Now that the dust has settled and gamers have had their time to experience GTA 5, its time to come to terms with the fact that GTA 5 will have the same lasting legacy as 4.
In fact, I'd argue that the series has not evolved much since GTA 3 was released 12 years ago. Similar repetitive gameplay functions still plague it: Drive to Point A..shoot guys...Rendezvous at Point B collect cash. Granted the open world is impressive and there are some cool things to do, however I do not see this being the potential GOTY that everyone makes it out to be.
In the next few months I think fans will come to realize that GTA 5 ended up being a disappointment much like 4. I also seriously think GTA 5 is not a GOTY favorite this year, I still like BioShock Infinite to take that crown.