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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:25 PM

This question came to mind while I played GTA 4 today. I love GTA 4 and it's my all-time favorite game. I've played it since launch to a week before GTA 5 came out without skipping a week. I've done everything I could so naturally I was really good with all the time I put in. With this confidence in mind, I decided to play GTA 4 again after playing GTA 5 since launch, again not skipping a week. First off, the controls were clunky, the cars would understeer and the shooting was a bit tough. I had so much trouble against other players I felt like a complete newbie. Then it hit me, the realization that GTA 4 reminded me of GTA 3, GTA:VC, GTA:SA....an old GTA. It had all the things to make it feel like an old GTA:

-Laughing at random stuff like peds falling over or crashing.
-A wide grin on your face when trying to evade the cops.
-Trying to get used to the controls.
-Looking up/Finding secrets.

You know that feel when you pop in an old GTA. It's a very different feeling from other games (or it might be because I'm a GTA fanboy) but it's something weird indeed.

So how long will it be until GTA V has that old feel?
When the new GTA comes out?

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:26 PM

Probably when the next GTA will be announced/released.


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:28 PM

No, gta will feel old when you want it to.
Let it feel old.

Classic inception.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:01 PM

The main story was already old by the time I met devin. I f*cking hate the main characters. They're so lame compared to niko tommy or cj.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:18 PM

When GTA VI is released. IV became a classic when V was released, as with SA and IV.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:28 PM Edited by Militia, 22 March 2014 - 09:32 PM.

Idk, man.  I put in III, VC, and SA in my PS3 the other day, actually and still loved those games to death.  They have a certain charm to them that I will always remember and never forget.  Same way GTA IV feels to me.  I am actually playing IV as I type this right now, the game is paused.

 

I usually need to give V a lot of breaks, sometimes not playing it for days, even up to an entire week.  V is great and all, but gets kinda boring, imo.  But when you give it that small few day break or a week, it brings back a lot of fun for me in V.  I just can't play it EVERYDAY all day, or it just starts to get stale.

 

However, when I popped in III, VC, SA, and IV, that nastalgia comes back and I always love that feeling.

 

It does take a few minutes remembering the switching and shooting guns buttons apposed to IV and V from the PS2 era games.  Also that X is not the gas anymore and SQUARE is not break anymore.  Not sure why they had to change that, since it was easy to remember the controls as III, VC, and SA were the same.  IV and V started the trend using L2 and R2 for gas and braking and X as the handbrake.  But it still comes back to my memory quite quick and I can control and do what I need to do when I play the PS2 classics and IV.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:35 PM

lol it's been old for a few months now. the small free dlc packs and new patches are just barely adding some more play time to it. they need to get the heists and big dlcs out pronto.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:52 PM

To be honest it felt old once January came around, though this is coming from someone who was not enjoying the game at all and felt like I was forcing myself to play.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:06 PM Edited by BlackNoise, 22 March 2014 - 10:10 PM.

Probably when they release their next open world game. RDR dramatically changed how I felt about GTA IV. I still love the car handling in IV, but the shooting mechanics are frustrating. I know I use to be okay with them, but it's weird how quickly that changes when games evolve.

 

I think some of you are missing the point of the OP. It's not talking about when you get tired of the game. Old like the look and feel of SA when IV released and the same for IV when V released. 

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:19 PM

Lol the oldest in them all is the Original GTA (1997),GTA2 (1999),GTA3 (2001) and VC (2002) but yeah at 6 years old GTA 4 feels old,but as someone said until the next GTA is released (which is another 5-6 or more years) then V will start to feel old :).

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:26 PM Edited by livejoker, 22 March 2014 - 10:28 PM.

Great responses, all of you. :)
That's what I meant, really, when will GTA 4 be a "classic" compared to the other GTA's. When I think classic, I think the major GTA's, which doesn't include Vice City Stories, Chinatown, etc. I never played those so that might affect my judgement on them but I don't consider them the true GTA classics everyone seem to love. There's definitely an age group of some sort when it comes to liking a certain classic. Some of the older guys like GTA 3 or Vice City while the younger like SA. I've played GTA 3 when it came out as a kid so I'm not far off from the Vice City group but I still prefer GTA 4 and consider it my classic. With that said, I wonder who will be the age group for GTA V and think back on how great it was to have tanks and chrome adders. True, those are the go-to things most of us here will say about GTA V but there's not too many positives I enjoy about it.

I like how the Sandking's suspension works. I like customization for cars and guns. I like the concept of 3 characters. I like the story. I like how you can walk in street lights at night and it makes you feel like a guy trying to make it through life. There's a few things I like about it but I'm still wondering why the appropriate time will come to call GTA V a classic. A classic is mostly nostalgia, too. As said, I played GTA IV earlier and it was crap but I enjoyed it because it was fueled by nostalgia. Would I play it again tonight? Nah. But I still think it's the best game.

Again, thanks for the feedback.

@Blood-is-in-Diamond: You forgot SA (2004, I think). It's no doubt one of the most beloved GTA's in all the series.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:12 PM Edited by Blood-Is-in-Diamond, 22 March 2014 - 11:13 PM.

OP:True and yeah sorry for not including SA :) but let say some of the 10-15 years old that played GTA 5 (SP) will have a great nostalgia by the time the game is celebrating it 10th Anniversary in 2023,plus V was the first game in the Series (Franchise) to have:
*A 3 Protag System and the mission "Prologue" will be a great nostalgia.
*It took the Strip Club interactivity to the next-level etc. and it introduced an MMO-like multiplayer GTAO :).
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Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:23 PM

It already feels like it. Atleast to me. Last-gen console.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:47 AM

For me it gets old when the next installation in the series is released


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:51 AM

When Rockstar will release a game with better mechanics or improvements over V features (Most likely the next GTA, or their next open-world game).


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:58 AM

It's been 6 months, there's no DLC and I have a PS4 coming soon, feels old already.

They've missed the boat on keeping the game fresh IMO, I've been bored of it for months.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 03:33 AM Edited by PkUnzipper, 23 March 2014 - 03:38 AM.

To be honest it felt old once January came around, though this is coming from someone who was not enjoying the game at all and felt like I was forcing myself to play.

 

for me it was around Christmas when the hacker/cheater inmates took over the asylum in FM......

 

haven't played in the last month and a half TBH.  Guess I've finally tired of logging online and getting slapped with a bounty within seconds of my char spawning inside his safe house living room.

 

Or being punked by R* and their superficial vision for the future of GTAO.  Or the 1E6 other features that have been missing in SP and online to date.  Like the ability to create our own sandbox heists with a mission creator tool.  And more interactive content like restaurant/shop & building interiors.  And owning multiple properties/safe houses.

 

Anyone who insists the game play of V is superior to SA, VC, GTA III or IV are clearly not true fanboys of this franchise.  Or most likely had yet to be conceived in their momma's womb when these titles came out.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:07 AM Edited by killahmatic, 23 March 2014 - 05:08 AM.

For me, IV got old about three weeks after I beat the story. I occasionally played it after that, but I felt limited similar to the way I did in III. It was hard to find fun things to do, and the things that were fun weren't something that you could do over and over. One of my favorite things was getting good drifting cars (usually Sabre and Sultan RS) and heading to the docks in Alderney to slide into cones without hitting the concrete walls and without spinning out. Tons of fun, but even that gets boring after not too long. V seems, to me, more like San Andreas, where a little bit of imagination can go a long way. There's so much to do that you forget about the things you used to do... then suddenly you remember the old things again and its like brand new. 

 

San Andreas took me about 4 years before I took a break longer than two weeks. I expect V to last about a year before a break that long, not because its worse, its not, but because I'm 10 years older and I'm not into video games like I once was, plus I didn't have much of a life back then other than games and high school. 

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:21 AM Edited by Voggens, 23 March 2014 - 05:22 AM.

It already feels quite old to me, most of people forgot about SP since Online came out and they still do. I try to look for something in YT and most of what I get is Online related.

 

IV and EFLC were pretty long, they kept me entertained half 2010, it took me like 4 or 5 months to finish all the stories, I have them since June/July 2010. IV was the last one, altought my first disc of EFLC got broken when I accidentally hit my Xbox but I bought a new one a few months later. I beat V in two weeks, probably the easiest GTA story that I've played.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:34 AM Edited by SonOfLiberty, 23 March 2014 - 05:41 AM.

GTA IV still entertains me after almost 6 years. If I've shelved GTA V like I did with SA a long time ago that's when it's become old. I still play it (just started a new save) so it depends when I have no urge to play it anymore.

It is however in need of some story DLC. I'm getting tired of doing the same, old S & F missions and I've exhausted every possible heist option there is. It needs a rejuvenation bad IMO.
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:45 AM Edited by ViceCityStalker, 23 March 2014 - 05:46 AM.

About 5 months ago when Rockstar started but f*cking us by not releasing heists now it`s WAY OVER DUE and I don`t give 2 sh*ts if its out or not maybe If we ever get a PC version I`ll check it out but the way they handled GTA V and online I have lost alot of faith in them.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 10:31 AM Edited by Militia, 23 March 2014 - 10:32 AM.

 

To be honest it felt old once January came around, though this is coming from someone who was not enjoying the game at all and felt like I was forcing myself to play.

 

for me it was around Christmas when the hacker/cheater inmates took over the asylum in FM......

 

haven't played in the last month and a half TBH.  Guess I've finally tired of logging online and getting slapped with a bounty within seconds of my char spawning inside his safe house living room.

 

Or being punked by R* and their superficial vision for the future of GTAO.  Or the 1E6 other features that have been missing in SP and online to date.  Like the ability to create our own sandbox heists with a mission creator tool.  And more interactive content like restaurant/shop & building interiors.  And owning multiple properties/safe houses.

 

Anyone who insists the game play of V is superior to SA, VC, GTA III or IV are clearly not true fanboys of this franchise.  Or most likely had yet to be conceived in their momma's womb when these titles came out.

 

And there is where you go wrong.  You only like Online which is new to GTA.  This franchise got their money from the classic games which didn't have Online.  Online isn't everything, in fact, that is why SP is lacking, due to them focusing, almost obsessing, over Online nonsense...


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 10:47 AM Edited by Blood-Is-in-Diamond, 23 March 2014 - 10:48 AM.


 


To be honest it felt old once January came around, though this is coming from someone who was not enjoying the game at all and felt like I was forcing myself to play.

 
for me it was around Christmas when the hacker/cheater inmates took over the asylum in FM......
 
haven't played in the last month and a half TBH.  Guess I've finally tired of logging online and getting slapped with a bounty within seconds of my char spawning inside his safe house living room.
 
Or being punked by R* and their superficial vision for the future of GTAO.  Or the 1E6 other features that have been missing in SP and online to date.  Like the ability to create our own sandbox heists with a mission creator tool.  And more interactive content like restaurant/shop & building interiors.  And owning multiple properties/safe houses.
 
Anyone who insists the game play of V is superior to SA, VC, GTA III or IV are clearly not true fanboys of this franchise.  Or most likely had yet to be conceived in their momma's womb when these titles came out.
 
And there is where you go wrong.  You only like Online which is new to GTA.  This franchise got their money from the classic games which didn't have Online.  Online isn't everything, in fact, that is why SP is lacking, due to them focusing, almost obsessing, over Online nonsense...


I hate to be the one to say it,but Online (multiplayer) have been in the Franchise prior to the release of GTA3 (2001)...plus GTA was a smash hit franchise before that although GTA3 turned the Franchise into a Blockbuster.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 10:53 AM

V seems, to me, more like San Andreas, where a little bit of imagination can go a long way. There's so much to do that you forget about the things you used to do... then suddenly you remember the old things again and its like brand new. 

 

San Andreas took me about 4 years before I took a break longer than two weeks. I expect V to last about a year before a break that long, not because its worse, its not, but because I'm 10 years older and I'm not into video games like I once was, plus I didn't have much of a life back then other than games and high school. 

 

Couldn't agree more, I don't see GTA V getting old any time soon.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:08 AM Edited by Militia, 23 March 2014 - 11:16 AM.

I hate to be the one to say it,but Online (multiplayer) have been in the Franchise prior to the release of GTA3 (2001)...plus GTA was a smash hit franchise before that although GTA3 turned the Franchise into a Blockbuster.

 

Neat, I told you in the past I got III, VC, SA, IV, and V.  I thought SA had Online, but someone pointed out to me...It doesn't?

 

The only games out of these that have Online is IV and V.  So to me, it's new.  Maybe GTA 1 and 2 had Online or whatever, but those games weren't spread to the masses as much as when GTA III came out and all the follow-up games, as well...

 

You don't see many people talking about GTA 1, 2, Or Chinatown Wars.  It's always III, VC, SA, IV, V, and IV's DLC's...

 

 

EDIT: How was Online possible in a 2D game back in the mid to late 90's on a Dial-Up Connection?  Lol, if there was Online back then, it's NOTHING compared to now a days, of which people obsess over.  I won't fall into the Online trap, certainly...


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:33 AM

It obviously should feel odd to everyone when the next GTA game comes out... If they decide to buy that Ofc. How can you say it feels odd when its only been what, 6/7 months after release, not even a year.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 01:23 PM

 

You don't see many people talking about GTA 1, 2, Or Chinatown Wars.  It's always III, VC, SA, IV, V, and IV's DLC's...

 

You forgot about GTA: London, GTA: Liberty City Stories and GTA: Vice City Stories. :pp

 

Cheers. :)

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 01:54 PM Edited by Blood-Is-in-Diamond, 23 March 2014 - 02:02 PM.

@Militia
GTA (1997),London 61 (1999), GTA2 (1999),
Quake3 (1999) all had multiplayer infact according to Wikipedia,GTA2 had Deatmatch,Team Deathmach,races and it could be played with a very good LAN connection plus GTA 1 and GTA2 sold a combined 5ml copies.So it really not a new thing to the franchise is just that it was canned for all the 3D Era games except for LCS and VCS (but their PS2 ports didnt include it),even Chinatown Wars had a co-op...whether you like it or not as a Classical Franchise GTA is evolving and it also making way to the newer generations of gamers...GTA will still be Singleplayer-Storied Franchise (at Heart) but GTAO is what Rockstar envision as the Official MMO-like multiplayer for future games (according to what i have read).



side note:Lol it weird the way some people thought III was when GTA started :lol: tbh even i that started with the HD Generation of the Franchise knew that two main games came before that game (which is a legend now) although i played SA (last year :)).That why it great to do research on game franchises and that why there is Wikipedia,Game Series Wikis and their official site :).
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:56 PM

It's sad how people say GTA V already feels old for them because they've given us a huge map and plenty of easter eggs and locations to go to and enjoy. People don't realize that GTA V is a sandbox game.

Gta 4 barely gave us anything, 2 attack helicopters, no planes etc. but that never got old in the first few months of release?

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:00 PM

Imo, V already feels old to me. IV feels old too, but V is aging quicker than IV did for me. Hell, even VC and SA still have that special something that V feels like it's lacking.

 

I'm not sure why, but V has started to feel old quicker than IV or VC or SA did. Perhaps it's the lacking story, lack of characters and interaction, myriad omissions and the general lack of focus that IV definitely had.

After my current playthrough, i'll shelf it and won't play it for probably six months +. Then, it might feel new again, I don't know.

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