I got GTA4 this morning (Amazon dropped it off at 7am!) and put bluntly, its the best game i've played in years. The special edition comes with some pretty cool stuff aswell, the art book is pretty interesting, the CDs great, the bag might come in handy one day, the lockbox thingy also might be handy and the keyrings really nice!!
Getting onto the game:
The graphics are really good, not the best, but definatly more than good enough. Its the level of detail that shocked me, everything from pedestrians being individual, to when you get into a car at night, an interior light comes on when the door is open.
The campaign will keep me busy for weeks, the storys really deep, and even once its all over, theres always online multiplayer!! Theres also up to a 4 player co-op mode, so you can get all your mates over too!
The new cars look great, all the characters have really deep storys and you feel like you can asociate with them. Niko's background reveals itself more and more as the game progresses, so I find myself constantly learning new bits about him!
And the best part... It's hilarious. Mostly little things like an internet cafe called TW@, to the ragdoll physics of when you "accidently" hit a pedestrian!
This gets a solid 10/10 from me, and I would definatly recommend it to any over 18 (its pretty gorey!!) Definatly the best title in the series (in my opinion).