Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V review
GTA 5 is a TPS (third person shooter) 3D action game with a huge open and interactive world. In the free research mode, you'll find a huge sandbox with a bunch of mini-games: golf, yoga, tennis, street racing, shooting, entertainment for adults, etc. The distinctive feature of the gameplay is that you can control almost all kinds of transport, including loaders, port cranes, submarines and cargo planes.
Trinity of the main characters is the key feature of the fifth part. Now there are three heroes, and while you control one of them, others live their own lives. Franklin rides a tuned sedan, a former brilliant robber Michael suffers, and what Trevor does no one knows. Three different characters also mean different types of game. These people have various goals, missions, physiology and special skills.
Apart from tasks, you can play tennis or golf, buy your own airfield or strip club, do yoga or jogging (physical exertion makes the character stronger), participate in a single picket against immigrants or look into a hippie commune where the rocks are painted in all the colours of the rainbow.
In single missions, the accents have also changed: if earlier they were separate, often indiscriminate attacks, now the main storyline is built around a series of multi-pass command robberies. First, you have to think about the organization: choose a plan (in almost every case there are two options for action), assemble a team, estimate escape routes, and take care of props. Second, you should come down from the helicopter on the winch along the wall of the skyscraper, cover the retreat with a strategic attack on the stolen bulldozer, burn the bulldozer, split and lay low.
The atmosphere in the game is vivid. Passers-by are taking pictures of street fights on smartphones (if you listen, you can even hear how they report to the police), drivers buzz and yell, you just have to go to the oncoming lane, and in the news reports, they will regularly talk about your tricks on the radio.
The console version looks great. Literally everything, from sparks under a punctured car wheel to foamy crests on the ocean waves, attracts the eye. Compared to the fourth part, the range of drawing and detailing increased. Armed with robust graphics technology, the developers have stepped onto the territory of cine-blockbusters: due to high-quality facial animation, cut scenes turned into a full-fledged and fascinating spectacle.
There is no possibility in the console version to reconfigure buttons as you like. There are only pre-prepared layouts. Anyway, controls in the game are easy to deal with. You'll be able to do a big variety of actions from simple running to driving different kinds of transport.