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7 Features We Hope Are in Red Dead Redemption 2, & 3 Pitfalls It Must Avoid

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7 Features We Hope Are in Red Dead Redemption 2, & 3 Pitfalls It Must Avoid

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Rockstar has just dropped a brand new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. And while it gives us some more context on some of the story beats and the main character, we still know very little about the gameplay still. Seeing as it’s been almost eight years since the first game, we’ve had a long time to think about what we want to see in a sequel. So with that in mind, here are some features we absolutely want to see in Red Dead Redemption 2, and some we really, really don’t. Let’s begin with what we do want.

What We Want: GTA V Style Heists

Features We Hope Are in Red Dead Redemption, and Ones We Hope Aren’t

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The last Red Dead Redemption featured open world gameplay which was heavily inspired by Grand Theft Auto IV. Much of the mission structure, shooting and RPG mechanics were iterations on what had featured before, so we’re hoping that Red Dead Redemption 2 follows suit and takes the best parts from Grand Theft Auto V. Specifically, we hope that they take the awesome heist mechanics demonstrated in the game’s single-player campaign. The heist missions were awesome blockbuster moments which had the player planning out and executing complex robberies, often with an element of choice thrown in.

The new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer features a moment where the Van der Linde gang bust into a bank, faces covered and proceed to hold up the joint. Robbing a bank is awesome regardless of setting, but we think that Wild West heists definitely take the cake. Here’s hoping that Rockstar takes some of what made the heists in GTA V so special and adds some of the outlaw character that the Red Dead series is known for.

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A Nintendo evangelist and X-Files super-fan, Jake can be found peddling his gaming opinions online. He has a soft spot for VR and values story-telling in gaming above all else.

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