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  • mjpilon 4:00 am on November 15, 2012 Permalink
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    Re: early GOTY – I agree with the Journey love so far here… I can’t think of an experience I preferred this year although my memory isn’t what it used to be :p I will revisit this once I actually go through my list for our end of year awards…. we’re still doing that, right? 😉

    I always play GTA games despite the gameplay issues. They are certainly there and drive me crazy but unlike with other series, it doesn’t bother me as much. I suspect that the aethestics of the games are what keep me interested. I also usually stick to the story missions and avoid the useless sidemission stuff. That tends to keep my interest strong enough to beat the game before the open-world “there’s too much stuff to… oh screw it, I’m down with this” feelings set in.

    @bowlisimo Alan Wake was a game that I enjoyed presentation wise. Great job with the setting and the story. If you ignore the collectables and try to get through the woods as straight forward as possible, the gameplay doesn’t hinder as much as it would otherwise. Also, you definitely need to play the DLC to “finish” the story sadly…

  • RedSwirl 1:59 am on November 15, 2012 Permalink
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    I’m going to have to agree with @sinfony. I’ve found every single GTA game to be just about unplayable. They have the worst shooting controls ever, and the checkpoint/save system as of GTAIV is still broken as fuck. If I find myself manually restating the game every time I die, there’s a problem.

  • RedSwirl 5:13 pm on November 7, 2010 Permalink
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    @unmanneddrone OCD Sufferers?

    You’re talking to someone who depleted the ENTIRE galaxy of minerals in Mass Effect 2.

  • unmanneddrone 9:03 am on November 7, 2010 Permalink
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    @RedSwirl If that’s the way you feel about San Andreas and GTAIV, what makes you think earlier iterations will be any better? I’d say skip them. But then again, five bucks to be pleasantly surprised isn’t a bad cost of entry. And as far as San Andreas goes, all of the padding in terms of working out, girlfriends, turf-war…it’s all optional and ancillary. Traps for OCD sufferers, but hardly necessary.

  • RedSwirl 6:02 pm on November 6, 2010 Permalink
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    Low-price GTA games on Steam are staring me in the face again. It’s not a question of whether III and Vice City are worth a combined $5, but whether or not they’ll be worth my time when every GTA game I’ve played so far has been more annoying than fun.

    Many of my problems stem from the controls of the console versions, but the conflict of the open-ended gameplay and the linear missions has also been a big problem as well. I’m doing okay in GTA IV on PS3 but it hasn’t been easy. I am absolutely terrible at San Andreas on the PS2.

    I love the atmosphere of SA but there’s too much to keep track of in that game. Gang territory, your girlfriend, working out, then there’s driving. It seems like I can’t even get my car across a couple streets without accidentally crashing it right when the police see me – disrupting my game time with a car chase, or it getting shot up by rival gangs. Worst of all, Having to drive across town to activate a mission, then all the way back to do that mission, only to die because of the shitty controls and then have to manually reload because I lose all the armor and guys that I drove all over town to get.

    That’s the other thing, I hate the save system of the entire franchise. Even IV’s instant retry is useless because all your weapons and armor are still depleted.

    These problems have made the GTA franchise just about unplayable to me. Do these same problems still exist in the earlier 3D GTA games?

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