"Welcome to America!"
"During the war, I did some bad things..."
"The creature that could do this, doesn't have a soul."
""You were ice cold, man, you didn't even blink! I like that!''"
"Life is complicated,"
"So you're in, big guy? Or are we gonna have to kill ya? "
April 29th, 2008 was a day burning in many GTA fans hearts and minds since it's initial announcement earlier in the year and set many people on edge as the day drew closer to GTA IV's actual release. Despite a few initial leaks and some technical glitches here and there the game was received by critics and fans alike as a fairly huge success, in a very general sense, the best GTA to date.
When you approach any game review though, (for which you are not being paid on the sly by some 3rd party) you have to give it a personal touch and talk about what it has been to you, first hand.
Most things good, bad and ugly have to come out in your assessment and if your fortunate you'll have less of the latter to report.
Trying to get myself in the proper mindset for writing a GTA review I actually looked back to my 100% Review of San Andreas Topic, now, nearly 4 years back...
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Like a fine wine, or an expensive meal there are a few things in life you allocate some time to savor. I spent an hour or so pouring back through all the posts here in recent months and seeing how much we speculated and argued and imagined what San Andreas should or would be and now I guess we come to the obvious question,
After so much unprecedented hype, anticipation and promotion did it live up to our expectations?
I didn't want to weigh in on this, till I saw 100% under Game Progress as I don't think it would be fair to judge something like this until you've seen everything it's had to offer, as opposed to the quick synopsis many a gaming mag will assert after playing a game for a few hours. At the same time, I feel this wasn't an easy question to answer as my enjoyment and disappointments with the game had many layers. So if you'll bare with me, I will attempt to break it down a bit for the reader into a number of categories to give an overall impression. Read On.
Funny how much of the above remains true, as the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke don't fix it" so we approach things in the same way this go round for the most part, on the other hand many things this time through have been decidedly different, so it's important to note that in our approach with a few more features in this review topic for our readers.
Namely, a Survey section for people who've actually played the game through first hand to add to, the ability to add your own comprehensive review to this topic and for those less inclined to write something in depth, the survey is here to note your favorite and least favorite features of Grand Theft Auto IV and maybe add a tip or two from someone who's actually played through the game.
So, a little something for everyone.
Participation, as always, is encouraged.
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|meta187||July, 8th 2008||page 1|
[*]GTAF Member Name:
[*]GTAIV Percentage Complete:
[*]Fav Television Show:
[*]Fav Random Pedestrian comment:
[*]Fav Map Location:
[*]Fav/Least Fav Mission:
[*]Fav Social Activity:
[*]Fav/Least Fav Girlfriend:
[*]Fav/Least Fav Friend:
[*]Fav Clothing Combo:
[*]Fav New Feature:
[*]Toughest Moral Choice:
[*]Most Missed Removed Feature:
[*]Fav Sports Car:
[*]Fav 2 Door:
[*]Fav Vehicle Overall:
[U]Favorite Musical Tracks[/U]
[*]The Beat 102.7:
[*]The Classics 104.1:
[*]IF99 - International Funk:
[*]JNR - Jazz Nation Radio 108.5:
[*]K109 The Studio:
[*]LCHC - Liberty City Hardcore:
[*]Liberty Rock Radio 97.8:
[*]Massive B Soundsystem 96.9:
[*]San Juan Sounds:
[*]Tuff Gong Radio:
[*]The Vibe 98.8:
[*]Integrity 2.0 (favorite moment):
[*]PLR - Public Liberty Radio (segment):
[*]WKTT - We Know The Truth (segment):
[*]Fav/Least Fav Track Overall:
[*]Fav/Least Fav Radio Station Overall:
[*]Fav Team Deathmatch Location:
[*]Fav Co-Op mission:
[*]Fav MP Game Overall:
[*]What's your favorite non-mission activity, something you enjoy doing in your own spare time in Liberty City?:
[*]What's your favorite GTA moment, something random, funny or cool that happened while you were playing GTAIV?:
[*]What Game Tip(s) would you personally suggest to people playing through GTAIV for the first time?:
[*]What was your overall impression of GTAIV verses previous installments in the series?:
[*]What's one central feature you'd like to see added to future installments of GTA?:
*If you are having trouble remembering all the details within this game, gta4.net is a solid reference and listing for weapons, vehicles, music and just about any other detail you are trying to recall while filling out this survey.
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|meta187||July, 8th 2008||page 1|
|IHEARTGTAIV||July, 8th 2008||page 1|
|TheSamurai Hobo||July, 8th 2008||page 1|
|VinnyGouveia||July, 8th 2008||page 1|
|gtamodder||July, 8th 2008||page 1|
|Ronnyboy||July, 9th 2008||page 1|
|BlOoDStReAm101||July, 13th 2008||page 1|
|Raptomex||July, 13th 2008||page 1|
Edited by GTAIV Reviews, 15 July 2008 - 06:22 AM.