It never hit me from the get go. I was sucked into the new world, the new things to do, the new 'theme' but it wore off incredibly fast. I never felt obligated to work throught the story beyond the first island. I think the main reason it failed was due to the need to 'update' it. I felt for the series to continue the main focus should have been on the development of missions and story line. In this, it seems as if that was the last thing on their minds. The missions were crap, infact I never got off the first island. What there was of the story was too '94 IMO. The dialoge was incredibly bad. It was really hard to take serious. The whole CJ thing ''Im sorry I punked out on you and momz'' thing was like cancer. It annoyed the fuck outta me. That was the whole plot, the main catch phrase... t'was everything. The innovations were brilliant. They kept me playing the game for a year. The only way I'd buy the next installment is if they went back to an east coast city with wops. That's just what grand theft auto is and it was a terrible mistake IMO to buy into this 'urban' fad. It's not because im white and can't identify with it. If they did the rumoured London one, I'd probably not like that either. I'd probably just feel insulted because despite the company being Brits, they'd have to make it for yall and it'd be as crap as the original GTA London. I hate this whole quest to go 'European' or 'Urban' to keep things fresh. Hollywood buggered it up no end. Just up the ante with the stories and be fucking creative. Collecting money is the collecting money. No matter what coast you do it on and how bad the dialoge has degraded. I was near enough alone last time I made this thread, but surely not now.