Your character, Luis Lopez.
Ballad starts with you caught in the bank robbery from GTA4.
Early cameo by Niko Bellic.
Johnny Klebitz from Lost and Damned rides by.
"Gay" Tony Prince; business partner and mentor.
Like all GTA characters, you're having financial troubles.
Ballad adds new nightclubs to Liberty City.
You can dance if you want to. You can leave your cares behind.
Dancing well leads to a choreographed dance.
You can get in a champagne drinking contest.
Of course, downing an entire bottle has its side effects.
The anime parody "Princess Robot Bubblegum" is a new show.
You can help your friends in optional "Drug Wars" missions.
Wouldn't be GTA if you weren't getting shot at.
A driving range has been added as a new activity.
Tony's second club, where the men are queens and the drinks are free!
Tony and Luis are getting bad press from a local blogger.
You can enter underground cage fights for extra cash.
Trouble at the club.
The RAGE engine's maximum ceiling has been raised quite a bit.
A new military chopper makes short work of this yacht.
Yusuf is one of your contacts and mission providers.
Yusuf desperately wants to be a "gansta"
Some rooftops have been expanded to go along with the increased ceiling.
New automatic shotgun with exploding shells. I like!
The extra height allows for base jumping and parachuting.
The tank finally returns to GTA.
You can play "club management" side missions.
Unruly guests get a seat on the curb.
Brucie has a brother... and he actually manages to be even more annoying.
Sticky bombs allow you to set and trigger some nasty traps.
Laying down some fire with a new machine gun.