441Th3solutionThu 28th Feb 2019 @Gremio108 What an interesting and inspiring summary of your RDR2 experience. I think you hit the nail on the head with needing to alter one’s expectations in order to be fully immersed. Very interesting comparison to Bloodborne there, and I can relate. I was so frustrated with BB until I accepted it for what it was and played the game the way it was meant to be played. RDR2 is a similar animal, like you say, although for me personally the frustration mounted again late game when the inevitable conclusion to the story was dangled like a carrot for so long. Those quiet moments of just being a cowboy and feeing a part of the world were drowned out by the endless and laborious paths you are forced down. But yours is a wonderfully articulated comment about how the game evolved for you and ultimately moved you. Actually the longer I am removed from the game completion (now having had a few days since finishing it to let it all sink in) I am less angry at the game and more appreciative. Ive been looking back more fondly at the amazing achievement in gaming that it really is. I still stand by a lot of my criticisms though. And ultimately it is why I probably can’t have it quite make my personal top 5, or even my top 10. In fact I’d still place Detroit Become Human above it for GOTY 2018, but it would be a close call (and I also haven’t played Spider-Man, God of War, or Assassin’s Creed Odyssey yet) Part of the cool thing about RDR2 too though is how I am hearing how everyone’s experience is so different. And by that I mean the actual in game moments can be drastically different depending on how you choose to play it and how you spend your time in game. Even the story missions can vary slightly it seems. I only today found out that there are actually 4 different endings depending on your honor level. In mine Arthur died peacefully, but apparently other endings can vary. I won’t spoil too much in case you want to replay the game but there is a significant difference Hearing some of these variations makes me respect the game so much more. It’s part of why I was so impressed with Detroit as well. And, at the end of the day, here I am still discussing the game several days after finishing it. And very much like a good movie that you ponder for days and weeks after seeing it - to me this is the mark of a really good work of art. The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.