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Nappy

Is V Overrated?

Is V overrated?  

140 members have voted

  1. 1. Is V overrated?

    • Yes
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    • No
      39
    • Kinda
      37
    • Max Payne is the best
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    • Other
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Nappy
Posted (edited)

Let’s try not to make this like “Official whine & Complain Thread”. 

 

Simple question. Do you think V is overrated?

 

Personally. In a way, i completely understand why people like V and consider it an amazing game. There are some stuff i like so much about it too. My most dislikes are about the way story goes and design of the missions as some GtaForums users should know...

See: Gta V Official Whine & Complain Thread

 

On the other hand, it was an experience i won’t forget. I enjoyed the first time i played it a lot. To me, it has so much unused potential but not everyone seems to see that so uuh...it’s a bit overrated.

 

Let’s discuss this without bitching too much shall we?

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El Penguin Bobo
Posted (edited)

For me, personally, coming from the story mode side, I think it is a little underrated, or at least, some people just skim it over and not really analyze the game much and just play Online.

 

Till this day, I'm still finding out some really cool things about it by exploring the game itself and I'm shocked that most people didn't even know it was in the game. Most things in this game is actually kinda obscure.

 

To answer the question, well, it's a very difficult question. Most people treat this game like it came from the depths of hell, most people treat it like it's a king, and most people treat it very fairly.

 

But one thing I'll say though, I'm probably one of the only people that actually liked this game on these parts of the forums lol.

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Midnight Hitman
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I think it is. Rockstar themselves praised their game and fired the hype over the moon with their (kinda arrogant and very confident) marketing strategies before release. Being secret all the time like they were hiding "tons, tons, tons" of the game and the map (in reality they weren't...) increased the hype and the enthusiasm about that game massively. And I think that hype influenced gamers and reviewers a lot. Don't get me wrong, this game is very good, but far from being that masterpiece everyone has expected, it has so many ugly flaws that f*cking hurt, its not even funny. I think media, and many gamers have (unintentionally) turned a blind eye regarding V's obvious and unnecessary flaws. Like the downgrades regarding physics and gameplay aspects, or the ridiculous lack of interiors.

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ChengizVlad09
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Highly overrated. Just like everything else they've put out since 2008, except for RDR1 (maybe) and definitely Max Payne 3. To some degree excluding GTA IV as well, but it is undoubtedly in the sphere of overrated. Seriously, does anyone even play that game - I'm not counting the multiplayer extortion simulator? I've beaten it twice back in the day I think, and that was it. Second time around I simply tried to attain 100% completion for the sake of continuity, as with other GTA titles, but couldn't force myself to do it. Replayability is piss weak, even for someone like me who thinks the story itself is pretty good; in a sense it has a strong, structured and well written narrative, with amazing characters. Awesome graphics too... In the end, all that was nothing but a charade pulled over weakass missions, even worse free-roam, mechanics, AI and gameplay in general, just in order to be as "diaper disposable" as possible, without being evident at first glance - just enough time to receive good ratings for it. Get through it asap and immediately jump in to our pay-not-to-grind mp experience.

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Jamasen
Posted (edited)
  • Unremarkable characters who will have nowhere near the legacy as the previous games (accept maybe Lamar).
  • Engine physics and AI somewhat stripped back compared to GTA IV.
  • Birthed the overly monetised GTA Online.

In my opinion it's received much more praise than it's worth, though it's still fun, and definitely pushed the boundaries for a 7th gen game.

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TheSantader25

I don't think it's overrated. Especially not now. It's damn well better than pretty much any game in the same genre for me that was released in that time period. Definitely could have been far better though. 

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gta7dev

No, it was ahead of it's time and still is in some ways. Thanks to GTA releases the bar is continuously being set up higher for the gaming industry.

 

Notice how this game is still extremely popular almost a decade later with all it's downfalls and shortcomings? Whatever they did, they did it right.

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Gettin up

Don't think I'll be posting on these forums if it wasn't for GTA Online. R* Made it so succesful. And I played it way too much. Single player was also very nice, some missions and ending shoulda been done better tho.

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D9fred95
On 3/17/2020 at 1:37 PM, gta7dev said:

Notice how this game is still extremely popular almost a decade later with all it's downfalls and shortcomings? Whatever they did, they did it right.

Correction: Online is still popular, not single player.

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gta7dev
Just now, D9fred95 said:

Correction: Online is still popular, not single player.

Speak for yourself. Tons of people modding SP and making custom MP servers.

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D9fred95
Just now, gta7dev said:

Speak for yourself. Tons of people modding SP and making custom MP servers.

Yeah, custom MULTIPLAYER servers. That's not single player. On top of that the fact that the V section of the forum doesn't get all that much traffic compared to the huge Online section says it all. Hell, it seems like every other new thread in the V section is somebody mistaking this for the Online section.

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gig

absolutely not. there is tiny little details that I am still finding after playing since release. it's a really awesome game but definitely isn't underrated nor overrated

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MrBreak16

I think the game is mostly on the underrated side then the overrated side. This game gets hate just because some things from past GTA's where removed. Even tho GTA V is the GTA game that added the most things in it...

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jaylen pizarro
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no

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Algonquin Assassin

No.

 

I used to think it was, but then I realised I wasn’t giving the chance it deserved.

 

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iiCriminnaaL 49

Probably fairly rated by now.

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Nappy

Imagine thread asking “Is Gta Online Overrated?”. IV fans would break the submit reply button then the site would be down for five days.

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Algonquin Assassin
1 hour ago, Payne said:

Imagine thread asking “Is Gta Online Overrated?”. IV fans would break the submit reply button then the site would be down for five days.

I don't think that's a fair generalisation. I know many GTA V fans and fans of other GTAs who dislike GTAO as much we do lol.

 

It's probably the common ground that unites GTA fans as most of us are sick of GTAO taking priority. I wouldn't even call GTAO overrated. It's just a clusterf*ck with no defining identity anymore.

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Nappy

Tbh i like Gta Online :). I don’t like the fact it killed single player.

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Niobium

overrated by reviewers and critics? absolutely. there is no way this game is a 10/10 masterpiece, on par with IV or EFLC. GTA V is what helped me realize that critics these days are full of sh*t. (joker gets 68/100 on rotten tomatoes? give me a break.)

 

overrated by players? not anymore. people are finally starting to see how the physics, AI, and other important features got stripped down compared to IV. the modding community is stronger, but people have made mods to make things like the physics and driving resemble that of IV. IV never needed mods to tweak core gameplay mechanics like that. and most people seem to agree that IV's story is just better.

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universetwisters

I think SA is more overrated than V. But wait fifteen years and V will probably be just as overrated 

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The Wolf Man
Posted (edited)

Kinda. It's a bit overrated (by the critics mostly). 

 

It is a great game and it was mighty impressive back in 2013, but I would never put it in the list of "very best" games of all time.

 

GTA IV was obviously highly overrated back in 2008-2010 (the most perfect game ever made lol), but* that's a debate for another thread.

 

And yes, Max Payne rules. The first one was one of the greatest experiences I've ever had in gaming.

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Utopianthumbs
5 minutes ago, universetwisters said:

I think SA is more overrated than V. But wait fifteen years and V will probably be just as overrated 

I wonder if V will attract the sort of fanbase SA has though, as things stand despite being the newest GTA I feel as if SA and IV are more talked about and have by far more dedicated fanbases. Probably in fifteen years the kids who play V now would form a dedicated fanbase over it, but most seem more interested in the online part than discussing V's story like discussions take place over SA and IV from what I can see. I would like it if V got overrated cause in a sense that means people are focusing on it more but I get the feeling it will be remembered more for popularizing online than on it's own merit. I hope I'm wrong though. 

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Ryo256

I think in some areas the praise for GTA V is justified, it is a game that rightfully bested its competitors in 2013. 

But as a GTA game? Yes, it is definitely overrated. Every GTA game has always surprised me when it was released, V is well.......just there, it just exists (And mind you, I built a gaming PC just to play this game, that's how much I was hyped for it). If GTA VI is as well-crafted as RDR2 then I'm afraid V will be forgotten. SA and IV will continue to live on though. Heck I think even Vice City will remembered more fondly. Can't say much for III though.

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Americana
Posted (edited)
Quote

Let’s try not to make this like “Official whine & Complain Thread”.


But... how?

 

And no, I don't think Grand Theft Auto V is overrated.

 

There was no Grand Theft Auto game, which was overrated. There were underrated Grand Theft Auto games, though.

 

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GTA IV was obviously highly overrated back in 2008-2010.


Yeah, well. Back in 2008 - 2010 there were only 3D Grand Theft Auto games, and these games are kind of lousy when compared to Grand Theft Auto IV. Now we have Grand Theft Auto V, which, in my opinion, is not better than Grand Theft Auto IV, but at least we can use it for a comparison.

 


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Western Gunslinger
52 minutes ago, Niobium said:

overrated by reviewers and critics? absolutely. there is no way this game is a 10/10 masterpiece, on par with IV or EFLC. GTA V is what helped me realize that critics these days are full of sh*t. (joker gets 68/100 on rotten tomatoes? give me a break.)

Honestly, the only review that actually matters these days is the steam review or a word of mouth from an actual gamers, because these people actually invested their time on the game. Unlike these critics who got paid to write their opinion, to shill on a game, and to write a stupid essay about politics bullsh*t (which is the reason why the same critics hated Joker)

 

And yeah, V is overpraised by these critics. 97/100 Metacritic score? f*ck no

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Jowday
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On 3/29/2020 at 7:05 PM, Legion of Hell said:

Honestly, the only review that actually matters these days is the steam review or a word of mouth from an actual gamers, because these people actually invested their time on the game. Unlike these critics who got paid to write their opinion, to shill on a game, and to write a stupid essay about politics bullsh*t (which is the reason why the same critics hated Joker)

 

And yeah, V is overpraised by these critics. 97/100 Metacritic score? f*ck no

Totally agree. 

In fact on steam it has a decent 78.42% of positive ratings, and myself would give to it a 8 out of 10.

The game is overrated if you listen only the critics... Not the best gta nor the worst.

 

BTW my vote goes to "Max Payne is the Best".. no doubt.

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Journey_95

Its underrated on this forum tbh, people act like its a failure and bash itt oo much. It has its problems but honestly its better than most open world games I have played and I still keep coming back to it from time to time. Overall a great game imho, although GTA IV was better

On 3/29/2020 at 6:09 AM, SonOfLiberty said:

No.

 

I used to think it was, but then I realised I wasn’t giving the chance it deserved.

 

Seems like we both like GTA V more now, after bashing it for years lol. 

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Ryo256
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1 hour ago, Journey_95 said:

Its underrated on this forum tbh, people act like its a failure and bash itt oo much. It has its problems but honestly its better than most open world games I have played and I still keep coming back to it from time to time. Overall a great game imho, although GTA IV was better

From my understanding, the forum's behavior is more of a response to the majority's opinion on the games. This is not just the issue of GTA V, but rather as gamers, we are now in much larger number than in the past. Die-hard fans and die-hard critics are the minority, majority of the players do not give much thought. If the game looks good and is polished, chances are it will be praised and if it has a history of being a famous franchise than hype will carry you forward on its own. Then everyone will forget the game and move on the next hot title.

For a good duration of time, GTA V has been treated as the Messiah of gaming, there was a time period when critics couldn't speak out without getting death threats or looked upon as complete trolls. The large negativity on this forum is just the result of that, now that every one has calmed down and we look at V, it's neither that good nor that bad.

So the reasonable conclusion is that it's underrated at some areas and it's overrated in others. But the majority of gamer will always look at it as the chosen one because of the hype and experience they got in the first few months of release, so keeping that in mind, should we continue to pat it on the head or bash it?

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Niobium
1 hour ago, Ryo256 said:

From my understanding, the forum's behavior is more of a response to the majority's opinion on the games. This is not just the issue of GTA V, but rather as gamers, we are now in much larger number than in the past. Die-hard fans and die-hard critics are the minority, majority of the players do not give much thought. If the game looks good and is polished, chances are it will be praised and if it has a history of being a famous franchise than hype will carry you forward on its own. Then everyone will forget the game and move on the next hot title.

For a good duration of time, GTA V has been treated as the Messiah of gaming, there was a time period when critics couldn't speak out without getting death threats or looked upon as complete trolls. The large negativity on this forum is just the result of that, now that every one has calmed down and we look at V, it's neither that good nor that bad.

So the reasonable conclusion is that it's underrated at some areas and it's overrated in others. But the majority of gamer will always look at it as the chosen one because of the hype and experience they got in the first few months of release, so keeping that in mind, should we continue to pat it on the head or bash it?

that is a good point. i believe that my resentment for the game had nothing to do with the game itself and more to do with the public reception. i don't think i ever believed it was a bad game, i just hated the fact that for a while, it was treated as god's greatest creation to earth, when it was just..... decent. i did not think it deserved to be overpraised and overhyped. to this day, there still are a lot of people who think that GTA V blows past GTAs out of the water in literally every aspect. they will overlook physics, businesses, interiors, combat, etc just for the big map, beautiful graphics and smooth controls.

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