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Posted by Nuclear Pacman, 15 August 2018 · 270 views

I've had GTA V for the Xbone just sitting on my shelf for years now, with only sparse time invested in it. I thought I would give it
another try this past weekend, and realized I just can't play this game and have fun. So, I'm going to sell it in my upcoming garage sale.
There were a couple of thoughts that came to mind immediately. I didn't care for the switching characters mechanic. I actually think it would be better served to have 3 different story arcs that you can choose from, just like the Atari Jaguar game Alien vs. Predator. That way, you could be more focused on a single character, and the gamer would have been able to interact with the other characters from an outside perspective, or witness their story second hand so to speak. Ah well.
I also became bored very quickly with it. I know it's a sandbox game, I know that, but the last 30 minutes I played was just driving around looking for events to trigger, I couldn't figure out how to advance the story. Call me a bad GTA gamer I guess, but I didn't have that problem with Vice City. 
Then one last thing, which isn't something unique to GTA V, and it's almost embarrasing, but more or less depressing that I straight up get confused now with games and learning the controls if they are utilizing all the buttons. I straight up get glazed over eyes when I need to bring up my 'cellphone' and mess around with that, then press the d-pad other directions to do this, that and the other thing. Then, press LB to draw your weapon, but that doesn't cycle, so you have to hold LB and then use the joystick to highlight your weapon etc...AAHHH...god just let me play simply like DOOM used to do.
I'm simply getting slower with my reasoning ability and learning is slower because of it. I can play the crap out of Tempest 4000 though, that is simple to learn. It LOOKS complicated, but actually really simple to learn and play. I appreciate a deep game, but I need to balance it with easy to learn controls. I hope Red Dead Redemption 2 is a bit easier, as I loved the first game.
That is all for now.

All valid points. The older I get the less willing I am to invest the time and energy into these huge games. If I have an hour to dedicate to gaming I'd much rather play 20 games of Pac-Man 256 trying to rack up points and items instead of sitting through 2 cutscenes, 10 minutes of gaming, and 10 minutes of wandering around aimlessly trying to figure out controls.


Having said that, it is a beautiful game with a huge and interesting environment. I keep it around since I like watching friends play it. 


I wish it had a straightforward "collect the packages" mission similar to GTA: Vice City had. Another game I never finished but still had fun wandering the streets and listening to the soundtrack. 


[Edit] Actually I understand GTA V has tons of similar Easter eggs to find but I'm unaware of a way to find them without playing through and "earning" the missions. 

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