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The GTA IV Thread

Post by ace » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:57 pm

I'm sure most people have already read this anyways, but I figured I'd just post it in case anyone has not yet. In addition to a leak of the actual game, there is also a leaked version of OXM's GTA IV review on the interwebs. I'm not terribly impressed with the score OXM gave the game (10/10) considering Gears of War, Mass Effect and Fight Night Round 3 all got 10s as well, but I am impressed with how amazing this game sounds. I was going to list a few examples, but there are just too many. Read the review, and anticipate!

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Re: OXM GTA IV Review

Post by Specially Cork » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:42 am

IGN gave it a 10 too, the first since Soul Calibur. They say a 10 isn't perfect, but just so amazing that any flaws don't matter. This was always going to be the next-gen system-selling game for me, so I am glad to see that what I am reading isn't destroying my anticipation.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/869/869541p7.html

Of course, this will all just lead to endless calls of "overhyped!" once it is released. :roll:
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Re: OXM GTA IV Review

Post by ace » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:37 am

Daily Star

Official Playstation Magazine: 10/10

Empire

Xbox World 360

Playstation World: 10/10

Sounds like my expectations are being met.
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Re: OXM GTA IV Review

Post by |darc| » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:37 pm

Has Rockstar commented at all about this game coming to PC? I would really love to play it, but I don't own a 360 or PS3, and I have never liked the console versions of the GTA games. The controls are always a barrier for me. The game is supposed to be a free environment but I never could feel open with the crappy PS2/Xbox controls. I need a keyboard and mouse for any game with a gun.
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Re: OXM GTA IV Review

Post by ace » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:49 pm

|darc| wrote:Has Rockstar commented at all about this game coming to PC? I would really love to play it, but I don't own a 360 or PS3, and I have never liked the console versions of the GTA games. The controls are always a barrier for me. The game is supposed to be a free environment but I never could feel open with the crappy PS2/Xbox controls. I need a keyboard and mouse for any game with a gun.
No comment from Rockstar yet on the PC.

I generally agree with you; when it comes to shooting games, a keyboard and mouse beats all. The issue I have with playing GTA games on the PC though, is that such a large portion (and my favourite part) of the games is driving, sailing, or flying around, and a keyboard simply does not have the fine control required to pull off any advanced manoeuvres with any finesse.
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Re: OXM GTA IV Review

Post by MulletMan13 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:34 pm

I can't even imagine playing GTA with a mouse and keyboard... with the 3rd person view it'd feel like a cheap flash game with pretty graphics and a huge environments (Click on the people to kill them!). Then again I've always sucked with the M&KB combination, and I've loved controller supported games (hell you guys saw how bad I was at CS). Initially when I got CS:S I mapped the controls perfectly to a 360 pad-- I did much better than I do now with the mouse/keyboard combo :(

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Re: OXM GTA IV Review

Post by |darc| » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:58 pm

ace wrote:
|darc| wrote:Has Rockstar commented at all about this game coming to PC? I would really love to play it, but I don't own a 360 or PS3, and I have never liked the console versions of the GTA games. The controls are always a barrier for me. The game is supposed to be a free environment but I never could feel open with the crappy PS2/Xbox controls. I need a keyboard and mouse for any game with a gun.
No comment from Rockstar yet on the PC.

I generally agree with you; when it comes to shooting games, a keyboard and mouse beats all. The issue I have with playing GTA games on the PC though, is that such a large portion (and my favourite part) of the games is driving, sailing, or flying around, and a keyboard simply does not have the fine control required to pull off any advanced manoeuvres with any finesse.
I find driving easy to do with the keyboard, but sailing and flying were a pain in the ass. I think the reason for that is Rockstar just sucked at creating a proper control scheme for the keyboard and mouse with vehicles. I could never figure out how it was supposed to work. But the good thing is that you can just plug a USB controller into your PC and switch for vehicles.
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Re: OXM GTA IV Review

Post by Luriden » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:12 pm

I'll pick it up when it's cheap. GTA3 was great back in the day, Vice City was decent, but GTA clones have taken over and the only thing GTA4 has going for it are the graphics.
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Re: OXM GTA IV Review

Post by MulletMan13 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:28 pm

I haven't played a single GTA clone that has impressed me, nor gave me the same play quality as any game in the GTA series.... suck a dick Kenichi!
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Re: OXM GTA IV Review

Post by Luriden » Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:43 pm

MulletMan13 wrote:I haven't played a single GTA clone that has impressed me, nor gave me the same play quality as any game in the GTA series.... suck a dick Kenichi!
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I played a bit of San Andreas and it just seemed like every other sandbox game. Crackdown was a decent clone since it offered something new, though the storyline and (lack of) missions sucked. Hopefully there's a drastic change to this game besides the graphics.
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Re: OXM GTA IV Review

Post by ace » Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:53 pm

Luriden wrote:I'll pick it up when it's cheap. GTA3 was great back in the day, Vice City was decent, but GTA clones have taken over and the only thing GTA4 has going for it are the graphics.
You obviously didn't even read any of the reviews. Most of them focused very little on the graphics (despite them being amazing) because they spend the other 5-7 pages about the incredible gameplay, story, and setting. This isn't just GTA II V.2. This is the future of Grand Theft Auto.
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Re: OXM GTA IV Review

Post by Code-Red » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:08 pm

I just sold my 360, so I'll wait and see if it comes out on PC. If not, no big deal. I don't game as much as I used to, so it doesn't feel like I'm missing much anymore.
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Post by Calavera » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:12 pm

I'm also hoping for a PC release.
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Re: OXM GTA IV Review

Post by melancholy » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:50 pm

Gah, I broke down and preordered. So much for getting Mario Kart, though I feel I'll be happier in the end.
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Post by ace » Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:16 pm

melancholy wrote:Gah, I broke down and preordered. So much for getting Mario Kart, though I feel I'll be happier in the end.
I think you will be. I've read every review, and watched every video. Everyone is blown away.
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Post by JuddWack » Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:01 pm

I am so frakin pumped. It's going to be a long day at work Tuesday.
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GTA4 is good.

Post by MulletMan13 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:21 pm

From the first hour or so you can all ready tell it will be epic. So good.
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Re: The GTA IV Thread

Post by melancholy » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:19 pm

I went ahead and merged the threads together and changed the title so we don't have a bunch of different GTA topics.
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Re: The GTA IV Thread

Post by Specially Cork » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:07 am

Even Gamespot gave it a 10, and they have a bit of a reputation for pissing on overhyped games. Impressive. Can't wait to get my hands on this.
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Re: The GTA IV Thread

Post by politoe » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:33 pm

So... Has anyone played it yet? I should be getting my copy over the mail today.
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