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One of my favorite elements in R* games, like many people, are the Easter Eggs and hidden details. But for me the most engaging are the Horror ones. Stuff like the ghost of mount Gordo,  big foot in SA, the infinite 8 killer, the tumble weed mansion from RDR 1 and basically the entire red dead DLC. For me though none have really been all to satisfying. I think a fun mini focus could be a horror story in Easter Eggs, like the infinite 8 killer just more complex, present and rewarding, where you might find a map on a body in a mine that leads to all sorts of spooky places and themes. I'm curious what all you feel about it, I personally spend most of my time sleuthing for details in the spookiest areas, and i'm hoping i'm not alone.

feel free to post ideas an opinions!

 

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The Infinity Killer was also one of my favorite parts of GTA V and you are right, I think that the horror elements definitely adds to the attraction. It's a shame that more people don't really know about and could go on the journey, but I guess that's why they call it an Easter Egg. I'm not usually an EE guy myself either, but the creepiness of the whole Infinity Mystery , how deep it was and the effort that Rockstar took to make it awesome were impressive. With Red Dead Redemption 2's Wild West setting I think there is even greater scope to do something similar, but bigger/better/creepier.

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I don't mind horror so long as they do something a bit different than zombies. To me, zombies are a bit out played. It isn't something I would want to see. Back then, there were a lot of tails about vampires so that is something that would interest me. Heck, even the Indians had stories about them. 

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A proper ghost would be great. RDR just had noises if I remember, but if there was a ghost that appeared briefly while you're walking around a big rundown mansion that would be good.

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I would like to see a haunted graveyard. Maybe like an old Indian burial ground. Heck, rip off that one movie... What the heck was it called... The one where you bury the dead and they come back to life? Do something like that. Then you can maybe bury an animal or person and they come back to life and you kill them for a reward. BUT you have to actually find them. 

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YES PLEASE! I am a HUGE horror fan and loved the aspect in this game of having small details like this. I would love to see anything similar to it in the next one for sure. Heck, I don't even mind the zombies coming back again. That was a cool little side story that I enjoyed myself. 

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On 6/4/2017 at 10:09 PM, shawn said:

I would like to see a haunted graveyard. Maybe like an old Indian burial ground. Heck, rip off that one movie... What the heck was it called... The one where you bury the dead and they come back to life? Do something like that. Then you can maybe bury an animal or person and they come back to life and you kill them for a reward. BUT you have to actually find them. 

I like this idea. And the movie you are thinking of is Pet Sematary. Loved that movie when I was younger. 

Anything like that could be cool in my book and I am not big on the horror genre. 

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Also because RDR i feel goes for an older audience they could add some stuff into the actual story, i just think being in a mine with a torch and something runs past your sight through the tunnels would be awesome

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On 6/7/2017 at 1:48 AM, Binzee said:

Also because RDR i feel goes for an older audience they could add some stuff into the actual story, i just think being in a mine with a torch and something runs past your sight through the tunnels would be awesome

Hell if they want to, they can go beyond this and bring in cults. I don't know about you guys, but a good cult story is scary to me. They have had so many over the years. It would be very good too in the western setting. 

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On 6/7/2017 at 0:39 AM, bluntTR4P said:

I like this idea. And the movie you are thinking of is Pet Sematary. Loved that movie when I was younger. 

Anything like that could be cool in my book and I am not big on the horror genre. 

YES! That was it. Good call on knowing. 

Yeah you don't have to be a fan of horror to enjoy it in a video game when it is done right. Heck I used to love BO II Zombies and I was not really a fan of anything zombie related. 

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On 6/28/2017 at 0:13 AM, Gh0stRyder said:

I would like them to do more folklore instead of horror myself. Sasquatch was a nice touch in the last one. More of things like that would be cool in my book. I don't want anymore zombie bs or walking dead. 

That could be good as well though I think that sticking to mainstream and pop culture would appeal to more fans. I am not sure how many urban legends people actually know about.

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Yeah I get some people don't like horror or horror related games but a lot of people would enjoy that if it was a small aspect of the game. Like I have some friends who HATE horror films but don't mind the games or some hate the games and enjoy the movies or series. 

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On ‎6‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 12:48 AM, Binzee said:

Also because RDR i feel goes for an older audience they could add some stuff into the actual story, i just think being in a mine with a torch and something runs past your sight through the tunnels would be awesome

Though I agree RDR seemed to be aimed for an older crowd.  Playing online brought some really young players and their potty mouths.  Some of them kids should have had their mouths washed out with soap.  Now a days it is far worse then it was then.

 

I got to say, they did zombies the right way compared to some games.  To me it felt fun compared to most games.  I enjoyed the sidequests with the sasquatch and my favorite and the one I didn't expect was gathering the flowers for the old man, only to go into the cabin and see the corpse.  I had to replay the game to show that to my wife and son.

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The cult horror thing sounds soooo good- scares the bejesus out of me too! 

A bigger better story alike the stranger task in RDR1 where the freaky guy in the hills is eating people would be good!

watched this awesome western/horror the other day called Bone Tomahawk and it was so gruesome at the end- Hill people man!!

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Yeah I agree about skipping the zombies thing this time around, and by horror I don't mean solely supernatural. Someone mentioned folk lore and that could be quite interesting. 
I'm sort of hoping for a more subtle approach to story telling with the increased map size, and supposedly better NPCs. Like you enter a town and hear whispers of something, maybe there are newspapers on the ground for the more observant people to pick up on with more information, you gather clues as you go - the type of stuff you need to keep an irl pen and pad for. 
One thing that consistently disappoints me (it was the case in the GTA Online revolver mission) is when you get given clues and intreage, open the map to get your bearings and their is a big fucking circle saying "ITS IN HERE SOMEWHERE, MAYBE YOU SHOULD LOOK HERE". Makes the whole thing pointless, a horror story that you play out yourself, where you are the driving force would be insanely cool.

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On 6/5/2017 at 2:57 AM, VampireKrush said:

I don't mind horror so long as they do something a bit different than zombies. To me, zombies are a bit out played. It isn't something I would want to see. Back then, there were a lot of tails about vampires so that is something that would interest me. Heck, even the Indians had stories about them. 

I agree about the zombies thing. To me personally, ghosts and haunted houses freak me out more as you can't see who you're dealing with. I think R* may want to try to add folklore a little more - it's another branch of story they can go down and adds side quests. People seem to have liked the haunted mansion idea in RDR1, so maybe R* has picked up on that. 

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Personally I much prefer horror that is more realistic. Someone mentioned the movie Bone Tomahawk, either in this thread or another one, which is about a tribe of cannibals which hunt people. I would really like this kind of thing, where you're wandering alone through a dark, quiet forest at night and you hear rustling, then maybe some footsteps. This for me instills much more horror than a farfetched zombie or vampire. The threat of being taken down by a wild tribe and having your horse killed or eaten would really get the adrenaline pumping. 

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10 hours ago, "DOC" said:

WHO ELSE THINKS THAT ABANDONED HOUSE IN THE 3RD RDR2 TRAILER IS HAUNTED?!!!! 

 

I would imagine this will play into some DLC later for that kind of theme if they do go with it. I don't think we will see much of this in the standard game though. 

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On 6/29/2018 at 10:00 AM, "DOC" said:

Cannibalism is possible 

 

It is always an option given that other games have done it but more so with zombies... I am not sure they would actually have straight up cannibals in the game. 

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