The Cousins Bellic
|The Cousins Bellic|
|Location||East Hook, Hove Beach|
|Unlocks||It's Your Call|
The Cousins Bellic is the opening sequence and first mission of GTA IV.
The scene begins with the sounds of sado-masochism in a room aboard the Platypus. Niko Bellic, the player character, begins knocking on the door, attempting to call "Dave" out of the room. Another person calls to Niko, telling him to forget about Dave, and that they need to prepare for the docking. As Niko and the unnamed man discuss the "Land of Opportunity," the vessel is shown nearing the Statue of Happiness. Niko tells of his cousin Roman's successes: sports cars, condos, parties, women, etc., while a person is shown inspecting a diamond, and then mixing it into a mixture in a mixing bowl. The Platypus docks, and Niko and the other crew members depart the ship, and many are greeted by friends and family, until the only one left is Niko.
When Roman finally arrives, he's actually driving a taxi. Niko asks about it and Roman mumbles that his other car's in the shop. He's too plastered to drive himself, so he gets in the passenger seat and asks Niko to drive them to his apartment.
The drive begins near the docks in East Hook. The on-screen instructions explain driving basics and how to use the radar map. The GPS system plots a course highlighted by a yellow line on your radar. Just follow the yellow line to Roman's apartment in Hove Beach.
The closing scene showcases the squalor in which Roman lives. Niko confronts him with his lies, and Roman insists that luxury and money are coming. He rushes off to get his taxi back to the taxi firm that he owns, and tells Niko to meet him there. As he leaves, he gets what appears to be a nasty call from someone he calls "Vlad."