Grand Theft Auto is a series that’s been under more scrutiny than just about any other. While it’s usually associated with drugs and violent hooker deaths in the media, it’s the freedom to do things like ride a flying golf cart, go crazy with RPGs, and hijack tanks that makes GTA such a beloved series for players. GTA IV took a step away from the ridiculousness of the previous games in the series in favor of a more serious tone, although total freedom to the player was still there.
With GTA V’s announcement, along with a trailer and a handful of gameplay images, fans are wondering what exactly this next installment will be like. Will it stay the course of realism, or draw more from the insanity that made GTA: San Andreas such a great game? Whichever course Rockstar takes, here’s a list of 10 things that will make this the sequel we’ve been waiting for.
10. Better Cheats
Grand Theft Auto IV is an immensely fun game. With refined shooting and a realistic phyiscs engine, wanton destruction had never been more enjoyable. However, the game lacked some of the fun cheats that its predecessors had. While IV did include the ability to spawn certain vehicles, add and remove police notoriety, and refill health and ammo, it totally skipped flying cars. What gives?
Even if Rockstar continues with the realistic storyline and physics, they can still give us cheats to modify it just a bit. How about giving us slow motion, being able to drive cars on water, giving pedestrians weapons, or being able to switch gravity on and off at will? Can you imagine free play multiplayer with everyone in flying tanks? Amazing.
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