Grand Theft Auto V is the gift that keeps on giving, especially in regard to Rockstar making money. On top of that, the studio has the online component and Red Dead Redemption 2. Yep, life is pretty great over at Rockstar. Well, except for all of the controversies that erupted last year.
Speaking of controversies, let’s shrink down those worries to the game itself. What doesn’t make sense about Grand Theft Auto? Are these gripes consistent within every game of the series, or are they more specific to this latest installment? Let’s find out!
10 Losing Wanted Levels
If someone simply bumped into a cop car and got a one-star wanted level in real life, chances are the cops would eventually give up. They would tag the license plate for sure, but that is not the real issue here.
That is to say, if some maniac blew up half a city with a tank and/or various weapons, simply dodging cops and repainting one’s car would not magically make life better again. There would, at the very least, be checkpoints set up by either the cops or, if a threat is big enough, military.
9 Slap On The Wrist For Mass Destruction
Okay, so let’s say one goes on a crime spree and is unable to avoid the law. If the perpetrator actually gets caught, they are probably looking at life in prison.
In Grand Theft Auto V, no matter the crime, one only has to take a trip to the hospital and/or police station to pay a fine. That’s it. The player’s record is swept under the rug. If that happened on a constant level in real life the world would implode.
8 Where Are The Guns?
Video games that limit players to a sensible amount of guns can be fun, as it makes them weigh the pros and cons of their choices. However, it can also kind of sucks.
Being able to whip out a gun from seemingly nowhere in Grand Theft Auto V, despite not having any sort of holster or backpack, frees the gameplay from any constraints. While the feeling is great and convenient, it also doesn’t make sense.
7 No Carrying Laws
Some states in the U.S. have carrying laws. That is to say, if someone has the proper permit they may, or may not, be able to carry a weapon. Again, it depends on the state and usually applies to just handguns, or hunting licenses can have variations.
The point is it’s probably safe to assume that carrying around a rocket launcher, or any sort of giant weapon in public, would automatically get the police out, but not in this game. They are pretty lenient unless the weapon is actually used. Los Santos is a terrible city to live in.
6 NPC Partner Reactions
In earlier Grand Theft Auto games when a player caused damage to a vehicle while they had an NPC with them, they would rarely react. If they did the conversation might end completely. Starting from Grand Theft Auto IV and improved for its sequel, passengers may make a snide comment about running over someone before going back into the mission dialogue.
That is a bit more realistic in that at least they react now, but on a better level, the story could evolve. Like, “Who cares about getting pizza now Trevor, you just ran over a child?"
5 We Are Groot
Trees are a heck of thing in Grand Theft Auto V. No matter what one does to them - be it fire, bullet, or car - they will always stand tall as the victor. Yet, streetlights will go down easily.
Here is the thing though. It makes more sense for a city crew to replace a broke streetlight than it is for them to replace a full-grown tree. It makes sense and then it doesn’t, see?
4 The Wonders Of Hair Growth
Customizing one’s clothing style is one thing, but how on earth does hair work in this game? Is this secretly about some race of aliens that look like humans, but are really just a bunch of cousin ITs?
Gasp, or maybe the elusive Big Foot has been right in front of players this whole time. The people of Los Santos are descendants of the Sasquatch. Dun, dun, dun! But seriously, how can hair be grown out of thin air at a barbershop?
3 How Does Grand Theft Auto V Keep Making Money?
Grand Theft Auto V launched in 2013 for last-gen systems. A year later it was ported to PS4 and Xbox One before eventually arriving on PC. So even with that last launch being 2015, that still makes the game four years old at this point. Yet, it still tops the charts month after month.
For example, in May it ranked as number five on the NPD list for just the U.S. alone. It has now sold over 110 million copies worldwide. At this point, who doesn’t own a copy? The game is great, but geez!
2 Everyone Except You Has A Sixth Sense
How in the world do cops and story-based antagonists know of the player’s crimes? For example, remember when players had to take down the house of Madrazo’s girlfriend with the truck and the cable?
First of all, it should not have fallen like that; secondly, there was no way anyone could have seen the crime. How were Madrazo’s men so fast on the draw? Again, this can be applied to everyone who can seemingly read where players are at all times.
1 Trevor Not Figuring Out Michael Was Alive
Los Santos and the surrounding areas are huge in Grand Theft Auto V. There are a lot of people, but this is not the 1950s. This was the present (now past) day of 2013, which is to say there were so many ways for Trevor to find out Michael was alive via social media.
Trevor freaking lives close by too! How did he not bump into him at some point? The conceit for this game’s plot is very flimsy.