One thing I have to give to red dead is right off the bat there are some great likable characters which really help move along the story. John Marston (sp) is quite a great character too, I did not expect him to be so civil and well spoken rather than macho cowboy speak of f*** this and that. I kind of feel that was the problem with GTA4 (while still being a great game) some people liked niko while others did not. Also with all the side characters not many were very likeable because one they were shady from the beginning so you did not care for them too much or two they were a little too silly for you to really like. The only character from GTA other then niko and roman that I cared for was little Jacob. Anyway what are your thoughts and is anyone else feeling the same way.