Originally Posted by Filipinoyakuza
Hey man I understand your one of the biggest posters on here that's outspoken about how disappointed you are with GTA IV. I was disappointed with it also big time. But with that being said there is no point in constantly beating a dead horse. Move on. The game is close to 4 years old by the time GTA V releases. If you didn't like GTA IV and RDR was disappointment for you then stop supporting & buying R* made games.
You can rant all you want but I guarantee you GTA V will break records and will destroy whatever Call Of Duty Modern Ware Fare game Activision half ass releases next fall.
The whole point of forums like this is for regular folks to share information, commentary, and criticism. I'd hardly call what I posted a "rant," but whatever. If you don't like what I post, it's easy enough to add me to your ignore list.
Anyhow, as any serious collector or fan of anything (games, sports teams, comics, whatever) will tell you, criticism always comes first from a place of love.
I happen to think that the industry can do better work than it's currently producing--especially at the top-tier end of the industry. Most of it has grown really stale, and I worry that gamers are becoming okay with the mediocre work we're being fed. Rockstar was a revolutionary developer last generation, but they've lost that edge. GTA4 was fun but largely disappointing. RDR was impressive, but still fell short of Rockstar's earlier genius. And LA Noire was a piece of crap. And, yes, I'm aware that all three of those games were produced by different studios, but the Houser Brothers still had a large creative roll in all three.
I'm critical because I care. I hope
GTA5 will be amazing, but as with most things, I'm cautiously optimistic.