Played Red Dead Redemption multiplayer last night with Mark for the first time. God, do they make you feel like a level 1 noob from the beginning!
First thing I do is call my horse and I get this thing instead:
lol. I guess you can't strut your stuff until later on.
I called my donkey "Thunder Donkey" to feel better about the whole thing but it looks more like the donkey of shame.
First thing we did was to try to take out a hideout of criminals by ourselves. We made a posse and called it "Thunder Balls". Or at least in my mind, I might not have mentioned it to Mark. I guess thunder was a theme for the night.
Nearing the bandits we rode in with our donkeys shooting and not really hitting anything. So much for killing in style. Once we got off the donkeys Mark killed me. Few minutes later, it was me with the 'oops'. We probably died a dozen times during that raid, but it was a lot of fun.
We did two or three more bandit camps and got better each time. On one I don't think we died and on another just once or twice. The hideouts were fun because they mixed things up. Sometimes in the middle you'll get ambushed out of nowhere and sometimes you have to take an item somewhere and not just kill everyone. Overall good times.
One thing I didn't like about multiplayer was how desolate the towns looked. It's all empty. There are no npcs in town, just you and the players.
The menus for multiplayer are somewhat confusing. Some can be accessed by the select button and some by the start, so you have to remember which button and under which topic your selection is under. You're also randomly spawned in different locations, reguardless of how far you have progressed in the game. You can fast travel, but i'd be nice if we could pick the location beforehand.