Skip to comments.‘Grand Theft Auto V’ review: Stubborn sexism, violence ruin game play
Posted on 09/22/2013 10:08:00 AM PDT by Arthurio
Yet the majority of the game critic community has decided to treat Grand Theft Auto Vs rampant misogyny and violence against women as a pesky housefly, a slight annoyance that doesnt detract from all thats remarkably polished. Though some of the defensiveness may be genuine for this ambitiously free-form game, its also rooted in the fear of being labeled as one of those clueless souls who doesnt quite get the joke or, worse, is offended by it.
But much of this knee-jerk cheerleading is a lost opportunity. If Auto V had advanced as much culturally and emotionally as it has mechanically, it might merit the kudos and prove to those who write off games as immature just how far the medium has come.
Even attempts at social commentary here are embarrassingly one-dimensional. One hip coffeeshop brags that its tea is exploited from the Third World. Theres the Whole Foods-like store with a shop with superiority slogan, and a dumpster-diving movement of freegans are described as nonproductive members of society by choice. Perhaps they need to go back and take tips from South Park, a series that started around the same time.
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As played by trustafarian pacifist vegetarians.
I don't doubt I speak for a lot of players when I say that my sessions often end up with me holed up in a sniper's nest, firing a rocket launcher at any vehicle that happens to come along.
If nothing else, GTA is cathartic.
Saints Row The Third (a very similar style of game, but more cartoonish and unrealistic) has an entire suburb full of zombies, if that's your bag.
How are you going to protect your homeys without violence and sexism? I haven’t got GTA V yet but GTA 4 and it’s add-ons were outstanding.
dogs, cows and other animals too
My son has GTA-5. The first mission a pair of brothers are calling each other nigga about every other sentence. A white guy uses the word then retracts it saying he’s not racist.
I drove around, stole a few cars and trashed one so bad the cops caught up and wasted me.
Then they’ll be helping us learn how to use all this equipment.
That it is! LOL
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