GTA 5 - First Impressions (Slight Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Gaming Discussion' started by Geoff, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play"

    Before anyone jumps me, let me be clear about GTA in general. I didn't play much of it. We had GTA 3 or 4 on the Xbox ages ago. When I played that, I input cheat codes for all weapons, invincibility, all that great stuff. I spent my time on a motorcycle, going up and down the highway, shooting people in cars or stealing better bikes. That's my experience on GTA.

    This game is far better.

    The game starts off with you robbing a bank. Honestly, after I did this in Saints Row 3, this one felt meh. But we do meet 2 of the characters we'll be playing later on. More on that soon. Basically, the robbery is the tutorial. Learn how to aim, shoot, set off explosives, switch players and driving. WOOH DRIVING.

    After that, we see how sweet the transitions are between characters. Smooth stuff. We get to play as our first character, Franklin. And he has the BEST FUCKING ABILITY! Slow time as you drive. We're talking about being able to go 100mph, slow time and take a turn that's 5 feet away. It's pure awesome. The driving is pretty easy, with the exception of the FIRST car you get as Franklin.

    Missions themselves aren't too bad. You can help some dumb slut with towing cars. I really hope she dies later in the game, I can't stand her. And naturally you've got gang stuff.

    Eventually we get to Michael, the second character. He is pure awesome. Rich guy, 2 shitty kids and a cheating wife. And Michael himself seems to only be bored with his life until he's doing heists and killing folk. I love this guy. Sadly, he has no ability (as of yet anyway).

    With him comes a lot of cop chasing. The best part is cops have a field of vision. Basically, get away from them, hide in an alley. Hell, climb a roof top to be safe.

    The downside to Michael? His kids. His daughter is probably one of the most annoying characters so far, I hope I get the choice of saving/killing her later on. His son is just a lazy sack of shit, so again, let's hope for a save/kill situation. So far, the game has been very bleh when it comes to choices. Haven't seen much of the wife so I don't care.

    Finally, we come to where I'm at in the game. Trevor.

    I. Fucking. Hate. Him.

    I'm curious to see who the fourth character is, because Trevor is a massive letdown. He tells a story about him being in the military (I think?) and he was told he was basically to fucking crazy to stay. And he is. Not in the cool way, unfortunately. He's just a hillilly, crazy fucking douche. He fucks some guys woman, then when the guy is all "I don't like you doing that", he STOMPS HIS HEAD IN.

    I mean, there can be a "good" crazy, you know? But this guy is not it. He's just stupid. Someone takes your seat in a bar? Tail him to his home, kill his wife in front of him, burn down house with him inside. That's his logic.

    Thankfully, I got far enough with him that I can play the others.

    So far, the game has been great. I'm excited to see who my fourth guy is and I hope I get to him today. Won't be any full "review" of this game for awhile, because it seems to be huge. That and I'll be busy starting tonight.
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  2. CorruptDictator

    CorruptDictator I want a custom title, but I dont trust VintagePC

    I find your opinion interesting since so far everyone I know who has played this has LOVED Trevor and could care less. I am notmuch of a GTA fan so god knows if/when I will ever get the game to make an opinion of my own on the matter.
  3. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play"

    I enjoy Trevor when he interacts with Michael, but the first impression of him sucked ass. I think I'll enjoy him more as the game progresses, we just gotta wait and see.

    And I gotta avoid videos now, I want to be surprised for the 4th character.
  4. Nightshde

    Nightshde Graphic Designer Forum Operator VF4-A (Admin) Staff Member

    There is no real fourth character, what I guess you could call a fourth character will be your online character you create and from my understanding when you switch to that character you go into the online mode.

    Trevor is kind of the comic relief of the game and isn't as soulless as everyone makes him out to be. Trevor also takes command of every situation he is in; as soon as he steps into a room everyone practically bows down to him besides the other protagonists. One thing that makes Trevor hilarious is the fact that he doesn't like to admit that he is canadian and it comes up quite a bit in the game, especially in the rampage mini-games. Also I turned his truck into the General Lee with the bright ass orange paint and the horn, if only they had decals.

    Driving in the game is amazing compared to GTA IV where the streets seemed to be coated in oil. The planes are also pretty easy to control once you get used to them, but the helicopters are a pain in the ass. Just trying to turn the helicopter a little bit and the thing goes crazy wobbling back and forth and takes forever to regain control which really sux when you are doing a race.

    Are you on the 360? because I'm trying to get a bunch of people on my friends list playing so we can have a full city for multiplayer.
  5. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play"

    He has made me laugh a couple of times, but I just see him as the royal douche. I mean, if one of his "friends" steps up and kills him, that would make this the greatest game of all time.

    Yes, I'm on the 360. GT is hey its geoff

    What exactly is online mode going to be like?
  6. CorruptDictator

    CorruptDictator I want a custom title, but I dont trust VintagePC

    I find it funny that last night my fiancee told me she wants to get this game (PS3), she barely plays anything other than The Sims 3 and it came out of left field that she wanted to play GTA.
  7. Nightshde

    Nightshde Graphic Designer Forum Operator VF4-A (Admin) Staff Member

    Ok sent you a friend request

    You haven't seen the craziness that will be GTA Online? Well here is a video to whet your appetite.

    Its more ambitious than online in GTA 4 and Red Dead. Its completely open world where you can be doing activities with a couple friends while some others are causing havoc. For example you could be playing a round of golf and someone in a jet fighter wants to get a closer look so they fly down to the course but get a little too close and crash land right in the middle of the green you are playing on. They said that it will be a max of 16 players in a map but there has been talk about them actually bumping it up to 32.

    Also when you create the character you get to give them a background story and even pick who their parents are which can be characters from previous games.
  8. SoL DarkLord


    Hey I too have it for 360, and would like more people to join, I have four currently, who I'll no doubt play with. gt = SoL DarkLord
  9. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play"

    Online looks pretty sweet then.

    I gotta say, I am liking Trevor slightly more. Just did a rampage where a couple of soldiers mock him for being Canadian. =D I just picked up this hitchhiker. I think she may be a serial killer. o_O I mean...she's crazy to the point of making Trevor shut up...

    Edit - After hitting about 4 street lamps straight, an idea came up. I hope they did this, but I won't know for awhile. It would be awesome if you get to the credits of the game and it shows how much damage you caused to the city. =D
  10. SoL DarkLord


    I know at the end you get a "Psychological Evaluation" but that's all I know, also, yes.... All of his rampages are because someone makes some comment about him being a canadian, either that or they insult his mom.
  11. Nightshde

    Nightshde Graphic Designer Forum Operator VF4-A (Admin) Staff Member

    Sent you a friend request Sol.

    I'm only about 45% through the game according to social club but from my understanding they give you some kind of report card when you finish the story that evaluates everything you have done.

    Also are you guys part of any crews on Social Club? I'm thinking about making up a Vault Crew.
  12. SoL DarkLord


    Not yet, like I said though, I met some people who were interested in being in a crew.
    And Yes a report card, like I said a "Psychological Evaluation" I have beat the story. Had to, wanted the stuffs, to do other stuffs. I will accept it when I get back home from class tonight.
  13. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play"

    Only negatives so far about the game:

    1. Some railings are impossible to break. If I'm in a huge ass track, going 100 mph, why can't I break some railings? =/

    2. The music stations. So far, I usually turn the radio off because there has never been a decent song.

    3. Flying. I usually hate flying anyway, but god damn this game. Helicopters are annoying as shit to try and drive. =/
  14. Carcajou

    Carcajou Achievement Hunter

    I fucking LOVE LOVE LOVE Trevor!! He's frikken crazy but he's not all that bad...His ability is handy...Also Michael has a bullet time ability!
  15. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play"

    I honestly don't even know what Trevor's ability does. And first initial impression was bad. I mean, certain people/personalities can pull off the "kill everyone" attitude. Ketchup on my hotdog? I SAID NO KETCHUP *shoot vendor in face*. But with Trevor, seeing as he makes meth, my only thought is "He's just killing because of drugs".

    Thankfully, I have grown to enjoy him. And...


    I'm far enough that I know their third friend (Brad I believe) is dead, and Trevor doesn't know this yet. I don't know if he finds out (DON'T SPOIL IT), but if he does, I am verrrrrrrrrrrrry excited to see how he takes it.
  16. SoL DarkLord


    So i'm a little derp. I didn't notice in Ammunation, when purchasing ammo, you could hit "X" to switch between full or partial until about half-way through my second play through.
  17. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play"

    Is there any reason to go through a second time? Once I finish the story, I'll probably set out to 100% it, but I can't imagine I'd need to restart the game.
  18. Nightshde

    Nightshde Graphic Designer Forum Operator VF4-A (Admin) Staff Member

    The only reason I could see playing a second time is if you completely borked your funds and you don't want to play the stock market. They really need to make a video explaining the stock market because beyond the few missions that they tell you what to buy or sell I can't seem to make money on it.
  19. CorruptDictator

    CorruptDictator I want a custom title, but I dont trust VintagePC

    Broke down and bought it (digital) for my PS3 last night since I have friends at work that play AND the woman wants to play it. Should be installed by the time I get home for lunch.
  20. Nightshde

    Nightshde Graphic Designer Forum Operator VF4-A (Admin) Staff Member

    Should have bought a hard copy, digital versions are having graphic issues because of how the game is programmed to run off a HDD and Disk.

    Also I went and made up a Socialclub crew -
    anyone can join from any console.
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