Friday 16 April, 2010
The Grand Theft Auto series has always been a personal favorite of mine. I started playing GTA back on the original Playstation when it had an over-head view. Once the franchise jumped on the Playstation 2, it was a completely different series. The developers ditched the over-head view and switch to a third-person view and the freedom they provided you with was endless.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was the third installment on the next-gen of game consols. I have previously played and beaten San Andreas before, so I was excited to play it a second time and hoped you catch stuff that I missed the first time I played it.
Once I started the game, I was reintroduced to the characters I falled in love with before. I really enjoyed the setting of this game because San Andreas was by far the biggest city in the GTA universe. While playing, I usually ended up stranded without a car in the woods in the island of Las Venturas (which is based on Las Vegas) and I had to either walk all the way back to my checkpoint, or hope to find a car on the way to steal.
One of the newest editions of the installment was the ability to swim. In previous GTA games, falling into water would result into your charcter dying. In San Andreas, the game developers allowed you to swim and this becomes very helpful when the cops are chasing after you.
I look forward to continue re-playing this game for the next couple of days. In all goes well, San Andreas will remind me why I love the Grand Theft Auto franchise.