Minus the rampant crime, Los Santos County is surprisingly pleasant
A new time lapse video by YouTube's The Despicable Channel highlights some of the many things to do and see in Los Santos County, the fictional setting for Grand Theft Auto V's many illegal antics. However, if you take away the obscenely high crime rate, frequent murders, and the fact that you could be mowed down by an out-of-control driver even when you're walking on the beach, there are worse places to live, and certainly lots of leisure to be found.
The video was put together in a single day, underscoring the remarkable level of detail Rockstar Games put into its latest creation. Yes, it's only available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 currently, both of which are dated hardware, but it's not just the graphics that are impressive, but the dynamic world the developer created.
If you play close attention, you'll notice that cars don't always stop at the same spot at a stoplight, as PetaPixel points out. It's subtle touches like that, along with the sun reflecting off of buildings and changes in position, that makes Los Santos so immersive.