So GTA V is a great game. Some may not like it, but for my money, it's pretty damn good. Not great, good.
My problem is for all the hype surrounding the heist aspect of the single-player, there really isn't much meat to it. You only get about five heists and no room to boost the stats of your accomplices outside of the standard gunman. Further, you're only tasked to set up getaway cars twice, and only use masks once. That, to me, feels lacking.
Yet with such a huge world and so many interesting locations throughout, I feel like there could have been so much more to the heist aspect of the game. Here are a few ideas I came up with. Lemmie know if you agree, or what you would have wanted to see.
1. The jail. It's a big complex out in the middle of the desert that seems criminally untouched throughout. A game focusing on big-time crime sprees could have easily finagled this into its plot line. The first stand out would have been to keep Brad around rather than his current use as Michael's body double. But even without that, there are a ton of characters for which this jail could have been utilized in a breakout.
2. The Casino/Racetrack. Again, too big to miss on the map, yet never touched in any way. For some guys looking to rob and pillage, this is a no-brainer.
3. The Dam. This probably wouldn't really fit in the framework of the heists, but it's one of those things I discovered after beating the game. Blowing the thing up and flooding Los Santos is a plot befitting of something like Saints Row, but this still could have been a really neat set-piece.
4. The Army Base. Sure you steal the chinook for the anti-terrorism mission, and yes this would be a bit of a stretch, but the place is too cool to pass up.
Anyways, those ideas took me about five minutes to formulate. I still think a few of those would have added some really meaningful robbery-related meat to an otherwise scant showing.
What locations would you use and why?