|QUOTE (DODI3OG @ Wednesday, Apr 10 2013, 09:28)|
|QUOTE (GKP @ Wednesday, Apr 10 2013, 22:25)|
| Um were not 'idiots'|
Virtually all of us included Alderney as part of LC city. To suggest its as big as LC WITHOUT Alderney means were getting a
2 SQUARE MILE LS CITY
But of course, many people are happy with that.
You and your friends are idiots I'm talking about.
Games have different measurements. Even a Mountain in Far Cry 3 can be as big as 1/4 of LS.
Or a road in Call of Duty can be as wide as an entire Street.
Get to it, the in-game measurement of the game could be 3-3.5 sq miles, but outside, it'll seem bigger.
Listen, we are having a discussion, no need to call anyone names.
First, the point some of us are trying to make is that from what we have seen LS looks small. Not even considering any sort of reference, it just seems small to be the "sprawling" recreation of LA that Dan Houser stated we would experience.
Other people have been using the comment about LS being close in size to LC as an argument that it is not small. Our rebuttal is that LS looks significantly smaller than the entire IV map, assuming that they meant Alderny included.
If they did not mean LC plus Alderny, which you have stated, than all that does is further confirm that the city is small. 2/3 the size of GTA IV map and its supposed to represent all of LA seems off doesnt it.
And then if you think about it in proportion to the rest of the map, it makes the city seem REALLY small. Lets do the math really quick with both referenced scenarios.
V's map= IV+SA+RDR(plus some) LS=All of LC including Alderny(roughly)
That means the country side is the size of RDR+SA, which would make the city a fairly tiny portion of the overall map.
V's map= IV=SA=RDR(plus some) LS=LC not including Alderny
That means the countryside is the size of RDR+SA+Alderny, which makes the city that much smaller a portion of the map.
Now its understandable that the countryside will be much larger than the city, and that there will be small towns and such. But the fact of the matter is, there is only one city in V, and it should be significantly sized.
@GKP: I really think its unfair to compare LS to the real LA, LA is the largest city in the country and to expect anything closely related in size is just unrealistic. However, comparing the size of LA to the size of NY is good justification that LS should be significantly larger than LC, not roughly equal.
As far as the claim that a large sized city is not probably due to time and resource constraints, that is not really a valid argument. First of all, money isnt as significant an aspect as you would think. Rockstar isnt a kickstarter company. They have the funds to create the game they wish. And in terms of time, Rockstar has never let "time" affect the way the develop games, hence a 5+ year development time of V.