Grand Theft Auto V Gameplay Preview
If you’ve been living under a rock the last twenty four hours (or if you just don’t have the level of obsession for GTA as we do), then you might have missed Rockstar’s huge unveiling of a massive five minute trailer. Â Done completely with in-game footage, there’s enough content to have you watering at the mouth for months, desperately waiting for its launch on September 17. Â If there’s anything you missed, we’ve got you covered in our trailer breakdown below.
One of the most beloved traits of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (which some consider the pinnacle of the series) was its diverse locations packed with little caveats and nuances of love. Â Between hicktown trailer parks, sprawling mountains that are prime for jumping from, and open waters with lively tourists, GTA V is bringing back this feature with a vengeance.
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In an attempt to compete with other open world games, Grand Theft Auto V has anÂ unbelievableÂ amount of content crammed into the game. Â There’s sports to play, real estate to invest in, property to buy, animals to hunt, random encounters… The list goes on.
A big issue with the Grand Theft Auto series has always been its imprecise shooting mechanics, and a general focus on mayhem rather than responsive controls. Â Grand Theft Auto IV’s combat relied heavily on cover-based shooting, and all the vehicles in the game handled like a bag of dog feces. Â Finally, though, it seems like Rockstar has made a heavier focus on gameplay mechanics.
In under five minutes, Rockstar managed to blow us all away to an unexpected degree. Â Grand Theft Auto V looks like an amalgamation of all the greatest feats of the publisher’s previous titles: The painstaking detail of LA Noire; the fluid and flawless shooting mechanics of Max Payne 3; the brilliant writing and open world of Red Dead Redemption; the driving mechanics of Midnight Club; and, obviously, the pure fun that has come with every single GTA to date.