Red Dead Redemption 2 player reveals the surprisingly complex lives of NPCs

Posted On: Nov 10, 2018   |   Posted By: The Verge

Red Dead Redemption 2 player reveals the surprisingly complex lives of NPCs

Open-world games need characters to feel lived-in, but these characters need to actually do things for these settings to feel real - even if it's just for background flavor. Most games can get away with having non-playable characters that don't do much beyond walk around or loop their animations, but Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game obsessed with details. Every character, no matter how small, appears to have a routine.
There aren't many reasons to become acquainted with the day-to-day lives of unimportant NPCs, so these routines are easy to miss. But fortunately YouTuber DefendTheHouse went ahead and did it for you. In the video above, they pick a few different characters and follow them around for a whole day, ultimately finding that...

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