I have to laugh at all of the "Finally, it's not CoD
anymore!" comments in here.
is the CoD
of open-world sandbox games.
EDIT: Just to clarify slightly, I don't mean "yearly release dates for endlessly rehashed sequels". Because I know some people will jump on me for that.
EDIT EDIT just to actually clarify:
- Muted aesthetic that uses a fair amount of colors, but looks washed out in comparison to the competition
- Bog-standard controls that are more refined and tighter than any other game in a similar genre, making it generally more fun to play than the competition
- A story that wants to be deeper than it actually is (especially if all the people who claim they don't play for the story are telling the truth), and includes controversy for the sake of controversy
- Insane amounts of media coverage and mainstream appeal
Yearly releases of rehashed
No no no. It doesn't have the same level of market flooding as Call of Duty
, but there are many, many releases in the franchise despite how relatively 'low' the main-series number is at the moment.
Now I await someone telling me how many other games do the exact same things.
Pink Gregory said:
Dolla dolla bills, yo.
That's some mad paper, makes one's head spin.
Impressive that a single player game now holds that record, shows EA/Activision a thing or two ;D
Er, I laughed at your post, but GTA V
has a pretty not-insignificant online section. In fact, it's arguably a bigger multi-player focus than the franchise has ever had before, considering they've essentially made it a Grand Theft Auto
MMO without the first M ('Massively' - 16 players are allowed in at any given time, according to the information I can find).
Though in all fairness, and possibly as part of your point I suppose, the servers won't be live for another half a month or so.