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Sonny F

Things GTA V did better than GTA IV

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Look, before this gets too derailed, can we all just agree that regardless of which side of the IV-style versus V-style side of the debate you you sit on, the traffic patterns and behavior are one of the most imperfect features in literally ALL gta games? To be honest, looked at another way, I would argue that its amazing that traffic behaves as well as it does in any GTA game you want to use as your example. When you think about the coding it takes, it is amazing to me that they can get a huge number of pedestrians walking around coordinated with streets filled with moving vehicles, all interacting with one another, sidewalk boundaries, traffic lights, random traffic patterns, the player, police, and whatever other variables exist in a GTA world. And all of this happens simultaneously and each separate entity has to behave as if it has some rudimentary social consciousness and virtual awareness of its surroundings.

 

Forget about the wacky stuff that goes wrong. My point with this post and my last two is that it absolutely boggles my mind that it all comes together as amazingly well as it does. Yes, even in IV and the Episodes, lest you think this is some Anti IV rant.

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