As a franchise Grand Theft Auto has been knocking it way out of the park since day one. And over the years it’s become something of an institution.
That being said, the release of GTA IV split fans down the middle. Some were adamant that departing from the arcade-style tradition – cemented in III through San Andreas – had a negative effect on playability while others insisted that the new sim-style approach was the future of the series.
One of the major complaints was that suddenly GTA was really, really hard. And I’m not arguing that fact; in the space between San Andreas and GTA IV, Rockstar completely upped the ante by making the thole experience more in-depth, with a new emphasis on cover and an entirely more detailed set of driving mechanics.
I’ve played quite a bit of GTA in my time and along the way I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks that have helped me play like a total boss. And I’ll be taking those tips with me as I prepare to land in Los Santos. How about a quick refresher?