Originally Posted by VonThronstahl
I hate how EASY the flight school was. I remember back San Andreas back in the day. Took me two weeks of trying to pass the flight school. In V I got gold on half of the classes first try. The game in general seems to be the easiest GTA because of the checkpoint system and quicksave feature. These are convenient because you don't have to steal a new jet every time you crash but it makes it a 4/10 difficulty.
I like the way it's set up now. Not because I need games to be easy but because in the earlier games (GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas and maybe even IV, I forget because I hated that game) when you failed a mission you lost too much stuff by dying or getting busted so instead you had to reload a save and waste time going all the way back to the mission again to start over. It was tedious as hell redoing everything all the time. They probably realized that people were getting stuck on missions and giving up even trying to continue. It happened to me in all of them. The only one of those I finished was Vice City and that was because I used cheat codes and I actually liked the story. I really wish they'd go back to the eighties again.