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Originally bought this game at Launch on Ps4 Pro, played it like 15 hours maybe and quit. Decided to try it on my Gaming PC with it on sale. Its a gorgeous game, I generally like open world games but this game is just so hard to get into. Combat is just boring, no challenge at all. And the story so far is just really bad....  

How am I suppose to get invested in character or characters that are just a bunch of cold blooded killers and petty thieves who run around beating up people down on their luck and murdering women and innocent people. At this rate im hoping the story gets little better, because the only reason I am still playing it is hopefully everyone in this gang will eventually swing from tree like they deserve. I won't even get started on the insane amount of game breaking bugs that I have to deal with so far. Still I will continue to trudge forward in hopes that it gets better from here. Just robbed train with John and the idiot irish kid that can't shoot, beat up bunch of innocent people on train and killed bunch of police I guess for 200 dollars.

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.....you do realize this game is about outlaws, right?  I'm also guessing you never played RDR1?

Personally, I really liked the story and had a lot of fun with the campaign overall but this game isn't for everyone. 

Also, the game gives you a level of choice in just how bad you are but it's still a story based on certain events that had happened in his life. He's not an angel but then again, some of the people including the lawmen (Pinkertons) aren't either which makes some of these encounters not so clear cut in that regard.

You may just have to face the fact that the game just isn't your cup of tea.

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Yea, I never played any rockstar game before, I love mostly games like Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Skyrim, Horizon Zero Dawn. 

I understand, Don't get me wrong, its not that I think this is a bad game, I don't. I think the story telling and voice acting is quality, its pacing is a bit slow at times, game has its fair share of bugs, but its enjoyable enough. Its just I personally don't like playing characters this morally ambiguous.  Its hard to care about ruthless killers after all but I still think its a good game, I was just hoping the story for me anyway gets a little better. I will see, I don't want to make any judgments about the game too soon.

 

EDIT: I will say the mission where you take the kid fishing was a nice change of pace, was the first time I actually enjoyed doing a mission in the game. Just left Valentine, trying to save the family at the dried up lake or whatever, hopefully will get little better now.

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27 minutes ago, Lancerx78 said:

Yea, I never played any rockstar game before, I love mostly games like Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Skyrim, Horizon Zero Dawn. 

I love those games as well.

R* games tend to me more about their stories and their worlds which can be very rich in detail.   They also aren't afraid to delve into the gritty or seedy side of society, etc.  Many of the characters in R* games are flawed.  ......some more heavily than others.  However, they can also have some redeeming qualities and many times (as the player) you also feel conflicted in how you feel about these characters you play and interact with.  

I like that it's not so cut and dry with John Marston in RDR1, Arthur Morgan in RDR2 and Trevor, Michael & Franklin in GTAV.   ....although Trevor was a really bad dude with a ton of issues, there were still moments you kind of felt sorry for him.

That's just the way these games are.  Similar to how I felt with Lincoln Clay in Mafia 3.  He was a bad dude that did bad things but in a way you felt he was justified in doing what he was doing.  In that game however, he didn't necessarily start off bad but instead ended up that way.  I would never condone what he ended up becoming in real life but then again, I kind of understood him too.

 

27 minutes ago, Lancerx78 said:

I understand, Don't get me wrong, its not that I think this is a bad game, I don't. I think the story telling and voice acting is quality, its pacing is a bit slow at times, game has its fair share of bugs, but its enjoyable enough. Its just I personally don't like playing characters this morally ambiguous.  Its hard to care about ruthless killers after all but I still think its a good game, I was just hoping the story for me anyway gets a little better. I will see, I don't want to make any judgments about the game too soon.

I'm not going to spoil anything for you but I will say that his situation isn't static.  His situation and relationships do become more dynamic as the story progresses.  

Who knows, maybe you will even begin to like him as you experience new moments and the changes he experiences.  He's still a bad guy, no doubt, but there's things I grew to like about him as the story progressed.  .....not unlike some characters in western and outlaw movies.

 

27 minutes ago, Lancerx78 said:

EDIT: I will say the mission where you take the kid fishing was a nice change of pace, was the first time I actually enjoyed doing a mission in the game. Just left Valentine, trying to save the family at the dried up lake or whatever, hopefully will get little better now.

I think you will find more of these situations as the story progresses.  He does have a conscience.

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The narrative of the story is good.  At first glance, it might be just a cowboy gang doing what cowboy gangs do, but there's a deeper subtext here, and a shift of attitudes that you'll pick up as you progress through the story.  Stick with it and it will reward you.

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8 hours ago, Foxtrot said:

The narrative of the story is good.  At first glance, it might be just a cowboy gang doing what cowboy gangs do, but there's a deeper subtext here, and a shift of attitudes that you'll pick up as you progress through the story.  Stick with it and it will reward you.

So much truth here.

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