After GTA4 I dont think I'll ever play a GTA game again.
I like the concept but the implementation is so poor most of the time.
Like the combat, has to be the worst 3rd person combat mechanics I have ever seen. Uncharted or SOCOM or Mercenaries version please.
The fetch quests I got done with back in the ps2 days. I was like "Oh cool I can go back there again and do something else"
Then i was like "Oh crap I have to go back there again and do some stupid crap AGAIN!!!!!"
It was fun for all of 1-2 hrs, I'm ready to move on.
The only fun for me in GTA is running people over and fighting police, even that gets old after 1/2 hr or so.
For me Mercenaries is a superior version of GTA. You get the open world and ability to do what you want, when you want.
The combat is 100000000 times better, the missions are actually fun, not spray painting time holders and useless stuff.
Plus mercs doesnt make you go to the gym, eat at fast food, change your clothes, etc.
Seems GTA nowadays is for people who loved the sims games and wanted a more sandboxy direct control version.
For me I need great mechanics to enjoy a game, GTA hasnt since the top down days IMHO.
Like GTA but want more combat? Try out mercs one or two, and hopefuly three in the coming years!!!