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CreepShow

Is GTA O worth it in 2019?

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CreepShow

I know, it's the one million dollar question, but still, I need advice. Hardcore gta4 player here tho.

 

Some people told me no, some said yes. I'm confused.

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CanadianMuscle

Depends on whether or not you like the gameplay aspects of it. For the PvE stuff throughout freemode, you may not favour very much, it personally annoys the sh*t outta me having my personal goods visible to anybody to destroy within a matter of seconds.

 

Speaking of that, it's imbalanced. You could indulge into the classic, old-gen GTA Online if you still want to relive the glory days where the game was actually basic crime, no flying motorcycles, global signals, less edgy clothing and face paints for the edgy players.

 

If you don't like grinding, then you might have a bad time, unless you make worthwhile investments on properties that generate good revenue, (eg. Vehicle Warehouse + Bunker) My strategy being, business first and fancy toys later.

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teltow

Well, it's massive and you can easily skip parts of it you don't like and still play it for years.

Personally, I love the content creator jobs. And collecting vehicles of course 8-)~

 

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jazzbone

GTAO is worth playing now because of all of the content and lobby options offer lots to do in private or public.

For someone all new to GTA 5 the story mode alone is a kick. Now add in the online and you have a free dlc.
The free dlc is about you, your character as you work your way up from homeless thug to a rich professional criminal.

What is cool is the option to play in private solo or with friends and switch to public when so desired.


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CarimboHanky

coming from gta IV to gtao is a huge leap and its totally worth it in my opinion.

 

 

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CanadianMuscle

@CreepShow

I'm curious as to what platform you're on?

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J-Scott-D

You'll enjoy it, no doubt.

 

The most important thing to do is play the game on your terms, not Rockstar's.

 

Keep reading and learning right here on GTAF and you will be light years ahead of the average GTAO player.

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El Diablo 702
14 minutes ago, J-Scott-D said:

You'll enjoy it, no doubt.

 

The most important thing to do is play the game on your terms, not Rockstar's.

 

Keep reading and learning right here on GTAF and you will be light years ahead of the average GTAO player.

This exactly.  Along with the free ceo office this week and keeping up with the forum for tips you’ll b making real $$ in no time.  Save your $$ for the essential purchases like bunker, I/e warehouse to make even more $$ and like j Scott said you’ll be light years ahead. 

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Urban Legends

Actually, the one million dollar question is "Who has the Bogdan Problem?" 

 

Have fun though! pretty easy finding ways to enjoy yourself in this game.. 

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hei3enberg
3 hours ago, CreepShow said:

I know, it's the one million dollar question, but still, I need advice. Hardcore gta4 player here tho.

 

Some people told me no, some said yes. I'm confused.

If you're on PC, then go with FiveM or SP mods, R* implementation of online is quite bad in terms of both balancing gameplay and connection. A lot of fun modes like DMs/TDMs are abandoned in favour of making cash. If you're on console, then it's hard for me to say, I've played on consoles from 2013 to 2017 and right now won't even think about coming back due to the decreasing fps with every update.

 

GTA Online is not worth it in 2019 if you're playing it since 2013, that's for sure. As a new player? Give it a try, but honestly speaking, I can't recommend you playing Online unless you have a lot of time to grind.

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Sanches

There's plenty of things to do yet plenty of things you should avoid. Also bring friends!

But this game is losing in terms of mechanics to more fresh games. Still fun with mods.

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123-bob

The racing alone in GTA Online is worth playing it for

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-LN-

Much of it depends on how you play and what you expect to get out of playing, but overall I still think it's worthwhile and unless you're the type who wants/needs everything right away at the very beginning, you should be able to find things that you enjoy and that align with your personal playing style. It can definitely be a time investment, but there are numerous ways to approach it and what works for some may not work for you and vice versa.

 

You mentioned that you were/are a hardcore GTA IV player, but I have to ask: have you not played GTA V single player at all? If you haven't, my advice would be to start there and familiarize yourself with the map, characters, game play mechanics, etc. It's definitely all a bit different compared to GTA IV; I do prefer SP in GTA IV compared to GTA V, but I still enjoyed it and think it's definitely worth playing. You don't necessarily have to play SP in V first, but it will definitely help if you haven't already.

 

My advice though is to just take things one step at a time; considering the game's age and the changes/additions throughout the years, there's a lot out there, so don't overwhelm yourself with the notion that you need to have it all figured out at first. Just experiment a bit, try some of the different jobs, figure out what you like/dislike, don't spend all of your money at once, and try to avoid money sinks like pointless free roam battles - especially if you're a low level and cannot afford to defend yourself. Perhaps I'm biased because I dislike public free roam battles and continue to avoid them even to this day, but when starting out, if you decide to engage in such, you'll always lose so much more than you will ever stand to gain (which is actually nothing at all)!

 

Just take it easy at first, read the forum, and ask questions. If you decide you'd like to invest a lot of time and effort into playing on a long-term basis, there are definitely ways to make it happen, but patience, knowledge, and experience are essential.

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PwnageSoldier

Personally I've never regretted playing GTA:O as long as I have. It'll be fun for you in my opinion. Just remember to check on the forums and maybe watch YouTubers like GhillieMaster, TheProfessional and GTASeries (there's more) for tips & tricks on the game.

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Standard Deluxe 59

It is and it isn't. If I hadn't kept playing for the last 5 and a half years I can't say if I would have stayed with it. Just don't let the quest for in game cash get in the way of real life or you'll end up in a bad place.

 

But if there's something here in this game you're looking for and feel it's worth trying, go for it. For me, I played this game for the cars and not really any other reason and the constant addition of new cars is the sole reason I renewed ps plus last year. 

 

Point I was trying to make, find an aspect of the game you like and stick with it. Whether that's collecting things, grinding money, free roam wars or whatever else and you'll get your money's worth.

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Re-Dragon-Cro

Honestly GTAO is one of the best online games out there despite it's flaws. And yeah if you are a PvE player you sadly will have a bad time when it comes to the good stuff on making money unless you know how to get into an empty public lobby since that's where all the business stuff is at.

 

Even now 6 years later it's worth jumping in, there is so much content to make it worth the while.

 

Also "Forever Lost and Lost Forever!" 🤘

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flexcreator

- It's a decent virtual experience, but as a "game" it's way too unbalanced.

Don't think of it as a "game", consider it as an online sandbox.

- The community may surprise you in a negative way.

- GTA 5 Story Mode is better than GTA Online in many ways. I would suggest to complete it first before diving deep into the online experience

- You have about 36 hours to get the FREE Maze Bank Office (a part of the special event week). After that you will have to purchase it for several millions

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MARINA

I personally don't think it is, in the earlier days sure but now it's just a mess.

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BestName

if you like womenfield from ea then yes.

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⁣V⁣

it depends on two things:
- If you have friends to play it with
and
- how do you want to play it

 

It's bloated with content that there's stuff for everyone. That's why it sold over 110 million copies.

If you don't have friends to play it with, you can find some roaming around public sessions or here.

 

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CreepShow
20 hours ago, CanadianMuscle said:

@CreepShow

I'm curious as to what platform you're on?

Master Race PC

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Jenkiiii

Hi, OP.

 

You claim to be a "hardcore gta4 player".

 

How could you possibly live with yourself in the years to come if you don't at least experiment with GTA 5? Even if it's just for single player which has sold over 120 MILLION copies? GTA online is like nothing else ever made: six years of content to get your teeth stuck into. The fact that you're asking this question means you're ready to take the plunge and hang up GTA 4 for good. You may need some hardware upgrades and software investment though, but it's 2019 already!

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hei3enberg
1 hour ago, CreepShow said:

Master Race PC

Then try FiveM and mods for single player. This way you will have the best of two worlds without grinding.

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hei3enberg
1 minute ago, Jenkiiii said:

The fact that you're asking this questions mean you're ready to take the plunge and hang up GTA 4 for good. You may need some hardware upgrades and software investment though, but it's 2019 already!

Honestly, GTA V is superior to IV in any meaningful way, if you're playing the games and not comparing the bullet points. It's better optimized, offers better visuals, more diverse map, more vehicles and customizations and last, but not least: better controls, camera and aiming. IV feels gimmicky when you're controlling your character and that's something you will notice every moment you'll play. I used to think that IV was better in the control department, but after playing it recently I've changed my mind completely, both models are hit and miss. I've also tried to play LSC and VCS over the emulator, eventually dropping both of them and realizing they're obsolete. Realistically speaking, IV should follow suit. It's a great game, but not great enough to tolerate low fps and bad character control in 2019. Globally speaking, IV is a milestone and it's quite important to play it once to understand the evolution of GTA, but it's not relevant now, while LCS/VCS are neither relevant nor important.

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Urban Legends

In all my years of playing gta 4 online I dont remember ANY of the LITTLE kiddy sh*t (or ni. G. G. Er) sh*t I've come across in 6 months OF gta 5 online. 

 

For that reason GTAIV will remain a better overall experience. You stuck with the right choice quite a while. Im sorry for sugar coating my previous response. There are "shades of glory" but overall the game will  *most likely* rub you the wrong way. Unlike its predecessor GTAIV - just pure grand. Theft. Auto. 

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Jenkiiii
27 minutes ago, Urban Legends said:

In all my years of playing gta 4 online I dont remember ANY of the LITTLE kiddy sh*t (or ni. G. G. Er) sh*t I've come across in 6 months OF gta 5 online. 

 

For that reason GTAIV will remain a better overall experience. You stuck with the right choice quite a while. Im sorry for sugar coating my previous response. There are "shades of glory" but overall the game will  *most likely* rub you the wrong way. Unlike its predecessor GTAIV - just pure grand. Theft. Auto. 

You need to turn your public chat to mute if you're having problems with third-party idiots or randoms ruining your experience through their foul attitudes and language. I never listen to chat in public lobbies and haven't done so in five years. If I want to speak to someone then I will talk to them in a party or message them.

 

To say that GTA 4 is a better experience than GTA 5 because of the inherent problems with humanity is not right. GTA 5 is a far better and more versatile experience with so much more to do and explore. Just play the game in your own way and at your own pace, and forget about 'them' if you can.

 

To emphasise my point; if I were to send a message to someone calling them a "f*wit" for example, it would be blocked or reported and result in a possible communication ban for several weeks. Why people are allowed to verbally spew insults like this in open lobbies is beyond me? When texting is so highly regulated!

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Urban Legends

Yes but you run into problems if your always muted. 

 

 

It is my personal experience and also opinion that GTA4 was a better experience for me. You cant tell me othrwise because frankly we are just two different people.. And we dont think alike.  Not in all aspects.. But on a more human level and etc etc... Anyway... 

 

Im sure I could learn alot from you Jenki... But! I like to share my emotions and I hope the OP can take it for what its worth. I dont want him to run into the same problems... 

 

Take care :)

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flexcreator
52 minutes ago, Urban Legends said:

In all my years of playing gta 4 online I dont remember ANY of the LITTLE kiddy sh*t (or ni. G. G. Er) sh*t I've come across in 6 months OF gta 5 online. 

Then you just got lucky. I still remember godmode players riding Dinosaurs that you couldn't kick.

 

The godmode was a norm in deathmatches. There were zero countermeasures to this nonsense in GTA IV.

In GTA V we at least have banwaves that sweeps away all the free/cheap mod menus. Yes, It's not perfect, but from what I recall, the IV didn't have ANY anticheat whatsoever.

 

The reason you witness more modders in Online now is just because it's way more popular than the GTA IV multiplayer ever was.

 

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For that reason GTAIV will remain a better overall experience.

I remember zero NPCs in multiplayer, I also remember tons of unfixed bugs (the glitched Mafia work) and the lack of updates.

For these reasons GTA Online provides a better overall experience in my opinion.

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Jenkiiii
1 hour ago, Urban Legends said:

Yes but you run into problems if your always muted. 

 

 

It is my personal experience and also opinion that GTA4 was a better experience for me. You cant tell me othrwise because frankly we are just two different people.. And we dont think alike.  Not in all aspects.. But on a more human level and etc etc... Anyway... 

 

Im sure I could learn alot from you Jenki... But! I like to share my emotions and I hope the OP can take it for what its worth. I dont want him to run into the same problems... 

 

Take care :)

Thanks for your comments.

I highlighted the bit in bold above because you are absolutely right. The best game I have ever played is GTA San Andreas because of what it meant to me at the time, not because of what it means to others right now. This is a technical opinion, but GTA 5 is far superior to older GTA iterations because of the amount of content and depth, including improved graphics, constantly tweaked and adjusted code, etc., in the current game. Could it be better? Absolutely, and if only Rockstar had a dedicated team just to iron out the bugs and answer all the questions regarding imbalance, instead of constantly pushing for more and more transactions and profit.

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Pedinhuh
On 5/14/2019 at 12:50 PM, CreepShow said:

I know, it's the one million dollar question, but still, I need advice. Hardcore gta4 player here tho.

 

Some people told me no, some said yes. I'm confused.

This will be a long but honest post so I'm putting on spoilers if you want to read everything.

 

TL;DR: Both games are drastically different one to another, don't approach this game expecting what you had in IV because the experience will certainly be different, if you like it or not it will be up to you.

 

I like it, but I think this game was much better before.

 

 

You are a hardcore GTA IV player and has the TLMC as your avatar, so I think I should give you a heads up:

 

First I'll about both V(singleplayer) and Online.

 

In GTAO and by extension GTA V, R* has forfeited the approach to realistic gameplay that was the trademark(and matter of a handful of complaints) of IV followed with dark and gritty storylines...Everything in V is centered around having casual fun gameplays with a heist movie themed storyline with hints of Hollywood big budget thrillers, no more dark and gritty atmosphere is what I'm getting at...It is a fun game WITHOUT a serious story at all(it has a few serious moments, but nothing of the same magnitude of IV).

 

IMPORTANT: In story mode and online you will be constantly working AGAINST The Lost MC, they are one of the villains of the protagonists now, and major characters of the gang that you know too well of will die which certainly will rub you the wrong way...Be ready for that is my best advice to you.

 

In regards to gameplay: Cars in general all behaves like top-of-the-line sports cars, and I say that by looking at how they react to steering inputs, accelerations and specially braking(as in: cars react way too quick too steering, even a 70's land barge sedan, all cars have braking assist even non-ABS ones, and they all get up to top speed way too fast...Top speeds are laughably low, I might add)...Driving in general is VERY arcadish, which is IMO the most drastic change from IV. I must say it's a change that most players applauded though.

 

Cars can oversteer now, there are drastic differences between a RWD and AWD cars...But FWD cars still behaves unrealistic(way too much oversteer even without lift-off).

 

Bikes definitely handles easier than they did in IV, both games weren't realistic in this regard at all but at least in V they are good means of transportation, if you are being chased and need to escape, you will be better in a bike IMO...Wheelies makes you go faster but not all bikes can pull it off, stunting is fun BTW.

 

Gun play, shootouts in V and Online lacks the oomph that they had in IV, guns in general are quieter but sounds more realistic, it's better to get in cover(and against AI you will be using that a lot), the weapon wheel is great but it lacks a option of discarding unwanted weapons in V(you can discard weapons in Online)...All firearms have way less recoil than they had in IV, and they can have even less recoil with upgrades and leveling up your character's shooting stats...Again, this game is more casual.

 

Police forces are in general way deadlier, and frankly they are way more annoying to deal with now, though it can be said that it's easier to break their line of sight and hide, they always home in your position anyway...Still no 6-star wanted level whatsoever(frankly, it's something I don't mind at all).

 

First person mode is...There. It's a cool feature but really isn't good enough, clearly the game wasnt built with the feature in mind, character movement in FPV is better in general but the FOV is awful, every character uses a hilariously dumb idle animation in FPV which luckily you can't see unless you look in mirrors...FPV in cars is AWFUL, for driving and in general because most dashboards in all vehicles are reused and as such they don't properly fit the cars at all...Side and rear mirror don't work at all, so you're driving/riding with blind spots on all sides.

 

Vehicle customizations are great but not every vehicle has good options, some don't have any options at all(Space Docker, Mariachi Tornado, Taxi...and many others who can't even get in the shop)...The vehicles that does have options are great though.

 

The amount of missions in story mode is 69 missions, you can breeze through them in a single weekend(but I obviously don't recommend it).

 

 

Now, let's move on to online mode:

 

Online in general is addicting and offer things that no other game out there offers, gameplay is HEAVILY CENTERED AROUND MICRO TRANSACTIONS...I can't stress this enough, the grindfest until you reach the "endgame" is awfully long(by endgame I refer to having all kinds of businesses ventures which makes money to not be a concern for you anymore), phone spam harassment for you to buy the freemode businesses is constant(about 5 to 10 phone calls from different characters everything you log in a session...Characters which you have not even been introduced to yet, it's ridiculous) and very annoying, puts IV phone spam to shame.

 

The online game itself is all about making money so you can spend money, the most interesting fun toys are locked behind paywalls(want to own a jet pack? First you gotta buy this government facility which is the ONLY place where you're allowed to store said jet pack) and most of these fun toys are overpowered vehicles with homing missiles and/or infinite explosive machine guns...What I'm trying to tell you here is that THE GAME IS NOT BALANCED AT ALL and as you're a new player, YOU WILL GET YOUR ASS KICKED CONSTANTLY! Until you can buy the overpowered toys yourself.

 

Player base in general is toxic, from newbies to seasoned "tryhards" and griefers(you will bump into the last two a lot, as the game caters to them, be aware that you don't have to engage them if you don't want by using passive mode) you have to assume that they are all out there to kill you, if you have any background in FPS games you might have less difficulty initially since on-foot PvP favors FPS mode...Try your best to find and join a crew of players who are willingly to help you grow (surprisingly, there are lots of these out there), don't ask for help from random players because chances are that they will just target you.

 

The game itself has TONS of contents, TONS of things to do(some are more interesting than others, the ones that gets the most plays are usually the ones that pays the best) and something for everyone, I'm certain that you will find something for yourself but it may take a while.

 

Rank unlocks and character progression in general are mere suggestions now, you can buy the DLC weapons from rank 0, getting XP to unlock the other weapons is not hard at all...After rank 135 you should have unlocked everything important to unlock and rank itself is meaningless beyond that.

 

Micro transaction prices ARE NOT WORTH their price, seriously, the most expansive option costs ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS(40 dollars more than the game itself costs) which gives you merely 8 million of dollars, which is only enough to buy a Yatch...Which is the most useless money dump in the whole game...My suggestion is to either face the long grind of the game, or cheat by using money glitches(be careful though because you can get BANNED for that and "all bans are final and may not be repealed"(words from R* itself)).

 

Online mode also has many, many exclusive vehicles not present in singleplayer, most them are incredibly detailed but lacks crash deformation...And are very expensive to afford in general. There's also some select vehicles that have plenty of exclusive tuning options in a dedicated tuning garage for it...But you will be spending millions on them to get them how you want.

 

In fact, for almost everything in the game you can easily spend 100,000 up to even 1,000,000 without noticing, again everything is expensive to make the player buy micro transactions.

 

To sum it up...The itself is great, very addictive if you're not careful and can be a fun time if you learn to ignore that bad aspects of it(the grindfest, toxic player base, unbalanced gameplay).

 

I got my money's worth of it long ago, and I still play it to this day...Though my interest for it has been decreasing lately due to lack of updates, too much unbalanced gameplay and lack of any word from the devs.

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