Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:25 AM
I never expected this topic to cause such an uproar. I agree that it sucks to only be invincible for 5 minutes at a time but if you can enter the cheat in the pause menu, what's the big deal? When the timer runs out pause the game, enter the code, unpause the game. How hard is that? I don't remember being able to input cheats in the pause menu of Vice City or San Andreas. If you couldn't put the health code in fast enough the cops would slay you. The cheats on the phone in GTA 4 kinda sucked in my opinion because it always interfered with running or getting in/out of vehicles.
I saw several complaints about not being able to use the cheats during missions. Someone please tell me which mission was so hard on GTA 5 that the player needed to be invincible to complete it. I've beaten the story mode twice and never found myself in a spot where I said, "If I just had invincibility I think I could make it through this mission."
Here's my theory and someone else said something similar to this in an earlier post: The only place I know to get the fighter jet and the C-130 cargo plane is the army base. With the cheat activated, it takes way less than 5 minutes to go in and snag either of them. Maybe they put the 5 minutes of invincibility in the game so that people could actually have access to the jet. It can still be aggrevating to get it out of there unless you pull the tank drivers out of their tanks so they don't destroy the plane. I have no idea how you would even attempt to steal anything from the army base without this cheat.
I do think a lot of people are overreacting to this. I used to play the missions, with cheats, on San Andreas and Vice City, but as I've grown older it seems to be more rewarding and more fun to beat the game unassisted.
I also agree with the person who said the only way to hope to get a change in this is to address Rockstar in a civilized, adult manner. Bitching, complaining, etc. is a really immature, ineffective way to get your point across. If enough people said something to them about it in a "this would gain my respect for your company and ensure repeat business in the future" kinda way, they might have a chance.