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Grand Theft Auto IV: An Inexplicable Broken Base

If you’ve been on a gaming website in the last 6 years, and have brought up this game, chances are you were exposed to the totally shattered base that is the general opinion on GTA IV. One half of the zeitgeist loves GTA IV and thinks it is a landmark in video gaming history, while the other side loathes it, citing some sort of phantom bad controls, since I cant find these anywhere, and a more dark and dramatic storyline, making them more likely to jump ship and swim to the nearest one harboring Saints Row, which is itself a great game series. Others have a moral vendetta against it, due to the graphic language and violence, as well as depictions of drugs and alcohol and some sexual themes; of course, there are also the people who complain, whom of which have never played it, citing instances of the player character indulging in drugs (usually citing heroin) and raping women, neither of which ever happens, though this sort of blind feces has been spewing from the media watchdogs’ mouths since III.

I, myself, am planted firmly in the former end of the zeitgeist (I keep using this word, not knowing what it means!); with the strong belief that GTA IV is one of the greatest video games of all-time.

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AllThingsShining1208d ago

I'm playing through GTA4 again right now and apart from the quite fiddly cover system it's still the amazing and groundbreaking game it was then first released.

jlukee1207d ago

I've been playing all the gta games again in the lead up to gta v and I totally agree. Gta iv is still a great game to play regardless of its clunky controls and the detail of liberty city still impresses me despite being nearly 5 years old now!

Pintheshadows1207d ago

Agreed. I'm really enjoying it as well. As a detailed world it is still stunning and I actually appreciate the story more 5 years on.

Mutant-Spud1207d ago

Zeitgeist means spirit of the age or spirit of the times.

rigbybot1271207d ago

I know what zeitgeist means. It just sounded cool in that context.

Master-H1207d ago

Good game but still the worst in the series , at least for me, i consider it a big disappointment, bought it with my ps3 thinking it will be endless epic fun like SA or VC, instead it got boring and was a chore for me to complete , Gay Tony's DLC was an improvement over it though. hopefully GTA V will be more like the older ones .

rigbybot1271207d ago

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the epic insanity of SA and VC, but I enjoyed how IV was more down-to-Earth, dark, and dramatic; made for a much more engaging narrative.