As a budget gamer I'm not able to play every game, especially at release. I was able to pick up Saints Row 3 on a Steam sale a while back and I absolutely loved it. I played around 50 hours of it. Recently I saw a 360 copy of GTA4 for relatively cheap, so I picked it up. After playing it for probably 4-5 hours I find the controls painful. The driving seems too loose, the shooting is a little hard to get used to.
I was trying to figure out why I was having such a hard time with a game that was so universally loved. Then I realized I was trying to play it how I would play Saints Row. I'm not sure how much time I want to sink into a game that I'm not having a ton of fun in. The story is intriguing, but hasn't really been worth dealing with some of the janky mechanics.
Is it worth it for me to fight through my difficulties with the controls, or should I just give up on this one because there are a ton of other great games on my play list?
(I should probably note that I played SR:3rd with a controller on the PC)