By far the strangest thing that's happened to me in the game so far involved a random puff on a spliff. Franklin can sit in his house in the game and watch TV and smoke bowls all afternoon if that's what you want to do, and the game certainly changes the edges of perception if you choose to get stoned or get drunk. But when Michael stops to talk to a guy who is trying to get signatures for a petition to make marijuana totally legal in California, the guy offers him a joint. Michael tries one puff, and he ends up in a strange slow-motion nightmare gun battle with aliens that shoot electricity out of their heads. It's such a strange and unexpected left turn that I died the first time because I was laughing. The idea that Franklin can handle his drugs and Michael can't and you can find that out during actual gameplay is just one of the thousands of small ways Rockstar Games goes above and beyond to make you feel like you are living this story yourself.
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