3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto V - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
If you played the previous GTA (GTA 4) and did not enjoy it (like me), or if you did enjoy it... let me tell you... Rockstar has really pulled out all the stops.
My biggest complaint about the previous GTA was that it was BORING. The main story line wasn't thrilling and outside of that, I didn't find the game to be any fun.
GTA5 is a completely different game. The graphics are vastly improved, the physics are better, the driving is a little easier (still somewhat realistic), and there are a lot of things to do. Just exploring the world alone is a treat... and there are many "WOW" moments when it comes to the graphics... like watching the ocean at sunset... climbing mountains.
The storyline is just insane - in a good way. With three characters, you've got built-in variety and options... and even though I haven't made it very far in the game (maybe 20%).. I can already confidently say GTA5 is magnitudes better than GTA4.. it's very fun.
For the bad stuff.. shooting dynamics are still really horrible (it's excessively difficult to excel at combat). I'm not sure why they can't figure it out or copy some other game's control scheme. For me the other bad thing is no options on cursing etc.. Because it's like a filthy R-rated movie, that limits when / where I can play the game.