New Grand Theft Auto Game!

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I, personally, am a big FPS (First Person Shooter) gamer. When I got a chance to play Grand Theft Auto... Well, you must have guessed my reaction.
I'm not sure how many people now about the new Grand Theft Auto, San Andreas game, but according to the review that I got a chance to look at in a magazine, it's lookin pretty nice.
If you had a chance to see any bit of the new and extremely beautiful game, do tell.

It offers most of the same type of things that the original GTA Vice City game did. For example, where would the new GTA game be without the same smoggy yellow sky?
If you want to read up more about it, try checking out the E3 web site or shoot a question my way. I'll try to answer it as best I can.
 
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I don't think that that pertains to this thread, but thank you for informing me. I shall do so at once.
 
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How do you mean "not all that special?"
I, personally, loved the reading the reviews on it as well as seing the "pretty" screenshots of it.
 

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I'm not sure what good people find in rockstar games. Mindless killing gets boring after the first game. Personally I can't stand the GTA series and I don't like rockstar as a company. Apparently they are doing something right though, because they sell more copies of their pointless mob games tham almost every other series out. So to talk about the new release: It's saddening. Games like that are what gives all games and gamers their bad reps.
 
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I disagree. Some of these titles give gamers their own titles or "names." While you might not agree with the content of these games, I don't think that they would necessarily give a gamer a "bad game." It's more up to the type of gamer. If that person likes the game, then that's the game for them.
Although your opinion is GREATLY valued, I think that people can still keep their "good names" even when playing GTA.
If you want to debate more, or have questions or comments about a certain game; go to the Violence in Video Games thread.

Thanks for your post!
 

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I love the GTA series, and SanAndreas is looking awesome, Ive got a review from a PS2 mag I got in the mail today and it looks cool. The GTA series has sold over 30 million copies worldwide so far so some people like what they see. New vehicles and a rideable pushbike, CHiPS style police bikes with ray ban wearing cops, 400 different speaking roles, you can eat food in this and if you eat too much you put on weight, affecting your stamina and making you slower, or if you dont eat enough you lose weight and strength, you can get a haircut and choose the style lol, you can swim now, you can recruit a gang and do four man drive-bys, its five times bigger than Vice City, there is three main cities Las Venturas(Los Vegas), San Fierro (San Francisco), Los Santos (Los Angeles), set in the early 90's, more building interiors, estimated 35-50% increased polygon count over Vice City, should be good.
 
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Great info! I to cant wait to get my grubby little hands on a chance to play the new GTA game. I think that I may have seen the review that you were talking about, Legend, in the PS2 magazine.
Good stuff.
Should be some good gaming.
 

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Yeah it's the Official PS2 mag from Aussie, they got way more info (at E3) and way more screen shots than anybody else, cant wait to put it in the tray and play play play hehehe, its issue #29 July 04, 14 pages of the good stuff.
 

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Do any of you people like puting a load of cheats and going on killing sprees? because i do that and i do not do the levels!
 
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Okay, I've got to throw my hat in on this one. I've discussed this game on other threads, but now that there's an official thread (thank you Aaron) we'll get some real discussion going, perhaps?

Okay, first of all, this game is going to blow the market away with sales. It's absolutely mind-boggling how well the series has done. From the first GTA - which if you don't remember, they tried to outlaw, to GTA II, the Euoropean tour, etc...the games did remakably well...but it was still kind of a "cult hit". It was a new phenomena, but the series truely hit its stride with Grand Theft Auto III.

I, for one, started playing the series with any sort of regularity at GTA III. I'd poked around the previous titles or seen them around, but never made much of an attempt at them. GTA was ground-breaking. With its open-ended technology and foot/wheels chases, races, pursuits getawas, robberys, missions, etc., it set a new standard for gaming that has been copied countless times since. Most recently and most notably, this formula was copied with "True Crime: Streets of L.A.". This game is a blatent mock-up of Rockstar's tried-and-true formula of combining so very many aspects of gaming into one miraculous title. (Something that hasn't been accomplished in the same magnitude since, save perhaps "Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando")

For as well as GTA III did, Vice City blew it away. What GTA III did in a year of sales, Vice City managed to accomplish in several months. Not only that, but it wasn't until Vice City that X-Box players were able to join in on the fabulous action the rest of us had been bragging about for years. PC gamers were able to play, of course...but X-Box owners had been left in the dark.

Now with the GTA collection available on PS2 & X-Box alike, newcomers to the series can go out and for a reasonale amount of money ($30-40 I think) get both GTA III and GTA Vice City in the same fabulous package.

What GTA Started, and Vice City improved upon, "San Andreas" will only move even closer to that level of perfection. The open-ended gameplay is, of course, still a main staple of the design. There's still missions. There's still the ablility and desire to ignore them. There's still vehicles galore, as has been pointed out, and there's additions to the vehicle lineup.

As was mentioned, there's three main cities. Each city is designed to at least very loosely represent a real life city. The real life counterparts are, if I remember correctly, Las Vegas, San Diego and San Francisco.

Each of the three cities is the size of the city of Vice City as a whole. That's three. Not to mention the fact that there are areas to explore between cities now. In the previous installments, transitions across city districts were noted by a short load screen, but you picked back up exactly where you left off.

Now, there will be true driving distance between cites, with sights to see and things to do along the way! There's mountains....honest-to-microprocessing-goodness mountains. One of the cities is actuall atop one of the mountains.

You can purchase real estate, as before. But now you can develop. You're incouraged to design and run a casino. Yes, design and run your own gambling hole. You can be the pimp daddy of the town!

There's so much more to tell, and so little time, so I'll leave with this. Just as "Guns don't kill people, people kill people.", so too does the saying ring true that "Violent video games don't make for violent gamers." If you don't like it, don't play it, and if you don't want your kid to play it, then parent them.

This game will rock, and I'm exhausted with anticipation.
 
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Well, Mr. Burns... I must thank you. You have provided more input than anybody here. Very valuable indeed. Thank you much.
Keep posting people, your opinions matter!

Jeremiah, you have provided enough info to make me want to go out and buy a PS2 just for the game.
Thanks again.
 
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Anytime, Mr. Cypher. I'm on pins and needles for this one. And it ought to be nice to play someone that doesn't look like white trash or a stereotypical italian mobster for a change.
 
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So true, so true.
No racism implied, I trust?
But seriously, I can't undergo the wait any longer. As you said, I to would be on pins and needles, provided I could get up off of these nails and tacks!
Little dry humor for ya.
 

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