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3.0 out of 5 stars
Like a add on for GTA III, 22 May 2008
What's with the awful vehicle handling? Its like your driving on ice - whatever vehicle you use. Slight turn and your vehicle spins wildy out of control. Why make the game too realistic? Takes the fun out of the game. The previous GTA games have always been wild and crazy. Car/bike chases feel like your racing Lewis Hamilton.
99% of the missions are all the same - drive here-> chase him -> kill him or let him live and repeat.
Taking your date out to darts, bowling, cabaret, pool, bar or a restaurant gets boring quickly. As soon as you pick your date up, and drive her to a restaurant, nothing happens, you are then asked to take her back home. Very poor.
The "side missions" where you have to pick up people for Little Jacob is repititive and dull.
Cut scenes are too long and boring, nothing interesting ever happens.
Rockstar have added pointless rubbish like hailing a cab, breaking into a car with your elbow/feet, drunk driving, and...er throwing bricks. Where's the fun in that?!
Plus the graphics are too dark/colorful/blurry despite using cheats to change the weather.
And it looks like you can't purchase any property, most of the buildings are just eye candy. So what good is having over 300k in your pocket if you can't purchase anything?
I'm almost 20 hours into the game - and have yet to come into any "Rampages" which made the game so fun - which have been with the every GTA game since the beginning. Remember how fun it was blowing up Triads and vehicles with the remote controlled toy car in GTA III?
Disappointed, I was expecting it to be as good as San Andreas. Instead it feels like a poor add on for GTA III.