Definitely a valid point, I agree, and feel the same way about a lot of movies and shows these days. But RDR2 isn't quite that black and white, at least as much of the story as I've played. I haven't finished. You are certainly still a member of an outlaw band trying to make a living, but Arthur does get to make choices. But whether or not you get narrowed down in options and have to ultimately play it out as the bad guy, not sure. That would be a spoiler I suppose!I think I'm skipping RDR2, just tired of having to play the bad guy or an 'anti-hero' in so many AAA games. I know it's got a morality system of some kind, but my understanding is you still play all the main story missions as an outlaw, robbing and murdering. I get it's a game and I don't have moral outrage about it, I think I've just got 'main character asshole' fatigue.
Not saying that to convince you to play it, just commenting on my experience with it so far.
I will say that in the online gameplay the good guy content seems considerably more lacking and repetitive than the bad guy options. For an online open world I'd like there to be more ways to make a lawmaker or at least law abiding citizen's living. Doing bounties is fine, but they get pretty repetitive.