actually it really does suck being stuck in 3rd person for shooting missions. There are some places where you stand where you can see the guy and he sees you and shoots you but you try to aim at him and shoot him and the camera angle changes and you cannot aim at him for some reason, I dont really understand what the problem is exactly but its happend to me a million times where someone was shooting me but I entered aim mode and I could no longer see them, but i was still getting shot, really dumb for a shooter. that and the clunky controls for walking around, i find it very hard to make my guy go where i want cause the stupid camera is pointing a different direction and you gotta press the stick a different way to keep going the same way, I would love a "WALK f*ckING FORWARD, LEFT, RIGHT, BACKWARDS U f*ckING MORON" buttons. how sweet would life be then? And when I press the enter cover button how cool would it be if you entered cover on the wall you are standing next to instead of sprinting across a 10 foot game to get next to a wall in plain view of the guys shooting at you? Lame lame clunky poor controls, piss poor for a shooter. Not to mention when i try and grab something to climb it 50% of the time he jumps into the wall face first then falls down and rolls around and takes forever to get up instead of grabbing the ledge and climbing. maybe different buttons for climb and jump?
EDIT: The gps issues and spawning issues and many other issues can easily be attributed to severe lack of processor power, these consoles are so old and outdated and slow even when they were new that there isnt much they can do about it, this game is so complex with so much going on they just dont have enough cpu power or ram or both. Thats why when you are going really fast stuff spawns right in front of you or if you get out of your car and go around a corner or two and come back your car is gone. they just dont enough power to keep the whole game live and can only do a small part centered around your character, and when they need more power to do something else, the car you got out of a block ago has to disappear, during police chases and whatnot with even more going on sometimes it disappears if you turn around, lol! A game such as this would be much better suited to a PC but the hardware required costs easily 4 or 5 times what a console costs so then lots of people would be unable to spend that much on a gaming system and be unable to play, a huge downside for rockstar because they wouldnt sell near as many copies of the game at 60$ a pop or have as many people playing online buying cash cards, but it would be a huge upside for the dedicated hardcore gamers because most of the 12 year olds would be gone and it would be far easier to put together competent groups to play missions, lol! Also you could have much larger sessions if you wanted instead of being limited to 16 players only, but map size is a limiting factor as you wouldnt really want too many people on a small map getting in each others way all the time.