Grand Theft Auto V is one of the highest rated games of all time, but it does not deserve those accolades. Find out why.
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I am with you on this. Lets start with the big issue that is online is a complete shambles (I am not even in the tutorial bit). I get there would be a bottleneck issue but that is why you have a slow roll out (by region). You also make sure it works (It feels like we are beta testing it) Then we go onto the story which lacks any sort of storytelling or depth with 2 dimensional characters which is summed up in one awful and rushed ending. The missions and some of the side mission are fun to play (give credit where it is due) but a lot of the side missions, like the article says, are padded out and boring. Collecting 30 nuclear waste was the least fun I have had doing an objective in a long time. I have paid full price for a game that I just d*ck around in an open world setting (really the only fun part) but to me that should not be full price. There is so many issues with its story and multiplayer that at the moment I cannot recommend this game for anyone. Once the online situation is improved sure as the game is fun but I am disappointed in all those reviewrs giving this game a 10/10. It is insulting
Many games have online issues....biggest one recently was SimCity & Diablo 3...also CoD4:MW was probably one of the better CoD this gen and it was in shambles at launch. As far as the SP goes...im probably 40 hours in and still loving it...Everyone has different experiences with the game...but GTA has never been the pinnacle of video game storytelling....just the pinnacle of open world sandbox games EDIT: Yea i haven't completed it yet but near the end, I agree that GTA5 story isn't the best, especially after playing something like TLOU, for me its the World and the myriad of things to do in it...like attacking the nudest colony in the forest that i found ...and ill check out your blog after i finish the story, i'm always interested in others opinions, i was rushing to finish it for GTA:O but looks like i have more time to wait..unfortunately
I can see your point about SimCity and Diablo 3 (I would still grade the down for those issues which is the point of this article) but the single player story is pretty bad. I doesn't have to be the "pinnacle of video game storytelling" but it has to be at least good. The story doesn't make sense and when you get to the end (I assume you haven't by your comment) you may understand why I dislike it. You can check out my most recent blog here (once you have completed it) to see my more in depth thoughts on it but it is quite bad. It plays out like some bad soap just adding more "drama" to progress the story. That is bad story telling The Heist missions annoy me to no end (very scripted) with the last one being so out of place it confuses me why it was included. Yahtzee sums up this type of game perfectly. It is an open world game until you get to the story which is so tightly controlled you get punished for doing the slightest thing "wrong" (I have paraphrased there). GTA isn't alone in this gameplay design and it needs to go because it doesn't make sense for an open world game
I disagree. If we give 9/10 to CoD for it's stories, GTA V should get 12/10. Characters alone and the game play lives up to the hype, the online is awesome (yes if you get in, there's 15 million other people trying, I admit it's bullshit that problems like this still exist even with the delay), there's tons of customization options, lots to do, a massive expansive and alive open world. Mechanics are probably the best of any GTA yet. Just my opinion, but I think it deserves the 10/10's. Do I think it's Game of the Year? No, that goes to Last of Us, for story and gameplay mechanics alone. Is GTA V a great game? Yes.
I don't think its overrated....but some things aren't for everybody. You have some people that have honest gripes with the game..... but then there's those Hipsters that have to go against the grain and hate any and everything with mass popularity
Exactly. People don't have to all have the same opinions, but it's pretty obvious when the hipster bandwagons get going and people start overexaggerating problems.
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I think its slightly overrated as it doesn't deserve a 10/10 i think it deserves a 9/10 at most, I'm having fun with the game but the only thing i would have liked more from the story mode was more heists but other than that i think its a great game. For the online mode i can judge that as haven't got to play it yet :(.
I wish there can customise our own heist, so we don't feel like there nothing else to do when we completed the game
I agree, finally a good article. I'm just not too impressed. I'm being honest. This reminds me a lot of GTA IV. Its very beautiful, lovely. But that doesn't complete it. I can't take the story seriously and I'm not sure if I find much characters satisfying. The only one I like is Franklin, he's the most real character in the game. Soundtrack isn't as good as I thought. The Online launch has been a failure, and I'm going to get pissed at the players using Micro-transactions.
You're expecting realistic characters in GTA? That's like expecting realistic characters in scary movie.
When did I say that? When I said "Real", I meant that Franklin is the best character and truthful in the game in my opinion.
This is why I didn't jump in the hype-train. There was the same hype for GTA IV, "the best game in the world", etc... I blindly bought it because I loved GTA III / Vice City / San Andreas, and I felt extremely disappointed by the game. So GTA V may be great, surely, but does it deserve so much 10/10 and an average score of 97/100? I don't know, and I'll wait a bunch of weeks / months, when everyone will have some recoil and say what's right and wrong with the game.
GTA is GTA
Ill be honest and admit the game isnt perfect, it is tons of fun, but slightly over-rated. To me the game is a solid 9.4 because lets face it; its still San Andreas from the PS2 days or GTA4, just with the power of current gen consoles to polish everything up, if only it had more heists which is where the game really shines and feels fresh. For sure not a 10/10
I don't play GTA for epic story-telling. I play it because it's hella fun and I can lose myself for an entire day without ever realizing that I'm playing a game. You ever been able to play a non-multiplayer game for an entire without eating? I haven't until I picked up GTA 5. We're talking almost 2 days with no food or anything. Just me, controller, and game wreaking havoc and having a blast. Found myself talking to the game a couple of times. GTA does a lot of things well, but never anything great. That's more than I can say for several sandbox titles and open world games.
I agree .... When im playing GTA5 the hours just melt by and most time im not even playing story missions. With that said you might want to get a bite to eat or something..LOL
This game isn't overated,it deserves all the hype it gets. Although I think a 10/10 is 2much. One of the best games this generation has to offer
Author is butt hurt that GTA 5 forced him to spend 30 mins doing a triathlon. Not a "good" article by any means, and I'm not saying GTA 5 is a 10/10 game.
Yes it is overrated but it deserves to be overrated, the game is truely amazing and the people whp are complaining about online are rightfully permitted to complain about it but I was lucky enough to get into the online and it's still very fun to play even free roaming, after a month this whole online situation will be a thing of the past and people will truely acknowledge that this game deserves to be on the top of every list.
I disagree. -fin-
Of course it's overrated. Rockstar also pays reviewers off to give it a high score and has been proven that they do it. GTA4.5 isn't even better than Saints Row 3.5
It has its faults but its still a very good game. What game doesn't have negatives?
The game is definitely overrated lol I think people love it so much because it IS entertaining. I didn't buy into the hype about this being GOTY but playing it I've had fun.
You could say the same for TLOU and Bioshock Infinite but in the end, it doesn't really matter since "overrated" is just a word used to dislike things which are popular.Hell, the word itself is overrated.
I'm about 60% through the game and have not played online yet. But I'm open to the view that it's overrated. I can see why people would say that, but I'll reserve judgment for now. Still great, but not quite what it might have been.
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