|QUOTE (Jimbatron @ Friday, Jan 13 2012, 22:32)|
|Well, the weapon choice may seem illogical, but that's the way it has to be done for the three stories to line up (or else leave a very long time between "Deconstruction for Beginners" happens a very long time before "Photo Shoot").|
I did notice a potential inconsistency the other day though. We know "A Long Way to Fall" must preceed "Photo Shoot". However, in "A Long Way to Fall", Ray still send you a picture message of Teddy's mate - but you haven't got the phone with the camera yet! I suppose maybe the old one can recieve pictures, just not take them? However, I always felt that "Photo Shoot" was a pre-requisite for "Hostile Negotiations" and the ULPC missions precisely because you needed to recieve pictures and needed the new phone. So why didn't R* make "A Long Way to Fall" the same? Unless they had a bit of an "oh f@*! that'll stop the stories from lining up" moment? Because if "A Long Way to Fall" had to follow "Photo Shoot", it really would have been an Impossible Trinity.
Obviously R* didn't think to make "Photo Shoot" a pre-requisite for "A Long Way to Fall" because they assumed (probably subconsciously) that on a typical playthrough a player would complete "Photo Shoot" some time before the latter. "Hostile Negotiations" and "Wrong is Right", however, come much earlier if you get what I'm saying.
|QUOTE (Jimbatron @ Saturday, Jan 28 2012, 07:31)|
|As far as I know, you can do Dwayne's missions and The Holland Play whenever you like - I believe they are completely inconsequential to the rest of the plot. As we all know, it's Photo Shoot that's the big pre-requisite.|
I did notice an error in the game yesterday. If you're not worried about playing consistently, it is possible to start JP's missions before you have met the ULPC guy. However he still emails you to tell you "the people you are consorting with in Alderney are fools and not to be trusted". Niko still replys back "where is the person I am looking for". Of course, with MOB's list this isn't a problem, but R* clearly missed adding a pre-requisite to that email being sent.
Again, they're assuming you will have long completed ULP's missions, and again most likely subconsciously. In contrast, "Portrait of a Killer" (along with JP's "Payback") is needed to unlock Gravelli's mission strand, rather than the last ULP mission simply being the pre-requisite. Perhaps they couldn't see a problem with the last two ULP missions being completed after the start of Gravelli's missions. Personally I think they can be done after "Entourage" but before "Dining Out" since that is when Gravelli announces that Darko Brevic is being delivered as they speak, so doing any ULP missions after this point is ridiculous.
In short what I'm trying to say is that there are many certain missions that are possible to complete after other certain missions even though it doesn't make alot of sense.