Abyssal Pixels: GTA V Will Be My Rekindling
As some of you know I’ve not been active in the gaming scene for a while now. With university having the same pleasure as a prison rape riot with none of the charm, I simply do not have enough time to play games. I’m either working on assignments, dreaming of assignments, writing about assignments or stressing about assignments. Replace “assignments” with “tests” as well. My poor Xbox has been getting the same attention as an abused spouse in a military marriage. Even my Animal Crossing town is in a violent state of anarchy.
I feel disconnected from the gaming scene. I haven’t been doing it for so long that I have forgotten all the things that make me love it so much in the first place. This is all to change very soon, however. Because I’m going to be on holiday in a few weeks and GTA V will be releasing. GTA V has had me jumping up and down with pure excitement over the very prospect of it. I have even broken my rule of avoiding trailers specifically for this game because I just want to see more of it. I haven’t felt this much excitement for a game since the start of the year when everything released all at once. It’s a flame that needs to be reignited and I can not think of a game that would be better for this purpose.
Just the prospect of me in an open-world doing what I want and having a blast doing it is enough to get me monumentally excited. I’m usually one to avoid the hype machine because I want my experience to be as pure and untainted as possible, but with GTA V I’ve thrown that rulebook out of the window. I’m already planning on getting a mountainbike, traversing the mountain and jumping off it to my death. I’m already planning to disconnect from my family and just live in joyous isolation for a few weeks and have myself a whale of a time.
With that out of the way, I want to discuss some other topics related to GTA V. The Grand Theft Auto franchise in particular has been seen for a long time now as a mainstream franchise. When people’s grandmothers know of the game then you know it’s considered mainstream. But should this label negate the game’s quality? Absolutely not. Even though it’s going to sell a thousand bajillion copies, it’s not going to be any worse for it just because it’s popular. I still expect a narrative and gameplay powerhouse of a game that I usually expect from Rockstar.
Lots of people will say that I have to keep my expectations low and be weary of the game because hype does not usually constitute a good game, but once again, screw the rulebook. I’m as excited as a woman in a tumble dryer factory and I don’t care if people don’t approve of that. I know this game is going to blow my socks off. Yes, it might not live up to the extremely high expectations that Rockstar have set, but I would be damned if they are going to completely screw it up.
Just look at the fact. They have received feedback from the community with regards to GTA IV’s issues and that was already a brilliant game, even if people have started hating it over time because of reasons. If they can refine what they had into a much better game then I expect my knickers to explode with pure ecstasy. It’s simple logic, really.
You might say I’m over-hyped and a bit on the fanboy side, but fuck I need this game in my life right now. I have been so alienated from gaming in recent times that I need a massive shock to kickstart my passion again and with GTA V, I’m well within my right to be excited. When GTA Online releases, I think I’m just going to drop out of university anyway. So when the time comes, join my crew. Here’s a few names I have already: Panty Pirates, Thabo’s Angels, Balls to the Floor, Deathbuck, Fuckyroundy, Badassers, The Church of Niko Bellic, Fabulous Chuters, Dollarbill Ya’lls, Trevor’s Toilet Foot Memorial Band.