NOTE: This post is heavily under construction, so, many sections say "coming soon" or something similar. Check back for updates.
The game is set in a scaled version of New England called New Albion. The map is quite large, with 3 main islands. They are, in order of unlocking:
-Purelands (Massachusetts) - Your character starts here. On the east side, the purelands are where the woods meet suburbia. It gets more and more urban the closer you get to Hartwich. Nobody ever goes to the west, and only rednecks live there. Not your stereotypical white trash-type rednecks, but those woodsman-type guys who enjoy hunting.
-Fishwater (Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont) - A popular tourist destination for those in the Purelands who just want to get away for the weekend. From the fresh sea air of Crappo Harbor, to the lush misty air of the Nipperchan Mountains, it's the perfect getaway for any Purelands citizen... or so they think. Those harbors in Atlantia are a favorite spot for Mafia drug traders. And there's been rumors of drug farms and serial killers to the west.
-Downshire (Connecticut and Rhode Island) - Downshire, so... different, to say the least. A Dystopian Metropolis to the East, Drug Farmers in the middle, and Industrial Hell to the West. Crime consists of mostly street gangs, snobby rich kids getting involved in mafia business, and let's not forget those drug farms!
Major Cities Include:
-Hartwich (Boston) - The city your character starts out in. A city riddled with gangs and crime underneath a guise of a historical city with many tourist attractions. Keep in mind: Baseball is taken very seriously here. Mention the Swingers, and you're dead.
-Atlantia (Portland and Augusta) - In Atlantia, trade is booming, however, seafood and cheap taffy aren't the only things being imported... the mafia also owns private harbors exclusively for drug trade.
-Clambake (Providence) - The city of Clambake, with the polluted river running through it, is a metropolis full of activity... or maybe not. The kids here are bored as hell, and have formed street gangs all over. Rich snobs here like to street race with expensive cars their parents bought them, complete with fartcan mufflers.
-Hitchcock (Hartford) - Hitchcock is the "Alderney" of this game. It's a mess of factories and blue-collar workers with nicer areas in the middle. Even in the more urban areas, it gets pretty bad. Hitchcock is the insurance pollution capital of New Albion. With all the immigrants and low-income people, you can just imagine the crime here. Still, construction site fights are pretty fun. And yes, those snobs are here, too. Just forget all that as you enter a Hitchcock casino to drink and gamble the night away, until you wake up horribly in debt next to a 300 pound tranny, wondering what the f*ck just happened the previous night.
Smaller, Minor Cities Include:
-Lynnwater (Manchester, Concord, and Burlington)
Map, Version 1
Map, Version 2:
Interesting new features include the return of planes and parachutes, dynamic weather (The season changes every 35 days, or 5 weeks, and the weather includes snow. However, the snow does not build up on the ground. It's just not possible with today's current technology.), the return of buyable properties, and restaurants you can eat at besides vendors. (I've had a hot dog from a NYC vendor before, it was quite disgusting, and it must've been sitting out cold for at least 20 minutes.). You can buy expensive cars unavailable elsewhere from dealerships and lock them up in garages, or you can just go on a test drive and hijack one (Although doing so earns you a 3-star wanted level). Car customization will return, too. Mini-games include ice hockey, hunting, poker, strip poker, racing, boating, and more. The possibilities are basically endless. This time, the goal is not perfect realism, but endless fun, mixed in with a believable plot to top it all off.
Taxi - Requires a taxi, which can be found in all 3 major cities of the game. Works just like it did in previous games. Deliver passengers to their destinations. It's that simple. 15 Missions completed unlock a card that you can use to get free taxi rides when shown to the driver.
Vigilante - In New Albion, you are once again back to the old version of the Vigilante Missions. Track down some criminals and shoot them for money. But now, criminals don't just drive around, sometimes, they drive to their hideouts and engage in shootouts with you. Triggered by going in any cop car. 10 levels completed unlock the police outfit for the city you're playing in. To get the other police outfits (7 in all: Hartwich, Atlantia, Clambake, Hitchcock, General Purelands, General Fishwater, General Downshire, that's 70 vigilante missions in total.), you have to complete vigilante missions in that specific area.
Ambulance - Drive the Patients to the Hospital. But drive carefully, and do as the patients say, or else it'll just lead to more problems. Triggered by going in an ambulance. 20 missions completed disables the medical fees you get after you get wasted and unlocks a medic outfit.
Pizza Delivery - This one is simple, ride the pizzas to the customers. Don't go too fast though, as the breeze will make the pizza cold. Triggered by going on a Well Stacked Pizza Moped or in a Well Stacked Pizza Delivery Van. Reward for 25 missions completed is a free pizza delivery service from the phone. Also gives a pizza shop asset which pays $3,000/Day.
Rampage - Ever like just randomly shooting at people and blowing up cars? Well, this is for you. Cause as much damage and kills as possible within a set time limit. The reward for 20 missions completed is a serial killer outfit and an AK-47 and Rocket Launcher that spawn at your safehouses.
Grand Theft Auto - Works exactly the same as it did in IV. Steal a specific car and deliver it to a garage for money. The reward for all 35 missions completed is that the Pay N' Sprays are now free, and the Custom Garage parts are Discounted by 25%.
Papparazi - Take a good photo of a celebrity doing something naughty, and get money. The reward for 20 missions complete is a Large Mansion abandoned by a celebrity available as a safehouse. Also, you get a TV Station asset which pays $10,000/Day
Coast Guard - The Aquatic Equivalent of Vigilante. Triggered by going in a Police Boat. Reward for 15 missions complete is a Tommy Vercetti-Style Hawaiian shirt and a Marina asset, which pays $5,000/Day.
Piracy - This was my idea. To start it, you go into a special fast getaway speedboat only available in Mafia ports in Fishwater. You, along with 3 others, rob a random cargo ship out in the sea. (One holds up the crew, and the others steal cargo and money from the ship.) Sometimes, the crew is armed, so beware. Robbing the ship earns a 4-star wanted level. You must escape the wanted level and sail the boat back to the Mafia Port. Completing all 10 levels earns you a Stereotypical pirate outfit, complete with an eyepatch and a fake parrot. You also get a Jetmax which spawns at all of your coastal safehouses.
More coming soon!
(This section will be organized and expanded later.)
GTA: New Albion also features a wide variety of radio stations. Here's the Station/Track List :
ARR (Albion Rock Radio) - A Rock/Alternative station, hosted by Iggy Pop, who has moved to New Albion. Broadcasts from Hartwich.
It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - REM
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Riot - Three Days Grace
Pain - Jimmy Eat World
Knights of Cydonia - Muse
Pitiful - Sick Puppies
The Perfect Drug - Nine Inch Nails
Santeria - Sublime
Funny Little Feeling - Rock N' Roll Soilders
Even Flow - Pearl Jam
When You Were Young - The Killers
I Fought the Law - Green Day
Bad Day - REM
Albion Oldies 97.3 - A Classic Rock station similar to SA's "K-DST". Plays mainly rock and pop music from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. Hosted by Monty Clarke, a hippie guitarist who hates modern music. Broadcasts from Lynnwater.
Hotel California - Eagles (Live Version, sorry, couldn't find album version.)
Time Machine - Grand Funk Railroad
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Same Old Song and Dance - Aerosmith
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me - Billy Joel
All Day and all of the Night - The Kinks
School's Out - Alice Cooper
Surrender - Cheap Trick
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
The Hood 106.9 - The modern Rap/Hip-Hop station of New Albion, for all you gangstas out there (and rich suburban white kids). Hosted by Hoopti Rida, a cocaine-addicted gangbanger who abuses and cheats on his wife. Broadcasts from Clambake. See if you can spot the 69 pun in the name.
Got Money - Lil' Wayne
My Buddy - G-Unit
Sugar (Gimmie Some) - Trick Daddy
I'm So Paid - Akon, Lil' Wayne, and Young Jeezy
Gangster's Paradise - 2Pac
Where the Hood At - DMX
Where is the Love - Black Eyed Peas and Justin Timberlake
Shot Down - 50 Cent, DMX, and Styles P (Remix, sorry, couldn't find original version.)
My Life - Styles P and Pharoahe Monch
So Seductive - Tony Yayo
More radio Stations coming soon!
So, how's my idea for GTA: NeXt?
More will be added over time.
-4/7: Created, Added descriptions of islands and cities, Added Map #1
-4/9: Editied Setting Section, Added Plot and Features Sections, Plot still Under Construction, Created Map #2
-4/26: Added a few Radio Stations (Whew, been awhile since an update, eh?), fixed Seasons (Thanks Sergi!)
-4/27: Added Hosts and Links to Radio Section, Started Side Mission Section
Edited by Epicohnoes!, 28 April 2009 - 12:13 AM.