Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:41 PM
Edited by Sweettooth187, 15 October 2013 - 03:52 PM.
RDR is indeed an amazing game, but we're talking oranges to apples here. They're both equally fun in my opinion but in terms of features and the way that fun is had? Light years apart, simple as that. Riding around on a horse in GTA as a means of transportation would just be lame and having an armored, supercharged Buffalo Sport in RDR would just be stupid in terms of authenticity.
I will say though, that I think RDR was a little more polished in terms of features, but to be honest, the story didn't completely do it for me. I don't know about everyone else but I think GTA5's ability to draw you into each character is amazing. When I play as Franklin, I feel like a thug lol. I feel gangster, like I've seen the worst of the streets and I'm basically getting my hustle on, but I'm not some psycho killer. I have no sense of money management with him and always want to drop money into my car and clothes. I play as Trevor, I crash through fences, smash into cars, pick fights with people, blow up police cars at the police station, and generally just don't give a damn. I loot and steal for fun and prefer my armored truck over fast and fancy cars. When I play as Michael, I make more money and hardly spend any. I wander a lot, go biking/running and pretend I'm a retired rich guy. I don't feel the need to drop every dime on flashy stuff. I also feel the pain, depression, and confusion of a man who wants a normal life but can't control his anger and frustration, who can't figure out how to have a good relationship with his family, and despite the money, I feel like he's just doomed to be unhappy. Keep in mind I'm only 56% through.
I didn't really get any of that out of RDR. I felt like some badass, gun-slinging one man army who would steal off the dead, kill bears and wild boars with a knife, and shoot down anyone in his path...but I'm supposed to be the good guy??