GTA is more a nuisance than a game

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#1 Edited by Celtic_34 (1903 posts) -

The open world action adventure genre could be so good imo but it just isn't. I just finished GTA 5 and was more relieved it was over than anything. The final missions were incredibly tedious and more trial and error than anything dropping items, fighting your way through waves of enemies, switching characters etc.. GTA IV was kind of the same thing to me although GTA 5 was even more tedious. I couldn't help but thinking this is not fun as I was finishing the game because it wasn't.

The actual enjoyment of playing GTA 5 was somewhere between taking a dump and driving home from work in heavy traffic. Yet this game gets 9's and 10's.

Free Roam and open world great. The actual mission structure is terrible. I had more fun with Sleeping Dogs which was much more straightforward and had a mix of fighting and driving and even that wasn't that great.

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#2 Edited by DocSanchez (4350 posts) -

dont play it then.

Well that was easy! moving on....

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#3 Edited by Celtic_34 (1903 posts) -

It's already been done. Too late now.

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#4 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

solid game and way better then 4.

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#5 Posted by DocSanchez (4350 posts) -

@Celtic_34: You can't have already done something in the future. It's not been done, and you have a choice not to do it.

It's like you went to a restaurant, ordered the whole buffet, sat down, ate the whole damn lot, then the next day complained you didn't like any of it. Why did you go to the trouble of finishing the game? Its massive. If you didn't like it, fine.

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#6 Edited by Celtic_34 (1903 posts) -

I think I'm going to give AC4 a go again. I was enjoying that moreso. GTA's structure is just not that good to me. They lost something this gen imo. It's too bad because they have the best open worlds imo.

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#7 Edited by Celtic_34 (1903 posts) -

I would guess I'm not the only idiot who bought the game and played it all the way through and didn't like it that much. The game sells billions. The hype kind of draws you in. I know mcdonalds is not the healthiest thing in the world either and I still eat it. Just one of those things I guess.

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#8 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

I'm immune to hype ! :D

Plus Rockstar has become so predictable. GTA V was what I expeced it to be.

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#9 Posted by jg4xchamp (61462 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

solid game and way better then 4.

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#10 Posted by Netret0120 (3474 posts) -

Great game and way better than GTA4. You have unrealistic expectations. Best sandbox game that is available atm

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#11 Posted by Shmiity (6090 posts) -

I didn't think a game about sex and drugs could be so boring. 5/10

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#12 Edited by sukraj (27297 posts) -

better than gta 4

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#13 Posted by l34052 (3760 posts) -

@Celtic_34 said:

The open world action adventure genre could be so good imo but it just isn't. I just finished GTA 5 and was more relieved it was over than anything. The final missions were incredibly tedious and more trial and error than anything dropping items, fighting your way through waves of enemies, switching characters etc.. GTA IV was kind of the same thing to me although GTA 5 was even more tedious. I couldn't help but thinking this is not fun as I was finishing the game because it wasn't.

The actual enjoyment of playing GTA 5 was somewhere between taking a dump and driving home from work in heavy traffic. Yet this game gets 9's and 10's.

Free Roam and open world great. The actual mission structure is terrible. I had more fun with Sleeping Dogs which was much more straightforward and had a mix of fighting and driving and even that wasn't that great.

GTA's story is one part of the experience, the other is the fun you create yourself in the world with all of the tools in it.

Before GTAV dropped i still went back to GTA:SA just because there was so much to do in the world, its taken a backseat to 5 now but its still the same point.

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#14 Edited by El_Zo1212o (6054 posts) -

I agree that GTA5 is shamelessly overrated. But it was fun enough to keep me playing the whole week before GTAO launched. If it weren't for the incredibly shaky launch of the online game, I'd never have bothered to finish it.

@DocSanchez: It's hardly 'massive,' considering it's barely the length a previous GTA required just to open up the second area of the map.

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#15 Posted by bezza2011 (2729 posts) -

GTA 5 good looking but not as good as GTA: San Andreas thats all i have on that

MY points are the activities they give you in GTA5 have absolutely nothing to do with being a bank robber or anything and the whole lack of actually robbing banks is crazy, the stupid stock exchange where you should of made money with lester was never explained propular in the game, and i mean come on golf tennis yoga and triathlons i mean what the hell is this, lol it should of had robbing houses, drug dealing/runs robbing shops, robbing banks, being able to actually buy houses and build your way up. just wasn't the game i wanted, an open world which you didn't have to do much in it or any activities outside of the main story missions