I have that trilogy unplayed too. Always worried if I start it they're going to announce a re-mastered trilogy. Probably should just jump into it. I believe EA recently said they weren't going to do it, like in September or something.
I'm not sure why I never played it. I like westerns. I think Rockstar as a company has never really gotten my interest, though I know this isn't just GTA. Anyway, I bought the GOTY edition quite a while back, but things being as they are I've been slow to tackle it. Maybe because I know it'll be a long haul. It might be a good November game, though.
Called it. It would be a very Nintendo thing to do. But yeah, you don't want to introduce too many concepts right away. Just keeping it looking like super traditional controls and emphasizing that's the default state is a good idea. But I've always liked how the Wii was very adaptable to different situations. Using a nunchuck vs. not, classic controllers, sideways, and all of that. This seems similar, but done even better, because it's grounded in a very standard base, and it's all wireless. Though that does mean a battery in each module, huh? Maybe I'm looking at $30+ for my extra Joy Con. I'll still buy it.
Watched the trailer. That...really does look good. I really should play that game. I absolutely love these sorts of outdoor environments. The shot with the river snaking away into the distance and the sun through the trees. Positively pornographic.