April 15, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST
by jimmy rabbitte
April 15, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST
i'd totally buy a PS3/360 just to play that game. No scratch that - i WILL buy a PS3 just to play that mfkn game
April 15, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST
Game looks so sweet that I want to crap my pants.
April 15, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST
Jesus did I pick the wrong Spring/Summer to go overseas. (thinks about mountain of cash in bank) Whew.....ok, I'll play it sooner or later. FUCK!
April 15, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST
I unfortunately had a 360 by the time San Andreas came out and I just couldn't play through it. It seemed archaic.
April 15, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST
Great news, I just hope there aren't many differences between the xbox360 version anc the ps3 one. This game will go down in history, for sure. Can't wait!
April 15, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST
by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet
how will this be to folks who haven't played the other GTAs? can you just pick this up and play it, or will the learning curve be too fucked?
April 15, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST
Actually, Skaggs was a grocery store like Albertsons and my father would stand by and watch me stomp my way through the jungles of Ikari.
April 15, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST
if I didn't split the wood properly.<p>I was raised before arcades.
April 15, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST
If you've played any GTA (from III onward) you shouldn't have any problem with 4. The only major mechanic change is with the gunplay, but the early stages teach you all the new techniques. (Gunplay, cover system, driving, etc.)
April 15, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST
you know it
April 15, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST
...this game is Satan himself.<p> awesome line, Monki. Rockstar should put that on the box.
April 15, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST
because back in the early 1980s, you could do that. I also would ride my bike 2 miles to the mall and lean it against the side and it would be there when i came back out - and nobody shot anybody.
April 15, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST
Namely graphical laziness, shooting, fighting and driving? If yes, Call of Duty 4 will collect dust for the next year or so.
April 15, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST
by Gungan Slayer
April 15, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST
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April 15, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST
I want a J-O-B !!!!!!!!!!!
April 15, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST
Fight a baddie while hanging from a clock tower!
April 15, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST
by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet
April 15, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST
Or was it all 360's? I'm curious if there are any differences. And please, let's not let this TB devolve into a PS3 vs 360 battle. For once, let's just enjoy the hype, there's plenty to go around! Great preview Monki, sounds like everything Duke4Ever wanted to be.
April 15, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST
If the next generation of gaming is about using the game to sell you things on Amazon you and me got VERY different opinions on a good experience.
April 15, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST
I played the game on a 360 but I was told over and over that the difference in the two versions is trivial. Aside from the downloadable content (no date given yet), the two versions are damn near identical. In fact, Jeronimo had been playing the game on a PS3 because he told me at one point to hit the "circle" button instead of B.
April 15, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST
April 15, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST
marvel vs capcom, clash of superheroes. ryu and war machine were unbeatable!!!!
April 15, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST
I have Mass Effect, Halo 3, Gears of War, RSV and Assassin's Creed. But I haven't played any of them for weeks because of my anticipation for GTA IV. This game will end my marriage.
April 15, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST
So he was playing on a PS3 while you were on a 360 in the same online match?
April 15, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST
... I mean the graphics and whats in them is real neat, but the framing is just horrendous. Reminds me of battlefield earth for some reason.
April 15, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST
by lex romero
The driving in the previous GTA games is some of the best arcade driving in any game. Just the right side of realistic but fun. <br><br> Agree about the shooting and fighting though but from what i've been reading they've been completely overhauled, new aiming systems, you can make use of cover, blind fire, aim at different body parts. The hand to hand combat has punch/kick/block buttons not just one button.
April 15, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST
They gave it a 10/10. This game will drink everyones milkshakes!
April 15, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST
by Leopold Scotch
But I must admit, I'm getting very hyped for this one. I don't think there's a game being released this year that I want more than this.<br><br>At first I was confused as to why all the characters' faces look like those of claymation cavemen. But even as developers approach the peak of this generation, they'l always have to compromise. GTA 4 will have a huge amount of detail, and that means that some aspects of the visuals won't hold acandle to the likes of Gears of War, Call of Duty 4 and Bioshock.<br><br>But who cares about character models if the city looks that amazing?<br><br>The multiplayer also sounds fantastic, and my only concern is that I won't have enough people to play it with (I don't mind playin with strangers, but these things are always somuch better if it's a bunch of your pals online). I'm thinking a designated Xbox live night from May onwards. Dorky, but hella fun...
April 15, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST
Marvel vs Capcom. Then the 2nd one came out beating it by miles. I play it still constantly.
April 15, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST
Call of Duty 4 owns alllllllllll.
April 15, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST
It WILL drink your milkshake! That's why I'll be sticking with smoothies after 4/29/2008. The game will rock. It's not even a question or a hope at this point. It simply will.
April 15, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST
Dude the used to be next to Baskin Robbins 31 flavors, used to steal my GI Joes from there toy isle or when that was to risky would pull the price tag off a cheap .89 bouncy ball and put it over the 3.99 tag, but then the damn barcode thing would always foil my plans.........
April 15, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST
as a big IM fan, I gotta admit that this game looks and sounds waaayyyy better in terms of pure artistic ambition. It saddens me, but I can't disagree. Expect a lot of video game adaptations to be greenlit come May 5th.
April 15, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST
Ryu and War Machine were a truly invincible combo. <p> And NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks: the gameplay of MvsC2 was perhaps better, but the atmosphere of the first one (with its famous settings and musics) is second to none IMO. Ten years later I still play the first game, while the second one I only dust off if I wanna select an Iron Man/Ryu/War Machine combo; and preferably with the sound off (the "I'm gonna take you for a ride" cue gives me AIDS every time I hear it).
April 15, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST
I'm sold. The multiplayer modes look incredible. I can't wait to get some friends into an armored car and have a gun fight while racing through the city. HOWEVER, if those two things are not fixed, it will be going back to the store within a day.
April 15, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST
April 15, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST
by Reel American Hero
The game was supposed to have been out in October. Since then I've discovered Saints Row, a far superior GTA type game, more stuff to do, slightly better graphics. And there's a sequal to that one on the way already. Oh, who am I kidding, I'll probably rent GTA IV just to try it out. But it'll have to be seriously impressive for me to consider buying it.
April 15, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST
as we know it on 4/29 in 3 .. 2 .. 1.. The constant driving from one end of town to the other was wearing me down by the time I played San Andreas. I think condensing Liberty City will be a plus for number 4. I simply can't wait to load this sucker. It ( along with the 360 only games) was the reason why I bought a 360.
April 15, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST
...for an XBox 360. I wonder how much credit I'll get towards an upgrade.
April 15, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST
coming both in the next few weeks, I really have to spill out the money and buy me some PS3. And a Full HD set. Eye surgery can wait.
April 15, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST
i dont mean those 2D PC ones set in 61 or 69 london, i mean something set in 67 US/UK where youd have all of those colorful sports cars like the Aston Martin, lots of hippie killing and pot smoking...
April 15, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST
by Leopold Scotch
Like the city from Futurama or the fifth element.<br><br>I know a lot of people were disappointed weh number 4 was revealed as being liberty city again. Some were expecting a big departure.<br><br>I think there's still room for both types of game. I know there was a rocket pack in San Andreas but it wasn't as fun as it should've been. I'm talkin teleportation and flying cars here.
April 15, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST
April 15, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST
Hopefully it does live up to the hype surrounding it.
April 15, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST
I would love to see GTA set in a stylized Chi-town. But for now, I just want to play 4, and I don't think it'll be boring at all that it's LC, because it's not the same LC, this is GTA in NYC.
April 15, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST
GTA2 but if you're talking a 3d version, then there has been speculation if the series continues. I'm wishing for some DLC content to resemble GTA: London but that's a pipe dream.
April 15, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST
by random dude
April 15, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST
I gotta admit - I love violent games, and I love sandbox type games, but I have never played the GTA series, mainly because I have no interest in beating the shit out of women, killing cops, and running over pedestrians, even in a game. <p>What I want to know is, is it possible to play through this in single player mode and NOT intentionally kill innocents or cops? The game looks amazing, the graphics look great, etc., etc., but I personally could not enjoy it if the answer to the subject header is "Yes." I'd love to be able to play it where I wreak horrible vengeance on the scum of the city and avoid harming those who don't deserve to be harmed.
April 15, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST
by uss cygnus
April 15, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST
albeit it must take mad skills to beat a GTA without killing some cops or pedestrians. I don't remember any mission asking to do that (unless this was a crooked cop) but in the heat of the action sometimes you can't avoid it. <p> Personally I don't give a damn, but I see whre you come from. Anyway, given the virtual nature of GTA and the cathartic enjoyment taken from its nihilistic POV I wouldn't forbid myself to play it if I were you. Your call.
April 15, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST
You didn't "have" to kill innocents and cops to win any of the earlier GTA games either, did you? Like SpencerTrilby said, sometimes bullets/bombs/cars get out of control and things happen, but to my knowledge there's never been an intentional need to kill innocents or cops aside from rampage missions that aren't required to complete the story.
April 15, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST
There's an old PS2 game called The Getaway that could be considered GTA London. The scenery was pretty friggin realistic.
April 15, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST
There's no doubt that GTA4 will break all kinds of records. And I am sure it will live up to the hype. This game, and Mass Effect, are the reasons why I bought a 360.
April 15, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST
Your article has me even more pumped up for this game than I was. Sweet Christ, this will be awesome.
April 15, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST
I imagine it would take a great amount of skill to get through the game without killing anyone who is innocent, but I am guessing it can be done, just as you can beat any Metal Gear Solid game without killing a single enemy, including bosses. It's just a lot harder to do. I have this and Metal Gear Solid 4 reserved for my PS3 and I don't think there are any two games I'm more excited about for the rest of the year. Maybe Soul Calibur, but the Star Wars characters killed a little bit of my enthusiasm for that.
April 15, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST
i enjoyed it, i thought it was trying to be different from gta yet tipping the hat to their innovations...but goddamn i hated the controls on that game. Far too fidgety & driving the cars felt like maneuvering lead boxes. Enjoyed the recreation of London but what made GTA: London great was setting it in the 60's. Anything in 60's London is better! Don't believe me? Destroy All Humans 2 sets part of it there & for awhile it made that game fun...for awhile
April 15, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST
are you insane??! I wanna see how Yoda fights cause it better be as bitchass as it was in Episode 2! That's right, I actually love that little guy for being the sole justification of £5 spent on seeing that turdbag of a film. I mean, can you just attack him like normal? or can you only hit him with leg sweeps?! Vader I can understand being "blah" to because he's been in EVERYTHING but you can't tell me you're a little bit curious to see some Daggobah Demon Dancing (patent pending)
April 15, 2008, 6:02 p.m. CST
Too bad that I live in NZ - We are getting the cut down Australian version. No idea what is being cut out, but it can't be good. Goddamn Australians.
April 15, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST
yeah amny have dismissed it as a gears of war/RE4 clone, but the gameplay is more than that. boomerangs and guns a nice combination.Oh and the graphics are very impressive.GTA looks good but I'm holding out for MGS4.
April 15, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST
Capcom, up this shit to Xbox live arcade dammit but first, ditch the lame Jazz score. Make it mutha fukin so.
April 15, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST
April 15, 2008, 7 p.m. CST
the sequels have a new weapon, a tranquilizer gun. And bosses have two separate life bars: one for life force, and the other for stamina (the latter being affected by the tranq gun, allowing the player who takes them down that way to get nifty bonus).
April 15, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST
Very hyped for this. Haters can eat shit - if the game was pure multi-player it sounds like would worth the 60 easy.
April 15, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST
you've never made yourself cum?<p>it's not hard (so to speak). you should try it.
April 15, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST
'Cause it was supposed to be released in Oct. Oh well, it looks like it was worth the wait! I guess I might actually have to buy an XBox live Gold account to play the multiplayer content. And the other game I'm looking forward to is "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed."
April 15, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST
because halo 3 is a mediocre, overhyped piece of shit, just like halo 2 was. seriously, anyone who still plays halo 3 online when there are far superior games available, like COD4 and team fortress 2, is an idiot. sorry, halo 3 fucking sucks. [p]GTA4, on the other hand, looks like a true evolution over the previous games, instead of just a gussied-up version of its predecessors. (did i mention halo 3 was and is an overhyped piece of shit that did absolutely nothing above what halo 2 did, aside from feeling even more stale and lazy?)
April 15, 2008, 10:05 p.m. CST
You DO know the innocent civilians in the GTA series are just collections of pixels, don't you? I mean, they're not really any more innocent than the "evil" collections of pixels. You aren't committing any immoral acts by killing a drawing of someone. <p> However, you don't have to kill innocents in any of the GTA games. It's up to you. Sometimes you get a crooked cop or soldier or politician, but if you don't want to kill the NPC civilians, you don't have to.
April 16, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST
gotta buy a PS3 just for this!
April 16, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST
i cant get enough of it, a thrill about killing unarmed lowly plebes ! almost makes me... cum... not-physically. hopefully they add in hospitals and other places with people so you can walk right in and..... order a meal.
April 16, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST
...i dont like it. Cant tell you what it is but i dont like it.Bought it Monday. I ordered GTA4 two mins ago. Damn what an expensive month that is.
April 16, 2008, 4:06 a.m. CST
Got a headshot with the w1200 and a guys cranium went all over the wall. It's very much going to be buried by GTA4 but for the mean time, it'll own me.
April 16, 2008, 4:17 a.m. CST
..at COD4 ..super real, nice fx and stuff but thats probably what i dont like. If it gets unreal like halo3 with unrealistic jumps and moves and sciFi weapons im in. But the maps that you get to play online are always the same so...hopes are high for GTA4 (and account low)
April 16, 2008, 4:25 a.m. CST
By the looks of it, yes. I hope it is.
April 16, 2008, 4:38 a.m. CST
by Lost Jarv
without killing civilians/ cops. <P>But there's no way that you can 100% them- rampages etc require you to slaughter civilians.
April 16, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST
I thought Yoda jumping around like he was having a seizure in Episode Two and Three was incredibly lame. I am glad I'm getting the PS3 version with Vader. While he's definitely an overused character, if I have to be stuck with a Star Wars character, I'd prefer it not be a little green muppet. As much as I don't want to see Star Wars mixed with my Soul Calibur, I'd definitely prefer having a force choke than just being some spinning green light saber. Both characters take me out of the story, though.
April 16, 2008, 7:33 a.m. CST
A lot of people saying they will buy a PS3 just for this game, well...why not buy a 360 then, bear in mind that this games has been working on 360's since October and rumour has it the delay was to get it working fully on a PS3, also if its just for this game you are buyingit, Id personally rather get the version that will have downloadable content <P> If you are hyuped about MGS4 then opf course you are going to ave to buy a PS3 although I believe it will come outlater for X box as they will need the extra sales of the game because there is not a huge PS3 market yet, but no guarantees there? <P> Peronally Gears of War 2 coming in November, Mass effect and Halo 3 (not my fave game by any means) are reasons enough to go with 360, but with GTA4 having extra content, its surely a hands down victory for me... <P> Unless you are hyped for MGS4 as GT5 is over hyped and wont be any bettre than Forza 2 and 3 will be along shorlty as well, they will just be waiting to see what GT5 does and then beat it slightly. Most of the fancy features mentioned for GT5 have been knicked from Forza 2 anyway... <P> If I hadthe money I'd buy them both, but any game thats out for both I wiould get for X box, simply because of achievements points a lone, it makes you strve to do tasks in games. <P> Not bashing, there are choices which is good, just that if you are only getting a console for this game...Why the PS3? <P> Dont start the PS3 and X box bashing please!
April 16, 2008, 7:57 a.m. CST
When you just did?
April 16, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST
X-Box doesn't come with the Blu-Ray, so that's why people would buy one over the other.
April 16, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST
...was very pretty, but played like a horse's arse. I'd be well up for a 60's London GTA, though! The story's already there in real life. They were called the Kray twins...
April 16, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST
state your case otherwise.
April 16, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST
its an incontinent old fart that cant get to the toilet in time.
April 16, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST
That game is boobs and and punches...is they're really a story? Did Link or Spawn fuck the story up for you? Do you really think Yoda can't throw a fuckin force choke? Are you trying to tell me that Jesus Christ can't hit a curve ball?
April 16, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST
by Cisco Dyke
Nevermind, I just shit in my real pants.
April 16, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST
by The Winged Doucheman
I want to have fucking shoot outs in the end zone of Lambeau field and take that shit outside to the Stadium View bar while its snowing and cars are sliding all over the place. One of the missions can be to deliver meth to the trailer parks on the North side of the city while drunk on Lienenkugels.
April 16, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST
it was an add-on to the original GTA game. OMG U R TEH N00BZ
April 16, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST
It would be for MGS, Hideo Kojima is the greatest workng game designer. GTA4 would be a nice perk though.
April 16, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST
First, Metal Gear Solid 4 isn't coming out for 360. Hell, they are packing it in with the PS3, starting in June. And if you're going to go on about sales, the 360, which has had a year headstart on the PS3, has sold 18 million units, worldwide, last time I checked. The PS3 is at 11 million. If it continues to sell the way it has, and it's beat the 360 in sales EVERYWHERE for the last two months, then by 2009, it'll outsell the 360. I'm not getting into a system war with people. If they like the 360, they can like the 360. I'm not going to go into which system is better, because most of us feel whichever system we own is the better one. But the whole "poor PS3 sales" thing is a thing of the past. Not to mention, Rockstar has confirmed the PS3 will be getting its own downloadable content for GTA IV. Jeronimo Barrera, in the May edition of PlayStation World Magazine, confirmed it. It might be different content than the 360 version (much like how Soul Calibur IV has exclusive characters for each system), but it's still getting DLC. I will say, though, that I'm not into racing games at all, so Grand Turismo 5 means nothing to me. God of War 3, Warhawk, Ratchet & Clank, Uncharted, Disgaea 3, and Metal Gear 4 do. Not to mention I don't like paying for my online service.
April 16, 2008, 6 p.m. CST
I dig where this thread is going. <p> Oh, and thanks for the heads up about the downloadable content for the PS3 version of Grand Theft Auto Ckuouka. I was hoping they'd create something exclusive for the Sony crowd as well.
April 17, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST
There I said it...could it be any more boring? No. That it could not.