The *OFFICIAL* Grand Theft Auto IV Thread: Warning! Some People are posting SPOILERS

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Which Console Are You Getting GTA IV For?
PS3 188 36.29%
Xbox 360 302 58.30%
Both (That's How I Roll) 28 5.41%
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 04-28-2008, 08:17 AM         #1921
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 10 years ago '04        #1922
jewelz1132 5 heat pts
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lol yall n*ggas dont got that long till yall got yall hands on the illest game out
 04-28-2008, 08:24 AM         #1923
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11hrs 30mins i'ma have my (cut :( ) copy :) and in a couple of days order an american (uncut :) ) copy :yay:
 10 years ago '05        #1924
The Utmost 1 heat pts
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i might just have to try and pick this up at the store cause once again they fu*ked up my pre-order this is probably happening to me cause i wasnt hyped about the game anymore and was just patiently waiting for tomorrow...typical
 10 years ago '05        #1925
P-Hill|M 26 heat pts26
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what happened to your pre order?
 10 years ago '04        #1926
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damn n*ggas fu*kin up ya pre order
 10 years ago '05        #1927
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*SDF Exclusive: GTA4 Review for the PS3/Xbox 360*

As I’m sure many are well aware, the GTA4 review embargo has been lifted and Sony Defense Force has been working overtime the past few weeks to provide you with the most indepth, unbiased impressions you will find on the internet. While lesser sites like IGN, 1up, and Gametrailers have skirted the issue regarding the galactic divide of the vastly inferior Xbox 360 version of GTA4 relative to the masterpiece showcased on the PS3, Sony Defense Force is proud to provide you with two completely separate reviews for each version. No singular scores will be given blanketly for both titles as has been done on other websites. We will be brutally honest in our critique of what could be regarded as the game of the generation (well…on the PS3 atleast). Without further ado, let’s go straight to our impressions of the Playstation 3 version.

Playstation 3 Version:

Simply put: This is one of the best games you will ever play. You take the controls of Eastern European immigrant Nicola Belić throughout the vast and immersive landscape of Liberty City. Literally fresh off the boat, Niko finds himself in the company of his cousin Roman, who serves as a central character throughout the remainder of the narrative.

Gameplay is summed up as a series of mission objectives that involves traditional gun f!ghting and car chasing throughout the game’s vast city. Fans of the franchise will instantly recognize the gameplay, which features an added layer of immersive nuances that have been improved over the PS2 title in the form of environmental details, pedestrian reactions, and enhanced physics. The main improvements that directly affect gameplay, however, deal with the game’s newly designed cover system. If you were a fan of the Playstation 3 masteripiece Uncharted, you will be instantly familiar with this system and how engaging it can be. Previous GTA titles had clunky mechanics which proved to be the biggest downfall of the series. Luckily, Rockstar has copied the mechanics that Uncharted revolutionized the gaming world with, and as fans of the series we could not be more pleased.

Graphically and aurally, the game is solid, though leaves much to be desired as it does not take full advantage of the Playstation 3 hardware. The game boasts of absolutely zero pop-in, framerate drops, or aliasing; however, it could be argued that the game runs a little too well. The title feels like it isn’t pushing the Playstation 3 hardware enough in many aspects, which is no doubt the result of the inferior Xbox 360 holding back the system. Because Rockstar developed the title with the Xbox 360 in mind, they had to make sure not to be overly ambitious with their project, and this clearly shows as the game isn’t anywhere near the best looking title on the PS3 (though, it certainly is on the Xbox 360). One particular aspect of the game that we enjoyed is the image quality: anti-aliasing is present with the added bonus of advanced Depth of Field effects. Indeed, SDF unanimously agrees that the Playstation 3 version has a subtle, soft warmth to it that is preferred over the vastly inferior Xbox 360 version.


The sound could have also been improved. The soundtrack is great, yet due to the limitless expanse of the Blu-Ray optical medium, it could have been even larger. Worse is the fact that the title doesn’t boast of 7.1 lossless uncompressed audio that Playstation 3 fans are accustom to. Again, this is unheard of on Xbox 360 games, and it is our belief that Rockstar made compromises in order to fit the game on the vastly inferior Xbox 360 DVD release.

Multiplayer is an absolute blast. The Playstation Network offers dedicated gamespy servers at no additional cost to the PS3 consumer. We had no problem setting up a game in Liberty City’s humongous world with up to 16 people with no lag or downtime whatsoever. It’s simply amazing that we can experience such a superior service with no additional cost. The free multiplayer in Grand Theft Auto 4 (PS3) is so good that I wish I could give Sony some money for their amazing efforts.

Overall, the game is a worthy addition to the series and deserves its place inside your Playstation 3 on release day. Though not perfect, and certainly not taking full advantage of the vastly superior Playstation 3 hardware including the Cell microprocessor, RSX, Blu-Ray, or Standard Hard Drive capabilities, the game does impress and provides for an amazing experience. We spent over 60 hours playing the single player component, and well over 500 hours when you add in the multiplayer. It goes without saying that this game is so superior and definitive on the Playstation 3 that downloadable content isn’t needed whatsoever. It would simply be too much, and may have degraded the overall quality of the disc release.

Presentation: 9.0

Graphics: 8.3

Sound: 7.0

Gameplay: 9.8

Lasting Appeal: 10

Overall (not a weighted average): 9.4

Xbox 360 Version:


We knew the writing was on the wall when we received our Grand Theft Auto 4 press swag for the Xbox 360. Sony Defense Force received hundreds of dollars in promotional items, most likely as a bribe in order to inflate our review score of the Xbox 360 version. Very similar to what happened with Halo 3 when it received inflated scores by members of the biased Xbox 360-centric media, it looks like GTA4 may be receiving the same level of attention. Preemptive damage control at its finest right here, folks.


It is an absolute understatement to say that this game is nearly unplayable on Microsoft’s system for various reasons, chief among them are the graphics. Simply put, the game looks and plays atrociously. While cruising around Liberty City, you will witness windows, tress, and even buildings themselves appear and disappear as you rotate the camera around your vehicle. In one instance, SDF ran directly into a tree that appeared out of nowhere a mere few feet in front of our car. How this passed the QA stages at Microsoft is beyond me, perhaps Microsoft felt that their viral marketing and “EXXXXCLUSIVE DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT!!!” would be enough to sway the hordes of braindead xbox fans despite the terrible shortcomings of the 360 version.


Not only does the terrible texture/geometry pop-in affect the gameplay dramatically (thanks to the inferior Xbox 360 hardware that doesn’t have a standard hard drive), but the framerate drops are so significant that we cannot even manage to run the game without it turning into a slideshow. Compare this to the vastly superior (definitive) Playstation 3 version, which has nonexistant framerate issues, and it’s easy to see how the title falters for the vastly inferior Xbox 360 version.


Our play session with the Xbox 360 version was very brief, unfortunately, and it wasn’t because the game was so unplayable due to the graphical shortcomings. We tried to play as much as we could inspite of these drawbacks, but something much worse happened — Our Xbox 360 promptly died in a burning rage of RROD fury after only a mere two hours of gameplay. Yep. This is the seventh time SDF will have to send in our Xbox 360 to Microsoft for repairs. Additionally, we had just received our new Xbox 360 right in time for GTA4. It’s amazing that GTA4 — a title that relies heavily on all components of the Xbox 360 due to streaming — managed to k!ll our Xbox 360 in record time (post in our comments section if you have had a system that has died sooner — we’re interested in hearing). We at SDF expect Grand Theft Auto 4 to cost Microsoft an additional $1 billion dollars in damages due to the increased RROD activity. Perhaps Microsoft should have thought twice before they allowed Rockstar to develop on their shoddy hardware.


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 10 years ago '05        #1928
P-Hill|M 26 heat pts26
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Moving onto the multiplayer play. Again, we had limited playtime with it, but we tried out a few matches before we were promptly kicked out of the vastly inferior Xbox Live service. Just as CoD4 k!lled Xbox Live last December/January, we expect massive outages for the service upon release of GTA4. We already experienced it during our playtest when we witnessed numerous players transporting all over the maps while losing control of their character. Xbox Live gimps the online play significantly from the Playstation 3 service because it relies on p2p matchmaking. It’s unfortunate that Microsoft’s customers have to pay for the gaming equivalent of Napster — a service long forgotten by other superior methods of connectivity. Once again, Playstation 3 sets the trend for the superior online service with its Playstation Network which never has any downtime and provides for a seamless online experience.

To say that the vastly inferior Xbox 360 version is vastly inferior seems to be a bit redundant but is certainly worth emphasizing: this title should not be played in any shape or form on the Xbox 360. Grand Theft Auto 4 is worth the $460 dollars it costs for a Playstation 3 — do the right thing and purchase a Playstation 3 if you want to play the title at all. If you are a current Xbox 360 owner and want to preserve your hardware for as long as possible, avoid the 360 version at all costs. Not only will you be getting the vastly superior version on the Playstation 3 that will at least render the title playable, but you will also not have to worry about your Playstation 3 dying in the middle of your 500+ hours of playtime.

Presentation: 4.0

Graphics: 1.5

Sound: 6.0

Gameplay: 2.0

Lasting Appeal: 0 (Your Xbox 360 will die within hours)

Overall (not a weighted average): 3.5 — It’s just not quite GTA4.0….more like GTA3.5
Spread the truth:


 10 years ago '04        #1929
Kap(Da)King|M 5 heat pts
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im hearing the ps3 version is 630p?
 10 years ago '04        #1930
DJKromeX 39 heat pts39
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[QUOTE=P-Hill;11863051]
Moving onto the multiplayer play. Again, we had limited playtime with it, but we tried out a few matches before we were promptly kicked out of the vastly inferior Xbox Live service. Just as CoD4 k!lled Xbox Live last December/January, we expect massive outages for the service upon release of GTA4. We already experienced it during our playtest when we witnessed numerous players transporting all over the maps while losing control of their character. Xbox Live gimps the online play significantly from the Playstation 3 service because it relies on p2p matchmaking. It’s unfortunate that Microsoft’s customers have to pay for the gaming equivalent of Napster — a service long forgotten by other superior methods of connectivity. Once again, Playstation 3 sets the trend for the superior online service with its Playstation Network which never has any downtime and provides for a seamless online experience.

To say that the vastly inferior Xbox 360 version is vastly inferior seems to be a bit redundant but is certainly worth emphasizing: this title should not be played in any shape or form on the Xbox 360. Grand Theft Auto 4 is worth the $460 dollars it costs for a Playstation 3 — do the right thing and purchase a Playstation 3 if you want to play the title at all. If you are a current Xbox 360 owner and want to preserve your hardware for as long as possible, avoid the 360 version at all costs. Not only will you be getting the vastly superior version on the Playstation 3 that will at least render the title playable, but you will also not have to worry about your Playstation 3 dying in the middle of your 500+ hours of playtime.

Presentation: 4.0

Graphics: 1.5

Sound: 6.0

Gameplay: 2.0

Lasting Appeal: 0 (Your Xbox 360 will die within hours)

Overall (not a weighted average): 3.5 — It’s just not quite GTA4.0….more like GTA3.5
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lol @ the ps3 "Hilliary Clinton" tactics
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 04-28-2008, 09:36 AM         #1931
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what game is OOT?
 04-28-2008, 09:36 AM         #1932
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i cant wait for this ish
 10 years ago '04        #1933
XxC4xX 3 heat pts
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 Hood_Rich said:
I heard the DLC for 360 wont be out to like 2009 or something....and PS3 will get DLC too, just that 360 gets it first, that true?
PS3 will never get the dlc xbox is getting if the ps3 version ever gets dlc, microsoft paid mills for exclusive dlc content for their system

 P-Hill said:

Moving onto the multiplayer play. Again, we had limited playtime with it, but we tried out a few matches before we were promptly kicked out of the vastly inferior Xbox Live service. Just as CoD4 k!lled Xbox Live last December/January, we expect massive outages for the service upon release of GTA4. We already experienced it during our playtest when we witnessed numerous players transporting all over the maps while losing control of their character. Xbox Live gimps the online play significantly from the Playstation 3 service because it relies on p2p matchmaking. It’s unfortunate that Microsoft’s customers have to pay for the gaming equivalent of Napster — a service long forgotten by other superior methods of connectivity. Once again, Playstation 3 sets the trend for the superior online service with its Playstation Network which never has any downtime and provides for a seamless online experience.

To say that the vastly inferior Xbox 360 version is vastly inferior seems to be a bit redundant but is certainly worth emphasizing: this title should not be played in any shape or form on the Xbox 360. Grand Theft Auto 4 is worth the $460 dollars it costs for a Playstation 3 — do the right thing and purchase a Playstation 3 if you want to play the title at all. If you are a current Xbox 360 owner and want to preserve your hardware for as long as possible, avoid the 360 version at all costs. Not only will you be getting the vastly superior version on the Playstation 3 that will at least render the title playable, but you will also not have to worry about your Playstation 3 dying in the middle of your 500+ hours of playtime.

Presentation: 4.0

Graphics: 1.5

Sound: 6.0

Gameplay: 2.0

Lasting Appeal: 0 (Your Xbox 360 will die within hours)

Overall (not a weighted average): 3.5 — It’s just not quite GTA4.0….more like GTA3.5
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nice try fanboy, posting a review from a sony fanboy site how dumb do you fanboys get. stop d!ck riding consoles. i bet no one from sony defense force has a 360 in the first place.


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 10 years ago '05        #1934
P-Hill|M 26 heat pts26
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Did you just call me a fanboy??!!?!?!



:(
 10 years ago '05        #1935
The Utmost 1 heat pts
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 P-Hill said:
what happened to your pre order?
the 1st time i pre ordered the sh*t online with Game way back before it got delayed and since then i got i new card and forgot to update the details cause i usually go in-store to cop stuff so last tuesday they was emailing me like "oh we cancelled your order cause we were unable to take payment blah blah" ok my bad :banghead:

so i think ok these fools is out of stock by now so i re-ordered with somebody else (Zavvi) cause they had the SE for 360 alot cheaper then what i was gonna pay at Game and it was avaliable and now i think these chumps have taken payment but aint even saying my sh*t has been dispatched when i track my order and the joint drops tomorrow so that must mean im getting the 2nd wave of stock? fu*k naw i aint going out like that

in a way im still nice cause my brother is getting the PS3 version tomorrow but i want MY copy...i mean sh*t :thumbsdow:banghead:

*storms out*


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 10 years ago '05        #1936
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 Scorp said:
what game is OOT?
Ocarina Of Time
 04-28-2008, 09:52 AM         #1937
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only 12 hours 8 mins, 4 secs left
 10 years ago '04        #1938
GollyI'mGully 69 heat pts69
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Just got home with my copy

Got some exclusive gamerpics and 500 Xbox Live points with it.


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 10 years ago '06        #1939
homme 59 heat pts59
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damn i close at work tonight.


going to go in and act sick from the get go, if we arent getting out early enough for me to make that midnight release i am going to the bathroom, chill in there for a lil, come out and say i just threw up and im out on my way to get GTA4
 10 years ago '05        #1940
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 XxC4xX said:
PS3 will never get the dlc xbox is getting if the ps3 version ever gets dlc, microsoft paid mills for exclusive dlc content for their system



nice try fanboy, posting a review from a sony fanboy site how dumb do you fanboys get. stop d*ck riding consoles. i bet no one from sony defense force has a 360 in the first place.


lmao that went over your head
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