I actually loved the game. Though I was never a console player, when Sony had their PS3 cracked, I got the console. I did think "yay, lots of interesting games to play on my 1080p TV for free".
There indeed were many games, none were 1080p and mostly it was "meh" for me. As a fully fledged PC gamer I did not really like em. But RDR was different. I actually enjoyed hunting. It was the first thing I did in the game, hunting deer, even shot down an eagle (pure luck).
It was a challenge for me and initially I did wonder how other people made it look so easy.
Then I found the auto-aim button.
Coming from PC background I did not expect it. So yeah the game was hard and fun for the first hour or so
I also hope RDR2 will have a proper PC port, but it's RDR, we might get it 5 years after initial release.