How well do you know the map?

#1 Posted by HB (104 posts) -

Can you just drive around and know where you are? I can have a basic idea of where abouts I am but I don't know every corner like I did in Vice City. I definatley din't know every corner in San Andreas. Could you do without the map?

#2 Posted by WrenchNinja (223 posts) -

Liberty City is just too huge for me. I have a vague recollection of parts of it but navigating without a map sounds insane.

#3 Posted by AutomaticSnake (390 posts) -

it took me a while to figure it out

#4 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

I know it very well, like I don't need to use the map or GPS anymore. Same with all previous 3D GTA's as well :D

#5 Posted by HazBazz (1901 posts) -

I know my way to the major destinations, but I still couldnt live without the GPS

#6 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8610 posts) -

I have logged about 70-80 hours into that game, and I know most of the destinations and areas to go to. I still need the GPS for some specific areas, but I know many of the landmarks and mission areas.

#7 Posted by Babble (1270 posts) -

Specific areas I need the GPS, but a general area or a place that the story centers on I can find without it.

#8 Posted by Karmum (11509 posts) -

I have a basic idea of where I'm cruising around in Liberty City, but I live and die by the GPS in that game.

#9 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2227 posts) -
Karmum said:
"I have a basic idea of where I'm cruising around in Liberty City, but I live and die by the GPS in that game."

#10 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I used to know it fairly well, not sure how well now that I have not played for a really long time.

#11 Posted by xMP44x (2189 posts) -

I know Liberty City reasonably well. I can find my across from Alderney to Broker and so on, but I can't always find my way out of some of the neighbourhoods.

#12 Posted by Carlos1408 (1462 posts) -

I kind of know my way around, but I usually use the GPS... I don't think I could live without it in GTA 4

#13 Posted by Tylea002 (2291 posts) -

I know my way around the first Island perfectly, because I forced myself to play sans radar. But after that I didn't learn as well, though I have a sturdy knowledge of algonquin. L&D is helping me with my limited knowledge of Alderny.

#14 Posted by Pie (6936 posts) -

I can split each island into regions and find my way round easily enough but ill need the map to get on a motorway or bridge.

#15 Posted by bwooduhs (1616 posts) -

I can drive most places without the GPS

#16 Posted by tekmojo (2298 posts) -

I know the Industrial sectors really well, I always seem to get stuck there like a rat in a maze! :(

#17 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
Karmum said:
I have a basic idea of where I'm cruising around in Liberty City, but I live and die by the ... [more]

#18 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I have a pretty good feel for Liberty City. I know most of the areas pretty well. However, there are a few areas that never really got any attention in the game's missions, such as the golf course. Did you even know there was a golf course? I never would have found it if it wasn't shown in one of the helicopter tour rides, and even then I had to use a helicopter myself to find it later. I'll usually use the map to help me get from Algonquin to Alderney via that underground tunnel, but I think I generally know where all the other major bridges are. If you took off the game's radar and on-screen map, perhaps it'd be more difficult. Regardless, I can't wait to revisit the place again with the new DLC.

#19 Posted by BBQBram (2165 posts) -

I recently stopped using the GPS in the middle of my second playthrough, and suprisingly I never get lost. I peek at the map from time to time I must admit, but 95% of the time I'm very aware of my location and surroundings. It helps that Liberty City is stuffed with recognizable landmarks, and that every burrough has a distinct feel. Also, as Tylea002 mentioned, TL&D has done wonders for my knowledge of the Alderney road map. All in all, I know the map pretty well.

#20 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -
No I cant say I really know the map all that well. But I dont like GPS technology. I am more of a street directory guy. Maybe in GTAV.
#21 Posted by Almak (90 posts) -

I think I have a basic grasp of the city layout down. May be I would have a better hang of it if navigation would be handled differently by the game. As it is though I'm pretty content to follow the GPS rout generating at the start of every major mission/event cutting corners only at times when I know exactly where I'm going.

#22 Posted by BBQBram (2165 posts) -
@Almak:

There's lots of corners to be cut as the GPS sticks to traffic rules regarding one way streets and Niko, well he does not!
#23 Posted by Almak (90 posts) -
@BBQBram:

Oh yeah, those I quickly picked up on. Now that I think about it I suppose I'm actually not as bad at it as I originally thought since most of the times I remember looking up locations was in TLAD DLC since that part of the map isn't really mission heavy in the original game. Otherwise I'm pretty sure I would be able to easily navigate to any location of the general map without looking at the GPS, though perhaps not as much nowa days, its been a while since I last played the game.
#24 Posted by dankempster (2229 posts) -

I'd like to think I know my way around Liberty City pretty well. I tend to stick to the GPS when on a mission, but if I'm roaming free around the city then I can generally navigate without too much mapwork.

#25 Posted by creamclouds (226 posts) -

This time round, I have to try and play without using the GPS system much. Even though I've played through 3 times and kind of know my way around, I think I'd still get lost without it.
It's really exciting to think of playing without using the GPS at all! That should be an achievement itself.

#26 Posted by cc23574 (665 posts) -

If  I dont look at the map, I'm lost. But in the other GTA's I knew every map. Hell I still do.

#27 Posted by clubsandwich (3796 posts) -

The only gta that I actually learned the whole map was vice city, for san andreas I always used the map, and gta iv is no exception, without the gps I'm lost, I can't drive anywhere without the gps. :(

#28 Posted by Lawlz (74 posts) -

Places i go to alot like Packie's house,i can compeed without GPS or map.
#29 Posted by Pkshields (810 posts) -

Not as well as the Liberity City in 3, but pretty well I think

#30 Posted by WadeGb (2 posts) -

The only place I know where to go without the GPS, no matter where I am, is the airport. Other than that, I'm lost.

#31 Posted by RyanD (93 posts) -

i can find my way around liberty city pretty easily except for around north of the right island

#32 Posted by MrSnow (1213 posts) -

I am really good at remembering maps so it was not too hard . infact it was really easy with all the long straight roads that act as landmarks.

#33 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

the bridge lines fuck my mind

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