I only used the skip button a couple of times in the entire game, and all of them were during flying missions. I struggled with landing the aircrafts in the proper place.
I've never thought I'd be saying this for a GTA game, but GTA V was short. Even with all the side missions. I did most of the strangers and freaks stuff, but didn't manage the collectibles. Didn't do much leisure stuff either. Finished at 80%
I thought I had a lot more to do with GTA IV's 75%
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It also has to do with a lot of V's content not counting toward 100% completion. Of all the hobbies, strangers and freaks missions, miscellaneous tasks, and random events, over half of them aren't even required.
Hope these cash cards aren't too popular or RS will just keep focusing more and more on the online than actual game in future titles. If they hadn't spent so much development on MP in this we would have gotten a single player with more things to do and a longer story guarantee.
Since it was brought up I just want to say I loved Niko's story in IV and thought the story was great. I do not think it was too long but rather the last act was kind of stale. I think the problem was near the end of the game you were working for three mafia guys (all who are in the same family) so the variety was gone. All 3 of them were too similar in their structure and you really didn't have anyone else to work for at the tail end of the game so everything felt the same. You did have the ULPC missions too but that was it.
That may be the case but I have stated my idea about a lobby to just mess around in with weapon pickups and all planes and helicopters accessible and I got attacked. I understand some players enjoy the "reward" in leveling up but many people like myself don't have the time to do so.
I don't get it. That's the sole reason I enjoyed GTA IV's multiplayer so much. I don't play online in V for that very reason. I already beat the game! Now I wanna have carefree, unlimited fun! But nope. I have to start with nothing (in multiplayer) and work my way up, which in online mode takes 20-30 to 100 times longer due to their ridiculous pricing / payout scheme.
I'm probably the most disappointed with the multiplayer, I was really looking forward to it, and it completely bummed me out.
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