For graphics, visual effects and textures, the GTA V map gets 10/10. The map size was great, it's huge and vast, but I felt quite a bit of it was wasted, so it gets a 9/10.
Don't think I'm saying this just because it's you... I've made this point elsewhere.
Go outside and go to the countryside. You'll notice that a lot of it is empty. You might say wasted. That's how country side is. Filling it with stuff would have been nonsensical, because it wouldn't be countryside then. It would just be side.
I don't mind empty countryside if there are interesting or fun things to see and do, but in V's case, this was lacking. The wildlife was mediocre, random events were very few and far between, and once again, hardly any crime- related regular side activities. Don't tell bother tell me to use my imagination and do stuff like riding bikes on mountains, off-roading or doing stunts off cliffs, that stuff don't really interest me.
See this to me, was sadly a problem with GTA V, it took the "life approach", i remember when people said that they wanted a more "life" approach for the next GTA, so Rockstar listened and put in Michael, then others said we want a maniac more, so in came Trevor and then other people said yeah we want a character like CJ, so in came Franklin, as someone posted GTA V feels like it tried to be everything yet couldn't be any, it was as if "The next GTA will be everything you want it to be", but was it no, why because rockstar had too many things in too little time, yes 3 years is a long time but not long enough for the imagination of GTA V and then there was also online to add in aswell, also the new gen consoles were coming out soon too so that was a factor.
-Graphics are absolutely amazing, gives you immersion at times, but too much, every time i play GTA V i see beautiful graphics and less things happenings, i feel they focused a bit too much on the Graphics and not on other things, so what would you do if you were running out of time or wanted more things done, hire people, so Midnight club knows cars right, so we will hire them and shooting max payne and then add other game companies to help them.
-Map Yeah the map is good but could be better, it would have been nice if they added in a Tourist town or something, paleto bay isn't really that much fun neither is Sandy shores and the rest is mainly highway and then there is Los Santos, which is a little bit of a mess i mean u have this thing here and another over there, the other thing i find is the Traffic congestion, i found GTA IV's traffic congestion fun but V's feels just plain annoying which also wrecks bits of immersion.
-Story, i actually liked the story, i thought it was alright, towards the middle and end it just turns off track but the start i liked, some of the missions are fun, i also like the family life missions, it's convincing, yeah i know Franklin tries to steal Michael's car, but he's just the repo man doing his job, that's why Michael takes it out on Simeon, Michael finds franklin funny and sees a bit of him through franklin and trevor is just the maniac noone wants to see.
-Overall i felt GTA V was fun, some things were weird but i liked it, though the immersion wasn't there because many things were missing, like not everyone drives a supercar, it felt a bit scripted and well there just wasn't things there to make it fun like properties and buildings , missions, side missions, random events etc things to create immersion in general just weren't there in my opinion.
so my score is 9/10, i hope this new SP DLC will change many things and make the game in general better than what it is.