Claude is my favourite GTA character. The mute protagonist in GTA 3 made some of the dialog difficult but made him somehow loveable. I got to decide Claude's thoughts, to me his quiet resignation was a deep distrust of the people around him. Tommy Vercetti (GTA 3 VC) and Niko Bellic (GTA 4) had some personality but got progressively less interesting to play because there was less choice. You character was, well, a bit of a dick. I quite liked the gangers in GTA 3: SA but only because - as gangsters - they were shit.Everything went wrong all the time and that was enderring.
I bought GTA V a few nights back, impatience won over waiting for a price drop and since then I've worn it like a comfy, familiar fun-jumper.
The driving model is fun. The flying model is fun. The motorbike riding model is fun. The mountain bike riding model is fun. Shooting stuff is fun. Blowing stuff up is fun.
The side missions are fun, the incidental stuff is fun, buying businesses is fun, exploring is fun. I'm not collecting or unlocking, I'm just doing.
It's good fun.
The three characters are well rounded but I don't like any of them. I have little or no attachment to them. I don't actually care, like I did with Claude. They're wankers. Often very funny wankers but wankers nonetheless. Utter, utter, wankers. I'm not going to warm to them, although I do enjoy some of their wankerishness.
Keen to try the multiplayer but only with chums.