The NOT playing GTA5 thread

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  • tenofspades 26 Sep 2013 08:05:12 1,693 posts
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    Anyone else think GTA is a load of over popular bollocks. Every time people have gone and hyped GTA, said it's the best game ever. I've gone and got it and it's been crap. In fact the one and only GTA I have liked was the third one.

    I know I'm in the minority but anyone else around?
  • Deleted user 26 September 2013 08:06:21
    It is amazing.
  • Trowel 26 Sep 2013 08:07:11 17,430 posts
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    tenofspades wrote:
    Anyone else think GTA is a load of over popular bollocks. Every time people have gone and hyped GTA, said it's the best game ever. I've gone and got it and it's been crap. In fact the one and only GTA I have liked was the third one.

    I know I'm in the minority but anyone else around?
    So you ARE playing GTA?

    Edited by Trowel at 08:07:34 26-09-2013
  • captain_markyboy 26 Sep 2013 08:07:36 250 posts
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    It does receive far too much hype. However in this case I think it's justified. The game is an amazing technical achievement, and more importantly, great fun to play.
  • Alastair 26 Sep 2013 08:08:44 15,442 posts
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    She's right you know, it really is rather good.

    What did you not like about Vice City, San Andreas and GTA4 (and Chinatown Wars and the other handheld iterations)?

    Not as nice as I used to be

  • TheMayorOfJugs 26 Sep 2013 08:09:23 3,041 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    tenofspades wrote:
    Anyone else think GTA is a load of over popular bollocks. Every time people have gone and hyped GTA, said it's the best game ever. I've gone and got it and it's been crap. In fact the one and only GTA I have liked was the third one.

    I know I'm in the minority but anyone else around?
    So you ARE playing GTA?
    We should start an EG soap. Hopefully we'll get Omg-its-gail-platt on board.
  • FuzzyDuck 26 Sep 2013 08:11:17 3,893 posts
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    I'm not playing it.

    Because I've somehow managed to hit 82% completion and sink in excess of 60 hours on it. So time for a breather...
  • Nanocrystal 26 Sep 2013 08:12:51 991 posts
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    Thought this would be a support thread for those who haven't got around to playing it yet. My reason? In-laws staying over. For three damn weeks.
  • Murbal 26 Sep 2013 08:13:46 21,922 posts
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    I'm not playing now, because after buying it and playing for a few hours I decided I wasn't having much fun. So I sold it for a profit. It's not for everyone.
  • Physically_Insane 26 Sep 2013 08:14:08 8,617 posts
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    I'm not playing GTA, mainly because I'm on a bus on my way to work.
  • Deckard1 26 Sep 2013 08:16:59 27,147 posts
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    He's so edgy!
  • DUFFMAN5 26 Sep 2013 08:17:02 14,393 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    I'm not playing now, because after buying it and playing for a few hours I decided I wasn't having much fun. So I sold it for a profit. It's not for everyone.
    Sounds about right.

    I'm playing it and enjoying (well almost, but that is not for here) but it is not for everyone.

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • rivuzu 26 Sep 2013 08:23:04 987 posts
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    I'm not playing it.

    No PC release.

    And fuck you 45 for a console, sub-quality version, Game.
  • Murbal 26 Sep 2013 08:27:02 21,922 posts
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    I haven't quite been able to put into words why I didn't get on with it, but listening to the Weekend Confirmed podcast it seemed Jeff Cannata got partway there.

    "Where is the humanity?"
    "Is there fun to be had in playing despicable people doing despicable things?"

    I hear you all shouting 'yes', but not for me.

    I found the language and the characters to be totally unappealing.
    Driving is ok, but to what end? To drive from A to B to start a new mission?
    Shooting doesn't feel right.
    On foot controls are sluggish (tap X to run? Please!).
    What about making my own fun? Get a 5* wanted level and evade the cops? I have better things to do with my time.

    I wanted to find the game everyone else is playing. I couldn't.

    It's not the game, it's me.
  • Trafford 26 Sep 2013 08:29:56 5,613 posts
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    I'm not playing it. I dislike driving in games, can take or leave an open world, and think the edgy social commentary is a little trite.
  • Mola_Ram 26 Sep 2013 08:44:06 6,962 posts
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    Didn't like San Andreas, didn't like GTA4, and after trying SR3 and finding it... average, I can probably safely say that sandbox games just aren't my thing. So no, I'm not playing it.

    Fair play to those who like it though.
  • gelf 26 Sep 2013 08:45:13 188 posts
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    I'm happy to wait however long it takes until its less then a tenner on PC possibly including any later DLC. Its not the type of game I feel compelled to rush out and buy.
  • Roddles 26 Sep 2013 08:52:32 1,749 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Didn't like San Andreas, didn't like GTA4, and after trying SR3 and finding it... average, I can probably safely say that sandbox games just aren't my thing. So no, I'm not playing it.

    Fair play to those who like it though.
    I loved GTA3, Vice City and hated San Andreas and GTA4.

    I love GTA5.

    Definitely worth a crack if you can borrow a friend's copy.
  • Carlo 26 Sep 2013 08:52:42 17,948 posts
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    rivuzu wrote:
    I'm not playing it.

    No PC release.

    And fuck you 45 for a console, sub-quality version, Game.
    I caved and got it for my PS3, for 23 (with a bottle of Whisky for 30)

    Edited by Carlo at 08:57:58 26-09-2013

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  • Phattso Moderator 26 Sep 2013 08:55:33 13,199 posts
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    Another "waiting for PC" vote here. Quite pleased that I've not been too bothered with missing out on the excitement of getting it while it's hot and new. I was sure I'd have caved by now!
  • cheeky_prawnking 26 Sep 2013 08:57:53 4,261 posts
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    Just not interested so not bothered.
  • Armoured_Bear 26 Sep 2013 09:01:46 10,270 posts
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    I've only played the first hour of GTA 4 a few months ago.
    They never appealed to me, they're clearly brilliant games but the whole "be a gangster" thing really turned me off.
    I will, however get GTA 5 when it comes out on PC and give it a proper try.

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  • Load_2.0 26 Sep 2013 09:02:28 18,893 posts
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    I am not playing it because I am too lazy to unwrap it. Plus I have to put it in the drive, then do an install.

    Blah blah blah, it is like working in the salt mines.
  • Mola_Ram 26 Sep 2013 09:05:23 6,962 posts
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    Roddles wrote:
    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Didn't like San Andreas, didn't like GTA4, and after trying SR3 and finding it... average, I can probably safely say that sandbox games just aren't my thing. So no, I'm not playing it.

    Fair play to those who like it though.
    I loved GTA3, Vice City and hated San Andreas and GTA4.

    I love GTA5.

    Definitely worth a crack if you can borrow a friend's copy.
    Well, if it is all that, I'll be waiting for it on PC anyway. :)
  • TarickStonefire 26 Sep 2013 09:36:44 2,897 posts
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    tenofspades wrote:
    Anyone else think GTA is a load of over popular bollocks. Every time people have gone and hyped GTA, said it's the best game ever. I've gone and got it and it's been crap. In fact the one and only GTA I have liked was the third one.

    I know I'm in the minority but anyone else around?
    I think what you mean is:

    "GTA doesn't appeal to me. Anyone else it doesn't appeal to?"

    Stating it's over-hyped crap is just silly. That's pure subjectivism. You may as well have asked "who else is butt-hurt that they don't like something that loads of other people do?"

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • rivuzu 26 Sep 2013 09:40:59 987 posts
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    @Carlo Where on earth did you get it for that price?
  • mcmonkeyplc 26 Sep 2013 09:42:54 39,384 posts
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    I'm not playing it...yet.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • King_Edward 26 Sep 2013 09:51:04 11,454 posts
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    I'm also not playing it. It's just not aimed at me anymore. Teenage me loved it though.
  • Carlo 26 Sep 2013 10:23:12 17,948 posts
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    @rivuzu Hotukdeals had a listing that Tesco were doing 17 off a grocery order with an ecoupon.

    Tesco were already selling it for 38 so that would put it at 21.

    To qualify, you had to spend 60 (IIRC) on the total grocery order. I just bought a bottle of Glenvivet 12 yo Whisky to go with it (frankly it won't go off in my house ;) and I always buy a bottle for Christmas) for 30 which is a good price anyway!

    You had to pay a 2 fee to Tesco to collect it next day, which I did.

    So the 68 order (38 for GTA V + 30 for the Whisky) minus 17 = 51

    + 2 for the delivery = 53.

    Take the Whisky away and it's 23... That's what GTA V cost me.

    Apparently, you could have taken the Whisky back for a refund too and they wouldn't claw back the 17 ecoupon... But I kept it.

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