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While we're touching on the subject of aim assist, I should mention that I have never felt the desire to play on Expert aiming mode. The ridiculously high speeds that enemies travel on screen while both you and they are on horseback just wouldn't even be fun to have to try to keep up with - and if you're using deadeye through more than half of your combat... I don't know, doesn't seem like it would be too fun to me. Takes me back to the original Max Payne. I tried to use bullet time sparingly, and for dramatic effect - then I watched some of my friends who used it on EVERY SINGLE encounter like... man, I don't know.
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I didn't even actually set my controls to expert, they defaulted to that, not sure exactly why. It could be that they were set to that after completing some introductory shooting quest or something.
On GTA4 you could auto-aim or not depending on how much you pulled "aim" trigger- perhaps RDR just picked up that I was always going into expert mode aiming.
At any rate the very first headshot I got earned me The Gunslinger achievement (it's my 2nd, after "That Government Boy"), and when I went into the Free Roam the first time, it was already set to Expert.
Playing with that setting is definitely a mixed bag, and can lead to a lot of frustrating deaths, and lagging scores in some of the co-op missions (I usually manage 2nd). Then again every time you kill someone in Free Roam, it says you "expertly killed XX" which is nice.
Also the Expert Mode only lobbies of the competitive games are pretty fun- no unearned one-shots, among other things.
I used expert aiming for a while, but certain;y not for the entire game. When hunting birds and other swift prey, it is hard to kill them with expert aim, and less fun. John Marston is supposed to be a great shot, not me. I should be able to use his skills to help me.
"John Marston is supposed to be a great shot, not me."
I like that ;D
To each their own, by all means.
i set it to expert at the earliest oppertunity and never turned it off, i did use dead eye alot but not as much as youd think. i could buy 5 bottles of whiskey for boosters and have 3 of them still there after 2 hours of play time. i was tempted to turn it off for free roam and co op but i decieded that it would see more bad ass if i got the most kills with expert on than aim assist on.
Yeah, I don't have any difficulty with Expert aim in story mode, but it can get annoying in Free Roam and co-op (because all the aim-assist peeps are usually going to get a higher contribution score); but at the end of the day it's just too awesome to see "Akbirdman expertly killed Sumdumdrunk" every time I get a kill in Free Roam, and I can handle grieffers.
Anyway, since like 90% of the games I play involve shooting, it just seemed like the natural choice to me. As far as the "Marston's supposed to be a sharpshooter, not me" argument, I'd say that's what Dead Eye is for, just like VATS in Fallout makes you feel like a badass.
I use expert aiming just 2 get the trophy/achievement, that and the advanced co-op missions
VATS only make you feel like a bad ass if you get a head shot on a super mutant and is body go's to pieces.
I went on top of the train and klled people as we rode along, how do i justify it? I was bored
I'd say it was killing some guy that had lured me into a trap. I waited until he actually begged for his life first, and then I took him out. It's funny because I felt pretty bad about it, but tried to rationalize it away like we all do ("he would've gotten me killed, etc.").
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I caught a bandit up in Tall trees. But instead of bringing him back, I tied him up and carried up a big hill, set him down and watched him roll.
That's pretty hilarious. I've done that with quite a few of my bounties. Once, I tied the sucker up after sniping all his comrades with dead eye and dragged him with my horse to the sheriff's office. I had to be careful, because I once accidentally killed a guy doing that.
how did you kill a guy by tieing him up