my favorite city ever. no matter what city comes out, il always stay faithful to liberty. i am a new yorker, so it was extra special to me. i know there were some flaws in the city and game itself, but the realism it brought to gaming was absolutely incredible. From under the tracks on mohawk ave in Broker, to the bright lights in star junction. was truly a magnificent city and one can only hope it appears in another gta game.. only better. then that will rule the whole series, just like what IV did.
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Posted 14 September 2013 - 04:42 AM
At first I was unsure about the city when I first played it. I was unsure about the game full stop. I wasn't sold at first. I clocked the game but only ever used the GPS to get around so I didn't get to appreciate the map. My initial thought was that the map, and city itself looked great graphics wise but that was it.
After a while of playing it I realised that I didn't know the map. The new style of roads that resemble real life routes isn't what we were used to as GTA players so I'm sure a lot of us were initially heavily dependent on the GPS. I forced myself to learn the map, it's a decision I never regret. I fell in love with the city. The different aspects it had to offer. The daytime, nightie, anytime; I love it.
I love the character each island has. Within that I love the different character of each area within said islands. What R* made was amazing. Though I didn't appreciate it at first, I sure as hell do now. When night settles and the headlights and street lights turn on, it's an amazing place.
When you get into a helicopter, especially at night, you can truly appreciate the world that is LC. No doubt driving is my main thing, I think they smashed it with the mechanics. Long drives and cruises through the north of Alderney, long straights in Algonquin, and the dark streets of Broker and barren areas of Bohan all boast their own character and beauty. I never liked Alderney but from learning the routes I've fallen in love with this typical 'industrial' island that all LCs have had.
You can't really sum it up. The realism is what gets me. Although it's limited in activities, I'm sure GTA V will make up for those. At the same time I consider it as the GTA3 of the PS3 era - The first of a new wave of bad assness.
Edited by Raspy, 14 September 2013 - 04:46 AM.
Posted 14 September 2013 - 08:54 AM
I still don't think Los Santos will be as vibrant and atmospheric as Liberty City is. I appreciate that there is the countryside which gives a little more variation, but the city itself will probably "suffer" in some way. IRL, I'm an urban person. I'd take the toxic fumes of a busy street everyday before sunny beaches.
Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:24 AM
Alltho I love california, and the whole san andreas setting, it never felt right in SA, where as Liberty, did look like NY from what ive seen (Ive never been to NY) Im going to hopefully experinace the same things in GTA V that I did in IV, but for me it will be better since I Know the land better, I want to visit some of the places I Know in LA, I hope they kept that classic car dealer in thats in RL, Seems a good place for the aston martin and that muria type car to apear no?
Anyway im going off topic, Yes OP I enjoyed walking and stuff too, Im an RP nerd, and I love keeping in charactor, I walked to romans cab office, Afterall why would niko who just came into the country, suddenly steal a car just to drive two blocks down the street? so I like walking around, I like taking in the atmosphere, My favorite place? Would be the central island that I dont know the name of, But it seemed more livley, its a shame the busses were only parked and neverm oved but I still liked that area, was slightly dissopointed with the third island, seemed a little dull and not much to do over there, Some people mabye liked looking around the industrial areas and such but they seemed a little empty to me, coulda done with some work and such going on to make it feel less cold and empty.
But ya, overall Really nice place, they captured the look of it, nobody seemed really that happy, and the whole city looked clouded over quite a lot, dull and gray... and from what ive seen thats what NYC seems to look like, They did well at making it even feel cold Stil Cant wait for sunny california now,
Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:54 PM
Got the game on the midnight release & still play it now, its my go to game whenever I just want to sit back relax & do whatever i want. I've completed the game 5 times to 100%, & lost count how many times I've just gone through the story, I'll never get rid of it, always go back for a visit. I don't normally talk this much, so i'll shut up now.....
Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:44 PM
Liberty defiantly has a special feel to it. The streets and skylines of the city are truly amazing, along with the atmosphere. Will I go back and play IV after GTAV? Hard to say.
Posted 5 days ago
Kind of interesting to read this thread as the last post was made the day before GTA V was released. Although a few threads have discussed LC my intention with this one was to make it "official" so I'm going to pin it for people to discuss it rather than digging it up all the time.
Posted 5 days ago
Replaying GTA IV currently for the first time since V. As much as I loved my time in Los Santos and Blaine County, Liberty City will always be my virtual home. It is by far my favourite game environment. I spend a lot of time driving around soaking up the atmosphere. I especially love going for a drive during a night time storm. <3
Posted 5 days ago
It's a shame that because of Bloomberg the New York portrayed in the game is slowly dying and becoming just as superficial as LA.
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