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GTA is no longer the top sandbox.

When Grand Theft Auto 3 was first released, it stunned the gaming community. It even stunned the developers working on it, who up until the last minute thought it was a mess that wouldn't work. It gave gamers a....

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Cajun Chicken3378d ago (Edited 3378d ago )

This guy is right. Crackdown is a great game and 'refreshing' is the word.
Its just a little bit annoying that people bought it for the Halo3 beta and actually discovered a game within or just by word of mouth of those who experienced it.
And MS missed out on that window of opportunity to get a new one out as fast as possible.

I think Crackdown is a much more healthier game for the 360 than Gears and more should of been done to warrant a sequel DAY OF RELEASE and should be a game that the 360 should base its image off of instead of pretend 'hardcore' games, because we all know that audience actually doesn't exist, its just a marketing term for;
"YOU CAN KILL THINGS! FAST! AND THERE'S BLOOD! BLOODY LOADS OF IT! KILL PEOPLE YOU DON'T KNOW ONLINE! FOR FUN! ITS GOT FREAKING LOUD GUNS! CRUNCH! SKULLS A POPPING! FAST! LOOK! NO STORYLINE! OH, WAIT! YOU DON'T NEED ONE BECAUSE ITS HARDCORE! EMOTIONAL CONNECTION BETWEEN THE PROTAGONIST AND PLAYER? WHATS THAT? THAT SOUNDS GAY! THAT'S NOT MANLY! GET THAT STUFF AWAY FROM MY HARDCORE MACHINE NOW! F**K YEAH! I'LL GET OUT MY GUN LICENCE, CRISPS AND BEER! BECAUSE I'M A REAAAL MAN!"

I'd rather see a sequel of Crackdown any day than the line up MS are offering this year.
But the problem is as the article states if something doesn't come out soon enough, 'filler' and 'replacements' are bought out and this is why we have Prototype and inFAMOUS being made for next year and both of those can only be played on one console, unfortunately.

I'd still love to see a new Crackdown, but like GTA, the crown could be stolen by either or both next year because of MS not forward thinking and sticking in the 'hardcore' past.

Panipal20053377d ago

InFamous is PS3 exclusive but Prototype is coming to both PS3 and X360

Sitdown3377d ago

"Its just a little bit annoying that people bought it for the Halo3 beta and actually discovered a game within or just by word of mouth of those who experienced it."

I am not exactly sure why you consider it annoying........sounds like it would be great marketing.....as people who would have wrote the game off by itself......actually ended up discovering the game. It would seem annoying if the word did not get out about the game...and nobody played it.

Cajun Chicken3377d ago (Edited 3377d ago )

Yes, but only the PS3 will have both on the same machine. So hopefully, twice the sandbox fun if both games deliver. Unless a Crackdown2 comes out of nowhere for 360, but then maybe the above games would actually better it before the sequel is released.

Also its incredibly possible that without the Halo3 Beta, Crackdown wouldn't of sold at all, because at the time it wasn't typically the game that XBOX fans expected after hearing about Gears and the then upcoming Halo3 and was in a sea of FPS back then. That's the way I see it.
Maybe it saved this, but if Crackdown was going to come out on the PS2/XBOX/PS3 say, I don't think it would've needed that marketing move and just would of sold equally or better alone without essentially being bundled with a demo.
It was just MS saving advertising costs. For a game that should of been advertised so much in the first place.

SteveBallmer SonyRep3378d ago

Infamous will crush the sandbox ! And make it perfect again

Lord Shuhei Yoshida3377d ago

Glad to have Ballmer on our side.lol

Overr8ed3377d ago

Yea I think so too, Doing actions that either help you out or bite you in the arse are good, Superpowers+sandbox= WTF moments.
You know what, GTA was good for about 1 month for me, its weird since a lot people told me that a GTA would last you a LONG time but it really didn't do it for me, i still haven't finished the story and I would probably not because of the other games coming out.

BabyStomper50003377d ago

I played it about the same amount of time. I was pissed I payed $60 for it and traded it in towards... something... I can't remember what. But the point is the game was nowhere near as good as it should have been because of the fact that it was multiplat. If it were only on one system or the other they would have been able to make it twice as good considering they had to build the game from the ground up on two different systems. Oh well, maybe the new PS3 exclusive from rockstar will be the next AAA game from Rockstar. *crosses fingers and waits for the next year or two*

BigKev453377d ago

Uhh... yeah it still is.

theKiller3377d ago (Edited 3377d ago )

maybe its still famous but it lost it power with the release of GTA4, san andreas and GTA3 had the biggest impact in the gaming industry at almost any game could do!!

u will see very little sales for GTA4 DLC this fall!

inFamous and prototype probably will take the light out of GTA at least with the hardcore gamers! u also have saint raw 2, which looks much more fun than GTA4!!

Defectiv3_Detectiv33377d ago (Edited 3377d ago )

You can always tell when someone has no taste because the claim that either GTA or Halo are Teh best ever!1!1!!

And for the record, PROTOTYPE will suck. There is a reason that game got delayed. I swear, its like I'm the only person who actually watched the game vids. They were pretty awful. The only cool thing I saw in that game was the animations when your character turns into a creature. Other than that, it just looked like Hulk:Ult Destruction.

I wouldn't be surprised if they scrap the whole project. Its been a while since we heard anything new.

Honestly though, inFamous is going to rule all these games. I think this game will be reminiscent of what GTA4 should have been, partly because the devs. will have plenty of space to build a massive city with. Not to mention the story looks interesting, the graphics are clean, and the gameplay is innovative.

AngryXbot3377d ago (Edited 3377d ago )

Its because Rockstar went to the 360. You start the game and you can see how much it really is old gen GTA with little improvements on graphics. Its because the game was multi platform and they had to take the 360 into account with its inferior DVD.

DONT BELIEVE ME. WATCH THIS VIDEO. ****THIS IS HOW GTA4 SHOULD HAVE LOOKED IF IT WAS EXCLUSIVE FOR THE PS3****

BEHOLD AND FEAST YOUR EYES ON THE UNBELIEVABLE POWER OF THE PS3. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I BRING YOU THE JAWDROPPING UNBELIEVABLE *****OOOOOOOPPPPPPPEEEEEEENNNN NNNN WORLDDDDDDDDD******* 13 MINUTES OF GAMEPLAY FROM THE ULTRA EXCITING PS3 EXCLUSIVE KNOWN AS INFAMOUS:

http://www.gametrailers.com...

TRIPLE A MATERIAL AND INFAMOUS IS SET FOR A MARCH 2009 RELEASE. BE AFRAID XBOTS. BE VERY AFRAID. FOR THE END IS NEAR.

Take a look at that video. Everything in there is fking NEXT GEN gameplay. THATS how GTA4 would have looked like if it was truly pushed on the PS3. No matter, INFAMOUS is the next KING of open world sandbox gameplay. INFAMOUS raises the standard and the bar to new heights.

INFAMOUS. Another triple A game for the PS3. Where else but on PS3 will you find such unique and exciting content. PS3, play beyond!

InfiniteUnfloppery3377d ago

Indeed,Infamous is now the most praised Open World game

MAGNUM-RAM3377d ago

gta4 left so much to be desired that there are some pretty close contenders.
San andreas gta was the bar in terms of gameplay. Spiderman was always potentially
perfect. The incredible hulk surprised many. The story in the godfather was great. The warriors
improoved combat. Crackdown's simplicity was engaging. Saintsrow showcased new graphics.

I place my crown on GTA San andreas.

There are some strong contenders but if anyone misses on these great games feats
consider it metropolis & you are superman. Superman was my biggest sandbox dissappointment.

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