they need a single player patch to make the kill indicators optional(that seizure/headache inducing flash that turns your entire screen grey and little X for each kill. it really takes the fun out of the game and makes the gunplay less satisfying.
Also why can't we beat up kill/people in strip clubs? This feels out of place for GTA. A single player patch would be much appreciated.
@Sykow98 GTA V is out now on PC & PS3
The game's great, but a 9 is definitely fitting IMO, not for the reasons expressed in the video, which frankly are quite ridiculous.
My reasons are just that it has issues sometimes in character movement, swapping in realistic animations for unresponsive/frustrating controls is a trend i'm seeing more and more these days and it's annoying.
Gun combat is pure crap, in fact, I don't see any real improvements from past gta games in that respect at all, auto switching between enemies just makes it feel on rails, I know there's an option to turn that off but imo the gunplay is designed so poorly it's better to leave it on, using LB to shoot from in a vehicle is really crap too IMO. Cover is also something that didn't quite get addressed from GTA 4, it's still as frustrating and non fluid in it's practical use.
The mini games like tennis and golf feel gimmicky and boring and honestly feels not even worth playing after 1 round... Some game missions can be non-intuitive for instance when your in the middle of something and a text box appears in the top left during the action which your expected to read in real time, sometimes during intense high speed action can be off putting and some times lead to mission failures.
Some mission elements feel too linear and instructed, you rarely feel like you have a lot of possibility to do things different ways, your own way, only the way your instructed to do them, and often the instructions are quite unclear.
Everything else about the game is awesome though, and it's GTA at the end of the day, you're guaranteed fun if you buy it, but I don't know what they can do with GTA 6 to make sure it doesn't feel stale..
It's no wonder why Rockstar didnt give Gamespot the opportunity to play GTA 5 before it's release like IGN.... Gamespot has now lost that #1 site in my books, it's a shame been coming here since I was 12 (now 26). GL Gamespot but you've gone downhill big time. #IGN
I actually came here to see what all the fuss was about, ok so a minute in you used the word misogynist... that's pretty sensitive as it's flung around alot these days when anyone tries to criticise a female... ok lets continue.
Is it just me or does GTA5 seem like a bad ass open world environment with little to do??....i mean don't get me wrong its fun and all but it feels like its missing something....for example.....FarCry3 has a massive open world environment with optional missions that you can do before starting the actual campaign that gives you a little advantage if you decide to do them.....with a world as massive as it is, I feel GTA should have done the same by adding the ability to rob stores...setup any type of heist for big jobs, side quests to get more inventory items available in markets, help black market or gangs to get special cars,gear and weapons that will be available for purchase....etc. Adding a ton of extra game play outside of the storyline.....Game is bad ass..just slightly disappointed for how large of a world it is you really cant do much outside of playing the storyline and F around in a sandbox....
There are so many comments saying that the review should only be based on the gameplay and graphics and ignore the story and characters. That doesn't make sense. The story and characters are part of the game too and should be included in a review. Rockstar made a point to include a detailed story and developed characters. Why would the review ignore that? I found nothing wrong with this review. It was clear the reviewer throughly enjoyed the game despite whatever flaws she found. A 9 out of 10 is still an impressive score and tells me this is an awesome game worth my time. Well done GS.
Trevor in "Person of Interest" http://k42.kn3.net/1/7/A/D/4/0/746.jpg
I do agree with thr score, but not with the arguments.... come on GTA V is not the best game on PS3. It's pretty good, but not a 10.
Reviewing games just for the story/graphics is like criticizing a band for their clothes and their album cover. Sites like this , GAMESPOT, IGN etc.. are just hurting the industry. good games get bad reviews, trash lame games get good reviews.. The problem here is that no one will invest in a good game that will receive lame scores from all the "professional" reviewers.
and while i see every game going dumb, critics go on praising the games coming out.. is it for the money? i don't get it.. same thing happened to the new tomb raider, bad game good reviews, all the new shooters are insanely bad and dumbed yet good reviews, a game that cames out that actually involves GAMEPLAY, challenges, gets a 5.0 due to : diffuclty. The controls ar so lameee because i die everytime i make a mistakee sniff sniff FLICK YOU ALL I'M GETING RICH AND THEN I'LL GET MYSELF A VIDEOGAME COMPANY AND START TO PRODUCE SOMETINHG GAMERS LIKE ME ACTUALLY LIKE. HOLLYWOOD FLICK YOURSELF ALSO. have a nice day
but hey, let's be a game critic and earn money doing so, and instead of truly reviewing a game for what it is, let's talk of anyting but the gameplay and focus on things (politics? really) that are simple irrevelant and just a bonus to have some laughs.
gta IV was like an open world experiment with physics.. euphoria engine was so damn good.. why end that? going off choppers mid-air and seeing the unique consequences each time, hiting lamps, bridges..... jumping off buildings, throwing people off clifs, sidewalks, stealing the car and have the poor bastard grab the door and go against other cars/lamps etcc.. looking for horrible accidents, great explosions, cops going airborne .. I can't tell the amount of time i spent in GTA IV doing these kinds of things... crashing with a bike was one of the greatest things for me. WHY THE HECK WOULD THEY REMOVE THE ENGINE THAT GAVE LIFE TO GTA??? don't get it. GTA 5 is the dumbest sequel i've ever seen
Few people talk how LAME the physics engine is in the new GTA. The driving is just horrible... ruines the game for me. the sense of freedom that one had on GTA IV is totally gone because someone decided that graphics are more important than gameplay. Cruising around gta 5 is simply not enjoyable because the physics are non existing..
I agree with this review. GTA5 is just an amazing & addicting game. I'm really impressed with the technical achievement & storytelling in parts. But there's no getting around the fact that the lack of any shred of morality in this game seriously deteriorates the pleasure of spending time in it's world. I know that some people vehemently defend that this game is about criminals and therefore we should know what to expect & like it, but in my humble opinion there is no reason for everything from the random comments from people on the side of the road, to the situations & the characters themselves to be so vile. If you want a good example of some moral struggle from interesting criminal characters watch Michael Mann's, "Heat." It's my personal hope that someday Rockstar will give us a GTA game that might have characters we could actually fully like, sympathize with & care about. They got closest to this in Red Dead, so maybe someday.
SAY IT OUT LOUD "MISOGYNISTIC" OVER AND OVER THINKING IN A GTA GAME. GETS MORE AND MORE RIDICULOUS EVERYTIME DOESN'T IT??
Anyone else get a headache from seeing the screen flash black and white every time you make a kill? This feature may be nice for non gamers or casual gamers, but this has really destroyed immersion in combat for me. And where all the melee weapons? there is no machete(jason mask and no machete?) or Chainsaw....this game is a let down. I have a feeling all of the 9 and 10s are first day hype.
She wants a politicly correct GTA made by HBO where all men are in the shadow of Great women who do better than men despite living in a man's world...
That doesnt bother me though, she has the right to be a fleft-wing militant and I dont even blame GS for not asking their reviewers to be neutral and not letting their ideologic views influance their reviews. I mean they dont claim to do it and its a private company...
That being said, I dont get why people get so angry at her. I dont agree with her either but I have to confess that I really enjoy seeing defenders of the politicly correct ideology that are so used to see their beliefs forced onto others getting frustrated because of an exeption that they cant do anything about... lol.
Also I doubt she gave a 9 only out of ideology, there's alot of limitations in this game for no apparent reasons... Just the guns for example, how come there's only tree of each kind, with all the models of weapons that we can find in real life...
People say how can you gave a 9 to a 250 + millions dollars game ? Well exactly for that reason, its a 9 FOR a game that is worth so much.
@123crip123 GTA 5 doesn't deserve a 10. it is good but not great. Gta 4 is still better. it even has higher user ratings on average. Gta 5 could of been better, but they made it for casual gamers only, butchering the crap out of it, making it as linear and easy as possible.
@123crip123 Why? Because the reviewer shares a different opinion than you to how good the game is? I think 9 is bang on what this game deserves, maybe not for the same reasons but at least GS isn't following the herd with their reviews.
@Elite_Commandor Theres like 50 something stangers and freaks side missions, so I don't really know what you're complaining about. Not to mention the drug trafficking side missions with Trevor. Theres probably close to 100 hours in missions altogether so your argument is invalid.
@2Ninjasmart GTA 4 is still better iMO. I like how GTA 4 doesn't have a lame kill indicator that lights the enite screen for each kill. the stobe flash kill indicator and every other aspect of GTA 5 holding your hand the whole way, was just a terrible idea. Gta 5 could of been much better.
@ComplexVariable You really do deserve to die don't you!(it is a joke)But seriosly how the fuck is this game dumb?
Bellic to me was a "character I could actually fully like, sympathize with & care about"
GTA always was a bit like that, the problem in this one is a lot more bad taste in humour compared to GTA4.
But they already had alot of good ones in GTA4 so they might have been forced to go a bit further, do a little too much for the jokes to feel a bit new...
To be fair with the reviewer ; Politically muddled - yeah maybe a bit but "profoundly" misogynistic - no way, not even a little bit or atleast not more than anything else that could be seen as wrong in this game.
@PARTEMADRES What's ridiculous is your belief that caps lock somehow gets your point across better, when all it really does is make you sound like some child trying to yell your opinion at someone's face.
@Dredcrumb9 I suppose the lack of a machete and chainsaw is sort of like how there's no flamethrower as far as I've seen. It's fun, but I appreciate that this game sacrificed sillyness like that to make a better overall experience.
@Dredcrumb9 I think your expecting to much from the game mate if u keep that up u wont enjoy much games in the future, also the flash after each kill? i didn't even notice that and iv'e completed the game but now i notice it all the time and don't see any issue with it, I do agree though there needs to be more weapons especially melee weapons, so far iv'e found a baseball bat and u can buy a few knifes out the gun shop, I honestly don't think the game is over hyped the game has delivered what Rockstar promised and more, they've gone way past my expectations, the main thing for me that was a little bit of a let down was the radio stations but personally i would give the game a solid 9.5/10
@GTA-Like_Fan there is a name for the syndrome you have, its called: schizophrenia
@GTA-Like_Fan Well said.
People seem to be bent out of shape because she listed the cons as misogynistic and whatnot, but how pissed would they have been if she had listed cons as: 1) not enough weapon variety, 2) some of the faster cars have ridiculous controls, 3) can't train Chop without an iphone.
@GTA-Like_Fan JUST SAY IT OUT LOUD "MISOGYNISTIC" OVER AND OVER THINKING IN A GTA GAME. GETS MORE AND MORE RIDICULOUS EVERYTIME DOESN'T IT??
Then don't call it journalism, professional, or any of the staff editors because journalism has standards and an obligation to provide objective, non-biased views.
Your missing my argument...the argument is not that there isn't enough side missions the argument is that there is pretty much no reward system in those side missions that intrigues the player to actually do them.....other than just doing them because its fun...if the player decides to do them it should provide a benefit or reward.....maybe special weapons or rare inventory items in stores when you complete them or when you get a gold rating etc...but your left doing a few runs for paparazzi that rewards you with a whopping $2k..wow...so you spent an extra 45 min of game play but your still pretty broke and have the same inventory you had before until you play the main campaign....majority of open world environment games provide side quests not only fun but rewarding wanting to do more...Trevors side mission is a great example...you have a reason why to keep doing them....the others seem you should do them just to do them. Just saying with a large world as it is...should have you exploring the world for side quests that have great benefit adding way more hours of game play...Bordrelands, Fable, Skyrim, Far Cry's and others...open world environment with reason to explore and do side quests..
@jasen01 @ComplexVariable GTA 5 is dumb in its gameplay design. This game hold your hand like no other GTA before. The entire screen flashes black and white every time you shoot somebody dead, you cant even save a car in your garage, you can Skip entire missions, none of the cool features from Red Dead were carried over such as sticking up random people, shooting out out a persons ankles so they can't walk, etc..that's how dumb GTA 5 is.
@jayjay444 the kill flash indicator ruins the game for me. The music selection was bad too, no good classic rock or metal.
@euphoric666d for your's too, it's called loneliness.
@StarsiderSajun @GTA-Like_Fan Probably not as much. I never thought I could find a review offensive but this one his.
As I said in another post, Rockstar could and should sue her for defamation. A bit misogynistic could be seen as an armless opinion, "profoundly" misogynistic is a very serious accusation, accusation not only for the game but for the army that worked on it including many womens.
@Elite_Commandor @Doobsac bah, rewards will be bountiful in 3 or so days when GTA online comes out. But yes, i feel that way too about some of the points you bring up but the signal player is only half of the pie. Well, i think its a lot less than that, Most of those things you bring up will be answered by GTA online which is what i bought the game for. I mainly just played the signal player game to get familer and introduced to the game world. And if online gaming is not your thing, well your screwed.