Got it. Played about 30 minutes before sleep last night.
Almost instantly a better game than 4, doing away with the bullshit hand holding missions where you have to gain the favor of people in the game starting off. Instead, you're thrown right into the middle of it here with a bank heist right at the start of the game.
Got to test out switching between characters during this part and its great and instantaneous. That is going to be fun.
Shooting mechanics are WAY better. Finally. They've long been one of the worst parts of GTA games. You can free aim still but now theres an auto aim if you hold down L2/LT and you can cycle through enemies by just flicking the right thumbstick.
And switching weapons is lifted out of Max Payne 3, which is a good system so no complaints there.
So far I've only gotten to play as Michael and Trevor briefly in the opening and then you get control of Franklin for a while which is where I left off.
Lots of hilarious lines as usual. And an appearance by Little Pete from the Adventures of Pete & Pete in the opening moments of Franklin's story.
Gonna like this game a lot, I think. Cant wait to play more today.