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I gotta say, I am darned impressed with the horse-and-rider… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
November 8th, 2011
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I gotta say, I am darned impressed with the horse-and-rider animations in Red Dead Redemption. Also, the writing and the voice acting - it's simply spot on for pretty much any western I have ever seen. Alas, I still suck at anything harder that 'casual' and even on 'casual' hostages have this tendency to die while I am still trying to figure out how I am supposed to shoot the ones holding them. But I am getting better.

I heard (on a Bethesda Podcast, in fact) that it takes about 4 hours to figure out how to play the game and another 4 hours to get any good at it, but it's completely worth that time. It's taking me a bit longer (not shocking at all) but I have to say I agree with the statement.

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From:jdack
Date:November 8th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
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Deadeye makes everything much easier once you get it.
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From:solan_t
Date:November 8th, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC)
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I missed the message about how to even turn Dead Eye on, so ... that kind of sucked for a while, until I found where in the journal all that kind of stuff is collected. That, and looking at walkthroughs and the like. You can be just screwed if you miss a little message while desperately trying to do what you were told to. If you ask me, that's a bit of a design flaw.
From:jdack
Date:November 8th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
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Totally.

Actually after a while when your deadeye is upgraded, it basically makes you unstoppable.

For a real challenge you'll have to head up in the mountains and try killing a Grizzly with a knife :P

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From:solan_t
Date:November 8th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
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It's taken some tenaciousness, yes. But then, I find the animation of the main character dead sexy, which helps me hang in there. ;)
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