|QUOTE (wallis @ Wednesday, Apr 10 2013, 09:36)|
| Console limitations? If true crime can add 240 sq miles on a ps2 I'm sure r*could create a few suburbs around this city. |
Time? How much do they need? They've had over five. Please.
Money? I'm sure they'll make more than a healthy profit, and could afford to invest a little more for a decent lone city.
What they wanted? They said it would be a city that done LS justice. That's why they did LS again.
Fanbase? Most people on here seem to want a large city, but not at the expense of an interesting city. It's a balance. But it should be alot larger than LC.
If you feel you're wasting your time or getting pissed off, then it's probably better if you ignore this thread and the comments that upset you. That's what I do.
Firstly, I wanna say that you are talking PURE BULLSH*T about Liberty City in GTA IV. How the f**k can you say LC in IV "was boring to travel across because it looked the same everywhere" ?? No way, that is total rubbish. LC was definitely not boring, it was one of the exciting and enthralling open-world cities to explore in a video game. Each borough in LC had it's own distinct look, layout, character, feel and identity, just like the 5 boroughs have in the real-life New York City. Broker looked nothing like Dukes, Bohan looked nothing like Dukes and Algonquin looked nothing like any of the other 3 islands. Alderney looked like totally different place. If you really think that about LC, then I will assume you did not play IV properly or fully appreciate the detailed, vastness and landscape variety seen in LC. If you did, you'd not say such nonsense.
I'm sorry but I very much agree with that wallis guy. A big city can definitely work for this generation of gaming. If LC in IV (also an 8-year old game) can be made to be very big, then why cannot Los Santos ?? I just do not believe that the current level of console technology is not advanced enough for LS to be a bigger city than it looks in the latest GTA V screenshots. After 5 years of making this game, they surely have had more than enough time to make LS in V very big in size and
detailed as it deserves to be, especially when we consider how huge the whole map will be as Rockstar have already stated. Your talk of money limitations is pure rubbish - Rockstar have lots of money to spend on this game, GTA V's budget is rumored to run into serious millions of dollars to make, and I think it may even cost more than GTA IV, which cost $100 million to make. And anyway it won't cost Rockstar that much just add more buildings and space into a lone city within the game, don't be so silly. Rockstar did say they wanted to re-create that huge urban LA-style sprawl in GTA V, and lets face it, those screenshots do not exactly show that. I can't even see any proper suburban area in those shots, I see nothing but some houses clustered among the hills surrounding the downtown area. To add to this, downtown LA has quite a lot of skyscrapers on it's skyline, but the downtown section of LS in those screenshots appears to have just a handful, which is a far from realistic re-creation of LA itself. Bro, I'm only going by what I see, I'm not criticizing just for the sake of it, it's hard to ignore what the eyes can see. And from what I see regarding the size and realistic look of LS in V, I am personally a bit underwhelmed, I expected better than what is shown so far.
Speaking of fans, I clearly remember when V was first announced and confirmed to only have one main city being LS, many people on here were upset it's only gonna be one city after all, and not also San Fierro and Las Venturas. Many people wanted 3 cities again like in San Andreas, but there were also many people who argued against that and their most stated reason for preferring just one city in V would be much better, was because Rockstar would have more time and resources to concentrate on making just one city so that could create a very detailed, HUGE city of LS that would be more interesting and amazing to explore. Now this is not looking like it is case, some of these same guys preferring one city are now saying, "but LS don't need to be too big, it don't need all that extra space and detail, bla bla". They cannot make their minds up. All I'm saying is if Rockstar are not doing multiple cities and are only gonna give us just one city in a huge whole map, they should least compensate for this by giving us one, very detailed huge city in size - the main complaint here is that the images don't show us that this is the case, hence why there is significant discontent. We gotta wait and see, I'll concede to that, but Rockstar better just make some major improvements and progress to win me over.
Believe me, I actually hope I'm wrong and LS turns out to be massive, but I cannot hide the fact that I'm concerned about this.