Here's That Grand Theft Auto V Trailer All the Kids Are Talking About

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Posted by alex (3481 posts) -

Well, that certainly was a lot of build-up for a trailer, wasn't it?

As is tradition in this industry, we've all been on our usual pins and needles waiting for this latest communique from Rockstar Games in regards to Grand Theft Auto V, and if the snapshot reaction from people around various social media platforms is any indication, folks are not disappointed.

We've heard all the bluster about the game being bigger than pretty much all the GTAs combined, and we all (hopefully) read Game Informer's in-depth feature on the various systems the game will employ. And now, we've seen the whole thing in motion, albeit in tightly edited promotional trailer form.

Still, it's a very good trailer, lighter in tone than even Grand Theft Auto is typical for. Grand Theft Auto IV was certainly funny, but this game seems to be taking on a more overtly ludicrous tone. Considering ludicrous is often what Rockstar Games does best, that perhaps bodes well for the final product.

Also, did you see that part where they were on the truck carrying cars and they started flinging cars off the truck carrying cars onto other cars? I've been waiting since Bad Boys II to do that to somebody in a video game.

So, what did you think?

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#1 Posted by alex (3481 posts) -
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Well, that certainly was a lot of build-up for a trailer, wasn't it?

As is tradition in this industry, we've all been on our usual pins and needles waiting for this latest communique from Rockstar Games in regards to Grand Theft Auto V, and if the snapshot reaction from people around various social media platforms is any indication, folks are not disappointed.

We've heard all the bluster about the game being bigger than pretty much all the GTAs combined, and we all (hopefully) read Game Informer's in-depth feature on the various systems the game will employ. And now, we've seen the whole thing in motion, albeit in tightly edited promotional trailer form.

Still, it's a very good trailer, lighter in tone than even Grand Theft Auto is typical for. Grand Theft Auto IV was certainly funny, but this game seems to be taking on a more overtly ludicrous tone. Considering ludicrous is often what Rockstar Games does best, that perhaps bodes well for the final product.

Also, did you see that part where they were on the truck carrying cars and they started flinging cars off the truck carrying cars onto other cars? I've been waiting since Bad Boys II to do that to somebody in a video game.

So, what did you think?

Staff
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#2 Posted by scallywag179 (35 posts) -

Yay

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#3 Posted by TheHBK (5670 posts) -

Oh god!!!!! Yes!!!!!

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#4 Posted by simkas (605 posts) -

Get your hype on

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#5 Posted by uncleyams666 (3 posts) -

I need this game. Like right now.

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#6 Posted by Icemo (715 posts) -

Umm, I see no video?

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#7 Posted by RazielCuts (3269 posts) -

Weird embed, I cannae see!

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#8 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1154 posts) -

Looks like an awesome balance between serious storytelling and not being afraid to let shit get a little crazy. Awesome.

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#9 Posted by TimmyChaw (142 posts) -

Looked better than I was expecting. I was already prepping for the graphics to not be much better, but that seemed WAY smooth. And lots of attention to detail. Cant wait...

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#10 Posted by scraz (92 posts) -

Hopefully this means a hell of alot lighter tone then GTA 4.

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#11 Edited by Jothel (1017 posts) -

Weird embed for me, can't watch :(

*edit* worked on chrome

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#12 Edited by LarryDavis (1699 posts) -

oh man is it really tommy vercetti

e: nope, at the start it sounded and looked like Ray Liotta.

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#13 Posted by Ninja (590 posts) -

@RazielCuts: Och aye the noo, I cannae see either, the wee timorous beastie that it is.

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#14 Posted by SonnyCheebah (37 posts) -

Oh man, that train scene.

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#15 Posted by Evercaptor (436 posts) -

That black box embedded into the page is the best trailer I've seen for anything this year! Forget all those other trailers with "images" or "sound" or "video content," this one beats them ALL!

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#16 Posted by BaneFireLord (3219 posts) -

Damn does that look entertaining.

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#17 Posted by MX (296 posts) -

The first scene kinda reminded me of the Sopranos, the daughter really sounded like Tony Soprano's daughter. Game looks immensely fun.

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#18 Edited by CrossTheAtlantic (1154 posts) -

@LarryDavis: Nope. First guy's name is Michael. Then Trevor. Then Franklin.

Michael probably seems similar though because he's intentionally designed as a GTA protagonist after he got out (ie what happens to one of the characters when they finally go through with all that shit they complained about the whole game). Trevor looks like a potential psycho. Franklin looks like the more traditional protagonist.

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#19 Posted by Darkness2386 (37 posts) -

Oh my dear god...

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#20 Posted by JaredA (852 posts) -

Well, you can consider me PUMPED for this game!

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#21 Posted by Purple_eye (77 posts) -

My problem with GTA 4 was it's dull mission design (apart from the bank heist, which is the only memorable mission in the game). Seeing this trailer gives me a bit of hope, hope that people at Rockstar played Saints row the third and said "oh yeah, games are meant to be fun"

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#22 Posted by Hadoken101 (1916 posts) -

Is it just me or does Michael sound and look like Frank West?

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#23 Posted by Wraxend (615 posts) -

Getting hyped now. Less than half a year till it's out!

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#24 Posted by Antipunk217 (90 posts) -

I agree w/ Brad on the bombcast, I am actually a little bummed these characters are interchangeable at any time. I would prefer intertwining story lines, but I am no dev and we will see when the game comes out. As long as they make the driving fun again. The driving in 4 was not fun at all.

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#25 Posted by Jothel (1017 posts) -

oh wow that was an amazing trailer

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#26 Posted by DharmaBum (1703 posts) -

"Skeletons" - Stevie Wonder

We're bouncin now.

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#27 Posted by Soap (3774 posts) -

Oh man, that trailer was brilliant. I need this game RIGHT NOW.

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#28 Posted by Japperwokki (19 posts) -

Your lousy site has lost this video! I am sorry, but you need criticism!

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#29 Posted by davo (143 posts) -

This video does not exist.

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#30 Posted by Jayzilla (2703 posts) -

"We're bouncin' "

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#31 Posted by xite (970 posts) -

I'd probably watch this if it was a series on HBO or something.

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#32 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

"This video does not exist"

Thanks, youtube.

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#33 Posted by Soapy86 (2738 posts) -

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#34 Posted by golguin (5275 posts) -

That is super 90s. I felt like part of that was Next Friday.

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#35 Posted by TehBuLL (786 posts) -

This game does not exist.

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#36 Posted by kishinfoulux (3243 posts) -

Oh hey it's a typical GTA trailer that really doesn't tell us what the gameplay is actually like. No idea why people get hyped for these, and I'm actually looking forward to the game too.

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#37 Posted by forkboy (1584 posts) -

It looks fucking lovely. But I am wary of all the flying here. Because...well, I hated flying planes in San Andreas, I ended up putting my save file onto a GTA forum so someone else would do the Flying School shit for me. And as I'll be getting this for the 360 due to my PC being a piece of poo, I don't look forward to having to fly

@Ninja said:

@RazielCuts: Och aye the noo, I cannae see either, the wee timorous beastie that it is.

Don't mock my people! Or should that be "dinnae mock ma fowk ya swine"? Well, it would be if I spoke Scots natively, but sadly I don't as I'm from the Highland where we use Highland English. Which is basically proper English, with a few Gaelic words like dreich or bothy thrown in.

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#38 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

I thought that was a great trailer, it is Rockstar as all hell, that's for sure.

Though they're nailing the movie vibe more than they have before, that could be the california setting which makes me reminiscent of hollywood movies in general, but it looks like some kind of crime comedy flick from this trailer.

God I hope the player character's son is the game's shitty LA equivalent of Brucie.

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#39 Posted by CaLe (4755 posts) -

R* are in a whole other league when it comes to open world games.

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#40 Posted by Abendlaender (3056 posts) -

Good trailer but not great imho. Don't why but I just can't care for GTA anymore despite the extremly high quality

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#41 Posted by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

I like it, they put Uncharted into GTA, this will be great!

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#42 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

Uh......yeah. Still not excited. Sorry Rockstar.

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#43 Posted by zyn (2765 posts) -

I was hoping for a release date, but nope.

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#44 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

Wow first scene did anyone else have a goodfellas moment? Sounded like Ray Liotta and Lorraine Braco in the first one.

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#45 Posted by morrowjo (18 posts) -

@Antipunk217: I think that the intertwining story lines will still be a major part of it, despite being able to switch on the fly. According to Game Informer there are many missions where you will only be 1-2 of the characters. When you switch to another character after a mission, their next mission may be directly affected by your previous actions. For instance, if you steal a car in one mission with Trevor, you may find that Franklin is looking for the same car in the next mission. The thing that really excites me about this is the player will know things about to happen to other characters before they do. Like "Oh shit were walking into an ambush!" I think Brad is thinking small on this one. The stories will intertwine more than ever from what I gather from the GI article.

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#46 Posted by Doombreed--defunct (32 posts) -

I think this is GTA I've been wanting to play :)

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#47 Posted by CameraGuyKurt (53 posts) -

@Hadoken101: I'm choosing to believe that it is actually Frank West. This is what he got into after the whole zombie apocalypse thing. Much more hilarious that way.

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#48 Posted by EDfromRED (136 posts) -
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#49 Posted by kidman (541 posts) -

I am in. I was out due to GTA4's serious tone and all that. Loved SR2 and SR3 and this thing.. oh man. Can't wait.

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#50 Posted by bigstupidface (230 posts) -

OH BOY! I used to love how easily disappointed my girlfriend or my cousin was when I didn't go bowling with them, but with GTAV I am hoping I can now be a disappointment to my pet dog too! I can't wait!

*get home*

Dog: BARKEN!

Me: Sorry dog, I'm busy

Dog: sad barken

* dog meter decreases slightly *

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