Red Dead Redemption II

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Red Dead Redemption II

Post by JaySevenZero » May 2nd, 2018, 4:47 pm

Since the game is a mere six months away, it seems an appropriate time to get the thread started for what is undoubtedly gonna be one of - if not the - biggest release this year!


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Re: Red Dead Redemption II

Post by Alex79uk » May 2nd, 2018, 6:18 pm

Yep. Looks good.

And that's the last video I'll be watching for the game.

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Post by KSubzero1000 » May 2nd, 2018, 6:59 pm

I like a good western now and then, and this looks fairly interesting. The first one is really good.

I doubt I'll buy it at launch, though.

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Re: Red Dead Redemption II

Post by kintaris » May 2nd, 2018, 8:18 pm

Anyone else find this trailer oddly lacklustre?

I don't know what I was expecting, but I'm feeling more "hmm" than "whoa!".

Unlikely I'll get this one on release regardless. I took a long time to warm to RDR and I never truly loved it.
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Re: Red Dead Redemption II

Post by KSubzero1000 » May 2nd, 2018, 8:30 pm

My guess would be that since Rockstar games are pretty much guaranteed to break sales record left and right, they are intentionally playing their cards pretty close to the chest and only showing the bare minimum necessary to generate interest in the game. No need to spoil half the game's highlights in promotional material if everyone's going to buy it regardless.

If that's the case, I don't think it's necessarily a bad idea. I'd rather have a restrained, suggestive promotion that leaves a lot to the imagination instead of the hyper-aggressive marketing so many other companies are fond of.

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Re: Red Dead Redemption II

Post by Alex79uk » May 2nd, 2018, 8:35 pm

I think I would have quite liked a bombastic Tarantino-esque trailer with fast cuts and introducing characters with their names slamming on to the screen, though.

Rockstar have never exactly been known for their subtlety. They may as well go all in!

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Re: Red Dead Redemption II

Post by Flabyo » May 3rd, 2018, 8:53 am

Alex79uk wrote:
May 2nd, 2018, 8:35 pm
Rockstar have never exactly been known for their subtlety.
You may want to pay more attention to the radio stations in the gta games, for every blatant dig there are a dozen more subtle ones.

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