Anyone kinda disappointed by what we saw?

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#1 Edited by themangalist (1869 posts) -

It's not crazy that GTA4 would be set in LA, i mean, rumours aside it's probably the most sane guess. But what disappointed me most was how Rockstar said they weren't going to move on to the next "number" unless they feel like it's a big enough leap. Well modelling a whole new city is an amazing feat, but judging from everything it still looks like a massive GTAIV mod. I love GTAIV, and I certainly don't mind getting more of the serious tone and lively urban areas. It's just that I was hoping this 4 to 5 leap would be a significant gameplay change or something that'd totally blow my mind. The trailer did not do that for me.
 
How bout you? Am I the only one sort of "unexcited"?

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#2 Posted by Deusx (1943 posts) -

It's not LA! It's Los Santos... Yeah it looks good but I don't feel exited just because I'm not in the mood for a GTA right now.

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#3 Posted by Cincaid (3051 posts) -

@themangalist said:

Am I the only one sort of "unexcited"?

In Alex' post about the trailer I'd say about 90% of the comments are saying how little they care about GTAV. So no, I guess you're not.

Personally I can't wait for the game, I'm "super excited"!

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#4 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8881 posts) -

Considering GTAIV is still the best game of this gen, I'd say you're crazy. A return to San Andreas seems delightful to me.

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#5 Edited by Gabriel (4136 posts) -

If the Tommy and CJ rumors are true I'm 100% onboard, what did people expect? We are still in the same console generation.

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#6 Posted by RobertOrri (1181 posts) -

If the number is all that offends, you could try covering it up with a sticker.

They won't make the technical leap until new console hardware shows up. That should have been a given.

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#7 Posted by SamFo (1658 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero: we are in the minority on this site, but i think alot of gbers are super negative about GTA for some reason. Over on reddit they are loving it, i agree with them.
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#8 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1532 posts) -

Im pretty excited for a new GTA game, but i am a little bummed because i was hoping for Vice City or a entirely new city

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#9 Posted by Bubbameister33 (28 posts) -

What were you expecting from a trailer? Rockstar will always show you the trailer first and gameplay second. We don't really know anything other than it's in Los Santos and the narrator is having "GTA" related problems.

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#10 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

It seems safe thus far. I'm curious but far from excited.

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#11 Posted by Wraxend (615 posts) -

My only gripe with GTAV is that its set in San Andreas, it's as if we are stuck in some weird loop of the local being Liberty, Vice or San Andreas. But then again I think Rockstar have done enought to prove them selves when it comes to making games. I just hope it stays away from the wacky and keeps it serious, leave the crazy stuff to Saints Row.

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#12 Posted by udabenshen (191 posts) -

It's a GTA game. Nothing so far seems like they are taking any big chances. If they make it more mechanically sound than last time around, though, I will be much more interested. Gunplay that is AT LEAST as good as Red Dead. That's all I ask.

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#13 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

It seems safe thus far. I'm curious but far from excited.

this, the trailer just told me GTA is back in california. we can speculate all we want but we dont know what is true. i enjoyed 4 a lot and hope to learn more. the premise of a mobster who made it big, retired and is forced back into the life appeals to me.

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#14 Posted by wickedsc3 (1044 posts) -

Personally I just don't find GTA fun anymore. I've done all the stealing cars, picking up hookers, and outrunning cops that I wan't to do. So unless this game has some dramatic changes (which going back to an old location doesn't look like it is) I'm just not interested in it. But this is just a trailer so time will tell.

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#15 Posted by MrOldboy (1048 posts) -

The aspect of playing a GTA game set in "LA" seems fun since I live here. But what has always bothered me the most about the GTA games is that their settings are based on real cities, yet they call them, the areas around them, streets, buildings, etc. by different names. For me at last it ruins the fun of running around this "real" city. I really was hoping Rockstar was going to get rid of its corny naming practices and get down to business in Tokyo or London and actually call it London or Tokyo. In the end it doesn't matter what city or name or anything Rockstar chooses since its fucking GTA, every game now and future has been set in stone and everyone who doesn't like it can go to hell, and buy the game anyways of course.

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#16 Posted by dragonzord (843 posts) -

Blame stagnated console hardware.

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#17 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1767 posts) -

What excites me most is the potential story/themes revolving around our modern day depression. Its relevant and rife with opportunity for an unprecedented social commentary from a video game. 
And running over more hookers.

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#18 Posted by Potter9156 (956 posts) -

We know next to nothing about this game.

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#19 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12540 posts) -

It definitely doesn't just look like a mod to me. It almost looks like it's running on a whole new engine, and if not, then they've certainly done a ton of work to it over the last couple of years.

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#20 Edited by CptBedlam (4513 posts) -

I was a little let down at first because SA was such an obvious and safe choice. But the more I think about it, the more I get excited for this game.

Anyway, it's going to be a great game like every main GTA (yes, even GTA4... I really liked it) and like with every GTA I'm going to sink several dozens of hours into it.

I'm also glad that after the rather gritty GTA4, it looks like we'll get another "feel good"-GTA in the tradition of Vice City and San Andreas.

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#21 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -
@themangalist said:
It's just that I was hoping this 4 to 5 leap would be a significant gameplay change or something that'd totally blow my mind. The trailer did not do that for me.
It's just a debut trailer. They didn't showed the MAIN CHARACTER, do you seriously expected them to show a big gameplay change that would blow your mind? Sorry for sounding like an asshole, but, i guess you just need to wait for more trailers.
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#22 Posted by nerdsbeware (281 posts) -

It looked like another GTA game, which honestly, I'm kinda fine with. I'll probably get exactly what I want out of a GTA game from it, and that's ok. A new IP would be cool at some point but for now, I'm ok with what this is and will be.

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#23 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

Looks like there are plenty of homeless people to run over, and really that's all I need.

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#24 Posted by bereft (11 posts) -

There seems to be an onset of GTA ennui at this point. Which is quite understandable, especially if you're not new to the franchise. I've been playing these games prior to the 3D transition and to be honest I struggled to find reason to play past GTAIV. GTAIV was a spectacular game, one where the narrative was actually pretty engaging, and which was stuffed full of lively, beautiful little details which enfleshed the cityscape, made it an organic entity. But where do you go from there? I mean, I watched the trailer as soon as it was made available and just ended up feeling as if it's just more of the same.

Then again, what else can they do? Saint's Row has the insanity route thoroughly covered, so if GTA went there, it'd end up a spinoff of its own spinoff. Change location? Country? Would that be much of a significant change?

For all intents and purposes, it will be a fine game with strong characters and a detailed narrative which will sell well, but which won't break any moulds in the process.

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#25 Posted by Subjugation (4963 posts) -

It's too early to declare that you are disappointed. Honestly, we don't even know anything yet. We saw a ~1 minute trailer.

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#26 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

Im a bit dissapointed that the female protagonist rumors werent true :( outside from that im open to more GTA
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#27 Posted by Michaelblack18 (225 posts) -

i actually am excited for this i havn't played GTAIV yet and not playing it has made want to play 5 even more and going back to the san andreas area hell yes anyday of the week

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#28 Posted by Ravenousrattler (1420 posts) -

i'm glad theres another gta game in the works, i'm not as excited as i was for the previous installments but that may change after more info comes out. Also skyrim coming out next week and saints row the third a few days after may have something to do with me not being as excited as before, too much on my mind.

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#29 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

You say you're disappointed because it looks too much like GTA IV even though it's an entirely new city, the graphics are improved and most importantly the fact that we've seen literally no gameplay? People sure are strange.

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#30 Edited by Kraank (75 posts) -

I was semi excited for the trailer. Don't care one bit now. But we'll see once more gets released if that changes, hard to tell from one trailer.

In the trailer the guy said he had a family, I kinda hope they die early on so it won't be as weird if I go on a shooting spree and come home to lil jimmy and suzie lol.

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#31 Posted by SomeJerk (4077 posts) -

Anybody else wonder what in the fuck people were expecting from that trailer?

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#32 Posted by bombHills (650 posts) -

Yes and no. I am excited for a new GTA but I didn't find the visuals to be anything really special, but hey, that's what the next consoles are for.

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#33 Posted by nickb64 (216 posts) -

I'm so pissed, I was hoping for a new GTA with BF3 like graphics. /s

But seriously, it looks cool, and if anything, I'm more interested in this one than GTAIV because I can relate to the locale better, being from Southern California. Pretty much what I liked about all the previous GTA games was just going around in the open environment and killing stuff and being kind of crazy for the hell of it. The story in IV was cool though as well, and the rumors of what this one will touch on make it seem very interesting.

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#34 Posted by AlexW00d (7479 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

It definitely doesn't just look like a mod to me. It almost looks like it's running on a whole new engine, and if not, then they've certainly done a ton of work to it over the last couple of years.

How can you tell that from a pre-rendered trailer?

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#35 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12540 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

It definitely doesn't just look like a mod to me. It almost looks like it's running on a whole new engine, and if not, then they've certainly done a ton of work to it over the last couple of years.

How can you tell that from a pre-rendered trailer?

What makes you think it's pre-rendered? When does RockStar ever put out pre-rendered footage? If they were going to make something pre-rendered, it would have looked better than that.

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#36 Posted by Sayishere (1854 posts) -

I always get excited for GTA.

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#37 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

I'm always excited for GTA, I fucking drink GTA and eat it and inject it in my balls 
 
However, the trailer was not nearly as hard-hitting as a GTA trailer should be. It gave me this sense of.. I dunno, evolution, and not the awesome kind.

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#38 Posted by TwilitEnd656 (610 posts) -

I'm... Indifferent? On one hand it's "oh, hey, another game from a group that could potentially put out a great game," and on the other is "I know next to absolutely nothing other than that bit of footage." Never really played San Andreas, or any other GTA other than IV, so it could just be me being unfamiliar with the series.

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#39 Posted by Masha2932 (1336 posts) -

I'm super excited. It's okay to be unexcited maybe future previews will lift your excitement levels. 

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#40 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -

@TheGreatGuero said:

Considering GTAIV is still the best game of this gen, I'd say you're crazy. A return to San Andreas seems delightful to me.

lol wut

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#41 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -

@Vegetable_Side_Dish said:

What excites me most is the potential story/themes revolving around our modern day depression. Its relevant and rife with opportunity for an unprecedented social commentary from a video game. And running over more hookers.

yeah because social commentary is what I want from a videogame. If it's anything like 4, it'll be super liberal at that.

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#42 Posted by bwmcmaste (920 posts) -

@slightconfuse said:

the premise of a mobster who made it big, retired and is forced back into the life appeals to me.

Correction: gangster instead of mobster.

You have literally just described every single GTA game in the franchise.

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#43 Posted by Cornman89 (1600 posts) -

Doubt you're the only one.
 
I, however, liked what I saw, and I'm really excited to learn more about it.

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#44 Posted by BBQBram (2478 posts) -

I'd wait until we learn more about the gameplay and the features before making those assumptions. And while it's still the Rage engine, you can definitely see vast improvements from IV to Red Dead to this. Especially the colour palette and heat wash look great, and they've gotten their stylized characters down a bit nicer this time. Animations too.

For me it's just the vibe man, that trailer felt so much like the complete opposite of IV. I come to a GTA game for the characters, the tone, the aesthetics of it all, so colour me pleased.

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#45 Posted by Three0neFive (2380 posts) -

More than anything I'm just happy this game actually has some fucking colour.

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#46 Posted by horseman6 (1179 posts) -

Looks a lot like GTA IV - That's not a good thing.

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#47 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

@bwmcmaste said:

@slightconfuse said:

the premise of a mobster who made it big, retired and is forced back into the life appeals to me.

Correction: gangster instead of mobster.

You have literally just described every single GTA game in the franchise.

I've only played GTAIV, but Niko and Johnny most certainly don't start out as people who made it big. Only Luis approaches what was depicted in that trailer and even he wasn't all that rich.

I've never played San Andreas, so the trailer left me feeling as though they're targeting this game at people who have an affinity to that game, making me feel less interested in it.

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#48 Posted by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -

@Cincaid said:

@themangalist said:

Am I the only one sort of "unexcited"?

In Alex' post about the trailer I'd say about 90% of the comments are saying how little they care about GTAV. So no, I guess you're not.

Personally I can't wait for the game, I'm "super excited"!

Me too. It has been the perfect amount of time for another GTA game and I can't wait to play it. Hopefully the PC version won't be awful this time around.

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#49 Posted by Fjordson (2568 posts) -

No way. The environments they showed were absolutely gorgeous. And it seems like a given that this is going to be similar to the PS2 San Andreas game, meaning multiple cities and countryside in between. That was one of the best parts about SA, the stuff outside of the urban areas.

And it was filled to the brim with little details and a wide variety of scenes. At this point, nobody builds a living world like Rockstar. I also like that the main character is possibly an older guy, already rich, presumably with kids and whatnot.

AND Rockstar used a bloody Small Faces song for the trailer. Doesn't get much better than that.

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#50 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

@bwmcmaste said:

@slightconfuse said:

the premise of a mobster who made it big, retired and is forced back into the life appeals to me.

Correction: gangster instead of mobster.

You have literally just described every single GTA game in the franchise.

no dude GTA 3, vice city and san andrea the characters are not rich and have a good life and are forced into crime again. they either have a debt are already on the wrong side. GTA 4 was about obtaining power.

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