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. The voice acting is amazing and I guarantee that you will laugh your butt off plenty of times while playing the game.
Excerpt: The Grand Theft Auto series is perhaps the seminal franchise of adult gamers. Sales now exceed 30 million units. Grand Theft Auto V is just the latest in the cultural phenomenon, managing nearly a billion dollars in revenue on its first day alone. Commercial success aside, GTA V has also garnered rave reviews. Some have hailed it the best game of the current generation of consoles. This is a bit of an overstatement but it is indeed a good game.
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 conceivable way.
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
Conclusion: The franchise returns with even more gratuitous violence and grimy perversions of the American dream. All this adds up to the best GTA yet, in every way possible. Smash, steal, and shoot your way through what could be the biggest open-world game ever. The gripping narrative will keep you on the edge of your seat or feel free to spend countless hours doing whatever the hell you want to—to whoever the hell you want.
Pros: Gorgeous graphics. Fun to play. Engaging storyline. Open-world mayhem. Lets you switch between the three major characters on the fly. Fantastic music.
Cons: iFruit app not available on Android at launch. Online servers slow or inaccessible during test period.
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. Developers like Rockstar North are targeting the same platforms (PS3 and 360) for their big games, no one has really properly challenged GTA for the open-world game crown, and if the selection of livestreams to watch on Twitch are any kind...
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: For all the controversy surrounding its violence, sexuality, and vindictive portrayal of American culture, it’s ironic that the Grand Theft Auto series is one of the most mature and thought provoking in gaming. Grand Theft Auto V , the latest in Rockstar Games' long-running open world franchise , is no different, offering its usual take on modern day Americana, using the backdrop of Los Angeles, California to explore our obsessions with celebrities, narcissism, and the...
Excerpt: Even with everything I’ve covered here, there is still plenty worth talking about. If you ignore every optional piece of content thrown your way and focus entirely on the main story, you’re still looking at an expertly-designed game with plenty to keep you busy. It features the smartest improvements in the series thus far and enough small touches to keep the formula from feeling stale.
Conclusion: But really, Grand Theft Auto isn’t just another video game. It’s the rare game that can make the leap from niche product to mainstream cultural event, similar to major film, album or book releases, and it should be judged by those same standards. In that context, individual details like graphics or controls don’t really matter. What matters is the how everything comes together for the overall experience, and how that that experiences compares to your expectations.