July 19th's XBL Deal of the Week: Save 50% on GTA IV Game add-ons

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#1 Edited by iDarktread (1263 posts) -
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The reviews I saw criticized both expansion's stories, though TLAD's more so than TBoGT's, and, though not too surprising, called the characters less interesting than Niko and friends. Nonetheless, both expansions ended up scoring at least 9/10s from most reviewers. 
 
Are these worth picking up? 1200 Microsoft Points ($15) doesn't seem all that pricey for both.
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#2 Posted by drmadhatten (133 posts) -

I have Lost and the Damned and I'm thinking about getting Ballad of Gay Tony. I was fine with TLAD, but it wasn't the bees knees. I really enjoyed riding bikes as it made it much easier. I did hear that TBoGT goes all out like GTA is supposed to, with more weapons, vehicles and such. It would all rely on story though for me. Anybody want to help us out?

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#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

I bought the complete edition disk and I enjoyed both Liberty City Episodes very much; TBoGT more than TLAD. I'd say they're worth it for $15.

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#4 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5726 posts) -

I think The Ballad of Gay Tony would be great for people that missed the gameplay of San Andreas.

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#5 Edited by iDarktread (1263 posts) -
@Vito_Raliffe: I actually just picked up the GTA III + VC + SA pack on Steam this summer sale. I haven't even finished GTA IV yet (yeah yeah, I know I should finish it before I do these DLCs, probably).
 
The biggest reason why I want to download these while they're on sale is because I already own all of the DLC for Red Dead Redemption and L.A. Noire (at least what has been released so far). I sorta feel like I have to pick this up to get the complete Rockstar experience. 
 
@DrMadHatten: Thanks for responding, Flux and Vito. Even more opinions would be appreciated too, for sure.
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#6 Posted by iDarktread (1263 posts) -

Anyone else have anything to add?

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#7 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8881 posts) -

I found The Ballad of Gay Tony to be incredibly disappointed, yet I thoroughly enjoyed The Lost and the Damned. By the time The Ballad came out, the game just felt so archaic to me... Also, it easily has the least interesting characters in GTAIV, to the point where they're inclusion negatively affects the awesome characters from the main game. It's basically like they're all extreme versions of your best friends in GTAIV, which is so obnoxious.

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#8 Edited by iDarktread (1263 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero said:

I found The Ballad of Gay Tony to be incredibly disappointed, yet I thoroughly enjoyed The Lost and the Damned. By the time The Ballad came out, the game just felt so archaic to me... Also, it easily has the least interesting characters in GTAIV, to the point where their inclusion negatively affects the awesome characters from the main game. It's basically like they're all extreme versions of your best friends in GTAIV, which is so obnoxious.

Yeah, that's a concern I have. Well thanks for the input.
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#9 Posted by Gav47 (1583 posts) -

This pricing seems kinda ridiculous when you consider both DLCs where available as a standalone game for 7.50 two weeks ago on Steam. 

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#10 Posted by iDarktread (1263 posts) -
@Gav47 said:
This pricing seems kinda ridiculous when you consider both DLCs where available as a standalone game for 7.50 two weeks ago on Steam. 
I remember hearing that the PC port wasn't done very well, or something. It's probably been patched up by now, though.

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