I picked up GTA IV and the episodes for $12 a couple weeks back, and I'm enjoying the game for what it is - though after playing Red Dead Redemption, I'm having a really hard time connecting with the story (and the lack of mission checkpoints).
So, I'm to believe that Niko came to the US to escape his life of violence, and then just volunteers to murder people for money right away? I understand a revenge plot and all, but he seems to wantonly kill for the smallest of side characters, to whom he owes nothing. And then, he laments the fact that he can't escape his criminal past?
Also, what is it with Rockstar being unable to program games with characters that don't control like they're a god damn cargo ship? Seriously, it feels like I have to walk around the damn block just to turn around half the time.