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7th Ward Charizard

does anyone prefer RDR1 over the second?

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billiejoearmstrong8
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I haven't played RDR2 but I've watched a lot of it. I think the writing and story of RDR2 is even better than RDR1's and the graphics are obviously better, and I love the whole gang/camp dynamic, but I can tell I prefer the gameplay of RDR1. All the detail is very impressive but I think I'd feel bogged down with how you have to eat and bathe and look after your horse etc and things like the hunting being more complicated and it being harder to avoid getting in trouble with the law, I like the straightforwardness of 1's gameplay. I think the shooting and some other aspects of moving/action seem more satisfying in 1 as well, the physics seem more "free" and less choreographed similarly to GTA IV vs GTA V. 

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NewGuybj

I love both games. But I prefer RDR1 slightly than Rdr2.

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Jeansowaty

When looking at RDR1 videos, it makes me think that THIS is the gameplay I'd expect from GTA V. 

 

On-topic, hard for me to say. Story-wise I kind of like RDR1 better but gameplay-wise I can't really tell because I didn't play the 2nd and I didn't play much of the first either.

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billiejoearmstrong8
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20 minutes ago, Jeansowaty said:

When looking at RDR1 videos, it makes me think that THIS is the gameplay I'd expect from GTA V. 

 

 

That's how I felt when I played it for the first time recently lol. You've got the great physics and satisfying sound/feel of shooting, similarly to GTA IV, but with smoother movements and improved graphics. They achieved a perfect balance in a 2010 game but then threw away the whole first part by 2013. I really don't get it. 

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Jeansowaty
6 minutes ago, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

That's how I felt when I played it for the first time recently lol. You've got the great physics and satisfying sound/feel of shooting, similarly to GTA IV, but with smoother movements and improved graphics. They achieved a perfect balance in a 2010 game but then threw away the whole first part by 2013. I really don't get it. 

Oh, you don't know how I wish we would have an alternate reality where GTA V would be released in a polished state in 2015 or something, and by 2012-13 we would receive a GTA Vice City 2 or some other spin-off running on RDR1's engine.

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HOW'S ANNIE?
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I know I'm in the minority here, but I prefer RDR 1 by leaps and bounds. Whilst I certainly had a lot of fun slowly working through RDR 2, I just feel like I couldn't bring myself to play through it again any time soon. I just couldn't play it for too long without becoming mentally fatigued. Maybe it is just too slow paced a game for my liking.

 

The original RDR on the other hand, I played through recently and just got lost in it again like I did in 2010. Hours and hours would pass and my 360 started heating up like the depths of hell. But I didn't want to put it down.

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Mikeol1987

I think I prefer the story of 2. But overall For all of its grandeur the world of RDR2 doesn't feel as lived in as it should. it feels fake. I don't know. Somethings never sat right with me about RDR2. It is too cinematic at times, breaching an odd gap between wanting to watch, and wanting to play. The map is empty of activities when there could of been a much better utilization of the game world. I don't hate RDR2, but yeah... RDR1 was the better experience.

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Ho Diver

I prefer RDR1, I just don't see anything special about RDR2, tbh. RDR2 is too "colorful", it doesn't really feel like a "wild west" or a cowboy setting, IMO, RDR1 does a much better job in bring the feel of a western setting, at least based on all western movies I've seen. I also feel the gameplay is too clunky and sluggish in RDR2

 

On 7/10/2020 at 9:07 AM, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

They achieved a perfect balance in a 2010 game but then threw away the whole first part by 2013. I really don't get it. 

I guess the fact RDR1 and V were developed by different studios contributes to that "downgrade".

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Charlie111

It's been a few years since I last played through RDR1 but I do remember enjoying it more than 2. RDR2 grew on me the more I played it but RDR1 won my heart almost immediately. As an open world game, I think the sequel is better. As a story and experience, the first one because it seems more focused - perhaps because the player is alone most of the time and there are less characters to juggle. This isn't a criticism of RDR2 though. They are just different from each other.

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Sentinel Driver

Both are great in their own respect. Not much sense in comparing them imo.

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