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Submitted by Scholla 938d ago | opinion piece

Wow it’s funny how the gaming community is divided over GTA V direction

SchollA from Console ControllUs writes:
No lie, I sometimes feel like I’m the only one who likes GTA IV, like I’m the only one who appreciated Rockstar’s direction to the game in regards to tone and the more mature approach the company took.

Now I know that’s not true but more often than not I hear a resounding “Bring back San Andreas” style gameplay, with gamers still feeling that GTA San Andreas was the best in the series. I used to wonder why people loved GTA III or San Andreas over GTA IV now I’m starting to realize why. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

wishingW3L  +   938d ago
I have never been a fan of the GTA franchise but this new one has me very interested, so I'm pretty much a newcomer. ;)
Derekvinyard13  +   938d ago
You won't be disappointed dude, it is such an excellent franchise, The GTa games are worth every penny you spend on them. and if you can dont listen to the people on this site about the past gta games, for some reason they hate rockstar games and act as if gta 4 is the only game they made which isn't even that bad. I highly recommend gta San Andreas if you haven't played it already
theDECAY  +   937d ago
GTA IV wasn't bad at all. Pretty great game. Not as good as San Andreas, but still a great game.
FlameHawk  +   937d ago
GTA IV was terrible, I have played GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas and always had fun, I barely had any fun playing IV.
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   937d ago
I have been playing GTA since the first one on PS1 and loved them all
badz149  +   937d ago
"great" is an overstatement if describing GTA IV. it's a good game but FAR from great!
zeal0us  +   937d ago
To be honest I really don't think the game community divide but rather it's a small minority voicing their opinion. If we're divided wheres the constants articles about backlash over GTA 5? Heck the worse I've seen is "Will Saint's Row 4 takes GTA 5's crown."
yeahokchief  +   937d ago
rockstar games are a class act and uber polished.

it's not that you won't be disappointed. it's that you'll be overblown and amazed. they do this thing where they keep the media completely blind so you dont get to hear about whats going on. but then you play the game and you're like OMG this is mindblowingly awesome.

you are going to be so overwhelmed even as a newcomer but especially if you've played previous games in the series because you just dont expect a company to overdeliver the way they do. from 2 to 3 to 4 to 5 each numbered game has been a HUGE step up in multiple areas of the games features, grahpics and innovations. theres a reason that me and my friends preorderd the $150 collectors edition whereas i usually buy the cheaper version of games. every other game this year ive gotten for $10-40.

and yeah i agree with zeal0us. there really is no divide in my opinion. ive played in the social club events and check their articles. its all to draw attention or something. no doubt in my mind that any fears or doubts will be gone once people play it
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RedHawkX  +   937d ago
those who dont like gta are either not gamers. are younger then 12 so they never really played it untill gta 4. or they suck at gta games. I for the life of me cant understand why someone wouldnt like open world games where you can do many different things. There is also no other console game ever created with the comedy humor and weird characters like gta. I just dont get the people who dont like it its like really. maybe they have A.D.D attention deficit deisorder so the game is just to big for them or somthing
anticlimax  +   937d ago
As someone with ADD, you're full of crap. The way games are designed, it means you're nearly never distracted (in fact, the constant short term goals and rewards make it ideal) just like it doesn't matter that you have ADD when you're playing football.

People (obviously not me) who dislike the series usually:
- dislike this kind of humour
- don't like the shooting parts
- don't like games allround
Starbucks_Fan  +   937d ago
I don't get the negative feedback. This looks to be a fantastic game and a big step up from GTA IV.
aiBreeze  +   937d ago
Felt the same way. Rockstar could have easily gone the easy route and copy the exact formula we are used to with GTA but instead they went all out to create potentially one of the best experiences this gen.
IanVanCheese  +   937d ago
I wasn't aware there was any division, everyone thinks it looks amazing last I checked.
ColinZeal  +   937d ago
Give them time and gamers will turn on anything. But this early? Wow - I´m impressed.
slimeybrainboy  +   937d ago
I honestly havent seen a bad comment online either. I felt sketchy about the three characters but after seeing it I think it looks great like 3 GTA's in one. I'm just annoyed it's not on next gen too!
Pushagree  +   937d ago
GTA V probably has the most positive feedback pre-release than any other game I can remember this generation. The "divide" they are talking about is just to create a strawman for hits apparently.
Scholla  +   937d ago
Guys, Guys, Guys, you really need to read the article.

Y'all are missing the point this is not a division on whether GTA V will be good or not, this divide I speak of is based off recent news that hinted it might go the GTA IV route in terms of tone

Another words the "divide" is over what -- key word "direction" gamers want the series to go in not the game itself. Heck even this thread proves the point.

What gamers are actually divided over is some want GTA V to play more like the past GTA's, before GTA IV but some don't have a problem with V playing like IV.

It's a deep article I take it to different places to invoke thought. Like what Rockstar might want over what the people want, you know the classic battle, artistry over business.

Amongst other things.

That's why at the end I pose the question "which direction would you prefer GTA V go in?"

I again implore you to read and not try to guess where a point is going based on a title.
MiasmaDodo  +   937d ago
3 characters offered without

A Latino, Asian, Female

jesus christ Rockstar just give us create a character already!!!
MrTrololo  +   937d ago
Play Saint Row then if you want to create your own character
MiasmaDodo  +   937d ago

who the hell are you to tell me what too play?
Nafon  +   937d ago
The voice acting goes with the character, so create a character wouldn't work. They shouldn't have to use diversity for the sake of diversity.
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NihonjinChick  +   937d ago
The game is fine without it. As MrTrololo said, play Saints Row if that's what you want.

Plus, a character created wouldn't fit in with the game the way Rockstar writes their stories.
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MysticStrummer  +   937d ago
I agree with the point about the story, but for multiplayer I'd rather be able to make a character than have unlockable skins like we got with GTA4 and RDR. I'm sure that's what we'll get again though.
Shaaunyb  +   937d ago
Can't delete this comment -.-
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Shaaunyb  +   937d ago

And who are you to tell people what to put in their games?
Man-E-Faces  +   937d ago
Bingo! How can you make a game in this day and age in San Andreas yet not include a Mexican protagonist? Doesn't make sense and reeks of ignorance from Rockstar 2 whites, 1 black was just likely thrown in to make it seem like there's diversity there, don't bother with this game, it's for punk teens who want to pretend(wannabees) to live a criminal life and non parented kids. I can't think of any reason a civilized adult would want to play this overrated franchise, and that's that!
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   937d ago
Grow up, and that's that!
Man-E-Faces  +   937d ago
I am grown up, that's why I can see right through Rockstars bs, you think the glorification of gang's, drug cartels, the mafia is okay? Heads being decapitated by cartels, babies/children being stuffed with drugs to smuggle across the border, getting shot to death for being from a different neighborhood, innocent children caught in driveby's etc. Please, don't try to tell me to grow up just because your a man child who gets a kick out of pretending to be a bad ass in a video game that exploits the criminal lifestyle. GTA games are trash! Video games should be about art, imagination not this crap, nope sorry.
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NihonjinChick  +   937d ago
I think GTA is pretty fun and I have never even thought about committing a crime in real life. I also had no problems with my parents.

Why are you getting this bent up about video game NPCs getting killed and the characters committing crimes?

No actual people are harmed and no actual laws are broken. You're ranting for nothing.
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Man-E-Faces  +   937d ago
It's only fun and games until you stick your shoe in the poo(shit) ever heard of that phrase? Rockstar makes millions off of the glorification of the criminal life style it's not right, the same with COD and the glorification of the U.S military. I don't support these kinds of unimaginative tastless games they contribute nothing to the gaming industry but glorification/promotion of violence, I support games with creative art from the mind and you should too.
anticlimax  +   937d ago
There is no scientific research as of yet to indicate that the portrayal of violence or a certain lifestyle will make you behave in that way.
Which means people are capable of playing a gangster in a game and still realizing real-life gangsters are criminals and need some serious arresting.

But most importantly, not every game needs to be Le Louvre-worthy art. We don't need games to remind us of the core of our existence. We need to have fun. Taking this to seriously (that includes racial correctness in character choice) kind of ruines it.
omi25p  +   937d ago
Who the hell are you to complain about the race or gender of a character.

If you want to play as an Asian female go create your own damn game.

Also Just so you know.

GTA IV BOGT Luis Lopez: Mexican

GTA ChinaTown Wars Huang Lee: Asian
Doctor_Freeman  +   937d ago
I've been playing the GTA series since the very beginning, but I guess have been growing out of it. I'm hoping GTAV is what pulls me back.
MrTrololo  +   937d ago
None of the GTA games has dissapoint me except GTA IV. It good that GTA V go back to the San Andreas root
ape007  +   937d ago
i don't understand why some hated IV, GTA IV upgraded every single aspect of the gta series (quality wise), it might be a bit heavier to control but the difference in game quality between IV and san andrease is mind blowing, gta IV got the series completely out of the cheap feeling seen in old gta games, now don't get me wrong, vice city and san andreas are better than IV overall( vice city is the best gta ever) but IV is amazing and the second most important game in the series after gta 3

now GTA V look like the ultimate GTA
MysticStrummer  +   937d ago
I loved GTA4. The city itself was amazing. I think most people who don't like it just missed the craziness of the other GTAs, but the darker story went well with the more "realistic" tone.
JaredH  +   937d ago
GTA4 added depth to the game world (wheels popping after burning out, guys grabbing door handles when being car jacked, deeper and more engrossing story, etc.) but imo it added no depth at all to the gameplay. There was nothing to spend money on, the shooting mechanics weren't great, there was little amount of side things to do (other than the generic open world side stuff and small games like bowling).

I started replaying GTA4 and am having trouble getting through it because it's just boring imo. A game can have a realistic world (and driving) but it doesn't make it fun imo.

The GTA4 expansions were better than the actual main GTA4 campaign to me also.

GTAV looks great to me because it seems like it's going to have a great amount of fun gameplay and side stuff yet still have a great story like GTA4.
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Master-H  +   937d ago
Imo the only thing GTA IV upgraded quality-wise was the graphics . everything else felt inferior to the past GTAs to me , the missions are bland and repetitive (mostly car chases tbh) in IV unlike the fun & crazy ones in Sand Andreas and VC, the characters were much cooler in the previous ones, the game didn't have that sense of humor the old ones had, also the driving felt way off to me , felt like i was driving a huge truck the whole time, i was actually glad when i finished it because i wanted it to end. but that might be just me, i enjoyed the Gay Tony DLC much more tbh even though it was short ,when i bought my ps3 and bought IV with it i had such hopes and it disappointed me , i even enjoyed Mafia 2 more .

However GTA V looks like a clear improvement and i'll definitely be picking it up .
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anticlimax  +   937d ago
And god, that dating/bowling stuff was horrid.
MattyG  +   937d ago
Wow, it's funny how terrible the title of this article is. Seriously, if you're going to write a piece like this, (which isn't even accurate. I've seen little to no division in the gaming community about GTAV) at least make a headline that doesn't sound like a YouTube comment.
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PinkFunk  +   937d ago
Yup. Bubble for sense.
Grimhammer00  +   937d ago
I vaguely remember was not good.
Driving felt off to me at least. And I remember fetch quests were its bread n butter.

Little things like armoured cars couldn't be jacked open unless that was the mission you were on.

Yet I prepaid gta5 hoping to get into it this time.
crazyeightz  +   937d ago
Yet another article trying to create a story. The author is making this out to be some sort of 50/50 civil divide. No dude, don't take opinions from 2% of the comments and making it out to be this huge controversy. GTA 5 is going to be fantastic if it lives up to it's hype.

Oh and a good majority of GTA fans HATED the stupid RPG elements of San Andreas like having to stop what you're doing every half an hour just to bench press????? There's a reason why Rockstar never used it again because most gamers hated it.
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anticlimax  +   937d ago
Ugh, the bench pressing. RPG elements aren't bad tho, they just turned it into a chore. Being able to customize the way your character plays is always to my liking.
mopground  +   937d ago
i actually thought san andreas was the worst of the 3d gtas. uh oh! here they come!@!
Rockstar_5  +   937d ago
What a shock people are complaining LOL

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