Behind? I'd say they're pretty much ahead, if not close, They have an Engine that both Looks good AND handles physics and animations incredibly well, I'd say Frosbite is the only other Engine out there to top it.
I mean look at Max Payne 3, Such amazing everything.
I'll go with Niko, because he actually feels like a Person, not just some character in a game, He feels real, has emotions and reactions and all that, Micheal, Frank and Trevor are very well written characters, but to me at least, They don't feel real..
The fandom is awful because they like to shove the show in others' faces. I've seen countless cringe videos where high school and even some college students give class presentations on the show. Nobody gives a damn about your f*cking cartoon, if they did they'd explore it on their own and don't need you to spoonfeed it to them.
f*ck's sake, just look at these misfits. Start at 0:52, it shows just how out of place they are. "I'm gonna cancel this question."
Please, Don't post that anymore, It physically hurts to watch it.