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GTA 5 - played it and sold it already

RocknissRockniss Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,034Member

I love consoles, but I hate this game. It's pure stupidity. It's just one wrong thing after another. That's how some folks are though I guess. I would rather play as a cop and fight crime. Despite the fact that I hate it, I played it enough to know it's fun, I just can't get past the immorality.

I played the older GTA's I think combining the fact that I am older now and maturity level has changed drastically and this game of course has pushed the limits yet again. i just couldn't bring myself to play it even though I wanted to. I had to sell it on ebay and get it out of my house.

Anyone feel the same way? or sell it off already?

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  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    I don't like the swearing and the way women are treated. I chose to look past it for the 30+ mini games. Its hard being a feminist gamer sometimes heh. I think most of the game design is fantastic. Whether I keep it longterm, don't know yet.

  • Odinthedark1Odinthedark1 Linden, NJPosts: 330Member
    Still waiting on that official announcement for a PC release...i refuse to play it on my ps3 after beefing up my PC this past year lol...only use my PS3 for exclusives nowadays xD
     
  • ReklawReklaw Am.Posts: 6,478Member Uncommon

    Well since I know and own every single GTA game except GTA V I already know what type of game it is.

    Then again OP might have never have heard of GTA ever before and picked up the game blind at his game store.

  • RocknissRockniss Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,034Member
    Originally posted by Foomerang

    I don't like the swearing and the way women are treated. I chose to look past it for the 30+ mini games. Its hard being a feminist gamer sometimes heh. I think most of the game design is fantastic. Whether I keep it longterm, don't know yet.

     

    Im not a feminist, but I see where your coming from. Its to bad this game is such a bad mouth and realistic trash thug lifestyle game that people will look at and want to emulate. The game it self aside from those moral issues is great. But all to often I find myself asking wtf am I even playing this for? I'm all for violence, but this game is to realistic when they have stereo typed like they have. People are going to play this and really relate and then just to continue to escape they will act like thier characters in real life. Sometimes its better off not to give any one any ideas and the real life cultural group this game is tailored for, the ones that can play this without thinking twice, those are the folks you dont want to give any ideas to.
  • Odinthedark1Odinthedark1 Linden, NJPosts: 330Member
    Originally posted by Rockniss
    Originally posted by Foomerang

    I don't like the swearing and the way women are treated. I chose to look past it for the 30+ mini games. Its hard being a feminist gamer sometimes heh. I think most of the game design is fantastic. Whether I keep it longterm, don't know yet.

     

    Im not a feminist, but I see where your coming from. Its to bad this game is such a bad mouth and realistic trash thug lifestyle game that people will look at and want to emulate. The game it self aside from those moral issues is great. But all to often I find myself asking wtf am I even playing this for? I'm all for violence, but this game is to realistic when they have stereo typed like they have. People are going to play this and really relate and then just to continue to escape they will act like thier characters in real life. Sometimes its better off not to give any one any ideas and the real life cultural group this game is tailored for, the ones that can play this without thinking twice, those are the folks you dont want to give any ideas to.

    Sounds like fox news blaming video games for violence and crime lol, while its true games like this give them ideas, if they had the potential and urge to be a criminal they would inevitably become one either way, then there are people who really are stupid enough to think they can emulate it in real life, in which i reply its the parents fault for not raising them to know right from wrong -_-

    Some people just shouldn't have children.

  • SeelinnikoiSeelinnikoi LONDONPosts: 661Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Odinthedark1
    ...only use my PS3 for exclusives nowadays xD
     

    Which GTAV is... lol

  • AngztAngzt berlinPosts: 230Member
    Originally posted by Rockniss

    I love consoles, but I hate this game. It's pure stupidity. It's just one wrong thing after another. That's how some folks are though I guess. I would rather play as a cop and fight crime. Despite the fact that I hate it, I played it enough to know it's fun, I just can't get past the immorality.

    I played the older GTA's I think combining the fact that I am older now and maturity level has changed drastically and this game of course has pushed the limits yet again. i just couldn't bring myself to play it even though I wanted to. I had to sell it on ebay and get it out of my house.

    Anyone feel the same way? or sell it off already?

    "growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional."

     

     

    if you look for a mature game, you bought the wrong game. maybe you should try chess or whatnot.

    games are NOT made to be "mature".... that's why we call em GAMES.

    "believe me, mike.. i calculated the odds of this working against the odds that i was doing something incredibly stupid… and i did it anyway!"

  • TygranirTygranir Colordo Springs, COPosts: 741Member
    Originally posted by Seelinnikoi
    Originally posted by Odinthedark1
    ...only use my PS3 for exclusives nowadays xD
     

    Which GTAV is... lol

    It is not exclusive to PS3.

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  • Odinthedark1Odinthedark1 Linden, NJPosts: 330Member
    Originally posted by Seelinnikoi
    Originally posted by Odinthedark1
    ...only use my PS3 for exclusives nowadays xD
     

    Which GTAV is... lol

    For now...there is evidence leading to a PC release but it hasn't been announced officially, though i assume it will be released...would be stupid to bring GTA 4 to PC then not follow through..especially when modern PC gaming has gotten more popular over the past few years and modern PCs being more powerful than a ps3...

  • thyraventhyraven SørumsandPosts: 38Member
    Originally posted by Seelinnikoi
    Originally posted by Odinthedark1
    ...only use my PS3 for exclusives nowadays xD
     

    Which GTAV is... lol

    I feel sorry for you.... just a tiny bit though

  • Vermillion_RaventhalVermillion_Raventhal Oxon Hill, MDPosts: 1,147Member Uncommon
    I play to enjoy myself and the fantasy of doing things I would or could never do. At least games where you play a role. Yeah I think you can consider it a role playing game. Its far more immersive than any MMORPG.


    This kind of reminds me people in EQ complaining about their characters worshipping false gods. You morality doesn't apply to the role you play or doesn't have to. I mean even in game I don't play all the characters the same. Like I'm not pimping out Tervor or quick to kill with other characters.
  • sfc1971sfc1971 UtrechtPosts: 421Member

    GTA has always been an amoral game to the point it is either just plain silly or a clever satire about gang culture.

    San Andreas especially felt like it took the wanna-be-gangster culture, at first seeming to idolize it and then lampooning the hell out of it.

    GTA is NOT real, it is a parody of movies like Pulp Fiction showing just how ridiculous such movies are.

    Once you manage to look past the "gangster training game" claims of the media, its nature as a spoof becomes very clear, it is so over the top you can't possible believe it to be real, it is like a porn movie where the actress doesn't just fuck the pizza delivery guy endless people who ring her doorbell. One pizza guy is porn, the entire service industry is comedy. 

    In a porn movie you can get away with one scene but in a porn game, the endless scenes would be idiotic, and that is what GTA is, a "crime" movie spun out to its natural conclusion which would be a distopian world with endless suffering where the truly insane are everyday characters.

    Again, GTA is not real, it ain't a simulation, it is a gangster parody. This is what movie characters would really have to be like if a movie went on for days.

  • RorhcRorhc NYC, NYPosts: 112Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by angzt
    Originally posted by Rockniss

    I love consoles, but I hate this game. It's pure stupidity. It's just one wrong thing after another. That's how some folks are though I guess. I would rather play as a cop and fight crime. Despite the fact that I hate it, I played it enough to know it's fun, I just can't get past the immorality.

    I played the older GTA's I think combining the fact that I am older now and maturity level has changed drastically and this game of course has pushed the limits yet again. i just couldn't bring myself to play it even though I wanted to. I had to sell it on ebay and get it out of my house.

    Anyone feel the same way? or sell it off already?

    "growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional."

     

     

    if you look for a mature game, you bought the wrong game. maybe you should try chess or whatnot.

    games are NOT made to be "mature".... that's why we call em GAMES.

    And yet the game has a mature rating. Guess Rockstar didn't get your memo. Maybe there should be a immature rating?

    last time I checked , Chess was a game.

    This could end up being very interesting.

  • DrakephireDrakephire Fontana, CAPosts: 445Member Uncommon

    OP I hear you. In fact, I've never purchased a GTA game because the gameplay seems far too sick for my tastes. One of my favorite youtube game commentators was playing through GTA and I watched about 5 minutes of it until he came across two firemen trying to open a door.  He randomly picked a fight with the firemen and then beat them to death.

    Stopped watching after that.

  • RocknissRockniss Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,034Member
    Originally posted by Drakephire

    OP I hear you. In fact, I've never purchased a GTA game because the gameplay seems far too sick for my tastes. One of my favorite youtube game commentators was playing through GTA and I watched about 5 minutes of it until he came across two firemen trying to open a door.  He randomly picked a fight with the firemen and then beat them to death.Stopped watching after that.

     

    Stuff like beating firemen, driving down a beach and plastering people, punching women, people and not children but adults already have a hard enough time realizing what is right and wrong. This just confuses them even more.
  • KanethKaneth Posts: 1,927Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Seelinnikoi
    Originally posted by Odinthedark1
    ...only use my PS3 for exclusives nowadays xD
     

    Which GTAV is... lol

    Xbox 360 would like to have a word with you.

    psst...an exclusive title is one that's ONLY released on a specific platform (Halo for Xbox, Last of Us for PS3 for example).

  • KanethKaneth Posts: 1,927Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rockniss
    Originally posted by Drakephire

    OP I hear you. In fact, I've never purchased a GTA game because the gameplay seems far too sick for my tastes. One of my favorite youtube game commentators was playing through GTA and I watched about 5 minutes of it until he came across two firemen trying to open a door.  He randomly picked a fight with the firemen and then beat them to death.

    Stopped watching after that.

     

    Stuff like beating firemen, driving down a beach and plastering people, punching women, people and not children but adults already have a hard enough time realizing what is right and wrong. This just confuses them even more.

    The fact that you don't like the subject matter of the game is one argument, but don't try to act like anything in GTA V is going to confuse anyone who is of their right mind. People who's minds are already skewed because of a mental disorder might be further confused by the content in GTA V, and frankly those types of folks should not be playing the game. However, anyone with their full mental capacity isn't going to all of a sudden say, "Ya know, I kill people in this game and get away with it. I'm going on a killing spree!".

    I will say that even though I love the GTA series, I am getting a little tired of the lack of choice when it comes to story. You're always the criminal who rises to power through nefarious means. It would be really cool if they had the ability for you to play a detective who is pursuing a criminal, and you could choose to be a good cop (does things by the book) or even a dirty cop (borderline criminal). The sandbox elements of the series are fantastic, but they need to break their own mold a bit and move on from the whole "you're a criminal down on his luck, or bored, or gets dragged back into the life even though you want to get out, etc".

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,908Member Uncommon
    The main reason I avoid GTA titles is the mission structuring, it's always grown repetitive in little time for me. The same goes for most of it's ilk like the Mafia titles. One of the best I've played actually IMO was LA Noire. Simply because of it's adventure game investigation style missions. The only other exception was Red Dead Redemption. I think that was more the under used source material. I wish they played more like an RPG in that department, it would add much more to the side activities IMO.

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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Edmonds, WAPosts: 2,356Member Uncommon
    The game itself has things that you can do that are bad in them yes. You don't HAVE to go and punch firemen, you choose to. If people are choosing to do that in a game then I highly doubt that they are just randomly going to do it in real life. It's a fantasy world, if you play purely by the story, it is usually just the story of a person who either starts as a criminal or gets caught up in it and what they go through. It's basically like watching a crime thriller movie or TV show. Just you are playing as the character. If people use it as a way to figure out what they are going to do in real life then it is their own mental state that is causing it, not the fact that you are playing the video game. 
  • RocknissRockniss Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,034Member
    Originally posted by Kaneth

    Originally posted by Rockniss
    Originally posted by Drakephire
    OP I hear you. In fact, I've never purchased a GTA game because the gameplay seems far too sick for my tastes. One of my favorite youtube game commentators was playing through GTA and I watched about 5 minutes of it until he came across two firemen trying to open a door.  He randomly picked a fight with the firemen and then beat them to death. Stopped watching after that.

     

    Stuff like beating firemen, driving down a beach and plastering people, punching women, people and not children but adults already have a hard enough time realizing what is right and wrong. This just confuses them even more.

    The fact that you don't like the subject matter of the game is one argument, but don't try to act like anything in GTA V is going to confuse anyone who is of their right mind. People who's minds are already skewed because of a mental disorder might be further confused by the content in GTA V, and frankly those types of folks should not be playing the game. However, anyone with their full mental capacity isn't going to all of a sudden say, "Ya know, I kill people in this game and get away with it. I'm going on a killing spree!".

    I will say that even though I love the GTA series, I am getting a little tired of the lack of choice when it comes to story. You're always the criminal who rises to power through nefarious means. It would be really cool if they had the ability for you to play a detective who is pursuing a criminal, and you could choose to be a good cop (does things by the book) or even a dirty cop (borderline criminal). The sandbox elements of the series are fantastic, but they need to break their own mold a bit and move on from the whole "you're a criminal down on his luck, or bored, or gets dragged back into the life even though you want to get out, etc".

     

    I like your ideas, I think with respect to people and full mental capacity, I dont know how long you been gaming, but the people in gaming lean heavy on the less than half mentality side of things. Look at the dumbing down of games, rediculous pay to win titles, and absolutely ignorant content such as scarlet blade and gta 5.
  • Panther2103Panther2103 Edmonds, WAPosts: 2,356Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rockniss
    Originally posted by Kaneth
    Originally posted by Rockniss
    Originally posted by Drakephire

    OP I hear you. In fact, I've never purchased a GTA game because the gameplay seems far too sick for my tastes. One of my favorite youtube game commentators was playing through GTA and I watched about 5 minutes of it until he came across two firemen trying to open a door.  He randomly picked a fight with the firemen and then beat them to death.

    Stopped watching after that.

     

    Stuff like beating firemen, driving down a beach and plastering people, punching women, people and not children but adults already have a hard enough time realizing what is right and wrong. This just confuses them even more.

    The fact that you don't like the subject matter of the game is one argument, but don't try to act like anything in GTA V is going to confuse anyone who is of their right mind. People who's minds are already skewed because of a mental disorder might be further confused by the content in GTA V, and frankly those types of folks should not be playing the game. However, anyone with their full mental capacity isn't going to all of a sudden say, "Ya know, I kill people in this game and get away with it. I'm going on a killing spree!".

    I will say that even though I love the GTA series, I am getting a little tired of the lack of choice when it comes to story. You're always the criminal who rises to power through nefarious means. It would be really cool if they had the ability for you to play a detective who is pursuing a criminal, and you could choose to be a good cop (does things by the book) or even a dirty cop (borderline criminal). The sandbox elements of the series are fantastic, but they need to break their own mold a bit and move on from the whole "you're a criminal down on his luck, or bored, or gets dragged back into the life even though you want to get out, etc".

     

    I like your ideas, I think with respect to people and full mental capacity, I dont know how long you been gaming, but the people in gaming lean heavy on the less than half mentality side of things. Look at the dumbing down of games, rediculous pay to win titles, and absolutely ignorant content such as scarlet blade and gta 5.

    I'm pretty sure at this point you have to be trolling. You just stated that people who are in gaming have less than half the mentality of normal people? You sir are just ignorant.

  • A.BlacklochA.Blackloch NexusPosts: 831Member
    Played it, liked it, can't wait for the online mode to start soon. It's just a game though, why the hell people even buy it if they're so soft skinned that they feel bad while playing it? Shouldn't you be playing stuff like... Mario? 

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  • Butch808Butch808 sheffieldPosts: 319Member Uncommon
    lol @ the moral high ground.
  • jaybird50jaybird50 colorado springs, COPosts: 22Member

    I did the same thing. I knew that it was GTA and it was going to be offensive, but for some reason this one pissed me off.  For me it was not the fact that It was full of horrible things, it was that the game play mechanic was for me TO DO those horrible things. I dont believe in censorship. I think we can censor things with our bill folds, but I was actually concerned with the people who made the game...they are some twisted folks.

    I was hoping that the innovation in game play and scope of the world would out weigh the ugly in that game. For me it was not worth it.  

    It also make me sad that the lowest common denominator of society is usually evil. For example, I saw a recent story about a girl in Colorado that was a trafficking victim in Denver. She was chained to a bed and had over 200 men a week pay to "sleep" with her against her will. The tragedy is two- fold... the first what a horrible thing to happen to a person, the second was how terrible is it that there was a DEMAND for it.

     

    I would love to see some innovation that adds beauty to life, not add to the huge garbage pile that we already have.

     

    So yeah i returned it after a day.

  • DrakephireDrakephire Fontana, CAPosts: 445Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jaybird50

    The tragedy is two- fold... the first what a horrible thing to happen to a person, the second was how terrible is it that there was a DEMAND for it.

     

    I would love to see some innovation that adds beauty to life, not add to the huge garbage pile that we already have.

     

     

    This is my feeling as well. I don't believe these games are going to cause most people to commit crimes. But what I do find sad is that there exists so much demand for such a game.  Why?  

    Throughout history forms of storytelling have come and gone, but by and large these stories are about a hero doing the right thing. Those were our myths.  It isn't until relatively recently that we see the anti-hero...a protagonist who may do horrible acts but in the service of some more noble end. The ends justifying the means sort of theme. But with the likes of GTA, all pretense of any morale outcome is gone. The protagonists aren't even anti-heroes.  They're something lesser.

     

     

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