As a value package, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty with it's streamlined stories and budget price is a very good proposition. This is a GTA that most people will be able to finish. Johnny's story has some genuine distinguishing factors, while Luis is all about going large. However, new players won't be privy to the intriguingly intertwined story, while veterans are putting up with mechanics and gameplay quirks that really should have been better upon the initial release of GTA IV.
Furthermore, there is evidence that the compilation was a rushed effort. As far as a package goes, it's all here and all has the potential to provide a riot of a time but Rockstar would do well to get their mechanics up to scratch once the production of GTA V gets under way.