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GF Rating
8.9

1949 ratings

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GF Rating
3

Bad

GTA V, Too Obsessed With "Realism"

posted by taintedwisdom (YUCAIPA, CA) Dec 16, 2013

Member since Dec 2013

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Despite featuring aspects from both GTA San Andreas & IV, GTA V is kind of it's own entity, but not in a good way. If you liked IV's leaning more towards realism, slow & tedious character movement, & cover based combat then you'll want to violate this game's disc. If you want to have fun, not die the second you enter a fight, not constantly experience disconnects between realism & game mechanics, not waste time with underdeveloped modes, or have basic features be outright absent then go back & play San An. again or play Saint's Row IV. Ever since GTA IV Rockstar seems to have had a VERY unhealthy obsession with realism & this game is no different, if anything it's getting worse. The world is breathtaking & the gameplay moreso because you'll be shouting in frustration from all the times you die unexpectedly. Death comes in SECONDS, especially if you're not prepared. After chasing a car I personally died before I could even get out of the car! Ever since GTA III Rockstars maps have been getting bigger & making it harder to find avenues of escape from police or just get from point A to point B without planning a road trip & it's worse than ever in V. You can lose police at 1 or 2 stars with ease by following traintracks if you stumble across them but you might as well reload your file if you get 3+ because the helicopters apparently have jet rockets because you can be doing 100mph & have one right on your tail. Speaking of reloading it's impossible to quit/restart a mission, so if you can't quickly fail intentionally you'll have to kill yourself, lose the ammo used, & 5 grand for hospital expenses. Seriously! It took Rockstar like a decade to grasp the complex art of mid-mission checkpoints & now they're not just late to the party they're proactively omitting BASIC FEATURES! With the character limit I can't even continue listing all the things wrong with this... thing, just don't buy it, rent it & give it a chance if you MUST but if you have doubts DON'T buy.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

awesome views

posted by crunchyedg (MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Sep 20, 2013

Member since Dec 2008

7 out of 11 gamers (64%) 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.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

good and bad

posted by strunknate (CANADENSIS, PA) Jan 31, 2014

Member since Jan 2014

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

I did like gta 5 but it was confusing and got boring within the first few days of having it. it is full I mean full of high pitch little kids on there microphones screaming and yelling it annoyed me so much and the game is not very fun unless you are playing with friends or you have a mic if not I do not recommend this game.

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