I know that we should have a sense of disbelief when playing a game or watching a movie, but the South Dakota levels are hilarious and take me out of the game.
I am originally from Aberdeen S.D. and lived there until I was 19. So I have a good idea what the state is like.
They got so many things wrong about S.D. that it feels to me like IO Interactive didn't do any research at all. As far as I can tell, there is no Hope, S.D., which is fine, but with the way the town is portrayed, you would think that it's one of the biggest cities in the state. Fun Fact: the entire population of the state could fit in the Pittsburgh metro area. The largest city in the state is around 150,000 people, followed by the next at 50,000 and then Aberdeen, which is around 25,000 (those numbers taken from when I lived there and that was 12 years ago, so a grain of salt should be taken).
The license plates are way wrong. Which seems like a silly/easy thing to get wrong. It literally takes 5 seconds to do an internet search for "South Dakota license plate." The plates in the game look like a Swedish dude designed them based on European plates. I understand that they probably can't use the actual plate because of legal reasons, but they could have at least done a little better job.
The scene where 47 drives from Chicago to South Dakota is hilarious too because he's on a highway and you see a sign that says "South Dakota x miles." Everybody living in the U.S. knows that there are no signs that say that anywhere, especially for a state as relatively unknown as it is. The road signs usually say the next biggest city or exit off the highway.
The scene at Mt. Rushmore I will let slide because of the context of the scene, but just know that there are a few inaccuracies with it also.
I realize that these are all minor things in the whole game, but they are game-breaking for me. I'm not normally someone who picks apart movies or games for these kind of inaccuracies, but it really bothered me in this case and I kept thinking about it, which lead me to write this.
That's as far as I've gotten with the game. If there is anything else I will post later about it.
edit: fixed some population numbers and added link to wikipedia for Aberdeen.