GTA4 vs GTAV Poll. Which one do you like more?
The three protagonist thing solves so many problems that I generally have with Rockstar games, it's not even funny. It always bothers me how every single Rockstar protagonist -- Niko, Marsden, all of them -- have no will of their own. They always talk a good game, but then you walk to a letter on the map and a mission giver says "I need you to do this incredibly dangerous thing that you will get practically no benefit from," and the main character just shrugs his shoulders and does what he's told. For all the badass blow-shit-up power fantasy stuff that comes with their open worlds, the missions always make the characters out to be completely powerless by comparison.
Here, since your characters are able to proactively do things while you're controlling someone else, or able to basically act as mission givers for one another, you end up with a feeling that the three of them are all working for the benefit of one another, rather than some imperious asshole crime lord. I mean sure, there's still some of that, but your characters are able to push back a lot more. Like when Trevor kidnaps that dude's wife, that all happens while you're controlling another character entirely, and it's great to see one of your protagonists actually making decisions on his own, as opposed to blindly doing as he's told. That would never have been possible in GTA IV.
I find 4 is a overrated and bloated experience when I look back on the first time I played it, as well as when I played it again 2 years ago. 5 does have its problems but a better story, characters and playing game than 4.
Still pissed that the flying in the game is broke as fuck, still cringe when I have to fly a helicopter.
i think i liked 4 better at the time. took me about 2 weeks to beat it playing it nearly every day compared to 5days or so for GTA V. the big thing that sold me was all the different dating options. you where actually rewarded for hanging out with people and had a lot more options. i was really into just seeing a show, i loved the comedy shows with real life comics. and meeting girls online etc, really spent a lot of time just dating and fing around with my buddies. you always had a reason to, meaning you actually got rewarded. in GTA V you dont get rewarded for hanging out for people besides just story. but all in all gta v is a better game just wish they would of kept and added to a few things like the rewards for hanging with friends and being able to meet people on the internet instead of getting rid of them. the net seems way more water downed now to.
@jazzyjeff: there is no humanity in GTA V because there is no humanity left in the western world, especially in America. The reason the game feels so dark is that its satarising something so depressing.
Michael and his family are very human. They are different but they love each other.
I did not like many of the design decisions in GTA4, which brings it down a whole lot. The GTA4 DLCs brought it down even further - I did not like them at all. That is why I cannot vote for GTA4.
I haven't played GTA5 yet and my answer is still GTA5. I know I am confident I will like it more than GTA4.
5 by a long shot
i loved the shit out of 4 (and still do!, fuck you people who rearview hate the game now) but this one is just better in every way
and there is a good arc to the story and the story comes together so well in the end that it beats 4 in story in every regard.
Gta5 is obviously the most fun out of the two. Any San Andreas based gta game will have a depth of silly mischievous elements to it. However, overall, I consider IV to be the superior game. IV may not have the same level of environmental interaction to the world, or as large of a scale as V. But it definately 100% had more longevity than V will ever have. V storyline was subpar. The constant heists & relatively un-engaging personal random dilemmas that each character had, became repetative and boring. IV had a more enagaging storyline, it could practically be a movie, Not to mention the fact that the map itself is large....ly non interactive. It's as if they took Red Dead Redemption, added a small modern city, and took away all of the animals, it's dead. IV utilized the entire city in it's story. IV wins
GTA IV for me. It's actually pretty close between the two, as I think each of them do certain things better. That said, I had more fun in the open world of IV than I did in V, in large part because I actually really liked the vehicle physics in IV and thought they were pretty bad in V. I also have not managed to have any fun in GTAO, whereas I spent a ton of time in the Free Run mode in GTA IV.
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