The Opening Mission
All Grand Theft Auto games open up in a suitably awesome fashion, but let’s be real here, there is nothing cooler to do in a GTA game than to perform a heist. They make you feel like a badass, and they require multiple elements to work for them to play out at their best. Though GTA V is built around heists (as you will see when you play it), the game opens with a heist that is halfway finished. Essentially, you get thrown into the heat of a very heavy situation, right away. There is no casual “walk into the game and acclimate yourself” type of vibe like other Grand Theft Auto titles. No, with GTA V they just toss you right in the middle of the frying pan the moment the game opens, and honestly, it is intense, and completely sets you up for just how incredible this game is going to be.
This is also the first part of the game where they introduce the character switching, and the first time you use it, you realize how integral it will be to gaming, and how realistically, this will be the mechanic stolen from this game by many, MANY games to comes. It adds a whole new level to gaming, and considering each person you can switch between has a unique talent, it opens up the game world in ways you could not imagine. I won’t spoil it for you here, but there are points in the game when you can possess people and things outside of who you normally can possess, and it makes for some very strange experiences.
Ah screw it, you need to hear this…