I must be playing a completely game than a lot of people on here, because what I've played has been absolutely perfect so far.
- The game world is amazing. I haven't even left the city yet, but it's crazy huge with such a crazy high amount of details. Compare this city to the one in a Saints Row game for example, and you'll see what I mean. Every single street is different than the other.
- Story and voice acting is mind blowing so far. Rockstar are masters when it comes to this.
- Gameplay itself. Gunplay, controls, all of it is sweet. Love the side activities too.
- Car handling and damage is sweet. The cars are way easier to turn in GTA IV. It may not be super "realistic" (how many of you have actually been driving a sports car) but it sure is fun. Damage is also amazing, again with way more details than any of the other GTA games. No, the cars don't dent as easily, but when you've just spent thousands of dollars on customizing it, I'm not sure I want that anyway. If you still doubt the damage engine, put your car in front of a train and see what happens!
All in all, this is quite honestly the best game I've ever played. And that's something I can say after only six hours or so.
(Yea yea, cool story bro and all that.. meh)