After the first mission, I left the storyline for some exploration.
Jumped in a helicopter, started finding all my old weapons, armor,
and health spawn points. All the external ones are still there.
Which leads to another interesting point, I kind of like
how Johhny's story runs parallel to Niko's.
Have already seen Niko and others from GTA:IV in the game,
and some of those missions they shared were pretty heavy duty.
Won't mention any, but will say that one interior where I used
to get M4 spawns is now closed, or at least at my level of 18% completion,
is closed.....the building may be available later depending on if
Johnny particpates in a mission that Niko had there.
Unlike some friends I have, I actually like the grainy film effect,
and of course the extra death metal songs on LCHC.
Noticed *very* early on that Johnny is heavier than Niko,
and really grunts more climbing rocks, jumping fences, etc.
Riding in tandem with the group is kind of cool, with the Lost Icon.
The Lost club house is thankfully near the park where Derrick's
missions were, cop cars and armor spawn is very close to there.
Also the Lost club house has a "Warriors" feel to it that I am trying
to not feel, as I hated the Warriors but LOVE all the GTA games.
LOVE the hi-lo card games, and still love playing pool.
The arm wrestling appears to be hard on the controller
but I've manages to win every time any ways.
L0L - I absolutely SUCK at air hockey, I couldn't beat a grandma....yet.
Lots of new things to notice guys - even though many are very subtle....