8. Buy properties and earn from them
There are many properties you can buy in GTA V. You can pick up a car crushing business that earns money each time a car is crushed in Los Santos, buy an aeroplane hangar and score cash each time you bring in deal, or buy a dream house for mega bucks and rent it out. You might instead decide to invest in a marijuana shop, a brothel and much more. These properties are cool to have on your property portfolio but can also generate much needed capital with most properties giving you a weekly return.
9. Smoke dope, get high and kill aliens
GTA V is full of great side missions. One of our favourite ones so far is meeting up with a guy who is petitioning for the legalisation of weed. He invites you to smoke a joint with him which makes you hallucinate. Michael sees aliens all around him and you’re tasked with shooting them before they melt your brain. If you do well, you get a boost in your shooting skills. There are many missions that help boost certain attributes, including the excellent triathalon races to help increase stamina.
10. Character switching is awesome
Once you’ve been introduced to all three characters you can switch in-between them outside of missions. The camera pulls out above the head of your characters and then pans across the city toward your chosen character. It hovers above the city for a few sections before zooming down and into the new character’s body. It feels like the new character really has been just getting on with his own life while you haven’t been in control because when you activate him again he’s always in the middle of something.
There’s also instances in the game where you need to help each other out and are forced to switch. One example is when Michael holds someone hostage around the neck but is surrounded by gun-men. Switching to Trevor with his sniper rifle allows you to take them out.
There are also times you can switch between them just to get a different viewpoint on a current mission, or partake in a different task. In a helicopter scene, for example, you can use Trevor to fly, or Michael to shoot out of the window. The transition is seamless.
Stay tuned for PSU’s GTA V review.