Grand Theft Auto 5's three characters have unique powers and abilities

They may not have the same crazy superpowers of the Saints Row gang, but the GTA5's trio of heroes do have their own unique abilities.

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They may not have the same crazy superpowers of the Saints Row gang, but GTA5's trio of heroes do have their own unique abilities. Repo man Franklin, for example, is the best driver of the bunch, and can also slow down time while driving. Michael, on the other hand, can channel his inner Max Payne, and dodge bullets--in slow-mo, of course. Finally, Trevor has a "crazy rage mode" that allows him to brawl to his heart's content.

Like in the PS2-era San Andreas, characters will be able to improve their skills through use. However, it's not as "obnoxious" as in that game, IGN says. "Each character is judged based on a series of nine statistics--Stamina, Shooting, Strength, Stealth, Flying, Driving, Mechanic, Lung Capacity, and Special--and each statistic is built-up specifically by doing the action given. Drive around a lot, and you'll become a better driver. Swim the depths of the bodies of water around you, and you'll become a more adept swimmer."

That means, based on your style of play, you'll be able to make one one character leapfrog another in their ability. For example, while Michael may be the best shooter in the bunch, you can enhance both Franklin and Trevor's shooting ability "if you're dedicated enough," Polygon points out.

Grand Theft Auto 5 will be available on PS3 and Xbox 360 this September.

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    May 2, 2013 11:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Grand Theft Auto 5's three characters have unique powers and abilities.

    They may not have the same crazy superpowers of the Saints Row gang, but the GTA5's trio of heroes do have their own unique abilities.

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      May 2, 2013 11:02 AM

      Is there word of a PC release yet? I'm sure it will happen sooner or later, but launch at the same time as the consoles?

      Hopefully it will be better ported than GTA4.....

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        May 2, 2013 11:08 AM

        No :( I know most of us here have been bitching about no PC version(my self included), but you have to say it is pretty stupid they have mentioned a PC version. I wonder what goes through their mind? I mean shit RDR should of already been ported tot eh PC by now, just look at the digital PC sales trends. You would have to be crazy not to want to cash into that market and take good care of it apposed to neglecting it.

        Was MP3 sales on the PC bad?

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          May 2, 2013 12:01 PM

          valcan, dude. Calm down. Most of us aren't bitching about the lack of firm PC details because there's no point. Rockstar has already said PC and Wii U versions are under consideration but that's really more about the latter system. A PC version will come out. I would bet almost anything.

          RDR didn't come to PC for specific reasons, most of all being the team behind it wasn't Rockstar North. Max Payne 3 wasn't a complete flop, I don't think any Rockstar PC release since the original GTA days has been considered one.

          It will come out, crying about it in every thread isn't going to make details surface any faster. After the initial console versions come out, then we'll get some news. That's holiday season at best.

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            May 2, 2013 2:25 PM

            [sigh] I know your right but it is hard to bottle the rage when you want something badly on your platform of choice. I will return to my meditation and center my self and push away the rage.

            [Choice] 1 = Meditate or 2 = Continue to express rage

            Player] 1

            Action] [Player] Crosses legs and and begins to clear's his mind.

            Reward] [Player] Rage -10 [and] Int +10

            Cut Scene] A canvas that was once fully saturated with busy and violent images slowly dissolves like a ice figurine in a frying pan set to warm. [Player] continues to meditate.

            [Player] >|

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            May 3, 2013 12:52 AM

            The first GTA was considered a flop on PC?

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      May 2, 2013 12:27 PM

      Bumping this thread as a test

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      May 2, 2013 6:36 PM

      Awesome video! I can't wait to buy an edition collection game. Michael looks like Mel Gibson. LOL. :)

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      May 3, 2013 12:37 AM

      Hell yes!! The RPG elements from SA are back. Sweeet!! :D

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      May 4, 2013 1:10 AM

      I'm really liking this idea, particularly the Franklin driving bit. However, I hope that the other two players can slow down time while driving if leveled up, because one of the most annoying things about GTA up until now for me has been car chases. For the longest time, I've been wanting a better way to shoot out the tires of vehicles that I'm chasing and/or chasing me, such as a slo-mo mode. The True Crime franchise and Sleeping Dogs have provided a "Bullet Time" mode for car chases since the PS2 era, and Saints Row 1 featured a cruise control mode that let you shoot and drive straight without having to worry about keeping your foot on the gas. I am incredibly pumped for GTA V, but I REALLY NEED the driving to be better than it was in GTA4, because in the end I just decided to take taxis whenever possible just so I could avoid the chore of actually driving in that game.

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