posted by 3rd_St_Saint (POWELL BUTTE, OR) Dec 14, 2013
Member since Nov 2011
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Having rented this game since the day it came out, I have this to say:
Blatantly sexist overtones, Republican humor, less melee options than IV and being able to do little more than kill civilians round out the things wrong with the game.
Single player's pretty solid, aside from how short it is if you just blaze through it. The world feels fairly detached from you in ways that Saint's Row minimized, and there isn't a whole lot of humor worth laughing about outside of Franklin's homies and Main missions.
Things this game got right are the planning and prep-work involved in performing heists. When you experience it, you'll know and appreciate the authenticity.
Regenerative health and bullet damage. Bullets kill you rather quickly, and health only regenerates half-way.
Creator map for Races/Deathmatches. Simple interface once you learn it; a blast if you've got a vision.
Ability to create a girl in multiplayer. Go online for help to make her pretty; trust me - you'll be glad you did.
Basic gun modifications.
Real estate and car modifications/insurance.
Good game overall and pretty... but it's collecting dust. After single player, it becomes more of the same irreverent Multiplayer 'fetch it' quests or 'shoot this group' missions. Feels as familiar as rampaging on GTA III or Vice City all over again. I'm not a big fan of the Trevor antics (I know a town full of people like he and Wade) and I'm still waiting for multiplayer heists (which may make this game a 7 overall).
To be honest this game gets old fast. After the initial awe of the gorgeous LA visuals and first few missions you get the gist of what you will be doing the rest of the game. Go here, kill person A, grab loot, leave. You can obviously jack around and just kill cops and create general mayhem but it gets old fast...iit might have been fun when San Andreas came out but this is 2k13.
That's where the online comes in. If im going to be running around shooting at stuff it might as well be at other players and with friends. The one thing I will say is the apartment/vehicle element to online is the ONLY saving grace. I legitimately enjoyed collecting vehicles and customizing them (partially because I used the LSC glitch and had enough to buy the Adder, etc.).
unfortunately online is ridiculously boring when it comes to gameplay, missions, and racing. You know...the actual GAME. You can only run around and gun so many people down and go so many repetitive online missions which involve monotonous tasks like drive here, collect loot, kill ambush. The missions now don't pay all that well considering how boring they are.
Overall this game is pretty overrated. Has great graphics but the gameplay and online mode are supremely boring.