GTA V Review (Round 2)

So at the beginning of the year a little game called Grand Theft Auto V came out. It is the latest installment in the famed series. I thought it would be cool to do a little piece on the game. I grabbed the opinion of a classmate and called it done. It wasn’t until several months later (the day after christmas to be exact) that my brother purchased the game. I was under the impression that GTA games were just the type that you play every once in awhile at your friends house, seeing who could stay alive the longest. I had no idea how incredibly detailed, and interesting the “story mode” can be.

GTA V is the first game in the series that I have ever gotten into, so I am by no means an expert on this title. All I aim to do is praise the excellent graphics, intriguing story line, and the meticulous attention to detail.

As a GTA virgin I had no idea what to expect. My usual game of choice is a first-person shooter, with lots of fast paced action and a wimpy story line. I don’t tend to spend my time deeply engaged in a thorough, detailed plot. But hey, there’s a first for everything.

After being plunged into a high stakes heist to start out the game I was hooked. Not only do you play as Michael Townley, an ex-criminal living in witness protection, but the story line includes two other playable characters you will also follow. Throughout the game you meet each character, play as him for a bit, then figure out how each man is related to and involved with the others. Each character receives his own “exposition period” where you get to know them and see what they do. This character development and personal interaction keeps you interested throughout the game.

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “it’s the little things that count”. The game developers clearly took this into consideration for this game. Between yoga with your wife, buying stocks and continuously making a profit ,and even available therapy sessions this game has it all. I’ll stop before I spoil it all!

If you’re looking for something different than just driving around in NFS or quick scoping some noobs give GTA V a shot. I promise it won’t disappoint.