CYaN Podcast Episode 108: Spoilers Ricky Likes Some Things
Morning Internet and welcome to another episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. This week; Danny and Ricky talk about new releases of Godzilla and Chef, season finales, and a whole bunch of news and rumors.
Grand Theft Auto Online Reveals a Trailer
One of the last great games for this current console generation released their multiplayer trailer. No, I’m not talking about Call of Duty: Ghosts, although they did have a nice reveal yesterday. I’m talking about the online component for Grand Theft Auto V. GTA multiplayer is an interesting grab bag of games and ideas and it will continue in the next iteration but on a grander scale. The trailer throws a lot of information at you; but ultimately all you have to think about is all the on-the-fly shenanigans the game will allow you to have.
I am curious how persistent the world is.
Skydive past the jump to watch the trailer.
GTA V Keeps Getting Better
As if the upcoming GTA V didn’t already look downright amazing, the first official gameplay trailer shows just how amazing it actually will be. Check it out below as well as some of my thoughts.
First off, I’ve been curious how the three protagonists were going to be integrated into a single game. Would it be broken up into separate stories you jump in and out of at specific points in the game. Well, my answer is here. You can swap between characters at what appears to be any moment. It looks lie this will be performed using the d-pad. This looks very promising and can provide some interesting gameplay.
New activities to distract! Customizable cars, diving, sports, hunting, and planes!
A weapon wheel is a huge improvement to the old weapons system. I can only assume assets from Red Dead Redemption were used to integrate this into GTA. The hunting and bounties were probably also carried over.
Planning crimes looks very interesting. I really want to see how deep the decision-making actually is in these things. Adds a huge element of strategy in what used to be run-n-gun missions. I’m also curious how the rewards/investment system will work. Yeah, there’s the obvious clothes, tattoos, gear, and cars, but stocks and real estate? Will there be a chance for these investments to fail? It’d be a nice risk/reward scenario.
But after all of that, the tease of multiplayer (which has been big this year) looks absolutely amazing. Hopefully, free roam returns with all the improvements that can come from previous experiences.