kcheck1's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
| [January 26, 2012 01:34:44 PM]
| The mission I started out with was the most risky thing I have had to do in the game thus far. Spray painting, this is an action mostly associated with gangs so I think I have found yet another thing that could get people going about this game. I continued with the mission expecting the worst, and almost doing the worst. I was approached with three guys with guns and decided to do the responsible thing and run them over with my buddy “Sweet’s” car.|
We drive to another area to spray more “tags” over the rival gangs tag. Doing so will earn respect from your crew. At one point the rival gang was at the tag and the game told me to spray them in the face. I once again made the best decision and just shot them… then the police wanted me again. I got back into Sweets car to complete the mission and went back to the “hood”. Again to me it seems slightly racist but perhaps that is because of my race.
Instead of starting another mission I decided to fool around town a little more. I decided to look at the game from the worst perspective. I beat up a prostitute and stole a car. Something I found strange about my character is every time he beats someone up he apologizes. It is just a strange thing to have in the game. I also decided to get a tattoo that said “West Side” I thought it added a little something extra in my game.
Something I realized while playing GTA is that the plot is almost more fun than running around and killing people. I mean its not like when I play I don’t do that kind of stuff but strangely enough it doesn’t feel super right. I think that Grand Theft Auto though doesn’t really have any consequences for you doing crazy things like shooting people. I feel that’s the only thing bad about it. I feel no emotional connection at all and maybe that is another reason why the game is so greatly frowned upon.
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| [January 25, 2012 10:24:38 PM]
| So I sat downt to play Grand Theft Auto, and decided to look through the menu and the stats screen. I was shocked to see that there was a a strip club, and prostitute budget. It just seemed so strange to me. I kept flipping and found the sex appeal meter. I could definitley see why this game would be frowned upon by many who hadnt played any part of the plot. |
I continued where I left off the previous night. Unfortunatley I couldnt answer my ringing phone because my L1 button on my PS2 controller is busted :[.I went on to the next mission with a pizza guy, and we hear some background about my character and we hear about his plans to stay in town because its where his family is. We cruise throughtout the down, driving as crazy as can be. We stop at a barber shop and a fight started between me and the guy in the car behind me... a police man got involved and started chasing me. I stole his car. Definitley something I would never do in real life haha.
I got a hair cut and somehow got an afro out of my bald head. I guess hair appears in this game?
Something I forgot about in this game is that you have to eat, but if you eat too much than you get fat. Unfortunatley I cannot see my stats because my L1 button doesnt work.
After fooling around a bit we end up into another cut scene that tells us the "Johnson" brothers are back, which is assumed you are part of them. You play some B-ball and thats the end of that.
I was shocked at this moment that I didnt have to shoot anyone yet. I was still under the impression that the game was super violent and would brainwash me into wanting to kill people. That was not the case at all.
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| [January 24, 2012 10:36:46 PM]
| To begin with, Gamelog rated this game a five by default I think but I would probably rate it a four in all honesty. I had only played this game once before when it had first came out. I remember I had fun playing it but I also remember not nessecarily agreeing with all the freedom given to the player in this game. The game begins with what is lead to be your character be told his mother is dead followed by him being arrested by police. Who are dipicted as really mean people in this game, it definitley gives police a worse reputation than they already have. The main character is being accused of shooting a police officer right when he gets off his plane, they basically were framing him from the looks of it.|
Something really annoying about the game right when it started off were the inverted controls. I quickly fixed that.I just started off playing the game and took the bicycle that it told me to and wandered around the city to get used to the game before starting any missions. I decided to use the name of the game for inspiration so right off the bat I hijacked an old ladies car... like the great person I am.
I entered "Big Smoke" to enter into another cut scene. Voices seem to be going through my players head, someone comes running with a bat but then recognizes him. It seems he knows him. He then takes him to see his mom, and we get into a cut scene where he defends how someones boyfriend treats her (a shock to me). They start telling him how bad things have gotten around town. To show this they show a drive by shooting. I run away on my bike to follow my friends but get behind and the car starts shooting at me again. I finally catch up and we keep running away from the shooting car. After running away from the car and just fooling around on the bike a little bit and exploring my house, and gaining the respect from mission I decided to end my expirence for the night.
The game is more plot based than it is advertised to be which was definitley an interesting thing to play. Its more than just stealing cars and sleeping with hookers. Also the player is not nessecarily some evil person who just likes to mess up the dynamic, he actually has a motive and isnt nessecarily a bad person at all. He is what you make him to be. There is also a shocking amount of cut scenes as well as a not so suprising amount of racial slurs. Slightly degrading towards African Americans but still interesting to play.
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