Grand Theft Auto 5 is unarguably the most anticipated game of the year. With front-page exclusives, multi-storey murals and millions of web clicks for the slenderest of cut-scene-encrusted trailers, Rockstar Games is going to set new sandbox for Xbox 360 and PS3 to the hottest of gaming properties. Commonly shortened to GTA V, it is an open world action-adventure video game. This is the first major title in the GTA series since GTA IV in year 2008. This continues the fictional universe that was introduced in that game. The 15th game in the series overall, Rockstar claims that this is destined to be their biggest open world game to date. The game concentrates more on “the pursuit of the almighty dollar”. In a break with recent tradition, GTA V will feature three playable protagonists. GTA V is due for release on 17 Spetember 2013.
GTA V has taken its predecessor’s much loved “Three-Leaf Clover “mission not just for its action set-pieces but much of its narrative. There are even self-contained hunting and base jumping mini-games such as Blazing Tattoos and ink fans. Yet the story is pushed forward by these bringing together of the three protagonists. Michael, Trevor and Franklin are criminals whose stories interconnect as they complete missions together. During story missions, the player can switch between the protagonists as they work together to accomplish an objective. For example, Michael rappels down the side of a building, Franklin provides covering fire with a sniper rifle, and Trevor controls the getaway helicopter. GTA V also feature more vehicles than in any GTA to date, including huge variety of cars, trucks, bikes, helicopters, planes, ATVs and jet Skis. The cars will feel less “boatlike” than GTA IV, they are meant to “hold on ground better” and driving mechanic will feel more “racing type”.
The combat that involves in GTA V is also one of the concerns of players. Weapons choice varies from dust trucks, boiler suits and set of horror-film masks. The use of character-switch button becomes apparent immediate, the player skipping between their perspectives smoothly to first fend off and eventually corner character turns into AI support act when not controlled, hiding and firing in cover in self-preservation. Noticeable firefights refinements show a wider field of vision when lining up a mark over your shoulder, a handy Max Pay 3- esque combat roll for evading an onslaught, and an even handier little “X” appearing over the reticule to signify a dead enemy. Any clarification we can get in the heat of balttle is gratefully received. Just when you think the police may be taking control, the player switches to Michael, now miles away with a very good quality sniper scope in his possession, and takes out the remaining coppers. For a finishing touch, the old-reliable rocket launcher comes out to destroy the chopper overhead. It is a classic GTA moment re-imagined, and it is exhaustingly good entertainment, even as a viewer.
A lot of criticisms and comments taken are from the GTA IV and put into GTA V to satisfy the gamers. Hence, we hope that this long wait will be all worthy when the GTA V surfaces.
The characters Trailer
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