Again, I will repeat, slightly.
My minuscule distaste for some aspects of this game lie mostly in customization, and some in deceptive advertising; some might call it false advertising, but Rockstar said it like it was -- only just left some things out. In the following paragraph or two, I'm going to calmly and maturely discuss why I dislike some factors of this game, to which I would expect the same in the form of replies. So let's get started, eh?
For starters, let me talk about customization. This goes for character customization and car customization. In the trailer of GTA V, they explicitly stated that you could now customize your cars and buy a lot of new clothes. "Oh my god!" was my initial response. But as I turn my console on and begin to play, I realize that the only bit of visual customization you can do to most cars (excluding about 3, and your own unique vehicle that allow you to add body modifications) is:
-A slight difference in suspension,
-A license plate color change,
I don't know if I'm being picky or not, but I suppose part of me really expected body modifications for ALL cars like San Andreas, over the ever so tiny edits above. The only notable thing in Grand Theft Auto V that I wouldn't want gutted would be rim and wheel changes.
Moving on to clothing. I think the clothing options are very wide ranged, and I love that they took in current styles. That being said, I dislike the fact that
a.) Clothing options are restricted between characters.
b.) Clothing of characters sometimes changes between character shifts.
I sort of understand that the clothing options would kind of be a pain to refit to each of the characters bodies, but I think they had plenty of time to fix that up before the release. I say this because of [Exhibit A], [Exhibit B], and [Exhibit C]. A, B, and C all seem to lead to the assumption that the game had been mostly finished in late August. For a big release from an even bigger franchise such as this, did they really have to get lazy there? Not a big deal I guess. Again, just a bit of a let down. Then there's clothing being changed upon completion of various missions, or just shifting characters in general to check up on them. I know some people argue that it's realistic, and that people don't wear the same thing every day... but I just wish there was a way to, at the very least save my outfit, or turn off outfit switching. It just gets annoying sometimes.
The last problem I have with the game, which still lies in the boundaries of character customization is haircuts. Not going to go into it all the way. Simply put, they said there were going to be haircuts and then it turns out that Franklin has the most of them (all of which look slightly
retarded sorry, ridiculous) while Mike and Trevor have two or three, if I recall correctly. Come on Rockstar.
All in all, I just wished they either advertised it differently -- and honestly, or just didn't advertise it at all to save me from a big let down... or actually put in a bit more effort in what they said they were going to do. I get that they're a big company, with a busy agenda... but come on. If you say you're going to do something, why not do it the way everyone is expecting you to do it?
I love the game regardless, but these are just some of the things that make me go:
Also a little peeve of mine, the cars I spend thousands on and actually like tend to disappear if I go on missions with them. They are not in the impound lot, nor personal garages. They just disappear probably due to glitches like objects needing to overwrite the location of the parked car after a cinematic. Most of the time, I bet they go to the impound lot, but then another random car that I get into after losing that one takes it's place. This is especially annoying with cars I buy online.
Also, I hate for my first post to be a bit of a rant... but I just had to get it out
Edited by AsianCho, 22 September 2013 - 11:59 PM.