Rockstar games have released the second part to their Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay demonstration following the gameplay reveal back in August.
Rockstar Games have always received high praise for the sheer amount of detail and consideration in each of their titles, helping bring their worlds to life, and Red Dead Redemption 2 seems to be showing no interest in stopping that trend.
This notion is punctuated by the way NPC’s will interact and how players shape the main character, Arthur Morgan, even going as far as to treat Arthur differently based on his physical appearance. If Arthur doesn’t bathe for a certain amount of time, certain NPC’s will want nothing to do with him. This idea also extends to more critical situations. If players choose to act as a ruthless criminal, law enforcement will place prices on Arthur’s head, prompting bounty hunters to pursue him.
However, avoiding becoming a marked man may be a harder task than expected with the large array of crimes on offer. Arthur and his gang can perform large-scale heists, a fan favorite activity from Grand Theft Auto V, as well as rob trains for a more flashy mode of transport. Less extravagant crimes can also be committed as well for those wishing to act as more small times criminals, such as holding up stores or burgling houses. Loan sharking is also available for players looking to obtain money through more secretive means.
Being a terror to society isn’t the only way to get by in Red Dead Redemption 2. Players are able to reverse the roles and chase after troublemakers as bounty hunters themselves and help out civilians in more personal side stories. The honorable and confident types can also partake in quickdraw duels.
Arthur Morgan and his gang aren’t the only outlaws in the Wild West. Various rival gangs with different attributes and relations will also be roaming the land, and returning feature Dead Eye has received some tweaks to help players when dealing with conflict. Dead Eye will be able to slow down time and mark enemies like in the first Red Dead Redemption and will progress in stages, with one of those stages allowing players to view fatal damage points on enemies.
Fans of Grand Theft Auto V’s first-person mode will be happy to know that the feature will be returning in Red Dead Redemption 2 allowing for a different perspective on the world. Players who enjoy taking in the sights will also have access to cinematic camera angles, giving a more expansive view of the various vistas.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is releasing October 26th for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.