170°
Submitted by kythlyn 517d ago | opinion piece

3 things Grand Theft Auto V gets right and 2 it still gets wrong

An opinion piece about 3 ways that Grand Theft Auto V improves upon its predecessors, and 2 ways that it doesn't, but probably should have. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

honey45   517d ago | Spam
ThatEnglishDude  +   517d ago
I think the biggest problem with the HD GTA's has been the lack of coherent villain. I just don't think they're as ... memorable or as distinct as Smoke/Tenpenny/Sonny...shit, even Catalina in GTA III. The HD games try to put in a lot of characters and they *are* good characters and even funny (in V's case) but just not...unique or interesting enough to be noteworthy. What I mean is, there's a definite disconnect between the main characters and the NPC's. None of the main villains are as exaggerated or insane as the main characters you play as, making it feel a bit unjustified and anticlimactic when you eventually get revenge. I don't think Michael, Trevor, or Franklin really met their match. For example, no one was as psychotic or as exaggerated as Trevor - so there was never any real threat.

In San Andreas, it's established early on that Tenpenny was a crazy fuck who really DID interfere and cause issues, as well as posing a challenge, physically. GTA III's Catalina was, in essence, a female Trevor. It felt GOOD to get your own back. The villains in GTA V(and IV before it) just left me wondering why I didn't kill them any one of the hundreds of opportunities I had over the course of the game.

...That said, I still feel GTA V is, by far, the most fun GTA to date. But in terms of story, it doesn't seem as focused or as interesting to me as Vice City and San Andreas especially.
N2NOther  +   517d ago
Fair point for sure and thanks for reading! This piece was more about the gameplay. I'll be addressing the story in my review coming later this week!

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Review - The Best Game I've Ever Hated | Dealspwn

21m ago - Dealspwn: "I love Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, even if I occasionally fantasize about ripping open... | 3DS
30°

Dragon Ball Xenoverse Review | Hardcore Gamer

37m ago - "After Battle of Z, Dragon Ball Xenoverse had no right to be worth your time, and it certainly ha... | PC
20°

Rise of Mana Brings In Characters From Legend of Mana

43m ago - Rise of Mana is currently holding a collaboration campaign that features characters from 1999′s L... | iPhone
40°

More than The Score - Return of the Score

44m ago - In Episode 03 of More Than The Score, Brian and Matt welcome head MONG man Courtney to chat about... | PS4
Ad

New looped animations from White Night, a completelly black and white game

Now - White Night is a noir horror game inspired by classic horror movies and games, with a focus on strong visual storytelling. | Promoted post
30°

Mechs, Mechs, And More Mechs In This 3rd Super Robot Taisen Trailer

45m ago - A new trailer for the game shows off over 10 minutes of footage. | PS3