I'm really excited to see how Grand Theft Auto Online pulls through on August 15th. Here's what I want to see in the multiplayer aspect of Grand Theft Auto V:
- Ranked Matches: These matches are where your rank actually matters... For ranked, I want multiplayer to incorporate what seems to be the majority favored option of Red Dead Redemption or a more Max Payne 3 ranking system. That meaning, as you progress you earn rank and cash. The more cash you have and the higher rank you get, you can unlock new clothing options, unlock bigger and better guns, and afford the more expensive weapons. This system, I think, would appease the those who like to rank up and show their prowess to the community. To summarize, unlike GTA IV's Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, etc., this would eliminate the need to drive or run around the map collecting weapons and allow for more quick and intense fire fights and gunplay.
- Player Matches (Specifically Free Mode): First and foremost, I love this gamemode that was first introduced in GTA IV. For those who don't know, Free Mode allows for 16 players to run around the in-game open world and do whatever they wish. For Free Mode, I hope this is where rank will not matter, with the exception of available clothing. Instead, I want to see the old "gun-system" return from GTA IV, where every gun in singleplayer was open to the player from the start. Instead of doing tedious gang-hideouts over and over again (Red Dead Redemption reference) to get a decent rifle, you were allowed to drive or run a few blocks, pick from a wide array of weapons, and be on your way. For a "gamer" like me, I want to be able to pick up a game, play it for an hour or so with friends, and then continue with my day. I don't want to spend a day or more ranking up just to get a certain weapon. As a sidenote, this is Free Mode, it's not Deathmatch, there should be no competition or need to kill another player, nor should there be a reward for doing so.
- I think having both of these "systems" in ranked and player (Free Mode) matches would allow for the best of both worlds to appease to both groups who either like to rank up and to those who don't.
Well, I have an entire list of things I'd like to see in multiplayer, ranging from NPCs to mini-games with friends, but I want to keep this as short as it can be. In addition, I think the "gun system" has the biggest impact on how we play the game...mode...thingy.
Whew, well that's it! Enjoy the trailer on Thursday and see everyone in Los Santos!
Edited by DontCallMeSurly, 14 August 2013 - 03:53 AM.