BEP: GTA IV Will Disappoint More Than Innovate

BEP: The delays are done, and the official release date is etched in stone. Fans who have been waiting patiently for the next game in Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series have mere months of thumb twiddling left to do. The problem is we've been fed the kool-aid, and everyone has decided that IV is the second coming of III. If we lived in a land of magical fairies who granted our wishes that would be spectacular. But reality has to hit at some point, and I'm betting on April 29th there are going to be a lot of people who stroll down the streets of Liberty City once again and think: "Hey, this seems familiar. Like I've done this in a lower resolution at some point."

I'm not going to bother going into whether the GTA games are good. There's no need to get into something so pedestrian as qualifying the value of a nearly decade old game. If you aren't a fan of the sand box style games, you still have to respect the place Grand Theft Auto III holds in the revolution of game design. I'll fight any man to the death – or maybe just to the hurt feelings – on the abysmal experience that is sitting through Citizen Kane. The film is still a marvel of cinematography and visual story telling. It is the same for GTA III, a game that is as important to gaming as it is fun for those who spent 70+ hours in Liberty City.

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Time Lord3778d ago

Thats all I have to say....PATHETIC!

AzaziL3778d ago

Just reading that first quote the author says, “Hey, this seems familiar. Like I’ve done this in a lower resolution at some point", strange that I can say the same thing for every first person shooter, real time strategy, free roaming adventure games, etc. Nearly every game that's released is based on an older concept. Every First Person Shooter is a Maze War clone, every RTS is a Stonkers clone, every fighter is a Warrior clone, and so on. Unless the leap can go into virtual reality, the chances of a game not giving the impression that one has played something similar is slim, with the exception of the Wii and motion controls, which really has been the only innovation in gaming since the jump to 3d.

Hydrollex3778d ago

When I play games like Uncharted or Call Of Duty 4, I feel GTA IV is a joke but the GAMEPLAY is DAMNNNNN AMAZING

Time Lord3778d ago

2nd comparing GTA game graphix to any shooter is totally unfair.

LSDARBY3778d ago

I just hope its got a strong storyline, thats what a GTA game needs. And ofcourse gameplay which we know it will have.

wildcat3778d ago (Edited 3778d ago )

yeah, no improvement at all :/

Tarmgar3778d ago

GTA is an EXPANSIVE world with many detailed objects being rendered at once while things are moving and while things are colliding and interacting. COD4 is a pre loaded small map and is nothing compared to the size of GTA.

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Evil Zhuk3778d ago

This fails and somepeople shouldt be on the internet.

BigKev453778d ago

The guy who wrote the article is smoking crack. Disappoint? He didn't like SA. Yeah, his out there.

ATLRoAcH3778d ago (Edited 3778d ago )

It will be good.If you read the previews and only base your expectations on what you know is fact then you shouldn't be disappointed.We all know its the old GTA formula with improvements to every aspect of the game.It will be GTA and it will be GOOD.

Plus nobody knows anything solid on the multiplayer yet.