After months of waiting, gamers around the world have finally been able to get their hands on Red Dead Redemption 2.
The new and improved sequel to the gritty western has been met with rave reviews since it was released last week.
As well as the gameplay, the second instalment boasts improved graphics and immersive features which allows players to have much more detailed interaction with in-game characters and their surroundings, including getting a haircut and the character even reacting to changes in temperature.
But as is always the case, there are some fans who don’t use these advances in the way they were originally intended.
Peter Molydeux wrote: “To the tech artist who worked multiple late nights on the snow deformation technology, know that you’ve brought much joy to the world.”
Another fan replied to his message with an even larger appendage, asking why his didn’t get any recognition – to which another replied ‘It looks infected. Maybe that’s why. It’s not nice and clean’.
Before the game was officially released, some were able to get heir hands on previews and one discovered that apparently it’s not cool to kill dogs, not even on a video game.
Dean Takahashi told venturebeat.com said things ‘were going great’ at first, but when he began to be chased out of a town by locals he found that advances in the game have gone much further than he expected.
Since it was released, journalists have been handing out 10/10 reviews like they are going out of fashion.
Renown gaming sites, from IGN to Game Informer, all the way to traditional publications, such as The Guardian and The Telegraph, are collectively hailing Red Dead 2 as – quite frankly – the best game of this generation, never mind this year.
Giving it 5/5 The Guardian wrote: “There can be no doubt that this is a landmark game. It is a new high water-mark for lifelike video game worlds, certainly, but that world is also home to a narrative portrait of the wild west that is unexpectedly sombre and not afraid to take its time.”
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