Got around to some GTA IV: The Lost and Damned multiplayer this weekend. Major Nelson and I ran around testing out the various new modes until we settled on our favorite, Chopper vs. Chopper, wherein one person on a motorcycle races from checkpoint to checkpoint in the city while the other chases them in a fully armed helicopter. It may sound one-sided, but the helicopter has no reticle, limited bursts of fire and is anything but easy to control, handling more like a boat full of square-dancing linebackers than a precision-tuned machine of death.
Eventually, you find a groove with the helicopter and that's when it gets really fun. Every time Major found himself on a bridge I would try fly ahead and line him up to be torn up by the guns, or as he called it, "Going all True Lies on me." The backup strategy is perhaps equally as effective, tilting the chopper's blades in an effort to slice and dice the biker. High risk, for sure, but there can be no greater reward than to send Major Nelson flying into oblivion.
Chopper vs. chopper is pretty sweet. It's funny how the helicopter in that mode is virtually indestructible. Unless you sink it or somehow blow yourself up with your own exploding bullets, the helicopter just keeps on flying.
I like how you can set your multiplayer preferences on the phone in TLAD. You can set your autoaim, police, and friendly fire preferences and then when you go to play multiplayer it will go to only the games you want.
You can do that in TBoGT and in the original. I don't like it because when your in a lobby and your the leader you can't change those settings.