So yea I read a few sentences of the OP's post hoping to find some intelligible debate and then saw the main reason he does not wish San Andreas (a f*cking legendary master piece that made my summer) existed is purely because it has created fanboys (other people who have no relation with the OP and therefore should not influence the OP in anyway regarding which GTA games they prefer) to that specific entity in the franchise.
OP my question is simple and direct.
Why the f*ck do you care about the fanboys that back up GTA San Andreas? Let them do them and you do you.
Ok, I'll answer your question for you:
I care because it absolutely annoys the sh*t out of me whenever I see anybody - whether it be a professional business or otherwise - put so much blood and sweat into something to try and please everybody, only for a certain segment of the recipient to act like spoiled, entitled, self-appointed brats.
As somebody else in this thread acknowledged; it's f*cking depressing.
Rockstar seriously couldn't win in making GTA5 - because there are two distinct sets of fanboys who seem to want diammetrically opposite things from a GTA game.
People who loved San Andreas more than anything else seem to want content, content, content - to the exclusion of all else. If the world looks a bit blocky, and the controls are a bit clunky - doesn't matter because there's a million things to do and a crazy variety of sights and experiences.
People who loved IV more than anything else seem to want realism - an exquisitely put together and beautiful looking city, with accurate, real life motion physics. And if the difference between missions and activities is somewhat subtle and grounded, no problem.
Rockstar seem to have tried their hardest to satisfy both camps - but that probably isn't possible at all, and definitely not possible on this gen of technology.
So in the end, they seem to have disappointed both the San Andreas variety addicts and the IV realism nuts, for completely different reasons. And the only people who seem to be really enjoying this game are those coming at it with an opening mind, and appreciating it on its own merit for everything that it is, rather than everything that it's not.......
Although the complaining seems to be non-existent among the IV fanboys in comparison to the SA cry-babies.
Exposed. You just hate San Andreas and love IV. You obviously didn't see all the driving sucks, no realism and IV was better threads did you. Your bias is clear and that comment solidified it
Exposed for what exactly? Exposed for actually being able to appreciate something from a company who tries to build on it's products with the hardware they have to work with?
And tell me, what is this bias you speak of? I guess when SA released, I was more biased for it than VC, right? Or I was more biased for III than GTA 2? Sorry if I can see progress and innovation for what it evidently is in this case...
I'm quite aware of the meaning of 'subjective'. My apologies that you were unable to identify the irony in which I used the term.
But dude listen. That business that worked hard on the game give less of a f*ck than you man. Dont you see how pointless it is getting annoyed by something that should not concern you? Those people bitching about GTA V they still f*cking bought it (I know I bitch about it but I bitch because I f*cking love the game and hate those f*cking cops..... ill stop now before I make 20 paragraphs on why) and gave R* there money netting R* a f*ck ton of money.
Do you think R* gives two sh*ts what GTA they prefer? R* Made San Andreas they should be honoured that people still think it is pinnacle of GTA design and all other GTA games should get compared to it.
So dudebroskiman make a cup of tea, put a porno on, do your business, then go watch Goodfellas, relax and enjoy life rather than worry about what games other people prefer.
"Ahh let me see whats happning on the foru....."
"That guy prefers GTA San Andreas to V? Wtf? f*ck him.... f*ck HIM"
"Oi fa**ots why do you prefer San Andreas? It is like waaaay less Uber l33t than GTA V?"
you know... i seen you post some stupid sh*t on this site... but of all the dumbass posts ive read from you... this might be the smartest thing you ever typed....