After more than a year of exclusive console, Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) has also officially been on the PC platform to satisfy the long-awaited expectation of a large number of game players in the world. However, after a few hours of experience the game, can draw one thing that, RDR2 on PC is great, but still not really changed as Rockstar promised.
Many options but the quality is constant
The game gives players a lot of flexibility from the camera angle, buttons and many other features through sliders and options. With 16 graphics options, 21 presets to adjust the hardware and a set of "Advanced" options, they can be "shocking" for gamers, especially beginners. RDR2 also provides options for rendering images with intensive post-processing effects to produce the best images. It will take you some time to understand the tweaks to suit your PC configuration, but it can be seen that Rockstar has tried to optimize the game on this popular platform.
But what about the true quality? Speaking to a hardware engineer, he said: "Both the PS4 and PC versions are the same. The game graphics on Medium are equivalent to GTA 5 at the highest level. The difference in fidelity. of the image between Medium and High is not big, and the gap is very small when compared to High and Ultra. " In general, with a well-configured PC, the game can stay at 60fps to 90fps and will experience a slight drop in cutscene, multi-character scenes, and where weather effects are rendered more. . One solution to keeping the fps on is to turn off some of the light processing features that will bring the image quality to an average, but few people can distinguish the graphics level because they all look very beautiful.
Using the mouse to control the character gives the player a sense of a true cowboy, especially when the game takes players into the first perspective. In addition, the mouse-watching experience is very smooth and responsive, making gun shots more accurate, although the automatic aiming mode can make these experiences boring when they are close to them. Can not use his reflexes and skills in the game.
It can be said that RDR2 encapsulates in itself all the most beautiful things that American nature has in a relatively small space without losing its scale, from the huge scenery to the details. smallest. The map extends over many types of terrain and always has a natural progression both geographically and in color. Therefore, the photography function is also strongly invested by Rockstar with just one F6 button that will open a sky of settings for viewing angle, color, brightness and more.
The ultimate plot
RDR2 brings players back to the era of industrialization of the wild west. It was a time when gangs were wiped out, and industrialization and capitalism had reduced the role of people to only a special form of resources. Indigenous people were turned away, and nature was gradually devastated for industrial purposes and this forced Morgan's gang to either flee, assimilate or resist fiercely.
With RDR2, Rockstar gives players a sense of authenticity of a historical novel rather than the nuanced nuances of GTA. The plot of RDR2 is very tight and also very long, focusing on Arthur Morgan along with the priority in character development over action. In addition, each character in the game has its own personality and biography intertwined and they are more prominent when the time changes and the rules set foot on this piece of land.
Design screen limit play
Indeed this is inherently weak point of RDR2 because of the rigidity of the missions when the player performs when the player just needs to choose a destination, go for a walk and talk, make shooting and return. Any mistake can bring players back to the starting line, and there won't be any shortcuts or ways to play your own to solve the tasks in the game.
In addition, gameplay does not have many factors to motivate players to explore the world on their own except for following Morgan's story missions. This makes the game lose its replay value because the attractiveness of the second play mission has dissipated and the elements needed to carry out the mission are arranged, making the game unnatural. For many players, they want Rockstar to be able to build a tight script, so players should be able to "wiggle" in that space to really be a great gunman.
Expectations for Red Dead Online
If you cannot be as free as the story, you can freely do what you like in Red Dead Online (RDO). It's a wild world where you not only complete quests to earn a little money, but you can freely do what you like, like wandering or creating riot in your pleasure.
You can meet your friends and take shelter in camps under a blizzard. The whole team will warm up coffee, cook meat and also talk about their gaming experiences. This is truly a wonderful moment that few games can do. Of course most interactions in this regime are violent, but that highlights such warm-up moments.