First off before reading this, this is not a rant. Merely just my thoughts and realization after playing GTA IV. If you V fanboy's are going to flame at a personal opinion then please leave.
Have you guys ever heard the saying " Its about the journey and not the Destination" ? I have. And i like that saying when its used in a cinematic video game like Uncharted or The Last Of Us. But in a video game like Grand Theft Auto the saying doesn't go well with it. What i'm saying is that when i finished Grand Theft Auto 5 nothing really changed. I feel like the world is exactly the same as it was when it started. Michael has his One mansion, Trevor has his Trailer, and Franklin... well his character had zero depth at all so i'm just going to ignore him. Of course this is off of option A on the last mission so its more or less biased.
I replayed Grand theft auto IV and I felt like doing the missions actually did something. It did more then just tell a story (and a good one too) It introduced me to friends i can hangout with after the story, Packie, Jacob, Dwayne, Brucie, and of course the Girls. Liberty city changed as the game went on. I feel like GTA IV had sorta chapters... like one chapter of the game is in Broker, then Bohan, then so on and so forth. When i was fresh in Liberty City i had no idea what was going to happen. I had sh*tty clothes, sh*tty cars, sh*tty rat infested apartment and sh*tty weapons. By the end of the game i had a loft overlooking Algonquin a brand new Turismo and Comet parked outside and a nice shiny desert eagle.
Not alot changed in Gta V, but hopefully the story DLC will be like a new "Chapter"
Farewell, Anzand17 and Merry x-mas if i don't post anything by then