So I finally jumped on the bandwagon and got RDR, and so far I'm really liking it. I've already died once and as a result ended up going in a completely different direction than before I was slain (who knew putting up your dukes was enough to warrant eight saloon patrons to blow you to bits), and rather than feel upset, I'm actually happy it happened.
Hunting wild game and selling their drops is oddly satisfying, as is dealing with the not-too-uncommon marauder. Now I just need to figure out what's best to do with the money I'm slowly accumulating. (I also hum GTA 4's mission accomplished tune every time I clear a mission.)
Also, I can't help but mentally envision the remix to Ecstasy of Gold as the theme song for RDR. In fact, given Rockstar's rather swagger-licious approach to life, I think this crazy mix of the Notorious B.I.G. and Ennio's masterpiece is particularly fitting, wouldn't you agree...?