[PPOTW] Do you think GTA V is "The game of the generation"?

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  1. Yes

    97 vote(s)
  2. No

    454 vote(s)
  3. Maybe

    125 vote(s)
  4. Other (please specify)

    19 vote(s)
  1. T-hug

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    Oct 24, 2002
    So GTA V releases this coming Tuesday and a lot of press are calling it "The game of the generation".
    Reportedly costing $265 million dollars and 6 years to make, is this the defining game to come out of the past 8 years?
    Can no single game define a whole console generation?

    Having played all of the games myself, I've never finished any of them and don't consider myself a big GTA fan. With that being said there is no denying how amazing the game looks, and if what is being promised only half turns out to be true, it is going to be a very special game indeed! My copy should arrive tomorrow but unfortunately I have to work 9-5 so it's going to feel like a long day!
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  2. DinohScene

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    It's like GTA SA 2 or GTA SA HD <3
  3. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Jan 28, 2009
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  4. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    Absolutely not. Emigre posted the right answer. GTA doesn't even belong to be in TLOU's shadow.
  5. EyeZ

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    I love the franchise, i have all the GTA's (from GTA 3).

    I have the game pre-ordered on Amazon & i'm really looking forward to playing it.

    As for "The game of the generation" we'll see, i do have high hopes for this though.
  6. Xexyz

    Xexyz GBATemp's™ Official Xexyz

    Jul 29, 2013
    United States
    GTA V

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  7. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    What does "the game of the generation" actually mean? It'll probably make a good chance for "best game on the PS3/xbox360", but isn't it a bit presumptuous to say so with the game not even released?

    If the press start calling things like that, I'm starting to wonder if a part of those 265 million dollars didn't went into marketing. Or even straight into the press's pockets.

    Normally, I would vote for "maybe" (though to be honest, it should be called "shouldn't we wait for it to be released to give an opinion that makes any sense?"). But since some are already mistaking "promises/teasers/previews of the generation" for the actual game, I'm just voting "no". There have been hypes before. I can't think of much games where such an expectation was met.
  8. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Apr 4, 2006
    No. I doubt it's going to have the same impact as GTA3 did.
  9. Cartmanuk

    Cartmanuk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 20, 2010
    I'm waiting for watch dogs.

  10. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    The press got paid to call it The Game of the Generation?
    That must've cost a hell of a lot.

    Watch Dogs will be better. GTA has always been "meh" at best. Even though Saints Row has dropped the ball, I doubt GTA can surpass it.
    I expect very little from GTAV.

    Game of the generation was already locked as Valkyria Chronicles anyway.
  11. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
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    A last hurrah for this generation? Sure. The game to encapsulate it all? No. No. No. No, no, no.
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  12. Enchilada

    Enchilada GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 3, 2013
    The game looks great, but I can't answer to the question before playing it.
  13. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 14, 2010
    While I'm sure this'll be a fantastic game for people who like the series, (I don't) I personally believe it's normally impossible to unanimously decide on a "game of the decade/generation". There's just too much differences in tastes and games. (although my personal Game of the Decade is Ghost Trick)
  14. Skelletonike

    Skelletonike ♂ ♥ Gallant Pervert ♥ ♀

    Dec 26, 2008
    Steam City
    I've always found GTA heavily over rated, most of the people I see playing the game are 13 year olds and the game itself isn't anything special, in comparison I've always loved Saints Row because it has a lot of sarcasm and humour on it, plus, some of the characters do grow on ya.
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  15. TheDreamLord

    TheDreamLord GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 8, 2011
    Saints Row didn't necessarily "drop the ball". It just changed.
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  16. Hells Malice

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    I suppose. I used to actually like the story of SR, but SR3 really dropped that for me. Felt like the story was just tacked on, and I ended up dropping the game because of it...
    Of course in terms of general content, it had a mountain of it. I'd still rather play SR3 than anything GTA could throw at me.
  17. TheDreamLord

    TheDreamLord GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 8, 2011
    SR3 is definitely my favourite SR game. SR4 was what I thought made you say it dropped the ball.
  18. calmwaters

    calmwaters Cat's best friend

    May 27, 2013
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    Just from reading the poll title and what some of the journalists have said, I know it'll be severely overrated. Besides, they want it to sell millions of copies since they reportedly spent 260 MILLION dollars and 6 YEARS to make it. How else are you going to make a profit if you don't seriously hype it? Hence, the "game of the generation" bullshit. Can anyone tell me what the game of generation was during the Super Nintendo generation or the Atari generation or the Playstation 2 generation? I didn't vote no, but I hope they do lose money on it.

    I remember when Game Informer was caught between choosing Skyrim or Skyward Sword as their Game of the Year. They picked Skyward Sword since there were a few bugs in Skyrim. Like I said, overrated. And then some of their fans got upset and started slurring them for their decision.

  19. Kirito-kun

    Kirito-kun Disciple of GabeN

    Jul 23, 2013
    22nd Floor
    Half-Life 2
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  20. Smuff

    Smuff Fossilized Gamer

    Jul 29, 2006
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    The whole subject is too, well, subjective for any kind of serious and reliable measure to be made. It will always be just opinion-based. :teach:

    If you like the game, shut the fuck up and enjoy it.

    If you don't, shut the fuck up and play something else

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