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Let’s Look At: Grand Theft Auto (series)

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September 17th, 2003 is a day that many will regard as a great day in gaming. That is the day Grand Theft Auto V was released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. I could not have cared less. I tried, but it was impossible. The game was not on my radar or care meter. The reason is because in two months time the PlayStation 4 would be released and with it, surely a new-gen version of GTAV right? Well yes, but not until a year later and even longer for the PC release. But even then I didn’t pick it up, at least not yet. I was Grand Theft Auto’d out.

Eventually I did and rediscovered why this series is still successful. Much like war, GTA never changes. The same core gameplay you know and love is present in each and every game making any version easy to pick up and play. It’s the extra stuff they do that make each new version what it is. This is not a review of all the titles in the series or even an in-depth look. It’s just a written account of my history and thoughts of the series.

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Finally going to finish GTA IV after too many years…

I have over 40 hours into GTA IV and still have not finished it. I put those 40 hours into it when it released on Xbox years ago. I got to a point where I had to chase down a car. I could not do it. The driving physics were terrible. I tried and tried. I finally just said “I’m done” and never touched it.

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