I recently replayed GTA5 and i notice lot of things here. I have been critical to this series but never consider any of previous games hand holdy or movie games. here, GTA5 start with prologue that is incredibly hand holdy hiest then engage with firefight with cops where you take cover and shoot ie very simple and easy.
Then if you are not in mission, you have freedom but once you are in mission, you are forced to drive from point A to point B, forced linear path, watch cutscene and if engage in firefight. then take cover and shoot where health regenerated.
I remember early vice city and san andreas were not really easy games. they have cheat codes. here GTA5 is waay too easy and simple that you barely die if you are in firefight.
if you punch a civillian, he died and not even engage in fist fight.
after replaying it I realize that man, GTA5 is a movie game if you are in mission. its only fun for messing around like previous games and even messing around is nowhere near as fun as in early games.
I can see why it is called most successful game of all time because its a casual game that everyone can play it.
Rockstar open world formula is basically linear and scripted if you are on mission. same formula repeat in RDR2.
so my friends, can we consider it as cinematic and movie game too? lets discuss