At GameStop’s recent GME Conference – an event designed to educate store managers about the year’s biggest upcoming games – Rockstar was on hand to demo Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay.

The general public, and likely the majority of those in attendance, have only ever seen Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay in the few minutes of footage released last month.

Despite this, and the fact Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the year’s most anticipated games, it seems Rockstar’s presentation wasn’t quite the slam dunk you’d expect it to be.

The demo was over 20-minutes-long, and several of the GameStop employees in attendance shared their impressions in several threads on the retailer’s subReddit.

Instagram user Undermined_productions took a picture of the stage (via Wccftech), before later deleting the post. That’s about the only confirmation we have that a Red Dead Redemption 2 presentation did in fact take place.

The impressions on Reddit were mixed, with many calling it a boring demo that focused too much on the detail of the game world and not much on the action.

“Almost put me to sleep,” one Reddit user said. “Game looked great but what they chose to show for the first 20 minutes was very boring and not what you would want to show to the people who you want hyped about your game,” another user said.

A couple of replies also noted that they had fallen asleep during the demo, but there’s likely a reason for that. The Red Dead Redemption 2 demo was reportedly the very last thing GameStop employees got to see, so many of them were tired.

That’s not to say everyone was down on it. There are a few positive and informative comments, but most agree that the demo’s pacing and what Rockstar chose to show wasn’t especially interesting. The most exciting part of the demo was a bank heist, according to reports, which will apparently allow for different approaches depending on how “honourable” you want to be.

“Multiple options to customise your bank robbing approach broke up the gameplay as well. Think about the heist planning in GTA [5] but it happens in between action scenes,” noted another.

One of the most common questions asked about the action was whether or not the game is bringing back the same style of snap-aim seen in GTA 5, and the original Red Dead Redemption. No one was able to provide a clear answer, but it sounds like the feature will be limited to the deadeye slow-motion skill.

Do take all that with a grain of salt, however, as the game wasn’t playable. Some of what was shown to GameStop employees may well end up in public gameplay trailers – we’re getting a new one soon, after all.

For more on Red Dead Redemption 2‘s gameplay features, pre-order details and everything else you need to know, see the link.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is out October 26 on PS4, and Xbox One.

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