TE writes: "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is a significant departure for the series. It's partly out of necessity - the cinematic nature of previous Grand Theft Autos could not translate to the DS. The idea that each GTA entry should be nothing less than a wholesale investigation of a particular American cultural moment was, Rockstar realized, appropriate for the television, but not your handheld. Gone are the shimmering cities and expressive cinematics and in their place comes a new emphasis on gameplay. Chinatown Wars is still Grand Theft Auto, but not quite like any I have played in recent memory."