Grand Theft Auto games are all about attention to detail. A million little things come together to form the massive simulations we’ve come to know and love—and it’s fascinating to look at what, specifically, goes into defining a GTA space.
GTA 4 was lame, huge step back from SA
Not really, it just cut small and ultimately insignificant activities like car modding and replaced them with cutting edge physics, godlike driving model, great AI, better gunplay and gameplay overall. Game received bad rep for... I dunno, missions and maybe... cousin, lets go bowling yes? ;) Missions were kind of similar to each other, go there, shoot that, but then again, some were very memorable to me. However TBOGT expansion fixed that right up. Maybe I just don't see it, but to me, GTA IV was, and still is a great game.
Cutting edge physics that was worse than Half Life 2, "god like driving" that was like driving a boat instead of a car, worse gameplay with far less options and clunky controls, and Great AI that had enemies running straight to your gun. Wow, such a game. N4G members have a ridiculous nostalgia bias that is crazy. Saying all those things San Andreas put in to enhance gameplay as "insignificant activities" is incredibly stupid when you use the amateur physics engine in GTA IV as something important. GTA IV cut out so much from San Andreas and made an incredibly barebones, faux-realistic game that was less fun and had less gameplay and replayability than its predecessors. Wonder why GTA IV received criticism from GTA players? It was the least fun GTA, with the most unrefined mechanics that stripped things from it's predecessors. It ran like shit on PC, with poor tanky controls, cars felt like boats and somehow people think that's realistic and it kept the bad missions types from past GTA games which were " go here and do drive by". The game is easily the weakest main GTA game.
Too bad rockstar forgot to add fun in Gta IV. TBOGT is good though.
Wouldn't call the driving "god like" the cars handlin was very cumbersome. GTA4 was still an excellent game. One I revisit from time to time
Excellent video. GTA IV was clearly superior in many ways that become forgotten and unappreciated. I'd definitely buy GTA IV remastered, but hope they would replace the ridiculous amount of time wasting trophies, as well as adjust other annoyances people have with the game (like the friend calls mentioned above). I never had an issue with the driving. I've seen people complain, but while playing, I never thought 'this is bad'. It was just a mechanic to get used to.
I noticed all of these things on day one. I still can't believe we don't have any fast food joints.
Look at all the butt hurt fans here. I for one enjoyed both GTA4/5. Although personally I would say GTA5 is far superior game but it is interesting to see the smaller details which makes you apperciate the older game which for its time was great. Video made you realise how far better the AI for cops/pedestrians and ragdolls were and smaller thngs like climbing and throwing things were good aswell. For those complaining about how gta4 removed things from san andreas. Go play your shitty saints row games if you wish to be a fat person or do dumb things.
So finding a sequel inferior to the predecessor is being butt hurt? Huh...
Yeah I'll go play the awesome Saints Row games if I want to have actual fun with tons of gameplay variety and customization and co-op.
or they could play san andreas if they want to be a fat person. or they could play GTA 4 if they wanted to do dumb things since dumb things was everywhere in that game.
I didn't like GTV 4 myself. It just seemed so dark and lifeless.
The driving isn't terrible it's not supposed to be a sim racer
what??? the game was pretty good for me. i had a lot of fun playing it
Oh wow, great Journalism from Kotaku that also includes a video clearly targeted towards /V/ members. Quality journalism that you wouldn't find anywhere else but Kotaku. What the shit video forgot to mention was how much more mundane GTA 4 was compared to other GTA games. Video forgot to detail all the step backs GTA 4 took compared to previous GTA's. How it traded nearly everything fun from previous GTA games for a pseudo-grounded game that was not realistic at all. GTA 4 is a poor game, just because it utilized it's physics engine far better than all other GTA games does not make it a better game.
Let me put it sort for you, so next time you don't waste writing paragraph. "I don't like GTA IV".
GTA by any measure is a fantastic game just not the best grand theft auto by any stretch, all well made and everything was fine however the one key ingredient that was missing was the pure fun. Sure there were funny moments. Comedy club? But actually playing it and having a mess around me no where near as fun as the older games or GTA5, 4 got too serious.
While both games have their strengths and weaknesses I still think that GTA 4 does physics better than 5. The water, the car destruction and handling (which while looser felt more real), the ragdolls and how characters reacted to damage. The cops were also a lot better. Sure they were dumbed and less aggressive but I LIKED THAT. The cops in GTA 5 are WAY too over the top and can headshot you with a pistol a mile away. Ridiculous. Yeah, they both had good and bad but all I can say is that I've had more fun jerking around in GTA 4 then GTA 5. For what it's worth.
i finished gta 4 twice and but could never get into DLC going back and trying to play GTA 4 is hard thing to do IMO
I'll admit, that I didn't really notice these while playing GTA V, but it is pretty cool to see how much it is different than GTA IV. Though I still believe IV is one of the worst in the series, it still is a fun game.
The missions were boring, the story was terrible, the characters were forgettable and the driving was intolerable 😐
IV is my favourite GTA, i really liked Niko and I actullay preferred the driving to other games in the series.
GTA IV was the only GTA game I've ever been disappointed with. That being said...I did enjoy The Ballad of Gay Tony significantly more than the main game and it did redeem GTA IV for me again.
IV was awesome. The DLC added more. Just finished San Andreas again. Awesome too! But I just don't get how people are calling the driving in GTA IV horrible. At the time, after San Andreas, if was WAY better. Stop comparing it to other games outside the franchise. Even other games in the same genre have done it worse. Saints Row is an example. Where the fastest car reaches its top speed in 5 seconds and feels like you're going 50 mph. I remember the feeling I got in 2008. It was fucking awesome! The graphics were a huge step up. Physics too. In SA you touch an object with your car and it's already ruined. Talk about nostalgia, seems like you "fans" forget that. Over all, the world and activities SA has is better. The feeling of LV and SF was insanely well done especially with the radio stations. GTA IV tried to be more mature and realistic which I thought was cool at the time but we all missed SA soon after. I think I remember reading they couldn't make the game bigger because Xbox 360 had limited disc space which eventually games started to bypass by having 2-4 discs haha, ridiculous. GTA V was a huge step up though. Clearly! The sales show that people loved it. Isn't like nearly 40 million almost? Wow! I just wish they would still do story DLC. Sad that they cancelled it or put it on hold. Online blew up and they have their whole team or teams on it. Sucks because a lot of the DLC so far isn't in the story mode. The vehicles specifically. You either play Online or you miss out. And talk about missing out, you either grind for weeks to get all the DLC or pay real money. To think it costs $100 in real money to get an in-game Yacht. Wow. I rather have bought a Season Pass and gotten all the vehicles right away.
I felt like the entire story mode was a huge tutorial
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