I'm somewhat confused by the reactions. On one hand, the concept of GTAO is almost universally hated across this board (well apart from the GTAO forum obv.), or at least what it has done to the GTA SP or the GTA formula. Everyone's been crying about how GTA V SP was botched, how it doesn't get updates, how shark cards rule the design choices and all that.
And now Benz is doing another game like that and everyone is suddenly excited? For another GTAO clone?
I'm confused. Help me understand. Where are the GTAO haters?
For example (not trying to pick on you on anything, this quote just highlights my confusion):
You do make a good point, all this seamless online stuff he's talking about looks like was going to be the future of GTA. I wonder if the Housers preferred money to innovation.
I get the 'innovation' part, but GTAO is obviously the biggest moneymaker and most likely was, or at least could have been predicted to be. So if anything, to me it seems that the Housers would pick safe bets over innovation, or the original GTA concept over money.
Of course, I have no real clue what the Benz/Housers relationships was in the company. A lot of people seem to have very intimate knowledge of what it was like there though [sarcasm].
To me it seems that if anything, if Benz left/was let go before GTAO started development, perhaps GTA V could have been a better SP game.
Another thing I don't get is... These guys just started. How long is this game off, 3 years at least? And the hype is already starting? Oh dear.