With all the excitement from many gamers caused by the new GTA V trailer, I began to think myself of a weird guy. While I'm actually impressed about the visuals and awesome gameplay, I don't think I would buy that game. Why? because the stories and themes of realistic criminal violence are just not my taste.
Let me explain myself a little bit. While I'm actually a fan of many popular action and adventure game-series, GTA is not one of them (as all as other similar series like saints row). I love battlefield series, metal gear series, resident evil series, batman arkham series... hell even i kinda like COD and assassin's creed series. But when I used to have GTA games, I felt that the only fun it had just lasted a few hours. The theme was nothing of my taste, I never had any fun following the story of a criminal who kept fighting other gangs and killing innocents just to gain power, even if I kept repeating myself that "it is just a game".
General violence in videogames may be very controvertial, but I think there is a huge difference between "crime violence" and "heroic violence". It kinda feels like it's not the same to fight for a good cause than just plain killing for fun.
BTW, even after I sold my GTA IV copy, I actually DO believe the game deserved that perfect 10 score of many websites. Like I said, the visuals and gameplay are awesome IMO, just not my taste.
Anyone else who is not gonna buy GTA V for this reason of something similar?