GTA V: Quick Impressions
I didn’t think First Person Mode would change everything, but it did. I wasn’t even using it initially, but once I switched views, gained some stars and was being chased by LSPDs finest it all felt new.
Running people over was horrible and awesome at the same time. Drive-Bys, fist fights, parachuting, getting drunk, and the list goes on and on.
Although it is a tacked on option, cars rear view mirrors do not work, and the cover system can leave you exposed to gunfire (which can be tweaked to switching back to third person automatically in the controls). It provides so many new experiences and makes you see things more, in almost as big of a change like when GTA 3 introduced the third person view.
This paired up with the graphical improvement and the ability to record the randomness, just made this the best re-release for me.
I had left behind GTA on the 360 a few months before the lasts DLCs had hit, so there’s a lot of vehicles and guns that I never used.
Right now I am saving my cash for a Tank and then a Monster Truck.
There’s also a Custom game creator mode. You can make a game, save it and post it in social club or make a public game while in Free Roam and invite everyone there.
That’s another new thing, while in Free Roam there will be random missions popping up all the time and anyone can easily join.
As well as a new option to be “On Call” while in FreeRoam before joining any matchmaking. It will then send you into the lobby once it’s full or close to being full.
All these little changes expand the MP experience even further.
The one drawback right now is that it seems they haven’t made Free Roam to 30 players yet. I haven’t been able to join a 30player session of anything yet. The one time a lobby had 25 players the game wasn’t able to launch.
So for now the 30 player mayhem seems to be on hold. I can only imagine what a 30 player Free Roam with Tanks, Monster Trucks, Attack Helicopters, and Fighter Jets would look like.
I haven’t done much of the SP given that it’s time away from grinding for the new vehicles but there’s some new easter eggs too: