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GTA: Episodes From Liberty City Review-TheGamersHub

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"The Grand Theft Auto series has a rich history of telling very unique and epic crime stories, from the thrilling first fully 3D adventures of the no named protagonist of 'GTA3' to the beloved Tommy Vercetti and to the present day Niko Bellic. They all had a story to tell, each of them unique and made the player want to keep going and continue on the journey of either a petty thugs rise to power or an immigrants road to make something he can call his own with a past shrouded in vengeance. No matter what the story is Rockstar manages to make something spectacular with it. That pattern is not set to waste here in 'Episodes From Liberty City'. However does the game warrant a purchase to those who have already experienced GTAIV? After all it is the same landscape with a few minor changes. Does the game add enough content to assure the buy that its going to be 20-40 dollars (single DLC episodes that require GTAIV disc are $20 and disc based 2 episodes are $40) well spent?"

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Noctis Aftermath3047d ago

I'm disappointed that you can't simply download one of the episodes and play, you NEED to have GTA4 disc if you plan to download, or you are forced to buy both episodes on a disc.

I was looking forward to playing The Ballad of Gay Tony but i don't want GTA or Lost and the Damned so i will have to pass.

ShinRyuHadoken3047d ago

Dude ^^^^

Off course you need too purchase GTA4 original disk. This is an ad-on game. And I can tell you this. It's worth every penny off yours. I download it yesterday for my PS3 and I love it. The humor and gameplay are awesome.

Gamealot3047d ago (Edited 3047d ago )

well 2 bad GTA4 sucked @ss so bad that i had to traded in right after i beat it. GTA: San Andreas was by far better than this

AliTheBrit193047d ago

Get the disk dude, its worth it.

chak_3047d ago

On PC you don't need GTA 4 just for some clarification.

Just buy the episodes disk and you're good to go

Arkose3047d ago (Edited 3047d ago )

That isn't the situation being described. If you buy one or both episodes as DLC you need the base game; only the compilation omits this requirement. This is the same across all platforms. If you want just one PC episode but don't have GTA4 you're faced with the same predicament as the console players.

On the PC you also have the option of buying the compilation digitally through Steam and the like; as with the retail compilation this is delivered as a standalone product--not DLC--so does not require the base game, but this doesn't help either if you want to buy just one standalone episode.

memots3047d ago

This is cut and paste from from Steam when actually what it says when you want to buy episode from liberty city.

About the Game
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City includes both The Lost and Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony together and does not require a copy of the original Grand Theft Auto IV to play.

I HARLEM I3047d ago

I GUESS THE ARTICLE ABOUT DLS DOSENT AGREE WITH BLURAY IS TRUE?

ian723047d ago

I got the blu-ray Episodes from Liberty City on release day, yesterday (UK). It cost me £27.70 from a supermarket. On PSN the episodes are £13.99 each which equals £27.98. I know I only saved 28pence but I would rather have the episodes on disc. I don't need GTA4 to play them and I could also sell or trade in my disc when finished with and get some money back, which you cannot do with DLC. I also prefer to have a game on disc rather than HDD.

Arkose3047d ago

From what I've read the disc version also has three additional radio stations, so even if you never sell it it's clearly a better deal than the DLC.