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      I just started playing Red Dead Redemption 2 last night. I've been kind of just poking around some of the early missions and looking for good opportunities for dramatic screenshots. I thought I'd start a conversation to share some photos from throughout the game.

      Below are a couple shots from one of the earliest missions in the game. Feel free to share your photos from the game here as well!

    • I'm deep in the game and it's absolutely gorgeous, but I haven't been taking screenshots because I'm playing on Xbox One and the screenshot/sharing controls aren't as convenient as on PS4. 🙁

      But wow is this game beautiful. Sometimes I just stop and watch a sunset or stare at the light filtering through the trees or sit in a town and people-watch. It's pretty incredible.

    • It really is!

      I've been surprised by just how good this game is at simulating so many things that aren't even its primary focus. I sometimes find myself completely engrossed in hunting in the wilderness, or fishing by the side of a quiet lake, or playing poker in a saloon, or exploring in the mountains, even though those things have little to do with the narrative of the game.

      The other day I even found a canoe and did some whitewater canoeing. It's not part of a mission or anything. I just did it. I was walking along a river, I found a canoe, and I thought it would be fun. And it was! That kind of emergent gameplay is everywhere in this game.

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      As @yaypie mentioned already, the lighting in this game is absolutely stunning. They've done an incredible job of simulating dust and moisture in the air and so it acts like real light does at different times of day. When the sun is setting, for instance, the light picks up more particulates and shines heavy through the trees.

      Here are some more in game screenshots from one of the early missions.

    • I finally unlocked the camera so now I can use that take selfies instead of just PS4 screenshots. Here's my first one!

    • ok, holy shit! I had to delete half of my old game storage and it is going to take almost an entire day to get the game set up. This rabbit hole better be lined with silk, have squishy pillows and lots of snacks, I am going in.......

    • ok, slightly motion sick from the head bobbing. need to figure out some settings.

      How long before you can just go roam? Have to get through the train robbery?

      Graphics are cool, slow going for the first few parts. When I find or get the camera will try and grab some pics.

    • It took me a little bit to get used to the slow pace of movement and getting around as well. Opening and closing drawers seems like it takes forever.

      And yes, you have to get through the train robbery to get to Chapter 2. That’s when you can explore on your own and use the camera.

    • It took me a little bit to get used to the slow pace of movement and getting around as well. Opening and closing drawers seems like it takes forever.

      You can make movement feel a little snappier by reducing the dead zone in the control settings. But yeah, the lag when interacting with things is super annoying. So far I haven't found a way to reduce that.

    • Thanks.

      If I can avoid firing my gun at the most inopportune times, I might get somewhere!

      Just got the camera, browning by the look of it, I have one just like it 😀

    • So it was light outside when I started playing and then I see it was dark and my head and belly hurt from staring to intently and not being use to the movement of the screen.

      Very interesting simulation, I found myself trying to be the most pleasant person even when called out by different elements in the game. Then I hit the wrong button and punch a dog! WTF you can punch dogs! I was horrified, then the dog and the owner beat me to death. Judgement on a swift level.

      Second time I avoided hurting the animal and instead tried to be nice to some general dude on a horse who then aimed his gun at me, so that guy ,8 sheriff's/Deputies, 1 horse (crossfire) and a pedestrian are pushing up daisy's while try and adjust/learn to how to not pull R2 and holster my weapon 🤪.

      On the other hand my horse is well groomed, well fed and loves me very much...

      Sorry for muddying the thread when based on pictures. I may need to start a diary....

      Any tips on how to use the camera in game? I don't want to push the wrong button again and shot my subject!

    • Any tips on how to use the camera in game? I don't want to push the wrong button again and shot my subject!

      Ha!

      The left trigger targets people. If your gun is drawn when you target someone, this will be an aggressive action, and the buttons will carry out actions like grabbing, punching, etc. If your gun isn't drawn, then holding the left trigger will focus a person and the buttons will allow you to greet (positive) or antagonize (negative) them.

      So it's pretty important to make sure your gun isn't drawn when you're trying to interact with people or animals. 😄 You can holster your gun by pressing the left shoulder button.

      I'm also trying to be a good guy, so I run around saying howdy to everyone I pass because that makes people like you and gives you honor points. 🤠

    • I was getting all these moral high points then the darn dog incident.

      It is an interesting climb since the predisposition of the character is to be more aggressive and outlaw like.

      I need to earn money to pay off the bounty, or perhaps take a long walk off a short cliff and try again.

      Could also go read up on the game play, but after so much time to get the thing started I wanted to play!!

      The potential is great, wish I could do 2 stories playing both sides, evil bandit and outlaw trying to go straight.

    • I actually liked the slow pace of opening / closing stuff. I feel like I often have to make real choices of whether to stay and loot a place or make a run for it.

      That being said it would be nice if the targeting of said drawers was a little snappier :)

    • managed to get some gold and so paid off my bounty, and can relax a bit and get some good pics. Guess saving them to a thumb drive from the ps4 is the best way to go? Any tips on who to share from the PS4?

    • I have a dedicated twitter account that I post screenshots to directly. It’s a little hacky to have to go there to grab them but works pretty well since uploading screenshots to twitter is pretty easy from PS4

    • Saint Denis is gorgeous at night. The locals are mostly friendly, but beware of dark alleys.

    You've been invited!