Before i start, this is not bashing the game in any way these are my own honest opinions about it. in the end i absolutely adore this game but i think it feels rushed for what reason i don't know, san andreas just feels like a game they made exactly as they wanted v dosn't. v feels like they didn't do what they actually wanted with it for various reasons. the things i will state are mostly things current gen hardware could easily handle.
hate them if you want they are my personal opinions also note i nitpick alot as i care alot about gta as a game no other game has provided the unique experience gta does
first off the lack of vehicles like for example low riders i honestly can't see any car that could be classified as a lowrider other than the manana in this game.
i also think the game lacks military vehicles and unique vehicles like for example more than one single jet fighter
then theres vehicle customization it feels very limited to be perfectly honest vehicle customization in this game is pretty much the same as vehicle customization in iv
yes iv had vehicle customization you just couldn't control it the game controlled it for you cars appeared with special parts the sentinel xs is just a sentinel with different parts
i also don't see why they would remove nitro what reason did they have?
hydraulics is also something i dearly missed in this game
you can lower cars but you cannot lift them when rockstar games released the picture with trevor driving that big lifted pickup truck i thought it was a regular pickup truck that was lifted through customization
the map feels small not because you can see the entire thing from everywhere but because of it's size i honestly think it feels small just because of various sections of it being cut down in small parts
theres a small forest next to a road at the edge of the map that forest is so small it serves no purpose to be a forest it just stands there because it's a forest theres another forest area somewhere else but it still feels bland because theres too many roads in it not enough empty forest
it is hard to explain and i know i will get ALOT of hate for it but the map feels small it feels like it's 70% desert with small portions thrown in it just for decoration it just feels minature and that none of it actually serves a purpose theres no isolated areas away from the roads it just as i said feels minature thats my opinion
i wanted an entire red dead redemption next to los santos that could feel disconnected from los santos and everything else only bit i got that feeling is the tiny small bit next to fort zancuda again it is a very small bit that serves no purpose it is just there
here is a video showing all of red dead redemption
despite the same view distance it dosn't look or feel as small as v does
and lastly theres replayability and lack of interiors the city feels quite bland and not as alive as you would expect i would love to be able to plan heists in free roaming for money but you can't
the game is truly amazing but theres alot of things missing from it in my opinion it feels empty rushed and small thats all i can say it is in no way a bad game it is an amazing game but it could have been better in my honest opinion