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Grand Theft Auto V is out tonight at midnight. Are you going to a midnight launch? Are you super psyched for the game? You have every reason to be! I've been playing all weekend and will continue playing to deliver a thorough review and score, but there's one thing you should know before you start the game:

It is so f***ing vulgar.

Abrasively so. Grand Theft Auto V's nearly constant profanity will absolutely turn some players away from the expansive and fully-realized open world, but more likely it'll get you in trouble with your parents, your significant others, and even passers-by who happen to hear some in-game dialog from an open window.

Players start their journey in Los Santos with Franklin and frequently head out on missions with Franklin's friend Lamar. Being a sensitive white person in a modern society, I was overwhelmed by the number of times Franklin and Lamar called each other the N-word. I don't use the word myself, but there's a point within the game's first hours where these two black characters use it so frequently that I wanted to turn the game off. I'm not averse to curse words being a frequent user myself, but there's definitely an opening to be desensitized to the N-word and much more not-safe-for-polite-conversation.

How about Michael's son Jimmy and his sister Tracey? Jimmy likes to tell opponents in his online-shooter game to eat various body parts while Tracey likes to pal around with pornographers. Even female characters like Tracey or Michael's wife Amanda tend to skew towards the masculine perspective, which is to say that they're lives are quite blue. Then... there's Trevor.

Literally, the less said about Trevor, the better. If you're a younger gamer and you want to discuss your new game around the dinner table with mom, dad, and the siblings, don't. Without spoiling anything, Rockstar wastes no time in making each of their three main characters as dislikable as possible.

What's the message there? How does Grand Theft Auto V reconcile its debaucherous anti-heroes in the game's narrative? Does it end up affecting the gameplay? Find out in our full review later this week... or by playing the game for yourself!
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