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RDR1 vs RDR2 Replayability


Old Man With No Name
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Old Man With No Name

After you complete both games %100 even with the random encounters, RDR1 has more replayability and fun things to do comparing to the RDR2. RDR2's design choice about this is the worst thing about this game. I think it makes RDR1 better than RDR2 here is why and comparison;

 

Exclusive activities to RDR1:

RDR1 Random events:

Almost all random events are so common and never ends. Which makes the interactive game world feel more alive player can get fun from it. But in the RDR2, game world realism is mostly about eachother npcs, all player can do mostly is just greet or antagonize. But in RDR1, unending random events gives you chance to get some fun in small time. 

-Arm wrestling

-Unending bounty hunting missions (roleplaying as bounty hunter)

-Nightwatch (roleplaying as sherrif or deputy)

-Bank robbery (yes, you could do this in rdr1 without missions)

-Horse taming (cool activity to earn money)

-Unending Duels: If someone saw you cheat at poker, a cool showdown begins

-Arm Wrestling

-Horse shoes minigame

-Liar's dice!

 

Exclusive activities to RDR2

-RDR2 Random events: Almost all of them are unique. But when you complete all of them, the only replayable random events are Herbalist and annoying mexican shooting challanger and these random events appears so rare.

-Fishing

-Dominoes

-Boring chores

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I think in general when comparing the two games, a lot will come down to how much one appreciates realism and the almost excessive attention to detail 2 has in certain areas. One thing I sorely missed in free roam when replaying 1 earlier this year was the wildlife and all the animals and their behavior. Sure you can hunt some animals in 1, but the depth in how you hunt and crafting aspect is unrivaled in 2. Same goes for things like making herbs, ammo, different food etc which is an activity. 
 

Minigames, bounties (45 vs 14, why are there so few in RDR2?) and duels are definitely done better in RDR1, and I also wanted to have a proper high-stakes poker game. Horse taming isnt exclusive to 1 though? 

 

I am sort of guilty in that when I do 100% the game (four times), I dont really stick around afterwards. Ill do the bounties in New Austin and try to complete the compendium usually. RDR2 probably suffers a bit from its own length in that a 100% playthrough is anywhere from like 80hrs to 150hrs and by that point most people might want to take a break regardless even if there was more to do or not.

 




 

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Lemoyne outlaw
3 hours ago, Jisoo said:


 

Minigames, bounties (45 vs 14, why are there so few in RDR2?) 

 

 

 




 

well you have to remember that the bounties in rdr2 have their own mini stories. some even have cutscenes. in rdr1 its just go here kill a couple people then take him to jail. at least the bounties in rdr2 were more unique and interesting. 

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stag3coach2

I hated horse shoes minigame so much is unreal. Liar's dice was pretty cool though, going to Thieves Landing with the elegant outfit to roleplay as a skilled gambler.

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On 11/24/2022 at 3:25 AM, Lemoyne outlaw said:

well you have to remember that the bounties in rdr2 have their own mini stories. some even have cutscenes. in rdr1 its just go here kill a couple people then take him to jail. at least the bounties in rdr2 were more unique and interesting. 

Yes, plus bounties suited John as a government enforced bounty hunter more than they do an outlaw like Arthur.

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Buddy Hightower
13 hours ago, Dan_1983 said:

Yes, plus bounties suited John as a government enforced bounty hunter than they do an outlaw like Arthur.

You only need to do 1 as Arthur, the rest you can do as John. In fact, for me, saving as much content for John as possible is the best way to play RDR2.

Trying to do everything with Arthur just kills the pacing.  

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52 minutes ago, Buddy Hightower said:

You only need to do 1 as Arthur, the rest you can do as John. In fact, for me, saving as much content for John as possible is the best way to play RDR2.

Trying to do everything with Arthur just kills the pacing.  

I do two, maybe three bounties the most as Arthur. The rest I leave for John. 

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