I am wrong, it is the only logical explanation. I, like seemingly every other person in the western world, have been playing GTA5. I have played about 6 hours worth (Minor Spoilers incoming) and have just completed the first mission for the Fed. And I must be wrong, because what feels like a billion people absolutely love this game, and I don't. Hell I am struggling to find the motivation to play any more. So I am going to try and explain why I don't really like it. But don't get angry with me, because as I have said, I am wrong. If millions of people are saying it is a masterpiece, including many people whose opinions I respect and admire, then it must be me.
First off I have no beef with the visuals or sound design, both of which are top knotch. It is probably the most well realised open world game I have ever seen, with only Red Dead Redemption coming close (which is a far more empty world). However it is what the game offers me to do that I find unengaging. I will say this upfront, I am not a good driver in video games, and there is a fair amount of driving in this game. Hell the first Heist I took part in turned out to be little more than a motocross race. I don't find the driving fun or enjoyable, just a means to get the characters from mission to mission. Not that I find the shooting significantly more interesting either, taking the fairly standard 3rd person cover route. It works perfectly well (better than previous games), but is not hugely engaging, more serviceable than fun.