Everything everyone says about this game is probably true - each individual system and TV are going to display it differently, but no matter what version you are looking at, you are looking at awesome.
The controls, visuals, voice acting, story, new driving mechanics are all next gen and whether you like the differences or not you'll have to admit what they are works excellently. The combination of free aim and lock-on targeting is a welcome addition and I can't get over how clean and crisp everything looks considering the new scale (people, vehicles and streets are now proportioned more realistically).
I could go on, but if you're reading this less then a year after it came out, I'd rather be playing it. Enjoy.
First off, let me start by saying this is by far the best game of 2008 so far, and possibly the best 360 game period. It is extremely fun classic GTA mayhem that you can play for hours on end and still not be bored. Instead of going on and on about the awesomeness of this, I'll explain why this isn't a perfect 10 for me. The first reason is ladders. Although simple instructions would tell you to press Y to climb a ladder, you'll spend a long time trying to get centered JUST right to get on it, it can get frustrating. Another thing is the online play, although amazing gameplay wise, is still a little flawed when it comes to pregame and finding a game. It tends to favor booting people over splitting up parties, which can be VERY annoying. Also, if you want to go back to the pregame room and stop playing online with your party, you all have to exit out and start a new game, which is slightly annoying. Besides those little issues, this game is amazing. I just gave it a 9 because to get a 10 to me, a game has to be PERFECT. All the problems are fixable though, so I'm hoping for a patch to make this game perfect soon. Oh, another thing, I've played for 10 hours and have yet too see a bicycle? Did they take them out of this game? That's a shame...