The Government Gimps

Grand Theft Auto V • PlayStation 3

At around 4am this morning, my newborn son woke up wanting a feed. Despite my best intentions, I am a fairly average husband, and I end up sleeping through his crying fifty percent of the time. Yet in the wee hours of the morning, I was already planning how I would be spending the pre-commute minutes – The FIB Raid (Heist) in Grand Theft Auto V.

If you read my post from yesterday, you will see the struggle I had in finishing the heist, and then accidentally killing my colleagues in a car in a small body of water north of Los Santos. Today had no such dramas, and it was a run-and-shoot kind of deal.

Interestingly, I decided to do parts of this heist on-the-cheap, splurging only for Paige the Hacker, who I had grown a sentimental attachment to since the first robbery. The driver and gunman were both below average, so I wanted to see how it would play out. For the most part, it seemed to be dialogue-driven differences until I got to the bottom of the building and was forced to tackle two SUVs worth of N.O.O.S.E. Agents. He also arrived in a fairly old van as well, which made escaping the cops a touch more difficult, though I don’t know if my frugality prompted the van, or it’s just part of the deal.

Grand Theft Auto V is an amazing game. If you’ve played it, you’ll know what I mean. If you haven’t, then you’ve probably heard the rest of the world raving about how good it is. I still feel like there is plenty of story to come, and I’ve barely touched the ‘Strangers and Friends’ side missions, so I’m looking forward to many more hours of fun in the great state of San Andreas.

As an aside, you may have noticed that I have changed the blog’s title from A Trophy a Day to An Achievement a Day. While the bulk of my gaming is, without a doubt, on Sony platforms, the universally accepted gaming concept of an ‘Achievement’ seems to better represent the gaming spectrum. The ATrophyADay.com domain will continue to work for the next twelve months (at least, that’s how long it’s paid for!) so you shouldn’t need to update bookmarks just yet, but watch this space!

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