Sure, each Grand Theft Auto release is getting more realistic but where do we stop on the verge of realism without going into the territory of The Sims? A great deal of the time realism in gaming is a bad thing. People play games to do things they can’t (or in this franchise’s case, certainly shouldn’t) in real life like hit and runs, shooting sprees and walking into people and pushing them over.
Gaming is a stress relieving, fun and often bizarre in different ways. Us hardcore gamers don’t want each new GTA game to be realistic in the sense that everyday things have to be done eg: nail clipping, phone recharging, internet crashes or body washing.
These are my top 5 things we thank god for every time we play GTA that we do not have to do and what we pray won’t be included in the forthcoming Grand Theft Auto 5;
5. Using A Toilet
Toilets are present in GTAs whether they are in San Andreas’ Cluckin’Bell, public toilets in GTA IVs Middle Park or the bizarre camera angled one in GTA III eras Belleville Park. The last thing we actually want to do is see them in use however. Imagine being on your way to a mission and a message comes up telling you your bowels are at maximum capacity. Ridiculous. Especially now you can get GTA on touch sensitive devices the opportunity for a wiping mini-game is fitting. Overall, if we wanted to use a toilet we would we use our own physical pooper in private. Not digitally.