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Simon Says: Why All The Sudden Hatred For GTA IV?

GameNTrain Author Simon Marshal writes: As far as gaming series go, gamers normally have fonder memories of the games which preceded the latest release. Everyone reminisces about the wonderful mechanics of Assassin’s Creed II compared to Assassin’s Creed III and the same goes for franchises such as Dead Space and Bioshock. With one of the largest releases this generation in Grand Theft Auto V, why has it become so popular to think of Grand Theft Auto IV as being a terrible game which everyone hated? What has happened over the past 5 years for the community to suddenly turn its back on something which was considered a masterpiece at the time? For me, the game did lack something that was clear in previous Grand Theft Auto games but it is still an excellent game and should not be dismissed so easily now that the sequel has arrived.

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ape0071005d ago (Edited 1005d ago )

GTA IV is one of the greatest games in this generation, it has the best main character in the series imo, the best atmosphere(along with vice city) sunsets along with the journey FM is breathtaking, the best vehicular physics mayhem/crashes/stunts in the series(gta v was disappointing in that aspect), city was absolutely stunning and brilliant and it had that fresh nextgen shock value

yes gta v is overall better but IV had that amazing unforgettable atmosphere

i think GTA IV haters are mostly casual player that don't appreciate pure quality and just want more stuff to do regardless of its quality and want easy almost on rails driving mechanics

-Foxtrot1005d ago (Edited 1005d ago )

"GTA IV is one of the greatest games in this generation"

It's not

"it has the best main character in the series imo"

Worst character...and a horrible annoying voice

" the best atmosphere(along with vice city) "

Nope...the doom and gloom was dredfull. Fair enough if you have a bright, upbeat character to stand out but Niko just blended in and made the place worse.

"the best vehicular physics mayhem/crashes/stunts in the series(gta v was disappointing in that aspect)"

Why? It added the arcade feeling back in GTA which people liked about GTA: SA. What's the point of realistic car physics in the game when it's about driving around like a crazy person. It wouldn't be fun if your car breaks down or sets on fire every bump you hit

Sorry but GTA 4 was and is a major letdown. For what the franchise was about, it's core fun gaming elements it was a step back.

"i think GTA IV haters are mostly casual player that don't appreciate pure quality and just want more stuff to do regardless of its quality and want easy almost on rails driving mechanics"

lol...I've been a fan of every GTA since the first one but GTA4 sucked. It's a pure example how hype can consume you and can get a game perfect reviews.

ape0071004d ago

i respect your opinion but i disagree

MajorJackHoff1004d ago

"Sudden hatred"? lol... I think people have stated their disdain for this game when it was released. In my opinion, the most overrated game I've ever played. 8.5/10 is much more accurate when talking about GTA4

itBourne1004d ago

Actually it was hailed on release... highest rated game of the generation I believe..Hype can consume people.. it will happen with a lot of GoTY awards this year too.

badz1491004d ago

seriously, where were Gametrain.com all these times! the hatred for GTAIV is not sudden, it was since long ago!

I wouldn't call it "hatred" though as the game is definitely NOT BAD but it was a huge step back from what made SA such a fun game. it was overhyped to the max but it's just THAT, a GOOD game, not GREAT!

morganfell1004d ago

I have GTA IV along with TBOGT and TLAD. But when the game first premiered sites like IGN gave it a 10. In the graphics department they published statements such as "We award a 10 not because the game is perfect but because it pushes the envelope..." meaning that is sets a new standard for graphics. Really? They gave Uncharted a 9. And therein lies at least part of the rub. There is no symmetry in these review organizations. This is what happens when you have no standards and zero editorial policy in effect. But the fact remains GTA IV is far from perfect and was never scored based on its merits but rather on hype.

GTA IV was judged by the majority of reviewers in the same thoughtless manner by which gamers by CoD titles.

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snipab8t1004d ago

I'm with you bro. It was the first true next generation experience on consoles and had revolutionary A.I. thanks to the Euphoria game engine which destroyed every other open world A.I. Also the car physics were amazing and every cop chase was fun.

Irishguy951005d ago

Its not new. GTA4 bored me. Worst in the series.

imXify1004d ago

Never had any problem with any GTA. And never will.

x5exotic1004d ago

I always hated it, for one I'm tired of
Uninspired remakes of fucking new york/liberty city in like 20 gta games

dcj05241004d ago

2. Psp one. Ps3/360 one.

ape0071004d ago

um u call the gta IV LC uninspired???

LOOOL

x5exotic1004d ago

No I call new york one of the most boring cities to base an open world on... for one game... making multiple games is completely idiotic.

Not to mention the fact that they did not even bother to expand on the world of GTA 4 as much as they did on GTA 3, which had most of the following games tied in with it.

Let's just hope we get Las Venturas game within the GTAV world

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