Fuck this game. Whilst riding my horse I crashed into someone and he died and now I’m wanted for murder, and I had to kill the law who then chased me and my bounty in Valentine is like a zillion dollars.
Which I'm reading as: "I can't ride a horse to save my life!"
Save your game regularly Slacks. Then when shit like that happens, you can peg back.
Don't know if you followed my tip about keeping the shire horse as your main Chapter 2 nag, but I found he usually emerged the better off from horse-horse collisions.
There's no option to not shoot the Law when they're on your tail, but the Law as an institution is surprisingly forgiving, when you've just slaughtered a dozen of its men. You can pay your bounty off with the winnings from a few rounds of poker... Or more quickly with the proceeds from debt collecting for Strauss.
Don't worry too much about incidents like this. They happen more than you'd hope to begin with, but they don't have any significant influence on your progress. It's character building stuff!
In other news:
I have started a new game.
I was into Chapter 6, and was starting to see The End in sight... And I had already decided that I was going to start a new game as soon as I finished. 'Cos I was still on my very first run through, and the experience I've gained makes me realise how much I missed out on.
And then I thought, fuck it, might just as well start a new one right away. So I have.
And I'm *REALLY* savouring things now. I thought I might want to rush through Chapter 1, because I didn't enjoy the snow the first time around. But when I noticed that the snow around the horse-hitching posts was stained yellow from horse-piss, I understood I just need to completely revel in what an awesome work of art this Game is.
So Imma really gonna take my Time now.