|QUOTE (thegtaman531 @ Monday, Jul 29 2013, 08:15)|
| A lot of people here are claiming that I didn't like San Andreas. GTA San Andreas was an incredible game for it's time, and it's one of my favourite GTA games. Does the story work well? No, but that doesn't mean its bad. |
Boom. spot on. We all loved the gtas. I loved them all, from 1 and 2 then 3 came along and i loved it more. VC remains my favourite because of the feel and the time of my life i played it - playing it takes me back there. SA was huge and it was great. The story was complete pants once CJ left LS, though. No one who knows anything about stories can argue with that (and anyone who does is a blind fanboy). It's been said well by Tycek: SA put too much food on your plate. Taking a bite of everything made the taste bland in the end. There was no focusing on one flavour. LS, SF and LV had different feels to the city in design but the story (while still enjoyable) was tripe. Indeed, it did not make the game better, because SA threw so much sh*t at you that you didnt have time to stop and think!
IV really ramped up the storyline, along with RDR and MP3 - there's a new style of storytelling from rockstar here. Expect that to continue. Yes, IV could have had a few more features in, but why? We've all played SAn Andreas with its millions of features, but does that mean noone plays III and VC because they had less? No (sales of the ten year anniversary versions prove my pointhere). The games are older, and had less features but people still play them.
IV improved on everything (that it hadn't left out), and the story was very deep, and well written. It might not be a "shawshank redemption", but it certainly was better than SA, VC and III put together.
It's the age old balance - story V features; gameplay v realism. You need a balance between the two. A heavy story needs a balancing amount of side activities. IV did have this, but it wasn't the crazy, alien stealing action that the little kids wanted. It was an internal reflection, of peoples lives and pasts. It was a new engine, and Rockstar couldn't throw EVERYTHING in it - imagine if IV had taken ten years to make?
You can't please everyone so some people better expect to be disappointed. I personally think V's story will be a little less serious in itself than IV's - not as absurd or confused as SA, but a little more.... laid back. I hope it's not too far.