GTA V - Game View

It’s been awhile since my last update. Been busy with work, and too many games.

Much of my game time has been occupied by Grand Theft Auto 5, as I’m sure many other people have been doing the same.
I was never able to get into the previous GTA games. They just didn’t appeal to me. However, over the last few years I’ve been more interested in the more free-form, open-world games such as Just Cause 2, Borderlands 1 and 2, Batman Arkham trilogy, Fallout 3, Prototype 2, Far Cry 2/3, etc.

And of course, this new one was meant to be the “definitive open world game” type thing. And I fall too easily into the hype for new games, so I picked it up.

And honestly, I wasn’t disappointed. Perhaps I’m just more mature now than I was years ago, but I found it pretty easy to look past the violence and vulgarity, and able to enjoy the detailed world and freedom to let loose and do whatever I want, in situations I of course would never be in, in real life.

Seeing how the three characters, from three very different backgrounds and lifestyles, come together and interact with each other in the messed up and corrupt town, serves a very compelling story.

The world is huge, but it ends up not being too overwhelmingly huge. You will soon become very comfortable with the different areas, even though there is constantly something new to do, and you’ll see things differently, and end up in areas you hadn’t been in before, even though they were sort of just there waiting for you already.

I’ve spent most of my time in the game following the missions and random events. But there are tons of mini games and extra activities which you can explore. The main story and side missions are likely to keep you too occupied to bother with them.. until maybe when the game is over.

I’ve yet to reach the end of the game though. I’m not convinced there IS an end to the game. :P

This game might not be for everyone, but if you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, and want a virtual city to cause some mayhem in, this game is worth checking out.

I’ve not yet played any of the Online mode, but that is likely going to be a source of new missions and activities (and multiplayer interaction), with the potential of new areas to explore.

I may end up getting this game for PC whenever it comes out, but playing it on the PS3 has been great. Makes me realize I need to find a better controller for my computer, since rumble is a very nice feature for console games.