So listen up! Forget 'broken' cars or a combat system that actually makes the combat playable (thus ruining it for us ultra-hardcore players). Here is why GTA IV sucks...
10 reasons why this article sucks - 1 - 10 - lazygamer.co.za sucks.
GTA4 diserves a 8/10 for being mindless and simplistic. Do you honestly believe it matches Metal Gear or Zelda games? No. That would be just wrong.
yeah it does. The more you play the game, the more awesome it is. It's crazy of what they put into a game like GTA IV.
How about "10 reasons I think I'm cool for calling out a video game that mostly everyone enjoys, just to be cool and rebellious".
How about you play some of the top hardcore games instead? GTA4 is king of the casual games, that's why it gets so much attention. It's the kind of game that makes Jack Thompson happy. There are impressive, mind-blowing and very deep games out there. Try them. Then GTA4 will look like pewp
To me most of the reasons he gives can be fixed be either not sucking, or being more patient. Sounds like someone needs to grow up and learn to properly complain.
Timesplitter14...and these fantastic games that only "cool underground" people like you know about are? You are going to go tell him to play some "impressive, mind-blowing and very deep games" but then not mention any? You make me laugh.
Seriously who here needs to read aticles like this? By now the majority of people have played it for themselves and most likely loved it. No matter how many reasons fools can come up with GTA 4 doesnt suck. And yes I do realise the guy who wrote this one in perticular loved the game.
problem is that the game is good but bot as good as everyone thought it was going to be . no one wants to say its bad but its not the best game i have ever played. no tanks, jets, jet packs,parachute and the cheats are long and annoying . they have taken out what makes gta
Yeah GTA4 is great but not as good as it could have been, overall SA was better, the biggest thing that was upgraded in GTA4 was the physics, and It's online play which is pretty good. Besides, what the heck do you spend money on??, I have over $1.2 Million and nothing to spend it on, guns and ammo is cheap and so is ring tones etc.
As much as I hated GTA4 this article sucked. Anyhow, about people being "wrong" who don't like GTA: I think that's false. I've loved every GTA but GTA4 and just because I don't like it, doesn't make me wrong.
people will complain about GTA5 GTA is same gain again and again its liek FF series "err ff is always turn based"
...in 20 FPS!!! PS3 IS dev friendly!!!!!
it freezes on my xboX360 so i sold it
Do you mean FF=Final Fantasy?, That's not always turned base, The combat in FF12 was very unique.
Funny how now that GTA4 is become the highest rated game of all time, everyone is attacking it. I understand some of the sarcastistic stuff but the thing is that most of the criticisms apply to many other games as well.
It hasn't taken the crown of highest rated games after all, which is a good thing. I think gamers are complaining of fear it might because such a thing would be very disrespectful seeing such a game get that title.
A WANTED LEVEL AT THE END OF EVERY FVCKING MISSION!!!!! seriously, here we have a nice, enjoyable mission- why did R* feel the need to add a wanted level at the end of almost every mission it does NOT make a mission more fun- just more frustrating
Hmmmm, I didn't really have a problem with wanted level at the end of most missions. And if I did, it was usually a very small radius. Also, I am sick of people posting articles like this.
seeing that ppl just flip out cell phones on this game and call the cops on your ass
this guy isnt telling how GTA IV sucks, hes telling how HE sucks and is just complaining cause he keeps getting owned by everyone he plays with
I bought the game on launch day and sold it the day after. The game is average to say the least, the reviews were obviously rigged for the fear of Rockstar balcklisting them. Out of the 15 people I know who purchased the game on both the PS3 and 360 about 8 people were dissapointed. The graphics are average ( when compared to Assassins Creed and Call of duty ) and the gameplay was quite awful at times ( Online play is not even a patch on Call of Duty ). If you are honest with yourself you would admit the game is not the best out there and there will be others that will replace it. Im expecting alot of disagrees but im just being honest.
I am not a fan of Call of Duty 4, but I will agree that the online for GTA is horrible. But come on... bad graphics? I was utterly amazed when I put the game in at how well it looked in such a big and open world. I know assassins creed was open world too, but it isn't exactly the same size, and not as much is going on. Now don't get me wrong, the graphics could be better... but I still was pretty impressed.
until I've mastered the single player game. I'm assuming this will help me. If not, oh well. I'm not much of an online gamer anyway. But I'm glad I have the option this time around.
happy i didnt waste 40 quid.
I agree with you. I was greatly disappointed with GTAIV. While its not a great game its a fun game to play. I suggest taking breaks from it to make game more pleasurable espically free roaming and stuff
I told myself this game was going to be the same stale repetitive game as the others with broken game play, but sadly I gave into the massive hype. I really should have known better. I too ended up selling the game only days after the poor decision of purchasing it.
Yeah GTA4 could have been better, to me graphics was average on a next gen console. GTA4 is also plaqued by countless bugs and glitches.
I couldn't agree more! I think this is the worst GTA yet! I even had far more joy out of GTA 1. The graphics are OK and the game itself is ok. The problem is when you compare this bland boring game to the others in the series. Well, there really is no comparison. I bought this game based of the hype of early review and cannot express my incredible disappointment. I would sell it if I didn't pay 65 dollars for it. I would have gave San Adreas 9.5/10, and this turkey a 8/10 at BEST.
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guys IM GOING TO BE THE 1STTO BE CONTROVERSIAL gta 4 IS great game but it didn't live up to the hype and is not the best gta of all time that goes to GTA SANADNREAS every 1 that has played it know this the only ppl that habour racist traits would gta sanadreas was not a master piece it was a amazing masterpiece.
The motorcycles handle LIKE CRAP!! The missions that require you to follow someone on a bike can be extremely frustrating! I wish they would have made bikes a bit more forgiving. Everything else, I can deal with. I've mastered driving cars and copters. Brucie races are great fun and very easy once you learn to drive. Rainy days in May are for GTAIV.
Haha, I can agree to that. I didn't really understand peoples complaints with driving, but ya... those motorcycle chases can be difficult.
it's realistic handling.
Yeah the motorcycles do handle worse then the Helicopters even. Never knew driving a motorcycle was harder then flying a helicopter. some say It's realistic, so they say so, I find it funny though that the NPC's drive motorcycles with no issues. Still a fun game though, I Passed it and play online often.
I agree, wanted levels after every freakin' mission suck. It's frustrating enough to do some mission's multiple times. Add a 3 or 4 star on to that, and thats almost grounds for controller smashing.
GTAIV is a mixed bag. On one hand I love it, but then I start thinking about Vice City and and how much more there is to do and how it fun it was.
GTA4 is a great game there is so much detail in the game. I have throughly enjoyed the 35 hours I have invested in the single player campaign. GTA4 is way better than any of its GTA3 series, I should know played them all on the ps2.
Lol the mere mention of "The Warriors" and awesome melee combat system is proof enough this article is a joke .
u never played the warriors but that games one of the best games ever
it's over hyped,,, GTA4 deserve 6/10 really.
GTA4 is overhyped, yeah, has major flaws, but it's still really great game.
Agree, mediocre in every way.
No car customisations. . And the radio stations felt better in San Andreas and Vice City. Also. .all that child porn crap on the radio is fricken annoying. .I get sick hearing it. It so shouldnt be there. The game rocks though,and the physics are awesome.
Why is it necessary to have an article like this for every high profile game that comes out. They did this for Halo3,GTA4 and few others and it's just dumb. Yes they were incredibly over hyped and I'm not a fan of Halo or GTA but that doesn't mean they suck. I better article would be "Top 10 reasons why they don't live up to the hype."
Those 'x reasons' articles are all about clicks nothing more.
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wow get a f*cking life
Well, sub-HD on the PS3, actually :P
The person who wrote this obviously doesnt hate GTA hes just having a laugh.. Reason 5 - You cant hijack a Boeing... LOL Reason 6 - FFS People indicate.. HA HA I also put that he cant find Lazlow walking the streets.. Ha Ha, I actually drove through star junction just to see if he was there during his radio show, you never know ur luck and with the depth of this game it wouldnt have surprised me!
I was starting to lose hope in humanity after reading these comments. The article is satirical people, I swear most of these comments were written about the headline and now the actual article...
it is. LOL you f!cks don't get any new episodes for that game. Once you beat it, its done that's it GO TRADE IT IN. HAHA the experience continues on 360 with not one but TWO pieces of episodal content. OWNED
Love the way you act as though u even got a clue what the dlc is... :P
this is one of the biggest dissapointments in my life.Im a pure gta fan and I trusted rockstar north (DMA, since their first classic game only few gamers knew it BODY HARVEST on the n64), and before I play this I was expecting it to be the greatest game of all time,I guess I was wrong rockstar has nearly crippled the game and took all the fun away with crappy controls,driving,poor framerate,city design,difficult cops,poor camera,annoying cell phone ,weak character,crappy missions,bikes are nearly impossible to drive in dirt or in rainy weather, bugs and glitches that rarely seen in a videogame and the city doesn't feel alive like the past gta games,the game just doesn't work, rockstar should delay this for another year (Im not kidding)
You must have an amazing life for a small thing like this to be up there with the greatest disappointments ever.
that was hilarious man, lmaoo
I am absolutely blown away people believe this game is great. IT IS NOT GREAT. MEDIOCRE AT BEST! Why does this game bore me so much I ask? If this game is a 10/10 it shouldn't bore me should it? Where are the bicycles, the planes, jets, dirtbikes, parachutes? Where is the adventure? Where is the replay value? I see NONE whatsoever! If it wasn't for the few redeeming qualities (and I stress the word few) I would have traded it in right away. Unfortunately, I paid 65 bucks for it and refuse to throw away a bunch of money on it. Sad thing is, I haven't play it in 2 weeks. Old A$$ games like Baldur's Gate 2 are much more entertaining at the moment.
I don't see how everyone says they're disappointed. At first I kind of thought it was a little boring but when i started getting into the game it became way more fun. The multiplayer is also extremely fun if you actually get into it (except when you join a free roam match with a lot of people all they do is shoot eachother). Multiplayer is pretty much all i play. Me and my friends starting cop chases are a blast. Every time I play it, I discover something new in the game. They just tried to make it on the more realistic side of everything. I don't see how so many people are dissapointed with the game when i think it really deserves that 10/10. No other game tops GTA really right now and I don't think any game will for a while, especially with all the detail. All the gaming sites know what they're talking about.
Kids voices online into Japanese School girl voices pleeeeeeez!! I think he makes a couple valid points but none of them make GTA4 suck. They are just the sucky parts. Like our "friends". The neediest whiniest gangsters ever set to digital life. I have to "sleep" my phone constantly now just so I can travel w/o interuption to the next plot point. ... I tried killing that lawyer with the bat (figured it was soundless enough) but his receptionist still busted me. I'll try a knife next time.
I hadnt read your post but Im glad someone else is annoyed by the whole "Sims" thing. I didnt know you can change the mode on your phone so they stop calling. Ill do that next time.
is how people call you when you're in the middle of a mission or on your way to a mission you want to do and then they call you to go out but you tell them no and then you get the thumbs down from them. Its too Sims to me, I like freedom in GTA4 not keeping up with your friendships, it just doesnt go well with what GTA4 is all about. Pick up hookers, kill people, rob banks, steal cars but be sure you stay up to date with your friends. Sorry but it gets annoying in the game.
except for cell phone......i expected a alot of action sequences after SA ....
yea and they already had a cell phone in Saints Row.
is that it is missing alot of things that made San Andreas great like customizing cars, going to the gym, bikes real bikes i loved riding those,the hair cuts the clothes in this game they only have a small selection and not many good ones at that, could u buy houses i can't remember, u know i have not flown a plane can u fly a plane in this game. well that is just a couple of things that get me made about this game, I mean the more i played it the more i think of San Andreas and how u could do so much more i mean they took out to much stuff, Don't get me wrong its still a good game but it could of been way better.
Yeah GTA: SA had more to do Working out many different kinds of clothing buy new property MUCH better music Turf wars Much bigger areas. But GTA4 has ups to Better physics Better graphics Multiplayer Socialclub more dating sources both had an equal story, but SA's seems a bit longer, that can be a plus.
but this gy has a point, the should not have taking away the jets, jetpacks, f16 fighter jet, chain saw, parcute, the rocket lunchers that has automatic aim, the tanks that u used n gta3, all the cheats that gta3 had and so many other things,...this gta is more serious but at the end of the day i still find it fun to play, the multi player is awsome all tho i find it irratinig it takes long to start a match, with the facts people can chooes their teams some people mess with it alot that u just have to start a new game,compared to cod4 the online expericenc is a lottle bit off, arranges every thing for u propley that u dont have to start a new game because of some 13 year old kid taking the piss with the f^&*ing team selction, ...any way i just hope they put all the thinngs back that was in gta3when gta5 comes back, at the end of the day i still play gta4 but if gta5 is as downgraded as gta4 then i guess its time to stop playing gta because i have had fun with every gta that came out. =!
As much as I love this game, I have to question why Rockstar would not include a key weapon like the flamethrower. With the new animation engine and all, it'd be perfection.
suck? NO. overhyped? YES over-scored? YES
Because you have a lot of money and you can't spend it! GTAIV is a 8/10 game, not a perfect game!
Ive been waiting to see what else I am able to purchase apart from hookers, hotdogs, hamburgers, and weapons. I want to buy a new crib with a garage where you can have your car and a helipad for a helicopter even after you turned your console of and back on. What are we supposed to do with all that money? Maybe we'll find out after we beat the game.