posted by Gamerguy8 (HOLMES BEACH, FL) Jun 17, 2012
Member since Nov 2009
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
I <3 GTA!!!!! I have played every GTA out there, and I love them all, GTA IV isn't any different, but I stopped playing it pretty soon after i beat the story mode...
Then on a hot summer's day, i found myself craving Ice Cream... and flinging myself off of motorcycles and into on-coming vehicles...
SO I PICKED UP GTA IV!!!!!!
Now I have fallen back in love with GTA IV, I play it everyday just because I can, I know you guys can see I love this game and I bet most of you do, or will soon, but I'm still gonna make my list....
-Rag-doll Physics, I love any game with it
-Fast Fricken Cars, the faster, the more fun to jump out of
-The Graphics are a BIG +
-Replay Value, who gets tired of mugging virtual old lady's... NOT THIS GUY
-Multiplayer, mmmm, i can taste the chaos now :)
- Seemingly pointless Story, butdo you really need a point when you have fast cars and big guns... kinda
-Lack of a certain kind of airship, planes would be epic
-Annoying Cops, if Rockstar put in a cop system like Mafia 2, this would be a better game all around
IDEA'S FOR A BETTER GAME
-New Law System
-FASTER CARS... I...NEED...FASTER CARS o_O
Anyway, Thanks for reading,
GamerGuy OUT!!!!!! :)
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
I don't understand the appeal of this game. Once you get past the novelty of being able to pretty much do anything in Liberty City, you realize that the game is incredibly repetitive and dare I say, boring. If you're a fan of the GTA/Bully franchise then this review will have no bearing and you'll enjoy GTA IV.
The graphics are awful, they look moderately better than the PS2 versions and the controls are clunky. Handling Niko is a chore and never does what you want him to smoothly. The pace at which he walks is horribly slow. You can make him run by holding down X (which you will always do so why they didn't make this the default speed is beyond me) and make him sprint by repeatedly tapping X. The SIXAXIS controls are no better either, the only useful one is the reload maneuver, all others are better left disabled.
The only thing this game has going for it is its voice acting and storyline. Unfortunately, the annoying initial load time every time I power the game on kept me from playing more than ten hours. Intermittent, smaller load times would have been a better choice than making the player stare blankly at the screen for a minute upon starting GTA IV.
Virtually going bowling, having a girlfriend, driving, and etc seems like a stupid idea considering most people can do this for real and actually have more fun. Games are supposed to be fun and this one just seems like a tedious chore, not unlike keeping a house plant alive. Maybe I just don't understand the rage over simulation-type games.
Verdict: Don't rent. Instead, play fun games like Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Ratchet & Clank Future: ToD, Call of Duty 4, and Resistance: FoM.