Seriously, 97 on Metacritic for a game that has so many problems, both big and small.
I will let this link (does have spoilers) go over them, controls, story problems, and game direction problems, they nail it on the head.
#1 is especially important, and ensures this game is below The Witcher 3 and Breath of the Wild's greatness.
Once again, critics show their bias towards Rockstar, and now I am so sick of it, I do not trust gaming critics anymore. RDR2 has so many problems, and critical ones too, they are overlooked when corrupt critics rush out the reviews before game release, singing nothing but praise but being willfully ignorant of major flaws that anger gamers. This is a circle jerk plain and simple.
RDR2 not only does not fix the problems with the first game and the Rockstar formula, its made worse by having elements that enhance their clash of gameplay elements and makes it in a way that its not fun. I do think the story overall is better than the first, but it so underwhelming and cliched overall.