5 Reasons Why: Rockstar Should Bench GTA for a Bit

4. Linear versus Open World

Max Payne 3 took its shots and was a little rough around the edges when it came to the length of the game and giving gamers a good bang for their buck. However, that doesn’t take away from Rockstar’s release that showed the company could take an old series breathe new life into it. It didn’t allow for much exploration like they are known for, but it did show that Rockstar could take a game and make a story that didn’t give you so much to do that it would mask any holes that a plot might have. GTA IV and V are great story lines, and while worthy of perfect scores they were not without their story flaws. Max Payne 3 had a few missteps as well, but it was, for the most part, rock-solid and unforgiving in the way it was told.

This is what Rockstar needs for the company as well. A series that can supplement in the development time it takes for a game like GTA or Red Dead. They are so big an expansive that it takes a long development cycle to pump these games out. With a studio as large as they are, there are multiple teams working on different projects. What we are saying is that we want more from Rockstar because their content is so strong, even if they are a bit shorter and linear like Max Payne.

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  1. Ugh seriously you know they only realease a gta game once every 5 years since san Andreas.

    2004 Gta san Andreas
    2008 gta IV (tlad and tbogt were expansion and thus don’t really count).
    2013 gta v

    So no don’t shelf it and that san Andreas 2 rumour confirmed fake

  2. Thank you for the comment dapaintrain, the reason for the suggested shelving is because it is unfortunate that we have not seen enough uniqueness from them of late. If you tak into consideration their expansions, and much of it like a stand alone title, that they are due for a few more releases before they bring another GTA out. Yes it’s 5 year bits Red Dead is sue, Bully is due, heck even Max Payne and Manhunt are due. Not just that hit the need for something like a LA Noire game should be there before GTA. Rockstar needs to get new stuff pimping from them again. Hence the suggestion. Thanks again for the comment and keep tuning in!!

    • Enough Uniqueness? Every Entry in the GTA series can be considered a Unique experience.. and many of them take place in a completely different city each time. They also changed the way the game works a lot this time around for GTA V. They incorporated more than 1 person in the storyline, blended it beautifully and also meshed a very solid online play. I really don’t see how you consider them to not be innovative. They also have several studios working out of Rockstar.. They have a lot of solid series, and it is rumored that they are coming out with a new Red Dead Redemption for this new gen.

      Rockstar also has an exclusive Sony game that they will announce sometime soon.. I mean it has been quite awhile since they said something about “Agent”, and I’m guessing it will be cancelled or changed into a different game.. Regardless they still owe PS an exclusive.. so expect to see that sometime soon. Maybe E3?

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