Gaming Irresponsibly lists some of the game concepts that could take the GTA franchise to another level without sullying the things we love about it.
It just needs to be itself and continue to try new stuff screw all those people that say otherwise because rockstar knows best.
I agree, but I think theres a few good ideas here that wouldn't really interfere with the way the existing game works. Heck, it may open things up to an even bigger audience.
Yeah, but they just have to remember what GTA did to put them on the map. Like why didn't they go back and ever redo the London 1969 pack for the PS1? That was a fun pack but they have never revisited it.
I would like a modern day London GTA. Just to get a change of scenery. Even one set somewhere like France or Italy would be welcome for the huge change in architecture
We just need a San Andreas 2 and we're set for life, lol.
I didnt know Saints Row was real competition for GTA. Saying Saints Row is comparable to GTA is like saying fine wine is comparable to warm beer.
Saints Row is really the only competition that GTA has in terms of an open world, reality based city. The wine/beer analogy makes it sound like you've never played SR. I love both games but there are places where SR has a little bit of a leg up on GTA
GTAIV - spoiled milk Saints Row 2 (and probably 3)- refreshing, delicious soda
Customization would be nice.
I agree, the sillyness and over the top attitude or SR makes it a little more enjoyable
I think that a San Andreas remake would be far more popular than a GTA V unless they greatly improve how the main story is written compared to GTA IV.
Ugh! San Andreas was my least favorite GTA game - and I'm talking about the first, top down GTA games as well. I'll never understand what the appeal of San Andreas was. By comparison, GTA Liberty City has such an amazing story, social commentary, characters and character development - it was excellent. SA just felt so one dimensional to me and I tried to get into it, it just lost me when you had to start running with your "gang" I just couldn't bring myself to care about gang territory and what not. As for GTA versus Saints Row - yeah, the notion that GTA "needs" to compete with Saints Row is laughable. Didn't GTA4 sell triple what both Saint's Row one and two combined managed across all platforms?
yea, #3 and vice city were my favorites. SA was good too, tho. all they need to do is stop worrying about how good it looks and put the FUN back in the game! #3 and vice city were pure fun.......lets hope GTA5 gets back to what made the series great.
one of the most important things GTA5 should do is actually let the player feel like they actually win instead of simply beating the game. in GTA 4 vanilla niko lost in both endings, in LaTD johnny lost his biker hangout and gets stuck with a house only a crack addict will love,and in BoGT it was better since it felt like you did win. GTA 5 should have an ending like BoGT. Another aspect they need to improve on is the gameplay after the story line. it doesn't have to be an asset/empire mode but GTA 5 should have something for gamers to look forward to do after the game. sure, rampaging is nice but that can only take you so far. In saints row 2, I would activate the ped wars, wrath of god, and the milk bones cheat and I would have fun with it.
Agreed. Think back to GTA: Vice City. Sure, it was a bumpy road, but by the end you owned most hot spots in the city (including a huge mansion) and were a complete badass. Tommy Vercetti > Niko Bellic (in terms of their endings at least)
One thing i've never liked about GTA is the shooting/cover mechanics its fucking terrible. Needs to be more Uncharted/Gears/Red Dead like. Its clunky and unresponsive.Rockstar get on it.Pwetty Pleaze
agreed - shooting mechanics in any of the GTA games is miserable.
but GTA is serious whereas saints row dosen't take anything including its self seriously
gta has been the underdog compared to saints row, im sure this gta will be great.
ain't no competition here. GTA is in a league of its own. Yes the 4th game could have been better but Saints row is never gonna be able to compete with gta. As far as GTA is concerned Saints row doesn't exist.
Saints Row is kicking the sh*t out of GTA at the moment. Rockstar needs to step up their game.
Five things GTA V needs to compete with Saints Row? Hell, Saints Row: The Third won't even be able to compete with GTA IV, let alone GTA V.
GTA4 isn't even good enough to wipe SR3's sweaty, hairy balls. If GTA5 returns to the greatness of GTA3, Vice City and San Andreas then i'll be excited for it. Far too much is missing in GTA4's gameplay from the previous titles.
"Hell, Saints Row: The Third won't even be able to compete with GTA IV" The number of things shown in the Saints Row 3 trailer look far more fun than all of GTAIV.
To compete with Saints Row....hahahahahahhahahahahaha hahaaa!!!
I dont think that GTA should do anything vastly different to compete with saints row. I really enjoy the gritty realness of the last GTA, and I'd like to see that again. SR and GTA should exist as different experiences in the same realm, much as CoD/Battlefield or Forza/GT/Midnight club. Some players want an epic, immersive and cinematic mobster experience, others prefer over-the-top action and teabagging fallen enemies. to each their own :)
and some like me, enjoy both!! its like movies there are times you want to watch a serious dramatic movie, and then other times you just want some action without exploding your brain cells
Yea, I agree with you. But that's why I wouldn't want the two franchises to start to become like each other to compete for the same crowd. then we'd have two games that we'rent really true to their origins..
The trouble is, GTA 3-san andreas were so amazing because nobody else was doing anything like that, it was fresh, crazy and new. After those games saw huge success everyone and their ugly mother decided to bring out their own open world psycopath simulator game until it became such an overstuffed genre it was impossible for anyone to stand out by doing that kind of thing. The makers of GTA were smart enough to know that they couldn't keep doing the same thing now that everybody else was doing it too and so started to look for some new way to stand out from the pack. GTA4 was a bit of a failure in this regard because they took away the crazy fun aspects and kept the same core gameplay without adding anything really important. GTA needs to compete with GTA. They need to find something that fits the franchise but blows people's minds as much as the concept of GTA3 did back in the day. I'm not talking about shifting the game to a whole other genre but adding something major like they did with the shift from 2d to 3d. Possibly some kind of Fallout style open non linear story where joining up with different factions or getting involved in different crimes shifts the story a totally different way but even that sounds too typical, I don't envy them but I'm sure they know that if they ever want to blow minds again they're really gonna have to do something special.
It has to be actually be FUN
Saints Row needs to do some things to compete with GTA, not the other way around.
1) Customization - Agree, RPG elements like San Andreas would be nice 2) Pick a graphics style - Indifferent, I'm seldom disappointed from Rockstars here. 3) Fix the controls - Disagree, turning off auto aim in GTA4 was the best move I ever did. The writer of the article may have missed this. The cars IMO were pretty good too except for needing to use a handbrake for normal turns too much 4) Coop Campaign - Agree, Saints was taken to the next level from this and so would GTA. 5) Bring the funny - Agree
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