Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
December 19, 2014
arrowPress Releases
December 19, 2014
PR Newswire
View All
View All     Submit Event






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


 
GTA V: The killing spree deterrent?
by Mike Rose on 10/22/13 05:04:00 am   Editor Blog   Featured Blogs

5 comments Share on Twitter Share on Facebook    RSS

The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.
The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company.

 

I finished up Grand Theft Auto V around a week ago - it was a pretty great experience, with pockets of dullness here and there. This week, however, I realized that I didn't once go on a killing spree during my 30+ hour playthrough.

Anyone who knows the GTA series will testify that going on killing sprees is sort of the secondary objective of a GTA game (or perhaps even the primary objective, depending on how you like to play). So for me to play through the entirety of a GTA title and not even consider aiming for a five-star wanted rating is rather odd.

So what exactly was the reason for this? Is GTA V's story or city laid out in such a way that I didn't feel the need to go crazy? Is the story just so good that I didn't want to shift away from it? Or perhaps there's just such an overwhelming amount of content to sift through, that going all sandbox-like with my gun-play seemed out of place?

I took my musings to Twitter to see if other people had found the same as me. If you have any thoughts on the topic, bang them into the comments!
 


Related Jobs

Bigpoint GmbH
Bigpoint GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[12.19.14]

Lead Game Designer (m/f) - Hamburg - 3344
WET
WET — Sun Valley, California, United States
[12.18.14]

3D Modeler
WET
WET — Sun Valley, California, United States
[12.18.14]

Lighting Artist
Reload Studios Inc.
Reload Studios Inc. — Tarzana, California, United States
[12.18.14]

SOFTWARE ENGINEER





Loading Comments

loader image