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greenrock

Multiple Protagonists or just Arthur

Do you think there will be mutliple protags  

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  1. 1. Do you think there will be mutliple protags?

    • yes I do
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    • No, i believe it will be just Arthur
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Dick Justice

Going off the leak - you play as a gang-leader named Arthur Morgan and a large focus is building your posse. They then specifically mentioned Bioware games, where you slowly gather companions. Most took this to be similar to Mass Effect, where you are in control of your crew... but what about Dragon Age? The system in that game is almost the exact same as in ME, with the one significant distinction being you can switch between the characters you choose to take with you.

 

For example, in free-roam you play as Arthur Morgan at all times. He is the singular main-character of the story. Then, before particular missions, you select members of your posse to come with you. This gives Rockstar the ability to still have the switch-mechanic for missions that they frothed so much over prior to the release of GTAV, while also having a more traditional story about a single protagonist.

 

In the trailer, there are a few scenes of Arthur alongside two others; wading through the swamps, throwing man from train, walking from burning building. The burly red-headed guy seen in the swamp scene can also be seen beating up Arthur a few frames earlier, this could be an example of how members can be recruited. "Beat me in a fight and I'll come with you!"

 

This theory is a little out there for a Rockstar game, surely, and I wouldn't even say it's an example of multiple-protagonists. I do, however, believe it's the absolute best of both worlds. Mostly every problem with GTAV's character switching came from how it affected the pacing of the story. I don't personally think this would affect the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan at all, while still providing the fast-paced mission structure that worked pretty decently at times in GTAV.

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greenrock

so yall think its just arthur?

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otachi

Multi arthurs would be alright.

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BurnettVice

I think it's just Arthur

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Rucke

Before the second trailer was released I was positive that we would have 3 different protagonists like in GTA V. But then it seemed like we would only get to play as Arthur Morgan.

 

Before RDR1 was released though people thought that we were only going to play as John Marston. But then we got to play as Jack as well after Marston was killed. Since Arthur Morgan is not present in RDR1 we have to assume that he is killed near the end of RDR2. That means that there has to be at least one more protagonist. One who we probably only get to play once Morgan dies. That could be John Marston for example.

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Dominik1411

I think it's just Arthur. Maybe we can play as another one like in RDR (jack) at the end of the story or for 1 or 2 missions but it's not nessesarry imo. I also hated it in GTAV tbh

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ClaudeSpeed1911

As of now, I want Arthur to be the only main character until he is killed and we play as John, kind of like Redemption 1. The thing others mentioned about choosing who comes with you in missions was interesting and could make sense. RDR1 and I mean the original had the player play as others like Jack Swift, Shadow Wolf, Annie, and the Buffalo Soldier instead of Red in a couple of missions. so multiple playable characters are in the series DNA and could probably return in this one.

 

Speaking of Revolver, I hope we see some of the characters come back. Especially Jack Swift and Buffalo Soldier, both were cool characters. Maybe even make Story DLC (Hopefully that happens, which is sad because of it was guaranteed before the Online mess happened).

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greenrock

Going off the leak - you play as a gang-leader named Arthur Morgan and a large focus is building your posse. They then specifically mentioned Bioware games, where you slowly gather companions. Most took this to be similar to Mass Effect, where you are in control of your crew... but what about Dragon Age? The system in that game is almost the exact same as in ME, with the one significant distinction being you can switch between the characters you choose to take with you.

 

For example, in free-roam you play as Arthur Morgan at all times. He is the singular main-character of the story. Then, before particular missions, you select members of your posse to come with you. This gives Rockstar the ability to still have the switch-mechanic for missions that they frothed so much over prior to the release of GTAV, while also having a more traditional story about a single protagonist.

 

In the trailer, there are a few scenes of Arthur alongside two others; wading through the swamps, throwing man from train, walking from burning building. The burly red-headed guy seen in the swamp scene can also be seen beating up Arthur a few frames earlier, this could be an example of how members can be recruited. "Beat me in a fight and I'll come with you!"

 

This theory is a little out there for a Rockstar game, surely, and I wouldn't even say it's an example of multiple-protagonists. I do, however, believe it's the absolute best of both worlds. Mostly every problem with GTAV's character switching came from how it affected the pacing of the story. I don't personally think this would affect the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan at all, while still providing the fast-paced mission structure that worked pretty decently at times in GTAV.

can you post me the link again?

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Dick Justice

can you post me the link again?

 

-Beware potential story spoilers- https://www.reddit.com/r/reddeadredemption/comments/734wy8/awhile_ago_user_ureddeadinsider_accurately/

 

You play a gang leader named Arthur. The biggest change made to the game is you have a posse. ... The core mechanic of the game is having to maintain and continuously move your outlaw camp. When you go on a mission you will choose who to take with you, similar to mass effect or dragon age.

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Gray-Hand

The story will follow Arthur. We will only get to play as Arthur in free mode. In some missions, we will be able to change perspective to a different character who is involved in the mission.

 

Doing it that way will keep the narrative tighter which will prevent the disjointed mess that could happen with GTAV ( people are far too critical of the GTAV story btw). If it is combined with a recruitment and team selection gimmick, it will also add an innovation that we haven't seen in a rockstar game before.

 

Say what you like about Rockstar, but they do seem to be pretty committed these days to adding something new to each new game.

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Dr.Rosenthal

I think that the 3 protag story in GTA V was an interesting feature, but it distracted from a truly immersive story.. I want to feel the loneliness of the wilderness in RDR2 like it felt in Redemption 1 without being able to switch character.

 

e.g:

How did I end up in this god forsaken corner of the map? Well, nevermind, guess Ill go pick some flowers and hunt some wild animals before I go desecrate the nearest settlement, maybe drag some poor sod behind my horse before I set camp under the stars.

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Frantz Fuchs

Most of the game will be Arthur. Last chapter will be John Marston.

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Spitta_Vercetti

but dont you guys remember the GTA V trailer, first one that everyone thought the protag was just Michael (franklin was in the trailer too and no one knew he was protag)

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mombo2811

maybe we will play john at the end?

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JoeGun

Multiple protsgonists, in the trailer you can see three people walking away from the mansion burning (mansions confirmed) and you then see them hunting together. Just like in gta v trailer

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Mister Pink

I hope it's just Arthur. I like being immersed in one character. I like the attachment you feel to one character. I disliked micro-managing 3 characters in an action-heavy mission. I never felt any rapport with any one character and switching mid-mission was actually killed immersive vibes. Multiple characters sounds good on paper and I do like variety of choice but I think the 3 character system was more of a hindrance.

 

I do hope we may have some sort of gang recruitment feature. Or like The Warriors or Ghost Recon you might be able to direct different members of your gang or posse to do different tasks. Imagine epic gun battles in the rocky terrain, strategically placing other members of your posse to flank the opposition while you come from another angle. Never mind the sense of leveling up you might get from having one recruit to 3 over the span of the story.

 

I had this idea for V, years ago. Imagine in single player heists. You have a number of banks, saloons and stores. Some banks and saloons require a whole posse to take over while stores and quiet saloons can be taken over by lone-wolf style. You can attempt a lone-wolf style robbery on a highly secured bank but the chances of success are extremely slim. But, with the right posse you can rob the bigger style banks.

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DexMacLeod

I'd like to see Rockstar try the three protagonist model again. While I didn't really enjoy the forced switching during missions I thought it made free roam a bit more immersive.

 

I think one way they could solve this is to give you the ability to choose which of the three characters you want to play as before the mission starts and then you play through the entire mission through that character's perspective. As long as they give each character distinctly different tasks to perform it could really up the replay value.

 

As for free roam, you could have one character who's just a ruthless outlaw for when your in the mood to cause some havoc, a more laid back character with a ranch/farm to run, and maybe a more "noble/heroic" character for doing all those "good deeds" for random strangers.

 

I don't expect this to happen for RDR2 but from the trailer, Arthur clearly fits the "ruthless outlaw" mold, the Mixed race guy looks like he could be a solid farmer/hunter type, and I could see the Female character having a bleeding heart underneath all that toughness.

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KyleCampbell95

I doubt they'll have three playable characters in every future game just because they did once in GTA V. The game could provide more content if it was focused on one playable character such as buying safehouses, leading robberies, or having companions that follow you in freeroam, most of them associated with the Van Der Vinde gang. It just wouldn't feel right to play as John like in the first game, though it would be really cool to have him as somewhat of a follower with the likes and dislikes system Fallout 4 had if that's possible.

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WDR

If you want a Western with multiple protagonists, you should play Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood. :p

 

Seriously though, on-topic... I think I wouldn't mind either way. Both have their pros and cons. I personally would prefer just the one for this kind of setting. Gives you that sort of Lone Ranger vibe.

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Journey_95

Hopefully its just Arthur. Multiple protagonists was overall a bad idea imho, I hope it doesn't return in the next GTA either.

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skyfamster

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multi and the squad is 7

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Pedinhuh

Only Arthur as playable protagonist, you can call in 2 friends from your gang to do missions and f*ck around in free roam as a posse, John Marston could be one of these friends.

 

The game returns with IV's friends perks and like/dislike percentage, each of the 6 guys have special abilities you can use in free roam if you're riding with them in a posse, but first you must build up your relationship with them.

 

All of this is speculation on my part, and makes sense to me, V dropped the ball by removing friendships perks.

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Darealbandicoot

I do think there will be multiple protagonists but I hope it's just Arthur.

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Jimmy

I do think there will be multiple protagonists but I hope it's just Arthur.

A lot of fans expect this to be clarified in the upcoming trailer (tomorrow). Multiple protags ruined GTA V for me. A single storyline would just do fine like RDR.
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Mas u Sees

 

I do think there will be multiple protagonists but I hope it's just Arthur.

A lot of fans expect this to be clarified in the upcoming trailer (tomorrow). Multiple protags ruined GTA V for me. A single storyline would just do fine like RDR.

 

I really hope it is not "just a storyline".

I feel like they need to do something innovative for Singleplayer, and I believe they will.

It is Rockstar after all and they are known for taking risks.

The 3 character system in GTA V was one risk, and I am honestly glad they took it, it really changed the dynamic of the game and was partly responsible for its immense success.

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greenrock

its just arthur

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granddaddylowe

Multiple protagonists and it will feature multiplayer coop! Drop in drop out!

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Pedinhuh

Though its still too early to tell, so far It seems like it's only Arthur, thank God!

 

I'm glad they went back on the formula that made them the best game developer since the 2000's.

 

Now I can't wait to see and learn more about Arthur.

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Dude25

Only time will tell.

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Rafae

They already said it's only one character in at least one of the previews...

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