Terrible Combat Controls
The Grand Theft Auto series is infamous for having clumsy combat controls. In GTA IV, Rockstar tried to remedy the situation by introducing an awkward auto-lock system that required you to lock on and then fine-tune your shot before pulling the trigger. It was terrible.
The weird part is that there was an auto-lock system in Red Dead Redemption, and that system was pretty great. Can't we just put Redemption's system on a flash drive and install it into GTA V?
I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of developers releasing unfinished games and then patching them shortly after their release. (I'm looking at you, Bethesda).
When GTA IV was released, it caused multiple crashes on the PS3 and PC platforms. Hopefully Rockstar has learned their lesson, but something tells me they haven't.
Rags to Riches
Can we all agree that this particular storyline has been played out in the GTA franchise? If I want to watch an Annie-like rags-to-riches story, I'll watch King Ralph.
I love a good zombie game, but recently, the zombie genre has taken on a life of its own (pardon the pun). These days, developers simply slap on a zombie-themed DLC pack and watch their sales climb through the roof. Rockstar has already pulled this stunt once with Red Dead Redemption, so they're certainly not above a simple cash grab. But, hopefully, they'll leave GTA V alone and just concentrate on storytelling.
Obviously, the GTA franchise has seen its share of bad decision making, but hopefully the folks at Rockstar Games have a few more tricks up their sleeve.
Also, if you work for Rockstar feel free to print off this article and read through it again with a highlighter. You're welcome.
Date: January 13, 2012
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