I have to say that one of the main reasons I held onto my PS2 for so long was because of how much I absolutely loved the Grand Theft Auto series. From Grand Theft Auto 3, to Vice City, to Liberty City Stores, to Vice City Stories, and San Andreas, I loved them all. These were my go to games on the PS2. Moving to the PS3, all I had was Grand Theft Auto IV, which you can read about why I never finished it here, until there was Grand Theft Auto V. I purchased Grand Theft Auto V day one, like a lot of people, and even though I spent a lot of time playing, I never finished it. Keep reading to find out why.
Grand Theft Auto V tells the story of not one but three different men. First you have Michael De Santa, who was a criminal turned good as he now lives it up in the better portion of Los Santos, then you have Trevor Phillips, Michael’s ex partner in crime who is still just some small time criminal even after all these years, and finally you have Franklin Clinton, who is a former gang banger with big dreams. All three of them are working throughout Los Santos and will eventually meet up to pull off this huge heist. In the meantime though you’ll be able to play as each character and switch between them and do random missions throughout the whole game.
I thought that this was an interesting twist on the whole Grand Theft Auto series as it allowed you to play as three different people now who came from all walks of life and had different missions throughout the game until the group missions. This was also the first Grand Theft Auto that I actually completed the whole story line for. Amazing right? All of those Grand Theft Auto games and this was the only one that I could actually complete. Makes me feel like Rockstar kind of dumbed the game down and made it less difficult, but that’s just me. Anyway, even after I finished the game, I continued to play as I was determined to get the platinum trophy for this game. Until the multiplayer portion of the game opened up. When the game was first released, the multiplayer was locked hoping that fans would play the single player first before venturing into the multiplayer. A month later the multiplayer opened up, and it was a complete disaster because the servers didn’t actually work correctly. This means I was basically able to make my character and get into the multiplayer before being kicked out. I went back to the single player game for a little while hoping I would get my chance at the multiplayer one day, but once I got back into the multiplayer everyone was super over leveled and I spent the entire time dying so I just gave up. This is why Grand Theft Auto V is still unfinished on my gaming backlog.
As you can see from the picture above, I was able to get 25 of the base 50 trophies for this game, 59 if you count the one DLC that was released for this game, and I’m pretty happy with that. This is probably the first Grand Theft Auto game where I was able to get half of the trophies so that’s just fine with me. A lot of the trophies I have left are the multiplayer ones, of course, and some random single player ones that involve doing stunts, flying under bridges, collecting nuclear waste, and some other stuff. None of this is really hard, but it’s just time consuming.
Probability of this game getting played again…1 out of 5.
I’m not really big on playing this game again on the PS3 because I went out and bought it for the PS4. If I’m going to play this game again, it’ll be on the PS4 and even that I’m not too sure that I want to devote all that time and energy to playing this game. That’s just me though. There is still that possibility that I will pick this game up on the PS4, but at this moment it’s a long shot.
Now it’s your turn. Did you love this game? Hate it? Think it lived up to the GTA legacy? Let me know down in the comments section. Now for next week, a game that I waited years and years for because Quantic Dream has a habit of making people wait years and years for their games. I can understand why, but I was extremely eager to play their next game since I just loved Heavy Rain, another game I didn’t finish and you can read about here, so when Beyond: Two Souls was slated for release I purchased it day one but never finished it. Come back next week to find out why.
Not bad. Although I got all but the hardest achieves in the ballad, I got all achieves in gta 4 but somehow still haven’t beat the story in gta 5 yet. Determined to do it before I buy red dead at Xmas.
Awesome! It’s not a hard game to finish the story, but getting all of the trophies is a completely different thing. Still finishing the story is always important and most of the time I’m happy if I can do that.