Would you look at that rod holding technique?
Updated: Apr 16
As a fisherman, I have to say that the rod holding technique used in Red Dead Redemption 2 is really bad. But what caught my attention was the camera function in the game that inspired a player to use a fishing photo in a creative and comedic way.
I'm aware that photo modes are a common inclusion in many AAA games and have helped the graphical fidelity of titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 shine. But to me, these modes are just a way for players to take virtual photos of their favorite game characters and settings.
However, I must admit that some gamers have used these modes in imaginative ways, like using the photo mode in Marvel's Spider-Man to make posters styled after Thor: Love and Thunder. While these ideas are fun, I wish more attention was paid to the details of the fishing mechanics in games like Red Dead Redemption 2.
As a fisherman, I can see the potential for games to offer more realistic fishing experiences. I would love to see better rod holding techniques and more accurate casting mechanics in future games. Perhaps one day, we'll have a fishing game that's as immersive and realistic as Red Dead Redemption 2 is in other aspects.
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