GTA IV Multiplayer Hands-on- "Amazing"

The new Xbox World 360 magazine will have a 17 page blow out on the multiplayer mode in their next issue. They've also done a podcast where they talk about it, the discussion begins around 49 minutes in.. I just listened to it and here's some of the highlights

- They love the multiplayer mode. They talk about how in other games you're able to forgive it for having a poor multiplayer mode because it might have an amazing single player mode. But then you see GTA4 and it has as big of a single player mode as those games and an amazing multiplayer mode to go along with it.

- They say it's one of the best looking games on the 360. The lighting is what makes it according to them. They go on to talk about how games like Oblivion are hurt visually because of it'll chug sometimes and how something like Gears is really beautiful but it's very linear. But GTA4 has the size of Oblivion and the beauty of Gears.

- The framerate is really smooth. They mentioned the only time it started to chug is when 4-8 of them were shooting rocket launchers at a gas station to make it blow up.

- It's mentioned that at any time you can just pull out your phone and jump into a game.

- One of them mentions how he's always felt that the series has been a "jack of all trades, master of none" type game, and now it's a master of them all.

- The combat is amazing. They said it feels like Resident Evil 4.

- The driving is really good although it's harder than any of the previous versions. They mention that if an actual racing game used its driving model you'd be happy with it.

- They'll be leaving next week to review it.

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decapitator3921d ago

The game of forever. Do want. These details sound pretty good but am still keeping my hype in check cuz you never know.

kosha3921d ago

if you dont expect much from a game and then its amazing your even more pleased. Where as if you get really hyped up about a game and then its not all that good youll be diassapointed. A big example of this is halo 3, it was impossible for halo to live up to its mass hype

chaosatom3333921d ago

He said RE4 combat! How could I not get hyped for it?

Bloodwar3920d ago

As quoted in this piece.. "They mentioned the only time it started to chug is when 4-8 of them were shooting rocket launchers at a gas station to make it blow up."

Reviewers of the game on Gamestop and I am sure on other game store websites are saying that the 360 version is going to support no multiplayer gaming, however the PS3 version will support 2 players. It is amazing that people seriously can be such fan boys that they neglect to do any research what-so-ever on a game they claim to love so much. I'm sorry, but PS3 is a good system and so is the 360, but if I am told that the 360 version is going to have 50 million dollars worth of content that can't be found on the PS3 version and that both games are going to be the same game other than the 360 content, it really is a no brainer. In this case, go for the 360 version. Duh! lol But who am I anyways? So this is how it should be if people are smart enough to do their research. If you don't any of the next gen systems, get the 360 and get that game if you are looking to buy GTA IV. Hands down. If you own only a PS3...and can't afford to get a new game system, well stick with your PS3 GTA IV game. If you can afford a new system it doesnt make sense not to become a multi-platform user and get the 360 version of the game. It just doesn't make sense people.

Bloodwar3920d ago (Edited 3920d ago )

I did some research and found that the 360 version and the PS3 version are going to support 4 player co-op and 16 player versus. Wow is all I have to say.

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HeroOfCows3921d ago

...with this game, it's that it isn't coming to the Wii. And wait, I'm not some rampant Wii fanboy or something, I don't even own one yet; I only say this because Wii-only owners have to miss out on this amazing game!

heyheyhey3921d ago


the game helps push the casual Wii players into the slightly more hardcore market

and it pushes the PS2 owners to finally maks the switch to next-gen

resistance1003921d ago

Well to be fair a GTA game has never been released on a Nintendo console , so its not like they will be missing out on anything

BeaArthur3921d ago

Sounds great and I can't wait. My only concern is that when really popular games come out the community is usually full of garbage. People cursing back and forth, calling people gay, little kids screaming at the top of their lungs and people listening to bad loud music. I will probably only play online with people I know and never with any random people.

BeaArthur3921d ago

That can be a pain in the ass if you are in the middle of a match and you don't have quick mute.

mboojigga3921d ago (Edited 3921d ago )

You must not own a 360 then. Common sense tells you to mute before the game starts if that is your expectations

slapsta723921d ago

how many 10/10s will this game get i wonder

Sayai jin3915d ago

As many as it deserves.

OoLegendoO3921d ago

Only one month and 5 days. This is gonna be a great day of gaming history !

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