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    I just finished chapter 2 and I really don't know if I want to play this anymore.

    I like the story, the missions, the graphics and soundtrack, and the gameplay. What I don't like is having to make sure I eat enough of the right things to maintain body weight, having to cook each individual piece of meat (with a goddam animation for EACH [email protected] PIECE), clean your horse, feed your horse, hunt for food for the camp (no one else at camp apparently can do it alone), clean your damn weapons. The hunting is a pain as it is, but then you have to find the right individual animal that has a perfect pelt...my god it's just so TEDIOUS.

    If there was some kind of story mode, or arcade mode or something where you could spend time actually playing the game instead of gathering resources and cleaning your goddam gear.

    I'm getting tired of these massive, way overly-complicated games. Some do it right and find a balance, but most are just overwhelming and filled with mindless stuff like cooking food. Not to mention taking close to 100 hrs to play. (I also skipped Assassin's Creed last year for the first time ever - Origins was great actually, but I don't like RPG's...and they turned it into one).

    Honestly I'm going over the back-catalogue lately trying to find stuff I want to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieDog View Post
    I like the story, the missions, the graphics and soundtrack, and the gameplay. What I don't like is having to make sure I eat enough of the right things to maintain body weight, having to cook each individual piece of meat (with a goddam animation for EACH [email protected] PIECE), clean your horse, feed your horse, hunt for food for the camp (no one else at camp apparently can do it alone), clean your damn weapons. The hunting is a pain as it is, but then you have to find the right individual animal that has a perfect pelt...my god it's just so TEDIOUS.
    This legitimately sounds awful. Like. Nobody is playing video games to repeatedly do menial tasks.

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    I only finished chapter 1 the other day. I'm apprehensive about what I've heard, especially now from you, PD. To some, it was their game of the year, and to others, it became their most disappointing game of all-time (measured against their initial expectations).
    I plan to do as little of the menial stuff as possible (including hunting), and hope that the amount I'm forced into is acceptable in the end... I'd hate to be compelled to drop the game due of these chore-like tasks, because parts of this game are incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieDog View Post
    I just finished chapter 2 and I really don't know if I want to play this anymore.

    I like the story, the missions, the graphics and soundtrack, and the gameplay. What I don't like is having to make sure I eat enough of the right things to maintain body weight, having to cook each individual piece of meat (with a goddam animation for EACH [email protected] PIECE), clean your horse, feed your horse, hunt for food for the camp (no one else at camp apparently can do it alone), clean your damn weapons. The hunting is a pain as it is, but then you have to find the right individual animal that has a perfect pelt...my god it's just so TEDIOUS.

    If there was some kind of story mode, or arcade mode or something where you could spend time actually playing the game instead of gathering resources and cleaning your goddam gear.

    I'm getting tired of these massive, way overly-complicated games. Some do it right and find a balance, but most are just overwhelming and filled with mindless stuff like cooking food. Not to mention taking close to 100 hrs to play. (I also skipped Assassin's Creed last year for the first time ever - Origins was great actually, but I don't like RPG's...and they turned it into one).

    Honestly I'm going over the back-catalogue lately trying to find stuff I want to play.
    You don't have to do the majority of these things... I am in chapter 5 and have not hunted for camp once. I also do not donate or anything like that.

    Eating is also very simple... just eat anything from time to time. Takes two seconds. Same goes for feeding your horse.. just press a button when his health is low.

    Cleaning weapons isn't really a concern for me either, as again it is just pressing a button and waiting 5 seconds and you don't have to do it very often, especially as you get more guns to use.

    I agree that cooking is a pain in the ass, but i haven't had to do it that often.

    If I'm not doing missions, I am pillaging the frontier like it's Westworld-meets-GTA. I find it quite fun. If you're playing the game to be an "Honorable" Arthur Morgan, I suggest you stop doing so and let your dark side out. Half the time I'm hunting down the bounty hunters that are hunting me.

    My main complaint is that some of the missions drag too long, and although the cutscenes are great, I'm trying to play a game not watch a movie. And traveling around can get annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtstr View Post
    You don't have to do the majority of these things... I am in chapter 5 and have not hunted for camp once. I also do not donate or anything like that.

    Eating is also very simple... just eat anything from time to time. Takes two seconds. Same goes for feeding your horse.. just press a button when his health is low.

    Cleaning weapons isn't really a concern for me either, as again it is just pressing a button and waiting 5 seconds and you don't have to do it very often, especially as you get more guns to use.

    I agree that cooking is a pain in the ass, but i haven't had to do it that often.

    If I'm not doing missions, I am pillaging the frontier like it's Westworld-meets-GTA. I find it quite fun. My main complaint is that some of the missions drag too long, and although the cutscenes are great, I'm trying to play a game not watch a movie.
    Most of this is pretty encouraging. Thanks!

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    It’s a well thought out game with great writing and voice acting, and it is gorgeous. I do see PD’s criticisms though. For me, it is incredibly slow moving. Also, the lack of a good fast travel system means it takes forever to get from point to point. I stopped playing a while ago because I got bored. I will surely continue it at some time, but not for now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtstr View Post
    You don't have to do the majority of these things... I am in chapter 5 and have not hunted for camp once. I also do not donate or anything like that.

    Eating is also very simple... just eat anything from time to time. Takes two seconds. Same goes for feeding your horse.. just press a button when his health is low.

    Cleaning weapons isn't really a concern for me either, as again it is just pressing a button and waiting 5 seconds and you don't have to do it very often, especially as you get more guns to use.

    I agree that cooking is a pain in the ass, but i haven't had to do it that often.

    If I'm not doing missions, I am pillaging the frontier like it's Westworld-meets-GTA. I find it quite fun. If you're playing the game to be an "Honorable" Arthur Morgan, I suggest you stop doing so and let your dark side out. Half the time I'm hunting down the bounty hunters that are hunting me.

    My main complaint is that some of the missions drag too long, and although the cutscenes are great, I'm trying to play a game not watch a movie. And traveling around can get annoying.
    OK well that's encouraging, I'll try to focus on the story more if I do pick it up (I probably will, I hate not finishing games).

    The game is absolutely gorgeous, no question. I do enjoy just stopping and looking around sometimes.

    I'd like to start robbing homesteads, etc a bit - if you wear your mask it's supposed to prevent bounties (though not completely). I like taking the stealth approach too, so that can cut down on the heat. My honour is right in the middle basically.

    One thing - you can unlock fast travel if you donate a couple of times to camp upgrades, although it's very limited - you can travel out, but not back to camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rylant View Post
    It’s a well thought out game with great writing and voice acting, and it is gorgeous. I do see PD’s criticisms though. For me, it is incredibly slow moving. Also, the lack of a good fast travel system means it takes forever to get from point to point. I stopped playing a while ago because I got bored. I will surely continue it at some time, but not for now...

    Rylant
    Is it weird I love the slow pace of it. It made every mission and action feel more meaningful.

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