So the GTA V trailer has finally been released. It answered a few of your/our questions, but also left more than a few unanswered. We’re back in a pseudo version of L.A. it seems, but who are you playing as? Let the rampant speculation begin!
My first impression? I would have liked a bit more info! But this is a teaser, so it was only to be expected that Rockstar would leave things open for discussion. I would have at least liked a confirmation of who I was playing as, but I think leaving it open to interpretation was a clever twist on how Rockstar normally releases its trailers. With GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption the character was the focus — here the emphasis was clearly on the city, and the art style, which seems to be a nice diversion.
San Andreas looks like it’s dripping in sunshine compared to the drab Liberty City of Grand Theft Auto IV — that could signal the return of lighter themes and a move away from the stark realism of GTA IV, or it could simply be due to the fact that L.A./San Andreas is sunnier than New York/Liberty City! That being said, we like the change up in the visuals in this regard.