I don't know if any of you have given GTA IV another play since playing GTA V, but have anyone realised at this point just how fat and stupid the cops are? I mean, the LSPD in GTA V don't mess around. Even with the best weapons and armour, I cannot survive more than 5 minutes in a single spot. The LCPD in GTA IV however are stupid as hell in comparison. They can barely shoot straight nor can they keep up with you in pursuit. There have been times where I've just spent minutes gunning down dozens of these idiots without having to take cover, even with no armour.
Sure, they seemed hard at first, but compare them to the cops in GTA V and you'll see what I mean. Even the NOOSE don't know that much what they're doing. The FIB are probably a bigger threat because of their accuracy. Other than that though, standing up to police in this game seems pretty easy once you get fully used to the shooting mechanics. This is not a complaint, just a thought. I'm okay with the fact they made cops more of a threat in GTA V, it makes police chases more intense. I wish you could feel a bit more unstoppable though.