i dont see whats so funny in a game that encourages spending $99 on a microtransaction pack
sure the game doesnt have much to buy right now, because they 'released' it in a barebones state. but you best believe when they get around to adding stuff to the game, all the stuff worth using will all be locked behind premium currency, and cost stupid amounts of gold. in a year from now when they get the game close to a finished state, stand by for luxury properties, flying horses, batmobiles, skins for your guns, clothes, stuff so you can create a female characer that doesnt look like dumpster trash. all the 'good' stuff will be locked behind gold. and once and a while rockstar might add something that isnt totally garbage available to purchase with in game cash, just to try to make it look like theyre the good guys by throwing you a few tablescraps and not making you grind hundreds of hours for that too.
its nice that ill have to pay $40+ just to dual wield my pink revolvers. or grind those 240+ hours. how nice of rockstar for not making gold cost a stupid amount of real world money. i mean its not like they designed the whole game around a stupid **** grind for premium currency to encourage spending my money instead. gee who'da ever seen that coming?
the general consensus is that rdr online is trash. all you have to do is type rdr online into google and youll find that out pretty quickly. its a barebones microtransaction focused grindathon, and nothing more than that. what exactly is so fun about it? just what do you do online with people other than try to avoid them, or play hunting/fishing simulator and pray that you dont get disconnected from the servers on your way back to town to make a little bit of regular currency. oh yeah they dumbed down some of those hunting and fishing payouts too.
it has barely any content to offer, but it doesnt matter. once they start fleshing out the game, theyll start adding all the cool stuff behind premium currency, and all everybody will be doing is grinding out the same boring mission over and over and over and over, not because its fun, because they cant be bothered to spend $99 of their hard earned money on a microtransaction just to obtain it, and for some reason they cant manage to put the controller down or find a different game to play.
m8 get rid of that trash. i once believed in the rdr hype train too. the single player isnt too bad, except everything about the game and its mechanics is tedious as fook. from walking through camp at a snails pace, to looting corpses and buildings, having to dunk my horse into water every 2 minutes, having to eat enough food every day to supply the kenyan army, crafting my bullets at camp one at a time, looting anything especially stuff thats in drawers, even taking a bath. they make you suffer in agony just to wait for your player to do anything at all in the game. everything that would be instantaneous in any other kind of game, especially a shooter, everything is absolutely TEDIOUS in rdr2. you want to do ANYTHING in that game, even pick up a flower or a small animal and put it in your sack, craft something to eat or drink, loot a drawer, Hold Y and wait. Or X, because for some reason they made picking up flowers a different button than hold y to loot and wait on everything else on these clunky **** controls. but yeah. whatever. hold y and wait. thats pretty much the common theme of this game.
i got bored of playing Real World Waiting Simulator 2018, so i decided to try out some assassins creed odyssey. now im like 53 hours into that and havent looked back. what a major change of pace, and you start to realise just how dull of a game and world RDR is. not to mention how SLOWWWWWWWW. you want to kill a bunch of people and loot a small area, its gonna take 10 minutes of holding the Y button in RDR2 lol. hell ive put around 50 hours into RDR2 and the majority of my time was either spent holding the y button on my controller and waiting for the animation to finish, walking through camp at a pace slow enough to make me start pulling my hair out, or hunting animals for food and stuffing them all down my throat and hoping im still not underweight by the next morning. SO MUCH FUN!
take off the fanboy goggles, youll see RDR is a 6.5/10 at best. but but but its rockstar so they could do no wrong and we love it when you send us early review copies so we can give you day one 100/100 reviews and hype it up to be the best thing since jesus then go radio silent afterwards when people can actually play the game and find out what it really is.
you keep nuthugging that 100/100 game with its tedious mechanics, empty world, pointless grind, and $100 microtransaction packs. online is even worse. GTA online was also launched barebones too and it took years for them to ever get around to ever fleshing it out. they are doing the exact same thing with this game, except locking anything worth a damn behind premium currency.
you want the best horse in the game? premium currency. you want to change the color of your gun? premium currency. tired of looking like garbage every time you sign on and you want a different pair of clothes? premium currency. anything they "add" to the game from here on in? premium currency. now of course you dont have to spend money on that premium currency, you can just grind the same meaningless content for an eternity instead. thats what they designed rdr online around. and nothing more. what else is there to do but play hunting/fishing simulator after youve finished the missions in a couple hours? what is the whole point of playing rdr online other than to grind for something and hope its not locked behind premium currency because that means youll be grinding even longer? what else is there to do in that game other then tirelessly grind away for stuff in whatever manner rockstar prefers? hell they couldnt even be assed into giving you a poker game to play. what is there to do that makes online even worth playing? if they gave single player the same kind of treatment with payouts and prices and lack of ways to make income, and half of the stuff gated behind a premium currency, nobody would bother with that mode either.
so yeah tuf. may as well buy a couple of those packs while youre at it, and reward these guys for their mediocrity with such a barebones and tedious game theyve created. especially the online part. my hype and interest for that game has died off once i was finally able to play it and seen it for what it really is.
6/10. im throwing money at my screen baby!