For the last time : GTA IV. how much do you love it ??
It's my favourite of the GTA series in a way, I love the characters, especially Niko who remains one of my favourite video game characters ever, the scenario they're put in and just the game in general. Unlike a lot of people I didn't miss the "crazy" nature of previous titles and welcomed the more serious tone of the game. I happened to really enjoy both episodes as well. Man... I hope we'll get a GTA V announcement next year.
An 11 easily.
It tried to be very real, and at the same time tell a story that's not.
The crappy checkpoint system made me never finish it (that, and my flatmate that broke it...), but I can appreciate it for what it is, a great piece of work.
I never understood the amount out hate people had for this game. I loved the hell out of it. Probably one of my favorite games ever.
i get why the story might not resonate with some people, but that's the nature of fiction. If you don't have a certain perspective, it's not going to mean much to you. I was genuinely emotional about how the game played out. They could have cut out a couple chunks in the middle of the game, but the first 1/3 and last 1/3 were absolutely forceful. It was a story about redemption where nothing went right. It was oppressive, but well told.
Then again, maybe I do understand why people hated it. Shit started out bad for Niko, and it only got worse.
As for the actual gunplay, it was passable. It didn't really need more. It would have been nice, but it was good enough to get you through the story, which was the real gem of the game. Nothing was broken about the game, so it worked for me.
" 4 The general movement felt stilted, shooting kinda sucked, and it was a whole world full of "You can do all this shit, but why would you want to?" It wasnt for me "All of this. I didn't enjoy it at all, still gave it about 10 hours of gameplay cause I did want to get into it but it truly disappointed me. Vice City/San Andreas were immensely more fun imo.
I gave it a 9, but when i think about it its an 8. I begin to think its overrated, but once I go back and play I'm astounded by the atmosphere in GTA IV. Probably the best atmosphere in all of videogames. The gameplay was fine, it wasn't amazing, but it wasn't bad either.
I give it a well deserved 10. It fixed all my gripes with the previous games (Shitty combat, etc.) and added a more serious tone, which I vastly prefer over the silly chainsaw killing, area 51 raiding ridiculousness off the previous games. To sum it up.
GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas = Quantity
GTA IV = Quality.
it was decent at first but then it soured. i hated every character from niko to fatass cousin to jamaican who has to use ebonics in txt messages to remind you that he's jamaican and so on and so forth. the missions were dull. there was a lot of stuff to do and no reason to do it - why go play darts with irritating video game characters when i can do it in real life with my friends? why watch video game tv shows made by rockstar writers who think they're funny (the same guys who think naming a team '69ers' is hilarious) when i can watch tv shows that are actually good and written by more qualified people?
in the end it turned out to be fun to be an asshole - punch someone, run away, then let them punch you in front of a cop. when they're getting arrested, interrupt the animation, and watch them get chased and gunned down. shove people around - and off bridges. bludgeon people with their own cappucino cups. but actually playing through the game? eh, no thanks.
"It was an 8 for me, very good not great. On first impressions it was an 11 though, it just wore thin. "
my thoughts exactly.
The hype & excitment surrounding the game's release had me believing it was the greatest game of all time.
But since the honeymoon period has long since passed, I realize the game was merely "very good".
I had lots of fun with it, but it's not even the best open-world game out there. I enjoyed Saints Row 2, and Just Cause 2 more.
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