There are many, MANY reasons why Red Dead Redemption 2 was such a big hit with people. The world of the game is massive, the gameplay is engaging, and just as important, the voice acting of the team behind the characters was extraordinary. In fact, one even a Game Award for best voice acting. But, with such a large game, you have to wonder…what were their favorite scenes?
For Rob Wiethoff, who plays John Marston, it was a singular moment that spoke out to him:
“I think the line that stands out to me the most is saying ‘thank you’ and ‘goodbye’ to Arthur, and I don’t know which line that would be, depending on how the player plays the game, I guess, but that was one where I had to ask our director several times, ‘How emotional is John in this scene?’ I think the first couple times I asked him, he didn’t quite get it so I said “Do I need to cry?” John Marston doesn’t cry. But for me, it was a combination of the story. I was so moved by that moment knowing the story, and also working for 4.5 years with Roger and the rest of the cast and knowing what that actual moment was. It was hard for me as a person to not tear up during that, just the magnitude of that moment. I did my best to hold it together. That to me was really something I’ll never forget.”
Then there’s Benjamin Davis, who played Dutch Van Der Linde, and he waited some time for his favorite scene to come up:
There was a scene that I was waiting a long, long time to do, which was the final scene in the skiff with Bronte, the mob boss at Saint Denis, and it took a long time I think to find Jim Pirri, who is the actor who so wonderfully played Bronte, but that final scene in the skiff, I had the scene for nearly a year before we finally got to do it, and so I felt a great deal of anticipation building up to finally having this confrontation. To see it all come together with the direction and extraordinary music, I look at that moment and to me it feels like about as iconic and thrilling and every bit of drama as I got to do.
What was your favorite scene in Red Dead Redemption 2?