Micah would certainly be chaotic evil, as would Colm and Dutch. Agent Ross and Milton would definitely be lawful evil. I guess they all suit their alignment about the same, although if I had to pick one, I’d say Micah as Ross borderline breaks the law at times (kidnapping John’s family in the first place, using the US Army in the way he did, etc.).
I agree with @Lfikseth that I have nothing against seeing Davey and Mac, but I can’t see any reason to actually play as them.
I would certainly like one set earlier, but whether it’s a new story altogether, another VDL gang one or anything in between, I’m not sure. Personally, I’d really like to play as Micah and explore his past (unlikely to happen, I know) before encountering Dutch and the gang. However, something completely new would be fine was well, I think, though preferably in the same universe as the Redemption games.
Just an unlucky coincidence, but certainly bad timing. Swanson, Susan and Uncle are all on my “shut up” list when they try and talk to me in camp, because they can all be annoying.
Having multiple characters who the player can use in various situations is something that I think the game missed out on. In the setting of a gang, it would make sense to have different people doing different things and would also be more fun, in my opinion, than having Arthur contributing to literally every single thing the gang does.
As for the Blackwater Massacre... maybe. I don’t know. On the one hand, it might be fun to do and we’d finally get to see it, but on the other hand, perhaps it’s for the best that it’s ambiguous and vague. It’s so well talked about that I can see players being disappointed if something was missed. From Rockstar’s perspective, it’d be extremely difficult to make, with characters like Landon Ricketts allegedly having a role, even though it’s not stated in Redemption 2. Because the whole thing is quite vague to start with, perhaps it’s better that we don’t experience it ourselves.
I would say the 1870s, height of the West, as well. That’s when everything is truly lawless, which would be fun.
Davey wasn’t necessarily alive or active as an outlaw at that time. I don’t know why so many people are so eager to play as a character that’s barely seen and who almost nothing is known about.
The Bureau never would’ve found John and the events of RDR 1 wouldn’t have happened.
I doubt they’re related. A shared surname is hardly uncommon with people, and nor is “Sinclair” particularly rare.
^^^ exactly. Uncle cannot be Red Harlow. Period.
We don’t know anything about the Callander brothers or Jenny, so it’s impossible to say with them.
I think Equivalent is right - perspective is important. As a white protagonist, we are not subjected to the same treatment that a black man would have, as Lenny points out. Racism back then wasn’t necessarily in the form of a black person being beaten up in town everyday (at that stage, it might as well be a never-ending pogrom), but is more subtle than that. The views of characters like Herbert Moon, the Lemoyne Raiders, Nate Johns, Norris Forsythe and even Micah show that racism is present. However, as Equivalent also mentioned, racism is not one of the game’s main themes, so there are limits to how often it would be shown
You have to purchase the grip at a shop. There is a bug where it shows up if you have high honor instead, so if it doesn’t show up, that might be why.
Just... not MrBossFTW.
^ yeah, I agree with the two comments above; I can’t see Kieran getting involved at all. Perhaps he’d just make a run for it.
Yeah, that’s kind of the irony - most of the gang members who died probably would’ve chosen Arthur’s side during the standoff, as would Sadie and Charles if they were there.
But yeah, as I said before, it wouldn’t have happened at all if Micah wasn’t there.
I would say “The Noblest of Men, and a Woman“ is the most fun because of the duels. However, my favourite story is probably “The Wisdom of the Elders”.
^ well, that’s not what happened.
I personally find Micah’s past very interesting. It’s known that, in approximately 1877 and at the age of 17, Micah and his father brutally murdered two people. However, more generally, we know that Micah rode with his father, Micah Bell Jr. - a career criminal guilty of many homicides - and his brother, Amos Bell - who was nearly killed by his father later on and subsequently fell out with the other two.
After Micah became estranged from Amos and no longer rode with his father (the two events didn’t necessarily happen at the same time), it’s not known what he did, but I guess that period was when he rode with Norman and was involved in that bank robbery down south, which led to the posse's dissolution. It may have been soon after this when he saved Dutch at Crenshaw Hill and joined the gang.
Micah is an enigmatic man and not much is known about his upbringing, including whether he had anything to do with his mother. Whatever the case, Micah certainly didn’t have it easy. His interesting past means I would love him to be the protagonist of a DLC or another title about him.
I think Dutch wouldn’t have gone to the “truce” meeting with Colm O’Driscoll, and Sean probably wouldn’t have died when he did, as the “job” they did was mainly because of Micah manipulating Bill into it and the latter not being sharp enough to notice. Also, the Pinkertons may not have found the gang at Lakay and may not have found Beaver Hollow in chapter 6 either; the gang standoff would never have happened.
In terms of the gang, it’s hard to say if it would’ve fallen apart or not. I suspect John would’ve left and Arthur may still have helped him, but all the main remaining members except for Charles may well have stayed with Dutch. Arthur still would’ve died, due to his TB.
You can ride Micah’s horse, Baylock, when it’s unsaddled as well. Just as with Lenny’s, it can only be done in chapter 2 when Micah is not there (specifically while he’s in Strawberry).
To be honest, I agree with Petko that most of the old characters like Uncle, Bill and Javier weren’t treated too well. Bill and Javier didn’t get enough screen time, Uncle just wasn’t Uncle. I still think he never should’ve been in the gang in the first place.
Not to mention the fact that Arthur wrote that Abigail is the best woman he knows, not Sadie.