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HellmanSabian -Insert Sarcastic Remark Here- from The United Kingdom Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
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Nov 2nd 2011 at 9:27:52 AM

Los Santos is basically 100% confirmed to be in the game, though rumours say ALL of San Andreas will feature. Too good to be true?

"Free will is a myth. Religion is a joke. We are all pawns, controlled by something greater: Dank Memes. The DNA of the soul." - Monsoon.
SgtRicko from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Nov 2nd 2011 at 9:41:23 AM

One of the characters shown onscreen looks like an older Ray Liotta. I guess Tommy Vercetti's coming back...waii

Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
MalagasyParrot Wh'joo lookin' at?
Wh'joo lookin' at?
Nov 2nd 2011 at 9:42:20 AM

[up][up] It's still hard to say how large this game is based on one trailer. The first trailer for GTA San Andreas originally concentrated only on Los Santos and its gang culture. Then again, my expectations aren't very high seeing how difficult it is to create a setting in this level of detail.

At least we know there's a countryside (redwood wilderness, windfarm on an arid ridge, and a farm). Plus it's possible planes are finally back.

EDIT: What the hell, /v/ is full of GTA5 trailer threads. I just hope this game doesn't suffer from Hype Backlash like GTA4 did.

edited 2nd Nov '11 10:01:03 AM by MalagasyParrot

Litis from Israel
Nov 2nd 2011 at 10:01:08 AM

I can infer a few things from the trailer:

  • Los Santos and Mount Chiliad are shown, so I guess that the entire lower half of the playable area in San Andreas is what will appear in the game. San Fierro and Las Venturas getting released as mega DLCs with new story lines a la Episodes from Liberty City would be cool; could be what the rumor about the game having multiple playable characters is about.
  • A character prominently featured in the trailer is a short-haired black guy wearing a white tank top. If he turns out to be the protagonist, it would only be appropriate. Remember CJ's getup at the beginning of SA?
  • Planes might be controllable.

[up][up] Fat chance. GTA IV abolished GTA III's universe in favor of a completely new one and I doubt this game will behave any different in that regard. If anything, it'll be another universe reboot.

edited 2nd Nov '11 10:22:05 AM by Litis

MalagasyParrot Wh'joo lookin' at?
Wh'joo lookin' at?
Nov 2nd 2011 at 10:14:17 AM

[up] Some discussions were going how about another guy with well trimmed hair who appear at least three times in the trailer may be the PC. (He was looking out to the skyline, disguised as a fumigator, and driving a convertible).

Come to think about it, does that mean we can finally give him haircuts?

edited 2nd Nov '11 10:16:09 AM by MalagasyParrot

Nov 2nd 2011 at 10:19:39 AM

I don't keep up with the gaming world, so I honestly hadn't heard about the trailer unveiling until this morning when someone I don't remember from high school mentioned it on Facebook.

I'm a big fan of the series (though I haven't played Advance or Chinatown Wars) so I was as pleased as Punch. It looks great. I liked IV but a shift in tone is obviously as welcome as it was when I was reading my magazine previews of Vice City over and over again all those years ago.

It'll be interesting to see how the capture software from LA Noire will be used. If it is used, like I said I'm out of the loop.

Also, people are saying that at least it's better than the trailer for IV. What, people didn't like the Koyaanisqatsi tribute!? Granted, it was missing an extremely lengthy aircraft shot but still.

LOEADITOOx .... from -???-
Nov 2nd 2011 at 10:34:41 AM

Litis from Israel
Nov 2nd 2011 at 10:36:15 AM

[up][up]LA Noire used not merely a unique piece of software but entirely new face scanning technology. Also, the game was developed by Team Bondi who were independent of Rockstar (though Rockstar's various studios assisted with development), so there's no telling whether Rockstar actually has any ability or incentive to re-use it. Plus, Team Bondi got folded for questionable business practices anyway.

Also more thoughts:

  • Chemical-spraying planes and windmill power stations existed only on the Las Venturas island.
  • Given that Vice City and IV had bank heist missions and San Andreas had a casino heist, the heist in the vicinity of the Didier Sachs store that is teased at in the trailer will most likely be playable.
  • It could very well be that Rockstar finally went the Saints Row way and there will be a character creator.

edited 2nd Nov '11 10:45:52 AM by Litis

occono from Ireland.
Nov 2nd 2011 at 10:41:27 AM

I'm disappointed. That was not nearly as genius as the Koyannisqatsi trailer. Sure it wasn't as teasing, but considering it was only announced like a week ago, there hasn't been that much hype yet to have to show so much.

Cortez Bien chicky starr. from Puerto Rico
Bien chicky starr.
Nov 2nd 2011 at 10:46:09 AM

@Litis i doubt i, the person doing the voice over the protagonist, so no character creator.

Anyway, the game will probably be mainly in Los Santos.

" They truly were an Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
Litis from Israel
Nov 2nd 2011 at 10:50:58 AM

Mass Effect has both male and female characters with fully customizable appearance. The two genders have two separate voice actors. Your point?

Also, god why did i go to /v/ fuck that shit never again

edited 2nd Nov '11 10:52:08 AM by Litis

TheBatPencil from Glasgow, Scotland Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
Nov 2nd 2011 at 11:45:25 AM

Aww yeah.

And let us pray that come it may (As come it will for a' that)
MarkVonLewis from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Nov 2nd 2011 at 1:53:04 PM

Damn, game is looking pretty good. Set in the San Andreas area, too. Cool, I liked Los Santos.

Honestly, I liked 4 quite a bit, and if they learned and improved on some things this game will kick ass. Call me crazy, but the engine in 4 made running people over disturbingly satisfying.

Medusa strippers, where the phrase "my eyes are up here" is a dangerous phrase.
Nov 2nd 2011 at 2:38:13 PM

Re: Litis. I know, I loved Noire, and was enthralled by the development story to boot. I just caught a bit on Wikipedia about Mc Namara claiming that Rockstar are possibly considering utilising it for future projects (i.e. GTAV).

So yeah, it was a founded-only-in-Wikipedia thought, but either way. I love faces in art, and I like to think that it goes beyond merely being a gimmick at base level. Chance for emotional scenes.

Sandwiched between scenes of player-orcestrated mass murder, probably.

edited 2nd Nov '11 2:40:46 PM by TheSollerodFascist

JotunofBoredom Left Eye from Noatun
Left Eye
Nov 2nd 2011 at 3:29:35 PM

A character who leaves a life of crime behind to live as a normal person, only for his past to catch up to him and force him back into his old ways?

Shock of shocks Rockstar. Shock of shocks.

Hopefully it takes after San Andreas more than it does IV.

Umbran Climax
Cortez Bien chicky starr. from Puerto Rico
Bien chicky starr.
Nov 2nd 2011 at 5:17:23 PM


The point is there is no character creator, it's not a GTA thing.

And we've already seen who the protagonist will be.

edited 2nd Nov '11 5:20:12 PM by Cortez

" They truly were an Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
Nov 2nd 2011 at 5:17:27 PM

I am disappointed that it's taking place in California again and not in a Chicago analogy. Otherwise it looks very interesting, and I'm looking forward to driving around in it.

LOEADITOOx .... from -???-
Nov 2nd 2011 at 5:53:34 PM

Wait for people saying ZOMG SAINT ROWS RIPPOF!!!
KitsuneInferno Jackass Detector from East Tennessee
Jackass Detector
Nov 2nd 2011 at 6:59:14 PM

I had a feeling it'd be that guy because of the voice, but I kinda didn't want it to be him.

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt." - Some guy with a snazzy hat.
HopelessSituationWarrior Nave Newcomer from Canada. The middle part.
Nov 2nd 2011 at 7:00:39 PM

Looks cool. The protagonist seems pretty interesting. I guess that's how the whole recession thing ties into it, he's forced to go back to a life of crime because he gets laid off his regular job.

"Weird doors open. People fall into things."
Nov 2nd 2011 at 7:05:26 PM

I hope somebody makes another Carmegeddon mod. That was just plain fun.

Apocalypse: Dirge Of Swans.
BearyScary from A Planet That Looks Like It Has Chameleons Relationship Status: What's love got to do with it?
Nov 2nd 2011 at 7:55:20 PM


This game looks so beautiful. The lighting is superb. I remember when GTA was ugly! How dare they!

JotunofBoredom Left Eye from Noatun
Left Eye
Nov 2nd 2011 at 8:45:50 PM

[up]x3 Really?

I thought his dialogue implied he was loaded?

Umbran Climax
HopelessSituationWarrior Nave Newcomer from Canada. The middle part.
Nov 2nd 2011 at 9:02:15 PM

[up]Not really. He clearly moves to Los Santos in the hope of going straight and being a family man. Then something happens to make him go back to crime, and I think a financial need jibes more with the new GTA tone. There were rumours going around before the trailer that the plot would have something to do with an economic downturn. And there is a brief shot in the trailer of a house being sold, maybe the protaganist's "big house" being repossessed.

It is mostly speculation on my part, though.

"Weird doors open. People fall into things."
MarkVonLewis from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Nov 2nd 2011 at 9:57:11 PM

Hm, actually a former criminal being forced back into that life to try to provide for his family does make for some intriguing plot.

Makes him at least a bit sympathetic.

Medusa strippers, where the phrase "my eyes are up here" is a dangerous phrase.

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