You know why? Because the irritating elitist gamers with superiority complexes the size of Montana absolutely MUST find something wrong with any game that scores so well and sells so many copies.
Finally someone had the [email protected] to say it, it`s TRUE.
I don't hate the game, i just think it lacks wow. A game that scores 10/10 better WOW the fvk out of me. The story was extremely boring at first. Same ol same ol GTA type stories go watch a drug deal...oh no drug deal gone bad shoot ppl now take me back home. Its nothing new to me really. I am getting into the game a bit more and its probably the best one but i had more fun with san andreas. The best part of GTA for me was the randomness and the randomness just doesn't tickle me the way it used to. PS. Everytime you try to have sex with your girl and she agrees and he says hey listen i respect you...that sh!t cracks me up every time
I sure as hell didn't get the "WOW" impression I had when GTA:SA came out.
I'd have to say the game isn't as great as I thought it would be. The last GTA I played was GTA 3 and it doesn't feel much different besides better graphics and a more engrossing story. Since I haven't played GTA for a long time and GTA fanatics kept saying it would blow Saints Row away I have to admit to being a bit disappointed. BTW Saints Row holds its own against this game.
It just greatly disappointed me?
"Grand Theft Auto IV is great. God of War II is great. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is great." Whos saying God of War is bad?...whos saying CoD4 is bad? GTA took plenty of steps forward...but, it just didnt feel right. I know in my heart it deserves a 10, but my head states otherwise.
You belong over there --->>> in the super open zone!
because we all know that if someone doesn't like something that the teeming masses do, they must be either nuts, an elitist, not a true gamer, or any of various worn out cliche epithets that people sling around to quell their own insecurity. How about this, if your precious game truly is as good as you let on, then you wouldn't give a crap about what the elitists say. Caring what others think when you've already(supposedly) made up your mind only signals denial and insecurity. Crying about what others think and trying to prove their OPINIONS wrong with the false logic that inherently goes along with that notion simply says that you yourself also don't truly believe what you're telling yourself. If you enjoy your game, a different opinion doesn't make you wrong, nor does your opinion make a negative opinion wrong. Suck it up and move on...yet another garbage editorial from the internetz..
but I really don't care for it too much and in my opinion doesn't deserve the ratings, it's an ok game, nothing incredible to me, now Ninja Gaiden 2 is incredible, at least it is to me, see, we all have different tastes and opinions, I like NG2, some would say MGS 4 and so on, so it's not hip to hate GTA, I actually think they should ask "Why is it hip to overhype GTA?" that is the bigger issue here.
There is always hatred or jealousy with successful games. Just look at Halo 3.
Possibly the worst analogy in history.
The game is classic grand theft auto...the humor is intact...the graphics let me down since i was expecting a next gen game and in my eyes it failed with that.
I love the game, damn it. It's the best game I've ever played. I'm just nitpicky! So what if we want to throw possible ways to improve the game into the public? In fact, I'll do it now. - It could use more pedestrians. - And more traffic. - And the game needs to save my vehicles if I drive them into a mission point. I can't count how many Banshees and Turismos I've lost to that. Completely defeats the purpose of me owning a car in the first place! (And driving it into the Pay N Spray over and over again to get JUST the right color.) - In fact, WHY can't we just PICK THE COLOR WE WANT when we enter the Pay 'N Spray?! We have to sit through a loading time as 3 in-game hours pass anyways, so we might as well have that option!! - And they need to eliminate the problem where suddenly everyone's driving the car Niko drives as if a celebrity and everything he does becomes trendy. Yes, I know it's a RAM issue, but c'mon, the PS3 and 360 have 8 times as much RAM as the PS2, so WHY is it a recurring problem? I have issues with the game too! BUT IT'S STILL A BLOODY FANTASTIC GAME THAT I LOVE TO DEATH, more than any other game I've ever played in my life. It qualifies almost every single expectation I have in a game. The Euphoria animation system is simply breathtaking (I LOVE bailing out of cars and running/driving headfirst into oncoming traffic), and the people and the city are full of life and wonder. It's just that no game is perfect. Anyone who thinks their favorite most wonderful game evar is perfect in every possible way fathomable without regarding ANY of its flaws is an idiot. By the way, if you haven't noticed, FANBOYISM is trendier than OBJECTIVISM.
I concur. The multiplayer was broken (still is for lots of people), yet none of the reviews commented on this. Reviewers are paid off (gamespot much?), but that doesn't effect sales at all. People know whether they're buying these games months in advance. p.s. Why is there loading at all? Isn't that why I installed it to my hard drive? Once again, uncharted owns. Uncharted had brilliant graphics with lots of NPCs on screen, yet it had not install and 1 loading screen. Why does this game with last-gen graphics have an install and a billion loading screens?
You stop hating on GTA IV and get a life. Im not saying it was an AWESOME game but some people like it, some people don't. And wait for MGS4 while your at it.
But it is exactly what it is, a four time sequel. It offers a lot of refinement as opposed to inovation.
Agree. It's an extremely well-polished version of the previous GTA's. And that's great. :D But not perfect. D:
In this world there is nothing which is loved by everyone. Gta lovers and haters will always come up with sound arguments because there are aspects of the game which are, in fact, remarkable and others which provide frustration. It's the weighing of both which leads you to decide wether you think it is positive or negative. GTA IV is an important game, from both perspectives. It generates sales, marketing and media frenzy. And that's what keeps videogame websites alive.
because they released a bugged game, and now blaming it on sony. but I personally love it :P
Really though, this game is not a 10. Its a game wrapped around a gimmick. Run around in a sandbox environment and reak havoc. Once that gimmick wears thin the game loses all value. For pre-pubescent little kids living out their adult fantasies, this doesn't happen often. Halo 3 is another game that was overrated by critics. Plenty of gamers out there would agree. It is the hack n slash of FPS. Underwhelming graphics, disappointing storymode, stale gameplay and all. Halo 3 comes nowhere close to COD4 greatness, yet how many critics gave them similar scores? Plenty. So you'll have to excuse me if I don't shower GTA4 with blind devotion. When it comes to games I am a purist. I don't care if a dev. spends 500 million on a game or 10 million, what it comes down to is gameplay. If you're going to give a game a 10 it better wow my pants off. Some examples of that being COD4, Shadow of the COl., GeoW, etc.
I'm 48hrs in GTA 4. It's quite epic and the general package makes it game of the year easy, however I do find that it's overrated. Certainly the radio becomes very repetitive, and the cars don't handle too well. I also find switching weapons slow and clunky, and sometimes the cover system gets plain confused and you end up with people in your face. These seem to be the things people have omitted when reviewing. IMO Zelda Ocarina of Time should still hold the best game title, simply because it was revolutionary when it came out. There was nothing else like it, and it was nothing short of epic. It also didn't have niggling faults with the control system either. GTA 4 is awesome, and some aspects of it are new, but it's not as revolutionary or original as some other games. Zelda offered you an experience you've never had before, GTA 4 builds on a really fun game in more or less every aspect, but for my money it doesn't qualify as a Zelda killer. Although each mission and premise is different, it still amounts to: Drive to mission Kill people/steal cars/out run cops Drive to another mission The three leaf clover mission was pure epic.
The GTA series is just not my type of game.I've played all of them at some point and I loose interest within an hour of playing.
I tell you what. Anyone who thinks the game is "Not all that" show me what you can compare it to. anyone? Show me a game with the sheer size and scale of this with everything it offers. Show me a sandbox that even comes close. It's all the little details in this game that WoW the piss out of me. From the littlest details in an alley you would maybe never go down to the airplanes taking off and landing and choppers flying and randomly doing patrols... The truth is that it is cool to hate GTA. Just as it will be when Gears and KZ2 come out because those are going to be good games but there will be faults. Every game has faults. GTA has a great number of them but it is still amazing. From the opening intro when he is on the boat and the music is playing and credits are going I was floored. One of the happiest moments of my gaming life. I had a smile on my face for a good few hours. I felt like a kid at Disneyland. Even now as I am hunting all the rats with wings I am finding so many little things. Add's on the wall or a person saying something hilarious or a great number of things. The day/night cycle and physics and design and so many things in this game were top notch and most people complain because the controls are not "perfect" well damn it consider it a challenge and stop QQing because you fail. A lot of games have sloppy or sluggish controls that nobody ever cry's about. GTA offers a fun and challenging game as well as online mode. Tons upon Tons of extras, a level of immersion I have never seen before in a game but leave it to a great number of people to nitpick and cry about how much they suck at driving cause they don't know how to hit reverse instead of handbrake around a turn...
But not as much as I hate the people responsible for unleashing this buggy, frozen P.O.S. FIX THE FREEZING, ROCKSTAR.
im not alone!
I don't like GTA4, not because I'm some elitist gamer who has to find something wrong just because it's popular. I don't like GTA because I never got into any of the other games. They simply never interested me.
Most reviews have a scale, the highest being 10 or 5. In my mind that means a game must be perfect in order to receive a 10 out of 10 or whatever the scale may be. No game, as many have said, is perfect. So why give a game a perfect score? It's not elitist to point out the faults of a game, nor should it be looked down upon. In order for games to reach what is considered "art" or at least to reach whatever pinnacle it may reach, they have to struggle and push and try to be better. Unless games, and specifically GTA IV, are the best they can possibly be there is no harm in making critiques. People are critiquing this game, not criticizing it. In order for games to get better the creators and the players need to realize what could be better, but they do also need to understand what is great. Plenty has been said about what is great about GTA IV, and it's time to move on. As easy and empty as it is to compare games to movies it is helpful to think about a movie made 30 years in the movie industry. That would make it about 1935. How horrible, but still important, were the movies coming out at that time? GTA IV is one of those movies. Although it's extremely important and a great game, it should be ultimately used as a base for making something better. Something worthy of a ten, even if one can never be made.
cuz multiplayer suks
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