After five years on the East Coast, it’s time to go home.
This is it. After five years of waiting between the last main instalment and now, and nearly two years since it was first announced – through which, its suffered a bump from an original spring release to now – Rockstar will give the current-gen consoles its coup de grace in the form of Grand Theft Auto V.
As you will now have seen from now on my impressions of the game to date, I absolutely love the game. Even now I’m still unable to wrap my head around the things to do in Los Santos and how massive it is in scope, which is not a surprise considering the world is as big as GTA: San Andreas, GTA IV *and* Red Dead Redemption combined.
So much talk has been made of GTA V over the past two-to-three years – and GTA Online, the multiplayer suite of V that is being treated as its own thing, won’t even be out for a further two weeks – but it’s time for the talk to stop. At 9pm BST tonight, just as Russia gets its hands on the game, I’ll be doing a new Cullen Plays LIVE. But this won’t just be any other Cullen Plays in that it lasts 60-90 minutes for a new game. Instead, I’m going for the break of dawn here, folks. From 9pm until 6am BST (or even up until 8am if I can find enough to do up until then), I’m going to be streaming the shit out of it.
That said, what do you want to see out of the stream? What do you wish for me to do? Bear in mind story missions will be done too during the stream, but I’ll try and make note of it before I do it in fear you get spoiled. But otherwise, what do you want to see? Let me know at @JohnnyCullen on Twitter or on the Twitch chat and I’ll try and accommodate you.
I played – and streamed – through GTA IV last week (I didn’t blog about it because there wasn’t a point) to prepare myself for this, but not in a million years was I prepared for what came this past weekend. And I can’t wait to delve even more into that world, Rockstar. CAN. NOT. WAIT.
OH MY GOD, GRAND THEFT AUTO V IS FINALLY ON THE HORIZON, SO WHY NOT WATCH ME PLAY GRAND THEFT AUTO V LIKE AN ABSOLUTE TWAT TONIGHT AT 9PM BST DIRECTLY ON TWITCH BECAUSE IT WON’T LET ME EMBED THE PLAYER ON WORDPRESS, THE HAIRY FUCK.
In the meantime, as well as my impressions, read some random thoughts on the soundtrack from last night here. Oh and while I have you on GTA stuff written by me, 7BitArcade just went live with a piece I wrote on the GTA IV ‘mixtape’ you should listen to in your Los Santos adventures. Good luck, travel safe and see you in Los Santos. Just, if we come across each other, don’t whip out your dick.
Disclosure: This is based on a final PlayStation 3 retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V, *NOT PROVIDED* by Rockstar Games (rather an early dispatched package from Amazon (there is a God) I bought by myself). Grand Theft Auto V releases worldwide tonight on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Hit this to get thoughts on the final game on Xbox 360.