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Battle of the Subway Systems: GTA IV vs. V

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#1

Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:33 AM

Both games included a subway system. But, which game did it better?

 

GTA IV

 

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or GTA V?

 

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I've ridden both, and I would like to say that GTA IV is better. It's quicker, and I can skip to the station if desired. I like how I can enter the train in V, but I can't when the train starts moving. Also, I can't skip to the station, and the ride feels slower at times. But, I like how segments of the ride go on streets though.

 

 

 

What subway system do you think is better?

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:35 AM

Grand Theft Auto V Subway is better because you can go inside without cut scene

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:45 AM

I never cared for either. Especially how it's a lot easier to steal a car and go specifically where you want to go rather than find a station, wait for a train, wait on the train, and walk to where you wanna to after you get off the train.

I know in real life when I used to live up in DC it was more convenient to take the metro rather than deal with the traffic, but in a game where you can steal without any (lasting) consequences, it's a shame not to take advantage of them.
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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:40 AM

Grand Theft Auto V Subway is better because you can go inside without cut scene

 

 

while this may be true, why would you even want to?

 

OT: gta iv's was better by far. it had relevance to the story and is such a iconic part of new york.  the subway in LC felt like it was part of the city's life blood, unlike V, where it was just there

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:44 AM

IV definitely. It was really immersive. I actually used it sometimes, specially on TBOGT where Maisonette 9 was just down the street from Luis's safehouse, all near a subway station. I loved doing it.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:52 AM

Neither of them as good as RDR's trains IMO. In that you can get up and move around.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:59 AM Edited by killahmatic, 03 September 2014 - 04:06 AM.

In all honesty, until we can freely run around and do what we want on the subway while its travelling, they're useless. This is something that R* not only could've did, but actually seems that they put in extra work so that we couldn't do that. Very odd on their part. As far as travel, its the slowest type of transportation in the game.  

 

I think back to the train on RDR. They had it right. You could do what you want on the train. Walk around, kill people, jump off, climb onto the top of the cars, etc. It was even semi-useful as transportation (no, not faster than horseback, but a decent, scenic alternative). Unfortunately, you couldn't drive that one either, but it was still far ahead of GTA IV & Vs trains/subways

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:01 AM

V probably had better art and art design

 

IV probably better gameplay and use....

 

 

V's are pretty useless and the whole system is basically just used as a 'hole' to escape cops in

 

 

once in a while, I'll actually go in there on foot and every time I think to myself, wow, this is very well done... this place is so wasted

 

 

 

Pro tip: to escape cops, try running in there on foot. it works really good, and while its not intuitive to do it.... if you remember to do it, it's actually pretty fun

 

 

remember when you're on foot, cop cars don't usually spawn! so by escaping on foot into the subway, and even waiting for the cops to force a shootout, is actually super fun

 

and if you're Hanging Out with all 3 characters, it's even better!

 

you can even try find a Subway entrance near a gang area, and start a gang war near it and escape inside to have gang shootout inside the subyway


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:03 AM

Neither of them as good as RDR's trains IMO. In that you can get up and move around.

Or rob passengers. I would love to steal some wallets on the subway as Niko. Even if the rewards were low, it would be a nice mini game.
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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:47 AM

I prefer GTA IV's subway, you could skip to your next destination if you chose, and it was more immersive with how they would tell you what stop was coming up next.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:59 AM

Damn, I thought this was about the subway interiors.

 

In IV I liked how you could find that hobo camp down there. I'm not sure if there is anything in V's though. Just tunnels and tracks.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 05:08 AM Edited by daltontigerboy, 03 September 2014 - 05:17 AM.

I haven't played V in awhile, but from what I remember, the subway tunnels were depressingly unpopulated and boring.

From what I remember of IV however, the subways were teeming with dozens of civilians walking around or waiting for trains. There would always be a couple of cops down there just to watch over everything. I also remember there would usually be an old man playing the saxophone close to the tracks.

Hell, I had countless hours of fun from just pushing people off the ledge into the oncoming trains.
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Posted 03 September 2014 - 05:36 AM

IV's reminded me of the el train I used to ride from the Frankford terminal to 69th street every day to get to school a few years back. I loved that commute since it gave some nice views of my city's skyline before going underground.

Anyway rambling aside, I didn't feel a connection with V's subway like I did IV's.
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Posted 03 September 2014 - 06:37 AM

Functionally, IV's were better. GTA V has much nicer subways though. Much better looking. All of GTAIV's subway stations look the same to me. 


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 06:48 AM

Me being from New York City , I have to say IV . The trains felt so life like with the police in the station and sparks flew as the train left the station. R* really detailed the subway in IV because it's such a relevant piece of the city rather than in LA/LS where it's just there if you need it , and mostly everyone has cars over there anyways .

And missions in IV actually involved the subway system , but in V it's like its desolate lol the only train station I really know of in LS is the one with the tunnel that everyone hides from the cops at .

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:36 AM

Stupid question. Obviously IV's was better and if you used the camera on Niko's phone, you could see the interior of the subway whilst it moved.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:39 AM

IV's subway system is way better, and more functional, since you can skip to your destination.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:48 AM

I found IV's subway system gloomy and gritty but far more realistic (a bit like the game itself really). 

 

V's subway seems to me to be another of those white elephant features that doesn't really serve a purpose other than to flesh out  the city and I can't help feeling that the developers put it there 'because they can'. 

 

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:17 PM

If they actually put in a proper subway system like LA's Red Line and kept the surface light rail as a separate entity then it would look better. I will quote what I said in another similar topic;

 

 

What bugs me (sorry) is why they could not have two seperate metro/light lines in the game and why did they hybridise it? I feel that the railway system would have looked far better with one wholly underground railway with surface depots/stabling yards wihch would make the system more complete. Furthermore the inclusion of a seperate light rail system intersecting strategically at larger stations would have looked far better in my eyes. Appropriate rolling stock for each type of railway should've been incorporated. An annoyance of mine is the lack of switches placed in certain points.

 

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:22 PM

They both have their plusses, but the LS subway feels more realistic, even if you can't walk around the carriage. The fact that there's an actual network definitely works in its favour. 


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:45 PM

The LC subway was a great depiction of the NYC subway system and of course it's gonna' be gritty and gloomy just like in real life.

The LS subway system looks like it's there just because. It feels half assed and it reminds me Charlotte, North Carolina's mass transit system. New, pretty, vacant & useless.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:51 PM

 useless.

I've outrun a 4 star wanted level on the LS subway several times. Once you're in the tunnels, you're golden (mostly...)

 

That said, I've also been thoroughly bummed in the gob by several over-enthusiastic officers that managed to hit the station at the same time as me. 


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:43 PM

The train system in IV is much better, "if it aint broke, dont fix it" well with V they 'fixed' a load of stuff that didnt need fixing, it was fine, so any variation ruins it imo. Like the cab rides, they took away the in-car view (WHY?!) and made it the same views as when you're driving them, so now thats über boring too
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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:46 PM

Neither are as good as the San Andreas subway where you can actually steal the trains.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 05:19 PM

I haven't played V in awhile, but from what I remember, the subway tunnels were depressingly unpopulated and boring.

From what I remember of IV however, the subways were teeming with dozens of civilians walking around or waiting for trains. There would always be a couple of cops down there just to watch over everything. I also remember there would usually be an old man playing the saxophone close to the tracks.

Hell, I had countless hours of fun from just pushing people off the ledge into the oncoming trains.

Typical V hater and IV praiser :)

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 07:21 PM Edited by daltontigerboy, 03 September 2014 - 07:22 PM.

I haven't played V in awhile, but from what I remember, the subway tunnels were depressingly unpopulated and boring.
From what I remember of IV however, the subways were teeming with dozens of civilians walking around or waiting for trains. There would always be a couple of cops down there just to watch over everything. I also remember there would usually be an old man playing the saxophone close to the tracks.
Hell, I had countless hours of fun from just pushing people off the ledge into the oncoming trains.

Typical V hater and IV praiser :)
I'm not 100% sure if that was a friendly joke, or if you were serious.

Anyway, what I said has nothing to do with my opinion on the games at all. I was only stating what I remember about both games. Why don't you boot up V for yourself, go into the underground subway station, and see if I'm just blindly hating on it?

I do prefer IV over V, but I still love both games and I will not deny either of their merits or advantages.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:36 PM

Obviously IV because it is based on NYC. The subway is a much bigger part of daily life there than in LA.

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 02:26 AM

My vote goes to IV. For sure a more usable system. sh*t I even tried doing a whole playthrough taking only the subway. It added more to LC's ambience. 

 

Oh how I miss you IV  :ph34r:

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 04:29 AM

GTA V has the actual free roam part about the subway cars, but as an actual system, LC is unbeatable in that (and most) respect.


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 04:49 AM

Hell, IV for sure.

It has that dark, witty, cold New York feel.




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