March 12th, 2008, 06:02 PM #11
Hold on there, champ. I didn't say it should be banned. I didn't say it shouldn't be made or played or enjoyed by millions of people. I just happen to be working through some childhoold trauma from a drunk driver is all.
Originally Posted by Bandit
Hope it's a great game, I just probably won't be buying it. That's all, no social commentary.
March 13th, 2008, 10:04 AM #12
But its a REALLY cool bag
Originally Posted by OrangePuck
March 13th, 2008, 10:22 AM #13
JUST got done beating Bully and getting 100% Completion. A breeze to play and really a lot of fun. Very good natured and light in comparison to GTA games but doesn't miss out on the fun/gameplay. You'll enjoy it.
Originally Posted by go
March 13th, 2008, 12:35 PM #14
I am totally buying it.
I bought Bully and so far it is loads of fun. Like GTA lite.
March 16th, 2008, 10:33 AM #15
I'm definately going to pre-order it soon I just haven't decided if I should get it for the 360 or PS3...
March 16th, 2008, 12:09 PM #16
Since you are only in 29th place I suggest 360.
Originally Posted by KingsRock20
Last edited by go; March 16th, 2008 at 12:27 PM.
March 25th, 2008, 01:02 PM #17
360 and i get my gta fixes from crack down i will get this game as well
March 26th, 2008, 11:44 PM #18
You can go around a city and kill random innocent people and the drunk driving mini game bothers you? I mean yeah, drunk driving is stupid as hell but it seems weird to get mad at it for that and not the countless other things you could take offense to.
Originally Posted by BadIdea
I got this game pre-ordered and am really looking forward to it. The only thing is I hope you don't have to buy food and work out like in the last game, that got really damn annoying.
March 29th, 2008, 11:26 AM #19
Wow, just wow. Some of the stuff we can expect to see in this incarnation:
The sat-nav systems, with their spoken instructions, fitted in the more expensive cars, for example. The fact that some vehicles have beautifully shiny paintjobs that reflect the world around them, while the bodywork of old bangers is dull, matt and lifeless. The fact that vehicles get dirty over time – and that you can do something about it by rolling them through a carwash. Being able to use the radio facility on your mobile phone in order to take in the game’s many stations while on foot. The new explosion effects, which blast fiery, smoky plumes huge distances into the air. The sandy shorelines, with their discarded tires and other pieces of junk, and the footprints you leave on both the dry and the glisteningly wet sand. The buoys that bob in the water. The water itself, whose surface reflects the late evening sun to create the kind of evocative scene it feels almost neglectful to not stand and soak up for a while. The spray on the camera lens as you hammer a powerboat down the harbor, and the bassy booms that accompany its bounces across the waves. The Poop Deck seafood restaurant. The golf centre, with its caged driving range. The forklift driver who’s having a break from his work and standing around smoking (giving you plenty of opportunity to steal his wheels and take them for a spin, only to curse the fact that forklifts aren’t renowned for their agility or speed, leaving your ambitious attempt to jump one over a skip ending in upside-down calamity). The fact that driving slowly up to pedestrians sees them defensively raise their hands towards your vehicle’s bonnet rather than blindly ignore you until they’ve been turned into jam. The newspapers that cascade over the street when you collide with their flimsy vending boxes. The fact that some drivers – the frail elderly, for example – can be swiftly removed from their vehicles, while younger, burlier types prove more stubborn and necessitate some additional persuasion via the end of your boot. The incidental dialogue intertwined right through the experience which gives even more life to this world (sample offering from a particularly impolite police officer we’ve stopped in front of simply to eyeball: "I’m a cop… and you’re a dickhead"). The slightly dodgy-looking Japanese hot hatch with its tiny, almost unnoticeable logo which tells us that its engine features Invariable Valve Timing. The damage you can do to interior walls, ripping chunks out of plaster with gunfire. The you’d-only-ever-find-them-in-GTA companies such as RS Haul (slogan: ‘We’ll dump your load’) and the TW@ internet cafe chain. The realistically modeled bullet holes in car bodywork that stay where you’ve shot them. The grubbily authentic graffiti. The police computer system that flicks through portraits of suspects like something out of a Tony Scott movie. The Liberty City road surface, a patchwork jumble of variously hued tarmac that looks like it’s been bedding in for years. The simple fact that, for the first time in a GTA game, you can change weapons while driving. The intricate overpasses. The subway system. Hanging from your fingertips on building exteriors and shimmying your way into more trouble. The people standing around at the side of the road, looking under car bonnets. The fog. The neon. The Walk/Don’t Walk signs. The laundromats and nail parlors and drug stores that flavor the city streets. Queen’s One Vision. Alexander O’Neal’s Criticize. The $5 toll bridge (whose fee you can, naturally, ignore, so long as you’re up for smashing through a barrier). The lampposts which don’t simply fold over but buckle in a shower of sparks. The ubiquitous depth-of-field effects. The bin men who hold on to the rear of moving trash vans. Middle (not Central) Park. DJ Lazlow. Becoming distracted in the middle of a firefight by the sight of a jet heading across the sky from Liberty City Airport to who knows where. That comedy club content. And just looking across the river, at night, running your eyes across the twinkling lights of the city skyline. Imagining all of the possibilities that exist over there.
More can be found here:
THE MAKING OF GRAND THEFT AUTO IV: Page 6 : Next Generation - Interactive Entertainment Today, Video Game and Industry News - Home of Edge Online
March 29th, 2008, 02:54 PM #20
Rope a dope!!! Can't wait to play cops and robbers online!!!