March 9, 2019 at 1:25 PM #1320
Grand Theft Auto V
Rating: 4.0 – Great
GTA? or Not?
Grand Theft Auto 5! A game that changed the gaming industry as a whole, a game that turned heads around, a game still running strong 5 years post-release could be called nothing else than the game of the century. Developed by Rockstar North, and released on September 17th, 2013, GTA 5 sold 11.21 million copies just 24 hours into its release. Breaking records after records piling in $815.7 million on day one and $1 billion by day three speaks statements on its own.
GTA 5 is a three protagonist based crime fueled game in which players follow a story alongside Michael, Franklin, and Trevor the three protagonists of the game. Michael coming from a rich but screwed up family, Franklin a newbie from the hood, and Trevor the countryside devil. A beautiful story with three main characters turning a generation around.
The game built beautifully in HD displays impeccable graphics of the century. Rockstar North putting the smallest details into perspective. From the land to the sea everything fits in flawlessly and the experience of reality is given.
The game games side missions, secrets, and easter eggs from Strangers and Freaks to Poppy plants brings a whole new perspective to the game guaranteeing entertainment. The first person mode itself would keep a player occupied for days. Experiencing the game from a new pair of eyes.
When I first bought GTA 5 I was astonished by the game. Played it for hours upon hours, and loved the level of detail, story, and entertainment it provided. The game has everything that a gamer could ask for. It was a deal breaker and everyone wanted the game. Well everyone wanted it from 5-year-olds to 50-year-olds but Rockstar slapped a minimum of 18-year-old age for sales. This talks volume. Everyone wanted this game and everyone played this game. It didn’t matter if you were 5 or if you were 50 if you didn’t have this game you wouldn’t be considered as being alive. But away from all the hype that was created and the level of standards this game put forth, it missed something.
It missed the GTA experience and that’s why while being the best game of the century it really isn’t the best game that GTA has made. It missed the style that Grand Theft Auto games have always put forward and that why the community of GTA 5 differs so much from the community of San Andreas, or Vice City. It never followed a one main character style, it never showed a single focused story, it never had 6 stars, and it just didn’t feel like GTA. That is the one reason why it fails to get 5 stars in this review.
GTA was never about online it was about story. GTA tends to now be focusing on online more than the story. Whether this is for the better or for the worse the gamers are to judge. But the legacy of GTA has been put to a halt.
Missing out on the GTA feeling, however, is not a major deal because the game does deliver and is by far the greatest game of the century.
Facts: Guinness World Records, & Rockstar North
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