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SonOfLiberty

Cool Things You Didn't Know About GTA IV

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SonOfLiberty
2 hours ago, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

V peds are just so annoying. Going back to playing V recently I never noticed before just how annoying it is to constantly hear people around you freaking out (screaming, running, threatening to call police etc) for literally no reason when I'm just walking down the street or standing there. I get that they wanted to have some "vapid L.A." type peds but it's way over done. A bunch of scared pussies and fools starting fights because you said hello to them and barely any to be found who aren't airheads. It creates a horrible atmosphere. IV peds are varied, entertaining, have more character and behave in realistic and complex ways, endless fun to be had with them.

It's a shame because GTA V's peds do, do things that make them feel "alive", but yeah. It's always been a nuisance how sensitive they are and it's something that was sadly carried over into RDR2.

 

I like in GTA IV I can walk passed a cop and get a snarky remark without worrying about being caned or I can be standing next to someone just minding my business. Speaking of cops and I'm sure I said this a long time back, but cops can even purchase from the newsstand for anyone not aware. Not just regular peds.

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Eugene H. Krabs
Posted (edited)

This is probably a corny theory since you can go there before Gerry's arrest, but I just barely realized: I think one reason why Niko never receives a 3 star wanted level whenever he goes inside the Alderney prison, is because Gerry put him on the visitor's list

Edited by Eugene H. Krabs

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iiCriminnaaL 49

Probably most people know already, but as long as Niko/Johnny/Luis (or any other NPC, which can be noticed on NOOSE soldiers and FIB agents) are wearing an armor vest, their bodies won't bleed when they get shot (obviously not including the arms, legs and head). It looks as if a solid object was shot, with a little smoke effect instead of blood.

 

A small, but cool detail.

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billiejoearmstrong8
8 hours ago, iiCriminnaaL 49 said:

Probably most people know already, but as long as Niko/Johnny/Luis (or any other NPC, which can be noticed on NOOSE soldiers and FIB agents) are wearing an armor vest, their bodies won't bleed when they get shot (obviously not including the arms, legs and head). It looks as if a solid object was shot, with a little smoke effect instead of blood.

 

A small, but cool detail.

Never noticed this at all! Now I'm just wondering if it's the same in V or not

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TheSantader25
On 6/30/2019 at 1:55 PM, Jeansowaty said:

It's been made this way to show reality - Los Angeles sucks compared to New York 😛

Well at least we don't get lost in a maze of tall ass buildings. New York is for depressed people. West Coast baby 😛

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Jeansowaty
Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, TheSantader25 said:

Well at least we don't get lost in a maze of tall ass buildings. New York is for depressed people. West Coast baby 😛

As a depressed person, I can kinda confirm it's true ;P 

 

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17 hours ago, iiCriminnaaL 49 said:

Probably most people know already, but as long as Niko/Johnny/Luis (or any other NPC, which can be noticed on NOOSE soldiers and FIB agents) are wearing an armor vest, their bodies won't bleed when they get shot (obviously not including the arms, legs and head). It looks as if a solid object was shot, with a little smoke effect instead of blood.

 

A small, but cool detail.

This kinda correlates with the cut feature of actually seeing the body armor while wearing it. Perhaps they cut it because they didn't have any idea on how to make it disappear when you lose it.

Edited by Jeansowaty

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billiejoearmstrong8
2 hours ago, Jeansowaty said:

As a depressed person, I can kinda confirm it's true 😜

 

EDIT:

This kinda correlates with the cut feature of actually seeing the body armor while wearing it. Perhaps they cut it because they didn't have any idea on how to make it disappear when you lose it.

It would've been really cool if they wore it and then like, shrugged it off on to the ground when it was shot full of holes.

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GKZ

Niko can live close to 2 other protagonists (Huang Lee and Luis Lopez) by choosing to kill Playboy X. 

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Boozey St John
On 7/4/2019 at 5:09 AM, TheSantader25 said:

Well at least we don't get lost in a maze of tall ass buildings. New York is for depressed people. West Coast baby 😛

You'd be depressed too if the light at the end of the tunnel is New Jersey. 

 

 

I'm kidding- but as a depressed New Yorker- GTA IV does a great job creating the atmosphere and feeling of NYC.

 

 

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billiejoearmstrong8
Posted (edited)

This should've been obvious to me since in most missions and random encounters there's a second, different dialogue during the car journey if you fail and replay it, and I have a habit of making sure I hear them all. But somehow I overlooked my favourite random encounter of all, Eddie Low! I guess you're not likely to fail by accident just giving him a lift, and also it isn't in the youtube videos I've seen that have "all" Eddie Low's content, but he does indeed have a second set of creepy dialogues when you drive him to the port and then on to Westminster. I always wished for more Eddie Low so this was a nice little gem to find.

 

Also I have already known this for a while but during that first encounter Eddie is armed with a knife. Since like most characters you travel with he'll step in and defend you if you get in a fight, this means you can take him on a stabbing spree if you want. I took him to the firehouse near where he gets dropped off in Westminster and had him stabbing the firefighters, in the end they won and that's how I heard the second dialogues.

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SonOfLiberty

After I completed "Do You Have Protection?" I noticed out front of Faustin's home there looked like a maintenance worker working on the power pole out front with a tool bag draped over his shoulder and a wrench in his hand. I don't know if this is a random occurrence, but I've never seen a ped like that before.

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Corndawg93

One thing I didn't know Is that you can go the entire game without doing the PBX/Dwayne set of missions

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KGBeast

This is something I've always liked and have never seen discussed.

 

One of the subtler ways you can tell something is off about Michelle is that she drives a Merit. The Merit was introduced in SA and the only time it was ever used or referred to in the story was as the car driven by the DA CJ sets up for Tenpenny in SF. Michelle driving that car immediately screamed 'law enforcement' to me.

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Eugene H. Krabs
On 7/14/2019 at 6:33 AM, GKZ said:

Niko can live close to 2 other protagonists (Huang Lee and Luis Lopez) by choosing to kill Playboy X. 

He also lives close to Huang's Lancaster and South Bohan safehouses

 

On 7/15/2019 at 11:46 PM, Corndawg93 said:

One thing I didn't know Is that you can go the entire game without doing the PBX/Dwayne set of missions

Deconstruction for Beginners and Photo Shoot are mandatory, but yeah this is true. You can also go the entire game without doing Out of the Closet (the second part anyway) and No. 1

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TheOriginalGunslinger

Crazy that the bodyguard with Faustin earlier on in the game is the same guy whose gun goes off during the struggle between him and Niko killing Roman (if you chose Deal) during the cutscene for Mr. & Mrs. Bellic.

 

We know this guy ends up being with Dimitri eventually. Question is I wonder how that came to be? Perhaps Dimitri gave him money and got into his mind as well about working for Faustin.

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iiCriminnaaL 49
7 hours ago, TheOriginalGunslinger said:

We know this guy ends up being with Dimitri eventually. Question is I wonder how that came to be? Perhaps Dimitri gave him money and got into his mind as well about working for Faustin.

Mightn't be too hard, especially since Dimitri is powerful enough as Mikhail's right-hand man, and well, he'll pay.

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