Hello there GTAForums,
I will kindly ask you to read the whole post as there will be no TL;DR, read it, understand it, then post.
For the past few weeks we've noticed so many pro and anti-Grand Theft Auto V threads, with replies ranging from mature discussions to fanboyism and arguments about that, resulting in said threads locked.
I am going to write here a small-review about my take on Grand Theft Auto V, and hopefully you will be able to read it, understand it, and partake in a mature discussion.
The story, I often see people complaining that the story is sh*t, the story is this, the story is that, no. The story is okay, it could've been done a lot better, in Grand Theft Auto we're supposed to play the most badass people in the "world" (GTA Universe), with that said, in Grand Theft Auto V we notice the protagonists complying with FIB orders and whatnot, which to be honest does not really fit in a Grand Theft Auto game, in my opinion that is.
There was no clear antagonist in the story, but remember when Rockstar said in the GameInformer article that we may play as both the "protagonist" and "antagonist"? If you're interested let me know and I will write on that matter too.
Now, the gameplay and whatnot, Rockstar promised us that this is their biggest and most ambitious game thus far, I'll have to disagree with that, at least, once again, in my opinion, a lot of stuff were sacrificed for things most of us don't use at all, such as the golf minigame, or tennis minigame, or the infamous Yoga minigame, I mean, ever since I got V I only visited Yoga once outside the mission just to see what it feels like.
As we notice in the following post provided by Ash_735: http://gtaforums.com...d/?p=1064155185 We notice a basketball icon, a "condom" icon, a dumbbell icon, etc.
This is supposedly from a beta version, why did they have to cut all of those out? Clearly the fanbase demands something and in return we get something else, ever since Yoga was announced the fanbase disliked that minigame and clearly voiced out that they do not want it, yet Rockstar hasn't done a thing.
When it was mentioned that houses were cut from the game and business purchase, people complained, yet Rockstar magically decided to add them in, why? Are they trying to deceive people? Perhaps those features were already in and Rockstar just wanted to trick us.
Physics of the game, a lot of people are complaining about the driving, and a lot of people are complaining about people complaining about the driving, oh wow.
From my personal opinion, some stuff just don't make f*cking sense at all, a 4x4 is not a 4x4, Sandking XL is a prime example.
Let's not forget the motorcycle phsyics, in my opinion it is Godawful, being able to make a 90 degree turn in the split of a second is not realistic at all, which this game was somewhat aiming for.
Grand Theft Auto Online versus Grand Theft Auto V Single player:
A lot of stuff were sacrificed, or should I say, exclusive to GTAO when it should be for both, the most important feature is the insurance system, I bought a Monroe two days ago after I finished the story, and I modified it, in total it cost me around $600.000, I accidentally blew it up, when I went to look for it, spoof, it was not there, what the hell were you thinking ROCKSTAR?! Yet aircrafts and boats respawn if they're destroyed.
The mechanic, it is a real needed feature even in single-player, even though in some people's eyes it does "not" make sense, why add personal vehicles if we're going to be in Paleto bay, accidentally destroy our car, and have to go all the way back to Los Santos to get the said car, I don't want to steal a random car off the street, my character has a personal car for a reason, I modified it and I want to use it as much as I can, why is it so limited?
In the end, a lot of stuff are done so wrong in the "most ambitious and biggest game from Rockstar ever", this game may be considered a masterpiece by some, or a flop by some, I choose an option in between, which is "good".
If you're going to just post something along the lines of "sell the game and don't come back, get the f*ck out of these forums", I'll say it from now, you're an immature, 12 year old boy. You may be physically 17-20 year old, but in your mental state you're still a little boy.
What some of you don't understand that everything in this life is subjective, there's no such thing as "best game ever".
It's all subjective, YOU like it the most, thus YOU consider it to be the best games of all time.
For me, Fallout: New Vegas is the best game of all time in MY book, it may not be for you, and I respect that, but it is for me.
TL;DR - No TL;DR, read the post or don't post at all.