By jimmyfenix 11 Comments
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.
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.
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.
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 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!