Where's the top of my comment? Anyway, the beginning of that paragraph was, "THERE IS NO innovation in regards to gameplay".
innovation in regards to gameplay. And the protags weren't badass types like Tommy and C.J. Instead they were pathetic, amoral losers (and fugly too). Why anyone would want to play as a loser in their GTA games is beyond me. It's certainly not what the series has been about for me all these years! Sucks. Just. Sucks.