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#1 MishoM

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:06 PM

IGN.com has today posted their review of the much anticipated next game in the series, GTA IV. IGN has given the game a 10/10, giving it 10s in every single category. Here’s their breakdown:

  • 10 - Presentation - The story is Oscar quality. The use of the phone as a gaming portal is genius. There’s really nothing more that could be asked for from GTA IV.
  • 10 - Graphics - The level of detail is astounding. Liberty City feels alive and lived in. While there are some technical issues, the artistic merits push the score to the max. A true marvel.
  • 10 - Sound - The dialogue makes the story. Without the excellent writing and the stellar voice acting, the story would fail. And the soundtrack kills -- more than 200 songs and almost all are great choices.
  • 10 - Gameplay - The cover and targeting system work great. Blind firing with an RPG is a thing of beauty. Everything works in harmony and not a single one of the missions is bad. The most fun I’ve had in years.
  • 10 - Lasting Appeal - The story will take anywhere from 25-45 hours to complete, depending on your skill level and attention span. There’s plenty more to do once you finish the story, such as excellent multiplayer.
  • 10 - OVERALL 10/10, Masterful

This makes the game one of IGN’s highest scored games, as they rarely hand out the perfect review. You can read the review here. Or, watch their video review below:


Also, be sure to check out Chris’s post on his visit to NY to play GTA IV early!
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:13 PM

O. M. F. G. I don't know what I'm going to be missing. Climbing from San Andreas, drive-bys from San Andreas and Vice City Stories, the city looks beautiful, the gun sounds are awesome, it's even got that GTA2 style HUD and it doesn't even look to spoil the game a bit.

Rockstar must be proud that the game they worked out for more or less 5 years worked out better or as they expected.

*Runs off to see more gameplay videos*

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:20 PM

ME WANT NOW!

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:30 PM

So beautiful...I can't say anymore, except that I'll be off to pickup my preorder, and sit like a little psycho holding the case on the way home, just being frustrated to do all that myself..

Perfect score...

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:31 PM

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:31 PM

i cant believe i actually read it before u post it... :clapping:
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#7 Kitsune Inferno

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:50 PM

Arghh! I can't fucking wait until this game is released!

Yeah, I'm new here. Don't piss me off and we'll be fine. :D

Aw, my first post. You may call it "arrogant". I prefer "foreshadowing".


#8 MarkD1990

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:52 PM

I want this now, but I gotta wait till Monday Night :(

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:59 PM

I want this now, but I gotta wait till Monday Night :(

Lucky you. I have to wait until mid-June for my copy.

Yeah, I'm new here. Don't piss me off and we'll be fine. :D

Aw, my first post. You may call it "arrogant". I prefer "foreshadowing".


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Posted 26 April 2008 - 12:05 AM

Who the fuck said gameplay videos ruin the hype. Jesus Christ I can't wait!

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 02:47 AM

Finally some gameplay video we can watch!

That's fucking amazing! The realistic-ness just makes it even better!!

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 03:55 AM

Watching that game play sort of ruined it for me...I hope I could get the images out of my head before I play GTAIV.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 04:13 AM

It's not really a spoiler, they didn't reveal any plot details. I'm just so hyped up about the combat system! The explosions are eye candy!

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:12 AM

Just one word: Wow! That video is one of the best I've seen including GTA IV. Even though it was only a review it was enough to get me more hyped about the game.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:18 AM

You know it kinda looks like a 3rd person Rainbow Six Vegas..With the cover system and all..

Niko runs a lot more naturally now, I wonder how he jumps.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:22 AM

You know it kinda looks like a 3rd person Rainbow Six Vegas..With the cover system and all..

Niko runs a lot more naturally now, I wonder how he jumps.


You can't compare Rainbow Six with GTA IV :P
But the cover system does remind me of Rainbow Six, but GTA IV is way much better. I bet Niko can't jump as high as CJ could.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:24 AM

You know it kinda looks like a 3rd person Rainbow Six Vegas..With the cover system and all..

Niko runs a lot more naturally now, I wonder how he jumps.


You can't compare Rainbow Six with GTA IV :P
But the cover system does remind me of Rainbow Six, but GTA IV is way much better. I bet Niko can't jump as high as CJ could.



Nah, I'm not comparing the two, I'm just saying that the cover system in IV is very similar to R6V because you can blind fire, take cover behind almost everything and jump over objects.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:26 AM

You know it kinda looks like a 3rd person Rainbow Six Vegas..With the cover system and all..

Niko runs a lot more naturally now, I wonder how he jumps.


You can't compare Rainbow Six with GTA IV :P
But the cover system does remind me of Rainbow Six, but GTA IV is way much better. I bet Niko can't jump as high as CJ could.



Nah, I'm not comparing the two, I'm just saying that the cover system in IV is very similar to R6V because you can blind fire, take cover behind almost everything and jump over objects.


Yeah, I know what you mean. It looks a bit to much like it.

Back on topic: The video is just great, as said before, finally a gameplay video we can watch :)
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:29 AM

I wanted to wait till I had the game to see the actual game play, but this is just to juicy! I keep watching, and I probably will till it is actually in my possession. I was made a very happy guy today. It looks perfect. I laughed my ass off when Niko and that chick started banging in his car. Finally it feels like the game is within reach!

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:30 AM

Yeah, did you see how Niko just walked into an interior without a load screen? He just bumped into the door, it opened and everything was already loaded. The game looks pretty flawless, I didn't see any bugs or glitches :)

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