Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:28 PM
My favorite is probably IV.
I like the atmosphere of GTA III the best. I loved LC, specifically Portland, Mafia Sentinels, etc. I'm glad it was the one (or the first one) that they redid for this gen.
I thought Vice City had the best story, cast, characters, and Tommy Vercetti. I mean what can you say other than Ray Liotta is the f*cking man. 80's Miami was also as big a change from then "present day" NY as I could imagine.
I thought San Andreas had the most to do. I loved flying, especially the Rustler, I miss planes in IV. Also loved "off road", whether it was the desert, back of beyond, etc., I just loved not being stuck on roads anymore, I miss that in IV also. At the same time it had a bunch of garbage in it that I absolutely hated, like lifting, eating, and dating. Dating sucks, I really wish it wouldn't have been such a big part of IV.
The two stories games were alright. Not horrible, but it was obvious that they were handheld ports. (I played them on PS2.) While I don't think they measured up to the others at all, they were also like less than half the price. Cost-wise they probably had more "bang for the buck" than any other PS2 games.
Then there's IV, which in my opinion is the one with the least to do. I got pretty bored of it a year or so sooner than any of the others. I feel they went the wrong way with it, style over substance, graphics over gameplay. Still, it looks so awesome, and the city is so immersive. IMO it feels much more like a real city than any of the others.
I feel that if IV had more to do after 100%, it would be light years better.