JanSt

Wildly offtopic: Who's buying GTA V?

Just curious.
Huge fan of GTA San Andreas myself, so I have been looking forward to this launch for some time.
Just hope they correct some flaws that came with GTA IV - the odd mix of serious with the humorous etc...

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lcurdie / MOD  Sep. 16, 2013 at 13:40

Minor heart attack when the postie arrived this morning. Amazon says it's dispatched, but looks like it'll be delivered tomorrow. At which point I'll retire from Mobot and live forevermore in San Andreas ;)

I know what you mean about the silly juxtaposed with the serious in GTA IV. Saints Row seems to have taken over the lighthearted side of sandbox gaming. Indeed, I think I probably enjoyed SR3 more than GTA IV.

Actually, I've still got the last GTA IV DLC to play. That'll tide me over nicely till tomorrow...

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 16, 2013 at 13:47

Hahaha

I also found Liberty City in GTA IV too 'claustrophobic' - I mean, the narrow streets and highrises mixed with the HD detail of leaves, light and shadow served as too much of a distraction for my liking. I prefer the more open scenery of San Andreas, and I think too much detail can distract from gameplay. Maybe, I'm just getting too old?

I'll probably wait and buy it when I have the time to invest a 'few' hours...

Stelph  Sep. 16, 2013 at 14:35

Its going to be interesting to see how people like GTA V, personally ive really liked all the GTA's and didnt have an issue with the "serious" setup of GTA IV.

I am slightly concerned by the sheer size of GTA V, apparently the map is big enough to include all the maps of the previous 4 games together along with the map from Red Dead Redemption. Thats seriously large, and means they really have to make sure theres a large variety of missions to do while there

That being said, even if its pap ill still probably buy it

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 16, 2013 at 14:38

Mine's arriving tomorrow, Amazon only dispatched it yesterday so I highly doubt it'll have come this morning. I've not looked forward to a game release so much for years, the Mrs seems to be finding it hard to understand why I'm so excited for a " kid's toy", as she insists on calling it.

So, as of about 5pm tomorrow, I'm going to sit in my man cave and never come out. I wish all of you all the best with your lives :p.

Lewis, if it's TBOGT you've still got left to play, it's really rather good. I preferred it to the original GTA IV, myself. Parachutes, a tank and a second variety of attack helicopter make it feel a little less...serious, than Niko's storyline in GTA IV.

Final thing, if anyone doesn't know, as far as I know the review embargo on GTA V is lifted at 3pm UK time today :).

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 16, 2013 at 14:40

Its going to be interesting to see how people like GTA V, personally ive really liked all the GTA's and didnt have an issue with the "serious" setup of GTA IV.

I am slightly concerned by the sheer size of GTA V, apparently the map is big enough to include all the maps of the previous 4 games together along with the map from Red Dead Redemption. Thats seriously large, and means they really have to make sure theres a large variety of missions to do while there

That being said, even if its pap ill still probably buy it

Have you seen the leaked map from the guidebook? A lot of it is countryside...R* have said they've not made the map big with empty countryside, so I sure hope there's lots of interesting stuff in the big, green expanse on the map.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 16, 2013 at 14:42

Hahaha

I also found Liberty City in GTA IV too 'claustrophobic' - I mean, the narrow streets and highrises mixed with the HD detail of leaves, light and shadow served as too much of a distraction for my liking. I prefer the more open scenery of San Andreas, and I think too much detail can distract from gameplay. Maybe, I'm just getting too old?

I'll probably wait and buy it when I have the time to invest a 'few' hours...

Liberty City's odd feeling wasn't helped by massively fluctuating frame rates on the Xbox version (no idea about PS3, I assume brute power on a PC would solve it). As soon as anything got interesting (read: lots of people, cars and explosions) the frame rate absolutely nosedived, unfortunately. From the game play footage I've seen of GTA V, it looks much improved.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 16, 2013 at 15:25

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/09/16/grand-theft-auto-v-review

IGN's GTA V review, if anyone fancies a read. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

socialjeebus  Sep. 16, 2013 at 15:35

Hahaha

I also found Liberty City in GTA IV too 'claustrophobic' - I mean, the narrow streets and highrises mixed with the HD detail of leaves, light and shadow served as too much of a distraction for my liking. I prefer the more open scenery of San Andreas, and I think too much detail can distract from gameplay. Maybe, I'm just getting too old?

I'll probably wait and buy it when I have the time to invest a 'few' hours...

Liberty City's odd feeling wasn't helped by massively fluctuating frame rates on the Xbox version (no idea about PS3, I assume brute power on a PC would solve it). As soon as anything got interesting (read: lots of people, cars and explosions) the frame rate absolutely nosedived, unfortunately. From the game play footage I've seen of GTA V, it looks much improved.


The PC version was, at the time, truly horrible on anything but a high-end gaming PC.

Tbh the 360 version was probably the best of the bunch on release.

The difference between GTA IV and RDR showed just how much R* learned in such a short space of time, so hopefully a lot of issues have been resolved.

I pre-ordered mine here in Korea and will be picking it up tomorrow hopefully, it's also the first time I've ever seen a console pre-order sell out here.

Rather conveniently and coincidentally I have wed, thu and fri off (kudos to R* for releasing it during the Korean Thanksgiving Holiday!).

Interestingly, the release has sparked somewhat of a piracy debate here in Korea, with console gamers blaming pirates (and rightly so) for the lack of a Korean subtitled version.

socialjeebus  Sep. 16, 2013 at 15:44

On a random side-note. The Korean signage in the small Korea town in Alderney (GTA IV) is mostly incorrect, either in terms of vocab or the actual lettering. The sign that they did get right, unsurprisingly, is the 'adult product' sign.

With LA having a huge Korea town, it'll be interesting to see whether they've improved on it.

Though from the screen shots they've released it doesn't appear that they have.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 19, 2013 at 11:56

So... matt's been playing non-stop, I gather??!!
:))

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 19, 2013 at 12:29

So... matt's been playing non-stop, I gather??!!
:))


Nah, annoyingly real life has got in the way haha. I've only managed about 10% of the game so far. Saying that, it's as good as people say it is, a definite San Andreas for this generation of consoles.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 19, 2013 at 15:20

Grrrrr....
I decided to wait until I have time to immerse myself. Which will be, um, never...
When San Andreas came out I had holidays, and nothing important on my plate at all. Now I'd feel bad giving it an hour. :(
Life suck

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