To deal with my growing pile of shame, I decided to focus my efforts on one thing at a time. So for the last two weeks, I’ve been trying to put all my spare time into completing just one thing. To choose my single point of attention, I simply picked the first thing I came across, which was my Nintendo DS (the old & heavy one) with Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars in it.
In hindsight, that probably wasn’t the brightest choice to try out my new “time management system”. I’ve already sunk a considerable amount of time into the game and it currently tells me I’m at 25% complete. I’m not sure if this percentage just concerns the story campaigns or it’s everything that can be done in the game.
At first, it took my some practice to get the hang of the control system. I’m sure that probably explains why it didn’t sell as well as people hoped. You need to work at it for about an hour. Once you get the hang of it however, Chinatown Wars turns out to be a one of the better GTA games.
My goal is to finish the story, but I always get sidetracked by other missions, racing a go-kart, trafficing drugs, etc. They are just begging to try them and loose a few hours.
If you’re still not convinced you should buy this game, here’s another opinion:
One thing that will speed up your progress a little (and, personally, I don’t consider it cheating, but you might think different), is this perfect map. It is an indispensable tool so you don’t get lost too long searching for a health kit or a rampage.
Only one question remains: how do I throw grenades while driving without getting a third hand?
Currently, you can get it very cheap at Amazon: