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Grand Theft Auto 4
« on: Saturday, March 24, 2007, 04:32:39 PM »
The trailer is supposed to drop on the 29th. I wonder what its like. Rumor has it they are using that snazzy physics/animation blending technology, so running people over should look great.

You know what I'd love to see out of a GTA game? 1930s Chicago. That would be awesome.

On a similar note, I've reinstalled a GTA game. I started with San Andreas but I'm not getting into it. The whole gangsta thug thing just isnt appealing. So I went back to GTA3...its awesome. Nothing like being the silent badass.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, March 24, 2007, 05:28:03 PM »
GTA3 is my favorite one.  It didn't have the sweet 80's theme of GTAVC, or the sheer size of GTASA, but I think it had the best city.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, March 24, 2007, 06:53:15 PM »
You know what I'd love to see out of a GTA game? 1930s Chicago. That would be awesome.

Mafia was kinda like that. 20 mph car chases FOR THE LOSE
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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, March 24, 2007, 06:58:36 PM »
Mafia was fucking awesome.

But yeah, I really couldn't care much less for another GTA.  I just plain have no interest.  And yeah, SA was great but the gangster thing got old in a heartbeat.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, March 24, 2007, 08:55:27 PM »
Mafia is an amazing game... one of my favorite games of all time.

GTA3 is almost my favorite GTA game as well.  VC was quite fun, but I didn't like the city, and I hated SA.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, March 24, 2007, 10:33:39 PM »
I never played San Andreas. After I beat GTA3 and VC I pretty much had enough GTAness. I mean I played the crap out of those 2 games. Its kinda like what happened with the Tony Hawk games, I played 2 and 3 and the GBA ports and they are fun as hell but the sequels are just more of the same and I'm just burned out on it all.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 06:56:58 AM »
San Andreas is very good.

I can get into the "gangsta" thing, but my problem is just like I normally have w/ most GTA games -- play it for a while, get stuck on this one mission trying it 100 times to failure, quit for a while, then come back to the game a few months later.

Personally, I like VC the best, of the GTA's.

For GTA4, I dunno'.....but, the band era been done by Mafia, the 80's been done (Vice City), and the modern era been done (GTA 3), and the "gangsta era" been done (GTA: SA).

I'd like to see a different era I'd like to see, though. I dunno' what era, though....

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 08:10:23 AM »
The gangester thing was a massive turn off, especially the black culture stuff. But once past that the game has little to do with it. Actually it amazed me how massive the game was.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 03:21:09 PM »
I think it'll be a modern era GTA as (currently) it has a number not a title like VC or SA. But with the trailer they might announce a title and completely scrub my theroy.
Anyway I'd rather see another modern era GTA, GTA 3 was my fav' I liked SA a lot except for the size; I have a something of an issue regarding the size of the game world and what they did with the space but mostly how some missions had you driving for f'ing ages.
I think maybe a modern GTA with some of the concepts from SA and VC would be kick ass.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #9 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 03:45:04 PM »
Maybe the next GTA will be GTA: 1960's.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 04:19:17 PM »
GTA3 has the best city. Its laid out well, you're never driving for ages, and its well detailed. VC and SA had larger cities, but everything seemed much more spread out.

GTA did the 60s...London: 1969. Though looking at the "IV" on the trailer countdown site, I'm going to agree with Jedi and they are doing a modern GTA3-style game.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #11 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 05:25:08 PM »
I think it would be cool to see an older era kind of style. Like GTA: London. I've loved all the GTA games, and I'm sure this one will rock too. Can't wait to see the trailer.

Maybe they will do a future GTA. With hover cars, and laser guns. Highly unlikely. But it would be interesting.
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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #12 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 05:30:21 PM »
I think all the numbered GTA games (i.e. GTA 1, 2, 3) been "modern setting and timeframe" upon their release, pretty much.

I think all the "spin-off" GTA games have been labeled using a "colon" --- i.e. GTA: London, GTA: Vice City (80's), GTA: SA (90's).

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #13 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 05:30:54 PM »
I think it would be cool to see an older era kind of style. Like GTA: London. I've loved all the GTA games, and I'm sure this one will rock too. Can't wait to see the trailer.

Maybe they will do a future GTA. With hover cars, and laser guns. Highly unlikely. But it would be interesting.

GTA 2142?
Hmmm....will it come w/ in-game ads, too?? :P

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #14 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 05:46:28 PM »
I think all the numbered GTA games (i.e. GTA 1, 2, 3) been "modern setting and timeframe" upon their release, pretty much.

I think all the "spin-off" GTA games have been labeled using a "colon" --- i.e. GTA: London, GTA: Vice City (80's), GTA: SA (90's).


Haha yeah we've already established that, but thanks anyway Captain Obvious  :P

A future setting for GTA is an interesting idea but... I'd rather have a modern one at this stage.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #15 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 05:49:32 PM »
I think it would be cool to see an older era kind of style. Like GTA: London. I've loved all the GTA games, and I'm sure this one will rock too. Can't wait to see the trailer.

Maybe they will do a future GTA. With hover cars, and laser guns. Highly unlikely. But it would be interesting.

Futuristic GTA is pretty much gonna be like Crackdown.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #16 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 05:50:23 PM »
Futuristic GTA is pretty much gonna be like Crackdown.

W/ in game ads, I bet. :P

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #17 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 06:22:31 PM »
What is with you and in game ads all of a sudden D?
Has there been talk of them being in the next GTA?

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #18 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 07:14:13 PM »
What is with you and in game ads all of a sudden D?
Sorrie, the GTA: Futuristic idea someone came up w/ made me think of BF 2142; heh.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #19 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 09:12:37 PM »
Ah I see.

Well whatever they do for this game I hope they do more of the gang street wars like in SA. I have to say that was the most fun I had in that game was stomping around the street gunning down the enemy gang members until you controled the block. It was a pitty they didn't continue that elsewhere.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #20 on: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 10:41:49 PM »
I agree.  That was good times.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #21 on: Monday, March 26, 2007, 01:04:02 PM »
Vice City is still my favorite GTA.  Others were good, but that one just hit me better than any of the others.

*reinstalls GTA 1 and 2*
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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #22 on: Monday, March 26, 2007, 01:24:26 PM »
Oh snap...*goes to find GTA2 CD*

Yes, I know you can download them.

Hey, did you guys know you can make GTA3 just like GTA 1-2? Theres camera modes for a top down view just like the old games. Not sure if its in VC or SA...but its pretty sweet.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #23 on: Monday, March 26, 2007, 01:37:34 PM »
I played with the camera switch for a while, but overall it's kind of hard to use.  Still, it was fun to mess with.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #24 on: Monday, March 26, 2007, 02:10:41 PM »
I liked Vice City, but I thought the city was too restricted and hampered the car chases. I've never played SA, but GTA3 is still awesome. If it had the upgrades that VC had, it would be better than VC.

I heard rumors that the newest GTA will be set in Japan.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #25 on: Monday, March 26, 2007, 02:21:50 PM »
Nick, check out the Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City mod. I gave it a spin a few days ago. Its pretty much a port of GTA3 to the Vice City engine. Works quite well, just a few things missing.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #26 on: Monday, March 26, 2007, 06:39:18 PM »
I liked Vice City, but I thought the city was too restricted and hampered the car chases. I've never played SA, but GTA3 is still awesome. If it had the upgrades that VC had, it would be better than VC.
I totally agree with you.  I loved the 80's cheese, but the city was horrible.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 11:55:00 AM »
I totally agree with you.  I loved the 80's cheese, but the city was horrible.

Yeah, not only was the layout horrible ( I know less curvy roads might be boring, but it is a city), but the roads were really narrow and usually one lane for some reason.

Nick, check out the Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City mod. I gave it a spin a few days ago. Its pretty much a port of GTA3 to the Vice City engine. Works quite well, just a few things missing.

The idea of reinstalling GTA3 would bring back some awesome memories, I'll have to delete some of my porn though.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 05:54:16 PM »
Funny, I thought VC's city was more interesting in a lot of regards.  I find GTA 3's city exceedingly boring, despite the fact that I love the game.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 06:03:59 PM »
Maybe I should be more clear.  I agree, VC's city was more interesting than GTA3's in terms of sightseeing and exploration.  But GTA3's city is a lot more fun to drive around recklessly in.  Vice City's streets were all very short, had sharp corners, were two lanes, were narrow, were laced with all kinds of hazards right next to the road, or all of the previous at once.  Meanwhile you could easily get up to full speed in the Barracks OL in GTAIII and maintain it for a great length of time.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 06:41:38 PM »
GTA2 was my favourite in the series since it was the first GTA I played, but Vice City would be next. The world was so much more interesting than Liberty City, and I didn't mind all the turns in the road. It wasn't so curvy that the driving was frustrating, it was just curvy enough to make the chases more interesting. I don't see the appeal of lots of long stretches of straight-away.

San Andreas I never got into. I couldn't get passed the gangster thing and gave up early in the game.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 07:01:44 PM »
SA is by far my favorite in terms of gameplay, though the original game is probably next in line.  And don't get me wrong, I loathe upon loathe the gangster thing in SA, but the free roaming stuff and ability to buy lots of shit was just awesome.  Cities weren't perfect, but they were pretty damned good.

My problem with all the GTA games at this point is I want more to do than just drive, kill people, and buy stuff.  I mean, it isn't like the games would work as an RPG, but they need to put in more stuff to find that encourages exploration, some more interactive elements, and lots more random minigames that you can do over and over again to try and get a better score or unlock stuff or something.  The plots and all that don't mean jack shit to me, so that doesn't help.  With GTA I just want more places to go with more things to see, and the games give me that by progressing the plot... but it's just a device to me, not an end at all.  But now that the rest of the stuff is wearing thin... I need more meat on the rest of the bones before I'm going to care about another game.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 07:23:40 PM »
Yeah, finding some of the hidden stuff is one of the coolest parts of the game.  Like when you get into a specific van you do an RC car bomb mission, or an RC plane mission.  That stuff is awesome.

I liked GTASA.  I wasn't a huge fan of the gangsta thing, but I could get past it.  It was filled with things to do and see, but I really hated going between the major city areas, especially from the upper left one to the lower right one.  It took forever.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 08:03:33 PM »
I wasn't too bothered about the gangsta theme but I hated how the mission structure would force you into buying that airport then you had to learn to fly - which I found bloody hard to do.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 08:21:50 PM »
Thats exactly when I quit the game. The airport should have been a side mission or something. Nope, main story, required to continue. I had a hell of a time trying to fly the plane, I gave up in frustration. Which sucks because I wanted to do missions in the Vegas area.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #35 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 09:07:16 PM »
I've liked every GTA game I've played (I think the only ones I fully missed out on were London and II), but for whatever reason I can never finish them.  I don't get very far into them before I just stop playing for whatever reason.  They're still enjoyable, but start to seem more and more like work after the first few hours to me.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 12:35:41 AM »
I wasn't too bothered about the gangsta theme but I hated how the mission structure would force you into buying that airport then you had to learn to fly - which I found bloody hard to do.

hahaha I HATED THAT. I almost quit the game because of it.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #37 on: Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 11:42:07 AM »
I did not get far in SA.  I think I only did like a handful of missions and then I stopped playing it.

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« Reply #38 on: Thursday, March 29, 2007, 04:33:35 PM »
Trailer

Looks like it's back in modern Liberty City. Well New York. :P

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Re: Grand Theft Auto 4
« Reply #39 on: Thursday, March 29, 2007, 04:43:02 PM »
October 16 of this year? You gotta give Rockstar credit for consistantly waiting to show off their products until they're really not too far off. They've always waited to show them so that you can actively wait for the game without burning yourself out.

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