Rockstar Games recently showed off a new demo for Red Dead Redemption 2 at a GameStop employee conference, and the reception was less than enthusiastic.

Comments on a now-deleted Instagram post from the event, which stated that Red Dead Redemption 2 “will be the greatest game ever made,” portrayed a demo that “almost put me to sleep,” according to one attendee.

Others described the demo, which apparently included a bank heist at some point, as “15 minutes of meandering through some woods and some plucky guitar playing,” “Rockstar Equestrian Simulator 2K19,” and “really dry.”

Some gave the demo the benefit of the doubt. Apparently, the demo came at the end of a very long week, and many of the attendees at the event were worn down by the time they saw it.

“To give a little context, everyone was exhausted from the week and it’s the last thing they showed us,” one attendee wrote on Reddit. “I nodded for a minute but the game is beautiful. The world looks so meticulously constructed and the demo was a flawless example of the mechanics, world, and physics the game has to offer. I didn’t play the first one and had zero excitement for the game going into it but came out stoked on getting it.”

So, what can we take from these comments? Maybe Red Dead Redemption 2 really is a snooze-fest. Maybe GameStop employees are more cynical than most. Or maybe you shouldn’t go for a nice stroll in the woods during a demo that’s coming at the end of an incredibly long, physically and mentally draining conference where the attendees had to hang out with their bosses and coworkers for days on end. Judging from the game’s recent gameplay reveal, I have a feeling it’s the latter, because the game looks nice.

Red Dead Redemption 2 launches for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 26th.

Source: Eurogamer