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  1. #126
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    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Quote Originally Posted by Subjective Effect View Post
    If it's bigger and detailed enough that gives a lot more space for DLC, no?
    Oh, my comment has nothing to do with whether I want more space or not - it's just that I don't believe they can do a world that big with the level of detail that Rockstar is famed for, neither in the time they've had at their disposal nor on the hardware that this will primarily be running on (i.e. Xbox 360 and PS3).

  2. #127
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    I don't know about that Thirith. R* have certainly managed to do more than expected before. Remember how much bigger SA was compared to the two earlier games? And the fact that it didn't have a single loadingzone seemed unbelievable at the time. They've had time to improve on the engine throughout the developments of RDR and LA Noire as well, so I wouldn't be surprised if V was a huge leap technologically from IV.

    Quote Originally Posted by N'Al View Post
    henke - better investigative journalism than the BBC!
    Why thank ya kindly. Really enjoyed playing RDR again actually. Gonna try to do some of the remaining challenges and wrap up some unfinished Stranger's quests now.

  3. #128
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Quote Originally Posted by demagogue View Post
    But maybe in a few years (laptop) harddrives will be big enough to hold as much as you could want and you won't have to pick between which classic games to keep & cut. I think ~2TB would probably do it.
    Jesus Christ, just buy a ~2TB USB 3.0 external HDD and be done with it. At worst you'll have slightly longer load times than SATA, but it's utterly negligible.

  4. #129
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Quote Originally Posted by Thirith View Post
    Oh, my comment has nothing to do with whether I want more space or not - it's just that I don't believe they can do a world that big with the level of detail that Rockstar is famed for, neither in the time they've had at their disposal nor on the hardware that this will primarily be running on (i.e. Xbox 360 and PS3).
    I don't think game size matters any more, for hardware at least. They seem to have finally got the streaming world thing down now, so it loads what is over the horizon and unloads what you've left behind, Dungeon Master style.

    If you mean the time it would take to create assets for the game world I needn't worry - the investment is worth it for them and almost necessary as they need to add new features and a bigger gameworld qualifies as one.

  5. #130
    Quote Originally Posted by Subjective Effect View Post
    the investment is worth it for them and almost necessary as they need to add new features and a bigger gameworld qualifies as one.
    They actually don't need to add new features Nowadays, a fancy marketing blitz and hype in the gaming press will be good enough. Hell, the COD games are shit and people still love them just because they're told to love them.

  6. #131
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    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Finger paintings of the insane
    Quote Originally Posted by EvaUnit02 View Post
    Game Informer scans.

    The gist of it:-
    • Three protagonists with their own story arcs. You can switch between them almost at any time. There's unique abilities to each character and activities to which they have access.
    • The world is bigger than GTA4, RDR and San Andreas combined.
    O.M.Fucking G...

    Jaw is on floor. Comfortably. I am almost speechless. That has to be a goddamn world record for game world size (save for procedurally generated worlds I suppose) and I am all for it.

    I loved San Andreas for many reasons, not the least of which was the LONG, scenic, eventful () drive from Las Venturas to Los Santos, sometimes swinging through da' Fierro on the way. I cannot imagine the amount of time it will take to traverse the game world, let alone play the damn story line for all 3(!) characters (loving this btw) and attempt to explore all of its nooks and crannies.

    Speaking of the decision to include 3 characters... this is a big move. R*. I felt, almost played it too safe with GTA IV for the sake of just getting a next-gen GTA game out the gate. Blame it on the newness of the console and perhaps their unfamiliarity with it, whatever the cause the game definitely took a noticeable step backwards from the absolutely epic San Andreas. The RPG elements to 'leveling up' C.J., the ability to have near complete control over the avatar's (and his car!) appearance, and the gang/turf 'mini-game' were all removed. Not nerfed, removed. And a lot of fans' asses were chapped as a result.

    They did earn big bonus points for the whole Euphoria deal. My what a cool fucking technology. I saw, and made, several hilarious videos showcasing it and had some memorable bad ass moments in-game. I pray they kept Euphoria around. It seems they listened to the whining forum posters post-GTA IV and tried to appease us. Also appears they learned from RDR and plugged in the best elements from that game as well. Ha, it'd be sweet if out in the (I assume there are going to be rural areas) country there were ride able horses!

    The only question I have (since they don't appear to be fucking with a PC sku) is what console to get it for, wanna know the advantages of each (like blu-ray vs. likely multi-disc, graphics, DLC exclusivity/timed releases, etc,) since I am throwing my hat back in the console ring after selling the Xbawk tree sixty this summer. Leaning towards PS3 (I already have a blu-ray player) though I loved my XBox. I dunno, they are both awesome.

  7. #132
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    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Quote Originally Posted by EvaUnit02 View Post
    Jesus Christ, just buy a ~2TB USB 3.0 external HDD and be done with it. At worst you'll have slightly longer load times than SATA, but it's utterly negligible.
    I already have one but it's not good for hauling around halfway around the world to developing countries every other month. I need to keep everything on my laptop.

  8. #133
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    Elders Scrolls 6: San Andreas ?

  9. #134
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    New trailer. We get to meet each protagonist.


  10. #135
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    I like.

    Then again, it's gotten to the stage where I'd probably be classified as a GTA fanboi, so that's hardly surprising...

  11. #136
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    that all looks so fucking good


    HOLD ON that Billy Bob Thornton looking motherfucker is one of the playable characters!? YEAH!
    Last edited by henke; 14th Nov 2012 at 12:43.

  12. #137
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Poland
    I feel nothing :|

  13. #138
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    We know that, what about the trailer?

  14. #139
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Poland
    No, I thought I'd either get excited or start snarking, but the trailer is just kind of... there. It's not bad, it's not good either.

  15. #140
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2002
    Location: Girl with the Patreon Tattoo
    Why again the U.S. whyyyyyy

  16. #141
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Coz Grand Theft Auto is as American as apple pie that's why!

  17. #142
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    It's not even like "the US". There's Liberty City, San Andreas state, and one detour to Vice City. Just those pockets.
    They did have one game set in London though, so it's not inconceivable.

  18. #143
    El Shagmeister
    Registered: Jul 2000
    Location: Under your fingernails.

    GTA: Mexico City.

    Protagonist gets robbed violently in the first minute of the game with a good chance of being killed.

    At least the map would be HUGE.

  19. #144
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2000
    Location: tall bikes and tattoos
    You know, there was a time when I would have eagerly anticipated the port of this. I played GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas, after all. And if I lost interest or got fed up in tedious non-skippable missions before any of those games wrapped up properly, I'd still argue that I easily got my money's worth.

    But then GTA IV came out. Oh, it seemed exciting at first, and the initial review cycles essentially amounted to raising boxer shorts full of ejaculate up flagpoles.

    But then the port finally arrived, and a certain weariness seemed to have set in among the gaming populace. The game was fun enough, but not exactly all that fun. There was the notorious bugginess of the port, but the biggest problem was that something goofy and anarchic was no longer there. Word on the street was the GTA IV got so hung up on the SERIOUS TALE OF NICO RUSSIANLASTNAME that it ultimately lost a little of the ludicrous magic that made the previous games shine.

    So: do we yet know if GTA V is going to bring back the batshit and the goofy? Because I currently couldn't give less of a shit about this game, and I'd like to.

  20. #145
    Moderator
    Registered: Feb 2001
    There's always the small chance it could be another Vice City.

    And I don't mean literally set in the 80s but that it will be greater than the sum of its (considerable) parts. We've also been gifted Saints Row III since the last GTA game, which made GTA look like Very Serious Business indeed.

  21. #146
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    ...the initial review cycles essentially amounted to raising boxer shorts full of ejaculate up flagpoles.
    Solid gold.

  22. #147
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    NICO RUSSIANLASTNAME
    He's Serb, you racialist!!

  23. #148
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    That's sad to hear Stitch, especially as it was your description that finally made me get Vice City (my first GTA game).

    I played GTA3 and then IV after that. I'm planning on the DLC/add ons at some point.

    I think the issue with GTAIV was it promised so much freedom, as they all do, then stuck you with irritating side quests that were intrusive because you didn't really know what the consequence of ignoring them (which I did eventually) would be. It was, until I ignored them, oddly restricting.

    Hopefully they'll fix this and the nature of the save points in long missions, add in some more craziness and less grimness (which was amusing at first but really wore me down in the end).

    If Vice City and GTAIV were films I'd say GTAIV had a great start and weak end, whilst VC started okay and got better and better with only the occasional blip.

  24. #149
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Still, I don't want them to do Saints Row. The SR games already do a good job of that. Even if they take some steps towards Vice City and/or San Andreas, I like that Rockstar keeps working at how they can blend satire and seriousness, and to my mind they're getting better and better at doing it well.

  25. #150
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: someplace better than this
    GTAIV is so much of the same three or four missions over and over. I wanted to like it so bad but my god it's dull.

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