GTA V is definitely and absolutely an incredibly independent title, I've played no game like it before and probably wont unless R* cranks out more games in this style, I mean at its core it's GTA, but otherwise it feels like a totally different game. The story, for me, didn't quite balance humor and darkness as accurately as I'd hoped but I personally still loved the story, the cut-scenes were like watching a movie, I remember half sh*tting myself the first time I saw Trevor in
just due to his general behavior, like the way
, the dialogue and what not was reaaally clever in subtle ways, but I guess I pick up on a lot of stuff like that as I myself write scripts and what not as a hobby.
BUT back on to the actual topic at hand here, I think I'd like a better balance between humor and darkness in the next GTA title, in GTA V it was like taking the piss out of its own drama, somewhat finding humor in
the drama its self, which was done really well a couple of times but other times it felt kind of inconsistent and slightly forced. All in all, I love a dark story, and if R* choose to make their next game, GTA or not really dark then I'm all for it.