Free Roaming killed IV's multiplayer in my opinion. Well, technically not killed it but it kinda ruined it in my opinion. IV had so many great game modes to play like Cops n' Crooks and Mafiya but in the end most flocked to free roam and left all these fun modes vacant save for the Race modes. Yeah, you'd get a session here and there but it was almost always the same group and there would never be more than one group doing a game at a time so if you weren't in that one you were out of luck until someone left.
However, go to free roam and you'd constantly see a packed game with people doing the same mind numbing things over and over again. To me free mode was entertaining the first few days I got IV and was testing the waters of multiplayer but that was it afterwards. To this day it's just the same crap - people randomly shooting each other with their little pistol wars, random car skirmishes, and 8 year old brats trying to talk smack. Boring. Yet somehow that mode alone is still active and people still insist playing it over the other great modes in the game ugh.
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I like a good balance between game modes and free roam. If they implement free roam Heists or something (like Gang Hideouts) and other minigames to play right from the free roam session, I'll be hooked. I never did get to whoop some ass in horseshoes..
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