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5.0 out of 5 stars
A lesson to us all, 30 Oct 2001
Have you been patient? I have. I refused to preorder my copy incase the hype was to fall flat on its face. However, after popping into my local store and picking up GTA3 on Friday morning, the hype was standing proud...sticking two fingers up at the cynics!
This game is fantastic. It is one of the most open-ended, non-linear games I've ever played. Remember this is not a "life" simulation, and does not hope to recreate the most minute detail.
Liberty City - is a busy active place to live. The makers have "gone to town" with this game, and have breathed life into an already fantastic genre. The graphics are great. No their not Gran Turismo beating, but they were never meant to be. The style is always simple and effective. The cut scenes are very well done, with the voice acting being off a suitably outstanding nature. You really feel that you've been taken under the wing of the local hoodlums, and have a chance to prove yourself. Anyone who accuses this game of being repetitive, should take a good, long look at themselves. The choices are massive. Why not take a break from the missions, and improve those driving skills? Many jumps are to be found, and the desire for greater leaps never fades.
The evening rolls in on an otherwise sunny day. Headlights blur gently into the horizon, and rain starts to fall. Watch those handbrake skids,as it gets awfully slippy when the skies have opened.
Don't fancy getting into a one on one? Stay in the car, and mow the perpetrator down.....or how about sticking that UZI against the glass and riddling him/her with bullets? The choice is yours. ALWAYS.
Grab some munchies...a few cold ones...and get ready for endless fun.