Submitted by psvitamanfan 1106d ago | opinion piece

Is Grand Theft Auto V Being Over-Hyped?

Any article on the Internet right now stating GTA V will be awful, is complete bologna. I don’t understand where they’re getting the sense that it’s going to suck by these screenshot’s and surfacing details of the game’s details (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Prcko  +   1106d ago
NukaCola  +   1106d ago
I think the media has been jumping on it lately because of the limited information. I like that R* isnt trying to over expose this game and let it be a mystery, but maybe it's their intent to build hype secretly without fully revealing the game. The media will hype and troll all day long, but it's good to see how professional R* is being about this game. Makes me think it's gonna be a real winner.
blitz0623  +   1106d ago
Over the past week, all the hottest stories were related to the game. Overhyped definitely - but it's also because of how information is being relayed. Even the slightest of details is being reported and being analyzed and whatever.

Overhyped doesn't mean it doesn't deserve it, but it's VERY clear the hype meter of this game is way too high.
wastedcells  +   1106d ago
Hell no. Only a handful of games deserve all the hype they get and GTA is defiantly one of them.
Jinkies  +   1106d ago
Yeah it kind of is

People just seem to forget what hype did to us for GTA4, peope are already calling it GOTY and the est game ever, I mean come on.

Plus if you question something or have a little bit of constructive criticism you get mauled to death.

Remember GTA4 guys thats all im saying
BitbyDeath  +   1106d ago
GTAIV was crap in comparison though.
V is looking a lot more like Vice City which is the best thus far in the series... IMO
Jinkies  +   1106d ago
Yeah but at the time people thought GTA4 looked AMAZING, like the best GTA game ever. Sames hppening here

Even reviewers got sucked into the hype and handed the game perfect scores because of it
pr0digyZA  +   1106d ago
Yeah I can see it happening as well, people are already thinking of things they think are going to be in which raises their hype. Others saying it is going to be their best game ever.

The way I'm keeping hype down, is to just think of it as GTA 4 with planes and bicycles and a new map (although I really loved GTA 4 so for me its a good thing). I actually wish I didnt read anything on it, because I think that would be an amazing way to experience the game.
Dee_91  +   1105d ago
@jinkies what did hype do to gtaiv ? Who is "us" ? the small minority that didnt like the game ?
Im very confused by your comment or I dont have a clear understanding of "hype".
GTA is one of the biggest series ever so no.It should be receiving all of this attention.
come_at_me_bro  +   1105d ago
I think you guys are making some good points. I was burned on GTA4 too. Not a bad game, but man... my expectations were so high. I'm getting sucked back into the 5 hype, no doubt, but I'm being cautious. I love what I'm seeing with 5 so far, however limited it may be, and I think Rockstar has listened to fan complaints and want to make us happy. It looks like they're keeping the more realistic, serious GTA approach in narrative but working in the fun and freedom we all know and love with the series. THAT is why I'm hyped.
Razmossis  +   1105d ago

Go back and watch the GTAIV trailers, they don't show much. Gives you an idea of the graphical improvements and story, but nothing really about the content.

GTAV is showing us so much content already. I'm excited to do the things in see in the trailer, and to go to the places we've been shown. The content in the GTAV trailers warrant all this hype, GTAIV's trailers did not.
Abdou23  +   1106d ago
Yes, same as cod. Gamers are becoming the number one reason why Gaming industry is being ruined.
showtimefolks  +   1106d ago
go ahead click disagree but NO after watching the trailer today i know RS will release another master piece and move the open world genre in the right direction. also RS have said they expect the online aspect of GTA 5 to have the same Impact GTA 3 had for open world games last gen.

its rckstar:north how could they not make another great game when they have the track record to back it up
Avernus  +   1106d ago
Well tbh, what AAA title these days aren't super hyped? R* is among the best devs/ publishers out, and they show that quality > quantity.

So is it overhyped? Not imo, as GTAV is aiming to be the best in series, and that by itself is not an easy feat.
Hicken  +   1105d ago
Agreed. I think most games with ANY hype wind up being OVERhyped. It's rare that any game actually lives up to all the expectations a fanbase puts on it, and the more expectations, the more the game fails(though some fans are more reluctant to admit that- CoD, for example- than others).
claud3  +   1106d ago
It's ment to be, just like any game
MuhammadJA  +   1106d ago
Yes. And that's the problem with gamers. They keep overhyping. I'm not saying the game will be bad or anything, just that all this overhyping will led more people to have their own expectations of the game, which will lead to most people getting disappointed and how they prefer the older ones.

The cycle of overhyping will never end.
typeN8  +   1106d ago
Hell yes it is
Still gonna play?..hell yes I am
And so will you..hell yes you will
ethan  +   1105d ago
Hell you sure say hell a lot, lol
Conzul  +   1106d ago
Doubt it.
Rather, not as badly as AC3 was over-hyped.
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Blasphemy  +   1106d ago
The only game that I have played over the last six years that lived up to to the hype was MGS 4.
Ambraer  +   1106d ago
Pretty much yes, watched the trailer2 on you tube, over 65000likes with less than 400 views, game is making headlines at several sites even the bbc news site. Several comments like gtav gives me a boner, over 25million sales predicted, gratest game of all time etc all point to the hype.
Tornadobounce  +   1106d ago
It is if you let it. Just forget about it until it comes out. It will be gta3 all over again. Almost.
nevin1  +   1106d ago
For me, GTA 4 was a let down so I'll wait untill I play it.
Sketchy_Galore  +   1105d ago
I was blown away by the new trailer to the point that I have watched it probably 50 times today and even re-bought GTA4 digitally just to give myself the GTA fix it left me with but even I think people should keep in mind that Rockstar are the masters of amazing cinematic trailers. Go watch the fourth trailer for GTA4 (everyone's a rat) and compare it to the actual game. I'm one of the seemingly small number of people here who really liked GTA4 but in all honesty that trailer made it look waaaaaay more intense than it ended up being.

I still think GTA5 will be amazing. Judging by the improvements Rockstar have shown since the previous GTA I think this will be a very special game and probably the best game they have ever released. I just don't think it'll be quite as in your face awesometastic intense as the trailer makes it look.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   1105d ago
From what I have seen, most certainly not. After completing GTA4 complete edition on PS3, I'm very much looking forward to playing this.
Zerotino  +   1105d ago
But what mainstream game isnt? CoD, Halo, GTA etc, it all gets over hyped.
Now granted GTAV probably won't be a bad game (Not a fan of GTA myself but still) but its the hype which usually lets down games. If a game is hyped so much, and the idea doesn't work as well as people thought it would on paper, the game automatically is deemed bad. Less hype generally means more respectable reviews and opinions.

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