So, I’ve been re-playing GTA: San Andreas for a while now, and got all the way through the San Fiero mission strands, but decided to take a break when it came time to do the three Zero missions. I think it was probably the memory of spending many frustrating hours on those missions the first time I played the game that filled me with dread.

Nevertheless, I am pleased to announce that last night, in less than an hour’s playing time I completed both remote-control plane missions (shooting them down with the minigun from the roof, and flying one to take out delivery people), only needing roughly two or three attempts each. I think the wide-screen television helped a whole lot with both of them. I seemed to get much better aim and sight of the planes when I sat up on the coffee table right up close to the screen. It was definitely a better experience than the hours that I recall spending attempting to beat those particular two missions the last time I played them (as anyone who has played through the game can attest to). Anyway, it’s on to Las Venturas!

  1. #1 by MRhé on April 5, 2007 - 11:12 am

    Just your talking about playing makes me want to play this again.

  2. #2 by amanda on April 5, 2007 - 11:34 am

    it was prolly easier this time because you were drunk. i am much better at video games when i have a glass of wine or six in the old belly.

  3. #3 by ck on April 5, 2007 - 5:24 pm

    Wow. For the delivery-vehicle-killing mission, I had to park the plane and switch over to the TiVo while the vans drove around. Checking back every commercial break worked out, but I couldn’t do it without running out of fuel otherwise.

  4. #4 by Foonyor on April 6, 2007 - 1:25 pm

    Yeah, I remember agonizing over that delivery vehicle mission. In fact, I can vividly picture the neighborhood where you take off right now. I think Mike and I tried it about a thousand times before he got it by the skin of his teeth (plane was running on fumes).

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