Like the moon rising when the sun sets, a new Grand Theft Auto brings about the normal amount of soccer moms and old people claiming the game is destroying the youth and so and so forth. This time, one of the voice actors of the game, Ned Luke who plays Micheal de Santa in GTA V, has spoken up and countered the motion that GTA V glamorizes violence.
“Anyone who has any conception at all about the games and hasn’t played them should go play the games before they open their mouths,” says actor Ned Luke, who plays Michael de Santa in GTA V.
“The biggest misconception is that it glamorizes violence. It really doesn’t. If you look at my character, Michael, he’s rich, but he’s a miserable man. Even in the commercials you see that. This is a guy who’s struggling with his life’s decisions.”
“If you want to take something out the game, take out of it that here’s a guy who loves his family, who’s kind of lost. He’s trying to hold it together. He’s trying to become a good guy, but he can’t. He just has all these demons that he’s battling. It’s the struggle. Take that and look at how he loves his family even though he wants to kill them and that’s what it is. Look for the relationships. Look for the humor. Look for the irony and the satire in the game. That’s another big misconception, “What, do they think we’re serious?”