Been really anxious lately to see what Rockstar will do to utilize it's open world better for GTA V. I think we all can pretty much agree that GTA IV's Liberty City bosted some nice views, but was pretty shallow in terms of interaction. Obviously RDR came around and fixed this, and was at least in my mind the single best use of a open world to date.
Now the questions remains, what mechanics from RDR would you like to see make an apperance in the next Grand Theft Auto?
Personally I would just like to see a lot of that radiant stuff return. Just helping out the random people in town who got robbed and stuff like that. Obviously stranger missions were great, I mean, who'll ever forgot the "I know you" quest line? Simply magnificent. Most importantly though, I'd like to see the same kind of visual fidelity while still maintaing the frame rate that RDR managed.
And I know this might be a little controversial, but I'd certainly like to see the game have a clear direction. GTA IV was all over the place, blending humor, action and seriousness in a pretty tasteless way. RDR on the other hand maintained that dead serious tone all the way, but still managed to sprinkle in a little humor. Basically the radio channels need to reflect the more serious tone of the game, or I'll just end up losing any and all immersion.
Soo, sound off below if you have any suggestions.
EDIT: Shooting and movement mechanics obviously.