Top Ten Reasons Grand Theft Auto V Sucks

Raizulee

The Top Ten

1 The city area is not big enough

Okay, first, Grand Theft Auto V is unarguably one of the best games of all time. All the items listed below are either good points or bad points depending on your perspective. Even if all of them were true and they're not, I doesn't mean that the game sucks. You can't say that the game sucks because it doesn't regardless of your opinion. Even if you disagree with certain specs of the game just like I do, you can't look away from how impressive this game is. It has an incredible story, incredible game play, incredible sense of freedom just like the older versions, incredible graphics with great and diverse visuals. Okay, San Andreas had a slightly bigger map. However, since the graphics were weaker, you just had more space on the disc. Those bashing this game are hipster relics from the 90's who can't get over San Andreas, and that's coming from a 90's kid who played both Vice City and San Andreas. Grand Theft Auto IV was kind of a let down on certain levels but the fact that the fifth ...more

It's not small though. I think San Andreas was better in having 3 cities but making each of them different. Grand Theft Auto V does have one big city but it lacks an identity. - marmalade_skies

I mean does it really matter it beats out a lot of sandbox games in size and is probably one of the largest.

Extremely true, even rockstar left the events, restaurants, body building and much more funny thing with Grand Theft Auto sanandreas.

I thinK they are just developing the graphics and decreasing the fun and events.

As they keep gaining more money, more bad content will keep coming...

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2 Extremely overrated

Totally agree, story suck compare to Grand Theft Auto IV ( and the episode ) the humor suck, all the characters are mostly boring and not memorable, the only interesting thing about this game is the amount of activities ( but some are definitely boring : Yoga, everyone? ), I feel like Rockstar shouldn't have listen to those whiney little kid who wanted a more lightearted cartoonish Grand Theft Auto because they hated Grand Theft Auto IV gritty take, playing Grand Theft Auto V was like playing a more grounded and realistic Saint Row and this is really, really disappointing shame on you R* for not being true to your standard and delivers us a new milestone like you always did with each game you make before Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto San andreas will always be betted

This game was %100 hype

Agreed

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3 Police become too aggressive

This happened to me once. I had bought a new truck and taken it to the top of Mt. Chiliad. Once I was at the top I got out and went over to some binoculars to look out at the mountains, but I didn't see that someone was already using it. I push him out of the way and he gets mad, and THEN he calls the police. Once the police got there they took out assault rifles and started shooting me. I didn't want to lose my truck so I drove it off the edge of the mountain to get away, resulting in one lost tire and a bunch of dents. Why? WHY?!?

I would like there to be a reasonable explanation for the police somehow spotting me killing a hitchhiker on a mountain.

What 4 stars for drinking jeez

My favorite game is San Andrea ds instead of this because it was easier to do crime. Here, 1 out of 350 times I get caught. Too often. - AlphaQ

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4 The loading screen

Loading is becoming increasingly as bad as 360

WOW 5 seconds feels like an hour!?! Some people are too impatient

5 No gang wars in single player

Need more grove street vs ballers

Aw,the child is sad that it doesn't include a single feature from the previous games. - DapperPickle

6 The storyline was kinda clichè.

I downright love Grand Theft Auto V, along with the past games. But the storyline wasn't that thoughtful. Grand Theft Auto IV was deep and powerful, and Grand Theft Auto SA was very creative.

7 Ridiculous looking character animations

Don't say that! It's rude!

8 Car damage model is weaker than GTA 4

Not a lie its pathetic

Crashing into a wall in Grand Theft Auto IV: The car's front gets beat in

Crashing into a wall in Grand Theft Auto V: The car's front has a tiny dent

Unrealistic. - spiderskull98

This is a lie. Has the best damage system in all gtas

So I guess when you drive off a building your car gets tiny dents? - spiderskull98

Well,would you rather explode as soon as you touched another car or last a long while until your car goes boom. - DapperPickle

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9 Poor vehicle handling

Oops I pressed this by mistake. Anyways Grand Theft Auto 5 is still a good game though... - AlphaQ

Even Grand Theft Auto sa is better in this point

The cars in Grand Theft Auto v feel like cars from an arcade game from N64. -._ -.

Its not poor

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10 No main protagonist

Should be rephrased " No compelling protagonist". All Grand Theft Auto series up to Grand Theft Auto V had compelling protagonists with a realistic arch that applied both to gameplay and character motivation (i.e. Nico starts in the Russian part of Liberty City with small time fistfights against loan sharks, CJ starts in the ghetto doing gang missions, Tommy gets into fights with construction workers - i.e. small time yet entertaining missions that build on character's motivation and ground them in their area from which they are sometimes forced out of like in Grand Theft Auto 4 and San Andreas making for diverse gameplay and advancing narrative). Grand Theft Auto V lacks this despite the potential with Franklin. Grand Theft Auto V definitely does not suck but the lack of compelling protagonists, fleshed out by a story arch told through progressive gameplay makes it, based on my experience, less engaging than the other titles.

Is this really a problem? It was clearly shown that there would be three characters to switch between. The main story is between Michael and Trevor anyway so they're basically the main characters and Franklin is the middle man.

I don't think any of the 3 could've stood on their own, but I think the gameplay was more of a problem. Since each character had their own struggles and interests, there were 5 villains and none got to shine. - marmalade_skies

There is. Trevor, Michael and Franklin. - AlphaQ

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The Contenders

11 Only five stars

So you rate the game 5 stars? So that means you actually like it

NEEDS 6 STARS

Grand Theft Auto isn't Grand Theft Auto without 6

I wonder what the people at R* were doing

R* man 1: We need a really stupid thing for the game

Man 2:well is it Grand Theft Auto 5?

Man 1:yes

Man 2:and the previous had 6 stars right?

Man 1: yes

Man 2: Grand Theft Auto 5 and 6 stars... Let's make it 5 stars!

Other workers: woah - spiderskull98

12 Not able to crouch

Small detail which make a nice difference

Well, I'm glad we're focused on the real issues. - marmalade_skies

Why do you even want to crouch?.

Enough of T-Bagging okay!

13 Most buildings are inaccessible

The only places you can enter are your houses, gas stations, and gun shops.

Yeah! Totally agree with this, this category should be in top 3 on the list, I hope rockstar games makes at least 50% of the buildings are accessible in the next Grand Theft Auto

I'd start playing right now, literally, if I could enter, at least,...the malls, hotels, random buildings I stumble across. It'd be a nice surprise and force me to explore to enter and cause havoc to each interior I find. Even make achievements for each interior!

Worst

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14 Not enough cheats

This is my problem with it. San Andreas had over 100 cheats. You can knock into cars and make them float in the sky. I wish Grand Theft Auto V spent less time on mini games and more time on letting you cause chaos in the actual world. - marmalade_skies

Why play it with cheats? I want to play the actual game. - HeavyDonkeyKong

And Grand Theft Auto is amazing

NEED INFINITE AMMO

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15 Lack of interiors

Massive one for me, The possibilities would be great, especially the casino everyone wants. Imagine playing poker, blackjack etc. (especially as x1 lacks a poker game). the map is big enough but not enough city but probably if they made more interiors it would slow down, this is already happening when lobby's are full and its slowly starting to feel like the 360 the more content that's released - solution, decrease lobby size from 30 to maybe 24 but this would imply they couldn't maintain one of the big selling points of next gen Grand Theft Auto while also showing the limited capabilities of so-called next gen...x1, (more like xbox 360 HD)

This should be at the top of the list, you'd be amazed at how much better the game would be if we could enter the buildings that Rockstar constantly patch.

Are you really saying vehicle interiors are unrealistic, you can even see the speed and everything clearly you've never played first person

Unrealistic vehicle interiors!

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16 Online is the same thing, just a few different features.

Online sucks

The big problem is rockstar won't even update singleplayer cause maybe they thought communication with others is better than personal space.

Online rocks! You can destroy the train easily and...you can play with friends that means you can get a flat car and a bike then get onto your bike then tell your friend to get in the car you both put full speed on and then you use the car that your friend is using as a ramp and you are flying :3

17 Can't make Chop happy without Chop app

Why do we need a smartphone for this, Rockstar are starting to be greedy nowadays?

Not everyone has an iPhone!

The app is free, so whine elsewhere.

18 Cheating takes way more time than on GTA 4

In 4 you just had to take out your phone, go to the cheat section and activate the cheat you want. (If you don't have the cheat you have to dial a number to unlock it)

In 5 you have to do it the classic way, do the code on your controller

Example

4's weather cheat (Xbox 360)
468-555-0100

5's weather cheat(Xbox 360)
Rt,a,lb,lb,lt,lt,lt,x

Grand Theft Auto 4: LB LB RIGHT RIGHT RiGHT LEFT RT LB RT Grand Theft Auto 5 LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT see? It's easy on Grand Theft Auto 5

19 AK 47 and M16 rifles sound weak

Almost all the guns feel like pea shooters

That's why I hate suppressors.

Guns, more like bubble guns

They didn't even add m16a2 and a1

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20 Mario does not make a cameo

Mario dies after Luigi steals Peach and shoots him

Thank you for this.

But that doesn't mean that the game is bad.

No comment

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