|QUOTE (02fishera @ Jul 28 2010, 18:20)|
TBH Mokrie, I didn't think that at the time but III was not only the first GTA that I'd played but also the first PS2 game. As much as I like III, to me it lacks the spark that the other GTAs have that make me want to keep playing. That doesn't make it a bad game, its just my least favourite in the series.
That wasn't entirely directed at you, more of a general observation.
That said, i misunderstood what you said, that GTA III is merely your least favorite, and not a sh*t game
Undoubtedly it lacks the spark of future games, but it's one of few games that i've played where the game oozed atmoshpere. IMO anyway. Liberty circa 2001 felt gritty, dark and dismal. Just walking down the street felt dangerous, and i had hours of fun playing "Liberty City Survivor" (peds have guns cheat + everyone hates you cheat).
III and VC hold alot of nostalgia to me, not for the dates they were set but because of how much i played them. i play them now its almost like im back in year ten
Also III is one of the most important games ever. It has spawned Vice and San an, and indirectly IV. It all comes from III. It was a pioneering game that set the bar for others to follow and rockstar have been raising it since. Sure, it wasn't packed with features, with amazing graphics but the only other game out at the time that was on a par with GTA was Driver 2 and, well which one looks better?
That said though, i like to, every now and then, play the old games, to see where we've been etc. I still have GTA III on the PC in front of me right now and im tempted to load it up. Morpheus skin FTW! (I loved the matrix mod i had that turned the rain green, and thanks to Demarest, (whatever the hell happened to him?) an awesome Neo mod (Which he made after my suggestion!)
Ahhh good times.....