Disappointingly Unused Locales *Spoilers*

#1 Edited by Space_Sandwich (108 posts) -

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?

#2 Posted by SgtSphynx (942 posts) -

The prison definitely; I was disappointed when I beat the game and the only thing involving the prison is a couple random events with hitchhiking escapees.

Actually, you listed pretty much every location I would mention.

#3 Edited by mosespippy (3750 posts) -

With supposedly 500 missions in GTA online I bet those locations get used. There is a race editor, so I'm gonna make a rally car race in the dirt part of the race track, and a bike race in the grass part of the race track. Set the laps high and it'll be some demolition derby fun.

#4 Edited by pyrodactyl (1646 posts) -

GTA online. With more heists. With the whole board and prep work parts. I repeat: MORE HEISTS, IN MULTIPLAYER. I seriously don't know why rockstar isn't pushing that part of GTA online more.

Anyway, there is footage in the trailers for a job in the army base and I wouldn't be suprise to be presented with one on the dam, casino or prison.

#5 Posted by oraknabo (1426 posts) -

DLC

#6 Posted by Kedi2 (229 posts) -

So GTA V is a great game. Some may not like it, but for my money, it's pretty damn good. Not great, good.

Make up your mind!

But seriously, I would have really liked something involving the prison. I feel there could have been some great potential for chaos involving the prisoners being set free.

#7 Posted by Clonedzero (3723 posts) -

I've heard that people cracking stuff out of the code found that one of the Online Heists is supposed to be a prison break or something to do with the prison.

#8 Posted by Microshock (333 posts) -

I figure just cause it's not used in the main game doesn't mean it'll never be used at all. Thematically, there was no reason for a prison break.

#9 Posted by Coafi (1433 posts) -

I agree with your list, and maybe toss some banks in there too. I wanted to setup heists outside the main story, it's kinda of a bummer that it can't be done.

#10 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4496 posts) -
#11 Posted by Grissefar (2843 posts) -

The dog park, definately. Located somewhat north of Franklins house, it is a great place to take Chop and play some catch.

@oraknabo said:

DLC

Yeeup

Not necessarily man. They made the map long before the story.

#12 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

The dog park, definately. Located somewhat north of Franklins house, it is a great place to take Chop and play some catch.

@markwahlberg said:

@oraknabo said:

DLC

Yeeup

Not necessarily man. They made the map long before the story.

DLC and online can make all those places functional and ready to be robbed. However, maybe, just maybe, the Rockstar guys had made a city first, without the story in mind. By the time the main story was written, it just so happened that these locations weren't used. Future DLC and of course online can of course fill in those gaps.

#13 Edited by GorillaMoPena (1684 posts) -

I believe the casino has a giant OPENING SOON or something to that extent banner hanging on it, which I assume meant it will be DLC

I figure it has to do with GTA Online, because playing poker or something with people sounds like a GTA thing. Hopefully that race track means some grand horse race betting.

#14 Posted by MooseyMcMan (9748 posts) -

I feel like the prison is there specifically to make you THINK there's going to be a prison break, especially with all the times that Trevor talks about planning one for Brad. Though, off hand, I don't remember when the game revealed that (SPOILER) Brad had died in the prologue. So maybe that would have been lessened if I had been paying closer attention.

#15 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -
@mooseymcman said:

I feel like the prison is there specifically to make you THINK there's going to be a prison break, especially with all the times that Trevor talks about planning one for Brad. Though, off hand, I don't remember when the game revealed that (SPOILER) Brad had died in the prologue. So maybe that would have been lessened if I had been paying closer attention.

I thought this exact way before and after that revelation, good point. Though I thought Trevor was going to find out by going to break out Brad on his own, and the whole Brad thing kind if dissapeared.

We know there is going to be DLC for this game though, plus there is GTA Online. I'd wager no real estate is wasted.

#16 Posted by Nightriff (4344 posts) -

I didn't even know those locations were in the game... probably DLC

#17 Edited by ShadowConqueror (2993 posts) -

Heists are coming in an update to GTA online. I don't know how similar they will be to single player heists, but those locations might be used at least.

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