Forbes - In the beginning of Grand Theft Auto 4, Niko Bellic was just trying to live a normal life. The first few missions were all about getting set up in America, maybe going on a date, and essentially laying low until everything blew up. It was boring as sin. Within a few minutes of booting up GTA 5 I had gone on a jet ski chase and chased down a hijacked yacht on the highway. One supposes that’s just the basic difference between New York and LA.