Hello! WeView is back after a break since mid-December, when we focused on the WeView-esque Your Memories of a Generation and then moved into all of our Christmas content. You still voted for Grand Theft Auto V after the last WeView Verdict though, so today we’ll look at what we voted our second favourite game of last year.
GTA V is really a game that needs no introduction, which might make this article a bit pointless, but you need somewhere to leave your comments so we’ll go with it anyway.
Rockstar’s second crack at the last generation of consoles took everything that was good about previous games in the series and made it better, basically. There were three protagonists, a huge world map and tons of activities, along with a superb story and some extremely fun gameplay. It’s really just a fantastic game.
We scored it 10/10 in our review, and Peter summed it up by concluding:
GTA V doesn’t break new ground. It’s not going to change the world. It is, after all, the fifth numbered title in a well loved series and for the most part it is simply delivering more of what the developers must know the fans want to see. To expect otherwise is idiocy. But it is engaging, compelling, interesting, clever, funny and packed with things to do and see. It’s a personal story, or several personal stories, set in a magnificent world that ebbs and flows with thousands of people who all seem to be living their own personal stories. It’s a genuine landmark event in the history of video games and it’s one that you definitely shouldn’t miss.
That sounds about right. I really enjoyed the game, but now it’s all behind me, as I’ve forgotten about the last generation and am fully focused on the PlayStation 4. Did Rockstar make a mistake by leaving it so late in the generation, or was it the perfect swan song?
What Peter didn’t go into in his review – because it didn’t launch until two weeks after the game – was GTA Online. This new multiplayer aspect allowed sixteen players to explore the world of Los Santos and Blaine County at free will, competing in deathmatch and race Jobs against each other.
It’s a really great online mode, which still sees a lot of players today. While there were a lot of issues with connectivity at the start, most of these have been ironed out, and there should be more content coming to the multiplayer portion soon.
While we enjoyed it, we want to know how you feel about the game, so we can round-up your thoughts in a verdict article on Monday. To do that, simply leave a comment below with your thoughts on the game. Some clear and concise thoughts are all we need, along with a rating of Buy It, Bargain Bin It, Rent It or Avoid It.[drop2]While we’re here, you can also get voting for next week’s game using the poll to the right. We usually do that in the Verdict article but we haven’t had one of those this week. As per usual, we’ve selected four games which have been out for a while now, so there’s a good chance that you’ve played them.