Guys, I was really busy building this amazing website, lately I invested some of my free time in GTA 5 and I have just completed some hours ago the main mission line on Xbox One, so I’ve decided to write about my Grand Theft Auto V experience. You don’t have to be worried about spoilers, because I’ll try not to spoil anything for you.
So as you already knew the game takes place in San Andreas state, more particularly in Los Santos, our playground also includes the forest, the desert and the Mountain of Chiliad regions.
Although many players are saying that the map isn’t that big and the city becomes boring at times, I do believe that every single corner, highway, small road, tiny river is unique and greatly detailed, which makes the game so diverse and sometimes it will also make you feel lost. The Xbox One version – which I am playing with – and the Playstation 4 version have more detailed textures, trees, plants and ground flora, better lighting, shadows and reflections than the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 counterpart.
The PC version is coming out very soon, the release date is just around the corner, it will hit the shops and Steam on 15th of April. Some screenshots came out last week in 4K resolution, but I do not see a big improvement over the next-gen console GTAV, because of the engine update which was rolled out for the game yesterday.
Los Santos – the city where all the crazy people at
Grand Theft Auto was always a social satire, which means that it figures out the society in every way possible – and this phrase couldn’t be more true for any other games, than for Grand Theft Auto V.
In Los Santos you gonna meet every kind of crazy and weird people, including hill billies, ex-superstars, movie producers, movie stars, star wannabes, low-life pity gangsters, bike gangs, gangbangers, therapists, multiple yoga teachers, corrupt cops, crazy SWAT teams and so on and so on.
Details, Details. Details make look GTA 5 awesome and fresh
Everything from a lame-ass internet website on your character’s mobile phone to the very last detail of the environment was executed perfectly. What do I mean if I write ‘details’? Dialogs of the pedestrians on the street, mission dialogs, monologs, the whole vehicle tuning system, billboards, the TV program, the radio, the news outlets airing and reporting your latest heist and care, the scale of research and also creativity which was invested in most of the locations and missions available. As I have mentioned before, every street is completely different, every location is unique and every mission has something to make it interesting.
The side missions
The side missions of the game are phenomenal, they are on the very same level of detail which you can experience on the main missions, although these are shorter and less meaningful, but they can get you new crew members for heists, new activities (destroying for sale tables across Vinewood, collecting celeb relics, helping out the manager of your newly acquired business and much more).
The missions and side missions are just awesome
The Rockstar Games team has spent an enormous amount of time and even more effort to bring one of the most detailed open-world missions to date, if we are talking about side missions or main missions, all of these are made on the very same, very high and detailed level executed with great care and creativity. It’s not like in Skyrim or in Assassin’s Creed, where some of the main missions are really detailed and you see the work which was done on them, while others and especially side missions are just there to make you spent time, but aren’t really interesting or exciting. The team behind GTA 5 has made a masterpiece because of just that.
A really quick guide for the starters
You should invest your money mainly in buying weapons and customizing your characters’ main vehicles (if you buy new cars on the internet and you happen to lost or god forbid, destroy them, they won’t respawn. Only helicopters, planes and boats respawn – which is quite unfair in my option)
In singleplayer mode I always stacked up on weapons – mostly assault rifles – ,but I think that you will be fine with a expensive assault rifle, enough ammunition to clip two regiments of cops and 3 or 4 other (silenced and extra mag) weapons (like a combat shotgun, a compact SMG for in-vehicle use and a grenade launcher to make helicopter pilots sweaty) to keep it jucy and interesting.
Let’s talk about the negatives – All about those negatives
GTA Online is the mutiplayer mode of Grand Theft Auto 5 as you already knew, the main problem with that is that if you are playing with strangers they will try to knock your car out in races, clock you in freeroam mode, blow up your freshly-improved car or just shoot you down from their rides. I think that PC players are generally better, than Xbox One gamers, but that’s up to the PC community to prove that 2 weeks from now.
Also in GTA Online you cannot upgrade your car in the way you would like to and sometimes that makes it pathetic. Really, so I need to be level 49 to be able to get chrome color for my car? The situation is same with the weapons.
In the singleplayer mode you won’t find much to do in freeroaming. Yeah, there are random events, like saving a girl from a biker gang, popping cannibals, clipping rapists, but other than that GTA 5 is unlike Assassin’s Creed or Watch Dogs where there is something on every corner to do and complete making the game somewhat more interesting.
Yeah and the strip club cannot be really enjoyed because of the low-re textures and models (BOOBIES!).