The Fourth Coming

by Ed Lau on April 29, 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto 4, special edition

At first, I didn’t think it was really that awesome. Seriously, I was led to believe the graphics were better and the handling on some of the cars is horrendous…and the handbrake no longer really works.

But then I realized it was eight hours since I popped the disc in and announced on Twitter that Grand Theft Auto IV had landed. Honestly, I didn’t even realize I was hungry and I don’t remember taking a bathroom break between wreaking havoc on Liberty City and beating up my friends in multiplayer. That’s how good the fourth Grand Theft Auto is…well deserving of the perfect scores that we’ve seen in the past couple days.

Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto 4, special edition

Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto 4, special edition

The story is deep and you care about the characters. The anti-hero, Niko, is brutal and excessively violent but we are shown glimpses of why. The city is vibrant and full of life. Pedestrians walk on the sidewalks. Traffic is relatively realistic as angry drivers threaten you if you crash into them…or each other.

The game is as well scripted as some movies I’ve watched…so far. The voice acting is fantastically well done. I especially enjoy Little Jacob, the rasta dude you meet early in the game. You can’t understand a word he says but he is very entertaining. I love the Eastern European accents of Niko and Roman as well.

Either way, if you own a Playstation 3 or a Xbox 360, this is the killer app. This game is an essential and everyone should have a copy.

in Entertainment,Tech and the Net

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Carl April 30, 2008 at 1:59 am

FAGGIO~!

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Mike Huang April 30, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Waiting for the PC version…possibly in October :(

-Mike

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Leo May 1, 2008 at 2:58 am

Just bought it today. I have to agree that driving is a pain in the ass, but I like the targeting and gunplay. I was hoping the graphics would be better too. Still a fun game, but I think it’s just the because the excellent storyline keeps it alive.

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thrifty May 1, 2008 at 7:59 am

I am also waiting for the PC version. Have no mates that have it on Xbox so I cannot comment yet. Thanks

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