I’m going to save you some time reading this. Have you played Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV) yet? You probably have, but if you haven’t, you should.
Go buy it, if you don’t have a console, go get one. The game is that worth it.
Still curious? Fine. I’ll tell you more.
For those that don’t know what GTA is (the very, very small population), It is a open world action-adventure game, wherein you play at least one criminal, with the ultimate goal of getting a lot of money and revenge on those that wronged you, in the seedy underbelly of wherever you are.
In this case you take control of three characters who, through random life occurences and old partnerships, come together to rob banks in massive heists.
These heists are well-organized, amazingly designed and some of the most fun I’ve ever had in a video game. That said, I’ve spent almost no time doing them.
Instead, I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time picking out haircuts for my characters, designing cars or an embarrassing amount of time playing with the two stock markets.
The stock markets have become a major in-game obsession for me. They are amazingly detailed in that the game allows you to manipulate the stock market by destroying companies through missions in game, or by utilizing the online stock market in real life to see and create stock trends based off other real player decisions.
This small detail, which many players could ignore entirely, goes into every single part of Rockstar’s new title. And if stocks aren’t you, and you just feel like relaxing, play some golf, tennis or darts, and feel free to listen to the hours of radio and television programing that was designed just for the game.
Or you know, you could hop the fence onto a military terminal to steal jets and fly them around running from police and the armed forces. Your call.