Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:02 PM
Edited by R3CON, 13 October 2017 - 03:08 PM.
I still play this game, but the times I do are fewer and farther between. Even then my sessions are rather brief and touch-and-go. I can't say I'm necessarily burnt out but things just seem very stale and predictable. Especially freeroam. The open-world Call of Duty vibe used to feel fresh and that anything could happen, but I'm over it. Theres too many military vehicles, immersion-killing Oppressors and Ruiners, and then the easy way out & off the radar folks who cheapen every match. It's not as exciting and there's not much sense of accomplishment with everything so extreme and undefined.
Then there's contact missions and heists which are ancient and thus repetitive. Rockstar made it's name off PvE but they'd rather push more adversary modes with themes that have absolutely nothing to do with anything GTA; that doesn't help. The freeroam businesses aren't all that innovative compared to heists and contact missions (it's kinda just repackaged) and then there's the troll/PvP aspect Rockstar forces so folks can fail and buy sharkcards. This gets old pretty quickly. The new vehicles and aircraft are cool for the moment but they're hardly ever any more exciting than my existing vehicles and aircraft. It's nice for photos and the quick spin, but so is everything else we already have. The map being the same old, same old and content being delayed behind a drip feed only saps enthusiasm further.
I didn't create a character til March '15 and then had six months of off-an-on gameplay until my PS3 sh*t the bed in September '15. Didn't get my PS4 til June of last year and it was then when I really started playing heavy. In total, I've only had about 20 months or a year and a half of actual gameplay Online. So my shade isn't as deep as the folks who've been playing since 2013 or '14. I avoided the campaign until I upgraded to next gen and I'm only now getting around to it. Playing through SP has given the game and the map a new sense of purpose. However, my experience with missions/heists, races and battling other players online has grown my skill-set to the point where I'm blowing through single player with ease. This + four years of spoilers makes my new found hype fleeting.
IRL experiences have taken up alot of would be game time these days, while other entertainment mediums compete for more of my down time. Ive also been exposed to new games and new genres which has revived the sense of innovation, freshness, and purpose in gameplay - my chief points of contention with GTA. Long story short, I can't say the game is dead for me or that I'm never gonna play it, but the writing is definitely on the wall.
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