Since Christmas, all I have done is give attention to my PS4 (and rightly so), I’ve made sure that I am getting this early investment of what I’d paid back from the console, damn straight. However months on, and being like a few other people I am sure, we all come to a slight slump. We’ve played the games on our shelves/ digital libraries quite a bit now. The other games we want we can’t always afford. So what can be done? What is there in the gaming world that we can do in order to kill time when we don’t have things to do, or when we in fact have things to do but procrastinating seems like a gem of an idea. Well what I say is, if you’ve got it, is pick up GTA V, put it in your disk drive, and play it.
I realised what a good idea this was about a week ago. I was in one of those moods where I just didn’t feel like playing anything in particular. Not an FPS, not a puzzle game. Gosh no, not a puzzle game. So I turned off my PS4 and took a look at my games collection. And there it was. Almost like a beacon shinning directly on GTA V, in all its former glory. Within minutes I had dusted off my 360, hooked it up and had the game loading. It felt great to see those familiar loading screens that I had spent hours in total looking at. Refreshing almost. Although boy did I forget how chunky that 360 controller was!
I was straight into playing as Trevor, waking up nigh on stark naked in the middle of nowhere complaining of what I can only guess what a drunken drug fuelled previous night with a side order of prostitute. Luckily my souped up vehicle was near by, looking as fly as ever I might add. I get in and the open roads are once again at my controller. The freedom GTA V offered is often forgotten when it has been sitting on ones shelf for so long. It’s like a breath of fresh air to pick it up and just go wherever the f**k you want.
Take, for example, this pick up and play moment. Upon opening up the map, I casually looked for something to do. Shortly realising that I hadn’t bought the Sonar Collection Dock. I made that my immediate destination, went over there bought it up with my in excess of millions upon millions from completing the game. And hey presto, I had my hands on a submersible that I could go cruise the nearby ocean to Los Santos. I then spent the rest of the following hour just exploring the deep (whilst collecting the occasional nuclear waste). Meaningless, but weirdly relaxing (after I had got used to the controls).
This is just one example of the many missed opportunities to waste time having fun in such an epic game. So what is it that you didn’t end up doing in-game?
So if you’re one of those who can’t pick up Destiny until pay day, or have ran out of other games to play. Pick up GTA V, restart the story, or just simply load up your old save and go discover what you had missed out on in your first play-through.
I do not ask, I encourage you to pick it back up.