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GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby Clanger67 » 09 Nov 2012, 12:50

Also according to an interview with Dan Houser the first time there is gonna be no big name voice talent either.Unless you count the west coast rapper doing B Dup.Certainly is gonna be ambitious though and bet it pushes the 360 to its limits.
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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby CunningSmile » 09 Nov 2012, 13:08

I'm a little bit worried about the main stories being heavily focused on heists. Sandbox games can suffer really badly from missions being a variation on a theme and getting repetative, having many of them built round heists won't help this feeling and may just result in GTA5 feeling boring.
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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby Bezza89 » 09 Nov 2012, 13:12

Clanger that's not true, GTAIV had a relatively no-name cast. I think the interview you mention is him saying he is preferring to use actors you don't know in order to make the world more believable, the previous era couldn't make the characters visually amazing and so put character into the voices, as they motion capture people now using known actors would conjure 'oh I know that actor it's blahblah' rather than getting the character as the character - see Niko or John Marston, they're nobody but them to me, and that's how I'll remember them. Rather than 'oh it's nolan north again'.

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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby Clanger67 » 09 Nov 2012, 13:19

OK sorry there isn't really anbody that famous in IV.Doesn't really detract anything from it for me though Samuel L as Tenpenny didn't or Chris Penn.
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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby RyanGowran » 09 Nov 2012, 13:29

Not keen on the charecter switching but im sure it will be all good
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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby Bezza89 » 09 Nov 2012, 13:57

CunningSmile wrote:I'm a little bit worried about the main stories being heavily focused on heists. Sandbox games can suffer really badly from missions being a variation on a theme and getting repetative, having many of them built round heists won't help this feeling and may just result in GTA5 feeling boring.


How so? Take the best mission type unanimously agreed upon from every gta game - the bank job, the casino one in SA, the army base in SA etc and create an integrated story around it? Sounds good to me, there's more than one type of heist - confirmed by the guy stealing cars off the back of the... car truck thing. I'm thinking gone in 60 seconds, the fast and furious 5, oceans eleven, italian job etc. There's loads of possibilities for just one aspect, I doubt the whole game will be taking out a bank in every town.
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Postby GallifreyDog » 09 Nov 2012, 18:08

Bezza89 wrote:How so? Take the best mission type unanimously agreed upon from every gta game - the bank job, the casino one in SA, the army base in SA etc and create an integrated story around it? Sounds good to me, there's more than one type of heist - confirmed by the guy stealing cars off the back of the... car truck thing. I'm thinking gone in 60 seconds, the fast and furious 5, oceans eleven, italian job etc. There's loads of possibilities for just one aspect, I doubt the whole game will be taking out a bank in every town.


Imagine the multiplayer. I'm almost certain now that there will be a heist mode - just imagine that, you and two friends in a party together while you're robbing a bank.
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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby schwepterbrowser » 09 Nov 2012, 18:16

GallifreyDog wrote:
Bezza89 wrote:How so? Take the best mission type unanimously agreed upon from every gta game - the bank job, the casino one in SA, the army base in SA etc and create an integrated story around it? Sounds good to me, there's more than one type of heist - confirmed by the guy stealing cars off the back of the... car truck thing. I'm thinking gone in 60 seconds, the fast and furious 5, oceans eleven, italian job etc. There's loads of possibilities for just one aspect, I doubt the whole game will be taking out a bank in every town.


Imagine the multiplayer. I'm almost certain now that there will be a heist mode - just imagine that, you and two friends in a party together while you're robbing a bank.


Have to agree that the heists are always the best missions, so basing the game around them can only be a good thing. The prep for and the actual casino heist were my favourite part of SA and a fond gaming memory.

It would indeed be very cool to see a MP mode, hopefully it'll be akin to a 3rd person Payday: The Heist, but with drivable getaway vehicles.
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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby ipsofacto » 09 Nov 2012, 19:25

I'm pretty apprehensive on the character switching... I'd rather it was done for me or sometime playing through the same thing from three different perspectives - could be some clever storytelling that way. I wouldn't want to manually change who I'm playing as in missions as I see fit.
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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby Lancer Armstrong » 09 Nov 2012, 19:52

Did any of you ever play Payday: The Heist? Was it any good?

We need more heist-centered games. Man, I loved that Heist mode (or whatever it was called) in Kane and Lynch: Dog Days. That was a blast.
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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby schwepterbrowser » 09 Nov 2012, 20:51

Lancer Armstrong wrote:Did any of you ever play Payday: The Heist? Was it any good?

We need more heist-centered games. Man, I loved that Heist mode (or whatever it was called) in Kane and Lynch: Dog Days. That was a blast.


I have it on Steam - it's far from perfect, but good fun. If you like the Kane & Lynch MP you'll really like it.
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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby Bezza89 » 09 Nov 2012, 22:41

ipsofacto wrote:I'm pretty apprehensive on the character switching... I'd rather it was done for me or sometime playing through the same thing from three different perspectives - could be some clever storytelling that way. I wouldn't want to manually change who I'm playing as in missions as I see fit.


Don't quote me on this but I beleive you are prompted during missions to change character (ie the helicopter escape) and can then choose whether or not to switch, I don't think they are constantly available during missions.
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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby Clanger67 » 09 Nov 2012, 23:15

Bezza89 wrote:Clanger that's not true, GTAIV had a relatively no-name cast. I think the interview you mention is him saying he is preferring to use actors you don't know in order to make the world more believable, the previous era couldn't make the characters visually amazing and so put character into the voices, as they motion capture people now using known actors would conjure 'oh I know that actor it's blahblah' rather than getting the character as the character - see Niko or John Marston, they're nobody but them to me, and that's how I'll remember them. Rather than 'oh it's nolan north again'.

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:lol: I know it's a bit late for a retort Bezza but it never struck me until way after Omid Djalili is in the BOGT he's pretty famous. :wink:
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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby Bezza89 » 09 Nov 2012, 23:29

Is he famous though? Like really? Maybe in England, but worldwide? It's a good retort though, I like how it's probably bugged you all day. Frankie Boyle is in GTAIV as himself, as is Ricky Gervais - I hope they have similar types of cameos. Though I'm not a fan of boyle, Dara O'Briain would be good, he's a fan of games too.
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Re: GTA 5 details: six reasons it's unlike any GTA ever made

Postby Clanger67 » 09 Nov 2012, 23:36

:lol: It didn't bug me all day.He was in the Mummy films which i take would mean he is known in America.Also in Gladiator which despite being a Ridley film did ok in the states i reckon.Yeah Frankie is a bit close to the bone with his jokes.

:lol: I know he wasn't voiced by anyone famous but wish Kleinman was in it again.
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