Grand Theft Auto V new generation review
It is not worth it for everyone to get Grand Theft Auto V a second time, not even with the updated graphics, the extra content in form of cars and high flying hallucinations, but for fans of the series it is an easy decision.
If you don’t know about this game or haven’t read our main review of GTA V when it was released on the old generation consoles, you can find it here. We never cover a re-release fully if we have covered the game once already.
We are already seeing signs that Rockstar plans to stop supporting the old generation version of GTA V when it comes to online play. It is still unknown if the promised singleplayer add-ons will be released for all the systems.
Transferring the online character was easy and went rather smoothly for me. Not much to do other than log in to my xbox profile, then my Socialclub profile, and it found my character. After modifying her and approve the transfer, I just let her hang out in my apartment and waiting for the achievements to pop. They popped in three groups over a course of around 15 minutes, and I was surprised to see the achievement for doing all the stunt jumps getting unlocked as well, since this was done in singleplayer while I by chance had done a bunch of jumps online.
The biggest changes comes in form of a couple things; first person mode (which is the only added achievement – play 15 hours in this mode), more animals added (cats for example), and hallucinogenic plants which changes the player into different kind of birds (seagull, pigeon and chicken has been spotted so far). Three random events (presumably one for each character) has been added to the roster of events.
Returning players will get some perks in the form of a couple cars, a small plane, some weapons and some collectibles to unlock exclusive content – including ingame content from the Special and Collector’s Edition. A bunch of favourite vehicles from earlier games in the series is making an appearance such as the Dodo (the small nearly flyable plane from GTA III) and the Compact Blista (in my opinion the funniest car to drive in the whole series).
All in all, while the new version of GTA V doesn’t feel completely new gen, it has made some improvements which make a second purchase worth it for fans of the games. More vegetation, shinier cars, first person mode (which I hate but some love), added animals and a bunch of updated significant buildings throughout the city is worth enough for experiencing Los Santos a second time in the company of some of the best made characters in games.