Exact opposite for me. I dropped RDR2 after about 30 hours due to how repetitive it felt, how overly linear the missions were for such an open world game and how much of a shit show the controls were. IMO that game is hugely overrated but I accept that I'm in the minority with that opinion.
Damn fucking right it is, it's a game with real player agency, there's no ''Arthur! Push forward NOW!!!'' or ''Arthur WHAT ARE YOU DOING stop looting those bodies!!!'' or ''Arthur! Take cover behind THAT wagon cause I said so!''
Oh and the game doesn't fail all the fucking time because you didn't follow the script 100%.
I was really afraid RDR2 will clean up the awards. I am happy that GOW won as it's the better game by far taking much more risk then any reboot I have seen. RDR2 is just more of Rockstar. The game certainly met expectations of a rockstar game, but I don't see it as something as risky as GOW.
They’re extremely close going by the critics, RDR2 sits at 97 on metacritic and God of War at 94. I think most assumed that RDR2 would get the win here, so some hot takes aimed at either direction should be expected. I’m surprised it isn’t worse tbh.