posted by nastymacaa (GAINESVILLE, FL) Jan 3, 2014
Member since Apr 2009
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
fun to play but rockstar makes online life such a drag. low payouts on missions...and hackers galore roaming with god modes and tanks. lame some sessions are ok but trust me you will end up in a lobby with god modders and they will give you money and then u get sent to the cheaterpool. wow.
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
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.
posted by taintedwisdom (YUCAIPA, CA) Dec 16, 2013
Member since Dec 2013
gamers (60%) 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.