With the release date of a game that will no doubt be a top contender in the GOTY category nipping at our heels, one can’t help but be excited for the latest installment of the Grand Theft Auto series. It’s got a little bit of something for everyone… Story, free-roam, and easter eggs(no doubt). As we wait patiently for this simply massive game, I got to thinking of some things I’d like to see or encounter while roaming through the fictional island of Los Santos(again).
5. CJ and the Grove Street Gang
Carl Johnson(CJ) is the “hero” from GTA: San Andreas… Which also takes place in Los Santos. It would be nice to see CJ and the gang again or at the very least have someone mention them in-game. Or perhaps a small easter egg… A wall sprayed with Grove Street green perhaps? I guess I’d pretty much be okay with any sort of shout out to SA.
4. Endless ocean
For those of you that don’t already know, GTA: SA had an enormous ocean. So big, in fact, that it was endless… Or seemingly endless. I used to hop on sometimes, jump in a boat and try to hit some sort of barrier telling me I’ve gone too far out… But it never came. If you take a boat and drive it away from the island for 20 minutes, it will take you 20 minutes to get back to land. Something about that makes me even more excited. Could it be that perhaps the thought of finding something hidden out there on the high seas has piqued my interest? Maybe.
3. Awesome/inventive vehicles
I’m sure we all remember the first time we picked up the jetpack in San Andreas. It was easily one of the coolest “vehicles” in the game. Jets are already confirmed and that’s cool and all but just imagine something different, and much bigger… A blimp, a UFO, or perhaps a drone? Something along those lines. New, interesting, and flashy.
2. The Physique/Stats System
Maybe there’s a reason it wasn’t in other GTA games, but I kind of liked the idea that your character could get fat if you ate too much. It made the game seem a bit more realistic and gave it bit of a RPG feeling to it as using weapons would make you more efficient with other weapons of the same type, driving cars would increase your driving skills, and working out would bring up your sex appeal.
1. Bigfoot/other mythological creatures
Okay, Bigfoot may not have been in San Andreas(or maybe it was) but it sure would be interesting to see him pop up in the woods in GTA 5. It really doesn’t even need to be Bigfoot. I’d settle for any mythological creature… Chupacabra, Lock Ness, or hell, throw in a freaking Unicorn for all I care. Just something mythological. Something I can shoot dead and then promptly and proudly mount it’s head on the wall of my safehouse.
Surely, there are more things I’d like to see, but those are the most prominent. Either way, I’m sure that the newest addition to the GTA franchise will be nothing short of amazing. Grand Theft Auto 5 will be available on September 17th for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. All we can do now is wait…