What GTA V Has To Do To Regain Its Open World Crown

Samuel Horti: ''With a the release date just around the corner, the GTA V hype has begun. Here's my tips for the franchise to remain king...''

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ApolloTheBoss1978d ago

I don't recall GTA ever losing it.

ArmGunar1978d ago

Neither do I, GTA V will be awesome and to able to play with 3 characters differents just switching is pretty cool !

I understand the delay the game even if I was pretty sad ^^

xyyyr1978d ago

To be completely honest GTA 4 didn't grab me as much as the previous games. A part of me thought Rockstar had lost that quality that made their games stand out. That was until Red Dead Redemption which was fantastic, I am actually much more excited about a sequel to that game compared to GTA 5. My expectations are lower but I think that is a good thing because when the game comes out I will be even more satisfied with the end result, because everybody knows deep down it will be a great game... hopefully!

parkerpeters1978d ago

Actually, I would say that while not "losing" the crown, GTA is slipping slowly. GTA IV was quite a disappointment after how great GTA: SA was.

And with games like Saint's Row 3, and Sleeping Dogs, Rockstar has to really step up or GTA could really lose it's spot as number 1.

yess1978d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

Niether do i, but Just Cause 2 gave GTAIV some serious competition.

But again as they each have their different style, i don't see them trying to beat eachother.

Mr_cheese1977d ago

Should say, maintain, not regain.

Thatguy-3101977d ago

It never lost the crown as an open world game. The only thing I ask myself if it will have the same impact that it did before? GTA is a strong series but this Gen multiplayer has been a big component. I'm curious to see who wins this yr in sales COD or GTA. My money is on COD just for the fact that the series is the most selling this generation.

Good_Guy_Jamal1977d ago

Then you didn't play Red Dead redemption

ApolloTheBoss1977d ago

I did play it. Twice in fact. But what you should understand is that GTA IV set the foundation for RDR's great gameplay mechanics. If it wasn't for GTA, RDR wouldn't have existed.

KillrateOmega1977d ago

They haven't lost it yet, but they are losing ground. Saints Row and Sleeping Dogs are in a serious position to overtake them.

porkChop1977d ago

It's not that they've really "lost" it. It's just that with the Saint's Row series and with Sleeping Dogs, the genre has moved forward quite a lot. Those games do a lot of things better than GTA, or do things that GTA doesn't do at all.

Some examples:
- kickass melee combat (SD)
- coop (SR)
- tight story that doesn't lose its focus (SD)
- customization (SD & SR)
- buying cars (SD & SR 1/2)
- upgrade abilities (SD & SR)
- cars that don't drive like boats (SD)

It would be great if GTA V could take some inspiration from some of these things. I mean, we've seen GTA borrow features from other open world games before. The cop system in GTA IV was ripped straight from Scarface: The World Is Yours (great fuckin game).

But the main point is, a lot of people were disappointed with GTA IV. It was a good game, but it paled in comparison to previous GTA games, and there was a huge reduction in content. Rockstar needs to step up their game and really push themselves. Unlike the PS2 era, they have some serious competition these days. So while they haven't "lost" their crown, it isn't safe/secure either.

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claud31978d ago

this article makes no sense

steve30x1978d ago

GTA V didnt lost the crown because its not released yet.

ShugaCane1978d ago

That was one boring read.

phinch1978d ago

all it has to do it release

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