Its not an excuse for their non existent AI and lack on interactions between NPC’s.
They sold us the game as huge alive interactive city. I don't want just a movie set
I don't know what elements are you considered GTA when they are common in any game.
If I see a single hydrant that works on the whole map and not on the rest, something happens.
not because it exists in another game does it make it its property. And I'm giving the most distant example.
The most terrible thing would be to talk about the AI or npc that disappear
GTA or RDR also grants a great narrative adventure. xD
GTA is a half-sandbox anyway
We have several endings so it makes it a "non-linear" game.
sandbox for Story, according to some sandbox terminologies
we can ignore or disable certain targets
etc etc very ambiguous and it is not worth looking around
They are confusing immersive with sandbox or open world
And do not take it aggressively, it is not necessary to call others fools, I already paid for the game and I wait for an update that meets expectations.
Its funny that you call NC a movie set, as that's exactly as I described it to a friend. Thing happen in specific areas or just pause until V arrives, and character are added to the set when needed then removed from stage. Empty and void of interactions.
The first thing I did when I had control of V at the start of the game was to go to the nearest stall just to find out it was non-interactable .. and then it slowly became apparent there was very little to do other than to stick to the script and blast enemies ..