It doesn't get black people, it doesn't like women and it tuts at things like Facebook and iPhones. What happened to you GTA? You used to be cool.
Yikes! Here comes the Hits! Lol at his Overall Comment, " Do your worst: Yell at me in the comments, send me threatening emails or start a petition to get me fired. But I can't in good conscience give a higher score than this to Grand Theft Auto 5. Rockstar should know better" What a Dumbass Reviewer >_<
why do these guys even review such games if all they want is rainbows and ponies
I have read his review and it does actually seem a fair assessment. Now, I have not played the game myself yet so I am reading it on good faith. He gives great marks for most aspects of the game: Gameplay: 9/10 Graphics: 10/10 Replay Value: 9/10 He gives the music 7/10 citing the lack of recognisable tracks - which may be a fair comment and a fair score. You will either love the music or it will be hit and miss. WRITING: 3/10 His big criticism of the game is the writing 3/10. He says it is bad to women, out of touch and very child-like humour. I did laugh when he mentioned a radio presenter in the game advertise a college for women to learn to screw better. That is a funny joke but it could become boring if that's all they do - over and over. Now we all know that GTA is very popular with kids. Yes, they should not be playing but they always do. Parents still do not get that 18 means 18 content. Maybe the writers are aiming their humour at kids. I would like to think there is intelligent and funny humour as well. I have not played yet so I do not know. I remember watching Shrek when it came out and thought it was the funniest film ever. I also could not see how kids could get the humour as it was very adult. But both kids and adults like the film. So humour can be intelligent as well as just plain childish. For those who have actually played the game and who can comment in a fair way - what did/do you make of the writing itself. He has said other aspects of the game are amazing. What do you guys think about the writing?
"It doesn't get black people, it doesn't like women and it tuts at things like Facebook and iPhones. What happened to you GTA? You used to be cool" Anyone else completely put off the review by just that? I mean, I was willing to give it a chance, hear out the guys thoughts but now I don't think I'll even bother.
The reviewer is an idiot with no concept of what satire is. I'm done.
"Maybe the writers are aiming their humour at kids." One of the most ignorant comments I have ever read this week. Thanks a lot for that. I do hope that one day you will learn the meaning of the word "satire" though.
I was going to give this review a chance, I myself don't think the game is perfect. Why would anyone ever WRITE this: * things to do that are quote-unquote "wacky." * after that point I just read a few of the point he made, and yeah it's a dumb review.
Im sorry but im Black an this game does Get black people and ive had so much lauhgter from the dialogue between Franklin and Lamar. Reminds me of Friday (film by Ice Cube & Chris Tucker). Loving the game so far, this reviewer is just looking for hits an i wont view his site.
While i think he is fishing for hits it's still sadly his opinion aha
The reviewer is what we call around here an "attention whore"
"it's trying to look street - but since it's written by middle-aged white men who haven't researched their characters, it comes over false." weird actually Rockstar did alot of research. if you read his complaints hes basically complaining about the satire that the GTA games are KNOWN for
great point, rockstar have stated that they have spent significant time in LA in the past 5 years doing research. just another uninformed reviewer, that hasn't done his homework, ironic really.
Lol give him a break. Most of you haven't played the game yet. It might be a 7 or a 9.9 whatever. Its a review. Its not like I wouldnt want to play this game. of course I wanna see what nonsense I can get up to but this was a pretty good read.
Played 2 hours of it That shit is amazing already. The cars, the voice acting, the animation, the shooting, the driving (the driving is less realistic than GTAIV but whatever) Everything is amazing and I've barely seen anything yet. I doubt the game will be going downhill from this point on
I personally thought the beginning didn't feel confident and was not very inspired. It gets way better.
His complaints are what GTA is known for. The characters are written appropriately. He's just seeking hits. I regret giving him one. Rock star has done their research. Maybe he should too.
This reviewer has not a clue. Not to mention that the damn game is worth a 8 on presentation alone and thats before you figure in everything else. I have boughten all of the GTA's and Never finished one of them but this may be the first. Played for 4 hours last night and gotta say that I am impressed with the size and scope of it. Truely an impressive achievement in games. Can't wait to dive back in tonight.
One person's opinion...how good is it so far? I'm not even a GTA fan...I rented it, played a few hours, took it back to redbox, bought it 10 mins later and wholly crap this thing is good. In my 4th or so hour and I just now made it out of the city into the country...like a whole new game out there. This will have on problem holding me over till next gen.
@ theWB27 I have to be a responsible parent and wait for the kids to go to bed before I get stuck into it! GTAV is only the 3rd game I actually bought this year, been saving for next gen but PSplus and Dark Souls has been keeping me busy also!
Time to go on my first heist! Haven't even reintroduced Trevor yet. Just sitting here thinking...it's going to be scary to see what R* does with next gen power.
I've just got to when Trevor is reintroduced, and while he's a complete psycho (or maybe because he is) he's one of the funniest characters I've ever experienced in a GTA game. He cracks me up.
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I'm only 90 minutes in and most of that time was spent either with my jaw on the floor or laughing.
This is what happens when someone tells the truth about this crap you get hate the truth is GTA is for simple minded people . This game is seriously overrated lol it looks like a ps2 game in a lot of places and it crashes all the time and some don't even work at all lol its badly written and frankly its the same as the rest but with a £40 price tag lol I don't really believe they really spent all that money on this rubbish but that's just my opinion.
The 360 clips released earlier in the week did look a bit PS2'ish but I thought that may be due to Youtube or something. But others have praised the graphics. Maybe it was made for next gen systems in mind but the install-base of 360/PS3 is too big to miss at the moment. I'll judge when I play the game myself.
These graphics look nothing like the PS2. I think you guys need your eyes checked. Compare V's graphics to 3, San Andreas, and Vice city. Nope, not even close.
not sure if trolling..............but seriously, GTAV may not be perfect, but in the 4.5 hours ive played i havent had one crash, experienced a little bit of framerate dip when there was a bunch of chaos going on, and if you think this game looks like a ps2 game you need to go to the dr's and get your eyes checked, this and the last of us are probably the crowning acheivement of graphics for this gen. what they pulled off is quite exceptional.
honest question: @bigboss1990 what in your example of a great game or game you feel is great?
And here comes the GTA fanboys crying over a review for a game they likely already bought. Of course they're only crying about the review because they have buyers remorse from buying GTA4.5 and need reviews to justify their purchase. Even Rockstar knows this which is why they bribe reviewers with money, a collectors edition of their game, and more. http://www.joystiq.com/2007...
You would love GTAV there are plenty of bridges. GTAIV.5? This game does more with its sequel then pretty much any other sequel I have played this s whole gen and the new multiplayer mode is not even out yet.
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So much hate I need an AK! (from the song "Mercy" by GOOD Music)
@bigboss I don't know what game you are playing but it must not be GTAV. The game blows my mind. You are mistaken because the game is definatly GOTY/GOTM
LOL @ everyone getting so worked up over a score. If the game is a 2/10 or a 5/10 or a 14/10 who cares? What matters is what the game means TO YOU. If you love the game, and are having the time of your life playing the game, then just sit back and enjoy it. Not everyone has to feel exactly the same way about something, what a terrible world that would be if we all thought identically. It's a review, which is an opinion, which the reviewer is entitled to. But if you don't agree with it, don't say the person is full of $hit. I am sure there are things that you all like that I personally don't, but I could care less about that, we are different people after all, complete with different tastes and preferences. Besides, instead of spending 10 minutes on here writing about how full of it you think the author of this review is, you could be spending it in GTA V!
Don't try to reason well. Too many simpletons here
Didn't read this review, but it sounds like his problem might be that he's not into violence. I kind of agree that it would be nice to have a choice once in a while with the main story missions, by letting people live rather than murdering them. Having said that I do agree with all the 10 out of 10 scores also, its just a wonderfully crafted game. If you don't want mass murder there are SO many games that do not have a shred of violence or aggression, no need to talk down about the ones that do.
I have the game and his right, the writing sucks. No black guy talks like Franklin, Lamar is a little believable.
It matters where you are and where you go. I've been to parts of LA and there are definitely some people out there who talk like Franklin.
This is simply not true. Black people come in many forms, just like all people. Being black myself, I have definitely heard black people that talk just like Franklin. I have also heard black people that talk like Lamar. It's called a stereotype for a reason and Rockstar use this to make a bigger, more satirical point about these particular characters. However, you have to first understand that most of what they do, they do with references to pop culture and society; paying homage to popular movies, music, and things that might have occurred in the news. Maybe it's just not your thing...and that's cool. But, the writing doesn't completely suck.
Graphics a 10 and soundtrack/sound a 7? Jaggies and texture issues are very visible and you would be hard pressed to find a game with a better soundtrack.
Very true...and the framerate is an extremely variable 30 fps. I would say that if there was anywhere to ding GTA V, it would be from a technical standpoint. As you said, the music is awesome. The sound design is really good...especially the ambient noise of the city.
It's the guys opinion but I don't agree with it. I would give it an 11/10. That's me. Maybe the reviewer is secretly the Mad Rapper.
Thank you for being honest and not listening to the mindless masses in usa.
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