malkinshair wrote:I'll admit that I wasn't particularly looking forward to this one. GTA IV disappointed me to the point of not coming close to finishing it, but V is starting to look pretty amazing.
I thought GTA IV was a big step backwards from San Andreas, and I barely finished the game myself. In addition to stuff missing that had been present in SA, I must admit that I didn’t really care for Niko Bellic. I thought Carl Johnson from SA was a much more interesting and compelling character. Carl was doing what he was doing in order to avenge his mother, clean up his neighborhood, help his family, etc. Niko seemed to me to be motivated mostly by money, including taking missions purely as a for-money hit man. Sure, there was the plot line that he was looking for the guy who turned traitor back during the war, but most of the time Niko is just willing to do anything to get paid.