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Grand Theft Auto V Review | Game Podunk

GP writer Marcus Estrada reviews Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox 360. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360) 6.5/10

Snookies12  +   304d ago
Uh oh, I hear a storm a brewin'...
malokevi  +   304d ago
I wont even justify this article with a click. Because that's all its after with that score.
XB1_PS4  +   304d ago
Here we go. I compiled some of his reasons for a 6.5 to save you the clicks.

"Put simply, it relies on many antiquated gaming techniques and sees no reason to change them. The GTA formula has not changed since its PS2 days."

"While GTA V does fast travel as well, you still have to take the moment to either find a taxi or wait for one."

"No matter your driving skill in other games you’ll likely spend some time in GTA skidding and crashing all over the place."

"They hammer on a lot of the same tone of jokes as before and have only tweaked it to fit with modern issues such as corrupt corporations, social networking, and the like."

"Everyone, from the lead characters to faux celebrities and the government of GTA V all are treated horribly."


+ Huge world rife for exploration
+ Copious possible amounts of playtime via side missions/collectibles/etc
+ Heists are an exciting new addition to the series


- Jeez, did we always drive this much around expansive maps?
- Michael sees the most attention and even then only barely sees his character develop
- Instead of satire feeling exciting/fresh it feels aged - like something an older person trying to be “hip” would come up with

I disagree with a 6.5, considering most of his review was pointed at positives. These are the few negatives I found. Also, he compared this to a Ps4 title. Which we all know the ps360 aren't capable of coming close to.
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malokevi  +   304d ago
Alrighty then, I'm glad I didn't click on the article. Looks like you're trying way too hard to find fault with the game, and the score is pathetic.

Driving too much? Character development? Corny satire? Welcome to GTA.
xHeavYx  +   304d ago
That taxi excuse is just stupid. I mean, complaining because you have to actually wait for a taxi on a game that tries to be as real as possible?
Then he complaints about crashing when you drive, because everybody knows that never happens in real life /s
XB1_PS4  +   304d ago
Yet he gave black ops II an 8.5/10.. We all know that hasn't been the same forever. /s
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Gaming101  +   304d ago
Vote this garbage down. This internet blogger doesn't know shit about games, whines like a bitch about everything, he's definitely part of the Millenial generation that GTA 5 makes fun of - narcissistic, whiney, self entitled, and not willing to do hard work.

Don't click on this garbage, it's total troll flame baiting.
LordDhampire  +   304d ago
overall im pretty dissapointed with the game, some of the blame falls on the old consoles....

The driving is terrible in the game, GTA4 and saints row 3-4 do it much better

The online should of launched with the game(only real thing I want to play)

the graphics graphics were improved from 4 but it seems to run worst, I would prefer steadier performance over looking pretty

and finally this is going to get some heat....I like violent and cursing and usually am an advocate but...GTA 5 is kinda over the top, when your playing trevor and you do a rampage...man does this game scream racism....which is cool and all but come on your going to walk up to some mexicans and start just shooting them all down.
I_am_Batman  +   304d ago
People might go crazy about this.
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Aceman18  +   304d ago
hahaha sad reviewer is all i'll say.
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   304d ago
There are opinions, and then there are wrong opinions.
LarVanian  +   304d ago
Or you could say that there are opinions and then there are opinions in which you don't care about. This just happens to be one in which I do not care about :). Anyway I'm off, Trevor needs a scooter bro!
Lukas_Japonicus  +   304d ago
Scooooter brothers!
Tru_Ray  +   304d ago
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but not every opinion is informed or insightful.

You can make professions about how you are entitled to your opinion, but this does not mean that your opinion will be valued by others.

Thus, it is not about merely about having an opinion, but being an opinion leader.

This is the problem that I have with these fringe videogame "journalists". Most of us on this blog have probably beat the game by now, which begs the question: is this post even necessary?

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Einhert  +   304d ago
Wrong opinions?

N4G I don't even anymore.....
KonsoruMasuta  +   304d ago
There are some scenarios where and opinion is wrong. I don't think game reviews are one of those scenarios though. As long as the review has legit reasons, makes a good case, and isn't looking for hits.

Edit: He didn't make a good argument. There is a storm about to brew.
The review really didn't match the score.

Also, he said that the game was closer to a PS2 game than a PS4 game. What? It's not on PS4.
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InTheLab  +   304d ago
You apparently MUST love GTA5 or your opinion is wrong.

These are probably the same people that thought GTA4 was amazing......for about 2 months until they realize you're not really doing anything but screwing around an open world.
Adnan_rules  +   304d ago
Go on mate, thats someone's opinion dont agree with it then deal with it\!11
310dodo  +   304d ago
This reviewer is entitled to his/her opinion.

I actually read the review and feel the reviewer was fair with criticism, but I think the 6/10 is still kinda low.

I was skeptical as hell about GTA V and the game absolutely blew me away. But I enjoyed the review.
XB1_PS4  +   304d ago
The way he described it, I would've guessed he would make it a 7.5/10
310dodo  +   304d ago
Seriously, from his description I was thinking 7 or 8.

6 seems very low. But you cannot deny the reviewer appreciated the game, he just maybe expected to much?
InTheLab  +   304d ago
He didn't have fun with it....game should have scored lower. Ultimately, it's about the fun and from what I read of his review, the technical accomplishments don't out weigh the fact that he didn't enjoy the game.
RedSoakedSponge  +   304d ago

that is all.
g-nome  +   304d ago
Trevor, come over here for a sec.
davethedj  +   304d ago
HeyImBen11  +   304d ago
Wowowowo, calm down.
Mario18  +   304d ago
LMAO that made me laugh
iPad  +   304d ago

- Jeez, did we always drive this much around expansive maps?

- Michael sees the most attention and even then only barely sees his character develop

- Instead of satire feeling exciting/fresh it feels aged - like something an older person trying to be “hip” would come up with

Dumbest cons ever.
Donnywho  +   304d ago
I read it too, seemed legit and at the same time seemed like someone maybe pooped in the authors cereal, lunch, dinner, and cereal again.
Marceles  +   304d ago
I guess the review seemed alright, the score kinda says "HEY LOOK AT ME" though
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Gamer-40  +   304d ago
Good review.
GTA series = overhyped morality junk. This is a awesome game? No.
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Allsystemgamer  +   303d ago
too mature for you?
OmegaShen  +   304d ago
My only problem with the game is the bugs and glitchs I have found. Other then that, the game should get 9.0 at least.

A 6 is almost like saying it sucked but it was ok.
TheOneEyedHound  +   304d ago
That's what I m talking bout!! Somebody finally had da Balls!

And enogh with the trevor shit he is not the first character like himself.
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skydragoonity  +   304d ago
6.5 over 10? What a load a BS
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   304d ago
Review from Gamepodunk.com

submitted by user Gamepodunk

>dat desperate plea for site clicks
Blacktric  +   304d ago
Nice maymay arrows.
Pintheshadows  +   304d ago
Ermmmm... okay, but some of his reasons are stupid.

It sounds like he isn't very good at driving and rather than blame his ineptitude he would rather the blame the game. The driving clicked for me straight away and before long I was head on in traffic weaving through it with the pedal to the floor.

And i'm amazed that he criticises the series for not really evolving since the PS2 era when it has come on leaps and bounds from a mechanics standpoint (yet it still retains the fact that it is a GTA game).

I can't agree with him on the character development as a lot of it is something you find yourself doing as you roleplay the characters but it is very subjective from that point of view. It won't be to everyone's tastes.

And if you have a problem with navigating this beautifully crafted world, that is your issue, not the games. I never once got bored of being immersed in this beautiful world.

It is crafted by masters. I think some people who criticise it need to get some context as to how good it is. Go play Ride to Hell and then shut your mouths.
InTheLab  +   304d ago
Leaps and bounds? No...it finally got back to San Andreas PS2 status after the enormous step back from gTA4.

Also, the driving in GTA has always been crap. Granted it's better in GTA5 than GTA4, merely being better than the ass that was GTA4 is nothing to cheer about.

Also, I'd hardly call comparing GTA5 to Ride to Hell "context"...
Pintheshadows  +   304d ago
Well done on missing the point of me saying people should get context regarding games. I wasn't comparing Ride to Hell to GTA fool, I was saying that as gamers we should play something bad so when something monumental comes along we can appreciate more but you'll probably enjoy Ride to Hell more than GTA5 so maybe you'd better not play it.
InTheLab  +   304d ago
How is that missing the point when you've stated twice now that it's possible for any context of what good is by playing, literally, the worst game of the year.

And I'm a fool for simply disagreeing? You must not talk to people outside, do you? You do understand that we don't have to resort to name calling over a disagreement.

Grow up.
Pintheshadows  +   304d ago
Yeah, i'm guessing you are the one who struggles in public as you seem to misunderstand the simplest of concepts repeatedly even after they are explained to you multiple times.

If you smeared your own s*** on a canvas and displayed it next to The Mona Lisa you'd discover a new appreciation for how much of a work of art The Mona Lisa is.

How is that a hard concept to grasp?

I'm just sick of whingy little internet dwellers complaining about every tiny thing when it is clear the amount of effort that went into creating the top games for us.

Maybe by playing a game that is actually BAD they'd get some context as to how good the likes of GTA, Bioshock Infinite, and The Last of Us are rather than criticising the tiniest of flaws.

And if you don't get it this time then all hope is lost. And no, you are fool for not grasping the simplest of concepts. And really, you consider 'fool' namecalling, how old are you, i've been called far worse than that and reacted with far more grace.
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Caleb_H  +   304d ago
This game's not a 6.5, but it's not a 10 either. I think somewhere in the middle, say, something like 7 or 8. It's definitely worth a play and it's fun to shoot people, however the game was overhyped and now everyone is up in arms if the game doesn't get a 10/10. So yeah, play it, it's a good game, but it's no GOTY, and it's definitely not a 10.
Allsystemgamer  +   303d ago
definately not going to agree with anyone that has PBR as their avatar....gross
CaulkSlap  +   304d ago
Flamebait review looking for hits. Don't click.
drsfinest72  +   304d ago
Don't click the link.
Adropacrich2  +   304d ago
This review is funny. It's not always obvious when something is great but GTA5 clearly is
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MadSientist89  +   304d ago
never heard of these jokers.. 6.5 lol what ever.
ForgivenZombie  +   304d ago
What COD is to FPS, GTA has become to open world.
Allsystemgamer  +   303d ago
when has cod added a bunch of new feature, mechanics, expanded on map design, entirely new story archs with new character sets, new gun mechanics, new gameplay elements and fantastic writing?
SpiralTear  +   304d ago
Do I agree with this review? Of course not, but holy crap, people, it's just an opinion...

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