GTA IV was a good game. But it wasn’t great. For me, it just didn’t live up to the hype. Graphically it was beautiful, with neat little touches and lighting effects etc. Plot-wise it was your standard GTA serving of go here, do this, come back with a few B,C,D,E,Fs in between your run-of-the-mill A-Z.
That being said, I am excited about GTA V – just like I am with pretty much every Rockstar project that’sannounced or hinted at by domain registrations and teaser images etc that get ‘leaked’.
I think my biggest gripe with GTA IV is that a lot of good ideas in San Andreas, Vice City etc were removed – such as the business empire aspect. The set-pieces however, were remarkable – my favourite part of GTA IV was the bank heist/street shoot-out that was the perfect way to capture that awesome set of scenes from Heat and slam it into a game.
So, what do I want in GTA V?
I’m waiting for my machine to finish extending the FAT32 partition on one of my external HDDs and it’s taking aaaaaaaaaaaaaaages so I figured I’d sit down, try and make my way through an ever increasing, neglected list of podcasts.
But then I thought I’d type shit whilst doing so…and here I am, typing random shit to pass the time.
I’m listening to the OPM podcast (episode 20) where they’re discussing Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and I have this hollow feeling and an extraordinary desire to play Oblivion…but I traded that in many moons ago (insert sad face here).
In other news, in the excitement of me resolving the YLOD issue on my old ‘Phat’ PS3, a patch has been released in the past week or so for Mass Effect 2 to resolve the save game corruption issues and a few other bugs which seems to have done the trick…yay!
Had to tinker a little bit with aforementioned ‘Phat’ PS3, due to the fact my blu-ray drive wasn’t working. When the YLOD happened, my GTA IV disc was stuck in it’s cold embrace. I opened said drive, and managed to remove the disc. But this set it to the lock position where the drive still believed a disc was inside. After a couple of hours of taking apart, tweaking, rebuilding and repeat three or four times and the job was complete.
After typing this far, data movement on the partitioning front has moved a whole 1%. Bearing in mind it had been sat on 1% for at least 45 minutes before I started typing so in less than an hour it has gone up to 2%. I’m running out of shit to type now…although it’s a couple of minutes until my dinner is ready…so I guess this is as good a time to come to a close than any.
A question many people will ask themselves or others may ponder about their friends that have dumped them for, what has to be, the game of the year. Inspired by this months Official Playstation Magazine in the “mail@opm” feature, I felt compelled to share the symptoms or behaviours listed but add a few of my own.
I may come back to this and revise it at some point.