‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Fans Hate These Things With Burning Passion

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Where many game developers find a thick wall of impossibilities, Rockstar usually sidesteps any drawbacks to create titles that redefine not just their genres, but the industry as a whole. Red Dead Redemption 2 – now considered one of the best games in history – was no exception to this rule, but to say the game had its fair share of infuriating gameplay mechanics would be to underestimate the frustration that many gamers have felt during their 50 hours of play through the wild west.

Petting and brushing a horse is fine. Even feeding it to maintain its vigor can be a fun little side hustle. Where we should all draw the line, however, is when an open-world game released in 2018 asks us to do without fast travel or any convenient way to quickly traverse from point A to point B.

But it seems like this is just scratching the edge of the issues players are having with it. Red Dead Redemption 2. Recently, a user of the game’s official subreddit asked people to reveal the things they really hated about the Rockstar game, opening a Pandora’s box that turned into a viral debate. The answers will also give you a good laugh, so naturally we’ve listed a few below.

Apparently a lot of people take issue with the game’s broken stealth mechanics. I’d even go so far as to say that there really isn’t a stealth mode because as soon as you get close to enemies’ line of sight they’ll spot you at three hundred yards like birds of prey on a personal vendetta mission against Arthur Morgan.

And while we’re at it, could someone please explain why Arthur has to do this little nauseating dance every time he wants to loot something from a person or a drawer?

How about NPCs who suddenly decide a few feet away from you that it would be fun to trample you with their horse?

Don’t get the fans started on the game’s broken notoriety system. Whenever you’re bloodthirsty and decide to kill a random NPC – like us gamers are used to doing – there will be always someone to report you to the authorities. And it doesn’t matter if you’re standing in the middle of the city or on a mountaintop lost in the middle of nowhere.

Rockstar may be adhering to realism almost wrongly, but we can’t, for the life of us, begin to explain why they thought players should only be able to cook one thing at a time.

There are loads of other answers on the thread, so be sure to check them out if you want to understand all the rage and contempt Rockstar fans secretly hold for Red Dead Redemption 2. But who are we kidding? Ultimately, Arthur Morgan’s journey is still one of the best stories we’ve had the privilege of experiencing in this medium.