Being Nice is Hard in Red Dead Redemption

Published A month ago by Andy Farrant

No good deed goes unpunished

Our John Marston tries to do good at every opportunity because a key part of redemption is changing your ways. But Red Dead Redemption doesn't make it easy, when our attempted good deeds go awry in a this week's stranger missions.

On discovering I lost my Red Dead Redemption saves, we resolved to reclaim my 100 percent complete status by replaying my favourite game of the last generation - whetting our appetite for Red Dead Redemption 2, which is coming out in Spring 2018, into the bargain.

On the face of it, today's missions seem pretty unambiguous in their morality: collect child support for a jilted maid from her baby's dissolute father, and choose whether to kill or warn a prohibitionist who is threatening to damage Blackwater's saloon industry.

But as always with these situations in New Austin, things don't go quite according to plan, and now we both feel terrible and have to pay double for drinks in saloons. Thanks a lot, conscience.

Previously on Outside Xbox: People Are Weird in Red Dead Redemption

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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