ways of playing. Also, can you pretend to be an indian, or drink tequilla?
#23 Posted by RiotBananas (3600 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @RiotBananas said:

" 1) What are the graphics like?  2) Do the guns feel good?  3) Explain horseriding  4) Can you Lasso eachother?  5) Can you set a multiplayer nickname? "

1. Amazing *Ive heard it called the best looking open world game to date*  
That crown is taken by Just Cause 2.
#24 Posted by Marz (5610 posts) -

is there lock on targeting?  that's the one thing i hated about GTA IV.

#25 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@RiotBananas said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" @RiotBananas said:

" 1) What are the graphics like?  2) Do the guns feel good?  3) Explain horseriding  4) Can you Lasso eachother?  5) Can you set a multiplayer nickname? "

1. Amazing *Ive heard it called the best looking open world game to date*  
That crown is taken by Just Cause 2. "
Agreed
#26 Edited by yani (413 posts) -
@Marz said:

" is there lock on targeting?  that's the one thing i hated about GTA IV. "

The first thing I did was go to options and change the aiming mode to Expert.  This removes almost all the  aiming assits as far as I can tell (there seems to be a little "close enough" at longer ranges).  The only down side is it makes backwards shooting from horseback a little fiddly.
#27 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2343 posts) -

Is the world bigger than just cause 2's?

#28 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Xpgamer7 said:
"

Is the world bigger than just cause 2's?

"
It is about 3x that of Vice city. 
#29 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2343 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man:
I haven't played either. I've played the GTAs up until GTAIV and the handheld ones. But I haven't played either just cause 2 or RDR
#30 Posted by fleethefactory (175 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
Trust me you already know him. Aaaall too well.  I don't know what I mean by that. But has anyone here been able to download the soundtrack or the bonus DLC that comes with the special edition? "
Yeah JJ I tried around 1AM, no dice for me.  Being at work I haven't been able to test it today but I'm just assuming the servers were getting hammered last night.  It just kept telling me it couldn't connect to the code validation server.
#31 Posted by myslead (916 posts) -

Got the game at a midnight launch 
the shooting is SO satisfying, it doesn't even make sense! 
 
there is no limbs amputations, but their heads kinda blow up (in the back) when you headshot them.

#32 Posted by Miningguyx360 (324 posts) -
@Microsteve said:
" Has anybody tried to shoot somebodys hat off without killing them yet? :D I think I'll try that later "
RDRMythbusters?
#33 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Me along with three guys where here when I got mine delivered.  *Via Ustream* 
 
PS3 version IS in 720p. The game takes very little time to install. 

#34 Posted by TheHT (10316 posts) -

Anyone get to try the pre-order bonus items? If so how are they? Kinda feel like your cheating?
 
I opted out of the war horse for The Good The Bad and The Ugly on Bluray. Have yet to pop it in my PS3.

#35 Posted by Jeust (10343 posts) -

Does the game have horses? 

#36 Posted by Swoxx (2980 posts) -

Do experience gained in MP count for your SP character? or isn't there even leveling on SP?

#37 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Are multiplayer posses temporary and just for the duration of a certain round, or can you have up to 7 friends as your steady posse aside from temporary posses you can have during certain rounds ? 
 
in other words, EXPLAIN THE WHOLE POSSE BUSINESS IN DETAIL

#38 Posted by Timmmycap (43 posts) -

Do you get a house? homestead? Hotel room? camp site? somewhere to live?  
Can you own businesses?
#39 Posted by EvolutionX0 (413 posts) -

What is there to exactly do in mulitiplayer free roam? 
How many guns are in the game?  Possibly name some?

#40 Posted by Naughton (188 posts) -
@swoxx said:
" Do experience gained in MP count for your SP character? or isn't there even leveling on SP? "
No leveling in SP.
 
@Timmmycap said:
" Do you get a house? homestead? Hotel room? camp site? somewhere to live?  Can you own businesses? "
You can get "safehouses" in various towns, like in GTA. Also, you have a "camp site" you can set up to regenerate some ammo and fast travel to any towns you've been to. Not sure about the businesses, but I'd guess not.
#41 Edited by handlas (2552 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:

" @RiotBananas said:

" @The_Laughing_Man said:

" @RiotBananas said:

" 1) What are the graphics like?  2) Do the guns feel good?  3) Explain horseriding  4) Can you Lasso eachother?  5) Can you set a multiplayer nickname? "

1. Amazing *Ive heard it called the best looking open world game to date*  
That crown is taken by Just Cause 2. "
Agreed "
I dunno.  Given I only played the Just Cause 2 demo but the draw distance in Red Dead is simply amazing.  Add the very very nice lighting effects, weather, etc....the game is hard to beat.  You get heat effects too...where you can see the sizzle on roofs and stuff.  The environment varies quit a bit too (like Just Cause 2 I believe?)...so far I've been in the desert, in woods, and in a swamp....and I've seen videos of snow areas.
 
Plus there is a ton of wildlife running around.  I've killed some coyotes, beavers, armadillos, chickens, and deer.
 
 

@EvolutionX0

said:

" What is there to exactly do in mulitiplayer free roam? How many guns are in the game?  Possibly name some? "

  You are given tasks in your journal for free roam.  I haven't really done any yet.  Bandit hideout icons will pop up on your map and you can attack them for gold and experience (that's what I've been mostly doing so far).  It is fun when you get other guys in your world to help you attack them.  Sadly, most of these other people tend to want to kill you more than help you so far....but that is what Posses are for I suppose.
#42 Edited by Zimbo (875 posts) -

To auto aim or not to auto aim? That is the real question. Anyone tried both difficulties yet?

#43 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@EvolutionX0 said:
"  How many guns are in the game?  Possibly name some? "
You can look at the weapon section in the game's Wiki here on Giantbomb, or a bigger more detailed weapon list in the RDR Factsheet
#44 Posted by trophyhunter (5804 posts) -

how are the shops?

#45 Posted by Naughton (188 posts) -
@Zimbo said:
" To auto aim or not to auto aim? That is the real question. Anyone tried both difficulties yet? "
Maybe it's just me, but it didn't feel like there was any auto aim for the few hours I played last night/this morning.
#46 Posted by bybeach (4615 posts) -
@Jeust said:
"Does the game have horses?  "

I heard guys with coconuts do the horses
#47 Posted by yani (413 posts) -
@Naughton said:
" @Zimbo said:
" To auto aim or not to auto aim? That is the real question. Anyone tried both difficulties yet? "
Maybe it's just me, but it didn't feel like there was any auto aim for the few hours I played last night/this morning. "
There are three levels to the aiming, Casual/Normal/Expert.  I may be wrong but I believe Casual is full auto-lock, Normal is aim assist while expert is free aim.  I personally dislike help with aiming so immediately turned it off so can't comment on that side but in expert aiming the only issue I'm having is a bit of trouble steering the horse while trying to shoot backwards.  I think the game mentioned that the horse would follow a road while you where aiming but have yet to get it to work properly.
#48 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@bybeach said:
" @Jeust said:
"Does the game have horses?  "
I heard guys with coconuts do the horses "
Was there any migrating swallows involved ?
#49 Posted by JJWeatherman (14486 posts) -
@Naughton said:
" @Zimbo said:
" To auto aim or not to auto aim? That is the real question. Anyone tried both difficulties yet? "
Maybe it's just me, but it didn't feel like there was any auto aim for the few hours I played last night/this morning. "
If you let go of the L trigger and quickly press it again, it will snap to a target Call of Duty style. 
 
@bybeach said:
" @Jeust said:
"Does the game have horses?  "
I heard guys with coconuts do the horses "
Fact.  :P 
#50 Posted by bybeach (4615 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @bybeach said:
" @Jeust said:
"Does the game have horses?  "
I heard guys with coconuts do the horses "
Was there any migrating swallows involved ? "

African or European swallow ?
 
 It's a life or death question, believe it or not....

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