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The only game that has ever truly dissapointed me!,
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 360 (Standard Edition) (Video Game)
Being a hardcore gamer all my life, I have never played a game more dissapointing than Gta IV. In fact, it is the only game that has ever truly dissapointed me. This game is also more overrated than any other game I've played, so shame on all those game magazines and websites that gave this game a high rating.
Gta 3, Vice City, and San Andreas are without a doubt three of the best games ever made. Each game introduced new and improved gameplay, graphics, and story. Each one was a big improvement from its predecessor, but Gta IV however is not an improvement. It's not just a step down, it trips and falls down to the last step of the staircase and bleeds to death.
It seems like the only thing they focused on with this game was the graphics. Sure it looks sharp, but it doesn't make the game any more fun at all.
Here's why this game sucks:
the game takes place in Liberty city. Since we already went to liberty city in GTA III, I don't see why we have to go back to it. Sure it looks different, but it's about the same size as before and not fun at all to explore. San Andreas had 3 huge cities plus some country side and other towns to explore, but Rockstar games decided to make the games location boring instead of new and interesting.
Another thing that sucks, is the fact that there are no planes, or quads to drive. Why would they take out vehicles when they should add more to improve the game? I have no idea, I didn't make the game.
You also can't buy up property, or recruit gang members like in San Andreas. It was alot of fun making you're gang stronger and killing other gangs to take over their territory in San Andreas, but they took away that fun feature as well.
With all that said, here's why the game sucks even more. THE DRIVING(along with the rest of the games slow gameplay)! I can't believe I am the only one who noticed this huge flaw. I remember in the old GTA games, driving was a blast. The controls were perfect, the vehicles were fast, and you could drive around corners at nearly full speed. In GTA IV the vehicles are slow, taking forever to accelerate, or slow down, and no matter how well you execute a turn, it always takes forever to make the full turn. The driving in this game feels like your driving a block of ice, on ice because the vehicles have hardly any traction. Some of you might think I'm complaining about this because I suck at driving, but that's not true, becasue I played through this entire game even though I hated it.
If there is anyone who can honestly say they like this games driving better than the old ones, prove it by coming to my house and say it right to my face without blinking.
Not only is the driving slow, but every other little action your character makes is slow. I swear, this character runs slower than my grandma. He also likes to take his time stealing vehicles or climbing over obstacles or simply turning himself around.
So there you have it folks. The gameplay is slow, the game is no fun to explore, and the only thing they improved on was the graphics, which like i said before didn't help at all. The story was ok, but it's really as simple as it gets for a Gta game.
The only thing fun about the game is the missions, but it's hard to enjoy most of the time because of the poor gameplay. I really wanted to like this game for the past 2 years it's been out, but every time I try playing it I find more things about it that I hate.
If you want a great Gta style game I recommend Saints Row 1 and 2. Those games are just about everthing Gta 4 should have been, or you could have more fun playing the older GTA games.