I guess the question is pretty much self-explanatory...
IV captured the NY feel excellently, but failed to deliver the essential GTA experience. Once you had completed the main storyline, it was pretty much over.
For me it's V. There's no doubt.
Better storyline, 3 characters, fun and not "point A to B" missions, improved gun combat and more fun and "creative" weapons, they fixed the boat driving physics, plenty of content/activities, replay missions option, clother/hair/tatoo/cars customisation, much wider list of vehicles (Rhino, Lazer, Jetskis, Buggies, ATV's).
The only downgrade from IV was the physics model. Euphoria looks dumbed down and stiffer. But it's the price of better graphics in general. I can accept it. RDR? No. Graphics were great, but V has to render more at once. Buildings, real-time traffic, peds. RDR had only a large desert and a bunch of small cities.
I wanted more burglars and gargster themes, but eh, we can't have it all. I expect a really good DLC now.
Edited by Tilemaxx, 25 October 2013 - 07:14 PM.