We decided to do a team review for GTA simply because different people are going to enjoy different aspects of the GTA universe. We’ve split our team review up into two parts. Each will have 3 different team members expressing what they loved and didn’t love about GTA V.
It’s astonishing how expansive GTA V is. The world of Los Santos is vibrant, colourful, and most importantly, alive, much unlike GTA IV’s drab and grey Liberty City. It’s simply a wonderful feat that Rockstar have achieved and should not be diminished by some…questionable gameplay and narrative choices they have taken.
Unfortunately, while the world is begging to be explored and you could stumble upon many unscripted events (following a cop car chase a criminal, culminating in a fiery battle that resulted in the criminal’s death, where my only role was to watch) and immerse yourself in the legions of side activities (tennis, golf, ‘cinema’, strip clubs, Paparazzi activities, etc, etc) when it comes to the main missions GTA V becomes incredibly restrictive and linear. Attempting to try a different method or a different route in a mission results in instant failure. Most of the time the mission structure is so well done that it isn’t noticeable too much, but it does come up, and it is an issue that’s been carried on from IV.