For the last time : GTA IV. how much do you love it ??

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#1 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

try to let go of the unexplainable hate and tell me FROM YOUR HEART how much you love this game. im tired of all the hate talk 
 
a fucking 11 for me.

#3 Edited by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

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.

#4 Posted by Fallen189 (4944 posts) -


 
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

#5 Posted by Ignor (2372 posts) -

I don't.

#6 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2718 posts) -

9 for me. I love it quite a lot. And I'm gonna play it right now.

#7 Edited by Animasta (14651 posts) -

I really liked the engine in that you can just stumble around and fall spectacularly, but the game part was terrible and boring and the story was not silly AT ALL

#8 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -

It was an 8 for me, very good not great. On first impressions it was an 11 though, it just wore thin. 

#9 Edited by CookieMonster (2416 posts) -

9. The characters were the best thing about it. I felt the type of missions could have been a bit more varied though.

#10 Posted by Vonocourt (2123 posts) -

I liked the more consistent and serious tone, but I never finished it.

#11 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

My love goes further than numbers.

#12 Edited by SquirrelGOD (493 posts) -

I give it about a 7.  Awesome story, but it's just very overrated as a GAME.  I'll most likely never go back and play it again because it's just not as FUN as a game like Saints Row 2, or even San Andreas.

#13 Posted by AsianSwagger (151 posts) -

6. I don't think I like open world games at all.

#14 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" My love goes further than numbers. "
you're not so bad after all ! <3  lol
#15 Posted by Jeknod (228 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" My love goes further than numbers. "
Deep.
#16 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

I didn't like it. I borrowed it from a friend about 3 months ago, still haven't finished it. The missions sucked, the story wasn't all that great and the controls felt very outdated. It had promise, but it lacked that certain something.

#17 Posted by Jimbo (9776 posts) -

Mechanically good, but I hated the storyline in the OC.

#18 Edited by ISuperGamerI (1880 posts) -

I gave it a 9 just cause how awesome of a game it is and I still need to beat it. I think I'm around 60% in the game, it's long lol.

#19 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

It hasn't aged as well as I thought it would, but I still like it.  9

#20 Posted by Rawrz (590 posts) -

9. It was the first GTA game i could play for hours and not get bored of it after a few missions due to the characters being so good and me actually caring about the story.

#21 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

A solid 9 to be sure. Just started going back to finish up BOGT and it's still solid, a bit rough around the edges compared to RDR though (especially the cut scenes....ooof GTA IV).

#22 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

8.
 
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.

#23 Edited by DFSVegas (350 posts) -

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. 

#24 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -
@Ignor said:
" I don't. "
#25 Posted by ProfessorEss (7283 posts) -

I give it a nine.
 
I can't think of many games I could say this about but to have made it a 10/10 for me would have been more about removing stuff than adding or fixing. I just found the social stuff was too distracting.

#26 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
"  but I can appreciate it for what it is, a great piece of work. "
amen
#27 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2462 posts) -

That's a 4. It just never grabbed me, I guess you have to know the real LA in order to fully enjoy it. Also, killing civilians got old quickly. No chainsaw? No rocket pack? No amok time? Come on …

#28 Posted by Yummylee (21300 posts) -

8/10. I can still play it through it with no trouble, either. Especially the DLC expansions.

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#29 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

8/10. 
 
Solid gameplay, but nothing really grabbed me like previous GTA games.

#30 Posted by Blueman (753 posts) -

10. One of the greatest stories i've ever seen in a videogame with characters i actually cared about.

#31 Posted by Zimbo (875 posts) -

I gave it a 9. I liked it a lot however its not my favourite in the series. Add the expansion packs and I will rack it up 10.

#32 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -
@Fallen189 said:
" 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.
#33 Posted by Jazz (2193 posts) -

I hated it. 

#34 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

6, played it alot and i'm starting to get tired of it. I think episodes from liberty city or just cause is way more fun.

#35 Posted by SpiralStairs (1020 posts) -

The controls are way too clunky, especially the driving controls. The car chase missions are a pain.

#36 Posted by ajamafalous (11871 posts) -

3.
 
Didn't like the driving or the movement. Shooting was competent, but not that fun.

#37 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6389 posts) -

10. It was an amazing experience that was a step away from perfect.

#38 Posted by natetodamax (19177 posts) -

I really had a fun time with the single player and the free mode lead to many late nights laughing hysterically with friends at the crazy stuff we were doing. Great game, but nothing in the series beats San Andreas.

#39 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

surprising that it got an 11 out of 10 
 
yay. 
  

#40 Posted by FlyingRat (1446 posts) -

9 for me

#41 Posted by SleepyDoughnut (1199 posts) -

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.

#42 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

I LOVED IT ALOT 11!

#43 Posted by BlastProcessing (912 posts) -

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.

#44 Posted by DiscoDuck8k (499 posts) -

I'll give it a 9 since I got a ton of enjoyment out of it. Had some awesome moments with a friend in free mode too.

#45 Posted by Peacemaker (1102 posts) -

I still really like it.  I was just playing it with my friend.  We did the old, rampage until death game. 

#46 Posted by captjim (129 posts) -

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.

#47 Posted by spankingaddict (2659 posts) -

9, its pretty awesome...

#48 Posted by TragicallyErock (109 posts) -
@Malakhii said:
"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.
#49 Posted by AlisterCat (5489 posts) -

One of my favourite games ever.

#50 Posted by shivermetimbers (763 posts) -

I would give it a 7. It had one of the best video game stories ever told, but the gameplay was very "meh" and it aged very fast. Many open world games came after that had better gameplay mechanics. 

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