First off let me just say I have 0 interest in online / multiplayer components of console games. So whatever this game has to offer in that regard is of no use to me. As far as I am concerned Vice City was and is the Gold Standard when it comes to GTA game-play - diverse main missions and fun, somewhat open-ended side missions especially the profession-based ones (taxi, ambulance, etc.) ones. These are what made me fall in love with the series. Liberty City did a pretty good job both keeping this component in the game and also changing and adding to it (cop missions) in an interesting way. GTA V, however, is woefully lacking in the side mission department. The random encounters are for the most part pretty 'Meh' and most of the strangers and freaks side missions have neither the open-ended appeal nor the cash-earning element of prior games' side missions. The one exception would be Trevor's smuggling missions, which I played over and over since they were the only ones of their ilk and I could find no other way to earn $.
I kept begrudgingly doing the main missions with the hope that at some point they would open side missions that would create opportunities for me to earn $ with the characters but this never happened. The credits to the game rolled right around the time I was expecting to get some interesting side missions. For a game with 2 discs, the main story line is unbelievably short and unfulfilling.
And I truly do not understand why there all these properties listed for purchase that you can't afford until you finish the final mission. What is the point of that? Lastly, they built in this somewhat interesting accomplice structure for heists but then there are only like 3 missions in the entire game that utilize this system. I suspect it is used more heavily in the online component but then why have it in story mode if it is barely used.
Glad I opted to test-drive before out-right purchasing the game because it is not worth it imho.
REQUIRES 8 [EIGHT] GB for REQ. Install +more Saves
posted by hisuphola (SKOKIE, IL) Dec 9, 2013
Member since Jul 2007
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Not neccecarily givining the game a 2.0, but as it REQUIRES that install bs, just so people would not call them up and complain of long load times, it is b_.
Will probably change rating a bit if I get a 2.0 Flash Drive 16GB (what you need to get if your harddrive is not Big).
But Agian REQUIRES to be installed and 8GB at that (plus w/e amount for save(s) ) It will NOT at all play without instal, there is no: Please instal game for optimal performance etc... that Any other single huge named game says, It will NOT play at all without it_-->
Game Fly should put this game in download section or least Put in BOLD in title REQ. 8GB +
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.