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To really like Grand Theft Auto?

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OnTheporch Wed 23-May-18 09:44:51

I'm mid 30s but still love video gaming. It takes a lot to get into a game the older I get but I have a few firm favourites- The Sims, SimCity and GTA. DH has just bought me GTA5 and I love it! The intestine world, driving around LA, the silly radio stations, the madly innapropriate dialogue - even the ironic stuff like the characters telling off their kids for playing violent video games - it's like an escape from reality. I can so see why kids get obsessed with stuff like this.

AIBU to love something that a lot of people (parents especially) my age frown upon?

BellaHadidHere Wed 23-May-18 09:46:38

I love GTA. I love stealing a taxi and clocking on as a taxi driver. I could do it for hours. It's a proper escape for me.

DP thinks I'm completely insane

Goingalonenow Wed 23-May-18 09:48:31

I love it. I enjoy driving really carefully in my stolen car.

TyrionsNextWife Wed 23-May-18 09:49:38

I’m mid 30s too and love a bit of gta grin I’ve been playing it since it first came out, very few games have come close to it!

busybarbara Wed 23-May-18 09:50:01

It's a game specifically and solely for adults so er no yanbu

NearLifeExperience Wed 23-May-18 09:52:13

You're brave posting something positive about GTA on here. Surely that game is straight from Satan himself!

I haven't spent much time playing it, but my DS has it and it's such a stunning game.

MissionItsPossible Wed 23-May-18 09:52:24

I get told off by bf when having a go on GTA5 because I drive really carefully and feel guilty if I crash or run someone over. I also stop when traffic lights are on red blush

I have got a bit better now and stab or shoot random people.

Skyblueray Wed 23-May-18 09:56:17

@missionitspossible
Stopping at the red lights really made me giggle grin

afishnotabird Wed 23-May-18 10:11:21

I'm a little bit in love with Michael

Quimby Wed 23-May-18 10:12:47

GTAV was a fucking master class

Couldn’t get in to gta4.
Fuck niko

OnTheporch Wed 23-May-18 10:15:24

Oh god I'm also in love with Michael! Glad I'm not the only one 😁 Trevor makes me feel a bit nauseous ... I'm indifferent on Franklin.

I also stop at traffic lights and feel bad for running people over. I was quite proud of myself last night though, I'd shot someone and they were just about to get back up so I walked over to them very calmly and shot them in the head execution style. I felt very gangsta 😂

baxterboi Wed 23-May-18 10:16:07

Oh god me and my DP completed it on PS3 and then when we got a PS4 we bought it again and completed it again! It is an amazing game!!!!!!

Now I'm thinking of digging it out and playing some more online stuff!

ILikeMyChickenFried Wed 23-May-18 10:18:31

I alspndrive around GTA world at aboit 5mph trying very hard to commit no crimes.

MamaBear2181 Wed 23-May-18 10:39:20

Nah i love it. My OH will never let me live down the time i tried to escape the police by sitting in the back ofa taxi and waiting for it to drive me way discreetly.

Someone else posted upthread about driving really carefully in their stolen car, and another poster about stopping at the red lights.. i do both of these things too. I also don't switch the radio stations until i'm stopped at the lights. i do love mugging people on it though. It's like you can listen to both the angel on your shoulder and the devil at the same time. Great game grin

MamaBear2181 Wed 23-May-18 10:40:15

Drive me away*

MissionItsPossible Wed 23-May-18 10:42:24

To the OP who mentioned The Sims and anyone else who plays the game, does everyone think that they haven't topped The Sims 2 yet and The Sims 4 seems babyish and like it's constantly telling you what to do?

BeefyCakes Wed 23-May-18 10:45:18

I love gta, I play golf on it to relax grin

GrandTheftWalrus Wed 23-May-18 10:47:30

I prefer sims 3 over the rest.

I love gta. Not played V yet as I played on pc but we have a ps3 and ps4 so I'm gonna give It a bash soon.

LilMadAgain Wed 23-May-18 10:48:16

I think it's ridiculous for grown women to be playing a silly bloody video game. Have none of you played Saints Row? It's much better grin

Cockmagic Wed 23-May-18 10:51:26

Fellow GTA and Sims fan here!

I've got hem on Xbox one, bloody love it. My and DP are both gamers, so Xbox one X downstairs, Xbox one s downstairs.

Love Sims 4 and GTA5 .

Anyone played south park? I had a blast last night was awesome, I've got both games.

Also drive carefully on GTA, too scared to drive in real life 😂

OnTheporch Wed 23-May-18 11:01:05

The best Sims game was the one with the university and seasons expansion pack, that one will never be topped. Sims 4 is crap really, I only play it because I can't get used to the graphics on the older games now.

Talking of radio stations on GTA5 - I always switch the stations to suit the character I'm playing, so if I'm Franklin I put rap on, Michael gets old school rock stations and Trevor gets the country and western channels 😂 I also like to park properly in proper parking spaces.

BadLad Wed 23-May-18 11:04:12

It's a brilliant game. The only thing wrong with it is that it's too popular, so God knows when GTA6 will come.

Despite being a 2013 game, GTA 5 was 5th in the American charts last month. Unbelievable.

Thegirlwithnousername Wed 23-May-18 11:07:27

I love GTA5 too, I have replayed it a lot!
I always chuckle to myself because of the hate for it on here!
I have a PS4, I play it much more than my DH.

MamaBear2181 Wed 23-May-18 11:07:36

Sims 2 was still my favourite for a loooong time after Sims 3 was released, but now Sims 3 is my favourite. I really dislike Sims 4 and have uninstalled it.

I still play 2 from time to time though, it will always have a special place in my heart :P

I still pop onto WoW from time to time too although it gets harder and harder to play casually as time goes on, not that it was ever easy in the first place. I heard a rumour about Blizzard running full on Vanilla servers again and got madly excited, but that was early last year and i'm still waiting.

whatdoyousayhey Wed 23-May-18 11:10:07

Yes! I love it and I always drive properly grin
I also love The Sims, and also Football Manager!

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