8. Bizarre Design Choices Make For An Inconsistent Experience
The most echoed complaint about Red Dead Redemption 2 is its deliberately slow
approach and obsession with realism. Critics have lambasted Rockstar for
needlessly including too many animations, and for crafting a depressing life
simulator that ignores the golden rule about video games needing to be fun.
the real issue isn’t with the developers being too extreme in their attempts to
immerse you, it’s that there are a number of bizarre design choices which
conflict with the game’s tone and approach. The biggest of which is that
gunsmiths jeopardise their business by refusing to sell weapons you haven’t
already picked up from deceased husbands whose faces you have spoiled with
nonsensical that you can’t buy or rob any gun in the game at your leisure, and
it also doesn’t make sense why being underweight rewards you with more stamina
rather than less. No matter if you've stuffed your face
with cookies or only feasted on your steed’s
carrots, your stamina should always be low and quickly deplete.
addition, the game’s log leaves a lot to be desired, and the ‘cinematic’ black
bars are an irremovable intrusion that constantly break immersion by reminding
you it’s all a video game.