|QUOTE (vettefan88 @ Jul 27 2008, 11:27)|
| you all seem to be infatuated with cookies, so here's a simple anaolgy for you guys:|
say you had a plate holding a dozen chocolate chip cookies.
then say somebody replaces the plate with a gold platter, but takes away all of the chocolate chips in the cookies.
would you still enjoy the cookies as much?
the people who like the game only see the gold platter
the people disappointed with the game see the cookies for what they could have been.
Face it, some people don't like chocolate in there at all. That's an option as well.
Some people like the game the way it is, some want more features, some want less, some prefer previous titles, etc - it's all good. A perfect game (for everyone) does not exist. I agree, IV is not a upgrade of SA, it is somewhat a different game. I believe the developers made the game the way they wanted to and made their fortune thanks to the self-generated hype, the large-scale advertising and quite a few successful predecessors.
If you don't like it the way it is I wouldn't put my hopes on DLC, I'd rather wait/look for an other game, GTA or not, because it is not going to change the game drastically. New story mode missions might make the game a bit more than a chasing-shooting game, but we're yet to see that.
Another thing is that the user-created content on PC has remarkably raised those games' replay-value, right now the console versions haven't offered us any of that. At least I was a huge sucker for importing vehicles into SA, kept me playing for a while after completing the rest of the game. When that didn't entertain me any more, I had the possibility to download a third party multi-player patch to a game that didn't have one coming out of the box. I'd say that's pretty damn remarkable.
All in all, GTA IV isn't THAT bad, but it definitely didn't live up to the hype and definitely is not a perfect 10, if there is any at all.