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Thursday, August 26, 2004
Recent Previews Rundown
Posted by DigitalD at 15:58. Site: GTA San Andreas. Category: General

A few new previews have surfaced as of late, here's a quick run-down.

Official Playstation 2 Magazine Netherlands/Belgium has put a San Andreas preview in their latest issue. The highlights..

  • Farm animals such as pigs and cows can be seen in the countryside. (Can you say Carmageddon?)
  • Countryside residents are far more relaxed, often drunk or even half-naked.
  • You can do tricks with the quad bikes too, like wheelies etc.
  • Rockstar has implemented a new 'filter' to reflect heat and smog in the city of Los Santos.
  • Another filter, set up for the countryside, gives a much brighter and healther feel.

Related Links: GTA-SanAndreas.

playPlaystation Australia doesn't seem to have been shown the newest build, with San Fierro intact, however they do shed some light into some of the technology we'll be seeing.

  • Different weather models for cities. Los Santos has a "bright, gritty feel" with occasional bursts of rain. San Fierro is "foggy". Las Venturas has "clear air and harsh lights," and finally the countryside has a "warmer, more natural vibe to it."
  • Particle effects allow for "plumes of exhaust smoke," "tyres kicking up dirt," and smoke from skidding wheels. Also expect sparks flying from bulletshots and all sorts of wind effects.
  • Riding the ATV in the countryside will allow you to shift your weight in different directions with the use of the right stick.

Related Links: GTACentral, GTAForums topic.

TotalVideoGames did a short preview of the new Grand Theft Auto, while there was nothing notably impressive, here are a few quotes.

  • Yes we know itís a county that encompasses three cities, but until youíve seen the map we honestly donít think itís possible to comprehend just how big the state of San Andreas is until youíve seen it.
  • Stood outside of the Pizza shop youíll notice customers drive up, park (and sometimes crash), enter the Pizza place, order some food, eat it and get on with the rest of their duties.
  • Players now have direct control over the camera with the right thumbstick (an absolute godsend), whilst youíre given the choice of manual targeting or a thankfully much improved auto-targeting option. Players can use the shoulder buttons to lock-on and select various parts of the opponentís body, whilst also now having the crucial ability to strafe.

Related Links: TotalVideoGames.com, GTAForums topic.

A similar preview was posted at Kiziko.com, it would seem that they saw just as much as TotalVideoGames.

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