I got bored with GTA IV so quickly I didn't even finish it. This looks better-ish.
I dunno man, GTA IV is better than pretty much any other game on the 360 for me. I'm up there in the multiplayer boards, as well as I've beaten it 100 percent on multiple occasions. Both 360 AND PC. You're talking to a superfan, so take it with a grain of salt ... it's impossible to get bored with IV. Give it a 2nd try.
In fact, I found the IV story to be one of the best. I kind of identify with Niko. I feel pretty alienated by this country, like I'm a foreigner in my homeland. I thought the whole thing captured the current situation dating back to the mid-2ks pretty accurately.
Maybe at some point I can give it another chance. I think part of it was that game came out right around the jump to PS3, so it was different from GTA: San Andreas which I played mercilessly.
I also played that game way more. I think I've beaten GTASA 4-5x to 100%, and that's a much longer game.
Edited at 2011-11-04 07:03 am (UTC)
2011-11-06 10:21 am (UTC)
always wanted to co-op with you, but damn the console wars
It would have been really awesome to have sat down for a game of Madden with you over XBox Live. I'm not sure which particular games besides sports are in your interests, but I'm sure that a co-op match in anything is probably just as fun as I imagine it would be to play you in a game of Madden. Part of the reason I really don't like multiplayer in games ... most of the people IRL or online that I'm friends with simply don't have the same system I do (dadxer's one of the few, I've been meaning to team up with him on a game or two).
My one regret in terms of PS3 gaming ... I wish I could play MLB: The Show. Knowing that everyone raves about it, every single year, while 360 only gets lesser baseball titles, it's literally the one reason I'd get a PS3. But that's not enough ... the Blu Ray was tempting 2-3 years ago but I was never enough of an HD enthusiast to really want a good player (we just got a cheap Panasonic Blu Ray player as a gift this year, our first one). The price was always prohibitive, especially in the beginning ... if I wanted a set of good gaming hardware, for that starting price range (400-600) I would have just got a new PC system for a few hundred more. I hear God of War's a pretty good franchise, too, but the whole gaming market of 3rd parties seem to code games for the 360, then the PS3/Wii, then PC, in that order. The titles for 360 strike me as a better overall 3rd party selection, and until recently, nerdy easy games that I like like CSI series, they just didn't exist on PS3.
when is it coming out.. I never got to play GTA4 because i am still on PS2 system.. maybe i should upgrade someday!! lol
Get a 360, there's a good multiplayer community and intranet service, they should be ridiculously cheap to get this holiday season. PS3s are better hardware, but their PSN intranet is ass.
Nobody knows yet. Max Payne 3 is also coming from Rockstar, and they announced just recently that it drops in March of 2012. I would expect MP3 to get a few months of sales before they consider releasing GTA 5, so I'm guessing Xmas 2012 at the latest.
When this thing drops you have to get your console gaming going again. We didn't play that much together on GTA IV, but it was fun when we did.
I loved GTA IV so much I got it for the PC, on Steam. Totally cheev'd it up ... I'm definitely a minor cheev whore (currently playing a mediocre Dead Rising 2, but trying to finish it for the full 1k). I hope they do GTA V as a Games for Windows achievement-capable game too, because it's fun to double-dip on games one really likes.
Steam, man ... now that I got this new PC, I LOVE STEAM. They're always dangling tempting sales on games, ridiculous price cuts, 50-80% off in some cases ... I went crazy in this year's Steam Summer Camp sale, bought the whole Rockstar collection for a regular used price on their new console games ... this weekend they're selling the Tropico sim-banana-republic series. I got Tropico 3 for 5 bucks. Thanks to Steam, my games queue is ridiculously stacked.
Fallout 3 is the best! On PC, the console commands rule. Lifting level caps, suddenly giving yourself all 10s in S.P.E.C.I.A.L. at the beginning, without having to waste perks and scour for bobbleheads to get the perfect character, I love it! I'm trying to mod it so that I have a slightly different look to the game - where the cigarettes and booze are actual brands, there's more radio stations, and things along that line.
I wish all RPGs had figured this out, years ago, back when they had those silly vs. screens with hardly any animation in the character battles.