This game is starting to win me over on the back end, which maybe makes me weird because from what I understand most people felt it went on too long (I actually liked Guarma sue me), but that may be because I took a pretty sizable break in the middle.
My ongoing gripe is very similar to something that bothered me about God of War 2018, which is that the open world sections are so much fun but they’re entirely divorced from the story missions and in this case – for me at least – there’s almost nothing I enjoy about the story missions.
My highlights have legitimately just been Arthur (particularly dressing him up and otherwise messing with his look) and my horse who is my shining star.
That said there are some weird characterization issues with Arthur, which is understandable in an open world game of this depth, and when it almost entirely won me over I hit a really gross mission that reminded me how shitty RockStar can be.
Ultimately I can easily identify this as a “good” game, but I’m still not entirely sure if I like it.