Be part of the homicide
Since, my last review was awfully bad, I'm here again with no other thing to do than to re-review this game. I'm playing it right now.
2004, that was a good gaming year, hell yeah! This title was like: "oh my god, Rockstar have been working in another Grand Theft Auto, amazing!". This saga, unlike others, tries to bring with every new title, another completely different experience. It happened when we jumped off from GTA 2 to GTA 3 into the 3 dimension world.
So, what are the changes that we can notice in this game, and it's improvements? Everybody would say "yeah, GTA San Andreas map is bigger than VC, it has better graphics too!" But i'm not satisfied. Gta San Andreas has brought to the world, a new revolutiong of gaming (Gamerevolution XD), cause it not only has improved the gaming, but they improved graphics to the top of 'em (keeping in mind that we're talking about a 2004 released title).
Story has changed drastically, since we started to play with this gang member, and we left to the past that "take-shit-from-nobody" attitude that Tommy Vercetti roled in Vice City. This new character called Carl Johnson (A.L.I.A.S "CJ" or Codename "CJ" :P) is going to be a lot different from Tommy, due to the fact that he seems a coward, another gang member, afraid of the police, etc. But all that will change at the end of the story with an amazing finale.
Story goes like this, CJ goes home, after 5 years in the "west coast", then he finds out that his mother was murdered, and has to start all of his life again, proving his mates that he is not a "bastard" and recovering the old gang power and influence they used to have. If you don't skip the cutscenes, you will enjoy this game much more than if you do so. And I cannot tell all the story because it's relevant to the game experience and I don't want noone to accidentally read that C"*!%# kills you at the end of the game XD.
Another kind of gaming. Being free in an open world map has never been so enjoyable, due to the fact that you can do almost anything you want: Wanna go diving? Sure! why not? you can go and swim in all the water map of San Andreas!
Rides, helicopters, motorcycles, and planes! We all had a bad moment when we used to play Vice City and wished: "shit, if we could only land this Skimmer on the road" but now, every plane can be used in sea and land. We also notice the enormous amount of different cars and motorcycles on this game, it took me like 30 days to modify all of 'em (and when I say all of 'em, I mean all of the modifiable ones XD) and all of them with their respective handling mode, so if you spot a bad-looking car, is because it's handling is so crappy that if you run into trouble, police will bust you INMEDIATLY!!! lol.
People on the streets will talk to you, and you can reply with negative or aceptive responses like when a drug dealer say to you "Hey, wanna enjoy yourself?" (?), you can reply "fuck off, jerk" or "nah, i'm cool, I don't need drugs to feel good with myself because I'm a good gang member, I dont kill innocent people, neither rob cars on the streets to escape from police" (Kidding, but you can really do that, by pressing "Y" for non-agressive responses or "N" for aggressive responses) so this leads us to the conclusion that the interaction between the NPC's and this character goes much further than a bullet coming at them at 800 metres per second fired from your pistol!
Other than this, there's nothing I can say that hasn't been said about this game, beautiful graphics indeed, an enormous map with and enormous quantity of things to do. This game will blow your mind I assure you, so if you never played this game is because you are crazy or you live in the stone age.
Another cool thing about this game is the good quantity of modifications, from add-ons, to patches, from complete modification to car modifications, etc. You can even put your own music into the game by choosing a list of MP3's and dropping them into the GTA san andreas USER FILES directory and you will hear them in game on the radio.
If you are playing this game and you don't know why you are reading a review of a game that you already have, try visiting this places www.gtagaming.com, www.gtainside.com for the further enjoynment of this game and modifications!
Thanks to Gamerevolution.com: you ROCK!!!!!