all about the Benjamins
one of GTA's major attractions has always been the vehicles.
Screenshots and movies released by Rockstar give lots of clues
about potential rides. Low-riders
and ATV's, and monster trucks are clearly available and the trailer
hints at the possibility of flying a decent-sized plane directly over
the main city, which just goes to show how far we've come since GTA3
went under the scissors after September 11.
top of the vehicles, GTA:San Andreas apparently expands the options a
person has to control his own looks. Vice City had its change of clothing; San Andreas has that,
plus a local barber shop. How
are you going to get the money for new rags or do's? Home invasion,
baby. That's right, San
Andreas continues the natural evolution of player/environment
interaction to its logical conclusion.
Players can now rob buildings to finance their life on the mean
already know you want it
face it. San Andreas is a
must own title the moment it is released.
Just a new Vice City clone with all new settings and cars would
be must own because the basic concept is just that much fun to play.
But, Rockstar is definitely not playing it safe with GTA:San
Andreas. The radically new environments and overall change of tone
might be initially jarring, but, in the end, the chance to spend a
couple of months wandering around another of Rockstar's amazingly
interactive worlds is too much of a good thing to think about passing
here are some official snippets of information from Rockstar:
wanted people to be in complete control of their characters.
If they didn’t like the way he dressed, they could earn enough
money to buy new clothes.
The tattoo feature works the same way, only the motivation is
If you were in a gang, you’d get a gang tattoo showing that.”
North worked very hard to implement a new intelligent camera and at the
same time gave the player complete freedom over camera control if they
choose to use it.
left analog stick controls the direction a character walks in.
The right analog stick allows for complete camera control, both
in-vehicle and on foot.
weapons mode, the right analog stick allows you to freely target all
ranged weapons, if you choose to, and no longer have to stay in a fixed
position. Now players can choose to aim with the R-stick while
running/STRAFING with the L-stick. This
also means that you can look in a different direction while running or
driving. So you can look
wherever you need to, to get that perfect look at something that will
improve your gameplay or performance on a mission.
you drive around in your favorite ride you’ll find that the cars get
dirty— generally people in San Andreas don’t seem to wash their cars
too often and there are actually a lot of filthy cars around the
streets. If you
manage to acquire a nice, spotless car, be warned—constant use will
dirty it up a bit. Dirt
will appear in the obvious spaces—around the wheel wells, around
impact areas after a traffic accident, and on the windshield if you’ve
been going through alleys or parks.
Look out for car washes if you want to keep your car clean and
cars are one thing, but San Andreas residents also seem pretty slack
when it comes to fixing bumps and scrapes. You’ll notice quite a few
cars around San Andreas with varying degrees of damage - broken windows,
loose bumpers, and bullet-riddled doors, presumably from previous
Benzies commented: “We spent a lot of time getting that level of
interaction right, and making it unique.
We wanted to convey very clearly that the gangs had a certain way
of communicating, very definite mannerisms, and yet had to create signs
and language all our own that was faithful to the world we’re trying
It was challenging, but it adds a startling level of detail to
forget to eat your greens
CJ forgets to eat he will lose energy and start to get skinny, and will
eventually become rather emaciated and weak. His clothes will fit him
differently as he gets thinner.
its not all about looks, as CJ gets thinner from under-eating he becomes
weaker, he wont have the strength he needs to lift boxes, his speed and
stamina will be greatly reduced as he swims, cycles and runs. As he gets
weaker the force of his punch will dwindle and he won’t last long in a
to stay in shape and keep his strength up CJ will need to eat regularly.
Eating a good solid meal will also restore CJ’s health. Each
type of food has a calorific value which is used to determine how much
the energy/fat will increase.
after a fight you may want to head over to the nearest hotdog stand to
help you feel better. But
anyone who thinks that just hanging out eating pizza all day will make
you indestructible – you should know better.
police in San Andreas are pretty smart and responsive. They will try a
variety of tactics to take down anyone they’ve got it in for.
During high-speed pursuits, police will open fire with their
weapons and will follow, not only from behind but also from all possible
angles—coming at CJ head-on, down side streets, cutting him off or
ramming his car in order to end the pursuit.
are also very skilled at
following a suspect with the spotlights on their helicopters. When they
point one of these lights at you, the light is too bright to see
anything, making it much harder to take out the helicopter or aim at the
cops on the ground in the direction the light is shining from. Shining
bright lights in the eyes of the criminal to paralyze him is a
well-known tactic that is frequently used by LSPD. They also will look
out for their own safety and will seek out and
use cover during gunfights.