‘Grand Theft Auto V’ review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) was finally released last week on September 17. This game might actually be the most massive game I’ve ever played: GTA V is already the most sold game ever, and has grossed well over $1-billion at this point.
In GTA V, we are presented with three protagonists whose stories intertwine very cleverly. The first person you control is Franklin Clinton, an ambitious, potty-mouthed, former “gang banger” (not an actual gang banger) who works for an interesting car salesman. Next is Michael De Santa, a retired master thief who now has two kids, a failing marriage, and a mid-life crisis. The third and last person is Trevor Phillips, possibly the most extreme person in any GTA game ever. Phillips is the wildcard of the group, and you’ll never forget it. When you’ve met all three, you’ll be able to switch between them at any time, which brings an entirely new way to play in the GTA universe.
But GTA V wouldn’t be complete without the abundance of things you can do. Here, “things to do” includes tennis, golf, yoga, getting high, competing in a triathlon, and so much more. GTA V also introduces an online component, although that doesn’t release until October 1.
From what I’ve seen, GTA V will not disappoint—although it may rip you from your loved ones for a while.