GTA 5 gameplay video: 8 features that will see the Los Santos caper crowned sandbox king

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The weapon wheel

As the surprisingly non Rockstar-sounding voice-over (that’s totally the icy cold narrator from Hitman: Absolution, yeah?) informs us, a great deal of work has gone into improving the series mechanics; something that’s obvious during the¬†GTA 5¬†gameplay trailer. You only have to watch Franklin going postal at some sort of mill out in Blaine County to see how drastically the shooting has evolved since Niko’s slightly sticky cover blasting. Firefights now rock the fluid grace of Max Payne 3, and the far more seamless action is helped by a weapon-wheel that slows down time as you switch guns to ensure you’re always in control and never overtly pulled out of the action.