Is GTA overrated?

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#1 deeliman
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I think it is. Don't get me wrong, it's a fun franchise but it's not as good as many people make it out to be. Especially GTA IV 

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What do you guys think? 

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#2 starjet905
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The franchise as a whole is something I've always liked. Even GTA IV, I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. But I felt like it didn't match the expectations set in me by San Andreas. But that alone is no reason for me to call the whole thing overrated, so no.
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#3 deactivated-5bda06edf37ee
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agree. overrated. i still like them, but it's been more or less the same for a long time. i never even bothered to finish GTAIV.

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#4 001011000101101
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No. Only if you have bad taste in games.
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#5 deeliman
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The franchise as a whole is something I've always liked. Even GTA IV, I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. But I felt like it didn't match the expectations set in me by San Andreas. But that alone is no reason for me to call the whole thing overrated, so no.starjet905
Overrated =/= bad.
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#6 sukraj
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No i dont think it is overated.

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#7 skrat_01
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IV sure as hell is. It's a great tech demo and a generally underwhelming and flawed game. Some drawn out dull storytelling and generally hollow world and mechanics that just don't work as well as they should. The others are great however.
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#8 whitey_rolls
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I voted yes - the games are good but IMO Vice City was the best game and have been declining since. 

The games are still very good but GTA 4 was no 10.

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#9 Rocker6
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The franchise as a whole, no. GTA is one of the most influential franchises of the industry, and GTA III was one of the games that got me into this hobby, so I wouldn't call it overrated. Even today, I love to play older GTA games.

I do think GTA IV is slightly overrated, but I still really loved the game, though not as much as SA and VC.

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#10 campzor
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4 is, 3 and VC are not overrated. They are among the best open world games.
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#11 starjet905
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[QUOTE="starjet905"]The franchise as a whole is something I've always liked. Even GTA IV, I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. But I felt like it didn't match the expectations set in me by San Andreas. But that alone is no reason for me to call the whole thing overrated, so no.deeliman
Overrated =/= bad.

I know. If this question was about GTA IV in particular, I would've answered yes, even though it's a good game.
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#12 Michael0134567
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They deserve their praise, especially IV.

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#13 deactivated-5bda06edf37ee
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Some drawn out dull storytelling and generally hollow world and mechanics that just don't work as well as they should.skrat_01

this is how i feel about it too. i love open world games, but GTA is only good for making some driving-mayhem on a large map. it's fun to do for an hour or two, but that's it. the big city is ultimately quite empty.

i like exploring, discovering interesting places and finding lots of variable enemies. and loot. but yeah, i know, GTA is not about that.

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#14 cain006
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I've only played 4 and watched my roommate play Vice City a couple times. I don't like that the gameplay in all of them seems like shit. The stories are pretty fun but I never cared much for the mini games. They seem alright to me.

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#15 1080pOnly
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IV was for sure.  I've never seen such blatant bias in reviews, clearly paid for.

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#16 sukraj
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I didn't enjoy GTA 4 as much as the other games.

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#17 TommyBarban
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GTA IV was overrated, GTA V is going to put the F into fun again.

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#18 Cheleman
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Absolutely.

Story, the most important aspect of a game, seems to always be missing in all the iterations. Sadly, GTAV is looking to be no different :(

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#19 Raziel831991
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GTAIV was pretty much the most overrated game of this generation and probably the most boring game I have played in the last few years. San Andreas and Vice City were pretty decent though

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#20 RedentSC
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To be honest, the last amazing experience i had in GTA was Vice City

I completely missed GTAIV as when it eventually arrived on PC, it was one horrible piece of software. unoptimised crap and completely unplayable

 

I recently picked it up cheap on my PS3 and i'm totally un-impressed. Maybe i need to be on the crest of an every breaking wave of games but GTA IV is just not enjoyable,

 

I ended up putting Peggle on after an hour ro so. Its an all together better game

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#23 Michael0134567
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[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

They deserve their praise, especially IV.

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micheal the Casual play scores. not quality of games.

Lol SNIPER.
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[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"][QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="SNIPER4321"] micheal the Casual play scores. not quality of games.

Lol SNIPER.

we know u like casual and mainstream games. u call splinter cell blacklist best in series. u think COD4 is better than classic FPS. lolMicheal

Never said Blacklist was best in series, stupid. I haven't even played it.
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#26 SecretPolice
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Not IMO, R* is king of the genre and love their brand of open world gaming.

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#28 deactivated-585ea4b128526
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Typical Contrarians, I hate everything that the majority likes, and now I'm going to name drop a bunch of awful shit. Gta and rdr were the best two games of gen 7, deal with it. No one will ever like scifi fantasy bullcrap.
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#29 deactivated-5bda06edf37ee
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Typical Contrarians, I hate everything that the majority likes, and now I'm going to name drop a bunch of awful shit. Gta and rdr were the best two games of gen 7, deal with it. No one will ever like scifi fantasy bullcrap.joehult

typical COD/GTA player.

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#30 deeliman
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Typical Contrarians, I hate everything that the majority likes, and now I'm going to name drop a bunch of awful shit. Gta and rdr were the best two games of gen 7, deal with it. No one will ever like scifi fantasy bullcrap.joehult

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#31 RageQuitter69
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Absolutely.

Story, the most important aspect of a game, seems to always be missing in all the iterations. Sadly, GTAV is looking to be no different :(

Cheleman

 

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This is why we can't have nice things.

To answer the topic question, no, GTA is not overrated, although every other game in its genre is underrated.

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#32 AmnesiaHaze
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i enjoyed all GTA's except GTA IV for some reason

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#33 Krelian-co
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every succesful or famous thing will be "overrated" when some random people don't like it for x reason.

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#34 RedentSC
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I'd go as far as too suggest Rockstart North are over-rated... but i'm scared of the rockstar fanboys... vicious lot they are

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#35 bbkkristian
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Yeah. I found no appeal in the series.
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#36 Ricardomz
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No. The gameplay is solid, the characters are great and so is the story. There are plenty of things to do and the online will be something from out of this world. Definitely not overrated.

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#37 Clock-w0rk
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No. The gameplay is solid, the characters are great and so is the story. There are plenty of things to do and the online will be something from out of this world. Definitely not overrated.

Ricardomz

Yh definitely not overrated :lol:

Anything but yes is wrong.

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#38 speedfreak48t5p
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No, all masterpieces and are godly. Especially IV.

LOL SNIPER

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#39 FlamesOfGrey
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GTA 3, Vice City & San Andreas? No. GTA 4? Hell Yes. That game is an 8 at best and not as good as the previous games.
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#40 Lumpy311
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Most of mainstream franchise are overrated like COD, Halo, GTA, Final Fantasy, Uncharted, Gears. and on and on. GTA is no exception. there i said. Mafia 1 was so much better than GTA3 when it was released.SNIPER4321

Mafia 1 was a major borefest, a good story and shitty gameplay.

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#41 tagyhag
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Just the 4th one, only things it had going for it was the atmosphere and free play. Bad story, mostly forgettable characters, bad gunplay etc.
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#42 drekula2
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GTA is one of my favorite series' but no doubt Gamespot has a hard-on for it.

GTA IV was no 10/10.  It was more like a 9

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#43 PurpleMan5000
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I think Ballad of Gay Tony is very overrated. Maybe I'm just getting sick of the same gameplay in the same city, but for me, GTA4>>>>>Lost and the Damned>>Ballad of Gay Tony. Most of the humor fell flat and the missions just weren't anything special. The game was more fun last gen when the open world city gameplay was completely fresh and we weren't getting a GTA or some knockoff like Saint's Row every year or 2.
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#44 drinkerofjuice
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All things considered? Nope. GTA3 was absolutely groundbreaking upon release, and Vice City was an excellent follow up. San Andreas was great, it just happened to bite off a little more than it could chew. GTA4 was a great change of pace from the game's usual formula, and The Ballad of Gay Tony was a glorious return to form.

I always have fun with this series, no matter what.

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Yes
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#46 heretrix
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Bar none, they make the most compelling open world cities in the industry. So no they aren't overrated.

People deciding to only run around like morons shooting people then ten minutes later cry about being bored is their fault.

I know many people hate on GTA IV, but as a resident of NYC, the model for Liberty City, I don't think I've ever seen a more accurate representation of New York in ANY video game. This is one thing that GTA always get right, the feel of running/driving around an actual city. their cities feel like an actual place instead of a bunch of buildings and streets slapped together.

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#47 GTA5omega
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No it has the content to back up it's claims (GTASA) did and now GTA5 will.
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#48 mems_1224
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GTA 4 certainly was but not the other games.
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#49 undeadgoon
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san andreas was the best one imo...gta4 was a let down to me.... hoping gta v is gonna be fun..

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#50 Cranler
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Just the 4th one, only things it had going for it was the atmosphere and free play. Bad story, mostly forgettable characters, bad gunplay etc.tagyhag
The gunplay was far better than previous GTA's and the ai was a huge upgrade as well. Story and characters are subjective.