gamers (76%) found this review helpful
Grand Theft Auto doesn't need any introduction. Everyone knows about this title regardless if they ever played it. The third person title places another chapter inside of the GTA platform and Rockstar has made yet another gem.
You assume the role of 3 characters... Michael - A successful, retired robber that was a professional in his trade. Franklin - A young upcoming criminal, that is tired of gang activities and wants to make real cash with real opportunities. Trevor - An edgy, Ex-Air force pilot, and former accomplice of Michael's who had fallin through the cracks of society.
These three band together to make the quick dollar by pulling sophisticated Heists... Out for the big scores they will do anything to get the job done.
There is many twists to the story, but I don't want to ruin it.
The replay-value is very high... There is multiple standpoints in the story; the world reacts different to each character. You will find random spontainous events happen... Creating a rich illusion of a living world. With different choices you can make, in each character.
Graphics are insane... Characters start sweating from being outside... Physical motion of the character has a very life like approach. The tire sounds(driving on different terrain), in cars... Have a very appealing realism to it... Many small perfections and a vast world of rich detail.. GTA V has to offer.
You have so much to do... This is a game, you will want to start over from a few hours from playing, because you will feel like there is more story you missed... Just from having so much OTHER things you can do.
Massive world; Character skills can level-up/progress; You can fly aircraft; buy properties; customize vehicles; go off roading; play golf, tennis, darts; rob stores; Do the in-game stock market... Drive around be a taxi-driver for quick cash... Rockstar did a marvelous job... Plus all of that is online too.
posted by crunchyedg (MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Sep 20, 2013
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
I'm going to take a different tack from others that have reviewed this game. I rated it high because it’s pure eye candy. I decided that I wasn't going to do missions right away so I just started exploring. I would climb a mountain look around and see an even bigger mountain. So I'd point the car or truck downhill and aim for a ridge that looked like I could catch air off of. I did this over and over; trashing cars, tumbling down mountain slopes and over cliffs to a fiery explosive death, and having to go steal a new car just to go do it again. The map is huge, the mountains are huge, and the coral and marine life is amazing quality. Yes, I took time to go swimming in the ocean, even did some cliff diving. Too bad it was shallow and I died. LOL!! I also hunted deer, coyotes, cranes, and birds that were flying too high and far away to identify. To be honest I think a person could play for months without seeing everything there is to see and if you only stick to missions you're going to miss just how brilliant this environment is. In my book, this is a buy.
Make no mistake, GTA 5 is a crime simulation first and foremost, which means care must to be taken to keep the kiddies out of the room while playing a game like this. The profanity flows as freely as the animation of the characters and the exaggerated gang banger antics of Franklin's friend Lamar can at times produce a roll of the eyes. This could of course garner the attention of a politician or two looking to reignite the debate on violence in video games, and one could hardly argue with them on the "violence" part since GTA 5 is indeed a violent video game that should be kept from those with impressible minds.
That being said, the game is an impressive technological feat, and it's sometimes hard to believe that it could been done on 6+ year old hardware. Physics and lighting have improved substantially over GTA 4.
However, since Rockstar has decided to return to its San Andreas roots with RPG style character leveling, the movement and controls of your character can feel a little sluggish at first until you level them up and increase their endurance, running speed, strength, etc. This will of course make those that still have GTA 4 fresh in their minds feel that GTA 5 is a slower paced game, but as stated early this is only temporary.
All in all, GTA 5 is a great "swan song" for current gen systems, and I'm pretty sure people will still be playing it even after the next gen systems hit the market.