Red Dead Redemption 2 Review: High Quality Simulation! #Part1

Rockstar Games, the name of this developer, does have strong associations with two words that often join in the same sentence: open-world and high-quality games. Almost all gamers seem to know this one image, especially after reflecting on the products they produced in the past. Therefore, it is not surprising that many gamers are waiting for the presence of Red Dead Redemption 2 which is finally available for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Anticipation is increasingly high after some information before the release provides a detailed picture of what Rockstar Games intends to pursue, including the controversy of solid working hours which increasingly emphasizes the issue of ambition and quality itself.

What’s interesting is the fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 turns out to offer something different from most open-world games, even GTA. He offers the pace of the game that is so slow with a long story and strengthening gameplay mechanics that produce the taste of wild simulation of the western world that should be. The fact that finally made us, JagatPlay for the first time, had to concoct two separate preview articles for him. But the good news, like what you can expect from a Rockstar concoction game, Red Dead Redemption 2 looks stunning. It’s just that it is not an open-world game that you have known.

So, what is actually offered by Red Dead Redemption 2? Why do we call it a high quality simulation? This review will discuss it more deeply for you.


Apart from the number “2” that he stretched out, Red Dead Redemption 2 is actually a series of prequel from Red Dead Redemption 1. The story that was taken happened a dozen years before you played John Marston which began to age in his first series.

You act as an outlaw named Arthur Morgan who lives together in an alley led by Dutch. Living from a variety of criminal acts that seemed to be specialties from different members of Dutch’s gang, these mobs had to flee after their giant action at Blackwater which was supposed to be the end of everything, ended in disaster. Chased by authorities and bounty hunters, the Dutch’s Gang must flee to more western regions to survive. They have to start everything from the beginning.

As the right hand man who has followed the Dutch since adolescence, Arthur Morgan believes in Dutch vision and mission. The Dutch now only want to collect as much money as possible and bring the alley he leads, each of them, to get out of America and move to a tropical island to live in peace and quiet. Given that criminal actions were the only solution they could think of, the Dutch began to plan to collect the money. Everything is done together with Arthur’s help and advice from older members – Hosea. While on the other hand, other gang members also play an active role.

So as can be predicted, this Dutch vision is not that easy to realize. Apart from having to gather back the scattered members after what happened at Blackwater, they were not free from their fugitive status. One of the authorities that contained elite agents – The Pinkerton continued to hunt them down. Stuck between two different pressures, the Dutch had to keep trying to collect the money he needed while making sure the alley was not detected and caught by The Pinkerton. Situations that sometimes make the alley have to move.

So, can the Dutch fulfill their vision to bring all the gang members to relax on a tropical island? What is the role of Arthur Morgan in it as well? What challenges should they face? You can get all the answers to these questions by playing Red Dead Redemption 2 itself.

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