I, along with most of the gaming world, am absolutely in love with GTA V and consider it the best GTA to date. However, if there is one thing that severely disappointed me, it's the soundtrack. Sure -- there are some good songs on there. Some great songs -- but unfortunately, most of them are pretty meh, ESPECIALLY on the rock side.
Now, in my opinion, this is due to Rockstar picking out lesser known acts for the music instead of the old classics we heard in both San Andreas and Vice City, and even in III. I don't particularly think that indie music sucks, it's just that when you compare even decent music to old classics, they look pretty sh*tty in comparison. That's more or less what they did with both IV and V -- break tradition and grab lesser-known acts.
The fact that Rockstar does this is pretty damn good from an artistic perspective. I mean, why pick out Bon Jovi and give them more fame when they're already proven and loved? Why not give the little guy a chance to get some action? This transcends into the actors as well. Would anyone honestly have known who Ogg, Luke, and Solo were if they weren't in V? Would anyone take note of their amazing talent? I mean, Ned Luke alone is now one of my favorite actors; I love his acting and the feel he gives his characters.
But is the impact the same with music? Do you find yourself listening to some amazing tracks you would have never found otherwise? Is it worth not having the proven classics? Or do you think that actors and music are apples and oranges, and think that an actor's appeal is more universal?
In short: for the next GTA project, would you prefer if Rockstar went the way of Vice City and San Andreas or IV and V, or maybe a combination of both?