| Well, this time I wanted to focus on missions. My roommate who owns the game has finished all the missions, which is why I was able to play around the entire map. I have never done the missions, so I thought this would be fun. A few times I got lost and accidently crossed a border which automatically gave me four stars and consequently got me killed. Then I had to start at the beginning. I'm not used to needing to know where I am or where I'm going, so it was tough. I think it would be better if he was just not able to swim there. Some text would come up saying something like "You're supposed to be tagging over the Front Yard Balla's." Along with that would be something on the minimap saying "Go Here" or a flashing star or something... |
I think that the first missions are extremely easy and then all of a sudden it takes six or seven tries to get remotely good at a mission. I think that this could have easily been improved by having a slower progression to harder missions. I barely knew my way around and all of a sudden I have to follow a Balla car driving fairly fast back to CJ's house from the drive-thru before they kill my fellow gang members. This forces the player to acquire some level of driving skill, which is a good thing, I suppose. Then it goes back to being easy when you have to go to the gym to get stronger and go buy some green clothes.
This going back and forth between difficulty on the missions is a bit confusing. On the other hand, I appreciate the tactic, which probably keeps players interested. If the game just got harder and harder, players would be discouraged and want to just wander around. This way, a player gets a break from hard missions to buy clothes or get a new hairstyle or design a car with hydraulics. This keeps the mood light rather that grueling. A good choice.
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| GTA San Andreas is an excellent game because of the many options it provides as well as extreme freedom in the game world. This means that this game can be very social. For the past hour I played this game and as my roommates heard the music and sound effects, they gathered around. Since this game is a part of our cultural discourse, everyone knew the game very well. Everyone has an opinion about what to do while wandering around. A fun afternoon can be spent following friends' suggestions one after another. |
First, I stole cars and killed people in plain view of the police, hoping to gain the maximum of six stars without dying. If you stay outside, helicopters and SWAT come and even if you have body armour, you will die. However, if you stage the fight outside the liquor store, then when you are almost dead, you can just go inside and buy soda from the vending machine and heal. Also, you can find cheats online that give you a large selection of weapons, lots of money, a tank, the ability to have your car fly, a jetpack, or other fun things like that. The ability of a player to do practically whatever they want makes this game good for hours of entertainment. CJ can stand on the top of the pyramid in Las Venturas, the Las Vegas of the game, and shoot helicopters with the rocket launcher, a very theraputic exercise. The Strip in Las Venturas is also where the fastest cars are in general. One thing that is very frustrating in this game is that for most of the map, no fast cars are spawned unless you are already driving one. This is great if you can find a new one right after you crash yours. However, sometimes you get stranded in the middle of nowhere with nothing but big, slow trucks and tractors. Wow, I'm having difficulty even staying on topic. That's how many choices a player has.
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