DanielRGT's Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas (PS2)
| [September 23, 2009 10:32:57 PM]
| Got done playing again, and I'm already bored of the game. I heard the games weren't bad, and my brother had been telling me that they were pretty good. Unfortunately, I honestly can't get into it. The sandbox environment is really cool, and I like the whole concept of it.|
Unfortunately, the fact that I can literally walk up to anyone and proceed to beat the snot out of them until they are left dead is discerning. It's not at all satisfying to me to be able to do this, much less not be penalized for it. In other games, you kill people but they're usually categorized as "the enemy." In this game, innocent people are fair game. I wouldn't be so put off by it if it didn't sound like the people were literally dying.
I understand why they did it, I don't understand why it is necessary. On top of that, I've gotten chased away by pizza men, put graffiti on top of other graffiti (two wrongs, in fact, do not make a right it seems), knocked over at least 35 street light poles with my horrible driving.
It's hard to keep myself playing this game, cause it's gotten pretty boring.
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| [September 23, 2009 06:35:19 PM]
| After a little more playing, you can honestly start to feel for the character|
as his mother just died. Suddenly he went from this guy who was already pasted
as this criminal in y mind to an actual human being who just lost his mother.
Admittedly, I took a little too long riding around on my bike than actually advancing the story. After a long time of just riding around, I finally got around to activating another cutscene in which you find out that many of your friends (or possibly family, they don't specify) have also died.
Then it lets you get on another bike (this may or may not be yours, going with the theme of the game it probably is not) and they explain you are in "enemy family territory."
This is especially scary since within the first 15 seconds of being here, you're getting shot at. They don't make as big a deal as they honestly should considering you're riding a bike and getting shot at from a passing car. In fact, your friends seem downright calm about the whole thing.
Even people on the sidewalk are a little more concerned about getting hit by your bike than hit by the bullets. This is simply something that came to mind while this was happening.
I'm not really opposed to cursing in video games, but when it doesn't really add anything to the character it bothers me. There are characters left and right yelling the "F" word and such, and I don't think it's really adding anything to the game. I guess one could see it as "adding to the realism" of the whole situation, but this whole blatant "being a criminal" thing just doesn't do it for me.
I mean, it's more than likely that the way it's looked at is that you are "Doing what is right by your family" or "Just trying to survive." It doesn't change the fact that the things you do in this game are illegal though, and while I've played villains before in video games this is much different perspective. This is way too close to my sense of reality (that is to say, living in the city and such) for me to feel comfortable doing the things the game is telling me to do.
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| [September 23, 2009 04:49:16 PM]
| It's been 3 minutes into the game, and my character has already been accused of selling drugs, murder, and also has just stolen a bike. Also, there have been some dirty (not to mention racist) cops (one of them being voiced by Samuel L. Jackson no less). |
This wouldn't have such an impact on me if the main character I'm playing wasn't black. I don't think it's trying to be inherently racist, but when one of the first things you do in the game is a steal a bike I can't help but think that there might be some, even if it is for more of a comical effect than for a general statement on that race.
At the moment, I'm riding around on the bike I just stole. Finding out where I'm going in the process. It's pretty fun to ride the bike at the very least, I like the whole concept of me being able to go where I want with it.
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