This is not a sport and even if it were the games are pretty different (ex: swords vs guns, reality vs fantasy, genre, mechanics and tone) and we can appreciate them on their own. You shouldn't expect newer games to be worse than past released games because ultimately it would end up affecting CDPR too. Healthy competition is the best for the industry and their progress. I don't know how the game is yet but imagine it is much better (hope so for the reasons mentioned and because I like videogames). CDPR could implement all those things and ideas on CP77 on top of their own progress. It could even improve W3 or what do you think mods are for. It's a win-win.
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Haven't played RDR2 myself (don't even own a PS4), but like Sard said it's a different kind of open world than Witcher 3.
From what I've seen of it, I'd wager I would like it. If only because of the horses and riding around. I would probably spend hours doing just that -- just like I can spend long periods of time just riding around on Roach.
Witcher 3 is my all-time favourite game, but by no means the only open-world game I enjoy.
RDR2 is a better game it’s a true one of a kind masterpiece, and this is coming from a guy that loved the Witcher games and played all of them, Witcher 3 was the best single player game I ever played until I played Red Dead Redemption 2.
Hopefully this leads to great competition between the companies with future releases like Cyberpunk and Witcher 4, Rockstar and CDPR are still dedicated to creating amazing out of this world single player games, lucky for us they still care about this genre even though it’s the hardest games to make, most other companies are all about easy money multiplayer games today
I don't think we should compare TW3 and RDR2. Not because of the genre but because TW3 is a 4 year old benchmark. It will not stack up against a newer open world visually and technologically. I'm not fan huge of Rockstar games because they lack character depth. They kind of made a very "meh" version of Max Payne that played great but as a story it sucked. The last rockstar game that had meaningful character interactions and emotional/character depth was L.A. Noir (imo) and that game still has no sequel.
True RPG-level character depth or development isn't neccesary for parody/crime-pastiche as GTA. The characters are more or less there to facilitate action-driven gameplay and give a few shocks, surprises and giggles on the side. I think Red Dead Redemption showed that Rockstar is capable of good storytelling when they actually give it a shot.
And I loved L.A. Noire, but given the way Rockstar and Team Bondi parted ways, I doubt we'll see a sequel...