He's not even looked at the multiplayer yet.
It's too early.
It’s rare that I walk out in the mean streets of London and experience carpet-bombing marketing for a videogame, but that’s exactly what happened this week. Something called Grand Theft Auto V is now available to purchase apparently, so I thought I might start with that. Elsewhere the rather great Zelda adventure, The Wind …
But Rome 2's multiplayer is the basterd child to Shogun 2's excellent multiplayer options. Not to mention the AI is less then stellar... You could almost go as far to say Empire is the better game, but Empire had a vast number of horrible flaws. Shogun 2, particularly with Rise and Fall is the best the total war series has to offer us.
GTA online is part of GTA V, its just being launched a few weeks after GTA V (Guess they want to try and have enough servers to handle the load and avoid a Simcity type farce).
Also the reviewer clearly hasnt played game very much (if at all) the third protagonist is called Trevor not Lester... Pretty pisspoor review TBH
I don't like games where I play as a baddie, yet I like war based games, if it attacks me I will shoot it, but robbing banks ect, just doesn't seem fun.
Yes I did enjoy Dishono(u)red more in stealth mode, and I went through in hard only taking out baddies and the assassins.
So playing as a bank robbing criminal, sorry just doesn't work for me.
BTW My game of the year is The Last Of Us, and to be honest Joel is not nice, but the writing is just superb.
I was wondering whether to try GTA V as I liked sandbox games like Saints Row 3 and 4 so much. Having watched some playthroughs of GTA V on Youtube, I'm not impressed. The game looks great but the tasks look boring and the general atmosphere is just like having a 9-5 job.
There are better games around like the Saints Row series (except the first one) and Tomb Raider. I'll give this one a miss.
I played SR II after I completed GTA IV, then had a go with SR III before GTA V came out, and I can imagine what SR IV will be like.... stupid like all the previous ones.
I get that the GTA games can *seem* a little staid but they are genuinely funny, in a clever way not in the 'DILDO! LOL' way that SR presents its humour. The tasks are not boring, unless you don't enjoy the driving/shooting/flying mechanic, which you must enjoy for Saints Row? Its cleverly scripted with some genuine story telling that includes subtlety, emotion and character development, which you won't have come across in SR.
You should give it a real go, follow the story and try to engage. You might find you enjoy it.
^ This, undoubtedly.
I tried SR3 when it was in one of the Steam summer/winter/Thanksgiving/Michaelmas sales as I wanted to see if it was worth the hype.
To be fair to it, some of the action sequences are downright stunning, and it's clear to see that Rockstar has learned from these and incorporated similar into GTA V.
However after playing through a few of the missions on SR3 I just became incredibly bored with the childishness of it all. As you say, the character development in GTA V and the other recent GTA games provides a much deeper experience.
One week and about 30% into GTA V and I'm loving it, the attention to detail is stunning, the controls are slick and while there's perhaps not quite the depth that GTA SA had, it's got to be the best GTA yet. The three character viewpoints adds tremendously to the depth, and from what I've played of the heist missions these are a great progression from the previous standard GTA missions which were starting to get a bit monotonous.
So everyone and their dog does "let's plays" and other internet content featuring games, doing walk throughs, and tips on getting gamer score points, or various easter eggs.
Except for Nintendo. Why? Because Nintendo will sue their ass off for showing their copyrighted content in anything more than a screenshot or two in a review. Rooster Teeth has discussed this in their "Patch" gamer podcast as people keep asking "why don't you do Nintendo lets-plays?".
So the entire grass roots internet interest machine is completely unavailable to them. This is why they "haven't penetrated the mass market"
Here's a beer to toast the idiots going down in flames. Again.
I haven't played GTA5 yet, but Bioshock Infinite was a bloody excellent game, fully deserving of five stars. It has some of the most enjoyable gameplay mechanics of any game I've played for years, while still being challenging. The GTA games are at their hearts fairly basic and often tedious shooting / driving games, raised to a much higher level by their writing and satire.
(By basic I mean the central gameplay mechanic, not the open world. In GTA3 it was stand in the open and mow everyone down, in GTA4 it was upgraded to hide behind something and mow everyone down.)
Lack of replayability does not detract from a game if it's good enough the first time round. You don't generally judge films by how good they are the second time - a few you do, but most you don't.
Games aren't films. Lack of replayability makes a huge difference to a game and any game which you can't go back and enjoy again should be marked down when compared to ones you can. The best games (IMO) are the ones you can come back to and enjoy again. Of course the games studios don't like that because if you are playing the old game you won't buy another one.
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