Still feels like a game tailored specifically for the young, new casual players.
I totally disagree. I am neither young nor am I new or casual. I have been a hardcore GTA fan since GTA III first launched. I have played all the games since then, and have LOVED every one of them, except for GTA IV, which most people here know already.
I don't see how anyone can say that this game is tailored toward casuals, children (young people) or GTA newbies. Makes no sense to me. From where I sit, GTA V is the culmination of all that is fantastic in the series, and is several huge leaps and bound forward.
Everything from the polish of the story, the comedy, the acting, the incredible map, the sheer, mind-numbing variety and quality of the gameplay, and the scope of the game. Character switching is amazing and handled very well. The game is like some blockbuster, Hollywood action movie come to life.
Too many "gameplay" and very little substance.
Awesome gameplay, lots of substance. I have no idea where you derive this "little substance" argument from. The dialog, pace, and action of the story are excellent. the gameplay is really fleshed out, as are the characters, not to mention the addition of a ton of flyables, stock market, businesses, an In-game Internet, Chop...I cannot, for the life of me, see what you mean when you say little substance.
This game absolutely oozes substance!
But hey, who cares about the traditional GTA fans, they all must be adults with life, jobs and little time to play by now.
Well other than a lack of SP support, obviously Rockstar cares. This game is a home run in so many ways, and as a veteran GTA fan, I couldn't be happier with the launch version of the SP game (again, except for lack of SP support).
You act like you speak for all the adult GTA fans, and I completely disagree. Most of the critics are adults, and they loved the game. All my gamer friends are adults. and they do as well.
LMAO what do you think this is, Mario Kart? This is GTA, dude. It has plenty of adult themes.
Sometimes I wish this world we live in wasn't too f*cking driven by what the newer generations want.
And thankfully GTA is proof that there are still games made for adults.
Its amazing, dude. I have a nephew who is in his mid teens and he is into gaming. Most of his games are either online shooters or those "adventure" RPG's that are so obviously tailored to kids. He grew up on all the Nintendo games like various Mario iterations and a lot of the "Teen" and "Everyone" games. If you think GTA is catering to young gamers, then no offense, but you don't have a clue. Whenever we get together, he and I I play some of my nephew's MANY young-player games, and I can tell you unequivocally that GTA V is an adult game.
Maybe not an AO Rated, but certainly not meant for teens and kiddies.
LMAO of all the criticisms that really seem contrived and a real reach, you really take the cake with this one.
I mean, four years later, can't you just accept the fact that maybe, just maybe, for whatever reason, YOU personally don't like GTA V? Something I can completely respect, by the way. But when you have to actually manufacture and invent criticisms that make absolutely no contextual sense whatsoever, I have to call you on it.
This is an ADULT game, created and custom made for OLDER audiences. Your assertion is completely ludicrous. Seriously, just say you don't like the game. That's cool.