While story mode is short, it is a lot of fun being able to let the story fold out. There are three endings to the game. Each ending has its own pros and cons to it.
You play as Michael, Trevor and Franklin. Each character has their own unique personalities and traits, but at the end of the day they mesh well with each other. While they all share the same main story. Each character has their own side side missions. All together, there are 69 missions in the game. I am only 66% done, though.
With three characters you can choose which one you want to play as. Some main story missions can only be activated with certain characters. It brings a different spin to this series. the controls are for the most part the same as GTA 4 besides the controls to switch players. It’s not hard to pick up the game and learn quickly how it plays, but you really have to be on your toes during missions sometimes. Because you may end up having to switch through all three characters very quickly.
Story Slight spoiler alert!!!
The story is decent it re-unites two of the characters after ten years of not seeing or hearing from each other. They get into some situations that end up getting all three characters waist deep in with the local division of the federal law enforcement.
Graphics are good. They seemed to be much more enhanced then GTA4 but still feel lightly outdated. I do believe that it’s time to create a new engine. Especially if they want to go and create a GTA game for the PS4 or Xbox 1
The sounds are quite cool. I thought it was cool to hear little ambient sounds like crickets, birds and other slight sounds that I don’t remember hearing in GTA 4. Guns sounds great, cars sound great. Voice acting while maybe not top notch they sound believable, especially when it comes to the three main characters.
As I said with the control game play is solid. There aren’t any major glitches I found while playing the game. I did however have a couple of freezes. Not sure if that was my copy or the system. I didn’t find any glitches. Controls were solid. I would give say a 20-30 minute learning curve to the game. It’s just mainly getting used to a couple of new controls. Mainly getting used to how to switch between characters.
While the main story mode is short you can spend hours upon hours trying to complete side missions and those little things like collecting things, hunting, unique jumps and so forth. Also, once you complete the main story you can continue with the game in a permanent free roam. You can then complete and play the game at your heart’s content. I would recommend this game for sure. It’s fun, takes hours to play and it can easily be a time killer. It really depends on how you want to play the game.