15Was It Really That Small?
We'll start this off by saying nothing more than "that's what she said." It had to be done, not on to the work at hand.
When we were playing the game, it certainly didn't feel as though the map was that small, but looking at it from this aerial view there
is no doubt. We can see everything there is to see, and while the map is fairly compact, it sure didn't feel that way, which speaks to the skill of the creative minds at Rockstar who made this feel like a great adventure in a massive Miami-based city.
Interesting to note is the fact that GTA III had a comparably sized map, but was spread out over three areas rather than two. Of course, San Andreas offered three decent sized cities in which to operate, and brought us into the age of huge open-world maps we have come to expect.