The time setting of Red Dead Redemption is at the turn of the 20th century as America is starting to industrialize. As such the West is still plagued by bandits, stage coach looting, disease outbreaks and the merciless heat of the desert lands. If you are playing this game, survival is your first objective. Here are some tips on how you can survive the rigors of the West and come out the winner in this video game.
Stay With Bonnie MacFarlane For Initial Lessons
It is only natural for you to want to dash off, hunt for loots, get into firefights and engage in all the fast actions right away. But before you start your adventure in such a dangerous setting, and if you want to survive, you need some important lessons. Bonnie MacFarlane is the one who will teach important agricultural jobs that will be important in your survival in Red Dead Redemption.
Perhaps you don't know how to ride a horse. She'll teach you that and more. Bonnie will also teach you how to use the lasso, one of your best tools in Red Dead Redemption. The lasso will help you catch wild stallions. You could upgrade your horse in this way rather than paying for one in the general store. This lasso can also be useful in grabbing bounties, like those fugitives displayed on those Wanted: Dead or Alive posters.
Don't Forget To Care For Your Horse In Red Dead Redemption
Your horse is your main means of transportation in this video game. It will take you where you want to go. But if it is weak, you won't get too far. So don't forget to take care of your horse and don't abuse his strength. Don't you know that there are about 20 kinds of horses that you can catch in Red Dead Redemption?
If you take good care of your horse, it'll be strong and fast enough to chase your enemies, or escape from them if you are vulnerable. Your horse will sense the kind of care you are giving him. And he will return the favor by providing you a great and reliable means of transport in Red Dead Redemption.
Grab And Cash In On The Bounties
Be always aware of the Wanted: Dead or Alive posters that the sheriff will pin in front of his office or in some spots in town. These are bounties that you can cash in. You will need a decent amount of cash in Red Dead Redemption for your food, shelter and gears. This is the fastest way you can earn cash and buy the things that you need. It will be better if you can bring them in alive. These fugitives cost more when they're still kicking than when they are cold dead.
Buy New Gear For John Marston
John Marston, the main protagonist in Red Dead Redemption will need the right gears to be able to fulfill his missions. His default weapon is a six-shooter that is alright for the initial stages of the game. But if you want to capture the bad guys and avoid being captured by them, you will need more firepower. So, buy a marksman rifle for long-range assault or a shotgun if you're into closer firefights.