Wednesday 21 January, 2009
Today I decided to go back to the missions and see where the gameís story takes me because I didnít enjoy going on rampages and being limited as to what I was allowed to do in the game. I was surprised by playing these missions some more new features that San Andreas offers that were not present in the previous versions of GTA. Through playing four more missions, I learned that you can crouch and roll was shooting a gun and switch targets easily. I was even more surprised that in this game in order to increase the characterís toughness and fighting abilities that you need to go to the gym and work out. As cool as this sounds thinking about it, I think that when playing the game in itís entirety that it would probably become redundant and stupid just like having to feed the character to maintain health and trying not to allow him to become fat. From playing previous versions of GTA and knowing first hand just how long the game takes to complete it, I think these new game play features ultimately might be a little ridiculous.
The thing that has bothered me the most about this game is how the game seems to be all about gangs and gang violence and how it portrays certain stereotypes about people living in poor and ethnic neighborhoods. In the previous versions of GTA it seemed to deal around more organized crime groups like the mob, the cartel, the triads, etc. In San Andreas, it seems to be portraying gang on gang violence because the main character is running with a gang and they are attacking their rival gang. In the other versions, the main character seemed to be more of a high mercenary going where ever the money was. This has been by far the most surprising thing of all with this game.