Is everybody here out of their f*ckin' mind? So what if The Escapist gave it a 3.5 out of 5? A review is pretty much just an opinion given by the reviewer. You can't demonize someone for having a personal opinion about a personal experience. Especially not since most of you haven't even played the damn game.
And for the record, that guy wasn't criticizing the characters for being criminals. He was criticizing them because their motives for engaging in criminal acts aren't relatable in his opinion. Usually, the way a normal human being is able to relate to an immoral fictional character is through their motivation. If the reviewer couldn't do that, it's his right and his f*ckin' job to point it out. He's doing you a favor, you morons. He's giving you his personal insight, not because he's a douchebag or an idiot, but so that you could get an informed opinon about some of his concerns about the game. You should be grateful even if you don't agree with him.
I don't think that saying 'It has too much violence' counts as an opinion. It's a GTA game, what does he expect?