Definitely the best story out of any previous GTAs. It is a near perfect blend of realistic story to keep things interesting and outrageous gameplay that GTA should be about. Some characters are forgetable, though, and some, such as Michal's entire family, are just plain annoying.
Gameplay mechanics: 9.0
I enjoy the control scheme and the way things are set up; only complaint is that the aiming reticule is hard to see sometimes
The game is beautiful, and the city of Los Santos at night from Vinewood Hills is stunning. Small textures are blurry, though, and pop ups and framerate issues plague my older system, but oh well.
The amount of things to do in this game at first glance seems overwhelming, but after you play the game a while, you just can't help get the feeling there could have been a lot more there to work with, even copy-pasting some activities from GTA IV could have been a plus
Game world: 9.0
Los Santos as a city just works. It feels alive and larger than it is. Every street and building tells a story, and feels like a true landmark instead of a randomly generated storefront or home. Each neighborhood has a certain feel to it, a culture of its own. I especially love Vinewood, which to me, is as close to Hollywood as you can get without actually going there. Blaine county is a great place to explore, but I feel like it could have done with some more towns here and there. I feel like Los Santos could do with a little more of an urban sprawl feel to it, but that is just nitpicking. The game does a fine job at making the player feel like they are in Los Angeles and not just a smaller parody.
game is glitchy, repetitive, and overproduced. The MP is just simply an excuse to release content packs in an attempt to go the way of previous developers and test the waters of an all MMO game. Be warned, an all online GTA may be a reality soon. Let's hope not.
Overall: GTA V is definitely the best GTA Yet. The Main story is great, packed with good writing, fun and rewarding missions, and compelling main characters, the open world is amazing, and full of fun things to do. GTA V doesn't however, feel like Rockstar's opus. It feels more like a step in the right direction, at least as far as singleplayer goes. It is a potential start of something beautiful. Let's hope rockstar builds on the confidence it has recieved from this game going into the next generation of consoles to give us an even bigger, more beautiful gta singleplayer experience.