Wednesday 5 March, 2008
Carl Johnson, CJ, comes back to Los Santos after leaving five years ago. After he returns to his home, he finds that the city he lives in corrupted by drug dealers and gang bangers. The game, filled with an entire cast of characters, takes CJ on a journey throughout the entire state of San Andreas. In doing so, CJ begins to gain power over current gangs, gets a number of different girlfriends, and saves his family from harm.
While starting out this game, the game has the gamer complete introduction missions, which helps the gamer "get the feel" of playing San Andreas. This game is a three dimensional free-roaming playground. There are pretty much no rules in this game. You can steal whatever car you want, kill anyone, and have different styled hair cuts along with different outfits. San Andreas basically allows the gamer to live in a real world. You can also workout to get buffer, increase your stamina, or learn different fighting styles. When you commit crimes, the cops come and you can get busted and put in jail. What most surprises me is the scale of the game. The free-roaming land is unbelievably huge for an RPG. To get from city to city, i found myself driving vehicles for 10 or 15 minutes! The missions that are required of the gamer are starting out pretty easy but as I am progressing throughout the game, I can feel that the missions are becoming more difficult to accomplish. This is good because by providing a challenge, it keeps the gamer in the magic circle. So far after playing this game for about an hour, I am still completing Los Santos missions. This game is very bloody. I like.