Submitted by ScamperCamper 765d ago | opinion piece

Why GTA 5 will be the greatest video game in history

To be the greatest it takes more than just sales. It takes time and development. Rare's GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark for the N64 shares some similarities to what Rockstar has done with GTA V. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

claud3  +   765d ago
Yes it is a perfect end to this gen, but we need to play it first before we give it that title
Maddens Raiders  +   765d ago
Totally agreed with claud3.
Lord_Sloth  +   765d ago
I agree but I can't see a downside to the game at this point. The online looks amazing too! I look forward to playing this game with my brothers.
AbortMission  +   765d ago
I totally disagree with disagreeing with claud3 Lol
timl241  +   765d ago
Well it would have to be better than The Last Of Us, and I just can't see that.

TLOU did something that not a lot of game do and that is have the characters connect to the player. I'm not so sure GTA will do that and that's because you play as 3 people. How can you really connect when you're switching from character to character? GTA will be a great game, but not even close to the greatest of all time. And certainly not close to TLOU.
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christian hour  +   765d ago
As well as that, GTA's stories and characters tend to be characatures or spoofs on american culture of their respective timelines, so to expect the story or characters to have the same impact or underlying messages on par with TLOU is a bit outlandish.

Personally I'd give my GOTY to The Last Of Us because it was a fresh experience. GTA will always be GTA.
Conzul  +   765d ago
At this point it'll be like pitting perfection against perfection....meaning it'll come down to personal preference or genre-preferrance.

♥ TLoU for me though ♥
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axerated  +   765d ago
I totally agree about the characters being the integral part of the experience, but I also think that this game has the potential to give us that connection. The way I see it is that the characters in the last of us spoke to us in the way that characters in a book or award winning film might; they are limited in number and completely fleshed out but in a somewhat condensed timeframe. I can see the characters in GTA 5 being more reliant on the gradual unravelling of their backgrounds/personalities through repeated exposure, more like say the sopranos or breaking bad, taking a longer time to show all aspects of their characters before we're able to recognise how we feel about them. Or something like that...
dboyc310  +   765d ago
Exactly! GTA isn't known for it's engaging story or deep characters. GTA is basically known for how well the world feels in the game. Have no doubts that it will make an impact in ragrds to open world but narrative wise the game wont touch TLoU or even Bioshock Infinite.
HammadTheBeast  +   764d ago
Unfortunately, The Last of Us is in a weird spot. Everyone knows it's an amazing game, it's more than proven itself.

But it's an exclusive. So you have people who say it's the best for that reason only, and others who say GTA V is better because they've never played it, and don't know the experience.

GTA V looks to be amazing, what GTA IV should've been. Ballad of Gay Tony was a great step in the right direction, I can't wait to see the game in 2 weeks.
JustPlay4  +   764d ago
We don't need to compare the two, they are and will be the best of this gen no mader what,
Gster  +   765d ago
This game will evolve into a map the size of the world. It has the potential to run for years. GTA 5 will more than likely see its way onto next gen consoles. GTA online will definitely be there so as the game will be capable of running a map of this scale. What we see now is probably just the tip of the iceberg. Think about it, running on much more inferior machines with 256mb of ram @ present, and coming onto machines that are 10x more powerful, with 8000mb of ram. The possibilities hold no bounds for R* :)

Here is an interview that CVG had with Leslie Benzie, president of R* nrth. These guys have went to town on GTA V in terms of analysis and every piece of information they could get on the game. The interview is long, but if you have the time I would really recommend you take a listen. Its mindblowing!
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tristanwerbe  +   764d ago
wanna bang?
Campy da Camper  +   764d ago
I don't think she does lil smokies.
ape007  +   765d ago
GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark is perhaps the two greatest FPS games ever

GTA V looks to be one of the greatest games ever, british developers are some of the best

DK, GE007, Banjo, Perfect dark, GTA, burnout, shadow man(N64), conker etc..

almost every big British game is a 10 out of 10
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ScamperCamper  +   765d ago
Never thought about the UK connection. Good point! Heck, great point!
Majin-vegeta  +   765d ago
R* is British?I thought there HQ was based in the U.S?

@Ape oh ok i see now.
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ape007  +   765d ago
yep R* north is British , the team that make GTA games is Scottish, they were DMA design in the past, they made great games in the past like Body Harvest and silicon Vally, both these games were "GTA" at heart

the last game they made under the "DMA Design " name was GTA 3 and they changed that "DMA" intro in the Xbox version (gta double pack in 2003)
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fossilfern  +   765d ago
Yeah its British, RS North is up in Scotland.
Psychotica  +   765d ago
The HQ is in New York, but this was created by the folks in their British division
Blastoise  +   765d ago
You forgot LBP!

But I agree, GTA V is gonna rock
mafiahajeri  +   765d ago
Dang I hope MM are working on LBP3 that game has so much charm. I still remember playing the originals beta, good times...
lnvisibleMan  +   765d ago
@ ScamperCamper and Majin-vegeta

The president and vice president of Rockstar, Sam Houser & Dan Houser are British. They used to work for a british publisher called BMG Interactive before being purchased by the American publisher Take two. Sorry that I cant give you specific dates.
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   765d ago
So far it looks like its right up there with GTA:SA for me.
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DeletedAcc  +   765d ago
Tlou is
mafiahajeri  +   765d ago
Gta V will have something to say about that.
The_Devil_Hunter  +   765d ago
The Last of Us and GTA are both different games but I would prefer TLoU any day over a sandbox videogame.
MysticStrummer  +   765d ago
Some people prefer the more focused games instead of open worlds. My little brother is one of them.

As usual, it's all about opinions.
MestreRothN4G  +   765d ago
Even though I hope the crystal ball statement to be true, this is one of the worse articles I've read recently. Guesses are thrown there like facts and most of them are there "because I say so".

Like "Sure it will come to PC, PS4 and XBox One"... because I say so. And "GTA V is the game with more resources and time on development ever"... #fact!

Awful writer. Awful article. No commitment at all with real information.
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Wni0  +   765d ago
But it will get clicky click. clickies!
Alexander24  +   765d ago
FF7 and Kingdom Hearts are the best games ever IMO.
thebudgetgamer  +   765d ago
Greater than Super Mario World? That's a tall order.
thelaughingwiseman  +   765d ago
Too many great games.
ape007  +   765d ago
agreed, too many games can be called "best game this gen"
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claud3  +   765d ago
I agree the game looks incredible and all the features it comes with... I am a huge and i mean huge GTA fan and i would defending them always

But i need to play it first before i give it the greatest game in history award
CrimsonStar  +   765d ago
Lol the internet will explode when its time to announce GOTY winners .1000 TLOU vs GTA5 articles incoming .
TrollCraftTales  +   765d ago
I really think it will be up there with Half Life, we need to play it first, but imagine if HL3 came out around the same time, even though it won't, what if it did... GTA5 vs. Half Life 3 for Game of our Lifetimes...
Max-Zorin  +   765d ago
A lot of great games coming. GTA V coming soon, the new Batman, etc. Women will be getting no love this Fall.
i8urCAKE  +   765d ago
As much as i liked the story of TLOU, it ended, it's over. But with GTAV, life goes on , there's a new story to be told eveytime you play. If TLOU had like a 100 hours+ story that is good to the very end then i would be like "Damn, this is THE GAME i will remember" but no TLOU was a good story that lasted like 12 hours and it has ended. This is just my opinion.. For me GTAV will be THE GAME
Psychotica  +   765d ago
TLOU was an excellent game and I really enjoyed it, but it's linear and the same thing every time you play it. A huge open world full of life and a variety of things to do like GTA 5 beats a linear game every time for me.
TesMgsFan  +   765d ago
Gta V will not be the greatest video game of all time just the best Open world of all time. You need perfection for that title
Another game with the same over done wannabe gangster plot with the same missions done over and over again? and you're gonna give it the title "greatest video game in (history)"? have you gone full retard?
Gigaguy777  +   764d ago
Talk about arrogance.
SegaGamer  +   764d ago
Exactly, no one game can be called the greatest game ever. We all have different tastes.
ScamperCamper  +   764d ago
I disagree with you guys. Sales, scale, months played, depth, features, etc are all measurable as to what is the greatest game. No video game has the scale of gta 5 and in that way, it's never been seen before.
jjb1981  +   764d ago
14 days, 5 hours and 53 minutes... Tick tock..
_FantasmA_  +   764d ago
GTA? No way. Its a sequel. I'm going to let you enjoy GTA, but Deus Ex was probably the best game of all time!!!
Leonex  +   764d ago
Your God Damn Right....
fsfsxii  +   764d ago

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