It would be nice if GTAV, rather than have it be set-in-stone, allows the player to choose the degree of realism he experiences. Similar to adjusting how prone referee's are to call fouls in the NBA games, a system where the player chooses various settings would be ideal.
For example, you can switch from simple mode to realistic mode. Otherwise, you can individually adjust what you want and don't want.
Some things may include:
(on/off) -fuel -stealing cars without wanted levels -traffic violations -how many bullet hits it takes to kill you -mini map -accident death/health
and so on.
The question is, what are the chances Rockstar implemented something similar? Alternatively, what would you guys like to see yourselves?
Looking at this link (lsbc in particular), anyone else feel that this suggests there will be multiple cities? Maybe during release, more likely as DLC down the line, but the fact that Los Santos/Blaine County has it's own sub-domain suggests that there will be other sub-domains at some point, in my opinion.
Browsing through quite a few realism vs fun debate threads in here, I have not seen a mention of why it can't be both.
If Rockstar does in fact browse these forums, I think a great way to satisfy both crowds would be to determine the difficulty settings by realism.
In other words, in easy mode, it's very much like the difficulty in GTA IV, where you may be shot multiple times and still run... Run red lights without police chasing you. Crash at 120mph and still survive/be able to drive the car.
On the other hand, if you raise the difficulty, it becomes a whole new game. Running a red light with an officer around will result in chasing you. Crashing at high speeds will kill you on impact. Getting shot will severely impact your character (if not kill him right away), ect....
Just my two cents.
inb4 some cheeky kunt says this has been covered already- I did some snooping first and saw not one mention.
Besides the recent GTA announcement, I haven't been into gaming the past few years. To say that I'm obsessed with GTA is a very large stretch. Lately, I've been supplementing zinc into my diet (which is known to cause vivid dreams), so for some reason, I had the craziest/most vivid dream last night of seeing the second GTA V trailer.... and boy, was it amazing.
It starts off with a slightly sideways/top-down view of a modern looking version of Grand Theft Auto 2. Modern looking cars rolling around a modern looking city. I remember thinking to myself "wtf? was this the big change Rockstar was talking about?" Followed by a huge feeling of being let down. The trailer progresses a little bit, the screen flashes and the next thing you see is a normal 3D (amazing looking) late 1960s yellow Dodge Challenger look-alike speeding through what looks like the area around the Grand Canyon (there are reddish dust clouds being kicked up because of the car, as well as canyons all around). I recall seeing police cars following not too far behind. It looks like this:
The camera pans down and switches behind the car. After a few seconds, there's a pause menu. Looked similar to this: (Meaning the menu will be transparent, with a map on the left that fades on it's edges)
Then I saw a mall scene where there are literally thousands of people rendered. All of them going about their business. You see the main character (which I can't recall what he looks like for some strange reason) walk up to a lady working at a mall booth, and you're presented with options of how to interact with her. The next scene is the main character getting on a subway train. It does not look like the subways we have here in Los Angeles, but it is packed with many, many people.
The dream ends with a huge bombshell- the date December 23, 2011 is displayed. I went apesh*t crazy and came onto these forums. Everyone has the exact same reaction- we're all going apesh*t insane.
When I woke up, for some reason, the dates March 2012 or May 2012 (something with an M) are what come to mind.
Anyway, I know this forum is by no means my diary, but I felt compelled to post this as the way it felt so incredibly real, and I'm able to recall the dream fairly vividly.
Anyone have any thoughts, comments or anything relating to GTA dreams? (Besides the expected 'hey gifbrah, I think you've gone f*cking insane.')