I want to talk to you about Grand Theft Auto V. I debated reviewing this game or not, since the GTA series of games has historically been pretty controversial. Obviously, I decided that I would provide some information to my readers and let you guys decide to play/buy it or not. I want to start out by saying, without hesitation, this is not a game for children, teenagers, or even young adults. This is an adult game with adult language and situations. I don’t even play this game when my kids are awake. How adult you ask? Well, from my understanding, you can visit a “gentlemen’s club” and if you talk to the dancer the “correct” way, you can take her home. I can’t say how graphic it gets, but just that situation should be enough to convince you of this game’s intended audience.
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) is the fifteenth title in the Grand Theft Auto series. GTA V is played from a 3rd person perspective and is a sandbox type of game. This means that the player doesn’t have to follow the set storyline or do any of the predefined tasks. Once the intro section of the game is complete, the player can run around and do pretty much anything they want, including borrowing cars, planes, helicopters, boats, and even a blimp. Although, the storyline is interesting and has many challenging and fun jobs; I imagine that most people that play the game complete at least some of the challenges.
While not completely a driving game, GTA V is really spectacular at it. The sheer number of different vehicles that you can borrow is astounding. Since the game developers did not license all the cars that they have in the game, they have renamed them to something else. While it is a bit more difficult to figure out some of the cars, some are very obvious – cough Bugatti Veyron cough. I have to admit, I was pretty excited when I finally found a Bugatti parked and I was able to take it as my own.
I purchased the PlayStation 3 version and I have to say, the graphics are really incredible on the big screen. I am typically a PC gamer, but since GTA V has not been released on PC, I was forced to buy it for the console. In spite of my console noobness, I was able to play the game successfully. The game plays very smooth on the PS3 and, if not for the gamepad in my hands, I almost forgot I was playing on a console. The interface is intuitive, as you probably expect from a Rockstar Games title, and easy to use. All in all, GTA V is fun to play, as long as you can ignore the immoral, illegal, and unethical situations depicted in the game. Fortunately, I can.
If you are a fan of the GTA series, I highly recommend that you purchase or rent this one. If you would like to know more about GTA V, you can visit their website – www.rockstargames.com/V.
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