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#1 spyrolot

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:37 PM

I got it today, and while already im impressed by the vastness, i still have a few...Complaints.


THe handling of cars, for one, is pretty terrible. I crash left right and centre into every car and wall and this that and the other. I've always adapted well to GTA controls and i hope i do so with this, but it will take a while.


Losing the cops is just awkward. Full stop.


Cut scenes seem a bit oo-err. Because there is no audible dialogue and its all read i guess it has a harder time captivating the player and so on.

These are just three things that bother me. To get the ball rolling.
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:46 PM

In response to all your points:

I thought the handling was fine, the cars auto-center to the road so unless you keep tapping left/right or there's heavy traffic then you're just a bad driver :P
I loved smashing cop cars out the way to lose them, thought it was a great new way of doing things. I didn't play it for long but I guess it could get annoying. On the DS at least I'd rather be doing that than evading them.
Don't really mind about the cutscenes, it's not a game I'll play to keep me captivated for long periods of time, it's a game I'll play in short stints.

Not sure how you got the game a whole week ahead of release but nice one, I won't be able to play it for another 3 weeks but I'm looking forward to it.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 07:15 PM

THe auto-centre thing didnt really help! It'd centre me, but you know, im goin fast! I still need to avoid other cars in the road!

If there's too many police aswell i get all afluster. :P.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:39 AM

I've noticed that Rockstar have used a number of audio files from Vice City, San Andreas and LCS in CTW. Some cars sound the same as they did in San Andreas, but I can barely tell the difference between cars =\ Also, I seem to bump into Admirals a lot (...)

In a way, I feel as if it's a step backwards in some areas, not because of the graphics but some gameplay elements annoy me *cough camera*

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:03 AM

I've noticed that Rockstar have used a number of audio files from Vice City, San Andreas and LCS in CTW. Some cars sound the same as they did in San Andreas, but I can barely tell the difference between cars =\ Also, I seem to bump into Admirals a lot (...)

In a way, I feel as if it's a step backwards in some areas, not because of the graphics but some gameplay elements annoy me *cough camera*


The interface click sounds were obviously from LCS. Well, at least we have GTA on our Nintendo handhelds... :hurrhurr:

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#6 spyrolot

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:44 PM

And, honestly, it doesnt feel like liberty city. I am competant in fidnign ym way around LC.


But this?! Nah man i just get lost.


And when i turn on my sirens, no fool gets outta my way!

Edited by spyrolot, 16 March 2009 - 01:34 PM.


#7 MeZaMe YuMe_MoMoKu

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:22 AM

I played it in my friend's house, and I'm really pissed in the controls. I'll need to adjust.
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:51 PM

I got the game and I have to say, I absolutely love it. I found the handling quite fun, it's entertaining smashing into cars left and right while driving fast. For a DS game I think the graphics are pretty stunning too, the 3D modeling looks real good. The sound is perfect and the radio is fairly good too. I think it's really cool when you put the DS on standby (close the screen) and when you open it, it makes a sound such as "Welcome to the party.". It's much better than I thought.

I also did a rampage which was great fun, burning a bunch of rasta's for money! The drug system works great and is a perfect way to earn money.

So far I'm loving it.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 03:25 AM

I bought a DS yesterday JUST for this game. I'm glad I did. I LOVE the drug dealing system. I also really like the storyline. It has a sense of urgency like Vice City did.
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:39 AM

I bought a DS yesterday JUST for this game.

Actually this is also my reason why I buy game gadgets. Only to get all the GTA series. Like my PS3, I only bought it for GTAIV. And now DS for GTA: CW.
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:27 PM

And, honestly, it doesnt feel like liberty city. I am competant in fidnign ym way around LC.


But this?! Nah man i just get lost.


And when i turn on my sirens, no fool gets outta my way!


Have you ever played GTA IV?

I bought a DS yesterday JUST for this game.

Actually this is also my reason why I buy game gadgets. Only to get all the GTA series. Like my PS3, I only bought it for GTAIV. And now DS for GTA: CW.


How the fuck are you guys this rich, that you just run out and buy consoles for one fucking game? And on top of that, you bought the most expensive console you could get. You could've spent 100-200 dollars less and still played the same exact game.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 08:13 AM

I got the game yesterday and i think its awesome. I've made about 50k from selling drugs :awesome: and I love smashing cop cars to get away from them.
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:35 AM

I found that at the start of the game, your cash supply was very tight and you were usually broke. But after some quick drug dealing I was flowing in money!

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:46 PM

I found that at the start of the game, your cash supply was very tight and you were usually broke. But after some quick drug dealing I was flowing in money!


^Very true, I started at $700 today and jumped to $13,000 in an hour :D

The game is seriously awesome though, for a Ds game, the graphics are amazing; there are even working shadows. Drug dealing is really fun, to watch the cash flow in and getting all those rewards that get stacked up in your safe house. The cops work perfectly with the Ds, they're not too hard but not too easy. I'm 11.8% done so far :D

Btw, what is that theme song? Not the one with singing in it..

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 02:22 PM

How the fuck are you guys this rich, that you just run out and buy consoles for one fucking game? And on top of that, you bought the most expensive console you could get. You could've spent 100-200 dollars less and still played the same exact game.

Nah, I'll do anything just to get any GTA games, like buying the original consoles. I'm a GTA addict.

Edited by MeZaMe YuMe_MoMoKu, 22 March 2009 - 03:28 PM.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:45 AM

I bought it yesterday along with a DS Lite, and it's so fun. The drug dealing is really cool.

I also like the mingames like making moltovs at the gas stations, and the tattoo parlour minigame. From what I've done of the missions so far this game actually has quite a bit of humour. Huang reminds me so much of Niko.

It sucks though that GTA IV didn't have these features. The drug dealing would've been incredible in GTA IV.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:56 AM

its good
controls are wierd
need to get adjusted
and the drug dealing is awesome

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:16 PM

A good game to play, though not as good as the other GTA IV Era games. The drugs dealing minigame is awesome, as is the return to over-the-top gameplay. Good minigames. Graphics for DS pretty sucky though.




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