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Submitted by -Mezzo- 466d ago | opinion piece

We Fell In And Out Of Love With Niko

Kotaku - I'd never played a Grand Theft Auto before. I mean, I understood the draw, but ever since I'd played Mafia, I felt no beckon to follow The Sopranos through an open-world Manhattan de-make. Wise guy this, blip-blap that. The whole rigamarole sounded like a chore, really. On top of that, my new girrrrrrrrlfriend and I clearly had better things to do. (Grand Theft Auto IV, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

zeal0us  +   466d ago
Niko to me is the most boring GTA protagonist I ever played with. Even Claude who doesn't talk felt more exciting to play.

I found myself going back to GTA 3 more times than I did GTA 4.

Graphically, GTA4 felt like a push forward. Sadly however coming from GTA:SA which had tons of features, GTA 4 felt like step back.
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ape007  +   466d ago
i couldn't disagree more, Niko is the most deep gta character ever, u feel emotions towards him, u feel like he's someone that have dignity, his accent/voice is very unique u don't wanna miss a word he says and how come he's boring??, he get quite intense in fire fights, or when falling off buildings, best screams ever

he can also be funny and sarcastic like "i hope u have health insurance" when drive over people

Niko imo is the greatest gta character ever, all of them are awesome though
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Tiqila  +   466d ago
I also found Niko to be one of the most enjoyable characters to play in the GTA series.
zeal0us  +   466d ago
"u feel emotions towards him, u feel like he's someone that have dignity, his accent/voice is very unique u don't wanna miss a word he says and how come he's boring"

Was you and I playing the same GTA 4?

Kidding, I can assume you and I play GTA for very different reasons. I on one hand plays GTA for freedom and features it has to offer. You on the other hand seem to play for some other reason.

How come he's boring? To answer that question it could've been the story as someone mention below or the fact that R* didn't implement some of the features that were in SA into 4. There just wasn't much to do with him. The overall story and character felt like something out of a cliche revenge movie.
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Yodagamer  +   466d ago
Imo niko was the more realized of any character up till 4, but unfortunately his story was of a grim nature so i didn't find it as fun. From the sound of it the newer characters are well realized and fun, i can't wait.
RandomDude655  +   466d ago
Imma change my life cousin.
*kills 800 people
Fil101  +   466d ago
For me Nico wasn't the problem it was the story, I don't know exactly what it was but it was the first GTA that I found to be a ball ache to finnish, by the time the second island had opened I really couldn't be bothered carrying on but I did just because it was GTA. If it was any other game I wouldn't have bothered.

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