Oh boy....Where do i begin ? The anger of losing multiple characters ? Long load times between missions and jobs which eventually time out ? Or maybe the great and awesome moments i have had with friends and fellow Giantbomb duders in the game which have been so good. I have spent around 12 hours with the online and here are my impressions so far.
Day 1 = Pain
After a few tries of trying to access the online i managed to get past that AWFUL race. I was apparently one of the lucky ones. I finished the tutorial and decided to invite a few friends to cause some chaos in los santos which i mentioned in another thread. It was going so great i was having fun until this happened.
For the next few hours i kept trying and trying and kept getting this error. I decided to call it a day. It was a few hours later that i found out that most PS3 users couldn't connect to the online due to a error on PSN ( Shocker)
Day 2 = Progress
After Numerous attempts of joining and losing my characters i finally found a solution to which stops me losing characters online. When ever i go to the online tab in the pause menu i make sure i dont click on play when it shows that the cloud servers are down. I also make sure my character appears on the wheel then i know it is safe to progress. I haven't lost the my character yet !. So here he is.
On Wednesday i only experienced a few instances where i would get disconnected but the majority of that day was spent on testing the different game modes we have currently.
As you expect playing with random people is a pain in the ass but it had to make do when i played Simeon and Gerald's missions. I had a good time with these missions. Some times increasing the difficulty to increase the rewards was needed. I mostly grinded that day made it to rank 5 and gaining now. It was good nothing too spectacular until today.
Day 3 = Jolly good fun
Today was a very pleasant day as i FINALLY been able to connect with fellow GB duders and good thing i did as every job/mission was fun in their own way. @fetchfox and i had fun in a mission which only involved stealing an RV.
It was a tough mission with both of us dying but in the end we made it through and passed the mission. It got more intense as we started to rob stores Bonnie and Clyde style with police chases ending up in mountains and fighting helicopters to escape.
Sadly i could only get into one more game with a fellow GB duder but it was also pretty intense. The mission was Crooked cops and it lasted over 20 minutes with cars and police vehicles being flipped over mountains and such.
The fun ended there as i couldn't connect to crew lobbies anymore but i am glad i expierenced the fun today after the initial disappointment. I cannot wait for tomorrow to let the fun begin again if the servers will let me. Only time will tell.
GTA online has the ability to become a pretty fun experience only if you are surrounded with friends or fellow GB duders. Random people in GTA online suck as expected so if you plan on playing GTA online play it with people you know. Trust me it is a pretty fun game once the ball gets rolling.