I have waited months for this game, carefully picked out the details I wanted to read, and avoided spoilers like the plague, all in an effort to enjoy the new installment from my favorite series to the highest possible extent. I have played all of the Grand Theft Auto titles except for the first one, starting with the top down GTA 2 and even the PSP games and DLC portions for GTA IV. Rockstar rarely disappoints, and although it was good, until The Ballad of Gay Tony, I had considered it my least favorite of the series. This concerned me a little, but even if it was little more than a GTA IV upgrade, I knew I would enjoy the time put into it. I can say with an extreme sense of clarity now though that the newest installment, Grand Theft Auto V, is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessor.