Quantcast
Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
    1. Welcome to GTAForums!

    1. GTANet.com

    2. GTANet 20th Anniversary

    1. GTA Online

      1. The Cayo Perico Heist
      2. Find Lobbies & Players
      3. Guides & Strategies
      4. Vehicles
      5. Content Creator
      6. Help & Support
    2. Red Dead Online

      1. Frontier Pursuits
      2. Find Lobbies & Outlaws
      3. Help & Support
    3. Crews

    1. Red Dead Redemption 2

      1. PC
      2. Help & Support
    2. Red Dead Redemption

    1. Grand Theft Auto Series

      1. St. Andrews Cathedral
    2. GTA VI

    3. GTA V

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
    4. GTA IV

      1. The Lost and Damned
      2. The Ballad of Gay Tony
      3. Guides & Strategies
      4. Help & Support
    5. GTA San Andreas

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
    6. GTA Vice City

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
    7. GTA III

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
    8. Portable Games

      1. GTA Chinatown Wars
      2. GTA Vice City Stories
      3. GTA Liberty City Stories
    9. Top-Down Games

      1. GTA Advance
      2. GTA 2
      3. GTA
    1. GTA Mods

      1. GTA V
      2. GTA IV
      3. GTA III, VC & SA
      4. Tutorials
    2. Red Dead Mods

      1. Documentation
    3. Mod Showroom

      1. Scripts & Plugins
      2. Maps
      3. Total Conversions
      4. Vehicles
      5. Textures
      6. Characters
      7. Tools
      8. Other
      9. Workshop
    4. Featured Mods

      1. Design Your Own Mission
      2. OpenIV
      3. GTA: Underground
      4. GTA: Liberty City
      5. GTA: State of Liberty
    1. Rockstar Games

    2. Rockstar Collectors

    1. Off-Topic

      1. General Chat
      2. Gaming
      3. Technology
      4. Movies & TV
      5. Music
      6. Sports
      7. Vehicles
    2. Expression

      1. Graphics / Visual Arts
      2. GFX Requests & Tutorials
      3. Writers' Discussion
      4. Debates & Discussion
    1. Announcements

    2. Support

      1. Court House
    3. Suggestions

GTAForums does NOT endorse or allow any kind of GTA Online modding, mod menus, tools or account selling/hacking. Do NOT post them here or advertise them, as per the forum rules.

Is V Overrated?


Nappy

Is V overrated?  

187 members have voted

  1. 1. Is V overrated?

    • Yes
      85
    • No
      49
    • Kinda
      49
    • Max Payne is the best
      13
    • Other
      6


Recommended Posts

On a purely technical level, GTA V is a near-masterpiece, especially by 2013 standards. The game world feels organic, like an actual city and countryside rather than just a map full of stuff to do like so many open-world games (*cough*Ubisoft*cough*), and for a game that has to juggle a whole bunch of genres and gameplay types, it manages to do virtually all of them fairly well. Driving isn't realistic, but it's not meant to be, and as an arcade racer, it shines with fairly responsive controls and a diverse roster of vehicles that all feel distinct. (All it needs is cars that go faster than 130 mph, and that was more a limitation of the open world than anything.) Shooting is fun and responsive, especially in a well-made battle arena. It just feels like a game that had a lot of thought and care put into how its gameplay is going to function. Where it does falter, it's in areas that were mainly expanded after the game came out that I don't think the original gameplay was designed to handle.

 

It's in the writing where the game falls short for me. The big problem for me is that the single-player story felt mainly like Michael's story, with Trevor and Franklin feeling like supporting characters and getting a lot less development. Trevor was largely defined in opposition to Michael, and Franklin's story petered out halfway through, only being brought up again during the finale; for most of the second half of the game, he's Michael's henchman, and most of what he does is connected to him. And even Michael was a pinball protagonist who was largely bossed around by others, particularly FIB agents Dave Norton and Steve Haines. Trevor, I feel, should've been the villain (and maybe the subject of a prequel DLC campaign), his personal beef with Michael from the Ludendorff heist causing him to try and kill him, and more time given to fleshing out Franklin as a protagonist on equal standing with Michael. Perhaps have him bring his crew (Lamar et al.) to start working with Michael, and perhaps getting their own ideas on how to make money and who to rob? And, to tie in with the part about making Trevor the villain, having them decide to try and take over his drug empire, and maybe collaborate with the Lost (and Johnny Klebitz) to do so? (It would've been better than how aimless the story otherwise was.) The satire also felt a lot goofier and more shallow than before, going for the easy jokes rather than cutting much deeper, especially now that Lazlow no longer anchored it (by providing a "real" figure to comment on the madness of the GTA world) but instead had been fully absorbed into it as another wacky character. The "By the Book" mission felt like a microcosm of this, unable to make up its mind on whether or not torture was wrong. On one hand, you get a lengthy rant from Trevor about how torture doesn't work that's clearly the intended message they tried to send, yet afterwards, if you check the news website, you find that you actually got the man the FIB was searching for. Sure, it turns out he was innocent, a philanthropist even, but even so, torturing a man got you accurate information on his whereabouts and what he looked like.

 

And while I can admire the technical achievement of GTA Online and the massive amount of content it has on offer, especially now, I can't do the same for its increasingly greedy monetization.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/12/2020 at 7:39 AM, Algonquin Assassin said:

I still don’t think GTA V’s overrated however now it’s getting released again on the PS5 (and I guess XBSX) will we finally be see some of the things that apparently were held back with “hardware limitations”? As far as I’m concerned this has to be the ultimate version of GTA V and there’s no excuses regarding hardware limitations like people have been defending for years, but I’m not optimistic at all.

 

I’d like to think there might be something worthwhile about it, but it seems like it’s just a way of setting GTAO up for next gen. Even if by some miracle it does feature the things people have always wanted like DLC for example it’s taken three console generations to get up to that standard which is just sad IMO.


No way I don’t think any real effort will be put into this ‘remaster’ it’s only for online really. 60fps and a resolution bump but nothing more. 
 

I wish they would have just remastered IV and V in a double pack. I still can’t play IV on anything but my PS3. Which died yesterday. So now I can’t play it. lol

Edited by Cheatz/Trickz
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Algonquin Assassin
5 hours ago, Cheatz/Trickz said:

I wish they would have just remastered IV and V in a double pack. I still can’t play IV on anything but my PS3. Which died yesterday. So now I can’t play it. lol

My condolences.

 

My PS3 died about 3 years ago, but luckily I had GTA IV on 360 so I just play it on my XB1 now until that dies and I don't know what I'd do lol. But yeah. I think most people would've preferred GTA IV being remastered in some kind of capacity. Maybe for GTA V it would've been better if all we played all these years is what was on the 7th gen consoles and R* updated it with a new version like most developers do when they "remaster" an old game, but the fact it was already released on PS4 and XB1 makes it feel completely unnecessary.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Cheatz/Trickz said:

I still can’t play IV on anything but my PS3. Which died yesterday. So now I can’t play it. lol

 

7 hours ago, Algonquin Assassin said:

My condolences.

 

My PS3 died about 3 years ago

 

Yo what’s this about PS3’s dying? Should I be worried? I’m planning to buy the 3D universe games on PS3... but if they’re dying maybe I shouldn’t??

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, silly_nate said:

Yo what’s this about PS3’s dying? Should I be worried? I’m planning to buy the 3D universe games on PS3... but if they’re dying maybe I shouldn’t??

Definitely don't buy San Andreas on PS3. That I can tell you.

  • Like 1
  • KEKW 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
Algonquin Assassin
16 hours ago, silly_nate said:

 

Yo what’s this about PS3’s dying? Should I be worried? I’m planning to buy the 3D universe games on PS3... but if they’re dying maybe I shouldn’t??

Well mine just started shutting off randomly, but I guess like anything that gets to a certain age wear and tear eventually takes over.

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, GhettoJesus said:

Definitely don't buy San Andreas on PS3. That I can tell you.

Too late for that :kekw: That’s the first one I bought

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
Western Gunslinger
6 minutes ago, lofu_agfy said:

only c**ts would say it is overrated

LMAO fanboy crying

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes. GTA online is overrated. It’s tedious and boring. GTA v’s story mode had great potential but they got greedy. GTA online on Xbox 360 was a fresh breath of air when I got on it last week. No business, no overpriced bs, and no flying motorcycles. I feel like the story mode gets overlooked these days which sucks. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, brain_bank said:

Yes. GTA online is overrated. It’s tedious and boring. GTA v’s story mode had great potential but they got greedy. GTA online on Xbox 360 was a fresh breath of air when I got on it last week. No business, no overpriced bs, and no flying motorcycles. I feel like the story mode gets overlooked these days which sucks. 

This is not the GTA Online section but GTA V (story mode)

I also think GTA Online is overrated, but GTA V was not. Great game for 2013, especially considering the limitations of the consoles it was first released on.

Link to post
Share on other sites

My bad. I also agree that the story mode was great. (Besides the stupid ### ####### tonya missions)

Edited by brain_bank
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 5 months later...

hi,

well, i think that gta 5 isnt too overrated its actually good with a lot of mods and things to do and the graphics are still good

i think the online mode is a little too much overrated but tbh its dumb i never even looked to it 

* its too buggy and glitchy

* its only about races vehicles and heists

* and also idk why the profanity is a little too much in gta 5 and online which annoys me for some reason

* this is all i have to say this is just my opinion dont hate byeee.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/1/2020 at 2:46 PM, iiCriminnaaL 49 said:

The San Fierro chapter is kinda interesting too IMO. Involving with the Loco Syndicate and helping the Triads dealing with the Da Nang Boys were quite intense parts of the game.

 

I thought that was the weakest chapter, I always get bored with SA around that part before it picks up again with the Las Venturas story. The Casino stuff, dealing with the mob, returning characters like Ken and Salvatore + the heist made it way better. Woozie is the only fun part of SF and he returns in LV anyway

 

And on topic I would say GTA V is way underrated at least here and on reddit where people love to trash it. It's one of the best GTA games imho, I think it will be appreciated more after GTA VI..much like IV was after V

 

 

Edited by FanEu7
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
On 3/29/2020 at 11:02 PM, Ryo256 said:

Vice City will remembered more fondly

Dude where I live even 7 year old kids have played Vice City and this is THE game that makes gamers in my country   

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

No way. Environment and the world design that Rockstar achieved in GTA V is on another level. Still, after 7 years no one in the industry could make a modern day city better than GTA V's Los Santos. I respect that people don't liked the story and the choices but GTA V is one of the best games ever made. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

V is a masterpiece (Disregarding the storyline). I saw a GTA V and Cyberpunk comparison video and in every factor GTA V was better. People do/used to hype it up a bit for the graphics, that I might call overrating. At the end, V is a great game.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm replaying GTA 5 story mode and I think a 2013 game with the content it provided at the time is leaps and bounds better than most other games of that year.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/31/2021 at 6:06 AM, Roham said:

V is a masterpiece (Disregarding the storyline). I saw a GTA V and Cyberpunk comparison video and in every factor GTA V was better. People do/used to hype it up a bit for the graphics, that I might call overrating. At the end, V is a great game.

GTA III is better than cyberpunk, so it's a pretty low bar.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Kinda because the map doesn’t have that much cities and some of the characters are assholes also it feels like a remastered version of GTA San Andreas

Edited by MrMemer
Link to post
Share on other sites

V is a decent game, the story and characters are a huge downgrade from IV. However, I think V is more /fun/ but I get more enjoyment being immersed, which is why IV is my fav GTA to date.

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Niobium said:

GTA III is better than cyberpunk, so it's a pretty low bar.

For sure, haha. I was comparing V with Cyberpunk, but yeah, for sure III is better.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/1/2021 at 3:31 PM, hitman989 said:

I'm replaying GTA 5 story mode and I think a 2013 game with the content it provided at the time is leaps and bounds better than most other games of that year.

It should have won GOTY but people are obsessed with The last of us over there

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Wait, Grand Theft Auto V didn't become a GOTY? Don't tell me The Lame of Us won? Huh.

 

On 6/18/2020 at 3:27 PM, Algonquin Assassin said:

Well mine just started shutting off randomly, but I guess like anything that gets to a certain age wear and tear eventually takes over.


Just like grandma...

Edited by Americana
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/2/2021 at 7:32 PM, FanEu7 said:

It should have won GOTY but people are obsessed with The last of us over there

 

19 hours ago, Americana said:

Wait, Grand Theft Auto V didn't become a GOTY? Don't tell me The Lame of Us won? Huh.

Guys I know it's difficult to accept but the story in GTAV is trash. The Last Of Us, for all it's faults, is a very well done story and good gameplay. GTAV offers a lot in gameplay but a story that drops off after the first heist.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Ash_735 said:

 

Guys I know it's difficult to accept but the story in GTAV is trash. The Last Of Us, for all it's faults, is a very well done story and good gameplay. GTAV offers a lot in gameplay but a story that drops off after the first heist.

 

Says you, most people liked the story and characters..this forum doesn't represent the majority.  


Also the Last of us much like every Naughty Dog these days is more of an interactive movie, the gameplay is pretty generic. The story was solid but nothing special and is way overrated (just like the second game) just because of the Oscar bait narrative. I prefer games that actually make use of the medium

So yeah GTA V deserved to win but the awards are usually sh*t anyway so its no surprise

Edited by FanEu7
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • 1 User Currently Viewing
    0 members, 0 Anonymous, 1 Guest

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using GTAForums.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.