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GamePro Australia San Andreas Preview

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 02:19 PM MDT | By rappo
Although GamePro Australia contains no new screenshots, it does have a bit of information in its 8-page San Andreas preview that is pretty interesting. Here are some of the more interesting points in the article
  • Dialouge Boxes: When communicating with NPCs, players will be given simple answer options for posed questions.

  • Climbing: Your character now has the ability to jump, gra-on and climb over almost any "reachable" object in the game. This includes crates and backyard fences with animations reminiscent of the foot component of Tony Hawk Underground.

  • Altitude: Gamers expecting the flat terrain of Vice City will be shocked by the extreme variety in altitude through SA. Not only is there a mountain, but the countryside drifts between highs and lows like a drawn out rollercoaster. Even in the cities there are some sharp slopes, which is great for jumps.

  • Vehicle Jacking: Almost everything in the game can be jacked. In our demo we saw; pushbikes, motorbikes, quad-bikes, dirt-bikes, Harley's, Monster Trucks, 4WDs, convertibles, lowriders, dinghys, tractors, combine harvesters, speedboats, helicopters, light-planes, trams and there were some tasty hints regarding trains and possibly even skateboards. The animations and AI reactions were quite varied too.


  • Source: FiShMaStEr @ GTAForums.com
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    edgeid Member

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    Cool!
    09-12-2004 02:25 PM
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    Cool...One thing i hope this sequel has improvements on the car body physics. I remember when i used to play vice city, one little bump would cause massive dents on the car! That was really frustrating, especially if u've just been to a respray shop!
    09-12-2004 02:31 PM
    da_ghostface
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    this is old news
    09-12-2004 02:36 PM
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    edgeid Member

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    This IS new news........
    09-12-2004 02:37 PM
    da_ghostface
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    no i heard it last week
    09-12-2004 02:43 PM
    Bfett21
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    just because you heard it, others may have not. don't be selfish.
    09-12-2004 02:49 PM
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    heheh skate boards its gonna be funny when poilice cars or like tanks even plow you over when you have like 6 stars lol
    09-12-2004 02:54 PM
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    What demo are you talking about Rappo?.And #7 it says "possibly" skateboards but yeah it would be cool to have skateboards.
    09-12-2004 03:03 PM
    rappo
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    thats a quote from the magazine... they get to view demos

    and to da_ghostface.. i know its a bit old. but, we dont put up news anymore if there arent any scans (due to idiots who think its funny to make up stuff). and, the scans were just recently released, so there you have it.
    09-12-2004 03:10 PM
    mbw006
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    well even if it just so doesnt show up that would be funny lol
    09-12-2004 03:16 PM
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    Although Skateboards would be cool. Would you be able to do tricks on them, then would you get points or money for it. It all seems like a little too much.
    09-12-2004 03:20 PM
    mbw006
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    you can prolly like grind and like olly on cars and stuff lol.......o gangstaness get a katana and swing the sword while on the skate board and chop off peoples heads lol
    09-12-2004 03:29 PM
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    yeah it does unless the keep it simple on skating. like only 3 tricks and not go like a million feet high like in tony hawk
    09-12-2004 03:31 PM
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    yea tony hawk games r wicked fake most people can only do kickflips and pop shove its not japans n maddona's
    09-12-2004 03:35 PM
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    all the people that have made this site n got a demo or whatever from rockstar should take pictures of ursekves playin or video tape u playin it
    09-12-2004 03:37 PM
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    so we can see the game play
    09-12-2004 03:39 PM
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    I just read all 8 pages of the article and i think i have cummed in my pants.
    09-12-2004 03:50 PM
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    Thanks for confirming all the (old) news with scans finally!

    Offtopic: Some mode should take a look at the new egm scans and summarize some of the information we haven't heard about yet! (ie: Cesar Vialpando is a former member of the Varrios Los Aztecas)
    09-12-2004 03:53 PM
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    WATH is an npc??
    09-12-2004 04:01 PM
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    This new news rocks. Thanks GTA gaming.com. But when are you guys going to get some info on the military units in the game?
    09-12-2004 04:03 PM
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    (don't get me wrong, I love the new improvements) But GTA is like a sim now, with bits of RPG. I like these new improvements, can't wait to get CJ to look like Fat Joe.
    09-12-2004 04:31 PM
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    NPC = a Non playable character, like a pedestrian or someone you take missions or someone who accompanies you on a mission...
    09-12-2004 04:36 PM
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    #15, none of the people that made this site have a demo of the game. This is just stuff from magazines.
    09-12-2004 05:06 PM
    rappo
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    #15... WE DON'T HAVE A DEMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE MAGAZINE COMPANY VIEWED A DEMONSTRATION GIVEN TO THEM BY ROCKSTAR... sorry but i just want people to understand

    and #18... we get the news when it comes. its not like we can just stop by at the rockstar studios and pick up info. hold your horses.
    09-12-2004 05:10 PM
    rappo
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    thank you #23 :P
    09-12-2004 05:11 PM
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    I'm #23, rappo. I do what I can. ;)
    09-12-2004 06:02 PM
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    thanks for the new info!

    does anybody know wbout what #18 said
    09-12-2004 06:12 PM
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    realy cool
    09-12-2004 06:36 PM
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    WHAT SCANS!!!!!
    09-12-2004 08:05 PM
    laz-low187
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    #29, The scans are in the first post here: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=146479&st=0&

    Linked in the news post on this very page, look harder next time.
    09-12-2004 08:24 PM
    phreak
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    what's "gra-on"? is that supposed to be "grab on"?
    09-13-2004 05:00 AM
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    where are the articles, with ign and gamespot articles not being posted on here i am desperate for more info, i wanna read an article, when can we expect the articles that post this info to be available online???
    09-13-2004 08:29 AM
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    Sounds good to me. Very inventive and innovative ideas they're putting into this thing. It's funny how True Crime came out and were a tiny bit more advanced than GTA with the options, then Rockstar turns around and just blows them out of the water with San Andreas and the epic amount of (good) innovative options. I'm glad Rockstar doesn't put up with any bull pucky from that lame-ass True Crime.

    --memphis monroe
    09-13-2004 01:19 PM
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    UPDATE THE OFFICIALLY SITE, PLEASE R*!!!!

    P.s = memphis monroe, i am also glad rockstar dont take no sh_t!
    09-13-2004 01:49 PM
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    i wish there will be realistic crashes in the game, if you go full speed into a wall in vice city all that happens is a broken bumper and a dented hood. it makes no sense. R*, your doin a great job
    09-13-2004 04:01 PM
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    #34, hell yeah. Rockstar is the best video game company out there.

    --Memphis Monroe
    09-13-2004 05:15 PM
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    yeah, skateboarding is da shit/..
    09-14-2004 12:58 PM
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    the new information has explained the ability to climb over crates and jump do you do you think this will be similar to the tomb raider series
    09-14-2004 06:09 PM
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    #38 it cant be to far away from it, i can only imagine there being a few variations for that kind of thing so i would imagine so...

    When can we get full articles to read?!?!?!? Im desperate for them

    Bob
    09-15-2004 03:05 AM
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    um ...wow that was interesting..
    09-15-2004 12:03 PM
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    confussing but very interesting
    09-15-2004 12:04 PM
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    hey
    09-16-2004 02:34 PM
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    I think the dialouge boxes are pretty cool, it gets you more involved in game play and becoming the character. Making choices other than physical makes you feel more at one with CJ !
    STEELA
    09-16-2004 02:40 PM
     

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