Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Where is the fun?
I've played the game for a couple of hours, but all I've done so far is ride around, herd some cows and rescue some horses from a fire. The environment is pretty dull (and exploration isn't much fun because there isn't much to see) and getting around is painfully slow.
I haven't really had 'fun' playing this game yet - all of the missions have felt like chores. Does it really continue like this for the rest of the game?
The disc is sitting in my Xbox 360 now, but I'm not sure I want to spend any more time playing it if it's going to be like what I've played so far. I'd rather send it back to the rental company and get something else if that's going to be the case.
Does the game 'get good' after a certain point?
Join Date: Jul 2007
Oh yes, the first part of the game is pretty much a massive tutorial like in the beginning of GTA IV where you had to drive people around and do meaningless tasks and then it got really exciting. It really only starts getting good once you get to the first little western town then it starts getting good and progressively better and better.
If you can't wear a spandex jumpsuit...
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: ok get ready for the SEX
You have the basic campsite at the beginning, but you have to buy the advanced one from the general store.
And once you get to Mexico, the missions are pretty much all action.
Join Date: May 2006
Location: a radiator
I only use the campsite to pass time, I also always ride everywhere. The game can get fun in Mexico, because you've already gotten through the basics of everything and you've reached a new area. The best hunting, with deers and buffalo and bears, is in West Elizabeth.
Every Time Zone
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Palm City, FL
Fiery depths of life
Join Date: Oct 2004
Atmosphere is so good I could be sitting on a chair for 3 hours (in-game) just watching the world and enjoy it.
Tip for Herding: Press UP on the d-pad to speed the herd up.
For some reason I couldn't read this tutorial tip in my first playthrough but luckily saw it on my 2nd and now I don't hate herding as much as I did before.
Join Date: Jul 2004
I think the ambiant challenges (sharpshooter, hunting, survivalist & treasure hunting) do a good job keeping exploring interesting and fun, plus the random events do this too. The two missions you mentioned are both from the MacFarlane ranch at the beginning, these are pretty much the tutorial missions. I disagree about getting around being "painfully slow", the distances between towns are not that big and don't take very long on horseback (are you sprinting as much as possible?), also the horse you begin on is pretty slow but you get a fast one from one of Bonnie's missions. You can always use the stagecoaches or camp site anyway.
Neil, I think the most obvious advice is your own - if you're not enjoying it then don't play it. That said I suggest you stick with it a bit longer, as you unlock more things you may enjoy it more.
"Here we go again!"
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Schaumburg, IL
If you run into one of these little glitches, you can spend hours killing bears and trying to skin them before the 2 bears that just spawned try to claw your face.
It's fun - yet terrifying!
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