A psycopath, a drug dealer and an extrange family man in Los Santos
The open-world king is back and welcomes the new HD graphic generation with the fifth and most amazing game ever made by Rockstar Games. With a map largest than the San Andreas, GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption together, Los Santos (a city based on Los Angeles) will be the start point for a new GTA where we will take the control of three characters and where we will enjoy the freedom of the ultimate sandbox experience.
Developed by the British company Rockstar North, GTA V is one of the most expensive games of all time. With 265 million dollars cost (double cost than his predecessor GTA IV), this new game earned more than 800 million dollars on his premiere's first 24h. Since GTA was announced, the publisher Take-Two stocks had increased in seven points.
With a public and critic success, GTA reaches the top of his own genre on graphics, history and entertainment.
After years evolving the videogames experience, Rockstar’s guys stake all one's money on this spectacular product. A perfect storyline, full of hilarious gallows humour, charismatic characters and tributes to all the popular culture and an incredible open world where land, air and water are open to be discovered, and wait for us to be enjoyed. Three years of work to offer more than 100 hours of fun.
The incredible map needs three hours and thirty eight minutes to be crossed and it recreates cities as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco with their gorgeous surroundings.
Most of the parts of the cities were perfectly traced by the developers, with the typical Californian county light and lifestyle. It will be difficult not to waste most of our time enjoying the beautiful landscapes and skylines.
The gameplay was changed respect previous franchise titles. Rockstar decided to combine its typical third person point of view with some first person movements. So now, the run and cover Red Dead Redemption actions are perfectly mixed with some Max Payne slow-motion effects to give the player more options to play.
The driving mechanics have been changed too. Now is more realistic and fluid, more alike to the driving games like Midnight Club.
But the most incredible gameplay change was made on the character control. Instead of one, we will have three different main characters to play with. They will have different statistics to be improved and all of them will have bars to indicate life, armour and special abilities.
This new threesome will be integrated by:
Michael (inspired on Tony Soprano's character) forty years old, family man and FBI (FIB on game) informer. He is looking for a chance to escape from his horrible life and be back to his illegal activities.
Franklin: a simple burglar waiting for his moment to play on the “big thief’s league”.
Trevor (Philips Enterprises CEO): serious and instable, maniac bipolar psychopath, criminal mega mind.
The three of them will have their own storylines and will have to deal with their own motivations and situations through the game. Switching between them, we will be able to control them whenever we want.
All of them will find each other in-game on an incredible narrative situation based on flashbacks.
It will take us eight hours to control the three of them at the same time, so just relax, enjoy and meet the gang.
How to play
GTA 5 main story changed the typical Grand Theft Auto's leitmotiv. Control the drug dealers territory or become the richest mafia leader in town is not our goal now. This is a character storytelling with obvious influences on last decade movies and series like The Sopranos, Ocean's Eleven, Reservoir Dogs or The Wire. The three characters will have to find themselves and their surprising stories will be discovered as soon as we progress on the game.
The gameplay will be structured on missions that are no more than robbery jobs. All of them will be divided on three steps. We will need to plan the robbery, which includes gathering all the possible information about it. So taking pictures of the building, checking the ventilation conducts or simply stealing the blueprint will be part of our job before we take any further action. After the management, we will need to choose between the different attack options. There are two possible ways to deal with the robbery: a discreet one using disguises or camouflage or the fastest way, preparing a rampage and attacking the shop with our guns and spectacular results.
The gang will be completed by the specialist that we will need in each moment. So we can hire skilled technology hacker, drivers, snipers… as required. The crew will be npcs (non playable characters) but they can increase their abilities as much as we call them to help us.
After the planning, we will need to get all the pre-job actions needed, such as robbing cars or bribing someone.
All the jobs will be rewarded by achievements of gold, silver or bronze punctuations that will be shared online with our friends for our personal reputation.
To plan and complete one robbery can perfectly take us two hours of our life, so try to focus on the job to succeed on the first attempt.
But a man does not live just by robberies. As in previous games of the franchise there are multiple minigames to been played. Feel free to walk around the cities or get a countryside tour to South California, use as many vehicles as you want or just enjoy playing tennis matches or golf while dealing with drugs. Freedom will be our best ally to live in Los Santos. When we'll check the map we'll find an incredible amount of points of interest to try to complete the game at 100%.
These secondary missions will immerse us on muddy business as a paparazzo where we will need to take awkward pictures of a famous celebrity; community works, parachute jumps, rock climbing or professional toll jobs as an example.
Apart from that, each protagonist will have enough free time to recreate themselves with challenges on theme parks, darts games, scuba diving, speed races on land and on jet skis at sea. And from time to time we will find ourselves on a random city living additional situations, like helping people on the streets from puma attacks or taking them home after a crazy drunk night.
All of those actions will be showed without cinematic video transitions or loading scenes, because the whole game will work smooth on our televisions.
The individualizations of the game will be complete on GTA V. Apart from the costumes (clothes, complements…), corporal ornaments (tattoo, hairstyles, facial hair...) and car customization, our characters can improve their skills practicing all the possible actions the game gives us. As much as we drive the cars or motorbikes, flight planes and helicopters, run, aiming... our gang members will perform those actions on a better way.
At that point of the review is necessary to introduce you to Chop. He is Franklin's dog and his best friend. Training him with the iFruit application (an IPhone version on game and actually a real application for our smartphones) we will be able to train Chop to find treasures or to defend his owner and attack. His is even useful to flirt with women in case that we want some company.
There are so many game opportunities to enjoy Grand Theft Auto 5. A whole interactive world, full of life is waiting for us in this immersive open world. The GTA fans will find some familiar faces around the game. Niko Bellic (GTA4), CJ (San Andreas) and scratching the radio songs DJ Lazlow (GTA III and Vice City) and even Jessie Pickman from Breaking Bad, as Easter egg on the top of a mountain.
This is one of the most ambitious productions ever made. Gamers and critic reviews acclaim the innovation and improvements as we could see when the game was introduce on the Guinness World Record register for several achievements: Been the most sold copies game in 24h. An Entertaining product which broke the billion dollars earnings top. The most seen videogame trailers of all time on Youtube and Itunes. Most of the specialised magazines gave GTA V a 10/10 mark and for Metacritic was the highest mark on this 2013 and the second of its history (under The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
The soundtrack is again one of the most demanded products on the GTA's games. Feel free to turn on the radio and drive your car to the horizon, listening your favourite music. More than 17 in-game radio stations will play hits as Life of a Mac from 100s; If you leave me now from Chicago, Change of Coast – Neon Inian or Welcome to Los Santos from Oh No.
There are more than 12 hours of totally licensed audio and music with no interruptions.
Every Grand Theft Auto blockbuster title is followed by a big amount of controversy. This fifth game completely earned his ESRB Mature rating. In addition to his intense violence, humour, adult language and the constant use of drugs and alcohol, there is a noticeable amount of explicit content.
The characters misogyny will be obvious on their conversations and discussions. Women characters will be quite stereotypical and most of them will be prostitutes. The metropolis will be surrounded by freaks, drugs and constant noir underworld life. The pedestrians will swear at us if we try to pass over them and the police will not be an exemplary model.
The game is based on criminal acts and the sandbox gives us the opportunity of being as naughty as we wish.
The game also make a real world social hypocrisy critic with allusions to the privacy lost that we are suffering with the government spy programs and a Twitter and Facebook satiric version.
Even xenophobic reflexions from society are showed on game. Close to the Mexican border we'll see how the police shoot immigrants with no mercy. Satire virginity and political advertising jokes are showed with no inhibition from the developers on CNT (the CNN version on the game).
It’s seems that we are in front of one of the best games of all times. Reviewers from all around the world acclaimed the game as soon as it was launch and test. Rockstar Games made it again, the question now is: “What will be next?”
There’s no need to think about a future title yet. Rumours indicate that a DCL it’s been prepared and we are still waiting for the new PS4 and Xbox One consoles version. The game has been released for Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3 consoles. Unfortunately, there is no news about the PC version but it seems that the new console generation will have a version soon.
But what we can enjoy now is the social multiplayer experience that GTA V offers. Grand Theft Auto online it’s a mainstream experience completely necessary to been played.
Create your own sixteen players gang and be ready to control the city underworld. On an expanding open world you’ll have all the possible GTA V gameplay options to play with your friends. From robbing a bank, parachuting jumps, get lost on wilderness and/or just enjoy a traditional movie plan in our own building. Participate in your friends entertaining adventures on this brilliant online game.
The creators promised to do continuous changes on the game to improve the mechanics and experiences with continuous updates. Exclusive missions for the online version have been added and even we will have the opportunity to create our personal co-op ones and share them with other friends.
GTA V Full Version Features
Grand Theft Auto V includes this all-new characteristics:
- New way of play. More realistic conductions feelings, better movements, mix between 3rd and 1st shooter person view
- Better graphics and physics. Incredible landscapes and sun reflexions
- Probably the best storyline of the saga
- The most charismatic protagonist of the franchise
- The largest map of all Rockstar’s games
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- Probably the best game of his generation.
- Freedom. The outstanding sandbox gives us a world of possibilities. From waste our time climbing the hills, hunting on the forest, drive through the city or even swim on the endless ocean with no limits.
- OST with an incredible playlist.
- The protagonists are fully movie characters, with their own ambitions, lifestyles...
- The enhanced game style. Better driving sensations and an incredible mix between 3rd and 1st person perspective view.
- Sometimes it is quite simple and sometimes quite frustrating. It needs a better difficulty balance.