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a bit of a let down,
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360) (Video Game)one of the main reasons i bought the 360 was so i could play this and now i can play it i cant help comparing it unfavourably with the earlier version of grand theft auto. i dont enjoy just driving around, the choice of clothes, tatoos, weight lifting music all the little touches that made it fun are either gone or scaled down or poorly done, to the point of being a waste of time. the music and the radio banter is unexciting, i bought the soundtrack box set for san andreas, and although there is good music here its hardly going to set the world on fire, and the radio banter chat djs etc are not funny in the slightest, its as though the only thing they have really bothered with is the definition of the graphics which are great, and the cut scenes which are seemingly endless and take up much of the game play to the point i will go off and make a cup of tea and take a shower while cut scenes run on and on. i really enjoyed the free roaming aspect before and i find im a little bored after a while. even so this still deserves 3 stars because its still fun to play, but considering i rated san andreas as a contender for the best game ever this is bitterly disapointing on every level, and i hate having to sit thru endless cut scenes. rather than the total immersion that i felt with san andreas, i now find myself giving myself little mid game breaks, and playing something else for a while before im ready to return. with san andreas i spent a week of gameplay just free roaming and having fun on my motor bike while listening to all the fantastic radio stations and not bothering with the story at all, but now im just ploughing thru missions which so far havent really involved me that much.
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Initial post: 7 Mar 2010 00:01:51 GMT
Great review. I agree, GTA IV is one of the biggest anti-climaxes in gaming, ever. I too loved motor-bikin' around San Andreas. Try going for a spin in GTA IV and you just end up banging your ride into another car. Taxi rides are the most fun I have in GTA IV, and that's pretty sad for a sandbox game.
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