exists's Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360) review

"All it's cracked up to be"

The story, dialogue and scope are amazing and deserve a 10 but the controls/visuals are quite average and loading.......

What was GIANT
- Dialogue/Story > No other game comes close, it's like watching the Sopranos all over again. Brilliant! Second to none.

- Scale > No loading times when you're driving which explains why visuals are average.

- Taxi > I don't think I could repeat missions without riding a cab and skipping the repetitive driving, thank god for cab drivers?!

- GPS > Thank you Saints Row!

- Wet conditions > When it's wet, suddenly the streets look 10 times better with the added reflection.

- Cover > In a fight, the cover option is priceless but a bit clunky as you can get stuck when an enemy gets too close.

What BOMBed
- Loading...loading...loading....OMG!

- Credits = 25 Mins?! Are you kidding me?! Everyone on the planet seems to have worked on the game...

- Restarting a mission > Can be frustrating to start from the beginning every time, there needs to be a save before the real mission starts.

- Fighting controls > Quite average if not bad in some instances however the new cover system is a good addition but needs work.

- Presentation > Expected better, I understand it's huge as far as map size but other games have done a better job, even Oblivion and that's 3 years ago.

- Melee fighting > Pretty weak, needs work

- Camera angles > When driving a car it can go too low if you're changing elevation and you have to keep adjusting.

- Mobile Text > Unreadable on a 42" TV, come on!

- Text over background > Is sometimes hard to read so you have to move the camera around to read it.

- 30 Hour achievement > Sucks! Since I'm not planning to go through the story multiple times I have to run through it the first time and you have to miss side missions and other activities for later.

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    ART 0

    I had never viewed the Grand Theft Auto series as legitimate. To me, it always brought itself into attention through shock value and sex-driven advertisements. It could have been possibly growing up in a sheltered, upper-middle class community as well, and a FOX News report may have made its rounds to my mother and her book club circle, and that may have shaped my view. At its surface, GTA has always seemed like a shallow, killing simulator that prided itself in being one-dimensional and evil. ...

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