Initially the guns, cars and violence of course! Those are all the aesthetics a game could have to draw attention to any 13 year old back in the day. The GTA series we're one of (if not the first) games that were free-roam sandbox style with an abundance of guns, exploration and mindless violence. That is what attracted me.
I didn't know anything about GTA before I played GTA III in 2002. I probably didn't even saw the cover of the game before I played GTA III. But when I saw the game on screen (my brother or someone else played it) it looked awesome and the graphics were great and all. I didn't know what the game's purpose was but it looked like it was fun driving around in the city, that's all. Then I did the same thing and noticed that you could kill people in the game, then drive to another island, and at a later stage - doing fun missions.
My classmates at the time (2004) told me about Vice City, but ironically I got to play the original Grand Theft Auto first, then GTA3 and then Vice City.
I played them in this order:
Grand Theft Auto (2004 until 2008) Grand Theft Auto III (2005 to this date) Grand Theft Auto Vice City (2005 until last year) Grand Theft Auto 2 (2005/2006, played it several times but briefly) Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (2006/2007 until last year)
I have also played LCS and IV but only briefly at one of my friends. I don't currently own a PC powerful enough to handle IV, or any console.
When gta3 came out there was nothing like it. Everyone was talking about this crazy game where it seemed like you could do anything. Theres so many games like it these days you wouldnt even think about it. Id played gta2 a year before and loved it but gta3 blew my mind.
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