Coming out OCT.19
..:My Thoughts & mini-review :..
I think that GTA:SA will not only expand the whole GTA Series but will also take place in a time period (1990s) Vice City took place in 1986 and GTA III took place in 2001. It will take place across a whole state not featuring 3 cities the size of Vice with the countryside in the middle of them, this will be the largest game ever made, also taking advantage of the new DVD-R9 Technology.
Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas...a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where film stars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers. Now, it's the early 90s. Carl's got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.
..:Confirmed Game Attributes:..
:: The state of San Andreas consists of 3 major cities; Los Angeles (Los Santos), San Francisco (San Fierro), Las Vegas (Las Venturra); each the size of Vice City
:: Overhauled graphics engine means crisper quality, realistic shadowing and reflections, and independent day- and night-time models
:: Tons of fully-rendered interiors
:: Fully operational casino
:: The city directly affects your characters progression, abilities, and even appearance
:: Appearances and mentioning of past GTA characters
:: Well known voice acting talents
:: Increased AI and NPC recording sessions
:: Missions will be made to suit your skill level
:: Ability to recruit gang members for missions
:: Four-person drive-by
:: Your actions while not on missions reflect your position in the storyline
:: Ability to rob houses
:: You must eat to stay healthy and maintain stamina
:: The city reacts to your characters health and appearance
:: You can go to the gym to work out
:: New melee combat animations
:: Ability to swim
:: New weapons, more variety, revamped old weapons
:: Improved car handling
:: More modes of transportation