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Grand Theft Auto V was released on Sept. 17, selling more than 15 million copies. Courtesy of fansided.com

Grand Theft Auto V was released on Sept. 17, selling more than 15 million copies.
Courtesy of fansided.com

Driving home Friday night was rough. Not only was I hydroplaning through puddles in the pouring rain, but I almost ran through a couple stop signs. If there would have been a hooker crossing the street, I probably would have hit her, too.

I usually am not such a horrible driver, but after hours of playing the newest Grand Theft Auto game, I had to work pretty hard to not flip my car.

Five years after the release of the latest game in the franchise, the Grand Theft Auto world was reborn in this newest installment, Grand Theft Auto V. Well worth the wait, the newest story of badassery promised a huge world in which players can wreak havoc, while following the story of the three main characters and laughing at the satirical details found throughout Los Santos.

Complete with some startlingly realistic terrain and explicit language that leaves nothing to be desired, Grand Theft Auto V delivers these promises and much more.

While I, personally, was unable to play through the entire game, I did have to be pried away from it after almost three hours of consecutive play.

My only complaint for Rockstar games is the microscopic white needlepoint that is supposed to be used to aim at targets. Especially when put against the sunny California sky, it is nearly impossible to see for even the most experienced of gamers.

Well worth the hype, I think GTA V has a storyline that presents a challenge to players but also feeds ones desire to just wreck stuff. I encourage everyone to give GTA a chance, but wait a good hour or so before driving anywhere as you may have forgotten the function of real world traffic laws.
BY ELLEN ROSSOW
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