"Is it possible to admire a game tremendously and still be disappointed by it?
It seems to me that's starting to be the question about "Grand Theft Auto." I wasn't on board with that view for "GTA IV" -- It made my top ten list for 2008. And that was, to be honest, before I had fully finished the story. I did a few weeks ago, and while I think it drags early in the third act and the final scene is really hokey, the penultimate mission, where players have to make a major moral choice, was incredibly compelling and brought together many underlying strands of the game nicely."