#1 Edited by DystopiaX (5351 posts) -

So with any open-world games come open world weirdness, and in my experience GTA has a lot of really cool ones. So did anything funny/weird/hilarious happen to you?

For the first heist mission, one of the vans I needed to get in preparation was semi-translucent for some reason. You could see the color of the truck and the logo on it but you could also see through it, and Michael was sitting on thin air, solid, for some reason.

#2 Posted by mosespippy (4364 posts) -

When you hit a bird with the helicopter blade it usually results in a spray of blood and feathers. Once my helicopter blew up though.

I got on a jetski at one of the races and a wave knocked me over towards another racer. I only lightly tapped him but he sank and then blew up, killing me.

#3 Posted by BigJeffrey (5140 posts) -

Jump then immediately punch and you fall down. Very derpy rag doll

#4 Edited by Pie (7110 posts) -

Driving along with a 1 star wanted level when I hear this massive explosion behind me. Turn around and it looked like a cop car had "telefragged" a bus and another car

Oh and numerous times when I tried to activate Franklin's special ability he decided to launch himself out of his car which is the last thing you want to do in those situations

#5 Posted by bibamatt (1089 posts) -

I've found spot where I can fall through the world, fall through space and then reappear a few blocks away as if nothing happened. I found it swimming in someone's pool in their back yard. On climbing out... WOOOAH FALLING. Went back and did it a load more times. Happens every time.

#7 Edited by Strife777 (1610 posts) -

I've switched to Franklin at some point and he was driving his default car, but there was no wheels/brakes, doors, hood and trunk. Looked pretty funny.

It's not really open-world jank, but I find it funny when you try to jump over a ledge too soon and your guy just hits it at the waist and ragdolls like an idiot instead of triggering the "vault-over" animation.

#8 Posted by kcin (139 posts) -

@pie: DUDE! This happens to me! Are you on PS3? If so, try pressing L3 harder than normal at any point with any character. Does this initiate a bunch of random button presses? That is what happens on my controller, and I have died/lost missions because I was playing too enthusiastically. I think it's a hardware problem, though, because my roommate is on PS3 as well and I've tried to duplicate it on his controller with no luck.

#9 Edited by lusence (350 posts) -

more of a weird bug when you go to the movie premiere and find out your family is being held captive. anyways the part where michaels daughter is being held hostage by a guy behind her and i plugged her with my shotgun, she falls over dead and a 2nd model of her pops up and the game keeps going, only 2 of her...

#10 Posted by Yummylee (22274 posts) -

I once encountered a black male cop in Vinewood with a female valley girl sorta voice. It was extra funny because when I told the cop to fuck off or what have you, his/her's response was screaming in fear, yet was also still plenty content in gunning me down at the same time.

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#12 Edited by MeierTheRed (4941 posts) -

Can't think of a single thing, well there was a car flying across the screen as a cut scene was about to start. But thats pretty much it.

#13 Posted by Nodima (1274 posts) -

@kcin said:

@pie: DUDE! This happens to me! Are you on PS3? If so, try pressing L3 harder than normal at any point with any character. Does this initiate a bunch of random button presses? That is what happens on my controller, and I have died/lost missions because I was playing too enthusiastically. I think it's a hardware problem, though, because my roommate is on PS3 as well and I've tried to duplicate it on his controller with no luck.

As a PS3 user I'll tell you this hasn't been a problem for me, ever. ~50 hours with the game.

#14 Posted by Patman99 (1619 posts) -

During one of the bounty hunter missions I could not find the target at the specified location. Knowing that I had the right place, I naturally murdered everyone in sight. This then got me a wanted level and the pigs came rolling in. After running up the mountain and burning out the wanted level, I immediately went back down to try and find the mark. It just so happens that he spawned in and began to opened fire on me. I put a slug in his groin and the guy calmed right down and submitted.

However, the cops had not left that area and I guess assigned a wanted level on the NPC. They began firing at the man. The dude got absolutely riddled with bullets and fell down. For a split second I got worried that I botched another bounty mission. Suddenly, the mark got up and continued talking (the cops continued firing). I was able to slowly kite the guy to my chopper to get the hell out of there.

I don't think that was a bug (but an intentional safety valve) but, boy, am I happy that Rockstar did that. I would have been pissed if I 'failed' that mission because of some stupid cops.

#15 Edited by Ramone (2976 posts) -

I once entered a cutscene with all three characters; Micheal was wearing full scuba gear including mask and Franklin was wearing his base jumping gear. It was pretty fucking special.

#16 Posted by PatODay (223 posts) -

@ramone: What was Michale wearing?

#17 Edited by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

Once I switched to Trevor and he was driving behind some bikes on the road, screaming at them. Someone one of them ended up without a rider but kept going, and it took quite a bit of bumping to kill it.

#18 Posted by RonGalaxy (3261 posts) -

Once I switched to Trevor and he was driving behind some bikes on the road, screaming at them. Someone one of them ended up without a rider but kept going, and it took quite a bit of bumping to kill it.

SCOOTER BROTHERS?

#19 Posted by Capum15 (4960 posts) -

The very first time I loaded up the game, the world and NPCs and...god, like, 80% of content didn't spawn.

As soon as I got control of my floating gun, my guy popped in and then fell through the world into water, where I couldn't do anything.

Had to start a new game, and everything's been fine so far as far as I can tell.

#20 Posted by rachelepithet (1392 posts) -

The train ran me over as I was trying to climb out from the tracks onto the platform and instead if dying it transported me inside it as a passenger.

#21 Posted by mostman (251 posts) -

One time I was standing in a road as Trevor. Had my phone open and was looking at a gas station. A car pulls into the gas station, parks, and then blows up. Then the tanks exploded. Then the building. It was insane. Turned around and turned back, station was back to normal. Lol.

#22 Posted by darkvare (777 posts) -

i once walked into a barber shop and a dude held a gun to my head, they left and i ran outside and used michaels ability to shot their tires and killed them before they could reach the end of the block. It was like one of thosse scenes of awesome that play in movies to show how badass the hero is

#23 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (391 posts) -

@kcin: Actually, yeah, I've had that happen repeatedly. I thought it was just my DS3 being wonky.

#24 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6341 posts) -

The cops, when in vehicles, will dog you wherever you go, so you can have some spectacular Dukes of Hazzard/Blues Brothers moments bombing around in the hills and mountains with a dune buggy. I need to get better at taking pictures on the fly, because I've had at least three moments where several cop cars flipped ass-over-tea-kettle behind me for no good reason other than weird little environment jaggies. The best is leading them down steep inclines, particularly since the car physics are wonky enough that they can flip eight or nine times before coming to a stop.

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#25 Posted by ghostyTrickster (323 posts) -

First time golfing the duder I was playing against pulled back his club, and as he swung he flew into the sky. Oh, and I was doing a random event where you have to pick up Jimmy from some dudes who took him because he was trolling them, and while driving back I ran over a fire hydrant, it shot up through the inside of the car, hit Jimmy, and he died.

#26 Posted by FoxMulder (1708 posts) -

Have cars pop in out of nowhere many times when driving fast cars, even cop cars who appear out of nowhere w/o being on the radar already that restart my wanted level.

Found Trevor hanging around his home while playing as Franklin. Blew up Trevor and his dead corpse was still in the world while I tried to switch to him. Game did the overworld loading thing then hovered over where Trevor was, then tried to load for about 30 seconds before reverting to Franklin. Would have been fine but once I was back to Franklin the controls were glitched so I could only walk forward or backward and could not rotate the camera at all. Also no HUD.

Game also glitched when I started a water ski race, but then proceded to quit by trying to leave the race area. Race didn't auto quit and I was stuck in a world with no NPC's and the cars weren't driven by anybody.