Sep 23 2013
Most of us play Grand Theft Auto to cause as much havoc as we can. Paint the town red with a huge tank, gun down as many gang bangers, and run over innocent pedestrians as much as you want. Sometimes that’s all we do in the game. The title of the franchise speaks for itself. As much as I spend a huge chunk of the game being a psychopath with a penchant for destruction, sometimes I can also be a law-abiding citizen.
In a game where violence is encouraged, it gets tiring to do the same thing all over again. Regardless if you are killing someone or blowing cars up, repetition is pretty much buzzkill.
So sometimes it’s actually fun to follow the rules for a change.
1. Drive Safe
At one point, we’ve all had that moment when we’ve decided to try and obey the traffic laws. Let’s follow the traffic lights and try to drive like how we normally do in real life. I’m assuming you don’t trash your car every minute and murder a random pedestrian due to your reckless driving. Traffic? You could just ram through it, but why be a misfit? Let’s just blend in and wait during traffic. You don’t always You’ve also tried not jaywalk and absolutely tried your best to find a pedestrian lane.
until you break your streak and finally hit one pedestrian. Oh, what the hell! You are back to your old ways…
2. Pay for a prostitute and NOT kill her to get your money back
I thought I was the only one who killed prostitutes to get my money back. I went on the internet and realized that a lot of people had the same idea because they were as cheap as me. I was always intrigued by this and how a lot players did this without realizing that’s what others did. In fact, this happens often in open-world games but that’s for another article.
Anyway, there are moments when I feel a shred of humanity while playing Grand Theft Auto. Prostitutes are hard working women! They have to feed three children and support an alcoholic husband. Let’s give them our money for a change instead of resorting to murder. She needs it to get out of that trailer park and have a better life for her family! Give back to your community by properly compensating working girls.
3. Make an honest living
The GTA games have a lot of criminal activities to give you loads of dough, but sometimes we just need something we can relate to. People say video games are a form of escapism, but it’s interesting how people mimic real life by doing honest work for example. There are times when I spend hours doing the taxi, vigilante, and ambulance side missions to earn extra cash.
Bank robberies, home invasions, and drug deals? Please, that’s so overrated. Taxi driving is the way brother.
4. Turn yourself in
During your ‘I’ll be good’ phase, you might be inclined to turn yourself in every time you earn a star. You would gladly walk towards the cops and get yourself busted even if it was just for one star. You’re a good guy like that or you might just be interested in sneaking inside the police station to get that dildo.
Either way you didn’t kill a cop! That’s one less from the hundreds you’ve killed. At least that’s something.
5. Buy stuff instead of stealing
Maybe you’re just rich because you use cheats or you really want GTA to be realistic. It’s hard to quit stealing cars especially since we crash our vehicles every so often. However, at one point we decide to completely go legit by spending our hard earned money from taxi driving on cars. We never actually use them on missions because we totally know that the cars we use can disappear for no reason during cutscenes. Those legit vehicles are probably only good for driving your dates or travelling to and from safe houses.
Like attempting to drive safe, you will eventually revert back to your old ways once your legit car explodes in front of your eyes. Yes, the hours or days you spent driving a cab was for nothing.
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