I have a small confession to make...Major Spoilers ahead.

I have been listening to these two tracks from the GTA V Score album which was released this week for the past hour.

Damn the score in this game is good but i guess its the time i tell you about my experience with Grand Theft Auto V.

Friends Reunited.

Time Spent

I have sunk around 60 hours in GTA V and i am around 74% of the total game progress. The way i tackled past GTA games was basically Story first then mindless rampages later. This time around i have spent the majority of my time exploring Los Santos and Blaine Country in all of its "Glory". In total i might have spent 25 hours to complete the story while i have spent 35 hours doing the side content and to be honest i haven't even scratched the surface yet in regards to the side content.

Story

After the serious tone of GTA IV i was slightly worried that Rockstar would continue this trend into GTA V but as Jeff and many other journalists have said it is a more lighthearted action/comedy script which to me is a perfect fit to Los Santos. I have to admit some missions in this game had me laughing for example the Fame or Shame mission was a delight to play through.

The preparations for the heists were so detailed to the point which really surprised me and made me want to play through them as subtle as i could. The mission structure in this game is relatively the same as past GTA games but in my opinion the pacing in this game puts GTA IV to shame.

The missions were so action packed and full of WTF moments from the get go instead of dropping off Roman across town like we encountered in GTA IV.

I enjoyed how the protagonists individual stories played out. Michael reuniting his family Franklin and Lamar`s crazy adventures and Trevor finding some closure at the end. One thing i will say is that i wished we had seen more of Lamar involved in the main story because he is such a funny character.

GTA V has the least amount of missions when compared to other GTA games and i am astonished on how much story they fitted in those missions when comparing to the 90 odd missions in San Andreas.

The Endings

When Devin appears at Franklin house demanding Franklin to kill Michael i thought it Franklin would fight back right there and then but i was shocked and kind of upset when 3 choices appeared on Franklin s smart phone

A. Kill Trevor

B. Kill Michael

C. Death wish

At the time i thought option C would mean the 3 protagonists will all die fighting the FIB/Devin and this is why i picked Option C but i was glad when i was proven wrong. I felt very Satisfied with the outcome and tying up almost every loose end in the game. The reason why i was upset is when i saw option A.

Trevor Phillips

Trevor is by far my favorite character in GTA V. He is also at the top of my list of the very best GTA characters of all time.

The reason being is that he fits the GTA world 100%. Weather it be the shocking killing of Johnny K from The lost or his vulgar attitude he is by far the most rounded character in this game.

It wasn't until the controversial torture sequence where i felt a personal bond with Trevor. Trevor could have easily killed the informant but decided to let him go as it went to far in Trevor's eyes. Even at the hilarious skits with Martins wife Patricia you can sense Trevor has a heart after all of the back stabs and awful things he has suffered in his life.

Out of interest i decided to see the ending in which Franklin kills Trevor. I felt that was a very bad ending as the game literally just ended when Trevor was Put down. Yes Trevor may have made things more complicated for Mike and Franklin but that is Trevor and their was no changing that.

I have really enjoyed GTA V. With so much side content left to play and the online launching next week this might as well be the last PS3 game i play until the PS4 launches.

I rarely create blogs but i wanted to get this off my chest also i am tired so sleepy time for me!

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5 Years of Giant bomb

Giant Bomb was unveiled on March 6, 2008 as a blog; the full site launched on July 21st 2008. Thank you for the past 5 years duders.

Like many other people i followed the guys from Gamespot to Giantbomb. I remember the first how to build a bomb episode and i remember saying "OH SHIT ITS JEFF" then the second video came and i was like "OH SHIT ITS RYAN". i was instantly hooked.

Over time the site grew and the community really grew and thankfully for the better. The site really exploded when Brad ,Vinny and "video intern" Drew joined the scene.

Before giantbomb i had not been involved in a gaming website due to the rough community. Gamespot was great back in the day but it also had a rough community but ever since giantbomb started the community has been great.

The past couple of weeks have been rough for all of us and i hope in 5 years time i will write another lackluster blog celebrating the 10th anniversary of giantbomb.

Thanks for the laughs gentlemen @brad @patrickklepek @vinny @jeff @ryan @drewbert @snide

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5 Years of Giant bomb

Giant Bomb was unveiled on March 6, 2008 as a blog; the full site launched on July 21st 2008. Thank you for the past 5 years duders.

Like many other people i followed the guys from Gamespot to Giantbomb. I remember the first how to build a bomb episode and i remember saying "OH SHIT ITS JEFF" then the second video came and i was like "OH SHIT ITS RYAN". i was instantly hooked.

Over time the site grew and the community really grew and thankfully for the better. The site really exploded when Brad ,Vinny and "video intern" Drew joined the scene.

Before giantbomb i had not been involved in a gaming website due to the rough community. Gamespot was great back in the day but it also had a rough community but ever since giantbomb started the community has been great.

The past couple of weeks have been rough for all of us and i hope in 5 years time i will write another lackluster blog celebrating the 10th anniversary of giantbomb.

Thanks for the laughs gentlemen @brad @patrickklepek @vinny @jeff @ryan @drewbert @snide

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My Thoughts (No Spoilers)

Boom Head shot

Uncharted 3 was a disappointment. After the amazing experience of uncharted 2 i felt uncharted 3 brought nothing new to the table and was kind of skeptical of The last of us when it was first announced.

YEAH!

Patrick called this the anti uncharted and he is 100% accurate. This is probably one of my favorite naughty dog games as of late.

Saying that this game is not perfect. Numerous bugs such as the auto saving bug which plagued users world wide and minor A.I issues are an issue in this game and to be honest none of those issues have made me disappointed by this game

i suggest to people to start this game on hard as it will not disappoint. It adds to the tension with less supplies and more difficult enemies. A lot of choices need to be made on hard such as willing to risk your life to find more supplies or collectibles around a couple of enemies or run out the area to save your ammunition and health. From what i gather from fellow users Normal mode is a bit of a cake walk but if you just want to experience the story then Easy mode is for you.

This game is not a survival horror game but i was spooked on a couple of occasions when a clicker just came out of no where and killed me and there is some gross stuff which might put some people off. If you were looking for a 100% horror experience this game is not for you. Maybe Shinji Mikami`s The evil within be more of a survival horror game and will suit your tastes when that hits store shelf's early next year.

The first 20 minutes of this game left me both speechless and shocked which automatically got me hooked on this game. The violence and gore may put off a lot of people who think this is another "fun" uncharted roller coaster ride but i guarantee that once you play this game there will be something which will keep you playing either the story or the gameplay.

Im going to feel sick

As we near the next generation i was surprised that Naughty dog and Sony could crank out another superb blockbuster when at a time everyone's focus is on the PS4 and Xbone. The year is not over by a long shot as we have more major titles such as GTA V, Saints row IV , Watchdogs and Beyond Two Souls which is another PS3 exclusive but i can say The last of us looks like the contender to beat for GOTY in my opinion. The next generation of video games has a lot to live up to but as we seen this week on a software level so many great games and projects have already convinced me that console gaming is not dead by a long shot.

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