I've never played Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas, and the first thing that I noticed was how stereotypes seem to be enforced in this game. Racial slurs are used often, and police are ALWAYS shown in a negative light. From the very start, the police use words like "nig*er," take the main character's money, and try to frame him for killing a police officer. Swear words are used frequently, and in my opinion, the whole game seems to glorify negative things. After the cops through the main character (CJ) out of the car, I hopped on a bike, and rode around town until I got to an area labeled "CJ" - this is where the main character grew up. Here is where I got my first mission, called "Big Smoke." We are told that we have to go see CJ's brother at the cemetery; this whole game seems to promote stereotypes and violence, almost to the point where it's offensive to watch. After riding my bike for five minutes, a car comes up besides me and begins shooting (and eventually kills) me. After waking up in the hospital, I explore the area a little bit, and I end up stealing multiple cars, and basically wrecking havoc throughout the general vicinity of the game. I beat up a hooker and steal her gun, and use it to steal money from another person. After playing for half an hour, my mind is pretty numb, and I'm thankful that I can take a break from the game. Hopefully it'll get better after playing more, but from the way things are going now, I can't see myself enjoying Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas very much.
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