[dropcap]G[/dropcap]TA 5 set to be the longest title on an open-world setting?
GTA 5 is The World’s Longest Video Game?
The amount of play time in Grand Theft Auto series is considered to be among the longest compared with other video games and with GTA 5 to hit the shelves in September gamers are expecting much more play time than usual.
It’s the biggest map, so why not they biggest story mode. Of course we want there to be side missions, but we really don’t want to finish GTA 5 in say, 15 or so hours.
We all know Rockstar isn’t the type of company to focus on their multiplayer like most companies, but you have to admit, some games nowadays from our favorite companies are releasing shorter and more scripted games.
Look at Assassin’s Creed 3 for instance. Great Game, but the story is shorter than Assassin’s Creed 2 and Brotherhood. Comparing Assassin’s Creed 3 to Assassin’s Creed 2 and Brotherhood because Revelations, was awful and boring.
Assassin’s Creed 3 was a great game, but it just felt more scripted than Assassin’s Creed 2 or Brotherhood. The longest game many gamers probably beat in recent years was Mass Effect 3 or Sleeping Dogs.
Sleeping Dogs had the pointless side missions which weren’t interesting at all, apart from one or two. Plus their side missions were so repetitive none of them unique and all the things they had in the open world were completed using the most basic logic.
We’re just saying that we hope GTA V will offer a longer story than any other Rockstar game, ever, and more freedom with the missions. Not saying GTA is already scripted, but some missions in the GTA franchise will let us have freedom in different missions, especially San Andreas.
Combined with the huge number of missions required before the game is completed San Andreas can easily raked in hundreds of hours to beat.