Major Problems with Red Dead Redemption 2

From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age.

Red Dead Redemption 2 received “universal acclaim” from critics, according to review aggregator Metacritic. It is the highest rated PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game on Metacritic along with Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V.

Credit: Rockstar Games

But regardless of its popularity and amazing reviews, this game has some issues, and there’s no way around it. From graphics to controls to bugs, Red Dead Redemption 2 comes with its problems.

Below we’ve got the 5 biggest problems with Red Dead Redemption 2:

1. Laggy Mechanics

Red Dead Redemption 2’s character is a slow, bulky cowboy that responds to button presses in good time. Not only is there noticeable input lag in a number of situations, but the main character also moves slow and strangely throughout much of the game. All in all, things aren’t as tight as they need to be here, even if this isn’t a competitive multiplayer game yet. The game too often forces you to slow down unnaturally, and the result actually breaks the illusion rather than reinforcing it.

2. Bugs

You must have heard about how the horses in this game are totally crazy. There are horror stories on the internet about what happened to people’s horses while playing. Running headlong into trees and flying across the sky are just a few of them. Other than that, some deer have also been seen walking right through you. Yup, it’s creepy and frankly one doesn’t expect such bugs from this huge game. These bugs are a distraction and hinder your progress in the game.

3. Slow and irritating story

The story is well told but feels poorly-conceived, and it’s a relentless, depressing downer. The fact that this is a prequel means we already know that things don’t end well for many of these characters, but you don’t need to have played Red Dead Redemption to witness the continual beating they take just in this game. Things start bad and they end worse, the difference is that it takes a whopping 60 hours to make it through. Some editing and reorganization could have significantly lessened the impact here.

4. Strict Laws

The game comes with some very strict laws. If you choose something, make sure you think hard and fast before making that choice – because there’s no way to get back. You must suffer the consequences. For instance, you chose a wrong horse, be prepared to suffer an eternity with it. Or, if you’re riding too fast in town, prepare to suffer the consequences. The only way around it is to have lots of money to pay off the bounties. And nobody wants to do that. It’s too much effort for an average gamer. Or you could simply obey the rules – and nobody wants to do that either. After all, that’s not something we expect from hardcore GTA gamers.

5. Inconvenience

Fast Travel is bizarre, limited and annoying. The inventory system is a neat idea but has a way of putting you into situations where you want your gun but don’t have it. Having to go to a dozen different shopkeepers to sell your stuff is a hassle; the stew is never finished in time: etc. Finding yourself outside of whistling range with your horse is a colossal annoyance. One doesn’t imagine that the old west was a particularly convenient place to live, but this is a video game, at the end of the day.

Let us know the kind of problems you face with Red Dead Redemption 2!