Rockstar’s hugely popular open world action adventure game series, Grand Theft Auto, saw the release of its latest addition on September 17, 2013. Grand Theft Auto V saw phenomenal sales and has become one of the best-selling games in the series. It made several changes to the usual format of the series, to keep things fresh, and one such change had to do with the characters.
For the first time in the series, there are three playable protagonists in GTA V, each of whom has his own part in the story to play. After you reach a certain point in the game, you can freely switch between the three when you aren’t playing a mission. Switching can also be very useful to you during certain missions, when you must change characters to complete specific objectives. When you switch characters, the camera zooms out and then zooms in on the selected character. Each of the three lives his own life while you’re controlling one of the others, so you can see what they’ve been up to in their personal lives when you switch between them.
The three protagonists are Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton, and Trevor Phillips. Michael was once a bank robber, but he made a deal with the FIB and got out of the business. When the game begins, he lives in a Los Santos mansion with his family, but money troubles lead him to return to his life of crime. Franklin works for a car dealership as a repo man, but he dreams of making more money. During GTA V, he meets Michael, and they become partners in a criminal venture to rob the city’s businesses. Trevor was Michael’s original partner in his bank-robbing days. At the time of the game, he deals drugs and weapons in Los Santos. He joins Michael and Franklin in their mission.
All three of these characters have major flaws-alongside their obvious criminal tendencies. Michael is selfish and egotistical, Franklin is ambitious and has an idealistic view of the criminal life, and Trevor is violent to the point of being psychopathic. Of the three, Franklin is the calmest and most moral, while Trevor is on the opposite end of the spectrum. Critics’ reactions to these three was mixed, as some found them very unique and interesting, while other critics found them too unsympathetic to be empathized with.
Of course, since this is a GTA game, there are a lot of cheat codes, and some of those cheats can alter the characters to a degree. Most give you basic effects. You can increase your running and swimming speeds, give yourself a super jump, raise or lower your wanted level, and so on. For added humor, though, you should try out the cheat code that makes your character act as if he’s drunk. As with any GTA V cheats, all you need to do is get the combination of buttons and directional commands, and enter it straight from your game. As long as you enter it correctly, the desired effect should occur immediately-although you won’t be able to use cheats while you’re on missions.