I've just started playing this again as it was free on Epic Store, although i did definitely have it for PC before but no idea who with.
Coming off from an extensive play on Red Dead I am finding this to be showing it's age in controls and graphics. Even with mods.
On reflection the openness of Red Dead, small towns within a vast natural landscape hid a lot of the emptiness of GTA5. The grandscale of gta5, today at least, looks very void of anything meaningful. Pedestrains walk aimlessly, cars shunt across the empty roads. 100s of shops and buildings are nothing but a texture.
That said I did have to remind myself that the game is coming up to 7 years old now and I'll stick with it as im looking forward to it opening up later, flying planes again, bank heists and other elaborate missions.
This is less of a criticism of GTA5 and more of a praise for Red Dead I think. GTA5 has been stripped and refined and polished into a gaming world that feels full of life and adventure even after completing the story missions.
If there is any truth to the more episodic nature of GTA6 then this might allow for a fuller world as its without question a lot harder to strip and refine Red Dead into GTA6