jfg wrote:I'm a casual gamer and I don't think this game deserves all of the "best game ever" raves it's getting. I only finish games if I'm really into them and they keep me entertained throughout at least the first half. If I get to that halfway point which is pretty rare I'll finish it 99 percent of the time. I became so bored with GTA IV (and every GTA game for that matter) at about the 35-40 percent mark. There's nothing revolutionary about this game except maybe the artwork but if I wanted to stare at a city I'd go downtown. It's a decent game, but it's not great. Every time I look at a review these days it's raving about a game that we've seen before but this time it's a little more lifelike. Same old, boring game though.
I'm not sure that I agree because this game is so realistic. At first I thought it was a watered down version of San Andreas but... Driving tanks, flying planes and base jumping were fun the first couple of times but I really dig the level of details that went into this game. The physics are incredible and perhaps the most impressive thing about the game. Driving is much more realistic as a result. Also, things like cellphone and the internet makes the game so life like.
I think the game deserves all the accolades it got but that's just me. Multiplayer is pretty fun too.
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