My first exposure to the Grand Theft Auto series came with the release of GTA IV and I have to admit I was leery of what might be in store with the gameplay in this series. As a gamer and a fan of shooters and action adventure games in general, I’m not against the violence that comes with these types of games. Just like I’m fine with most Books, TV shows, and Movies that tell similar stories to these games that I like to play from time to time.
What I learned from playing GTA IV, is you control what you do in the game and take part in the story to complete the required missions and progress the story along, but you can elect to do what is required or take the path of full auto and be as bad as you like, if that is what you want to do. In other words, you don’t have to kill every AI walking around to play the game.
That being said, your not going to be a good guy, but you can be the lesser of many evils, at least that is how I looked at it with GTA IV. What I found really fun in the end, was simply exploring and driving around a lot of times. In fact I more an likely have been side tracked by just exploring and playing around in multiplayer at times to the point I still haven’t finished the game.
I’m looking forward to the new game and experiences and from what I’ve seen, its going to be a massive playground to explore from the story mode and then later with the release of Grand Theft Auto Online on October 1st, which will open up and allow up to 16 players to roam the streets and work on missions together or simply hang out.
Grand Theft Auto V is set in the fictional state of San Andreas, which is modeled after Southern California and the scale of the game is larger than GTA IV, GTA: San Andreas and 2010′s Western adventure Red Dead Redemption combined. With this much room, gamers should never be bored or run out of things to do.
This game is on course to be the big title release of 2013 and kicking things off a couple months before the launch of new consoles, the video game business is looking to do really well in Q4 I imagine. The midnight launches all over will take place tomorrow with the launch of GTA V and simply watch as your friends list changes with everyone playing the latest and greatest from Rockstar Games. GTA V will be available in stores for everyone starting on September 17th, 2013.