lol - I feel ya, brother. Here's the deal:
Really, you managed to get that far in death from above!?
Do not like this new feature - it is useful in exactly one situation - Death From Above - other than that it's just a PITA since my go-to method of accessing my phone internet and contacts is to tap up first.
It's only a 10-month-old reflex, R* - I'm sure it will only take me a few dozen rage-inducing instances to relearn a new and slightly-less-convenient set of actions.
One of you drives direct to Madrazzo's. Another bags a heli or gets up to the hills with a 'chute. Anyone else gathers at the gate and gets a LOS on the rooftop shooters (two of them).
Ground guys take out rooftop shooters and then run massive interference - just dig in and fight the cops, keeping them at the gate and generating as much carnage as they can.
The second guy lands on the now clear roof, hoses anyone on the south side of the house, rolls a grenade off the roof which kills the target. Drop down, snap photo, become intimate with a hail of bullets as reinforcements pour into the yard.
First guy (who went to Madrazzo's first off) is already on the marker. Mission complete.
Solo version - the same except you do everything yourself and you get killed after you snap the photo to drop your wanted level/spawn outside of the property. Stroll to Madrazzo's at your leisure.
Do not ever attempt to breach the gate. This mission is called "Death from Above".
Disclaimer - it's been months since I played this mission, so R* may have tweaked it.
Also, this mission once made me call in a Ragestrike. That's like an Air Strike except you scream "F*ck you, R*, F*ck you ALL THE WAYS!!" the whole time.
Which is actually how GTA players express love to R*. I know, right?
Cheers mate! Used a lot of what you said and solo'd it just now!
I usually feel dirty and cheat using two lives, and would normally just quit a mission if I've been killed... But on this mission I couldn't give a f! I don't think it's possible to make it out of the mansion without dying anyhow.
So true - I had a crack at it myself last night so that I could put my money where my mouth is. Heli got shot down as I killed the target, so I had to put it down in the street outside the side gate (hmm, upon review, this makes out like it was a choice. I'll rephrase - my heli crash-landed in the street outside the side gate).
Now, I admit I threw a few rockets into the house & yard, but usually the bad guys spawn back pretty quickly, so I figured I had little chance of pulling this off. I jumped out of the wrecked heli and ran for the side gate behind a couple of grenades - miraculously, I made it round to the backyard and got the pic - still no one, so I head back to the gate, thinking that I'm about to pull this off with one life for the first time ever. Round the corner, about 6 guys just appear there with my old friend, Hail of Bullets.
My point is I agree that getting out again is bloody near impossible - the best way is to have a second guy on the marker at Madrazzo's - that way the mission completes as soon as you snap the photo.
Incidentally, the double-tap totally failed to work properly when I tried to bring up the camera. The irony alone nearly killed me.