One of the new features coming with the new “Next Gen” iteration will be regular updates known as “Episodes”. These will be a compilation of new features both in the story and in the way the game is played. This is the first Episode, called Episode Zero: Welcome to Freedom Square. It’s going to be a general introduction to the game, where all of our characters will begin to be developed, we will meet the big names of Liberty City and become acquainted with the factions, some of the new features will develop and be tweaked towards perfection, and where we will all blow off the dust from our fingers and get role-playing again. So, without further adieu, I present to you our prologue, Episode Zero!
There are many new features or twists on some age-old ones that will come along with Episode Zero, and this is precisely where I intend to detail all of them. I will start first with the general feel of the story and the ways some big features will be added or altered, then I’ll go into some specifics, then I’ll wrap everything up in a nice conclusion.
Liberty City, a three-decade old metropolitan area, was formed by a cabal of politicians, government officials, bankers, and other notables brought together shortly after the Fall of the States who were unified in a single purpose: craft a haven in the wastes of America.
As the Cold War heated up, missiles launched and alliances instantly dissolved. Faced with nuclear destruction, many Red States broke away from the Soviet Union and dealt with violent retribution. In a desperate bid to buy leverage against the States, the Soviet Union formed a shaky alliance with the Red China nation built out of pure necessity. The democratic super-states in the West began to solidify their unions as new problems presented themselves, until the United Nations begin a new epoch and were christened as the “Union for the ... [more]