Kotaku Impressions: GTA IV - Reinventing a World

Kotaku writes:

"Tucked away in a secluded bungalow in West Hollywood's Châteaux Marmont, a hotel as famous for those who stay there as it is infamous for those who have died there, a world reimagined comes into focus.

Standing hands akimbo, a nonplussed expression planted firmly on his almost cel-shaded face, Niko Bellic could easily be a touched-up still. But it's no bullshot. The world around Bellic is bustling with activity: Bits of trash float on a digital drift of wind, people walk by, cars cruise in and out of the shot, an almost familiar skyline fills the hazy background. A palette of city sounds laid over this living diorama completes the effect."

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Joey Gladstone3751d ago (Edited 3751d ago )

and I cant argue the fun factor of the previous iterations ....but honestly i cant say that the GTA series has done anything to step up, or improve upon the standard that they set with the original GTA in 1998, granted they went from 2D to 3D in GTA3, but how is this new GTA4 going to stack up towards next Gen gaming standards of today? One can only wait and wonder I suppose...
....."The JOEY has Spoken"

Exhaust3751d ago

You can't be serious? You're trying to reduce the magnificent GTA III trilogy and spin offs into "It just went from 2D to 3D".

You obviously never played the games.

First the GTA series created a whole new genre of interactive media called "Sandbox" games. Maybe you've heard of it... It defined last generation spawning hundreds of wannabe games.

Secondly, they took the 3rd person shooter and melded it with the racing (driving) game. All that and added in an excellent multilinear story, garage car ownership, safehouses owned by player which expanded to property purchasing/land development in Vice City and VC Stories. San Andreas even added RPG elements and relationship management (girl friends).

To say GTA hasn't offered new gameplay elements since GTA II is plain ignorance. Either you were just trolling for flames or you have been living in a cave for 7 years. Either way wake up, join us gamers in the 21st century.

Besides all those gameplay advances and more Rockstar has pushed adult gaming more than any developer in the history of gaming. Unless you want to keep playing colorful kiddie games for the rest of your life give it the respect it deserves.

"The JOEY has spoken out his arse"

Aleusia3751d ago

Picking this one up for my Playstation 3 and I suggest you do the same if you are a true GTA and Rockstar fan.

Kaz Hirai3751d ago

Only the Sony Soldiers truly appreciate the genius of Rockstar and GTA!


BloodySinner3751d ago

"Picking this one up for my Playstation 3 and I suggest you do the same if you are a true GTA and Rockstar fan." - Right...

Exhaust3751d ago

While I agree GTA exploded as an exclusive Playstation game its now the next generation and another company paid $50 million for exclusive new missions.

If the PS3 was getting the same content I would get it on the PS3 as well. But its not so I'm getting the 360 version.

To try and spin it any other way is stupid. Doesn't matter how long it takes for the DLC to come out. Doesn't matter how much it costs. I'm a hardcore GTA fan so I go where the complete experience is found.

beavis4play3751d ago

so what happens if the ps3 version ends up getting its' own extra missions? do you buy the sony version and then buy more extra content to get the "complete" experience?

Exhaust3751d ago

IF the PS3 gets exclusive content thats not available on 360... YES! I'll own both versions. Simple as that.

While some may say that is stupid I'd respond by saying being a corporate cheerleader is worse. GTA is my favorite series so I want to experience everything it has to offer.

Someone posts "I'm getting the PS3 version cause the DLC doesn't matter" and you post "Right on Brother" that just shows all you care about is the team you picked to root for. You don't care about games. You care about doing whatever it takes to make the other console look bad and cheer your console on a sorry internet forum.


You blind zealots can disagee and report me all you want. I'm the non-biased one here.

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vloeistof3751d ago

hope its 2 gdc next week

meepmoopmeep3751d ago

can't wait to put this in my blu-ray player... i mean PS3 :P

TheD_R_E3751d ago

I'll be preordering the spec. edition shortly. April 29th just can't get here fast enough.

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