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Old Nov 8, 2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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GTA V New Info...

http://uk.ign.com/videos/2012/11/08/...tails-revealed

What do we all make of this, I am extremely excited but I am not sure how this will work. Basically you get to switch between 3 playable characters. Will it not be hard to feel attached to one or all of them? Strange.

Plus, I would love some sort of link back to the PS2 era.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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I think it looks very promising! I hope they improve the driving mechanics. The cars in IV simply were not much fun.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:48 AM   #3
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The new trailer looks pretty amazing. The game definitely has my full attention now!
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:25 AM   #4
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It will be the same as all the other GTA games.

TBH if im sitting ignoring my text messages to play a game, why do I want to then have to answer text messages from 'Ho's' within the game?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:59 AM   #5
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It will be the same as all the other GTA games.

Oh, so you've played it?

There are several things that I would like to see improved over IV. But in general, as long as they provide a fun, diverse sandbox to play in, I'll probably pick it up at some point.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 06:34 AM   #6
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Oh, so you've played it?

There are several things that I would like to see improved over IV. But in general, as long as they provide a fun, diverse sandbox to play in, I'll probably pick it up at some point.
Same story, different sandbox I reckon.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:15 PM   #7
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Trailer looks amazing, really can't wait for this.
However, its release will be around the same time as my final uni exams and hand in dates.
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Old May 2, 2013, 02:20 PM   #8
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GTA 5 new details: Character switching, skill systems and more

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- Rockstar claims its goal was to create the ultimate open world
- The transition between the three protagonists is smooth; the camera zooms out to a Google Earth view, the screen fills with static, the camera moves across the city and zooms back into your chosen character
- The closer characters are, the quicker the transition. During missions where they're all together its instantaneous
- Each character is rated in a series of skill categories: Stamina, Shooting, Strength, Stealth, Flying, Driving, Mechanic, Lung Capacity.
- Each character has a 'Special': Franklin is an adrenalin junkie and can slow down time while driving; Trevor has a frenzy mode, where he's does double damage, takes half damage, and has a unique melee attack; Michael has his own version of bullet time
- Specials are governed by a meter, it drains after use and recharges slowly
- Other skill categories are shared and can be improved by completing missions, side missions, activities and more
- Trevor will always be the best pilot, Franklin will always be the best driver but each can improve their proficiency a little
- One of the skill categories is stealth, suggesting players will be able to take different approaches to missions
- The wave physics are some of the best we've seen in any game this generation
- Although weather wasn't shown, it's easy to see how they'd work in the game
- Some boats will include gear such as wetsuit, flippers and tanks for diving
- An underwater ecosystem exits, "the sea is teaming with fish and sharks"
- Treasures can be found underwater, but NPCs will be looking for them too
- GTA 5 rewards exploration, there's no signposting underwater, so you'll have to find the treasure the hard way
- Dives won't offer massive payoffs, but will "help grease the wheels"
- The character selection wheel is split into four triangles: Franklin, Trevor, Michael, and your multiplayer character
- It seems there's a closer relationship between single and multiplayer. Simply pressing Down on the d-pad will drop the play in and out of MP.
- Rockstar has said it will reveal more on multiplayer in the future
- Michael's is miserable: his wife hates him, he has no relationship with his kids, he spends his drinking whiskey and watching old action movies
- There are subtle differences in the way each character moves to reflect their personalities; Michael is slower and deliberate.
Rockstar says there will be five times as many pedestrians in GTA V as there were in Grand Theft Auto IV
- The game is a "massive" technical step up from GTA IV, the team has nailed the look of LA
- There's a "crazy level of detail": Tourist buses can be boarded for a tour of celebrity homes, film posters are plastered on the walls, men in comedy costumes try to corner you outside the Cathay Theatre, including the Superman-like Impotent Rage and Master Chief riff, Space Ranger.
- iFruit, the game's new phone, can be used to snap pictures and upload them to Rockstar's Social Club or your own our social media page. Recording videos seems likely.
- The phone also has apps. In addition to the camera there is internet, contacts, social media, a calendar, and a replay missions app. There are three more Rockstar hasn't yet detailed.
- Michael's obsession with classic films translates into in-game set pieces based on real world movies. In the demo the three characters mount a heist very similar to the one from Heat.
- 'Mini heists' are used to teach the player about preparation. Players must secure vehicles, outfits, masks, the getaway vehicle and locations for dumping potentially damaging.
- These build up to a bigger heist where the execution must be flawless. They'll require the right crew and players will have to decide on the cheap option, which results in less skilled people, or paying more for skilled crew members that will a larger cut.
- You can switch between Franklin, Trevor and Michael during a cutscene, manually, or automatically when the AI takes control for you
- Each character has a job to do, how much you switch yourself in or let the computer do, is entirely up to you
- If you die the game reloads to the last checkpoint, even if two other characters are alive
- Although it's up to the player when they switch, dialogue will suggest ideal moments. For example, when Michael and Franklin are being overwhelmed by snipers, Michael might ask for Trevor's help.
- A combat roll has been introduced for moving between cover
- There is a wider field of vision, and players can run-and-gun
Pay N Sprays can also mod cars with paint jobs, new wheels, window tints, grilles, spoilers. Upgrades to suspension, engine and brakes can also be made.
- Weapons can also be customised with laser sights, scopes, silencers, and high capacity magazines
- You can customise yourself with haircuts, new clothes, and tattoos
- You can pick up hitchikers, do stunt jumps and flying challenges, take part in yoga, golf, tennis or bike races.
- You can buy property too; houses, garages and businesses can all be purchased for extra revenue sources.
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Old May 3, 2013, 09:21 AM   #9
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Very interesting, hopefully its fun because GTA IV wasn't. Having three different characters should change up the pace. I'm looking forward to it.



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Old May 3, 2013, 11:11 AM   #10
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This and Watchdogs are must buys for me

All those LA locales look ridiculously accurate. I want to land a plane on the Venice boardwalk
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Old May 4, 2013, 02:13 PM   #11
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It all looks amazing. I can't decide what platform to get it on though - PC for better graphics, higher res, quicker load times. Current gen consoles because they've actually been announced, but will be low FPS and low res. Next gen consoles because POWER.

(and of course it'll be coming out on all these machines, it's Rockstar after all)
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Old May 4, 2013, 02:56 PM   #12
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This and Watchdogs are must buys for me

All those LA locales look ridiculously accurate. I want to land a plane on the Venice boardwalk
X2, although I'm more excited for Watch Dogs.
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Old May 6, 2013, 04:20 PM   #13
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Possible Special Edition!

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The list was originally spotted and described by a GTA V fan-site forum user but was later removed. No screens were provided so it cannot be confirmed.
- SteelBook with exclusive Artwork
- World map
- Stunt-Planes challenges
- Online-Store concessions
- Bonus outfits
- Bonus Tattoos
- Special Abilities Booster
- Exclusive weapons

http://mp1st.com/2013/05/06/grand-th...iler-listings/
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Old May 8, 2013, 04:58 AM   #14
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All those trailers and screenshots sure look pretty.

Then again, GTA4 trailers and screenshots looked amazing as well...when I finally got a chance to play it, the actual game graphics were rather sobering.

We'll see how this turns out. I'm pretty much done buying games when they launch, so I'll have some time to assess the situation before I spend my money.
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Old May 8, 2013, 05:54 AM   #15
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All those trailers and screenshots sure look pretty.

Then again, GTA4 trailers and screenshots looked amazing as well...when I finally got a chance to play it, the actual game graphics were rather sobering.

We'll see how this turns out. I'm pretty much done buying games when they launch, so I'll have some time to assess the situation before I spend my money.
I'd be interested to know if those trailers were filmed from a PC version, as most multiplatform games are these days.
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Old May 8, 2013, 01:27 PM   #16
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if they manage to improve the graphics for GTAV as much as they did from GTA3 to GTASA (on the same platform) then I will be impressed.

To be honest, I am not concerned, It is going to be an awesome game, I can just tell.
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if they manage to improve the graphics for GTAV as much as they did from GTA3 to GTASA (on the same platform) then I will be impressed.

To be honest, I am not concerned, It is going to be an awesome game, I can just tell.
The animations look leaps better, which is great for the kind of game GTA is. IV was (visually) good enough but the animations show their age.
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While I'm still more a Saints Row fan, I'll probably get this. I just kinda wish one of the 3 protagonists was female. That's just me I'm sure.
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Old Jul 10, 2013, 01:48 PM   #19
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So the gameplay trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-xHcvug3WI
I was blown back by the character switching gameplay. That's really going to make things fun! As soon as they said that was running on PS3 hardware I preordered it, thought I'd wait for a PS4 or PC version but the gameplay trailer looked good enough.

Only 2 months off
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So the gameplay trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-xHcvug3WI
I was blown back by the character switching gameplay. That's really going to make things fun! As soon as they said that was running on PS3 hardware I preordered it, thought I'd wait for a PS4 or PC version but the gameplay trailer looked good enough.

Only 2 months off
Yep it looked so good. I just wonder how much control we have over player switching. If we have to use our own initiative then that is awesome.

Either way, it looks really good, V. excited.
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Yep it looked so good. I just wonder how much control we have over player switching. If we have to use our own initiative then that is awesome.

Either way, it looks really good, V. excited.
That's exactly my concern too! BUT having watched the vid a few times I think you can switch characters at any point. Reasons you ask?
- why limit it?
- AI seems smart enough
- there was no indicator asking to switch
- it's been said you can switch at any point during gameplay, no reason to block that during missions

Ahhhh I can't wait for this! It looks like a perfect evolution of the sandbox genre and not just "serious GTA in HD".
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