While playing Red Dead Redemption 2 you need to show extra care, as much as possible to your horse: as similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild your mounts are mortal. When our horse dies in the game, it will die forever.
Bearing in mind that our horse will be our transport and our most faithful companion, our life depends on ourselves and on our mount. So the treatment we give our horse will have a direct impact on the game.
If we care and caress our horse, the relationship with the animal will improve and this will allow us to access some additional advantages that are unlocked only when an effective bond between horse and rider has been established.
Our horse can suffer the consequences of our dangerous actions and if we fail to protect it and if it dies, the horse will be dead forever.
This means at a playable level that we will have to get another horse and start improving our relationship with it from scratch to get some of the advantages we could have gained with our horse.
Phil Hooker, technological director of Rockstar Games, explained that “as you advance in the game you must take care and feed your horse, calm him when he gets scared and give him encouragement when he is tired, you must name him, take care of him … it is impossible not Develop a bond with your horse.”
For Hooker, the horse “is your closest and most reliable companion and you will almost always be together.” To make this relationship stronger, it was necessary that it be vulnerable and therefore it be respected and cared for during the game, so that he feels more personal and real ” .