Eh. The deal is I'm a sucker for story. The mechanics around it I can tolerate if they're bad, but if the story is bad and the mechanics aren't the best ever, odds are I might quit in the middle of it. With GTA V I did play through to the bitter end but only because I wanted to finish a game for the first time in ages. I think IV has, with ease, the superior story. Ergo I played it with much more enthusiasm than I did V after say the first few hours.