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Offline kaneda

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« on: April 28, 2008, 10:30:12 PM »
Well I got my copy of GTA IV this morning, and came home for a break from work to give it a whirl (just to note, I was already coming home...I didn't come home just so I could play  ). So far, I do like what I see. I don't wanna make this too spoilerish, so I'll just note down some positives and negatives I've found thus far:

+ New wanted system, which I think is a great deviation from the norm
+ Cars are much less forgiving when it comes to slamming down the handbrake. You really have to drive a bit more carefully this time out
+ TV - I'm sure the novelty will wear off, but it's kinda groovy and gives ya a good laugh
+ Player customization is back for IV, which was one of the best things about SA
+ The city looks absolutely fantastic. Incredible detail, lovely lighting effects and a much better atmosphere than previous GTA games
+ The phone system is a nice touch. It gives you some insight into what a mission may have in store before you commit to doing it


- Player control is a little difficult every now and then. Of course I don't know yet if any RPG type element will give your player increased agility, so...
- Having to continually tap the run button to sprint is a little annoying, in my opinion. This was a sour note for me in SA too
- Missions so far haven't really been that imaginative (although, I haven't done too many)


I encourage everyone to give their own five cents worth in this thread. My overall opinion so far is that I'm more than pleased with GTAIV. Certainly it looks spectacular in terms of aesthetics, but I couldn't give an absolutely honest opinion of gameplay this early.

As for stunting...well I'm not even remotely interested in testing that out right now. I'll take the time to enjoy the game

Offline Jason

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 10:38:24 PM »
So far I've only seen vids/trailers/screens, and just by looking at them I can already say that it looks absolutely stunning. I could simply drive through the streets hour on end, just soaking in the city life.

Offline Flat Face

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008, 12:02:28 AM »
i pretty much have the exact same opinion as you kan lol.. sept im a lil further in the missions.. im up to some difficult ones and i think they're alot harder cause i turned aim assist off cause i don't like it .. also i think i know how to get people in the trunks.. but im still working on that  

ohh and im a lil disappointed with the bike handling :.. tho i haven't tried a backflip yet lol

Offline Daffy

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 12:09:56 AM »
Now that you have GTA IV kaneda... GTA IV Smackdown?

Offline Skull

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008, 12:16:19 AM »
With just kaneda? That'd be suckage.

Offline Daffy

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008, 12:51:01 AM »
Of course not.

Offline kaneda

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2008, 04:23:10 AM »
I don't know about any LC Smackdown II (yep, I've decided to go with that as a title ). I'm still highly doubtful about a PC release of GTA IV.

However...it would be nice

Offline FIGHTER

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008, 04:27:09 AM »
I hope it comes for the pc

Offline Smacktard

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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2008, 04:55:13 AM »
how long will it take to be released for PC.

if im being honest i do love the gta games and i like playing them, but i dont usually get roudn to completing them because i get either too frustrated/bored.

i look forward to the release of GTA IV on PC because i cant wait to stunt it

Offline Kingjad

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2008, 08:55:53 AM »
So far, it is ok. I haven't tried many stunts because I'm trying to get used to the controls, remember this is my first time playing the 360. I'm slowly getting into the groove a bit, nearly fucked up 'First Date' when I hit a bump and got stuck on my side but somehow got myself righted again (very different controls). I did a barrel roll actually, unintentional but looked sweet! Roman freaked lol.

There has been occassional pop-up but other than that, I'm golden.

Offline Omni

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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2008, 09:01:35 AM »
Games amazing. I've been playing round my mates. I think everything works really well. Oh and stunting is awesome. I dis some on the Sanchez and freeway. Bumping is solid as ever, more like SA though than VC. I also busted a bump 2 grind. The attention to detail is incredible.

Offline varial

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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2008, 09:04:41 AM »
cant wait for GTA IV on pc im looking forward to LC smackdown II and i wanna in it to kaneda

Offline Pendji

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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2008, 09:05:01 AM »
Quote from: Kingjad
I did a barrel roll actually,
Do a barrel roll!


i wonder whos gonna make the first stunt vid

Offline KillaMarci

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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2008, 09:06:58 AM »
Best game ever

Offline Kingjad

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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2008, 09:15:43 AM »
Quote from: Bazrun
i wonder whos gonna make the first stunt vid
Won't be me anyways  VC all the way.

 

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