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Grotti Vigilante

What GTA V did better than GTA IV.

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* Graphics and visual effects (except gun flash which IV still does much better)

* Weapon variety

* Car customization

* Storyline mission variety (despite the largely boring FIB stuff) 

* Map size

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Len Lfc
On 11/17/2018 at 8:41 PM, Sleepwalking said:

6)Better driving physics, especially for motorcycles.

Personally, I thought TLaD had the best motorcycle handling. I'd take V over IV, anyday. But in V they felt 'too' arcadey. TLaD felt like a great balance.

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JustRob
On 11/17/2018 at 6:00 PM, Grotti Vigilante said:

Now I don't know about you lot but to me it seems like GTA V isn't as well regarded as GTA IV these days, and I'm not sure if it's because of a genuine downgrade or because of a gaming trend where the latest release in a series is always bad until the next one comes along and suddenly it's gold that we thought was bronze. But either way I've heard a lot of people on the forums like GTA IV very much, and I can understand why. There are a lot of things it did better than GTA V such as the storyline, protagonists and ragdoll physics (seriously, who ever said "I don't want to be able to jump out of a car and bounce around half way down the road"?). But I feel that some of us may be forgetting the merits of GTA V in comparison, such as how the internet and phone has been expanded on a lot more, how the game feels more open and alive with how all three protagonist actually do things while you don't play them, how the driving is somewhat better, and how the map is much more diverse in terms of geography. So personally, what do you think GTA V did better than GTA IV? 

 

Not as well regarded? I mean GTAIV sold around 25 million copies and GTAV sold over 100 million. I think it's safe to say GTAV is better regarded than GTAIV.

 

With that out of the way, GTAV did pretty much everything better than GTAIV. Combat, more open world with more variation, better graphics, better systems, more cars, planes, parachutes, I can go on forever. The only thing it didn't (arguably) do better than GTAIV is story. I do personally love GTAV's story, but GTAIV's story was brilliant.

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Grotti Vigilante
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, JustRob said:

Not as well regarded? I mean GTAIV sold around 25 million copies and GTAV sold over 100 million. I think it's safe to say GTAV is better regarded than GTAIV.

The basis for the claim of well regarded is more in relation to the forums than the general gaming community.

 

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With that out of the way, GTAV did pretty much everything better than GTAIV. Combat, more open world with more variation, better graphics, better systems, more cars, planes, parachutes, I can go on forever. The only thing it didn't (arguably) do better than GTAIV is story. I do personally love GTAV's story, but GTAIV's story was brilliant.

You must be the only person whose so far said that combat was better than in GTA IV. Everyone seems to dislike the combat in GTA V, including me. I reckon you might be able to get that post in the unpopular opinions thread as well as this one. You may just have a fun time debating with a few other members. ;) 

Edited by Grotti Vigilante

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JustRob

Why? Melee combat in GTAIV feels awkward and weird. Countering is actually hard. Not to mention when having no weapon equipped you can't "aggress" anyone by targeting them, unlike in GTAV where you put up your fists and you can trigger a fight.

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GKZ
7 hours ago, JustRob said:

Why? Melee combat in GTAIV feels awkward and weird. Countering is actually hard. Not to mention when having no weapon equipped you can't "aggress" anyone by targeting them, unlike in GTAV where you put up your fists and you can trigger a fight.

GTA IV combat is miles better than the sh*tty combat in V.

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JustRob
1 minute ago, GKZ said:

GTA IV combat is miles better than the sh*tty combat in V.

 

No it's not lol

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Len Lfc
On 3/10/2019 at 11:55 PM, GKZ said:

GTA IV combat is miles better than the sh*tty combat in V.

GTA V's combat is much more refined and solid. However, GTA IV's felt more chaotic. The weapons had a spread and needed to be controlled more. Load up GTA IV and fire an SMG at a car, then do the same in GTA V. IV has much bigger sparks flying around. IDK, just feels more 'fun' Really hard to explain.

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BurnettVice

GTA V has better graphics and better handling on vehicles. I agree with previous criticisms about IV  that driving does feel like driving a boat lol. In V you can customize your vehicles and even your weapons. Also V has more variety when choosing weapons. Almost forgot V has more clothing options. V has a dynamic score made by talented artists. Nothing beats getting in a shootout while renditions of NY Memories or No Happy Endings is playing in the background. One more thing V has better heists than IV(even though it only one). I like that we can tackle a mission in different scenarios, especially in heists where you can do loud and dumb or go in smart. Being able to people to your crew to do heists was cool mechanic. Last but not least the switching mechanic between three characters, was a genius idea that paid off in the end. 

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burger_mike
Posted (edited)

Boat and helicopter handling. 

Edited by Equatecurl

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Nik0 Bellic
20 hours ago, Equatecurl said:

Boat and helicopter handling. 

Hey easy there buddy, gta 4 had the best boat physics ever, you cant even tell they are boat or car physics, i want some respect for gta 4 here k?

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TheSantader25

GTA 4 definitely has the most variety in boats. More than 100 different boats to use in the game. The best part is they can be used in land as well. 

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Nik0 Bellic

@TheSantader25 The most realistic part is that the boats/cars also dont have any brakes

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Sonicdude
Posted (edited)

For my money, I believe V excels when talking about the core GTA mechanics. Driving and Flying feels more responsive and tight, Gunplay feels much more fluent and is easier to get risky in, and the general look and feel of the game is just better than IV in my opinion. That being said, while I absolutely love the story, I do feel that IV did better in terms of suspense and climax. I also think that IV did a better job in world building. I'll stop there though, as V is still my favorite GTA and I think it just feels better than IV. 

Edited by Sonicdude

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3Prcntr

Everything. Just my opinion...

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Jack Lupino
Posted (edited)

Having quick save Option it's a huge time saving option in GTA V I can quickly take out phone and save the progress and continue from any point.

Instead of travelling all the way to safehouse to save my progress.

This is also useful if you want to repair a damaged vehicle for free you can reload the save and get new vehicle.

I wonder why this feature wasn't added in GTA IV or later expansions.

Edited by Jack Lupino

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Sonicdude
Posted (edited)
14 minutes ago, Jack Lupino said:

Having quick save Option it's a huge time saving option in GTA V I can quickly take out phone and save the progress and continue from any point.

Instead of travelling all the way to safehouse to save my progress.

This is also useful if you want to repair a damaged vehicle for free you can reload the save and get new vehicle.

I wonder why this feature wasn't added in GTA IV or later expansions.

Fun Fact: You can repair vehicles even faster than that if you just switch to another character and back

Edited by Sonicdude

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Jack Lupino
2 minutes ago, Sonicdude said:

Fun Fact: You can repair vehicles even faster than that if you just switch to another character and back

Thanks i didn't know about that I shall try it out 😁

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GKZ

Nothing. Just my opinion...

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Eugene H. Krabs

I probably said it before, but to me, the rain in V feels better than IV. I also like how puddles stick to the ground for a while

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TheSantader25

Boat mechanics in GTA V are far more realistic because of the waves. 

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iiCriminnaaL 49

Cutscenes. As they had more cinematic looks, and were able to pause. I also liked how they were made in a way that doesn't make them feel separated from the in-game world, especially since they didn't use black screens no more.

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Dboi-2001

I love IV and V equally but in their own ways. Here is what I think V did better

 

- Vehicle customization. There was so much variety and details it was amazing. I wish you would do that in GTAIV
- Mission variety. IV missions felt pretty repetitive by the end while V kept everything fresh and different. Sure some missions were gimmicky but I think they were worth it for variety and the pay offs. Speaking of

- The heists and setups. The setups to the heist really made me feel like a criminal. I know many people hate the set ups but I loved them because it was really cool to see how they planned everything and then choosing the heists based on the security details. I felt more like a criminal mastermind than a goon (not to say the other protagonists are goons but for once you played as the leaders than the followers)

- Character customization. There is more variety of clothes, tattoo parlors and barber shops. Sucks some of these were cut from GTAIV

- Character swapping. Pretty self explanatory

- Fast cars. I didn't hate the driving physics of the cars in IV but I hated how slow even sports cars felts. V made me feel like I was flying with maxed out car stats on sports cars

 

IV and V are two very different games but they're both amazing games

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Nik0 Bellic
Posted (edited)

-reloading animations

-weapons' look, animations, better quality etc.

-water looks more realistic

-bike and car sounds are more realistic

Edited by Nik0 Bellic

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TheSantader25

Due to the beautiful scenery and varied landscapes + the varied collectibles scattered perfectly around the map collecting collectibles is a far more enjoyable task. Especially with the wide array of vehicles and a parachute things are far more enjoyable. 

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billiejoearmstrong8

Although I prefer IV's radio overall V has the better punk station, due to the simple fact that melodic west coast punk > ugly unlistenable noise east coast punk. Loads of great tunes on Channel X, only listenable ones on LCHC are the Bad Brains one and Day in the Life

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El Penguin Bobo

-The Gore: For some reason, I always thought IV's gore was too mild. Whenever you shoot someone, red marks just come up and you could barley see them. V fixed this by adding blood patches and bullet holes.

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TheSantader25

-I like the Safehouses in V better. They feel more unique. None of the safehouses in IV really felt like "home". 

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TheSantader25
Posted (edited)

I like the Combat Roll better in V(though doing it while crouching in IV looks more badass). I feel like it is far more useful during combat and also more responsive. Seems to covers more ground as well in comparison to IV which makes it useful for transitioning between open spaces and cover. 

Edited by TheSantader25

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El Penguin Bobo
1 hour ago, TheSantader25 said:

I like the Combat Roll better in V(though doing it while crouching in IV looks more badass). I feel like it is far more useful during combat and also more responsive. Seems to covers more ground as well in comparison to IV which makes it useful for transitioning between open spaces and cover. 

I agree. IV felt a bit slow, and V felt really quick like no one could hit you...it can make you kind of sick if you do it in first person however.

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