A great blog post from Kombo: "While playing last night, I experienced something the GTA series has never really done to me (at least that I can remember). I felt a little guilty -- for something I did in the game, that is."
Okay? well play another game then pu$$y....
"Am I going to stop playing GTA IV now? No way." ...not so cool now, aye?
yeah agree, this guy is all crying and stuff now because he shot someone in a game. i bet he's got some psychological disorder or something because dude... it's a freaking game, how can he feel remorseful as in real life as in the game? this guy must be nuts or something, i hope he gets locked up in a booby trap before he kills someone in real life and feels remorseful as he did in the game. if he shows real emotions from real life in a game, then he must be one of those psychotic people who have a difficult time seeing real life from virtual reality such as gtaiv.
letting a man live or killing him. I opted to let him live. Doesn't mean that I am a pu$$y cat, but that I chose to see the game to the end differently. Is it possible to live life of crime and still have morals? I'm willing to try it out and see what happens. Am I going to go through the game and try to kill not one citizen. Hahh, yeah right. LOL
Insightful comment, there, buddy. The article's encouraging discussion, not trying to dredge up your feelings of faux-empathy. I'm glad that, at the very least, you're taking out your illogical rage on the internet instead of resorting to road rage like everyone else. Actually, no I'm not. Anyway, at some level GTA makes me feel bad as well. If I choose to hop into a big truck and knock over a few citizens -- permanently -- I generally do it for about half an hour. After that, I've had all I can take, so I reload my game from before the Liberty City Massacre (can't be ruining Niko's pristine reputation) and go kill bad people. It's actually kind of cool that Rockstar was able to so thoroughly develop Niko that I want to avoid making him an abjectly cold killer.
Very thoughtful. (I chuckled when I mis-read one of your lines and thought you wrote "kill bald people".)
I reckon this game is providing itself as a very effective conduit for carrying out my otherwise-unbeknown dark, evil desires to unleash insane (albeit creative and artistic!) havoc among the poor, innocent virtual-bystanders of Liberty City. "Auto-Bowling for Grannies", anyone? ;) Although I must admit (without giving away spoilers), my conscience compelled me to let "that guy" live early on in the game. ...ahh, who am I kidding. I was really hoping that my decision would lead to repercussions of more violence and massacre. (Ironically, in real life, I can't even kill a spider without trying to free it outside.)
I chose the opposite, without any remorse. Anyway, that's exactly what this game is all about. Letting out that inner demon and not feeling bad about it when you're done. And that's why I appreciate it. I would never even think about doing anything like this in real life, but man is it satisfying in a fictional world.
Better to let people do crazy stuff like that in a game, rather than in real life.
I didn't even know you had a choice in the matter of letting him live. How do you choose?
same, i dont recall having a choice to let someone live or die :S
u just do what you would do irl pull the trigger or walk away thats how ya do it man.....on a side note i would take the middle ground...give him one to the kneecap and roll out...heh
Seems to me like you need a break there buddy...I love what rockstar has done with the game they developed it with an awsome story and left the choice be yours.
Thats all just Wow.
man i laughed my ass off the 1st time i shot a npc bc they were running n they fell realistically n i heard a thud bc of the concrete
couldent handle runing over people through the winshield view, Everyone needs to try it and try not to laugh or be like"owwww that was almost too brutal.'
ill just be driving around and soem guy will stray out into the streets then i hit him and send them flying or tumbling over my the top of my car and sometimes i will think damn i feel sorry for that guy that was f'd up
Just to start off I've played and owned every GTA game released. And I can relate to what the guy is saying in this article. I was finishing a mission off when I triggered a police alert. The policeman attacked me and I downed him, I noticed that in GTA 4 you don't generally kill people out-right but as I move up close and pointed my pistol he uttered the words "Tell my Wife I love her", now it is indeed just a game that that actually shocked me a little, and strangly enough I actually felt quite guilty.
hahaha t the ps3 ios a joke fraom the gametraielr comparsion i would gta 4 and my ps3 after i had seen the gametrailers comaprson as thetexture .vibrance.sharpensss.ligfhting defference is tooo great and favor the 360 version to well and to top it off the ps3 versioon freeezes and the only is messed up hahah imagine if gta 4 was 3600 exclusive wow it wpuld looks like gears of war
I understand the writer of this article. I've always been able to go on mindless rampages in previous GTA games for fun, but I tried it in GTAIV and it didn't feel fun. It just made me feel bad. When you're doing all those criminal murder missions and the like, I don't feel so bad, as thats the sort of life those people have chosen. But killing all those 'innocent people' (yes I know they're not real) just feels wrong. Maybe partly because the gameplay and the appearance of the world is much less cartoony then previous titles.
When I drive near the internet cafe, everyone runs away screaming the "batmonster is here". Fking hilarious.
Yeah killing a cartoon character always got to me, it started with Space Invaders 20+ years ago..
I mainly stick to the story but I have blasted on some fools with no remorse. I did feel wrong for a second when i hit that old lady while driving a SUV.
I noticed it too. There is something different about this GTA, maybe its because it's not so cartoony and exaggerated as it used to be. Not just the graphics but the way NPCs react. In San Andrea I never really noticed when I hit someone with a car. In IV you feel it a little.
Yeah I remember Pong. I felt so guilt everytime that poor ball it my paddle. Who cares about the realistic nature of the game. Maybe you should go play some mario brothers. People make me sick. Its a damn game. Maybe you should return the game , get your money back and by a soother for your troubles. Oh and by the way, I stabbed this girl who was jogging and after she was on the ground, still moving, I decided to call the police to see how fast they would respond. They showed up late, so I back over her with my vehicle. Now is that morbid, absolutely not because its a game. In real life people know what's right from wrong. And just for the record. The way the NPCs react is normal since ragdoll effect is out and natural motion is in. I think natural motion will change the future of all gaming.
*sniff* Now I know what its like, when doves cry.
I want to try and play this game all the way to the end without killing anyone I don't have to. Not because I care just because it will be sooo hard to hold back.
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