Exploring the Gotchas When Moving from GTA 5 to GTA San Andreas Definitive Edition
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has made a comeback with the definitive edition re-release. In this video, we explore some of the factors to keep in mind when transitioning from GTA 5 or GTA Online to San Andreas.
Introduction to the Gotchas
GTA San Andreas marked a significant milestone back in the days and is now back with innovative features, graphics and mechanics. If you are new to the game, it is essential to familiarize yourself with some of the factors that may hinder your gaming experience. To get started, let’s first explore the meaning of gotchas. Gotchas refer to the hidden surprises, hard to spot obstacles, and tricks in a game.
The first gotcha we came across was the issue of weapons. If you get busted or wasted in the game, you will lose all your cash and weapons. Although you can recover some of your cash, it is best to avoid getting busted or wasted in early stages of the game. It is also important to note that the ammo is not persistent, and you cannot interchange ammo between guns. If you swap weapons and switch back, your ammo count will reset to the initial count. However, a significant plus to keep in mind is that you can go for the most powerful weapons right out of the gate without any ranks, levels or mission milestones hindering your access.
Another key difference between the newer versions of the game and San Andreas is the game’s cover system. While in GTA 5, you can lock in behind walls; in San Andreas, you can only crouch. This system may not be ideal for cover, but it eliminates the likelihood of accidentally breaking cover and getting into a line of fire.
Saving in San Andreas is also different compared to the newer versions of the game. The game only allows you to save at the end of a mission; hence, you have to take intentional measures to save your progress. You can manually save the game, especially after conquering a gang territory or visiting a dealer to make some cash. Always be on the lookout for save points as these checkpoints are scarce in San Andreas compared to GTA 5 and GTA Online.
Finally, although San Andreas has gotchas, it is still an exciting game to play. Its innovative mechanics, distinct graphics and features will keep gamers glued to their screens for hours on end. If you are considering transitioning from GTA 5 or GTA Online to San Andreas, it is essential to bear in mind the gotchas we have highlighted above. This will ensure the transition is smooth and enjoyable.