Red Dead Redemption 2 is a rare open world done right, fans agree
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of Rockstar Games' best games, and that’s saying something given the reputation of the popular development studio.
There are many reasons why Red Dead Redemption 2 is held in such high regard, even five years after it was initially released for PS4 and Xbox One in 2018. Whether it’s the compelling story missions, fun side activities, high-octane wild west gun fights, stunning visuals, gorgeous open world and everything in between. Thinking about it, Red Dead Redemption 2 really does have it all.
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In terms of its open world, even though this is a popular element in video game development, not every studio can get it right. Take for example some of the most recent games from Ubisoft.
Sure, there is fun to be had in the likes of the Assassin’s Creed RPG-inspired games, but I think many can agree that the open world is littered with too much content, so much so that it can feel a tad overwhelming. However, that is certainly not the case with Red Dead Redemption 2. We know that there’s loads to be in its world, but yet, there’s still something therapeutic about its formula.
With that in mind, fans on Reddit have been discussing how the open world in Red Dead Redemption 2 is one that is done right.
“RDR2 is an open-world game done right. Though the map is huge and the towns are scattered and far in between, random encounters make the game feel alive and fun to ride on horseback and explore,” rejoiced nesatzuke kicking off the discussion in the thread.
“The detail in this game is unbelievable, I want to experience it again for the first time,” exclaimed moongoloid. “It's definitely not for everyone, slow burn story, slow animations, slow travel. I absolutely love it for that reason, I can get lost in it for hours every play session,” said Terrosaurus. “RDR2 is a masterpiece, just play it,” added asgardwalls, getting straight to the point.
In related news, the Red Dead Redemption "remake" was recently announced, but it wasn't what most expected and fans have voiced their displeasure towards Rockstar Games.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now for PC, PlayStation and Xbox.