Grand Theft Auto V is an open world action-adventure video game developed by RockStar North and produced by RockStar Games. It’s the third main installment in the popular Grand Theft Auto series, following the releases of Grand TheftAutoIV and its sequel Grand TheftAutoV. The main storyline of the game follows the rise to fame and power of the career criminal Michael De Santa, who sets out to take over Los Santos in the hopes of becoming a drug kingpin.
With the help of a new set of friends, Michael joins a small gang of thieves in order to take on bigger targets and get into bigger scrapes. While the smaller scale missions make up most of the game’s content, there are also several large-scale mission-chains that see Michael robbing casinos, assassinating government officials and stealing military weapons. Many of these big events are incredibly tense affairs and provide a great deal of drama as players try to complete their assignment before their target shows up. There are also numerous side quests to complete as well, all of which can add a lot of flavor to the story.
As with any open world game, there’s always going to be a huge part of it that is simply boring, as players will spend more time chasing down random people than actually accomplishing anything. Fortunately, there are also a number of interesting locations and activities throughout the map, ranging from golf courses, museums, sports arenas, theme parks and more.
Even with a relatively large map, the game still feels like a huge area to explore, despite the fact that the majority of it can be done in a single day. In other words, it’s possible to complete the game in as little as twelve hours if you’re playing the easiest possible mission-chains, so there isn’t a shortage of content to play through. If you’re playing more involved missions though, then the map can easily become crowded, leading to frustratingly long periods of boredom.
One of the most enjoyable things about playing the game is the huge role that Franklin plays. Since he is the main character, he tends to have a more defined personality than the other characters, allowing for many more opportunities to do things that are unique and interesting. For example, Franklin often finds himself in situations where he has to make decisions based purely on what he wants to accomplish, rather than basing them on his feelings. This allows him to take on a different approach to many different situations and to take on a much larger role in some of the larger story-paths.
In addition, Franklin is also very self-confident, which helps to give him a strong personality of his own. Even when he gets into trouble, there is no way he can show any fear, and he generally comes out on top when it comes to his enemies, showing that he is not afraid of anything, including getting himself killed. He is also very resourceful and capable, which is an asset for anyone who is looking for an easy way to get rich quick.
Some of the important side quests do require a bit of skill though, as players must use skills such as hacking, driving, climbing and shooting in order to finish them. The more advanced abilities are usually a bit more difficult to master, but these can be practiced with enough practice in order to be able to complete them.
The multiplayer mode is something of a mixed bag, in terms of its importance. Since it’s an open world game, there are a lot of opportunities to run across various areas at a time, but since it’s not like any other multiplayer games, there’s no real challenge, unless you are really good at shooting and/or driving in Grand Theft Auto Online.