Maybe our expectations for Rockstar’s open world epic were just unreasonable.
GTA V is awesome, but It has a ton of shortcomings I think a lot of people are overlooking.
It's the little things which bug me, small things which don't break the game or spoil it but could of made it a lot better My main nit pick was the three characters, I liked them but there was always one your going to like the most. I'd rather have Trevor as the main character and the other two were NPC's you got to control at certain times when on a mission. I don't like how when buying properties you have to spilt them between characters or certain missions like the strangers and freaks are only available to that certain character
lol really? Telling 3 stories instead of just one story was only possible by making you see in detail through the eyes of each character, and all the characters they interact with, you would never empathize with each character otherwise. Each character needs to be their own individual, and have their own missions. This is why Rockstar is making the game, and not idiots on the internet who know nothing about game design.
The thing is, they did so much right, that the things they did wrong or messed up on, are kind of covered up. You don't focus on the 5-10 things that are iffy when there is 50 really cool things to do. They screwed a few things up though and didn't live up to my expectations on at least a handful of ideas. This game is still a 9.3/10 though.....even with those mistakes. That is what 4 years of development does.
Only thing that's disappointing about GTA5 is current gen limitations. I had sky high hopes for this game and even with current gen limits,its shattered them. Amazing game.
May I ask what are the limitations you are facing? For me the game looks amazing and I've had no problems other than very few tiny framerate drops when there is many things going on at the same time..
I agree, it does look amazing given the fact its running on 7 year old tech. I just think it would benefit from the power of next gen consoles and PC. Better frame rate, better resolution (the game is jaggie as hell) more features that have been cut due to memory limitations.
I do agree it would look and feel even better with next gen.. But it still looks and feels good. I'm actually a bit scared how high peoples hopes are rising for smoothness and graphics if gta v is a dissapointment in those areas. Are people complaining if games aren't looking like real life in 10 years, where does it end? :S
Guess all the hype is over huh?
I enjoyed GTA V and it's a good game but i think it's overated
I couldn't play past the second mission. I was bored to tears. The driving controls are terrible, and the shooting controls are worse.
did you just say the shooting controls are worse,my god what game were you playing?
Same game. I hate that lock on auto targeting crap. But if you turn it off, the controls are clunky and awful, and like the guy writing this review said, it's as if the difficulty is balanced assuming you are using it anyway. Hey I really thought I was going to like it, and I tried, but I just couldn't do it.
It has exceeded all my expectations , and that is just about enough for me. 30 percent complete and still loving it , especially the flying bits.
I've been gaming since the Atari 2600. To hear that a game like GTA V is disappointing is kind of crazy when you think about how much the game does right and how much you can do in general.
This is a prime example of a game with very high initial hype, manages to live up to that hype, but somehow still feels empty when all is said and done. I might be alone, but the best games I've played and wich to this day will never feel dated is the ones with a more artistic approach so to speak. Like Shadow of the Colossus, Team Ico, The Last of Us, Half Life and so forth.
I must disagree with this a little.. While I love artistic games like journey and heavy rain the thing about them is that I play them trough once or twice and then they become awesome but dusted games on the shelf. Then there is GTA that I will play years and years to come. Sometimes you just feel to go and fuck around in the city (alone or with friends) and gta always delivers. So that way gta as a game more than "a one time great experience" is my favourite.. The hype is what kills these huge games a little. For example if Half life 3 will ever see it's daylight I just can't see it top the hype it would get.
good game overall,but not game of the year in my opinion, i enjoyed the last of us more
The Last of Us was WAY better.
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