Red Dead Redemption 2 • You completed Chapter 3 • 20G • 32.15% of gamers unlocked this
For a blog that is all about gaming as a dad, RDR2 really is the least child-friendly game on the market at the moment. Even Hitman 2 can be played, fundamentally, without ever seeing a body drop to the ground or any blood … but RDR2 … boy, nothing quite like a bullet drilling a hole through a cowboy’s head to make you sit up and pay attention.
Full disclosure: I’m not actually sitting there playing this with my kids around – and this is pretty much the reason why!
Today, my efforts to chip-away at the main story line have earned me another achievement, bringing the tale of Arthur and Dutch (and Marston) into Chapter 4, and their arrival at the Rockstar version of ye olde New Orleans (or what was going to be New Bordeaux before the 2016 leak). The previous chapter culiminated in a delicious fire-fight in both a town and a homestead, and both were equally satisfying. I’m starting to get a good handle on my weaponry (or there is a stat I’m not sure about that is making my aim improve), and I’m getting good headshots when I can line them up and have a decent second or two to time my shot.
For now, though, I’m in the early days of the chapter, so unless I can find somewhere to play Blackjack (which I think is the last of the table games I have to play), then there’s probably not another RDR2 achievement for a few weeks. Slow and steady wins the race … and at a 30% clearance rate for this achievement alone, well, I’m fairly certain I’m not the one winning it.