posted by crunchyedg (MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Sep 20, 2013
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (60%) 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.
I bought this game a few weeks after it came out. The first thing was that the story is pretty decent and it is a huge world. There is a short summary on the story mode.
Cops- are smarter and will get you for stupid things this game makes you think about how to get away.
Online- Some people are cool and awesome just playing missions and what not, others are D---s and just go around killing other players the population online is at least half ten years old or just plain ignorant. They say things like " I'm Going to get you (Enter Racial Slur)". Oh and underage rampant with mics. I listened to all the people until I found out you can turn off the mics so if you play online I highly suggest turning off the mics because it will save alot of headache. But on the whole a decent game for story mode, horrible online glitch ahoy kicks and cannot connect to the cloud. Be wary if your getting it for the online wait until next month it may be patched enough to actually work right.
Hardcore players that hide behind gamertags and user names go on youtube and type in gta online and that will be the people who play this. P.S. You are going to be homeless online because to buy a house is 98,000 dollars to over 100,000 the money is tight in the game all around
The truth hurts but that's just how it is from my perspective do not try to deny it if you play all the game you will know i am speaking the truth