The GTA series has been, and is still the god of freeroaming games; it has changed the realm of gaming and put it to greater heights. I have been blown away by this game series, and I have thought about a GTA game that features my country, the Republic of the Philippines!
So, Pedro is the guy that rules this game of mine. He starts off as a beggar on the start of the game. The Philippines has a slew of beggars, mind you; they always flock on the streets, extending their palms to passersby.
One day, Pedro gets hold of a guy's fallen wallet; the guy chases him and the player has to control Pedro and run like hell away from the pursuing man [cue in this intense parcour game sequence]. But the chase was not to last; Pedro gets caught [a bit of a twist here] and the man reveals that he's a member of this gang. He threatens to kill Pedro but the latter offers his life in servitude to the man. So, basically, the man and Pedro are the characters highlighted in the story.]
So, the man takes Pedro to his boss and he gets a job as a delivery boy. The currency is in Philippine pesos, by the way. Other job classes will be unlocked through the course of the game and Pedro will rise from his battered state. Just like any other GTA game, Pedro can end up as rich as any multi-billionaire, at any time [so the player can ditch the ragged shorts and tank top that poor old Pedro is wearing at the start of the game.
There are a lot of mini-games in here; the traditional taxi driver missions will have more vehicle types to them like the 'habal-habal', where Pedro gets to transport people in a motorbike, for a price. Street vending missions are available as mini quests to increase income as well. Pedro can choose what he'll sell, from candies and cigarretes to pirated DVDs and smuggled goods; each vending ability upgrade will be more risky as cops will try to nab Pedro if the loot-for-sale becomes more and more illegal. Fishing missions where players will dive down the sea and catch giant tunas & sail fish, and then sell them are also present in this game.
Moonlighting as law-enforcers are also a plus here; Pedro [and co-op players] can now run around and bust movie pirates, be part of a squad that's trying to stem an insuing rally; or be secret service agents protecting the president, or even BE the president! There are tons of variety in this game. Pedro can play console games; it's funny: playing a game that plays a game...on the in-game HDTVs!
The multiplayer element in this game will support all players on a single server! Talk about crowd control capability! There's lots of downloadable and uploadable content here. The player can even ditch Pedro and customize his or her own character! It's more than a game; it's life within the game!
Then, when the game's over, the whole thing transforms into 'GTA: Online', where the game will feature the whole world as an adventure space! Then, just a few patches later, 'GTA: Universe' will be off! Earthling characters will mingle with other made-up characters such as aliens or robots in an intergalactic Grand Theft Auto Experience! Then, your console or PC will blow up due to a system overload....