I wrote this blog post for a few reasons:
1. Not enough room in the comment box
2. I have a stange compulsion to find a good way to get that 10 pts
Now, I have not played GTA IV. I have, though, played a little bit of I and II, more of III, Finished VC and SA, so the GTA series is somthing that I am quite familiar with. Though I have seen videos of it. Ok, it was from 4PP, so it is not quite serious.
Also, I really love games with excellent writing, stories and characters. I enjoy Valve games (HL series, Portal, etc), The Modern Warfare story arch (I thought the first one was better in the story department), and finally Mafia. All of those games have exellent writing, believeable characters, and stunning settings. But Mafia has some certain element I am not able to identify, that brings it above the rest. When I got done with Mafia (and a little bit with MW), I felt like I just finished playing a move. Now I'm not big on Italin-American Legitimate Businessmen movies, but I was definately blown away by Mafia.
Now the question: Better than GTA?
- I: Yes
- II: Yes
- III: Yes
- VC: Yes
- SA: Mostly Yes
- IV: Don't know
I really want to play IV, but I just can't run it. Hopefully, in a few days, when I get a new computer, I can actually answer this question. The pain though, is that IV was offered 9.99 on Steam a few weeks ago.