| My experience of playing GTA San Andreas being with the main character, Carl, back home after hearing of the death of his mother. Once he leaves the airport, he is framed for murder, robbed, abused then blackmailed by extremely corrupt police officers. Carl is driven to rival "baller country" where his life is threatened and Carl quickly steals a bike. Although having "gone straight" for the last five years, Carl is faced with his family obligations to re-join the gang and get it back on track. Carl's former gang is losing influence and lives. Carl quickly finds himself being shot at while on bicycle in a territory his gang owned previously but has been taken over by rival gangs. You being to sympathize with the characters of his family as their struggles are personal and the low feelings of Carl's family gives you an attachment. When asked if Carl is going back to where he was living a straight and legal life, Carl states he may stay around. |
Carl gets a phone call from his friend Sweet explaining the lowly situation between the gangs and how their glory is mostly gone. The next level consists of "teaching" the owner of a pizza shop a "lesson" for covering up their gang graffiti. On the way to the pizza shop you get a custom haircut. When you get to the pizza shop, you eat some pizza restoring health, then your friend Ryder threatens the pizza employee with a gun. You quickly escape while being attacked by the employee, who I quickly ran over as he was shooting at me. There were not repercussions for this and picked up his shotgun. When I completed this level my respect was increased. The next level, Carl had to graffiti his gang sign around various areas while police presence increases. All of a sudden I'm being chased on foot, tagging areas, while evading the police.
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