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#1 GTAspotter

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 11:34 PM

Ok so i think we have all thought about it a some point... whats happened to Liberty city we remember it from III and LCS but what happend to it after then do you think it was the government?

Oh and dont say Rockstar changed it because blah blah blah!

Ok so i think we have all thought about it a some point... whats happened to Liberty city we remember it from III and LCS but what happend to it after then do you think it was the government?

Oh and dont say Rockstar changed it because blah blah blah!


I think maybe the Government decided to remodel Liberty city because of the lack of visitors, then they remodeled it and everyone went to Firefly island and stuff but then there was and economical collapse and the gangs were reborn then Nico Bellic came :clapping:
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 11:36 PM

Ok so i think we have all thought about it a some point... whats happened to Liberty city we remember it from III and LCS but what happend to it after then do you think it was the government?

Oh and dont say Rockstar changed it because blah blah blah!

What do you want us to say? Obviously Rockstar changed it from GTA III because GTA IV is a different generation of game entirely. They didn't keep it the same from the original top-down GTA to GTA III did they?

I suppose I could say that in the 6 years between when GTA III and GTA IV were set, Liberty City was bombed and they completely rebuilt it and repopulated it with realistic looking people?

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 12:14 AM

GTA IV is very likely set in a different fictional universe from the GTA III era. GTA III is set in 2001, IV in 2008. There is no way a city could get that much bigger in just 7 years.

also, that graffiti in IV about the previous game characters is just an easter egg. It does not necessarily mean this game is set in set in the same era.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 01:41 AM

It takes at least 15~20 years to rebuild a city, so it is definitely a retcon.

Edited by Huckleberry Pie, 07 February 2009 - 01:42 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:20 AM

GTA III was the trilogy of GTAIII, Vice City and San Andreas. Meaning IV has no relation to the previous trilogy; for all we know they could remodel Vice City AND San Andreas for future titles!

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:36 AM

I think they started spelling the name correctly, and things sorta took off from there.
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:38 AM

Librety City? LOL.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 12:36 PM

Librety City? LOL.


Well SORRY i don't spend 10 hours a day studying how to spell the name of the City

Ok so i think we have all thought about it a some point... whats happened to Liberty city we remember it from III and LCS but what happend to it after then do you think it was the government?

Oh and dont say Rockstar changed it because blah blah blah!

What do you want us to say? Obviously Rockstar changed it from GTA III because GTA IV is a different generation of game entirely. They didn't keep it the same from the original top-down GTA to GTA III did they?

I suppose I could say that in the 6 years between when GTA III and GTA IV were set, Liberty City was bombed and they completely rebuilt it and repopulated it with realistic looking people?


ha :rolleyes:
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 12:37 PM

Librety City? LOL.


Well SORRY i don't spend 10 hours a day studying how to spell the name of the City

It doesn't take 10 hours of studying to spell Liberty City correctly. Just a quick glance at the back of the box should do the trick. ;)

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 12:40 PM

What are you wondering so much?I bet that if it was the old Liberty City from GTA III, the interest to the game won't be that much.This isn't the real world it's a game you know.I hope that you understand me :)

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 12:50 PM

Librety City? LOL.


Well SORRY i don't spend 10 hours a day studying how to spell the name of the City

It doesn't take 10 hours of studying to spell Liberty City correctly. Just a quick glance at the back of the box should do the trick. ;)


Im to lazy to do that :whistle:
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 01:42 PM

If you think about it, GTA III as we know was one of the greatest games back in 2001, and hell, obviously we didn't expect anything to be better than that, eventually when LCS came out for the PSP, it got boring enough that we have to play a new story which would be set still in Liberty City. Obviously, New York resembles to be a city full a criminals, especially with alot of films based around that city, which always become related to crime capers, to crime drama's, and alot of stuff like that. So as we know it, GTA IV has been placed in a more modern version of Liberty City, which I think is way better than the previous version for many reasons. The first obviously being it's big, and has alot of cool stuff to it, the second is that it's a completely new look to it.

Sticking to the old Liberty City would be seriously boring and if it was to be implemented on GTA IV, it would make it seriously suck, even if it had improved graphics, a physics engine, new weapons and cars etc. And what does the goverment have to do with the city changing it's looks? It's not in the same era as GTA III, as hasn't gone into construction or anything. And note, it wasn't because of the lack of visitors or anything to do with the economy, it was just because Rockstar didn't want to stick to the small city they know as Liberty City, they wanted to go for a new look, like every game they create.

And I laughed at how everything changes so quick and becomes the Liberty City it is today, it would take more than 20 years to create a city, and it would cost the goverment alot of money to actually recreate the whole city. This is just Rockstars way of saying they're "Bored as hell" with the old city and they wanted to create a modern view of this game, showing the new Physics, gameplay and graphics of this game. Realisticly, they wouldn't have no reason to why they changed it, it's just so the fans of this game don't get bored of the same cities.
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:14 PM

If you think about it, GTA III as we know was one of the greatest games back in 2001, and hell, obviously we didn't expect anything to be better than that, eventually when LCS came out for the PSP, it got boring enough that we have to play a new story which would be set still in Liberty City. Obviously, New York resembles to be a city full a criminals, especially with alot of films based around that city, which always become related to crime capers, to crime drama's, and alot of stuff like that. So as we know it, GTA IV has been placed in a more modern version of Liberty City, which I think is way better than the previous version for many reasons. The first obviously being it's big, and has alot of cool stuff to it, the second is that it's a completely new look to it.

Sticking to the old Liberty City would be seriously boring and if it was to be implemented on GTA IV, it would make it seriously suck, even if it had improved graphics, a physics engine, new weapons and cars etc. And what does the goverment have to do with the city changing it's looks? It's not in the same era as GTA III, as hasn't gone into construction or anything. And note, it wasn't because of the lack of visitors or anything to do with the economy, it was just because Rockstar didn't want to stick to the small city they know as Liberty City, they wanted to go for a new look, like every game they create.

And I laughed at how everything changes so quick and becomes the Liberty City it is today, it would take more than 20 years to create a city, and it would cost the goverment alot of money to actually recreate the whole city. This is just Rockstars way of saying they're "Bored as hell" with the old city and they wanted to create a modern view of this game, showing the new Physics, gameplay and graphics of this game. Realisticly, they wouldn't have no reason to why they changed it, it's just so the fans of this game don't get bored of the same cities.


Well said, hence why I got bored of VCS within the first week. However, the 2001 Liberty City did seem just dead with cars and people roaming compared to today's gaming standards, but back then it was revolutionary.

But seriously, LOL @ the title, I just noticed :lol:

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:29 PM

If you think about it, GTA III as we know was one of the greatest games back in 2001, and hell, obviously we didn't expect anything to be better than that, eventually when LCS came out for the PSP, it got boring enough that we have to play a new story which would be set still in Liberty City. Obviously, New York resembles to be a city full a criminals, especially with alot of films based around that city, which always become related to crime capers, to crime drama's, and alot of stuff like that. So as we know it, GTA IV has been placed in a more modern version of Liberty City, which I think is way better than the previous version for many reasons. The first obviously being it's big, and has alot of cool stuff to it, the second is that it's a completely new look to it.

Sticking to the old Liberty City would be seriously boring and if it was to be implemented on GTA IV, it would make it seriously suck, even if it had improved graphics, a physics engine, new weapons and cars etc. And what does the goverment have to do with the city changing it's looks? It's not in the same era as GTA III, as hasn't gone into construction or anything. And note, it wasn't because of the lack of visitors or anything to do with the economy, it was just because Rockstar didn't want to stick to the small city they know as Liberty City, they wanted to go for a new look, like every game they create.

And I laughed at how everything changes so quick and becomes the Liberty City it is today, it would take more than 20 years to create a city, and it would cost the goverment alot of money to actually recreate the whole city. This is just Rockstars way of saying they're "Bored as hell" with the old city and they wanted to create a modern view of this game, showing the new Physics, gameplay and graphics of this game. Realisticly, they wouldn't have no reason to why they changed it, it's just so the fans of this game don't get bored of the same cities.


Well said, but i must say that in GTA III i hated the game, most likely because i had already played San Andreas and Vice city and i was expecting a Little more from the game, but then i played Liberty city stories and i enjoyed it, most likely because i had some of the features of San Andreas Like markers on them map, also i thought Vice City Stories was ok because they had elemts of San Andreas such as swimming and planes but also i enjoy the whole felling of the beach type city, i would also like to see another game like GTA IV with all the features like the graphics etc. but set in Vice City only remodeled to be more like Florida(although i have never been to Florida), but with a different storyline to the the past GTA games such as being the son of a property developer but your invloved in crime so you can do things like develop properties as seen an VCS but also do things like buy houses and Apartments.

As alot of people say IV was like III in alot of ways being that there both new starting points and there is much to look forward to in future games. :coolthumbup: :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 05:42 PM

Well, you should of played GTA III first, then Vice City and then San Andreas, you at some point will see how the game developed from a basic city to a large amazing city (San Andreas) and then to a more modern looking city as we know as the new Liberty City with it's amazing graphics. That's probably the reason why you don't like it since you've played one of the series with it's more advanced features rather than the basics features which were obviously hit, steal cars, use weapons etc. which were in GTA III (There were more obviously, just pointing out the ones you do regularly).

RAGE is awesome, Rockstar will definitely keep using that game engine to create more epic games and hopefully have more GTA's in line for the future.
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 05:51 PM

If you guys have a problem with the old Liberty City. Take a look at the Cochran Dam, don't you think the pix-elated government was constructing it there. And blew up the Old Cliterouse City?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:11 PM

i think this the old liberty city is just a point of view from the ps2/xbox and the new Liberty City is a point of view from xbox60/ps3, you get me?

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 04:54 PM

i think this the old liberty city is just a point of view from the ps2/xbox and the new Liberty City is a point of view from xbox60/ps3, you get me?


Yes i think so..
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:14 AM

If I'm clear on the question... you're wondering what happened to the old Liberty City from GTA III/LCS? Call it forgotten basically... nothing "happened" to it, you said not to say this but it's the truth and to think something is else is just going too far - Rockstar wanted to make a real life New York City and they didn't do that good of a job of it in GTA III/LCS (even though those titles were based off of NYC) so they redid it. That's it really, end of story.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:54 PM

If I'm clear on the question... you're wondering what happened to the old Liberty City from GTA III/LCS? Call it forgotten basically... nothing "happened" to it, you said not to say this but it's the truth and to think something is else is just going too far - Rockstar wanted to make a real life New York City and they didn't do that good of a job of it in GTA III/LCS (even though those titles were based off of NYC) so they redid it. That's it really, end of story.


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