10 Things We Want In Red Dead Redemption 2
Rockstar Games most anticipated game of 2017, Red Dead Redemption 2 is nearing it’s launch, yet in true Rockstar Games fashion, nothing has been revealed about the games story, features or online capabilities. So as we wait for the reveals to roll in, here’s a list of 10 things that we want in Red Dead Redemption 2.
#10 Red Dead Redemption 2 ONLINEThe concept of sharing the Red Dead Redemption world with folks online isn’t anything new. Since the launch of the hugely successful Grand Theft Auto Online and the fact that the previous Red Dead Redemption game had a dumbed down, although still awesome, online version of the open world, a Red Dead Redemption Online is looking pretty certain.
#9 Lassoing PlayersOne of the most fun weapons, if you can call it that, in Red Dead Redemption’s story mode was the Lasso, being able to turn it on any NPC who gave you a dodgy look and dragging them through the town on horseback. Unfortunately, they removed this feature from Red Dead Redemption’s online mode. It’s understandable; imagine how much power players could have over you if they caught you off-guard. Still, if it could be tweaked to make it fair, it would be a small yet exciting addition to Red Dead Redemption 2 Online.
#8 More Legendary Hunting ChallengesPicking flowers may have been something that we did just to become a true “Legend of the West”, but hunting legendary animals certainly wasn’t. Keeping an eye out for a bear twice as big as the rest was always a fun part of Red Dead Redemption, so let’s have more in Red Dead Redemption 2. Perhaps these could be combined with the online mode as Weekly or Daily Hunts for you and your buddies to join forces and take down a legendary beast of the wild.
#7 Better Character CustomisationCustomising characters in Red Dead Redemption always felt a little thin. Sure, you could give John Marston a new costume that gave him more Dead Eye or helped him cheat at poker, but did they really satisfy the needs to customise your character? Even Red Dead Redemption online had only a few select character models to choose from. For Red Dead Redemption 2, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for much more character customisation options online and in the game’s story mode.
#6 Online TrainsIn the previous Red Dead Redemption, the trains that circled the map in the story were omitted in the online mode. We’re not sure why, but for Red Dead Redemption 2 we are expecting them back. Imagine the shootouts that will take place with friends as you hop from carriage to carriage on a speeding train. It would be fun, but in all honesty, we don’t even know if there will be trains yet seeing as the game will likely be set before the events of the first Red Dead Redemption.
#5 Online HeistsJust like Grand Theft Auto Online, Red Dead Redemption has the ability to introduce some incredible western heists from bank robberies and cattle hustling to a great big train robbery. As long as connection issues are all ironed out swiftly after launch, we will be welcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 Heists with open arms.
#4 New MountsFrom the Zebra Donkey (Zonkey) to a Bull, and even the 4 horses of the Apocalypse and Unicorn in the Undead Nightmare Expansion, Red Dead Redemption was full of exciting mounts both in the story and online. For Red Dead Redemption 2 we expect more crazy but exciting mounts for us to find, catch and collect in order to keep us feeling like a unique “Legend of the West”.
#3 Updated GraphicsSince Red Dead Redemption was released years ago on last gen consoles, there’s no doubt that Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature high quality and more realistic graphics from facial animation to dynamic nature and lighting.
#2 No “Pay to Win”In Grand Theft Auto V (5) we were introduced to micro-transactions in the form of shark cards for players to purchase in game items in GTA Online. Personally, I am really against micro-transactions, especially when it comes to Red Dead Redemption. For players to feel truly unique both in the story and online, players shouldn’t be penalised by their own or (for under 18’s) their family’s income in order to have the best gear, best mount and most unique player. It may not be as drastic as “Pay to Win” but all players shouldn’t have to worry about what they can or can’t afford with their physical cash in order to enjoy the game.
#1 Epic StoryThis is almost certain. Rockstar Games have always been good at creating an immersive story with depth. The first Red Dead Redemption is a perfect example and many games from the Grand Theft Auto franchise have fantastic narratives. With Red Dead Redemption 2, we expect no less.
That's it for the Top 10 Things that we want in Red Dead Redemption 2.
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