We've been playing these GTA games for years now. We were just kids, only caring about having fun and that was it. But looking back now, what do you really see these games as? Are you still positive about them?
Btw, this is not about the features, cities or cars. This is only about the way you feel about them after all these years..
You can use the empty list below to tell us your feelings about them.
I will go first:
I : Still fun and exciting, also somehow really interesting. I love the never changing good weather and afternoon look of the game.
London1969 & London1961 : Never liked them much as the original.
II : Love the design / the look, Zaibatsu gang and their car. Still hate the way you save the game.
III : Best in 3Dera. The story. Solid characters. 3 years of development. Incredibly interesting and mysterious with it's beta development cycle still to this day.
Vc : Sadly, a quick cash grab with Scarface story and Miami Vice mix together. Its obvious that it was only meant to be a expansion to III, not worthy of a full game. But somehow, was my favorite as child.
Sa : Loved it when it first came out, but never grown on me. They went for quantity, not quality. SF is still the worst city GTA ever had. Story is there for you to get to know the city and the features. All the references to the III and VC were incredibly forced and bad. They've tried to wrap up the trilogy, but it was a sad attempt.
Advance: Produced as a III port, nothing more. At last minute, they've made it in to a good prequel to III. Story is good and interesting, but sadly, that is all there is to it. If you are a III fan, must check, if not, just a waste of time.
Lcs : GTAIII with VC engine. Lazy. Unimaginative. They could've given us Upstate or Carcer City, but no. I love the story, especially the Staunton Part. Donald Love is funny and interesting, but Toni always felt like a dog on Sal's leash, and a cheap Tommy V knockoff.
Vcs : Starts of incredibly fun, interesting and heartwarming. But aside from the visual feel of it, you never feel the 80s.. An 80s game without any MJ song? The story and the characters are really innocent and has soap-opera kind of warm to them. I wish they could include more freedom and fun activities, as it was 2006 and the 3dera formula was old and uninteresting even back then. This is why the game falls apart. Because no one cared about PS2 GTA's in 2006, the series was done for that era sadly.
IV : Niko has depth and power to his personality. The city does not. It was a wrong turn for them to get realistic. I dont like the V turned out with it's story, but the fun side of it was miles better than IV will ever be. Just a compelling story to play and then move on.
L&D : Loved the biker friends, the aura of having a group to hang out was extremely really cool, and never done in GTA before. SA had gang group of 7 to jerk around but they were never your friends.
TBGT : In the theory, the story and the characters are interesting. In the game, they are not. Bored quickly and never liked to attempt of making LC colorful and VC/SA like, which was pathetic.
CTW : Underrated gem, result of hard work. Sadly no one cared enough, it fell short real quick and never made the financial success they'had hoped for.
V : Did everything IV failed to do, to the point of sacrificing the story and interesting SP. What we've left with is the same thing as original SA. Just quantity, never quality. Fun though.
VOnline : The reason people turned their backs on R*.
VI : I really have no hope, or interest anymore. I'm only here because of the older games. Our only hope is a Co-Op mode with-in GTA6. Basically SP with MP features. I wouldn't say no to that and everybody wins. Even the original Half-Life has a mod called Swen-Op and you play the whole story/levels with your friends from start to finish. It's extremely popular and i dont see any problem including this to newer GTA's.
If you are a GTA fan, you must check these games out:
Manhunt: If you ever wanted to cross those tunnels in GTAIII and wanted to explore what was out there, then this is your answer. The feeling this game is giving you is still amazing and you finally get to see the npc side of GTA series, you know; without cars, only street level and locked out of map areas..
Manhunt 2: Same with first game, but this time it's even more connected to GTA series and it's giving you the feeling of "3Dera has it's own giant world with different cities and characters to explore".
The Warriors: Manhunt/GTA mashup gameplay with incredible story and interesting activities. Must see!
Bully: The reason i felt like a teenager and hang on to my old PS2 even more. You may call it the "safe GTA" but i call it brilliant.