GUYS, STOP MOANING ABOUT THEM 'REDOING' CITIES. Liberty City was so very different between 3 and IV that they were entirely different cities, just with the same name.
It was always going to be set in America, and why the hell should it not be? (I ask this as a Londoner) So they really have the choice of California, Florida and NYC, because, as much as you might say otherwise, there's fuck all else in terms of really interesting gameplay locales. Chicago would be nice for a little bit, as would a dozen other American cities, but none of them are as ideal as the 'big three'.
The game map in GTA V will be UNRECOGNISABLE to even the most die-hard of San Andreas fans. I just don't get the moaning people get up to on GAF sometimes
Can you imagine how the most important buildings and skyscrapers in San Fransisco[San Fierro] will look like if Los Santos already a glamour. I'm wondering Las Venturas will look like with all his flashing lights.
Game seems like it will have character and emotional depth. The main character will have a family, a la RDR. Seems fucking awesome. More so than just another game where you drive around and shoot shit.
It is absolutely PC footage, but... Multiplatform will be the standard next gen. Especially with games that cost >$100million. Any system that can run the game will get a port (maybe even Vita!). If the iPad 2 had a controller they'd port it to that.
If anyone ever catches me on a video game message board arguing about which of two completely unrelated games has better graphics, please shoot me on the spot.
As for the game, if I had to guess i'd think they are trying to meld the seriousness of GTA4 with the open, goofiness of San Andreas. If they get it right, have lots of mission variety, tons of side stuff to do, im' sold.
FUCK something just dawned on me. They could be doing Los Santos for the initail relase of the game, then San Fiero (San Franisco) and Las Venturas (Las Vegas) as two different DLC downloads...to be the complete San Andreas.
ALSO motherfucking DONALD LOVE from GTA 3 making an appearance.
All I ask is less getting annoying calls on your cell phone to take someone out to eat, bowling, etc, and more of the crazy shit like in previous GTA games. I am good with going with the realistic look and feel, just drop the boring and annoying stuff.
Trailer looked pretty cool, I love all the vibrant colours. Of course, as almost all US entertainment these days, it focuses heavily on the economy, and no place better to do that than in Southern California, and while it wouldn't be my first choice as a setting, it's at least better than Las Vegas, which would have been just dreadful if it was the only city. I'm a bit disappointed in that it's modern day again, but you can't win 'em all, and either way it looks like a pretty cool world to explore, especially all the mountains and stuff. Bring on the dirt bikes again!
Hope the talk of two main characters in here is true, but I think it's more likely it'll just be the one guy looking over the city, which would be disappointing. I think Rockstar could do better than a regular 'ol white American male protagonist.