GTA anticipation got too much for me over the past weekend and I dug out my PS2 along with my copy of San Andreas.
I'd lost my save file so was just minding my own in lower Los Santos when I heard what sounded like a dangerously low flying aircraft. I turned around just in time to see what looked like a small stunt plan come smashing to the ground and burst into flames. Luckily I was unhurt but many people died in the fiery blaze and resulting explosion. I stood and gawped as the fire raged on, before hearing an approaching siren, I could see a fire truck going absolutely mental in it's desparation to get to the emergency. Cars were smashed out of the way, lampposts were knocked over and it eventually screeched to a halt in front of the flaming wreck, but not before splattering a few innocent pedestrians against its front bumper. These dead pedestrians on the pavement of course attracted the attention of an ambulance which soon came hurtling down the road, it's philosophy similar to that of the fire engine, sacrifices clearly had to be made in order to reach its target as quickly as possible. Many more pedestrian deaths ensued. And I was just standing there, watching this carnage unfold.
Now give me that in HD at a constant 30fps and Rockstar need do no more. (Yes, I know planes aren't in GTA4, a helicopter will suffice!)