Published 25 September, 2013 | by Sam Hewitt29
GTA V: My top 5 issues with this near perfect game
Like many others, I have been banging out GTA V since it was released on Tuesday and what a phenomenal game it is. I am not going to go into too much depth as we will writing our review at some point in the near future. But as with every game, and Rockstar’s latest baby is no exception, it has faults.
The list below is based on my personal opinion and not of Level Complete. Also, even though it is my top 5 issues, there is no actual order to them as all of them are just as bad as each other.
5) No metal radio station
It is not only GTA V that done away with its metal station, Saints Row 4 also done it so there must be some substance as to why they both made this decision.
I just want to get in before anyone starts insinuating that I only like metal and should go and listen to some “real” music – I listen to everything from Classical to death metal. In the words of William Cowper “Variety’s the very spice of life.
4) Font is too small at times
I have a 40 inch Full HD TV at home and I play console gaming in my living room where my sofa is on one side of the room and my TV is wall mounted on the opposite side, there is about 6 foot space between and whenever I receive a text that pops up on the screen, it is unreadable for me. There are quite a few occasions where I have had to get closer to the TV just to be able to read what to do next.
I can imagine Rockstar fixing this in an update, as I have seen quite a few people moaning on this very issue.
3)Radio is not as good as previous games
This issue comes down to personal preference. For me, the song selection in this game is poor. The only stations I listen to are: Non stop pop and the two public talk radio stations. As stated above, not implementing a metal station was a huge let down for me personally.
2) Helicopter controls
I think most people can agree on this point. The helicopter controls feel awful. Thankfully the flight school challenges are quite lenient as I was still able to get gold on the 2nd Helicopter challenge but only got a silver on the first. If I persevered with it, I am sure I will get a gold on the first challenge as well.
1)Don’t know how to get a gold on mission till after you finish it
It is obvious why Rockstar went with this decision – for added lifespan – but I still find it a bit annoying how you do not know how to get a gold on a mission until you finish it. If you’re a competitive person like me, you will find yourself retrying most of the missions at some point. For now, I am personally working my way through the game and once I have completed the story, I will go back and still concentrating on getting golds.