Red Dead Redemption 2 released to overwhelming critical praise, becoming one of the highest rated games of this entire generation. Fan reception, on the other hand, has been positive but not nearly as overwhelming with a 7.7 user score on Metacritic. By all means, Red Dead Redemption 2 does a lot of things right, and manages to be one of the most immersive gaming experiences ever created. However, with a few small changes, it could have been even better.
Ways Red Dead Redemption 2 Could Have Been Even Better
Fast Travel Options
There’s no doubt that Red Dead Redemption 2’s world is gorgeous and packed with things to see and do. However, a more natural fast travel system could definitely be useful in the game. It’s totally fine to make it so that you can only fast travel between stage coach points or train stations, but the ability to fast travel back to your camp is desperately needed.
Quite a few times in Red Dead Redemption 2 you’ll ride out on one of the main missions, going quite a distance from your camp, only to have to ride all the way back again once you’ve completed it. Even worse if your horse manages to get out of range of your whistle you’ve gotta either track it down or hoof it yourself to the nearest settlement.
Now, these things aren’t major detractors from Red Dead Redemption 2, but honestly adding more fast travel options in wouldn’t have hurt the immersion. Especially considering the game doesn’t even make it clear how to get fast travel options in the first place.