Best game of the year???
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Western-themed
action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. The game is a
prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption , and the third entry in the Red Dead series. Set in 1899, it follows the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, and also details the time of a young John Marston in the same gang.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Western -themed
action-adventure game set in an open world environment. It is played from either a third or
first-person perspective and the player controls Arthur Morgan, an outlaw and a member of the Van der Linde gang. The game features both single-player and online multiplayer components.
The game brings back and deeply refines mechanics from the previous game, such as the combat, gunplay, honor system and more. It also has many new features, including dual-wielding and swimming.
The game focuses heavily on player choice for the story and missions. During IGN ‘s first look preview on the topic of how player choices can affect interactions and missions, Rob Nelson, Co-Studio Head at Rockstar North , said: “We try to give you options within a lot of these missions to choose how you approach it, whether you’ll send your buddies in first or whether you’ll go in first.”
Players can communicate with any non-player characters (NPC) in dynamic ways new to the series. Morgan can choose different dialogue trees with NPCs as having a simple friendly chat with an individual, or threaten them for the player’s own personal interest, or they can kill them and loot the corpse.
Red Dead Redemption 2 features item degradation, with equipment such as weapons requiring cleaning and oiling. The player can visit a barber to change hairstyles; however, styles are only available to players depending on how much hair their character has, with hair growing realistically throughout the title over time. Morgan can also gain or lose weight depending on how much he eats, a feature absent from previous Rockstar games since
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas . Characters have different sets of clothes for different weather conditions and also have to regularly eat and bathe. Some actions that were once more automatic have been greatly expanded upon in detail, including skinning a kill and examining objects.
Redemption 2 features both hunting and fishing, which provide food, income and materials for crafting items. When hunting an animal, players will need to move slowly and carefully and watch the wind direction to avoid alerting their prey. Choice of weapon and shot placement are also important and will affect the quality of the meat and pelt, which in turn affects the price that traders will pay for them. If prey are injured, they will try to escape.
After a successful hunt, players can either skin and butcher the animal on the spot or take it with them whole. Animal skins and carcasses will rot over time if not properly tended to, and this both decreases their value while making them stink, and makes the character a target for wild animals when out of town. Skins, parts, meat, and entire carcasses can all be loaded onto horses to be sold to the butchers or the general store in town, taken back to camp for the stew pot, or crafted into clothing or other items. Trappers can craft more exotic goods for players.
Setting and characters:
The world of Red Dead Redemption 2 spans five fictitious states of the United States. The states of New Hanover, Ambarino and Lemoyne are new to the series, and are located to the immediate north and east of Red Dead Redemption ‘s world. The states of New Austin and West Elizabeth return from Red Dead Redemption . West Elizabeth has also been expanded to include new regions. The states are centered on the San Luis and Lannahechee Rivers and the shores of Flat Iron Lake. Ambarino is a mountain wilderness, with the largest settlement being an Indian reservation; New Hanover is a wide valley that has become a hub of industry; and Lemoyne is made up of
bayous and plantations and is home to the former French colony of Saint Denis. West Elizabeth consists of wide plains, dense forests, and the modern town of Blackwater, while New Austin is an arid region centered on the frontier town of Armadillo.
The player takes on the role of Arthur Morgan (Roger Clark), a lieutenant in the Van der Linde gang. Among the returning characters from Red Dead Redemption are John Marston (Rob Wiethoff), protagonist from the previous game; antagonists Dutch van der Linde, Bill Williamson and Javier Escuella, who, along with Marston, are Morgan’s allies; Abigail, Marston’s partner; Jack, Marston and Abigail’s son; Uncle, an elderly member of the gang; and federal agent Edgar Ross.
In 1899, after a botched ferry heist, Dutch van der Linde and his gang, which includes Arthur Morgan and a young John Marston, are forced to flee their hideout in Blackwater and attempt to cross the mountains west to evade law enforcement. To fund their escape, Dutch has the gang rob a train belonging to the wealthy oil magnate Leviticus Cornwall. A furious and vengeful Cornwall then hires the Pinkerton Detective Agency, who send Agents Milton and Ross to apprehend the gang. As a result, the gang is forced to be constantly on the move to stay one step ahead of the law. All the while, Morgan and the rest of the gang continually have to perform numerous jobs and heists to keep the gang funded as Dutch continually promises one last, big heist that will secure their freedom.
However, their heists soon begin to become more dangerous and less successful, with several of the gang members being killed in the process and Marston being arrested. Morgan saves Marston, but begins growing increasingly disillusioned with Dutch’s leadership as he becomes more violent and paranoid. Dutch’s decline is also helped along by one of the newer recruits, the ambitious and unscrupulous Micah Bell, who convinces Dutch to take on these more dangerous heists. In addition, Morgan contracts tuberculosis, giving him only a short time to live. Morgan’s loyalty to Dutch finally breaks when Dutch murders Cornwall, instigates a war between a local Native American tribe and the US Army, leaves Marston to die, and refuses to rescue Marston’s girlfriend Abigail when she is captured by Agent Milton. Morgan disobeys Dutch’s orders and rescues Abigail, killing Agent Milton and learning that Bell has been working as a mole for the Pinkertons. Other gang members start becoming uncomfortable at the direction Dutch is going and quietly leave the gang while Morgan convinces Marston to leave and start a new life. Arthur eventually returns to Dutch, openingly accusing Micah of being a rat. Dutch, Javier, Bill and Micah turn on Arthur and Marston when the Pinkertons, led by Agent Ross, arrive with a small army, but they manage to escape into the valley. Arthur accepts his fate and buys Marston time to escape by confronting Bell, but he loses the ensuing fight. Dutch, realizing Bell is a rat, parts ways with both him and Morgan, who is either killed by Bell or succumbs to his tuberculosis.
Later on, sometime between 1907 and 1908, Marston is attempting to lead an honest life and provide a living for Abigail and his son Jack. In order to convince Abigail he’s changed, Marston buys a plot of land with the intention of turning it into a ranch. He reunites with several surviving gang members, who help Marston build his ranch and provide him with jobs to pay off his bank loans. Eventually, Marston comes across information leading to Bell’s location. In revenge for Morgan’s death, Marston tracks down and confronts Bell, only to be shocked to see Dutch is with him. Upon seeing Marston, Dutch shoots Bell, allowing Marston to finish him off, and leaves in silence. Marston finds the gang’s old money stash and uses it to fully pay off his loan. Afterwards, he formally marries Abigail, and they both look forward to living a new life on their ranch.
The mid-credits scenes show the fate of some of the surviving members of the gang, while Agent Ross and Agent Fordham follow Marston’s trail. Eventually, the agents’ search leads them straight to Marston’s ranch, setting up the events of the original Red Dead Redemption .
So I would just say that RDR2 is the best game of year and in which game you can shave your character, no fast travel,a huge world to get lost in,different clothes for different seasons and your fitness depends on how much you eat except RDR2,in my eyes no other game have all these features and manages to exequte them so correctly .