Red Dead Redemption 2 is the 250th episode of Fandom Games' comedy series Honest Game Trailers. It was written by Max Song, Andrew Bird, and Spencer Gilbert. It parodies the action-adventure video game Red Dead Redemption 2. It was published on November 12, 2019. It has been viewed over 600,000 times.
In a world where the cowboy life is almost dead and gone, one man will keep it alive just a little longer before it rides off into the sunset, in a unique gaming experience that brings you the insanely accurate Old West experience you didn't know you wanted, including... realistic horse balls? Yee-haw...?
Red Dead Redemption 2
Gallop back into Red Dead's spaghetti Western world once more, as you fill in the story of the previous game's bad guys by riding a mile in their stirrups and experiencing every inch of how much it would've sucked ass to live back then, in a narrative fraught with betrayal, terminal illness, terrible living conditions, and death, not to mention the slow collapse of the dreams of the main characters into a waking nightmare that would get you pretty dang depressing if you couldn't just walk into a town and shoot everyone for giggles. Look, you know why we're all here, and it's to do dumb sh*t. You think this would've won Game of the Year if you couldn't make the horse dance?
Prepare to experience the greatest video game that's kind of a pain in the ass to play, as Rockstar ratchets up the realism to levels previously unseen outside of games that look like maps, taking everything about real life that most game designers remove to keep their games fun and snappy and saying, "Screw it! We're simulating that, too!", as Arthur slowly lumbers around the world at a snail's pace fumbling over everything, and a task as simple as hunting a deer becomes an hour-long process involving, like, ten steps and multiple in-game days, including camping out and cooking a squirrel or something like your name is Ignis, which either makes for an insanely immersive experience unlike any other or a boring slog to get to the next fight or cutscene. Pretty sure this thing is brilliant, so why does playing it feel like dying?
Draw your piece with Red Dead's rootin'-tootin' shootin' mechanics that keeps the traditional clunky over-the-shoulder targeting that Rockstar is known for and the magical aimbot powers from the previous games, then adds a couple new abilities, like the button you'll continuously press accidentally which whips out your gun for no reason, or the new stealth mechanics that will have you sneaking around cover to cover as you use knives and bows to silently dispatch your enemies until you inevitably screw it up and have to go loud anyway, in gunfights that feel like they're in the game because they have to be more than anything else. Maybe next game, they can just cut out the middleman entirely and make a graphic novel about having dysentery.
Arthur Morgan: You just took yourself a regular sh*t shower, Mr. Granger.
Once you've gotten suicidal depression from the game's main story, rustle up a posse and head online for the multiplayer mode, where the sedate simulation of the game collides with the unlimited stupidity of other people on the Internet, giving the game less of a Wild West vibe and more of a Westworld vibe, as most attempts to do anything like a mission are disrupted by roving bands of chucklef*cks shooting everything that moves. It's for people who looked at GTA Online and were like, "Nope! Waaay too much structure."
So put on that ten-gallon hat, then get your hat shot off, and pick up a new hat, for a game that you could unironically call a masterpiece, that you would also be perfectly justified in saying that it's boring as dirt, in a triumph of technology, design, and storytelling-- (multiple articles pop up detailing the many problems the PC version of the game had at launch) Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Don't look--Don't look at that! <bleep>
Starring: Doc Holladay (sic) (Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan); The McCream Rises to the Top (Rob Wiethoff as John Marston); Mess With the Wife You Get the Knife (Cali Elizabeth Moore as Abigail Roberts); Don't Dutch Me Motherf*cker (Benjamin Byron Davis as Dutch van der Linde); Unemployed Turok (Noshir Dalal as Charles Smith); Cowboy Al Borlan (Steve J. Palmer as Marion "Bill" Williamson); Clint Westwood (Curzon Dobell as Horsea Matthews); Stinky Pete (James McBride as Uncle); Hol Horse (Peter Blomquist as Micah Bell III); Wynona Erp (sic) (Alex McKenna as Sadie Adler); More Freaks; and Falling Like an Idiot.
Bad Lad Redemption 2
Is there anything more soothing than watching the scenery go by in Cinematic Mode? Ah, why don't more games have something like thi-- (Arthur and his horse slam into the side of a train and fall to the ground) Oh.
Viewer Comments Edit
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Say: "if you shoot someone in the woods and no one else is around to hear it, does it even really count?" - JamCal-X
Please say, "What is going happen?!" - Jacob Crosby
Please say, "Thanks for hanging in there, minesweeper guy. You can rest now." - Michael Taylor
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Production Credits Edit
Edited by Max Song