By now, you’ve probably heard the media storm surrounding the launch of the video game Grand Theft Auto 5. You may not be a gamer and you may not understand why so many teens and full-fledged adults spend hours a day sitting starring in television, killing people or stealing cars or something like that. It sounds pretty awful. But you don’t need to get it, what you should do is buy your friend or relative the game for their birthday if they haven’t already bought it.
So what’s so special about GTA 5?
If you haven’t been involved with video games since the days of pong or Pac-Man, you probably don’t realize how advanced these mini-worlds have become on television. Grand Theft Auto is not so much a game as virtual reality. The kind that was only once portrayed in science fiction movies.
Yes, it is violent, but it is also an artistic masterpiece and a cutting edge piece of technology. Graphically, it is the closest thing to real life. As for the details, it is simply impressive.
Rockstar has established a groundbreaking franchise with Grand Theft Auto, which began more than 10 years ago. Games are recognized in the gaming industry, particularly GTA 3, for revolutionizing the way we play.
You will see that games used to be limited to a set of rules within a predefined context, the creators of GTA are the pioneers of the “open world” game. Which means that they have designed entire cities from which the game takes place, and the player can explore this vast detail freely without having to embark on the predefined elements of the story.
GTA 5 puts players in a very accurate interpretation of Los Angeles, and from there it’s really up to them what they do. You can buy tattoos, smoke cannabis (hey, it’s legal in California with a doctor’s note), go to theme parks or the movies, go skydiving, explore the countryside and mountains, hunt, buy houses and other items. The list is endless, however, the most fun comes when the law is broken, cars are stolen and people are killed. Basically, you can do everything you can in real life. And that’s the charm of it all.
Call it escapism, call it a way out of aggression without the real-life consequences; Whatever it is, it’s fun, and if you buy a cash-strapped gamer a copy for their birthday, they might love you as much as playing it!