A letter to Niko Bellic about Grand Theft Auto V

A really well-written article, and an interesting take on GTA V and the games industry in general. It does a great job of capturing the sense of fatigue that I think many people feel at getting yet another open-world “asshole simulation system”, as the article calls it, with a story and characters that are basically disconnected from your actions as a player, and giving you an experience that—while entertaining and distracting for awhile—is ultimately empty.

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