Grand Theft Auto V
The last time I played Grand Theft Auto was on a PlayStation One and it was Grand Theft Auto London ( I think), with an old school top down view. Ever since I’ve never really been drawn in by the brand – Until Grand Theft Auto V (5 for our American cousins) came on the scene. Having really enjoyed some previous titles from Rockstar such as “Red Dead Redemption” and “L.A Noire” I was hoping for big things from GTA V and was not disappointed .
The single player campaign has kept me gripped all the way so far, I am about 40% in and have loved every minute.
Everyone I know who was ahead of me kept going on about Trevor; for certain he’s an interesting character to say the least, so naturally I was eager to get cracking and unlock this charming psychopath. Once you have Trevor you get to unlock all the flying missions which are great.
Another treat is Barry, sat at a table in Legion Square who isÂ trying to legalise cannabis and convinces each of the characters to try some, this leads into some very strange side adventures involving aliens and lots of bullets. If you haven’t run into this guy yet, go looking for him.
Clearly, Rockstar have put a lot of thought into this game, its fast paced, a fantastic story line and what really sold it for me was GTA online. Now I know some of you are probably Boooing loudly at your screen about this and the issues with deleted games but I was more than happy to receive my $500,000 sorry bonus. I’ve since invested in a nice new flat, a sporty car and some BIG guns.
GTA 5 online is something else, it took a little while to get up to speed on GTA etiquette and soon realised its every dangerous driver for themselves, on one occasion I was ran over 32 times; in the end I went and made a cup of coffee while the guy had his fill of my battered corpse being smashed into the air or into nearby walls.
I’ve yet to complete the single campaign as I am enjoying the online game too much, plus the introduction of the Xbox One has put a stop to my GTA play for a while.