Pros not far in it, but is much better than previous ones
Cons none so far. Graphics aren't up to par with other games though
Summary There are hundreds of threads with the extremely better PS3 freezing up on people. I feel sorry if yours is freezing up, because it's a great game. This will probably be fixed with a patch, but it will take them awhile. Works strong on my 360 though and am loving it.
Pros Excellent next genration game. Sets the standards for future games to come. GREAT story and character involvement.
Cons Ignorant people who do not understand what this game is all about give this work of art a bad name. Some of the newer AI features need some fine tuning.
Summary I have played every GTA game since the very begnning and even before that. The game called "New York City" was a C640/C128 game that I played religiously as a child and I have a suspicion that the original GTA series was motivated from this very early game.
GTA 4 obviously is the best yet due to an increase in available technology and even more time spent adding details. The obvious and subtle details in this game combine to give this game a feel that I have never gotten from any other game. Whereas in older GTA games it was kind of fun once in a while to run through a crowd of people with a garbage truck and to get in a chase with police. With GTA 4 the realism in the character models and physics makes it almost emotionally damaging to just randomly start killing people outside of mission requirements.
I like how they added a deep realism to the game, but in some aspects by doing that, they discredited some of the non-realism. The more realistic police AI kind of gives me a funny feeling at times because whereas the cops will react to fighting in the street, or firing a gun in the air or stealing a car, they do not react to me blwoing through a stoplight at 120mph. Whereas I understand that uber realism like that would make game play more difficult, they may want to consier adding realism options in future versions. It would be cool to see people being pulled over and given tickets.
Overall this game is worth buying and worth playing. I was not even 1/4 of the way through the game yet and already I would not wait to start a new game so that I could implement some of my new knowledge of the game into the story as I work through it.
Another thing about this game that I feel shows how well put together this game is is that most poeple that I have talked to were so wrapped up in the single player story that they were not even tempted to experiment with multiplayer yet. Whereas I feel that multiplayer will increase the replayablity of this game 10 fold, I find it an astonishing acheivement that Rockstar has created a game that, unlike any other previous game, has had such good single player play that people would probably have been just fine without adding all of the MP modes. Now that MP has been introduced, I am excited to see where that leads in future releases.
All around, this game is worth buying. Those of you who are caught up in all of the media BS about what this game is all about need to turn their ears and eyes away from that BS propoganda. This game is no worse than a barely rated R movie. If you are somebody that enjoys dgital entertainment and cutting edge gaming, you will not want to miss out on this game.
Pros The outstanding graphics.
Open world is the best thing about GTA.
The almost-whole-new Liberty City.
Cons I personally don't like Liberty City that much.
The driving experience, even if more realistic, is noisy.
Summary The open world gameplay is fabulous, but the game is not perfect, as many people said.
Pros Movie worthy storyline
Great gameplay and graphics
Cons Not as much customization
Summary Waiting for the sequel
Pros i like how realistic it is
Cons NOTHING IS WRONG ABOUT IT! NOTHING! NADA!