So, I finally finished GTA IV...

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  1. Shy

    Shy a.k.a. Klear Eyed

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    (figured I'd post this here, since the hype-died thread is out)

    So, I finally finished GTA IV.
    And man, I have a lot of complaints. So here we go...

    1. I don't know why Rockstar thinks we want to be friends with game characters. Sure, Little Jacob is cool, but do I really want to go hang out with him every day of my virtual life? No. I don't want to go bowling with him. I don't want to go bowling with my REAL friends, much less an animated one.
    Seriously - what's the point here? It becomes annoying to get a phone call from 4 different characters a day that want to do some repetitive task that I never wanted to try again after the first time. This is one thing the game could have done without. Maybe if I'm ever lonely enough to have friendships with nonexistent characters, I'll play GTA IV again...but I've got 2 real friends (Mom counts), so it's not happening any time soon.

    2. I've never been hit by a car, shot by an AK47, or fallen off a 2 story building - but if one of these things did ever happen, the last thing I think I'd do is look for a hot-dog vendor or a Cluckin' Bell. First Aid kits have worked well in other games, but no...here an effin hot dog or soda heals bullet wounds.
    Reminds me of the game 'Bully' where you actually had a bed time. Made also by Rockstar, so go figure. Next we'll have to poop mid-mission. And I'll ignore that feature as well. Then let Kate try to diss my clothing because I have poo stains. Let her. It's not as if her granny cardigan was doing anything for me. Seriously Kate - it's 2008. Nobody wears cardigans anymore. Especially to weddings, you cheap bore. At least Michelle gave it up.
    Which brings me to my next complaint...

    3. Dates. Now, I know there are some sickos out there that are actually getting some enjoyment out of these things, but I'm not. Half these women don't know how to keep from being hit by moving vehicles, and then I'm to blame? Niko is no picnic-in-the-park kinda guy. I live in the fast lane, and you know what's in the fast lane? CARS. Avoid them or find a new date. Also, why after I kill these women they call me back from the hospital? If this was so much like real life, we'd just move on to their sister.

    4. Living in the fast lane was no exaggeration. I'd bet 90% of the gameplay in GTA4 was spent in a vehicle. Why in every mission do I have to drive 30 minutes across town to do the same mission I did on the side of town I'm currently at? As realistic as this game is, I was complaining the entire time about the prices of gas while sitting on my couch.
    Hey Niko...drive over to Bell Station, get a Van. Then drive 200 miles across the state to the spot Ray is hanging out. THEN follow him around for another 10 minutes. Eventually, you'll get to shoot something and do it all over again the very next mission!

    5. Chasing people. Racing people. If I wanted a racing game, I would have bought one...BRUCIE. If I wanted to play darts or pool, I'd be drunken loser with no life. But I want to shoot things, blow things up, kill prostitutes, and eliminate an entire police force, so I thought I had the right game. I don't want to see some lame cabaret show, or strippers with boobs that have razor sharp edges. I don't want to see Katt Williams try to be funny. Nobody wants to do these things in real life, so why on a video game?

    6. Oh, you just drove cross country, chased a guy, killed a building full of guys but you died from running over a propane tank on your way out? Well, do it all over again! Every bit! No check points. Why? I shouldn't have to do an entire mission over again because I died by my own fault. But then again, this game tried to torture me every other way, so this only makes sense.

    7. Rockstar - you made a name off senseless virtual killing. Don't try to have some sort of moral underlining in the story where Niko feels "empty" for beating a guy dead with a baseball bat for 10 solid minutes after that guy had killed his friends in the past. I know Niko felt better, because I did...and I didn't even have the bat in my hand. Niko is hardcore. Don't try to give us the choice to ruin his legacy by letting people live and taking the "money". The money is a number in the top right-hand corner of my screen. I had 500,000 dollars. What am I going to spend that on? Cab rides to hot-dog stands? Lap dances from jagged women with no booty? C'mon... go back to your roots, or just stop it.
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  2. -Oz-

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    I'll respond to all your points...

    1. I completely agree and I wont even play the game because of this. That shit is so fucking gay. Maybe if they just left it at girlfriends it wouldnt be so bad, but its so fucking time consuming. Pick someone up, go do shit, drive them back, not even counting the on foot commutes...Terrible idea, and sadly this is the main basis for their "re invention" of the series.

    2. Yeah, I hate games that try to be real but then do some corny shit like this. I also love the fact that there is no animation for eating a hotdog, they have an animation of the vendor giving it to you, then it just disappears in front of your face. I wouldn't expect that out of a fucking PS2 title. While we are on realism, the fucking jump is pathetic!

    3. See one. Completely useless waste of fucking time. Sounded cool in San Andreas, turned out to be gay, and I knew I never wanted this shit in a game again.

    4. This is why I never beat a GTA game without cheats, it takes too long to buy weapons, buy armor, find cars...get money. Rockstar thinks making a game last forever is the same as making a long game. But when your playing this you feel more like completing chores than playing a game at all.

    5. Missions? I wouldnt know, only missions I ever did was driving a taxi.

    I am done with this franchise, its completely dried up...
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  3. Civilian2004

    Civilian2004 New Member

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    after you beat the game it becomes all about the online
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  4. DragonAvatar

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    I'll answer each "complaint" without paragraphs.

    1. They want you to be friends so it seems realistic. IMO - stupid idea.

    2.Its a game, a joke and a tradition in all gta's. Just accept it

    3.Dates are useless.

    4.Of course you're going to spend a lot of time in a vehicle... It's called grand theft auto not grand theft walking. If you don't like it then take a fuckin taxi lazy ass.

    5.You're playing a do-all criminal, wtf you think criminals do? just walk somewhere and shoot someone? No they go to strip clubs, fuck prostys, then kill people. If you don't want to experience the full life of a criminal then go play Crackdown.

    6. Big deal, this isn't the first game to NOT have checkpoints. I remember back in the sega/snes/nes days where we had no checkpoints, if you turned the console off or died you better remember what you did wrong and stop bitching about things. At least we have save points now.

    7.They're obviously trying to make him seem more human than demon, but don't let that fool you, right when you finished that part i'm sure you killed 100 more people with a semi and uzi.
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  5. deadweather

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    is the game experience as underwhelming as i thought it would be?
    i played through the first 20 minutes of the game
    i went on a date with some chick and the coolest part was that they played the stooges at the bowling alley and that the electro station was playing justice (waters of nazereth)
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  6. Corn Pop

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    mostly logical complaints.


    as far as point 4 goes, the cabs made things a lot easier when actually going to the missions.

    far as everything else, the game definitely wasn't as great as it was rated or as it should have been. adding unnecessary things is one thing, but they actually got rid of features from past games that they should have kept. and there were some memorable missions, but most of them could have been better.

    it was overrated, but good enough (mostly outside of the actual missions)
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  7. ReverseSWAT

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    I agree with all of the above but then again..
    The online modes give you plenty of fun options. Nothing cooler than rolling up in a SUV with four people and gunning down cops in a high speed chase. or sniping people in team deathmatch while you are on a rooftop... or flying helicopter blades into a guy trying to run away on a bike only to toss him 100ft to the next block LOL or getting in GTA races and blocking the street with buses to fuck over other people lol
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  8. Shy

    Shy a.k.a. Klear Eyed

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    I havent even played online yet. I didn't think it'd be worth the time, but I've been hearing people say it's fun...

    I did end up using taxis for the last 1/2 of the game or so. It helped things.

    It was just very tedious for the most part.
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  9. Old Soul

    Old Soul Nipple Nibbler

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    The game is fucking fantastic, I love driving. The gay shit I could do without.
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  10. Lettuce Balls

    Lettuce Balls Droppin the stink

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    Does anyone actually use Cinematic mode when driving? That shit is stupid as hell, fucking car disappears when taking corners by buildings, and the camera doesnt pick it up until couple seconds later. I wish there was a driving mode where you could be in the car and you can see the dash and steering wheel and shit because the first person mode in this game is irritating. Its like your fucking head is sitting on top of the hood. I hate when people use bull shit like they tried to make the driving seem more realistic, because I dont know how real it is to hit damn near every pedestrian and every object on the sidewalks when your hurrying between missions, come to complete stops everytime you turn so that you dont spin out. I cant even imagine how bad racing in this game would be.
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  11. Shy

    Shy a.k.a. Klear Eyed

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    yeah, i dont get cinematic mode at all.


    I played online tonight. For every good thing about this game, there are 5 bad things.
    I liked the games I was able to join, but most the time I got the "disconnected from..." message. Pissed me off.
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  12. DragonAvatar

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    I never once got disconnected from gta4 on live.

    The game is great, most people are just complaining about doing the little side job things but its really not that bad, hell if you played any of the previous GTA games and actually beat them then driving should not even be an issue.

    The car physics are great and the gameplay is fun and once you beat the game you can shut the cell phone off so no one bothers you with pesky calls to hang out.

    This is GTA at it's "realest form".
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  13. LiQuiD6

    LiQuiD6 Left hook Justice

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    lol.....you aint good at driving in the game then.....you dont gotta come to no complete stops to make a turn....you just have to know how to use the brake.....if you slow down BEFORE you head into a turn you have no problems
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  14. Corn Pop

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    cinematic mode is fine in certain situations.

    i usually used it in the past when i was riding trains and subways and taxis. when i wasn't in control of the driving, basically. or when in helicopters. but rarely.

    i never use first person.

    you might get used to the driving after a while.
    i really hated it at first too, but now i think it's the best out of all the GTAs.

    it does require more skill than the others, though. knowing when to use the hand brake and when to use the real one is helpful.
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  15. Look im Gangsta

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    I think the driving is dope. Other than that, I mostly agree.

    The online is a was of time.
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  16. Old Soul

    Old Soul Nipple Nibbler

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    The physics in the driving were definitely up-to-par, IMO.
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  17. Matches T. Malone

    Matches T. Malone Registered Playboy

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    i'm currently playing this game...im going through the "second act" with all the fucking annoying puerto ricans.

    i was bored and annoyed with this game 10 minutes into it...i was hoping it would pick up after the game finally 'settled in', but it's still the same shit. i agree with all the points that you made.

    i'm going to play a couple more missions and i think i'll send it back after today, cuz what's the fucking point, really? another gta game that i won't be able to finish...at least with san andreas i got half way through.

    Saint's row was actually pretty good compared to the gtas...i don't think i'll ever pick up another gta again, but i will be getting Saints Row 2, since i actually finished that game and didn't feel like it was a complete waste of my time.
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  18. LiQuiD6

    LiQuiD6 Left hook Justice

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    ....thats still fairly early in the game
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  19. Matches T. Malone

    Matches T. Malone Registered Playboy

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    Alright, when does it settle in and what actually changes?
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  20. DragonAvatar

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    You should really beat the game before judging it and writing it off as trash, especially if you never even had the patience to beat any previous gta games.

    It seems like you dislike gta, if thats the case then maybe you shouldn't buy great games which aren't your style of game, you'll instantly form a negative bias towards it.
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