Submitted by Mystery-Food-X 948d ago | opinion piece

Should GTA V Bring Back the Lunacy?

Up until Grand Theft Auto 4, the GTA series was basically defined by massive sandboxes, crazy missions and so much to do it made your eyes spin. Whether it be stealing a tank while an army captain goes for a drink in Vice City or piloting an actual jetpack straight from under the noses of the military in San Andreas, they were games filled with humour and some of the most memorable missions in gaming history. (Culture, Dev, Grand Theft Auto V)

ApolloTheBoss  +   949d ago
YES. That's what made it fun playing: Doing things you can't do in real life. I prefer not to have realism in video games.
LOGICWINS  +   949d ago
So you wouldn't mind if several of the main characters in GTAV were talking animals?

What about killing an innocent bystander in broad daylight without ANY reaction from NPCs?

The realism is what makes GTA's world engrossing and immersive.
PoSTedUP  +   948d ago
san andres HD remake for the Vita please.
Patriots_Pride  +   948d ago
@Logig - so you like playing games that have you doing the following:

Get text messages and calls from your friends and gf.

Go bowling

Go on dinner dates with g@y dudes

Chat online at the internet cafe

watch cable tv in your apartment

spray your car with 4 diffrent colors

Buy used stuff to wear

Ride a Taxi

fight hobos

play darts

Shitty car and player controlling

Can fly planes

Can not explore the map until you progress a mission

Small map

Go play The Sims sounds like it right up your alley.
LOGICWINS  +   948d ago
^^Yeah, I enjoy playing the Sims as well.
Nexgensensation  +   948d ago
I just hope the main character isn't white
no offense! If anything the character should look like Ice T.
StraightPath  +   948d ago
nah gta is too classy for that now. But they still do it subtle. Saints row was a pile of garbage compared to gta games. Was fun for like hour or so?..the city in saints row 3 was absoulutely dull an not live.

gta should do fun stuff still though.
NastyLeftHook0  +   948d ago
gta is classy now huh? news to me. and gta is one of my favorite series, but it is not classy at all.
blackhammer  +   948d ago
The second Saints Row was more ridiculous than even GTA San Andreas. The Third went somewhere beyond...

GTA has not become too classy. Sequels in the GTA series don't really need to be measured to one another, because there is little to no continuity.

It can still go back and bring back some silly shit from San Andreas. We can still Beat the Cock.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   948d ago
If it allows very little realism then nothing would really seperate it from Saints Row.

GTA is in a league of itself and the reason why is because it's basically realistic even back along time ago, it was realistic at the time. Not like little details but it was realistic unless you put the cheats on.
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PoSTedUP  +   948d ago
i love realism, but i also love cheat codes. sometimes nothing is better than driving and killing a bunch of people without repercussions from the cops (haha that sounded sick). they need to make more cheat codes and the input easy inputable like gta3 VC and SA.
WeskerChildReborned  +   948d ago
Agreed Posted that's why i'm saying that they should keep it realistic but bring back the creative cheats that made past gen GTA games amazing.

I kinda disliked the lack of cheat variety in GTA IV and i hope that they let back a little bit and just be as creative as they use too.
Jio  +   949d ago
I'd rather it be a mix between insanity and realism like San Andreas. Not on the level of Saints Row the third where you're fighting Shark Heads and throwing kittens, but on the old GTA level with subtle humor and easter eggs and wacky side-missions.
user5467007  +   949d ago
Yeah there needs to be a balance

Fair enough if your allowed in GTAV to cycle a BMX or a car off a moutain and still manage to be alive when you hit the bottom but Shark Heads...throwing Kittens, Wacky over the top stuff like whats in SR3....no thanks.
IRetrouk  +   948d ago
Exactly what I want, a San andreas sequal with the improvements made in 4
smashcrashbash  +   948d ago
Agreed. GTA IV was way too serious for my taste. You don't have to go the wacky way of Saint Row but lighten up a bit. And no more friends calling you up every second to have drinks, please. That was annoying.
WeskerChildReborned  +   948d ago
Agreed completely, not on the level of Saints but still fun and realistic.
palaeomerus  +   948d ago
Yep. Without the silly stuff it's a pretty damned boring experience. And the TV stuff in 4 just wasn't enough silliness.
TheGamerCenturion  +   948d ago
I liked some of the realism but having a jet pack would be pretty freakin awesome while you fly over vinewood sign. Plus in multiplayer. It should be more realistic than insanity because it defines realistic problems but in a more video game world type way. Hell I love gta 4 and I dont vcare if V is more realistic just make the cars a little easier to drive please.
WeskerChildReborned  +   948d ago
No cause Saints Row has kinda made itself that but i do want GTA V to lay back on some realism and add just a bit of fun like maybe the cheats from SA where you can get a Jetpack like cheat mode would be unrealistic mode(obviously) and when you don't use cheats, it would be realistic mode cause i still like realism but sometimes i would like to choose from them.
SlapHappyJesus  +   948d ago

We have Saints Row for that, and they go further with it than I think Rockstar ever would.

I like the feel of IV. I feel it's the direction that the series needed to be taken in.
vortis  +   948d ago

The Lost and Damned did not need ridiculous humor, it was funny enough in some segments and had a great story to tell (better than most movies).

And while the story was kind of a side-errand for TBOGT the action and humor was there in spades. Rockstar balanced it out well in my opinion and their current direction is the right direction.

Saints Row The Third can only be enjoyed if you turn your brain off. GTA should not head down that road.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   948d ago
Well, I already have Just Cause 2 to satisfy my destruction craving.

If we could get a game with all the detail of Grand Theft Auto, the destruction and gameplay of Just Cause 2, and some of the comedic writing of Saints Row 3, we'd be set!
Psychotica  +   948d ago
Any "Saints Row The Third" stuff in GTA V would totally ruin it for me. If anything GTA V should be more serious like a crime drama on tv. That said there should be more freedom to do some fun things outside of the missions that a person might do in the real world.
SephirothX21  +   948d ago
There needs to be a balance between realism and fun. If a realistic element in the game reduces the overall quality of the game, then it should be removed or made less realistic. The problem with GTA IV was nothing to do with what it had but what it didn't have and I think Rockstar North will address that in V. The trailer certainly seems to suggest that they will.
Zichu  +   948d ago
I just want Vice City's Flash FM humor again. I don't want to game to be silly and over the top. GTA IV was more dark and serious compared to previous GTA games. Before they were colorful, funny and the missions had some humor to it.

TBoG added those colors to GTA IV which was great, from the games colors, I see this being a balance of seriousness, yet humorous.
thebudgetgamer  +   948d ago
I just want rampage missions back.
trenken311  +   948d ago
It would be very nice. They got a little too serious with GTA4 which really sucked some of the humor and fun out of the game. I hope they just get stupid again like they used to be.
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Tonester925  +   948d ago
This is the reason that I don't play Saints Row The Third as much as GTA IV.

Realistic gameplay with the comedy, distinct characters, and great music similar to the older GTA's would be nice.
_-EDMIX-_  +   947d ago
Its because they couldn't make a GTASA for next gen with all the same features and in HD.

GTASA took 5.2gigs on XB and PS2.

GTAIV took 6.8gigs on 360 and clearly had to on PS3 too.

To ask for the same GTA with all the crazy features in HD, in a bigger city, better AI, better physics etc. Was not going to happen. Its not possible based on 360 using the same format as the PS2 did. HDD install would be the only way for such a thing to happen.

One would have to be pretty slow in terms of technology understandings to beleive Rockstar just wanted to make a different GTA. After all these years? I mean really? So GTAV is magically bringing it all back JUST because?

LMFAO! There bringing it back because they clearly made a deal with MS to allow a HDD install for GTAV. So every GTA is wacky, zanny, has a bunch of features.....GTAIV realistic......GTAV back to the old GTA.

As if space wasn't an issue? LMFAO! If theres a HDD install for GTAV thats like 30gigs, theres your reason for why GTAIV was crappy and had less features.
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ab5olut10n  +   947d ago
pure nonsense. rockstar has been trending towards more mature material for a little while now. GTA4, RDR, Max Payne 3. either you're a troll or you're just not that smart and you don't know it.

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