The problem with modern game industry and modern games is that all anyone cares about in a video game is the story,
This. In my opinion, story is one of the least important factors in a a video game, and one of the most overrated ones too. even more overrated than graphics.
The problem with the modern video game is industry is that they rely too much on story so players can be swooped in by emotions and whatnot. A video game is meant to be played, not watched. Beyond two Souls ended up being bad because there was hardly any actual gameplay, and mainly a story (which wasn't even that good)
The fact is, you can have a full in-depth and compelling story, but make sure that there is a lot of gameplay. Don't pull a cheap shot by grabbing an emotion ridden narrative out of your ass, slap a few quick time events on and call it a game.
A video game is an interactive movie.
What the f*ck is a game without a story? Are you telling me that GTA would be such a great franchise without its story? Oh please, All that you can do in GTA if there is no story is to run people over, and please don't pull that "use your imagination" card, what is there to imagine? Means of torturing people?
No thanks, I already disliked the Mr. K mission.
I can see what he's saying that gameplay shouldn't be sacrificed for story, but the same should be true in reverse. I think you hit the nail on the head. I don't think I'd be as much of a GTA fan if it stayed stagnant in a top down GTA approach. I'm getting older and want to be entertained in different ways. Some of the games I enjoy the most are heavily story driven.
I'm not a kid that plays Sonic The Hedgehog anymore. Times are changing. It's up to developers like R* to keep up with the latest trends. Story driven games are becoming more and more common. Either got to accept it or pull out your old Megadrive/N64/PS1 etc and play those games that didn't care too much about story.