RDR has been my must play for years, and I finally got around to it. To be honest, the game is shockingly shit. Writing, setting, visual style, voice acting all top notch, as one would expect from Rockstar, but the rest is just awful. Half way through, it became a chore to play and actually made me appreciate Fallout 4 more. - Gameplay is barely passable. Nearly every ingame activity is so poorly done and explained, I had to google half of them and found countless forum threads with people asking how the hell to duel, break a horse, throw a horseshoe, arm wrestle, etc., and none of them became fun after that. Controls are unresponsive and autoaim is basically a must (try to engage in a shootout on horseback without autoaim). - Quests/missions are boring and repetitive. I couldn't help but think back to the radiant quests of Fallout 4 and actually thought they were done better than any RDR missions. Basically, watch a cutscene, ride somewhere, shoot up an army of clones and ride back to watch another cutscene (also cattle herding). The entire game structure is straight out of the PS1 era. - Story is stupid. I like the setup and the ending is interesting but the story makes no sense. Characters pop up, give you their series of missions and you have to do them without an evident motivator, other than to move on to the next series of missions. - Exploration is nothing but tedious. The world has a ton of style but there is nothing to do. No secret places or quests to discover and only a handful of real characters to meet, whom the game interacts with for you, without your input. The repeating random mini encounters are all meaningless and pointless (not even the monetary rewards are high enough). There could easily be just one hub town in the game with the few characters and minigames in it. The rest of the world just delays you getting to the next chore. - Bugs. Mind blown that this game is so praised. It's all the worst of GTA, without the fun of driving fast cars to good tunes and causing mayhem in a crowded city. Being completely honest, for all its' serious faults, as a standalone game, Fallout 4 shits all over RDR. I know it's a different type of game but the similar elements are done so much better in Fallout 4, it's not even close. Would be genuinely interested to read a counter to this.