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Submitted by ssb3173 1013d ago | opinion piece

GTA V Fans, Why So Angry?

David Sanchez: I consider myself a Grand Theft Auto fan. Sure, Grand Theft Auto IV was a bit too serious for my liking, and I doubt I could ever care about Niko Bellic, but I'm still a fan of Rockstar's open world crime series. Admittedly, Saints Row: The Third really blew my mind and took its rightful place as my new favorite open world action-adventure game, dethroning the outstanding Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. I'm not saying the GTA series isn't special, though. Yes, it's gone in a strangely serious direction that I don't really care for, but it's still the series that defined the genre, and I wholeheartedly respect that. (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Saints Row: The Third, Wii U, Xbox 360)

TheSanchezDavid  +   1013d ago
As the writer of this editorial, I fully approve the views expressed here.

Sincerely,

A Doughnut
StraightPath  +   1013d ago
Saints Row 3 did nothing spectacular...game already forgetton and the francise. Grand Theft Auto 5 will be huge.
MysticStrummer  +   1013d ago
Yeah SR3 is a decent game but certainly not in the same league as any of the GTAs. The game looks like it could be from the early days of this generation, the city is lifeless in comparison, the story is almost nonexistent, and the gameplay is ok but not great. Co-op and customization are the only things that raise it to the level of mediocre overall.
D3mons0ul  +   1013d ago
SR2 was better than GTAIV

But after Volition's last display, Saint's Row is in trouble.

Oh wait, we're becoming like the society in Idiocracy, I guess it's not in trouble afterall. WE ARE.

GTA V looks better than both though.
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DonaldBeck  +   1013d ago
saints row is spectacular.
KozmoOchez  +   1008d ago
hmmmm.... @MysticStrummer

Saying, "the city is lifeless in comparison, the story is almost nonexistent, and the gameplay is ok but not great." clearly proves that you've done no more than watch videos or read comments on Saints row 2 and 3(I didnt play the first so idk). The story isnt mindblowing, but its there and easy to follow and the city is completely FULL of life. I can get out of my vehicle, walk down the side walk and see random gang members fighting cops and then everyone screams in terror running or driving away like some drunk freak. If I kill someone people will take pics with their camera phones. Random gang members/cops/pedestrians always have something to say when you walk up to them(or into them). And the city is filled with people walking the streets.

I'm not sure of your definition of lifeless. And people keep bringing up graphics in comparison as if graphics have ever made a game play any better. I loved GTA until GTA4 came out. Forget the drawn out story, or the "amazing graphics", or the so called "great physics" that weren't that great in the first place - it made driving more of a pain and less fun. I just want fun, and that's what I got in Saints Row.
D3mons0ul  +   1013d ago
Is doughnut a euphemism for asshole?
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Dee_91  +   1013d ago
Hey Gamingzone.com , why did I just click WTF as story quality and No for Like Website ?

GTA and Saints row took 2 seperate routes.
Am I the only one who think comparing what one does and the other doesn ist completely dumb ?
dark-hollow  +   1013d ago
lol who in their right mind would compare sr3 to gta v??

huge fanbase+ very strong sales+ very VERY VERY high budget+!( gta iv budget were 100 million dollars for christ sake!!!)
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TheHomerPimpson  +   1013d ago
I see all these articles and comments bashing the character of Niko in GTA IV. Am I the only one who genuinely liked Niko?

I feel like he was a great successor in the line of interesting and three-dimensional GTA main characters. I enjoyed the idea of a foreigner's view (especially one from an impoverished, war-torn country) of a major city in the GTA universe. Seeing a Bosnian-esque war veteran dealing with fake thugs, muscle heads, drug addicts, and one inflated ego after the other was extremely interesting and made for great satire.

I thought Rockstar nailed it in terms of developing an interesting main character for the return to Liberty City.
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Clayman  +   1013d ago
I agree. Niko was a great character.
Hanif-876  +   1013d ago
The Euphoria Physic's Engine is my best friend! :-)
GTA IV is alot better than Saints Row the Third but that's just my opinion. However, GTA V is my most anticipated game ever and if it was anything like Saints Row 3 then i'd simply opt out. What alot people don't understand is that alot of people prefer the realistic approach Rockstar has taken, its just that not all of us are writing article about it. Hence, what GTA V needs is just alot of content and stuff to do in our in-game world to keep us entertained for months/years to come.
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acemonkey  +   1013d ago
go away saints row fanboys lol.....
TheSanchezDavid  +   1013d ago
go away gta fanboys lol.....
acemonkey  +   1013d ago
not really a fanboy i have all the GTA's yes playstation and i have all the Saints row.... The first saints row they was testing the waters that was a copy cat of GTA games other then the only which i had a blast playin pimps or whatever itw as called and pimp out the ride.....SR2 added coop which made it a tab bit funner then GTA4....SR3 i havent played yet but still THQ & Saints row people said they got most of their ideas from GTA & rockstar....GTA is the Carbon Copy...SR is a good game in itself....all this comparing and fanboys against fanboys...when really most of us is not fanboys are just stupid ..... no need to fight and arguing over it... at the end of the day GTA will sale more and get more awards lol u can say SR is the people champ
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soundslike  +   1013d ago
apparently wackiness > vehicle physics
Rainstorm81  +   1013d ago
"FUN" is what everyone screams to try and justify why SR is better than GTA...... Some people want a game where you can make a 90 degree turn doing 95mph.... i personally prefer the realism a gritty worlds Rockstar creates when it comes to Open World Cities Rockstar is second to none the details are amazing and the numerous NPCs and random events make the world come to life.

I think they learned from GTA4 and RDR now GTA 5 will be the game everyone has been waiting for.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1013d ago
it's cool if you enjoy saints row.i just don't the story is real cheesy and the gameplay is too silly for my taste.
SephirothX21  +   1013d ago
Best of GTA IV + best of San Andreas = GTA V
kcdude  +   1013d ago
Am I the only one that doesn't like the cheesy fake style of Saints Row? I really like the direction Rockstar went with GTA IV. It was a lot different than San Andreas, but it was by no means a bad game. I think now that Rockstar has been able to see their faults, GTA V has a lot of potential.
Psychotica  +   1013d ago
I have put in about 40 hours into SR3 and went back to GTA4. SR3 is fun but it's no way near as good as GTA4.
Rainstorm81  +   1013d ago
LMAO @ Saints Row: The Third really blew my mind and took its rightful place as my new favorite open world action-adventure game, dethroning the outstanding Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
younglj01  +   1013d ago
Dude you have too be lying too yourself.If you truly think that SR:Third is better then GTA:SA then you is what is wrong with gaming today.

I put thousands of hours into that game.One of THE best Open World games I have ever played.Nest is InFamous 1&2.Because buy an Launch PS3 or PS2 so you can play GTA:San Andreas....

IMO only thing GTA:SA was missing was online MP.If GTA V gives me SA play style and GTA IV gameplay then I would buy 3 copies because it would be tha greast Open World game of all-time until Rockstar redefine these genre again.

Can't wait too FINALLY see footage of Agent.
TheSanchezDavid  +   1013d ago
Just thought I'd mention that I've given "Agree" votes to those of you kept it classy, regardless of whether you agree with me about Saints Row or not. See, I can appreciate an honest opinion, especially when it's delivered in a clean, respectful manner.

The rest of you--the ones who still THINK people need to agree with you and resort to acting childish--got a nice little "Disagree" vote from me.

I should also point out that this article is about my personal opinion about the GTA V ad, which I wasn't impressed with. But hey, that's my opinion. I can see a lot of you have your own opinions, and I respect that, and I thank you for keeping things cool on here. Those of you who THINK your opinion is the only right one, however, well, you prove everything I say in this article right.
urwifeminder  +   1013d ago
I enjoy the crackdown 1 sandbox more than both runs to the hills.
blackhammer  +   1013d ago
I'll wait for the PC release. I hope Rockstar doesn't put their hand in an ass and pull out another GTA IV-like port.

And I sure hope the BMX is back. That was fun as hell.

When GTA IV first came out, I told my friends, "It's the best fucking game I ever played, PERIOD." And then over time, I realized I rushed that opinion. It wasn't that amazing, although its world was amazing in comparison to most other games. GTA V just seems to be renewing the GTA IV buzz, not the San Andrea legend. I want what SA had; a damn awesome story along with a large amount of things to do outside of the story. Those RPG elements were neat, in my opinion.

I hope the final product of GTA V won't disappoint and I have doubts that GTA V will dethrone GTA SA from being my favorite of the series.
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lumley666  +   1008d ago
im looking forward to gta5 tho im not holding my breath, i bought gta4 at launch an tried so hard to love it, in the end is was a total bore compared to SA, iv not played saints row but from wat iv seen rockstar shud learn a thing or too about adding fun. gta4 had none of the fun from the previous games which is wat i enjoyed, i hated the seroious side of gta4 an barily got into it. tho i have friends who loved it so its just personal opinion

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