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How GTA Is Broken and How GTA IV Will Fix It

A brief meditation on the fundamental flaws that have plagued this franchise for too long, the sandbox genre, and how the latest sequel will right the wrongs.

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chaosatom3333652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

i don't think gta was ever broken WHEN it came out.

Now that we see the improvements they made, it does seem broken.

"And sure, you get a lot of stuff to do in GTA, but none of it is especially fun or well-implemented."

This article failed when i came to this part. It's the exact opposite with GTA: SA.

I loved every bit of GTA San Andreas, there is no denying it. No videogame was able to go the level that San Andreas was able to at that time.

Jim Crowslaw3652d ago

(applause)i neva agree so much wit a comment (wipesleft eye wit hankercheif) (sniffing) heres a bubble

PLiPhaze3652d ago

I hear too many people say GTA:IV is going to be better than Vice City & think "Hang On, what about San Andreas?"

Jinxstar3652d ago

While I agree I feel that running 100 fire truck missions for a flame thrower when there is one right around the corner = kinda lame... As well as some things in San Andreas where they did "Too much" like they said on game trailers... Area 51 and jet packs may be over doing it let alone a So Cal gangster flying a harrier... Still though I enjoyed the game immensly and loved it from start to fin.

Silellak3652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

Wow, a GTA4 article that's NOT about the PS3 version vs. the 360 version?

I wasn't even sure such a thing existed anymore.

I can't say I agree with him in regards to dislike the previous GTA's and liking Crackdown. Crackdown was a great half of a game. I'm sorry, but even in my sandbox games, I want some semblance of story. "You're a supercop, GO CRAZY!" just didn't cut it for me.

Yeah, it got a few things right - but only because it ONLY DID THOSE THINGS. But I'd rather have GTA, which gets a few things wrong but SO MUCH ELSE right, than Crackdown.

Montrealien3652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

"GTA4 article that's NOT about the PS3 version vs. the 360 version? "

Put "GTA 4" in google news. And you will notice that there are many articles that don't flame bate. Only News 4 Fanboys puts an emphasis on the famous "PS3 vs 360" articles. The internet is a big and vast thing when it come to videogames, sadly the N4G community have been ignoring the articles that are not flame bate crap. This site is community driven, we are slowly starting to see the community it is forming up to be.

Coke-a-Cola3652d ago

Give Me GTA ..........NOW.

Mr PS33652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

Hopefully its a Sh!tload

"But But we got DLC"

"Yeah you stupid bot but whats the use when your 360 RROD on you candy ass and you aint got no means to play it"

Fishy Fingers3652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

I like how you stick to the topic.

RAM MAGNUMS3652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

Do you Believe there are Xbots Telling their friend Buy a Xbox to play GTA? Especially when Summer is coming & the game is Long. With the reason being Hey You can Text & chat me cross Game & You can buy more stuff for gta over the internet you paid twice for.
The friends like; umm... what? Why do I pay twice for internet?
Xbot says; You gotta get the gold package alright!
Friend is Like; Dude I gotta pay twice for a game to beat it?
Xbot says; You want the full experience right? So yeah, it should only be $10 dollars a episode.
Friend says; Dude, its Just GTA man!
XBOT says; yeah, but we got Gears 2 coming out!
Friend says; Didnt that come out on pc?
Xbots says; So WHAT!?!
Friend says; They couldnt even fit BRUMAK on the dvd dude!
XBOT Is Like; That was just a bonus for the pc!
Friends says; yeah it was the full experience & it was free man! How many Xboxes did you Have?
Xbot Says; Screw you Man! I Paying & Playing the best games!
Friend say; Its just a video game man, If you wait it will come to a better system like the Pc or ps3.
Xbot says; you are RIGHT dude. I dont know what happened to gaming but i am broke and my machine is in the shop. What the hell is a achievement anyways?
Friend; Its alright lets take it out on some Tekken, you used to be good at it.
Xbot; you are a real friend.
XBOT & Friend; Microsoft can kiss my A$$!!!
THE END

OpiZA3652d ago

Do you feel better now? Someone get this guy/girl some warm milk.

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