What Critics are Saying about ‘Grand Theft Auto V’


Ethan Gach

I write about comics, video games and American politics. I fear death above all things. Just below that is waking up in the morning to go to work. You can follow me on Twitter at @ethangach or at my blog, gamingvulture.tumblr.com. And though my opinions aren’t for hire, my virtue is.

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8 Responses

  1. Avatar Cascadian says:

    I’m not sure when this will hit my mountain community, but I’m sure I’ll get a copy when it becomes available. I’m still more excited about Ghosts coming out in November but this should get me there. I liked Last of Us well enough but it’s not a game I’m going to replay. Thanks for the work of putting together the reviews.Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    But what does Forbes‘ video game reviewer, Erik Kain, have to say?

    I’ll be getting GTA V this weekend. I pre-reserved a copy but real-world concerns will be occupying me during my evenings this week. I’m looking forward to it.Report

    • Avatar Ethan Gach says:

      Forbes doesn’t have a review yet, otherwise I definitely would have linked to it.

      I had no plans to play the game, mostly because I’ve so much else on my plate right now, including two other games I need to review, but increasingly I’m curious to get a chance to play it before the negative backlash, and definitely before the backlash to the backlash.Report

  3. Avatar Damon says:

    I’m still waiting for Half Life 2: Episode 3 to come out. 🙁Report

    • Avatar Russell M says:

      I just heard the release date has been moved to 5 minutes after the heat death of the universe, in order not to get too many hopes up.Report

  4. Avatar Ben says:

    Nice roundup….appreciate the summary of key(review) arguments that extends beyond the ‘metacritic redux to an aggregated number’ that tends to miss the point in favor of a(n inflated) grade.

    side note: Ryan Davis (of giant bomb) passed away earlier this year, so i startled a bit when you listed him as doing the review.Report

  5. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I’ll be picking up my copy tomorrow! Wooooo! After I finish off the overtime crap that the lab requires, anyway.Report