Love the intro
I remember in GTASA after you modified the daytime and night lighting through a simple file modification, the game actually had a stealth aspect to it.
You could stand in a slightly darker area, and the hud would should you as hidden. It didn't end the police chase, but it made sure you weren't hunted down like a dog if I remember correctly.
But a bush actually functioning as a piece of debris that you can hide behind is fucking cool.