Not as good
There was a lot of hype and build up for Grand Theft Auto IV, and to be honest it never really satisfied my gaming experience. I love the previous title, San Andreas and other games like Saints Row, so my expectations of what GTA 4 had to offer were very different.
Firstly this game is more of role playing game where you stroll the streets of Liberty City making friends and enemies. So there is no actual creating a powerful gang.
The game goes into a lot of depth within each main character with each having an influential past. Also character animations and facial expressions are definitely of the next generation.
Secondly after 20 to 30 hours of play I found myself very bored playing the same type of missions over and over, deliver drugs and kill some people. This was a little tedious after days of gaming.
And thirdly the map didnít seem as big as the hype made it up to be. The three main islands were very similar with environment and building structure remaining alike.
The game does have to be commemorated on the impressive graphics throughout the whole game. The character and car actions were a vast improvement on past GTA titles.
The game also allowed you to make choices along the way that would affect the way you get to the finish line, and of course the decisions had to be whether to kill or not.
Overall Grand Theft Auto IV is average, good at best, in my opinion. But I would not recommend purchasing this game, try renting it before sending your hard earned cash on another sequel downfall.
Added by: deadlysnips May 27th 2008, ID#635