Oh, Rockstar. We really want to jump up and down with excitement over the impending release of your next Western-themed adventure. After all, millions around the globe pumped countless hours into the original Red Dead Redemption, and the game was lauded for a fine story, great open world setting and a likeable main character.
So, what could possibly go wrong with the follow up? Shouldn't Red Dead 2 come pre-packed with tissues to dry the eyes of emotional gamers once they realise how awesome it is? Maybe, but the closer RDR2 gets to release and we see some of the issues cropping up, maybe not.
Though there's still that sneaky feeling that Rockstar will hit it out of the park, it's impossible to ignore the little hints being dropped that the developers themselves are unsure how to top what they achieved way back in 2010.
Was Red Dead 2 always going to be a struggle? It could be that nobody wanted to admit that, and here we are months before release panicking that it'll be a letdown...