Spider-Man Forgot What Was Special About GTA 3's Liberty City

New York is no match for Liberty City.

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P_Bomb15d ago

Honestly never cared for LC. San Andreas > Vice City > Liberty City

On an micro level, I even preferred Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas. Only time I got a kick out of LC was when you flew there for a story mission in SA. Tapped out again during Ballad of Gay Tony.

UltraNova14d ago (Edited 14d ago )

This is a stupid subject... really stupid. A watchdogs vs gta map would make sense. Comparing a game where you spend 90% of your time high above ground vs another that has you walking/driving 99.9% of the time!

And lets not forget that R* has unlimited budget, time and hundreds of employees to make such detailed worlds.

RizBiz14d ago

Which is why it's so amazingly ironic that GTA V's world is so bare-bones and empty. How many building interiors are actually in the game? Five? It seems like every game they make is smaller and less impressive than the last, and yet each release makes exponentially more money than the last.

King_Noctis13d ago

Because both game are set in a fictional New York city?

And no, no devs ever have “unlimited” budget.

No Way13d ago

Riz - I think companies get too carried away with the idea of having the "biggest" map, and it seems 'none' actually try to make it the most detailed. Allowing every building to be entered.. I'd rather have a smaller map, where I can explore in, out and around rather than just out and around. But, that's just me..

WANNAGETHIGH14d ago (Edited 14d ago )

It’s like comparing Dark souls to Devil may cry, they are two different games. This article is pointless, I guess people got tired of b1tching about spider cop so now aiming for the city 🤷🏽‍♂️

Seraphim14d ago

Man I loved Spider Cop. Thought the same thing though. Can't just take a great game for what it is can we. I do agree in some sense. Even though they share an open world environment they are two completely different beasts. GTA you are constantly driving around the city w/ some running. The only time I spent on the ground in Spiderman was when I was fighting. Rather, when I was doing side missions or in mission where stealth wasn't readily available. This game, rather Spiderman in general, is about web swinging across the city traversing between and over buildings.

Let's also not forget Liberty City isn't restricted to one borough of New York. Still it's pretty pathetic all the BS noise that comes with games nowadays. Play it, enjoy it and give credit on it's own merits.

ArchangelMike15d ago

Good article, if not entirely fair to Spider-man. Spider-man is fundamentally different, in that you are not primarily walking (or driving) around the city. You are mostly above the city streets literally swinging from the roof-tops, but even here, there are enough landmarks that you can pick out and use to navigate around town.

Saying that though, I have to give R* major props for GTA3. It completely blew me away when it released, there was nothing like it, and I remember the hype for that game was even more than for RDR2 (because lawyers were calling for it to be banned, and it was on the news and everything) - and when it released it completely eclipsed anything that came before.

LightofDarkness14d ago (Edited 14d ago )

I didn't feel that way when GTA3 released. I couldn't enjoy it. Even back then, I knew that the game simply wasn't good to play, mechanically. The idea of those gameplay mechanics sounded fun, but actually doing them was banal somehow. The shooting was boring with that lock on mechanic, the driving was floaty and stiff, even moving the character around felt strange.

Regardless of it being a technical feat, I had played other games before it that used similar ideas or mechanics and delivered on them better, like Midtown Madness on PC (these people actually created the GTA engine), or any number of third person action games that delivered a more satisfying combat experience. The only GTA I could get into was 5 (the re-release), because the actual gameplay was finally to par with the rest of the presentation.

Muckspread13d ago

I was blown away when GTA3 released. It was shocking seeing an open world that size, at the time.

SolidGamerX14d ago

You forgot they're two different games, no need for your pointless article to try and belittle Spider-Man

LegoIsAwesome14d ago (Edited 14d ago )

Or "What PC gamer forgot what was in in Spider-Man and forgotten in GTA"?

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen14d ago (Edited 14d ago )

Was anyone actually attempting to compare Grand Theft Auto to Spider-man? Since the answer is obviously NO, then what exactly is the point of this article?

Bhuahahaha14d ago

to keep the wheel of salt running
bash exclusive->BC->xplay(not anymore i guess)->then back at bashing exclusive again

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