Rockstar is a publisher that has never let critical or commercial trends dictate the aesthetic of their titles. The make the games they want to make, cocksure their final products will appeal to their fans.
I would take GTAIV out and put V in that place. Also to me GTA is Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and GTA III. Those were the ones that put the game on the map. I'll never forget my very first time playing the series because of that. It was GTA III and I was at a long time friends house and he was playing it. I was like what's that? He said here, told me the name and said run around and jack people up. I'd never had so much fun in a open world game until then. Jacking people up and watching them drop their dollar bills, lol. And yes to RDR, that is the second video game I've ever pre order and I only pre order the most epic. First being MGS4 and 3rd which I just did a week ago is Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag for the PS4 ( which I've also pre ordered ). Anyway, RDR is by far one of the most epic single player stories and games I've loved in a long time. I would pre order a RDR 2 on the spot if it were to ever come out.
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