|QUOTE (Official General @ Tuesday, Jan 29 2013, 22:21)|
|QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Wednesday, Jan 30 2013, 04:08)|
|QUOTE (Official General @ Wednesday, Jan 30 2013, 14:44)|
| So just because GTA IV is the most up-to-date game in the series with advanced technology, that makes it the best GTA game so far ?? That is pure bullsh*t. |
In my view, IV was not even better than Vice City, let alone San Andreas. Yeah sure enough, VC and SA are much older games and cannot compare to IV in terms of graphics, physics, effects etc. But VC and SA provided much better, more fun, enjoyable and memorable experiences during their time than IV did in it's own time in eyes of many GTA fans.
That is how you compare the GTA games against each other. Not by how technologically up to date they are, but by how great they were at the time they were released. In the eyes of many (including myself), VC and SA clearly beat IV hands down in that area. But I still very much like GTA IV, I just don't think it was the best GTA in the series.
I agree to an extent, but I don't think that's necessarily GTA IV's fault. People grow up and for a lot of us VC and SA represented a time in video gaming which could be described as "golden" I guess.
I got that "feeling" playing VC for the first time and SA too. Then the subsequent months that followed. It was epic.
You know what? I got that feeling playing GTA IV too, but it felt a bit different. Not in a bad way, but it felt like GTA was changing.
Sometimes I feel like I'm one of the few original GTA players that actually likes GTA IV enough for it deemed to be best in the series.
I still remember being amused by the burp/fart button in GTA 1 and running over peds in the top down view when I was fresh in high school. GTA IV even on its realease to me was just as epic as VC and SA were.
I actually believe it's the fault of Rockstar. I genuinely believe they messed up a great chance to make GTA IV the best GTA in the series so far. They had a great story/plot, the best setting for a GTA game (New York City), and the newer, HD technology at their disposal to make it happen. Before it was released, I really believed IV had the potential to surpass Vice City and San Andreas as the best GTA games in the series. Rockstar's newer, story-driven direction was great, but a lot of the gameplay and features that traditionally made GTA fun and interesting were compromised, hence why IV was seen a bit of a letdown. If Rockstar had just made IV as it was, but with the added features from previous GTAs and without the repetitive hitman stuff, I'm almost sure that many people would have no problem to at least consider GTA IV to be the best GTA in the series.
Don't get my comments twisted though - I've learned to get over my disappointments and just accept IV for what it is and not what I wanted it to be. I still very much love IV for many things, like it's dark and gritty urban New York setting, the immigrant storyline and the nice mix of crime groups that had dealings with each other. It's still a classic game to play and own.
Well said. And I also love the grittiness of the game. Most people oddly despise it but I love it.
I thought IV was a well done game but yeah it had flaws. A lot of content was missing. I felt they missed a rather interesting opportunity with property. The thought of being able to buy penthouses and stuff like that, things NY real estate is famous for would excite me but it was axed.
The missions were okay, some were exciting, but some were pretty bland. I also felt some missions lacked a sort of edgy feeling they should have. Some were way too easy.
But overall I love the game and love the city and it's detail to death. I'd honestly live in LC.
And comment above Miami: I disagree, TBoGT was just so much worse than IV in my opinion. It has better weapons, more cars(though some seemed half ass), and some nice music(Vice City FM
) But it's storyline sucked ass, I'm sorry it did. And the "vibrancy" didn't fit IV's setting at all. To be honest, vibrant colors and LC did not go well together at all, I rather a gloomy LC. And the protagonist of TBoGT was just ugh.
But on topic: V can easily surpass SA in my honest opinion. I mean even though IV lacked some 'freedom', the game was just so, I don't know I just liked it so much. And I feel that IV already surpassed SA. I can play IV much more than SA, it's just my type of game.
So V can easily surpass it, hell from what I've seen it has already surpassed it. It's already better than just some SA with HD graphics and a bigger map. And the storyline seems so much more intriguing as well. Sort of glad it doesn't have to do much with gangs.