Comments on: GTA 5: why Rockstar needs to lose its social conscience and get back to the good times  http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2011/11/03/gta-5-why-rockstar-needs-to-lose-its-social-conscience-and-get-back-to-the-good-times%c2%a0/ The only tech you need Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Hayesy85 http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2011/11/03/gta-5-why-rockstar-needs-to-lose-its-social-conscience-and-get-back-to-the-good-times%c2%a0/comment-page-1/#comment-199591 Hayesy85 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 21:40:00 +0000 http://www.electricpig.co.uk/?p=154920#comment-199591 I think that with gta 4 rockstar was experimenting with the serious storyline and i absolutely loved the gritty realism. It was something new and was atake on life in a 'city'. It was always going to be difficult to follow up on san andreas where you could literally do anything, mostly due to the vast countryside and varied terrain. This time they will hopefully bring everything from gta sa and 4 together to create the best and most addictive game ever made I think that with gta 4 rockstar was experimenting with the serious storyline and i absolutely loved the gritty realism. It was something new and was atake on life in a ‘city’. It was always going to be difficult to follow up on san andreas where you could literally do anything, mostly due to the vast countryside and varied terrain. This time they will hopefully bring everything from gta sa and 4 together to create the best and most addictive game ever made

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By: Matt http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2011/11/03/gta-5-why-rockstar-needs-to-lose-its-social-conscience-and-get-back-to-the-good-times%c2%a0/comment-page-1/#comment-191391 Matt Fri, 04 Nov 2011 03:27:00 +0000 http://www.electricpig.co.uk/?p=154920#comment-191391 You didn't think Niko was enough of a caricature? You didn’t think Niko was enough of a caricature?

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By: Matt http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2011/11/03/gta-5-why-rockstar-needs-to-lose-its-social-conscience-and-get-back-to-the-good-times%c2%a0/comment-page-1/#comment-191390 Matt Fri, 04 Nov 2011 03:25:00 +0000 http://www.electricpig.co.uk/?p=154920#comment-191390 I've played every GTA. they're all flawed in different ways. My point is that to say the franchise's success is in any way compromised is insane. It's never been more highly regarded I’ve played every GTA. they’re all flawed in different ways. My point is that to say the franchise’s success is in any way compromised is insane. It’s never been more highly regarded

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By: Dman3145 http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2011/11/03/gta-5-why-rockstar-needs-to-lose-its-social-conscience-and-get-back-to-the-good-times%c2%a0/comment-page-1/#comment-191389 Dman3145 Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:19:00 +0000 http://www.electricpig.co.uk/?p=154920#comment-191389 Matt you must not have played GTA 4, if you compare it to gta's of past 4 would fail miseralbly. Now I am A die hard GTA fan and will play everyone they put out and that is why they make 500m plus Matt you must not have played GTA 4, if you compare it to gta’s of past 4 would fail miseralbly. Now I am A die hard GTA fan and will play everyone they put out and that is why they make 500m plus

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By: stevefarnworth http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2011/11/03/gta-5-why-rockstar-needs-to-lose-its-social-conscience-and-get-back-to-the-good-times%c2%a0/comment-page-1/#comment-191386 stevefarnworth Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:40:00 +0000 http://www.electricpig.co.uk/?p=154920#comment-191386 Whilst GTA IV was a commercial and critical success, I do have to agree that it didn't have the fun factor of the previous ones. To my mind, most of this was down to the (and I know it seems laughable, but...) comparatively condensed play area and very fixed characters. The game felt cramped (both literally and figuratively), unlike San Andreas which seemed to instil in me a sense that you could be anyone and do anything. Parachuting out of a jump-jet or riding a BMX off the side of a mountain or just cruising along a highway in a big-rig. I've never completed a GTA game - I've only ever done enough to unlock all three areas, and finished off a few missions to unlock some guns without the need for cheats. That's how I enjoy them personally - creating my own adventure in true sandbox style. Don't get me wrong, I loved GTA IV, and have probably spent several hundred hours playing it over the past 3 1/2 years, but I feel we need a bit more madness and a bit more of a caricature of criminal life (like the very-playable-but-*much*-more-flawed Saints Row series), than the movie-style realism. Whilst GTA IV was a commercial and critical success, I do have to agree that it didn’t have the fun factor of the previous ones. To my mind, most of this was down to the (and I know it seems laughable, but…) comparatively condensed play area and very fixed characters. The game felt cramped (both literally and figuratively), unlike San Andreas which seemed to instil in me a sense that you could be anyone and do anything. Parachuting out of a jump-jet or riding a BMX off the side of a mountain or just cruising along a highway in a big-rig.

I’ve never completed a GTA game – I’ve only ever done enough to unlock all three areas, and finished off a few missions to unlock some guns without the need for cheats. That’s how I enjoy them personally – creating my own adventure in true sandbox style.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved GTA IV, and have probably spent several hundred hours playing it over the past 3 1/2 years, but I feel we need a bit more madness and a bit more of a caricature of criminal life (like the very-playable-but-*much*-more-flawed Saints Row series), than the movie-style realism.

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By: Matt http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2011/11/03/gta-5-why-rockstar-needs-to-lose-its-social-conscience-and-get-back-to-the-good-times%c2%a0/comment-page-1/#comment-191381 Matt Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:06:00 +0000 http://www.electricpig.co.uk/?p=154920#comment-191381 What "mistakes" does Rockstar need to learn from, exactly? The $500m it made in its first week of sales. The second highest average score in Metacritic's history it achieved? You may not like its content, but GTA IV was a sensational success. To suggest the franchise teeters on the brink of failure is hilarious GTA will sell bucketloads, whatever Rockstar puts out. Trailer looks good if very safe. I'd love them to get even more political and set it in post-riots London, What “mistakes” does Rockstar need to learn from, exactly?

The $500m it made in its first week of sales. The second highest average score in Metacritic’s history it achieved?

You may not like its content, but GTA IV was a sensational success. To suggest the franchise teeters on the brink of failure is hilarious

GTA will sell bucketloads, whatever Rockstar puts out. Trailer looks good if very safe. I’d love them to get even more political and set it in post-riots London,

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