What's new
Fantasy Football - Footballguys Forums

Welcome to Our Forums. Once you've registered and logged in, you're primed to talk football, among other topics, with the sharpest and most experienced fantasy players on the internet.

***Official***GTA V thread... (1 Viewer)

biggamer3

Footballguy
Biggest game of the year is out today, no point in clogging up the videogame thread with GTA talk, thus game warrants its own thread.

Anyone get it yet, first impressions?

 
Last edited by a moderator:
Supposed to pick mine up on the way home from work. And my absent minded idiot brain made dinner reservations with some friends, so it'll just be sitting there at home, waiting for me to play. Stupid brain. :hot:

 
I'll be honest, I at first loved GTA IV but got bored of it rather quickly and only did about half the missions

 
Last edited by a moderator:
The reviews look amazing so far, but I am a bit annoyed that they have the same "cartoon" style shootouts instead of incorporating a gears of war style shooting system.

 
Supposed to pick mine up on the way home from work. And my absent minded idiot brain made dinner reservations with some friends, so it'll just be sitting there at home, waiting for me to play. Stupid brain. :hot:
Tell your friends you have AIDS.
But like a not as strong of string. Like when people get sick with pneumonia but can still move. I'll tell them I have Walking AIDS. :thumbup:

 
GTA III is my favorite game of all time. San Andreas was good, but by the time GTA IV came out, I've been programmed for hyper-action from playing online FPS and was bored out of my mind by GTA IV. I'll be watching the reviews to see if this is, for lack of a better word, fun.

 
I've enjoyed the past games but don't think I'll be picking this up. Just not that into single player games anymore. With bf4 coming next month I don't really need another game.

It looks great though

 
The combat system is just too 2003 to really be worth investing any serious time in. Yeah, I get it a FPS on an open world is too tough.

 
Some coworkers I game with on occasion are pretty excited after seeing the reviews and going to grab this at lunch if they can find it in stock. Anyone know of any good deals at Gamestop, Wal-Mart, ToysRUs, Bestbuy, etc?

 
Some coworkers I game with on occasion are pretty excited after seeing the reviews and going to grab this at lunch if they can find it in stock. Anyone know of any good deals at Gamestop, Wal-Mart, ToysRUs, Bestbuy, etc?
I did a cursory look at amazon/walmart/gamestop/target and could only find that you can unlock a blimp. So I just stuck with amazon.

 
Last edited by a moderator:
Some coworkers I game with on occasion are pretty excited after seeing the reviews and going to grab this at lunch if they can find it in stock. Anyone know of any good deals at Gamestop, Wal-Mart, ToysRUs, Bestbuy, etc?
I did a cursory look at amazon/walmart/gamestop/target and could only find that you can unlock a blimp. So I just stuck with amazon.
Yeah, that seems to have been the only pre-order bonus. I am an amazon guy but the hype is strong with this one and don't know if I can wait a few days (1st world problems!) Gamestop has an ad where they will give 30% more credit towards trade-ins for GTA 5, that's the only other thing I can find.

Whatever happened to all the good pre-order bonuses? Amazon used to give away $10-$20 credit towards your next game purchase like candy, haven't seen that in a long time.

 
Picking my copy up on the way from work.

Stoked.

ETA - My first moves, regardless of introductory mission, are going to be running out in the street, fighting a bunch of random people, stealing money, stealing a car, driving on the sidewalk and ramming other cars until chain-reaction explosions go off, and repeating that sequence until they take me down. Gotta put this town on notice right out tha' gate. :gang2: :gang1:

 
Last edited by a moderator:
Tempted...... very very tempted to get this. But I never buy new games. Like ever. I find it physically painful. I'm still playing MLB 09 on the PS2 (yes I still have my PS2 hooked up along with the WIii and the XBox 360) (all on the same TV) (I'm currently working on getting an Atari - yes Atari - hooked up on the same TV because the games I have for it are ****ing cool.) (Seriously, Kaboom on the original Atari is still the greatest game ever made) ( Like ever). (No idea what I'm doing with this parenthases but it's fun).

 
Tempted...... very very tempted to get this. But I never buy new games. Like ever. I find it physically painful. I'm still playing MLB 09 on the PS2 (yes I still have my PS2 hooked up along with the WIii and the XBox 360) (all on the same TV) (I'm currently working on getting an Atari - yes Atari - hooked up on the same TV because the games I have for it are ****ing cool.) (Seriously, Kaboom on the original Atari is still the greatest game ever made) ( Like ever). (No idea what I'm doing with this parenthases but it's fun).
When will the price drop to around $40 or something drastic like $25 sale on amazon, 1 year, a few months? MLB The Show 13 was like $25 on amazon in august, but $60 when it came out just in the spring. (i'd like to hook up my 2600, NES and SNES as well).

 
Tempted...... very very tempted to get this. But I never buy new games. Like ever. I find it physically painful. I'm still playing MLB 09 on the PS2 (yes I still have my PS2 hooked up along with the WIii and the XBox 360) (all on the same TV) (I'm currently working on getting an Atari - yes Atari - hooked up on the same TV because the games I have for it are ****ing cool.) (Seriously, Kaboom on the original Atari is still the greatest game ever made) ( Like ever). (No idea what I'm doing with this parenthases but it's fun).
When will the price drop to around $40 or something drastic like $25 sale on amazon, 1 year, a few months? MLB The Show 13 was like $25 on amazon in august, but $60 when it came out just in the spring. (i'd like to hook up my 2600, NES and SNES as well).
No idea. I'm not that heavy of a gamer that I follow that stuff, but I do play alot of what I like. I picked up LA Noire like last fall and paid $20 for it and I think at that point it was a good 2 or 3 years old. If that is any indication.

I wish I still had my nintendo. Whenever I play XBox with my son we end up talking about video games when I was a kid (the dark ages to a 10 year old boy in this day and age). I wish I could show him the awesomeness of 2D jump and duck Mario, Nintendo baseball with the telephone pole curve and waterslide batters box and the ultimate Legend of Zelda gold disc with the square block monsters. Finish it up with a little Kung Fu and those damn bees or birds or bats or whatever they were. Sorry, memory lane....

 
If I didn't pre-order will I be able to pick this game up from Wal-Mart on my way home from work? Or is this one of those things where I'm out of luck for a few weeks until retailers can keep up with demand?

 
Pretty disappointed to see that the Ballers control Grove Street now. But I boosted a BMX from Rider's old house, for old time's sake.

 
I always like to explore first in these games, so I turned the cellphone off after the first mission.

The city is incredible. And they fixed all the crappy driving physics of GTA IV. But I haven't found any hidden weapons yet. I've been on rooftops, alleys, etc. Nothing. Not even a baseball bat.

 
The reviews look amazing so far, but I am a bit annoyed that they have the same "cartoon" style shootouts instead of incorporating a gears of war style shooting system.
I posted the exact same thing in the main video games thread. Other games, like Saints Row, have had no problem incorporating modern shooting mechanics into their open world games. I have no idea why Rockstar doesn't do this.

 
If I didn't pre-order will I be able to pick this game up from Wal-Mart on my way home from work? Or is this one of those things where I'm out of luck for a few weeks until retailers can keep up with demand?
Pretty sure any store that has anything remotely to do with electronics is going to have a billion copies each.

 
Picked it up from my small local video game place, they gave me a poster with game and of course the main reason I go there was because they charge 60 flat, np tax lol

 
you completely miss the point if you think the game is about the combat.
This is correct. I probably spent more time in the strip club and picking up hookers in GTA4 than doing missions. Or just flying around in the helicopter, slaughtering tourists by the Statue of Liberty, or camped out on top of a marquis in Times Square with the rocket launcher, taking out cop cars.

 
On the shooting (don't have my copy yet to comment):

In past GTA games, you needed to aim down the sights or lock onto a target in order to shoot them. GTA V, though, will also give players the option to fire on the run. You're not going to be as accurate as you would be while stationary but at least you can stay mobile.

"The additional freedom is great for the kind of chaotic shootouts that emerge when you're out in the open world causing havoc and quickly find yourself heavily outgunned and boxed in," associate technical director and combat designer Phil Hooker told Game Informer.

The "hard lock" targeting of GTA IV has been removed. Hooker says, correctly, that it was too disorienting and allowed players to shoot enemies without actually finding them. Players will now have three different aiming modes to choose from. Assisted aiming will give players a larger targeting area and also help them pick out the mostdangerous enemies. Traditional GTA aiming is a "soft lock" system, with players able to switch between targets by flicking the right analog stick. These target locks have a timer, though, so you can't just stay locked into a target all day. Free aim is exactly what you'd expect, though Hooker says that they've tweaked the camera so aiming will be smoother.

GTA V, like GTA IV, is a cover-based shooter. However, Rockstar is trying to make the cover system more "intuitive and responsive" this time around.

"We've also pushed the cover system to further bridge the gap between driving and gunplay," Hooker said. "In addition to smoothly running out of a car whilst firing a gun, players are able to use their car as cover, getting out and staying low without exposing themselves. They can make a stand there behind the car for a while and then at any time quickly re-enter the car from cover or from shooting and speed away with little exposure to enemy fire. It can really make the difference at crucial moments."

I really do hope they're able to make GTA V's combat feel like a 2013 shooter. Gunfights are such a huge part of both the single-player and multiplayer GTA experience and they've been given short shrift for too long. The simple removal of hard target locking will do loads, though
 
you completely miss the point if you think the game is about the combat.
I don't care. I don't watch cutscenes in games. If I want to watch animation I'll watch a pixar movie. I want to kill #### and blow #### up not sit through some gangster jive. Give me a pink arrow and tell me to kill it, steal it, #### it, whatever.

 
I got the game but cant play it until after 5, do i HAVE to install the first game onto my Xbox Hard drive? I have the oldest version from way back that has like 10GB total on it, not sure if i will need to delete all my other content on the drive to make room for disk 1 or whatever.

 
I got the game but cant play it until after 5, do i HAVE to install the first game onto my Xbox Hard drive? I have the oldest version from way back that has like 10GB total on it, not sure if i will need to delete all my other content on the drive to make room for disk 1 or whatever.
I have found that loading the game onto a jump drive is just as fast as long as you use Class A Flash. YMMV

ETA: I don't know if they will let you load it onto a jump drive. Some games don't because of the bull#### money grab reasons.

 
Last edited by a moderator:
On the shooting (don't have my copy yet to comment):

In past GTA games, you needed to aim down the sights or lock onto a target in order to shoot them. GTA V, though, will also give players the option to fire on the run. You're not going to be as accurate as you would be while stationary but at least you can stay mobile."The additional freedom is great for the kind of chaotic shootouts that emerge when you're out in the open world causing havoc and quickly find yourself heavily outgunned and boxed in," associate technical director and combat designer Phil Hooker told Game Informer.

The "hard lock" targeting of GTA IV has been removed. Hooker says, correctly, that it was too disorienting and allowed players to shoot enemies without actually finding them. Players will now have three different aiming modes to choose from. Assisted aiming will give players a larger targeting area and also help them pick out the mostdangerous enemies. Traditional GTA aiming is a "soft lock" system, with players able to switch between targets by flicking the right analog stick. These target locks have a timer, though, so you can't just stay locked into a target all day. Free aim is exactly what you'd expect, though Hooker says that they've tweaked the camera so aiming will be smoother.

GTA V, like GTA IV, is a cover-based shooter. However, Rockstar is trying to make the cover system more "intuitive and responsive" this time around.

"We've also pushed the cover system to further bridge the gap between driving and gunplay," Hooker said. "In addition to smoothly running out of a car whilst firing a gun, players are able to use their car as cover, getting out and staying low without exposing themselves. They can make a stand there behind the car for a while and then at any time quickly re-enter the car from cover or from shooting and speed away with little exposure to enemy fire. It can really make the difference at crucial moments."

I really do hope they're able to make GTA V's combat feel like a 2013 shooter. Gunfights are such a huge part of both the single-player and multiplayer GTA experience and they've been given short shrift for too long. The simple removal of hard target locking will do loads, though
GTA IV was pretty easy to fight through if you just had enough patience to cover and pick people off one by one.

 
On the shooting (don't have my copy yet to comment):

In past GTA games, you needed to aim down the sights or lock onto a target in order to shoot them. GTA V, though, will also give players the option to fire on the run. You're not going to be as accurate as you would be while stationary but at least you can stay mobile."The additional freedom is great for the kind of chaotic shootouts that emerge when you're out in the open world causing havoc and quickly find yourself heavily outgunned and boxed in," associate technical director and combat designer Phil Hooker told Game Informer.

The "hard lock" targeting of GTA IV has been removed. Hooker says, correctly, that it was too disorienting and allowed players to shoot enemies without actually finding them. Players will now have three different aiming modes to choose from. Assisted aiming will give players a larger targeting area and also help them pick out the mostdangerous enemies. Traditional GTA aiming is a "soft lock" system, with players able to switch between targets by flicking the right analog stick. These target locks have a timer, though, so you can't just stay locked into a target all day. Free aim is exactly what you'd expect, though Hooker says that they've tweaked the camera so aiming will be smoother.

GTA V, like GTA IV, is a cover-based shooter. However, Rockstar is trying to make the cover system more "intuitive and responsive" this time around.

"We've also pushed the cover system to further bridge the gap between driving and gunplay," Hooker said. "In addition to smoothly running out of a car whilst firing a gun, players are able to use their car as cover, getting out and staying low without exposing themselves. They can make a stand there behind the car for a while and then at any time quickly re-enter the car from cover or from shooting and speed away with little exposure to enemy fire. It can really make the difference at crucial moments."

I really do hope they're able to make GTA V's combat feel like a 2013 shooter. Gunfights are such a huge part of both the single-player and multiplayer GTA experience and they've been given short shrift for too long. The simple removal of hard target locking will do loads, though
GTA IV was pretty easy to fight through if you just had enough patience to cover and pick people off one by one.
GTA 3 cheat code was basically ensuring you had enough rounds of sniper ammo to pick off all the bad guys from a mile out.

 
I got the game but cant play it until after 5, do i HAVE to install the first game onto my Xbox Hard drive? I have the oldest version from way back that has like 10GB total on it, not sure if i will need to delete all my other content on the drive to make room for disk 1 or whatever.
I have found that loading the game onto a jump drive is just as fast as long as you use Class A Flash. YMMV

ETA: I don't know if they will let you load it onto a jump drive. Some games don't because of the bull#### money grab reasons.
I hate that we cant just use the disk, I will have to delete all my DLC stuff from Red Dead and such to make room for this game

 
I got the game but cant play it until after 5, do i HAVE to install the first game onto my Xbox Hard drive? I have the oldest version from way back that has like 10GB total on it, not sure if i will need to delete all my other content on the drive to make room for disk 1 or whatever.
Just got home and the MANDATORY install on the xbox is 7.9 Gb. Rockstar has stated do not install the play disc on xbox it will actually slow down the gameplay only install the install disc.

Installing now

 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top