Has anyone ever tried playing GTA IV as if it were real life?
I have, I would only drive in my lane at the same speed as everyone else, sleep at realistic hours, hang out with my friends, eat at realistic hours, never commit a crime (using only Roman's Taxi and The Yellow Comet to drive), stop at red lights, pretend to fill up gas, take taxi's or the subway when I didn't have a car, go to the internet to check my emails, watch tv and date women at realistc hours, just like in real life. Eventually I got bored and started killing everyone in sight and banging hookers. What about you?
When I very first played GTAIV via a borrowed copy of the game from a friend, I drove in my own lane and stopped at lights and all of that. I was afraid not to because I naturally assumed that as soon as I did anything the police would come bust a cap in my ass.
Eventually I ended up stealing police cars and weaving through oncoming traffic, ending in a jump off of a bridge and into the water below. Then I got a shotgun and holed up in a hospital, killing everyone, got arrested, then went back and started a fist fight in the same hospital.
I didn't get very far into the story, obviously.
I had a much more luck trying to role-play San Andreas than I did GTA4. Perhaps that's why I had more fun with it overall. Though somehow BOGT makes it easier than GTA4 did.
I dunno what it was about GTA4 that doesn't give me the same sense of "I am <lead character>" as SA did. I just hope they try to revive that sense of immersion with the next one.
But from a driving aspect, GTA4's actual mechanics are top notch. I wish SA drove like that. One problem with driving realistically in GTA4 is that traffic lights are on the wrong side of the intersection, so it's hard to see what the signal is since it's directly above you instead of across the street.
Shamefully yes, I've pretended to be a taxi driver and I actually do drive reasonably slow in the game. Feels more real, I don't think that is so odd a thing to see despite what folks say. Actually quite enjoyed playing the taxi driver, allows you to immerse in the city which is part of the whole point in GTA4.
I use to do the same thing in the original GTA.
yeah i have even if i'm up in a copter or something haha but when i do something wrong or cops chase me just once then i just go crazy and pull out the ol shotty. but question where are the hookers i've looked not that hard but i just dont know where they are or what they look like???????
" I've tried driving correctcly, but I always end up bumping into some police car and start RPGing people. "
Yeah, same here. I try to play by the law, but for some reason I keep accidentally gunning down cops with a shotgun and getting raped by prostitutes.
I tried to do this for a bit myself, and while I was trying to do this I found myself stuck in a traffic jam and a driver drove up behind me and start's beeping his horn and shouting at me for bad driving even though we're in a traffic jam and I haven't done anything wrong.
So I suddenly reversed at full speed. Got out and walked up to him pointed my gun at him and then got in his car and proceeded to drive over forward and backward over him.
Man was it satisfying.
(To any dumn lawyer who don't understand this. I realise this wrong in real life and would NEVER do this. DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
" I have, I would only drive in my lane at the same speed as everyone else, sleep at realistic hours, hang out with my friends, eat at realistic hours, never commit a crime (using only Roman's Taxi and The Yellow Comet to drive), stop at red lights, pretend to fill up gas, take taxi's or the subway when I didn't have a car, go to the internet to check my emails, watch tv and date women at realistc hours, just like in real life. Eventually I got bored and started killing everyone in sight and banging hookers. What about you? "I can't decide if the way you ended up playing is hilarious, ironic, a little TOO realistic or just a subtle commentary on society. Probably a little bit of each.
I have tried to take the Sub Way to go see some famous places or buildings, and I actually found it quite fun. Those times, were the times I discovered the most random things happening in the city itself. It made me realize just how crazy detailed the city really is :)
When I first started playing the game, I stopped at red lights and went the appropriate speed limit because I was worried that the cops would start shooting at me, and chasing me down. When I realized all I couldnt do was run over people, slam into cop cars, or do drive bys, I never looked back. Whats the fun in GTA if you abide by the law? I could just do that anyway in real life.
I actually tried to play it as a more or less a good person. Never attacking citizens avoiding crime and driving right but then I understood that you really don't have to do any of that. It's still a GTA game but with very limiting controls, horrible car handleing and just plain boring gameplay. But they really got the atmosphere down with some great humor and a few memorable characters. You kind of want to play by the rules.
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