Our wishlist of things that we would like to see in the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar Games.
The original Red Dead Redemption from Rockstar Games was nothing less than a phenomenal experience. Ever since I concluded the first chapter, there is nothing more I wanted from Rockstar than another Red Dead Redemption game. Well, it’s not entirely true. I’m still rooting for a sequel to Bully.
Now that Rockstar Games has confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 is happening and is scheduled to release later this year, I cannot help but jot down things that I’d really love to see in the upcoming title. As much as I loved the original iteration, there are certain things that I’d like to see in RDR2.
So without further ado, here’s my wishlist for Rockstar’s upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Wishlist
There have been multiple rumors hinting at the return of multiple protagonists in Red Dead Redemption. While it’s a little conflicted, I actually loved the formula implemented in GTA V and think that it worked out pretty nicely. Being able to play with characters having different personalities, agendas, and seeing how different storylines mesh together is something that can totally work in RDR2. Considering that the upcoming game is a prequel, being able to play as characters like Bill Williamson and Abigail will certainly be interesting, to say the least.
An Open-World with More to Do
We have already talked about this point in a separate article with CDPR’s The Witcher III as a standard. The original Red Dead Redemption didn’t have a whole lot to do when it came to the game’s open-world. Surely, there were some mini-games, but all a town offered was the General Store, a Gunsmith, and a place to save your progress. Keeping other open-world experiences like The Witcher III in mind, this needs to change.
The original iteration did a phenomenal job of interactions with NPCs in the form of side-quests and random encounters. I’d love Rockstar Games to expand on the aspect. Moreover, if it’s not too much to ask, having the option to romance someone – or even a casual fling – would be great. A man can dream, right?
The Ability to Build Your Own House
The original iteration of Red Dead Redemption spoiled me in many ways which is why I don’t expect anything less than remarkable from RDR2. Another thing that I’d really love to see in the upcoming game is the ability to build our own house maybe with a farm outside. Since games like Fallout 4 and The Witcher III have already done it, the talented folks over at Rockstar Games shouldn’t feel at a loss.
Once constructed, players should be free to save their progress, spend some time decorating their house, farm, maybe earn a few bonuses, and of course, use them to fast-travel around the massive world – yes, a full-of-life massive open-world is another thing I’m rooting for. As for materials required to construct and decorate our villa, the developers can implement mechanics including but not limited to gathering, purchasing, and trading.
The Ability to Swim, Maybe
This isn’t something major but it annoyed me out of my wits in the original Red Dead Redemption. Those of you who have played the original RDR should know that our beloved John Marston wasn’t very fond of water. Stepping in the water resulted in instant death – one hundred percent of the time. I’m not currently sure about the protagonist/protagonists that Red Dead Redemption 2 will include, but maybe – just maybe – give them the ability to swim?! Please, Rockstar!
A Strong Singleplayer Campaign – Beware of Spoilers from the 1st Iteration!
With the original Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games managed to get a plenty of things right and one of those things was the game’s unparalleled narrative. From the very onset of the game, there’s a special bond created between the players and John Marston. As the journey progresses, this bond only strengthens till the moment Marston loses his life. With the announcement of RDR2, Rockstar Games confirmed a multiplayer component – kind of like GTA Online from Grand Theft Auto V.
Now I have absolutely nothing against GTA Online and still visit it from time to time but Rockstar needs to make sure that RDR Online – or whatever it will be called – does not take away anything from the first game’s main strength, its incredible narrative. This is the only thing I ask for!
Red Dead Redemption 2 is scheduled to release sometime in Fall 2017 for Xbox One and Playstation 4.
This pretty much covers all that I’d like to see in the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2. Don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!