It is, for the time being, the biggest game ever (probably until the next one) so let's discuss the video game and what you loved as well as what you didn't like. As a technical achievement, it's absolutely amazing and easily one of the most--okay, flat out is, the best accomplishment in terms of creating a vibrant gameable world they've done yet. It's an irony in a industry where you can create virtually any new fantastical world, the single biggest job they've ever done is recreate Los Angeles--which a lot of people can actually visit in the real world. Despite this, I have only one real problem with the game and that's the fact I have often loved and loathed characters but I've rarely just not wanted to spend any particular time with these assholes. Protagonists or Antagonists. Michael and Franklin remain two of my least favorite Grand Theft Auto protagonists. It's strange because I really was all set to enjoy Michael's storyline but it not only failed to soar but never took off. It's similar to Franklin in that he basically seems like someone took C.J. and said, "You really shouldn't find CJ cool and here's why?" Except CJ comes off as a thousand times more likable and enjoyable than Franklin. Trevor? Trevor was awesome and bizarrely so given he truly is the most reprehensible of GTA protagonists. I think it fundamentally all boils down to the fact Michael and Franklin are incapable of going five minutes in the game without pissing and moaning about their circumstances. This is especially noticeable given Michael and Franklin are for the majority of the game both millionaires living in Los Angeles' nicer neighborhoods with their only major problems being families who loathe them and who would probably better off them but who THEY don't particularly like. So why should we care? Trevor is a monster but actually seems capable of having friendships and camraderie. The antagonists have the same flaw with the fact none of them have an ounce of menace. It says something about the game that doing the optional Scientology spoof, I actually felt the cult leader seemed like he had more of an eye on the ball than Devin Westin, the ostensible Big Bad of the game. Yeesh. Despite this, I had an amazing amount of time with the game but still can't shake the feeling I'd have had a lot more fun with just about anyone else in the game. I mean Tommy Vercetti had FUN. And Nico I actually gave a shit about.