Who had the Guts to Criticise GTA IV?

Gameplayer's regular Quotes of the Week article includes a round-up of some of the less positive things said about GTA IV.

"GTA IV dropped this week, and consumer sanity took a long walk off a short pier. There was that guy who got stabbed in England, and in America several UPS couriers were busted nicking copies of the game from their shipments. Ben Kuchera of Ars Technica interviewed an anonymous UPS employee tasked with the job of detecting and punishing this petty theft: "

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HighDefinition3913d ago

Horny Melon and PSWII60, that`s who. LOL.

Funny stuff, that`s this pops up right after.

JsonHenry3913d ago

I do. The game is nothing more than GTA 3 with prettier graphics and a half assed online mode.

princejb1343913d ago

i agree ill rate it 8.2/10
i was expecting a blow-out something amazing but playing it made me realize not much has changed

AllroundGamer3913d ago

my final score 7/10, and i have 85% completed, 40 hours played totally. Finished Vice city and SA, and i think, that why should GTA4 get so high ratings when there isn't even half of the features there from the olders GTA parts... 100 mil $ game and probably 50 mil $ went to marketing alone (reviewers checks included). GTA RIP

HighDefinition3913d ago

Nothing better this gen so far as a "total package". The only thing that pisses me off is losing a few features from GTA:SA, being on the 360 definitly caused that problem, having to fit this game on a DVD. Either way, it`s a GREAT GREAT game and better than anything out. It also does alot of thing differently, go play GTA3,VC or SA. I put SA in last night, BIG DIFFERENCE.

Silellak3913d ago (Edited 3913d ago )

I don't agree that "being on the 360 caused that problem". Time and money limitations caused the problem. It's not like sticking GTA4 on a Blu-ray disc would magically give Rockstar more time and money to add to it.

When you create an entirely new engine, features from the old engine have to get cut.

I would much rather have the vastly, VASTLY improved combat system and the incredible multiplayer over the features missing from San Andreas.

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power of Green 3913d ago

Who had the guts to tell the truth about the differences of each version risking all by upsetting the Playstation community.

Jack Meahoffer3913d ago

trying to get hits to their website.

For all the pre-release "warmer colors" and "less pop up" talk from Sony fanboys now they've all eaten their words when their version doesn't even F'ing work and doesn't run in HD.

Sony fanboys have been totally owned by bad news after bad news lately. First Home is MIA. Probably won't even come out til the end of this console cyle if ever... MGSO beta massively shat the bed now GTA IV is broken offline and online. This after COD4, R6V2 and Team Fortress 2 all came out with broken online... But its the developers fault right? Couldn't be Sony's fault for settting up a crap service.

Poor Sony fanboys butt hurt and attacking GTA IV. WAAAAAH! Lost your exclusive game, have a 10 minute mandatory installation, single player locks up randomly and multiplayer locks up when more than 3 people are connected.

Stubacca3913d ago

I have the PS3 version. I have a huge mutherf*cker of a TV and didn't have any graphical issues whatsoever. It's a beautiful game and a great start on the new GTA franchise. However, I have my moans.

My major issues with GTAIV are:
1. You can't climb poles like they said you would be able to.
2. Climbing buildings/reaching the roof is too difficult.
3. Most stores/arms dealers look the same inside.
4. There is nothing to replace the missing Rampages and side missions.
5. There is only 2 helecopters in the game.
6. You can't pick up many objects, the ones you can are useless.
7. There aint that many numbers to call.
8. There is little to do after the story, flying rats and jumps.
9. You can't use trunks/bags like they said you could.
10. Not enough weather cycles.

Enigma_20993913d ago

... not perfect ones...

And get over the fact that you have to slow down to navigate turns now.

Tempist3913d ago

Agreed. It's a good game with it's flaws, but the review media / press took it too far. There are things that have happened that should demand those 100% requiring revisions.

Else every game released from now on should not be played because GTA IV is the perfect game we should not move on from.

micro_invader3913d ago

GTA isn't the perfect game that we should not move on from, read this from the ign review:

"A 10 doesn't mean a game is perfect -- it means a game is pushing boundaries, expanding a genre, and doing many things to a level so far above and beyond its competitors that they overshadows any flaws. Certainly, GTA IV has some issues, the most noticeable being the occasional flaw in the cover system, but there are many more pieces of GTA IV that are better than anything I've seen from a game in the past decade. We don't give 10s often -- just to games that merit the score."

lsujester3913d ago

@ 4.2

I totally understand what IGN said. A good example of that is to look at games like Bioshock. That was a truly phenomenal game... one of the best ever made, in my opinion. But yet, it didn't even HAVE multiplayer and still rated a good number of 10's.

But I personally would go with my old English professor's grading scale: 1-99.9. He always used to say that there is no such thing as a perfect paper on a subject, but that there were the occasional few that would be about as close as you can get.

So therefore, there is no such thing as a perfect game, but there are the few that are as close as we are likely to see. But on the other hand, I've ran across enough issues with GTA, that I don't see these strew of 10's being warranted. Icy tire vehicles, sluggish combat controls, repetitive missions would definitely knock other games down a point or two in review scores.

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