gavin19 Posted April 29, 2008 Share Posted April 29, 2008 (edited) GTA IV. Managed to snag a copy despite no pre-order. Stocks criminally low here in the UK. Had to get one from local 24-hour supermarket (Tesco). Luckily enough I have a relative working there. Unbelieveably, for the size of the shop, it only received 28 copies of GTA, 14 per platform. Well I been playing form around 1am GMT and it's now 5.30am, sleep required. To summarize. - Done around 20-ish missions, all a breeze- Vehicles handle more 'realistically'. You can't throw them around corners as easily now. Plus weather conditions like rain play a big factor. Takes a bit of getting used to- Used little of the cover system so far but it plays pretty naturally- Looks great on my generic 32" LCD at 1080i via HDMI- NO pop-in, ups or outs that I have noticed. Even flying down tree-lined avenues at top speed in the middle of the day there was no frame-rate issues or anything. Smooth- The non-existant load times are great. You just walk from indoors to outdoors and that's that. Keeps everything ticking along nicely- Serious lack of bikes. A few of the Harley-esque ones but that's all I've seen so far- Size-wise it's pretty much on a par with SA, but without all the crappy patches of empty countryside etc- A lot was made of the vertical space but, being used to Crackdown, it's not come into play for me. Everything still plays pretty much at ground level, at least so far- The phone is a great tool. Make dates, arrange Pool games in a quick call- GPS is very useful too, and way-markers can be set to make journeys that much more direct- Pressing B in Standard mode (in a car) will activate Cinematic camera. Not bad, but if you click the left stick beforehand then Cinematic mode becomes Slo-mo Cinematic mode, making for some great slow motion car wrecks, handbrake turns etc- Handy mission re-try is activated by replying to a text message on your phone. You are then transported back to the location of that previous mission (Trip Skip) Enjoyable so far. Cut scenes are much more immersive than before, and as always the music is great, this time with even more stations. That's about all I can think of for now. Edited April 29, 2008 by gavin19 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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