Conclusion: Grand Theft Auto 5 was years in the making, I was pretty much ready to play this game as soon as I was done with GTAIV and when Rockstar unveiled the first trailer I knew I had to have it. This game is a masterpiece and truly displays the talent of the folks over at Rockstar Games.
Summary: Grand Theft Auto V deserves accolades for its innovative triumvirate of antiheroes, its many and varied missions, and the sprawling depiction of Los Santos and the hillbilly outbacks. But to rip off what an erudite author once said about Oakland, there is no "there" there.
Pros: Great script and most fully structured game in the history of the GTA franchise, Los Santos has been brought to life with its incredible size, scope, and realism, Brings back the gleeful comic-book nihilism of earlier GTA games
Cons: The overwhelming Los Santos lacks a strong sense of place, Open-world play lacks the unfettered thrills of earlier games
Excerpt: Grand Theft Auto IV was a disappointment in my view. True, I felt it was a very good game, although it wasn’t the strongest entry in the series. Released over 5 years after that game, Grand Theft Auto V has certainly been a long time coming, and it’s bigger and better than GTA IV in every...
Grand Theft Auto V Review – Xbox 360 (Also on PlayStation 3 and Windows PC)
15 October 2013
Conclusion: What was touted as a game where you could do anything, really didn’t let you do anything. If you view it for what it really is, an open world RPG, it’s a great game, and has a lot of cool things to keep everyone playing for a long time.
Summary: Grand Theft Auto V is a giant undertaking. There’s so much to do in Los Santos it’s almost intimidating. That's not a bad thing, especially since everything offered is a blast. If ever there were a proper sendoff to a magnificent seventh console generation, it's Grand Theft Auto V.
Pros: Huge world bursting with life and activities, Three-character dynamic works incredibly well
Cons: Texture popping throughout the game, sometimes in crucial spots, Repetitive dynamic events sometimes break immersion
Excerpt: Grand Theft Auto V appropriately opens with a heist. Somewhere in a version of the Midwest that looks a lot like Canada, four thieves brave a police shootout amidst a snowfall. The moment is both chaotic and beautiful, a chance for the game’s developers to showcase competent cover mechanics and...
Excerpt: , but yep, that's how long it's been. So much has changed in gaming since then, but when you think back, even more has stayed the same. Developers like Rockstar North are targeting the same platforms (PS3 and 360) for their big games, no one has really properly challenged
Excerpt: It might not seem like it's been five and a half years since Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto IV , but yep, that's how long it's been. So much has changed in gaming since then, but when you think back, even more has stayed the same.