Gadgetzone has written an article that looks into what is wrong with GTA IV following a host of articles that talk about what is right. Despite linking to a postive review, they aren't blind to its errors.
Someone actually had the balls to do this. No game is perfect anyway.
its one thing to point out flaws in a game but they are straight bashing it. its a great game imo. sure it has a couple bugs, all games do, thats whats niice about this generation though, mandatory firmware updates. regardless this game is a 9.5 or higher in my books. cod4 had WAYYY more bugs and online problems when it first came out (actually it still has some bugs), and gta is a wayyyy bigger game. compared to other games the bugs are easily forgotten.
The good greatly outweighs the bad. I have recently been killing the rats with wings and wow... There is sooo much more to this city then you would see in a normal run through. It's crazy. I have a lot of respect for the time and effort it must have taken. Nothing is perfect but I could not have asked for more...
Gta doesn't suck. It sucks not to own the game yet and thats about it.
lol....What mother wrote this article?
he does make a few good points. that doesn't mean the game 'sucks' as the title of the article says... but it isn't the epitome of perfection like the reviewers make it out to be EDIT: dammit this was supposed to be in the GZ
i'll give you 1 good reason because its on the ps3
How. in any way is that productive or relevant to the article. If you're going to make a statement as scathing and all-encompassing as that at least back it up with some arguments.The fact that the two versions are so similar means that if you hate the ps3 version so much then surely you should hate the Xbox version also.
have no missions where you sit and shoot...god i hate that
what are you talking about sit and shoot??? drive bys? sniper missions?
i do agree the story is repetitive and look a like environments this GTA was rather disappointing. well xbox was the cause it sucked because they had to downgrade everything so xbox 360 could handle it unfortunately they had to do the same with PS3....
so the ps3 production team shouldnt have been held back from the xbox team and wasnt it stated somewhere that the ai models (pedestrians) we different models than that of the xbox version...i remember reading somewhere that the hookers on ps3 were better looking than the ones on the 360...so what has 360 gotta do with the ps3 version when it comes to the modelling i prolly dont know what im talking about, but still...i dont think the lack of modeling on the ps3 was because of them having to keep close to the quality of the 360 version
Listen if anything they had to hold back the Xbox 360 version check the comparisons. The ps3 version runs at a lower resolution and it has horrible frame rates. The xbox 360 version runs at 720p and the framerate is usually above 30 fps while the ps3 is close to 20 fps.
They missed #1. Same Crappy Game Play or are the repetitive missions we've been playing for the past 3 games worse? It's so hard to tell.
The only thing I'm disappointed about is that you couldn't do some of the stuff like your able to do in San Andreas for example modify cars.
I think they are just jealous because its not on wii.
I don't know what they expect the missions to be like. When playing a racing game, are they surprised when they are mostly the same? Or a Sports game? Baseball is Baseball, GTA is GTA. You cant change that or you will lose the appeal.
The difference is when you play a racing game you expect good racing to back it up. When you play a shooter game you expect spot on precision. What have I come to expect from the gta series? Quantity of quality. Sure you can fight someone, but can you do it without feeling like you've got a bad case of cerebral palsy. Sure you can drive, but can you do it without feeling like your grandma who forgot to wear her glasses? Sure you can shoot, but can you do it without feeling like Dirty Harry's inbred retarded cousin? The list goes on, and on.
LMFAO PP ITS SO TRUE.
#1: They are playing it on a 360... no troubles like that on the PS3. #2: Have you drove through New York City or any big city? A lot of it looks the same. The environment is realistic to a flaw. #3: Wow honestly... you are going to go to install options.. to HAVING options... #4: Repetetive.. Hmm kinda like Halo or any other FPS where you kill people till you "win" #5: See #1... This should be combined on theirs anyway. #6: I could go with the simple "You Suck At It" approach with this one, but the fact is R* went away from the arcady feel of GTA:SA. It starts with the graphics than goes to the physics and the gameplay is forced to evolve with it. This is a plus in my eyes and many others and after a while you can fly around the city with skill. #7: Faces... too easy.. Next #8: If anyone understands this complaint please explain it to me. #9: FINALLY a reasonable argument! Touche I will give you guys this point! #10: I will never visit gadgetzone again.. and im sorry I gave them a hit for the one time i went there...
1. I honestly haven't noticed any pop-in at all on the PS3 version. (I have a 360 too, so that's not a fanboy comment.) And anyway, would that really qualify as a "bug"? I would've thought pop-in was due to system restraints. 2. It's pretty damn realistic in terms of environments - it only misses the cartoony neon glow of Vice City. The detail in these environments is better than ever, though. 3. In the 7 minutes it took to install, I read the (very amusing) manual. Big deal. Ever tried installing an un-patched MMO on a PC? 4. Running street battles, car and bike chases, sniping assassinations, kidnappings, dating, truck surfing... to name but a few. 5. The lighting is fine. In fact, the dawn/dusk effects are nothing short of stunning. 6. I've had very few problems with the camera, and NONE outside. I did have problems with the driving... until I learned to use the brake. 7. WTF? 8. I agree there are times when the AI isn't perfect, such as when your pickup won't get in your car because he's stuck behind a garbage can or something. But the examples given just add to the fun of GTA, don't they? 9. The frame-rate is already strained when there's a lot of on-screen clutter. Multiply that by two and you realise that split-screen is not viable. 10. Set the next game in Chicago and see Mr Connery come running.
@haruvister #9 - split screen is absolutely viable. COD4, Warhawk, Resistance, and any number of other games have split screen. They had split screen in San Andreas. Since when is stripping features 'next gen.' Sure, this article has some problems, but I think the lack of local multiplayer is a severe oversight.
...why so much ingame money? Ok, I got the ps3 and therefor no achievements. But there are so many "useless" sidequests for money and there's actually no point in having so much (almost $800k). This totally bothers me and tops every other flaws and bugs story. Maybe I overlooked something in this game. When it's so, please clarify me ppl.
I always wanted something to spend my money on. Have it be like ratchet and clank, where you save up like 2 mill for an awesome gun or a car that is always at your garage.
agree with you there, in the old games you had houses to buy... i wish they still had that in this one.
Shooting and aiming sucks. In fact, everything about the combat sucks. The camera sucks. The draw distance sucks. Still a great game though. I'd give it an 8.5. Vice City will always be the best.
Could they be more nitpicky, the only pop-ins I have noticed is when I am driving really fast.
yea gta4 aint as fun as i expected it to be vice city will always be best in my opinion
the computer A.I is SH1T i dont remember in the other GTAs a car speeding up to hit you when youv been stood in the road for 20seconds
glad someone agress i swear to god its f~ck1ng annoying they need an update for that sh1t it was like last week was playing cops n crooks and 4 of them were getting in the escape chopper and i had a rocket i lined my shot up and then a car hit me at about 2 mph knocked me flying i mean come on it wouldnt even knock you over
the environments are not repetitive and if they were blame new york..the games environment is based off of new york city...much of queens brooklyn and bronx have smiler streets but i don't see the repetition
Looks like it starting from Scrath again! But saying GTA4 sucks is adding Paint to the Pop~Corn! People are going to express their Colorful Opinion!
10 Reasons Droids defend the DroidStation 3 ............ YUO CAN WATCH BLU RAY MUVIEZ!!!!11... no? :( There isnt any reasons to.. forgot :-\ PS3 will die after this year when 360 eats the bread again.. then I think it'll just die out tbh
What a inbred retard, goes on to troll 10 reasons, and can't even finish two.
I have not read one review that said GTA4 was perfect, and this article mentions nothing new that wasn't mentioned as minor irritants in other reviews - except for the Sean Connery thing - which is just a filler so he can say "10" rather than "9" things wrong with the game. Articles like this - that do not qualify for news - are getting more and more frequent unfortunately.
Those were problems I had too, especially the driving, but yeah, this game isn't a 10 by any means, now what is that gonna say for game ratings now since they rated this game perfect? I dunno, I really don't know. What I do know is that in my opinion this game deserves a 7.5 at the most, it's just a game we played before with a fresh coat of paint, it's not a bad game but not perfect, once the hype is gone then they will see, this happened with Halo 3 as well, not as much but it happened, but I do think Bioshock deserved a 10, that is the only game last year that I thought did. This year is a toss up, so basically this is already better than MGS 4, Gears 2, Ninja Gaiden 2, Silent Hill, Banjo, and all the other candidates for the year because you know they will score lower than GTA has, but thank god I don't give 2 sh...... I don't care about reviews.
we can watch blu-ray movies! too bad you cannot! You always bring that up...the jealousy is strong with you! You might as well go pick up a PS3, you're in every single Playstation thread anyway!
360 owners love to watch the red light blinking, hey guys come and look at the light blinking, it's so cool man wish the Ps3 got that, it's was the best feature that any console can ever get damn the 360 is awesome
1 - 10 - Doesn't know how to relax and have fun. Remember it's just a GAME!
YOu forgot !!BLURRY SHEE_IT GRAPHICS!!!
heh. listen... the game is closest to being perfect than any other game out there. i have never enjoyed playing a game so much for an extended period of time like GTA4. Its your problem if you cant play. I find the difficulty level and driving very awesome and needed for the game to be taken seriously... i really enjoy driving especially with FUTO (car from initial D) and sultan rs, or even scalietti...(maybach).
heh. listen the game is closest to being perfect than any other game out there. i have never enjoyed playing a game so much for an extended period of time like GTA4. Its your problem that you cant play. I find the difficulty level and driving very awesome and indeed needed for the game to be realistic and taken seriously... i really enjoy driving especially with FUTO (car from initial D) and sultan rs, or even scalietti...(maybach).
Ten days AFTER release people start getting critical. Thanks for backing me up guys.
Is that all you could find... that just confirms the 10/10 GTA got... One note on 3: Wierd Install option... They wanted to have an install because it reduces the in game load time to almost 0 on the PS3... the problem is some XBOX doesn't have a HD... (talk about progress.... from Microsh*t) so they couldn't have an install option for Xbox since the game has to work on ALL xbox. So if you want to blame someone... why don't you blame Microsh*t for the console design choice rather then GTA...
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