I am already at 55% of completion. By some reason, I have an impression that GTA V has less gameplay than all previous installments.
GTAV is basically about piloting different types of vehicles, exactly like all previous GTAs. No seriously, after 55% in, I completly burnt on GTAV.
All missions are built arround driving. Shootings are damn scarce and have usually zero tactics in them. The game lacks gameplay variety so badly.
It´s all about driving. The game dificulty resides in that. Most of the game is about putting you in different situations where you have to drive uncomfortable vehicles you have little familiarity with, usually being persued by police. I mean, almost all missions are about that, heists including.
When I played a few stealth missions, I was like "F*ck yeh", stealth made it to GTAV. The problem is they are really a few. Like only three in total. And I have thought they will have some depth in them. Well, I did was wrong.
And don´t start with "But GTAV has so many secondary activities". No it doesn´t. All secondary activities and missions are generic as **** and lack any depth.
All sport activities are challenging until you level up your characters. After that, it´s like walk in the park. And you will level up your characters really fast.
Tennis is quite generic and easy.
Yoga is a QTE fest.
Killing springs are dumb as f*ck because you don´t even have to take cover. It´s just duck shooting.
Platforming is almost absent.
Scuba diving is pointless because there is nothing interesting under water.
Heists are super scripted and not challenging at all.
Killing missions have zero creativity. I´m staying in the middle of the road with a sniper rifle and nobody gives a f*ck.
And as I already said, shooting missions, which GTA 4 had so many, are now so scarce. You can´t engage a good shooting because usually your target is either escaping or police is on their way.
So in the end, it all comes down to driving, driving, more driving, a little bit more driving, occasional piloting, occasional shooting, more driving.
At this point, I think Far Cry 3 was a much better shooter and sandbox. IT had driving, shooting, stealth, exploring, platforming and light puzzles almost at the same proportion. The same is true for AC: Brotherhood aswell, a lot more interesting sandbox. Batman: Archam Origin...