Hello.... Is there anybody out there who remembers San Andreas?
You know... the game that had the casino, house burglaries, nitrous oxide, muscle and weight gain, recruitable gang members that could do drive-bys with you, various properties to live in, destruction derbies, bars, restaurants, pool and REPLAYABILITY.
Ring any bells? Then why the f*ck have you given this garbage 10/10?
There is NOTHING innovative and new aside from the character switching system, it's lacking features that were even in GTA games 11 years ago.
Back in 2004, I imagined that by now we'd be able to customise our apartments, create our own gangs, have a story that dynamically changed throughout depending on our choices, be able to go in at least 10% of the buildings, destructible environments, a lot more methods of making money, real interaction with pedestrians that made them feel more human, multiple dialogue choices, a lot more properties to live in, and actually KEEP EVERYTHING THAT WAS IN SAN ANDREAS.
But good old George Lucas.. I mean.. Rockstar, got lazy in 2008, they stripped out a ton of content and thought they could fool people into loving a game almost purely on graphics. Well... turns out they did.
Imagine you had a wife for a few years, with the best personality, fun to be around, Michelin star level of cooking ability, amazing sense of humour, pornstar level in the bedroom; then one day you wake up and she looks like model.
She's never looked so good, but there's something missing.. She sucks at cooking but can still make toast, lost all her sense of humour but occasionally cracks a smile, and it's hard to get a conversation out of her, unless she wants to go bowling.
What the f*ck Rockstar, now almost every game developer has got lazy.
Let's just hope that Naughty Dog make an open world game soon.
EDIT: Please note I am talking about general gameplay, the story and acting was outstanding, I am not denying that GTAV is a good game, but I feel strongly that is a step back from what GTA could have been.
Edited by RespectIsEverything, 25 September 2013 - 02:01 AM.