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What was Rockstar Thinking with the Achievments in this game?

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BegFourMercy
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BegFourMercy
Posted on 21 August 19 at 01:18
What was Rockstar Thinking with the Achievments in this game? They are not well though out. The Gold conditions still have to be one run? Can you imagine if GTA V was like that? After so much hype, this game may be the biggest let down of all time.
Ahayzo
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Ahayzo
Posted on 21 August 19 at 01:39
Biggest let down of all time? I'm all for people enjoying games how they want, but Jesus Christ.
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BegFourMercy
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BegFourMercy
Posted on 21 August 19 at 03:41
Ahayzo said:
Biggest let down of all time? I'm all for people enjoying games how they want, but Jesus Christ.
How is it better than 1?
Ahayzo
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Ahayzo
Posted on 21 August 19 at 04:42
What does that have to do with what either of us said at all?
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SwelterinBeaver
Posted on 21 August 19 at 15:35
Are the gold conditions really that difficult? I only ask cause I haven't started this yet.

I cant remember exactly, but didn't you have to run through the gold conditions in 1 go on RDR1? or am I getting mixed up with other games?
Lockie
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Lockie
Posted on 21 August 19 at 16:23
SwelterinBeaver said:
Are the gold conditions really that difficult? I only ask cause I haven't started this yet.
They're very difficult if you try to obtain them by replaying missions because you are given terrible weapons, no items and a crap horse. Not only that but you also have to get all the requirements in one go!

So if you plan on going for the achievement then what you want to do is save before every mission and gold the easiest ones as you go since you only need 70 gold medals out of 104 missions.

Otherwise later on you'll be breaking controllers like this guy probably is. wink
Posting from sunny Australia.
JungAndReckless
Posted on 21 August 19 at 16:37
BegFourMercy said:
What was Rockstar Thinking with the Achievments in this game? They are not well though out. The Gold conditions still have to be one run? Can you imagine if GTA V was like that? After so much hype, this game may be the biggest let down of all time.
Wow you must have very low expectations.
BegFourMercy
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BegFourMercy
Posted on 21 August 19 at 21:47
JungAndReckless said:
BegFourMercy said:
What was Rockstar Thinking with the Achievments in this game? They are not well though out. The Gold conditions still have to be one run? Can you imagine if GTA V was like that? After so much hype, this game may be the biggest let down of all time.
Wow you must have very low expectations.
Why would I have low expectations of Red Dead 2. The multi-player it not close to 1, the gun mechanics are a step backward. Many achievements are poorly designed. Look at the completions percentage. It should have been better than GTA V. Which is still much more popular by a long shot.

Red Dead 1 was arguably a top 10 game of all time.
BegFourMercy
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BegFourMercy
Posted on 21 August 19 at 21:50
SwelterinBeaver said:
Are the gold conditions really that difficult? I only ask cause I haven't started this yet.

I cant remember exactly, but didn't you have to run through the gold conditions in 1 go on RDR1? or am I getting mixed up with other games?
Many are based on # of kills / head shots / Accuracy. Then they have hidden timers that you have not idea when the timer starts. The timers have little padding if you are not doing a perfect run. Without the upgrades in the reply, it makes it very hard. Yes there are Gods out that that say its easy. Look at the completion percentage for a 5/5 rated game. Lets not even go to the HDR 4K is terrible.
JungAndReckless
Posted on 22 August 19 at 17:00
BegFourMercy said:
JungAndReckless said:
BegFourMercy said:
What was Rockstar Thinking with the Achievments in this game? They are not well though out. The Gold conditions still have to be one run? Can you imagine if GTA V was like that? After so much hype, this game may be the biggest let down of all time.
Wow you must have very low expectations.
Why would I have low expectations of Red Dead 2. The multi-player it not close to 1, the gun mechanics are a step backward. Many achievements are poorly designed. Look at the completions percentage. It should have been better than GTA V. Which is still much more popular by a long shot.

Red Dead 1 was arguably a top 10 game of all time.
I don't think you can compare the multiplayer between the two games accurately. Red Dead 1 had very little to do in terms of actual content in multiplayer, and consisted mainly of messing around with your buddies. Rosy retrospection hits hard, especially when red dead 1 was one of the earlier online open worlds to mess around in.
The gun mechanics are the same as every single rockstar game. I agree that the gold medal achievement was poorly designed, but the rest are fine and perfectly achievable, and this list has fewer completions because the list is more difficult that GTA which isn't inherently a bad thing.
Red Dead will likely never be more popular than GTA, GTA is a household name in gaming, everyone, no matter how uninformed they are, has heard of it. Regarding population, there will always be more to do in GTA because of the time period difference.
BegFourMercy
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BegFourMercy
Posted on 22 August 19 at 19:02
JungAndReckless said:
BegFourMercy said:
JungAndReckless said:
BegFourMercy said:
What was Rockstar Thinking with the Achievments in this game? They are not well though out. The Gold conditions still have to be one run? Can you imagine if GTA V was like that? After so much hype, this game may be the biggest let down of all time.
Wow you must have very low expectations.
Why would I have low expectations of Red Dead 2. The multi-player it not close to 1, the gun mechanics are a step backward. Many achievements are poorly designed. Look at the completions percentage. It should have been better than GTA V. Which is still much more popular by a long shot.

Red Dead 1 was arguably a top 10 game of all time.
I don't think you can compare the multiplayer between the two games accurately. Red Dead 1 had very little to do in terms of actual content in multiplayer, and consisted mainly of messing around with your buddies. Rosy retrospection hits hard, especially when red dead 1 was one of the earlier online open worlds to mess around in.
The gun mechanics are the same as every single rockstar game. I agree that the gold medal achievement was poorly designed, but the rest are fine and perfectly achievable, and this list has fewer completions because the list is more difficult that GTA which isn't inherently a bad thing.
Red Dead will likely never be more popular than GTA, GTA is a household name in gaming, everyone, no matter how uninformed they are, has heard of it. Regarding population, there will always be more to do in GTA because of the time period difference.
I have run into campaign glitches. The first was the disappearing people in Chapter 2 camp. The problem of buying day 1. Since then I started playing again this week. Last night Money Lending and Other Sins IV glitched on me. I have been very careful, doing missions as soon as they pop up. I collected the pelt, sold it, and got the brooch. I then turned them into Camps Tithing Box. No end of mission. It does not show in my task list or completed quests. So it now looks like I can not get the Lending a Hand after careful planning.

Shooting in Red Dead 1 as more like Max Pane.
J2B9
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J2B9
Posted on 23 August 19 at 12:22
I loved this one more than the first. Obviously 1 is still amazing but I think 2 was able to keep/respect everything from 1 and improve as well as add in more things. As JungandReckless says online for 1 didn’t have a ton to do as it was just mainly being with friends doing whatever. And as barebones as 2 online is it still allows you to do that as well as even more things that 1 didn’t have. Yes the achievements are grindy and annoying but that doesn’t have anything to do with the game itself.

You seem to be using minor nitpicks to be able to claim how trash the game is to you lol. Also that Money Lending and Other Sins IV are you sure it glitched because it might be one of those that doesn’t show up as completed or in the quest log until you do the next one.
But even if it did glitch that achievement doesn’t matter because there’s a mission in the epilogue you can replay that’ll unlock the Lending a Hand achievement just for replaying it.
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