Hey all you people that want a serious story why don't you just play Mass Effect?
GTA4 and RDR had great mechanics but the story (and pacing) was dull as fuck. I don't want to have to play 20h to unlock the whole area.
Rockstar should just buy Obsidian and have them do their writing.
The only place those games really shined was multiplayer.
Mass Effect? BioWare's writing and storytelling capabilities are an absolute joke compared to Rockstar.
The gulf between the two companies in that regard has only been magnified by how incredible Red Dead's ending was and how colossally bad Mass Effect 3's was. Shit, any single one of GTA IV's talk radio stations are loaded with writing twice as good as anything BioWare's done.
Obsidian is one of the best in the biz, so I can't hate your comment too much there, but Rockstar is easily right there with them for me. I've thought that since GTA III, but Red Dead Redemption just cemented that fact.