This is also shown in the game because the player is handsomely rewarded for breaking the law. Between robbing banks, selling drugs or simply mugging innocent people, the player can amass a hefty fortune, enabling them to buy fancy race cars and deluxe apartments. There is also a humorous element to the game, which encourages the player to think that breaking laws, often violently, is funny. For example, one of the radio ads within the game encourages players to, “vote YES to Proposition 208 and legalize medical cocaine.” Violent humor is seen when characters in the game do things like gun people down from a lawn mower or mock people whom they are beating up.
The game additionally allows one to do so much more than commit crime. Players can throw darts, take yoga classes, go sailing, go for a swim, ride roller coasters, invest in the stock market, and even watch TV. The fact that there are so many “normal” activities in the game promotes the idea that normal people can lead criminal lives, often with no negative repercussions. For example, even if one does get killed during a crime spree, the player re-spawns outside a hospital, still retaining all of their possessions. The combination of humorous violence and rewards for felonious acts throughout this game idealizes the life of a criminal and pushes the often younger demographic of players to think that a crime not only makes one cool, but also rich.
Below is the link to the game's trailer video released on youtube.com. This trailer includes a swear and some scenes with violence, so please watch with discretion. This video is important to include because it shows the general attitude towards crime within the game. The music in the background combined with the montage of explosions and firefights is exciting and enticing, drawing players into the world of crime and fast-paced living.
PLEASE VIEW WITH DISCRETION