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Post by bonerlaw » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:08 am

Off to pick up my reserved copy after work.........cant f@&king wait!
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Post by Skarnz » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:17 am

iv'e seen the ads, iv'e seen the press coverage looks great
but worryingly i just read nuts and seen the worst quality image of gta4 ever hopefully it aint like that
btw what is the music on the ad, i like it

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Post by Bub&Bob » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:34 am

Well the Liberty City Guidebook is very funny - hopefully the game will be too!
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Post by sleeper77 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:34 am

If your reserved copy does not arrive, this is why...http://uk.gamestracker.com/int/gonews.asp?idu=8150107

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Post by Bub&Bob » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:05 am

Not doing any spoilers but just read the manual and am well looking forward to seeing one of my fav comedians at the comedy club :lol:
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Post by gmintyfresh » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:34 am

Skarnz wrote:iv'e seen the ads, iv'e seen the press coverage looks great
but worryingly i just read nuts and seen the worst quality image of gta4 ever hopefully it aint like that
btw what is the music on the ad, i like it
I don't look at game reviews in Nuts..........

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Post by Skarnz » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:43 am

fair enough lol it was just an ad which looked bad

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Post by Overheat » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:43 am

I just plain don't look at Nuts - lol
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Post by gmintyfresh » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:46 am

Skarnz wrote:fair enough lol it was just an ad which looked bad
;) Ah I see :D

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Post by C=Style » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:28 am

I hear there's been a few problems with peoples deliveries. To be expected really when R* only allow the game to ship on the 28th. I know I'd be very disappointed to not get a copy after placing a pre-order weeks/months ago.

Anyway I hope those of you who ordered yours online or whatever get yours today, we're gonna have to set up a GTA multiplayer event for us lot here, I've not tried the MP yet but I can only imagine how awesome it is. :)
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Post by stvd » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:00 am

Mine had already been delivered by the time I got back to the house at 12:00 this afternoon :).
Although I'd already pre-ordered it the rumours about selling out seem wide of the mark. Game, Gamesation & HMV had piles of copies. In fact that's all everybody seemed to be buying although none of the shops were busy.

I've only played it for about 2 hours. Best game ever......?

Dunno.....who cares? It's great though.


[edit] just for the record I think I paid just under £37 from Amazon [edit]


They're still going for up to £50 on ebay!!!!!!!!!!! idiots :)



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had a quick go online..............
1st person I encountered ran from across the street at me then jumped back to his original position then this repeated 6 or 7 times before throwing me back into single player mode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anybody tried online yet?
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Post by JackPainter » Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:57 pm

I bought a copy in woolworths this morning. It was 8.30am and there were about 12 people waiting outside. I got in quick and grabbed a copy.

Anyway, the game is fantastic even though I've only played about 30 minutes worth. The physics of the game is amazing and the lighting is beautiful.

Also..three day weekend! Monday is a bank holiday. If anyone is up for an online match, let me know!
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Post by resident paul » Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:47 pm


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Post by James Bond » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:55 pm

Also..three day weekend! Monday is a bank holiday. If anyone is up for an online match, let me know!

It's even longer for my my good friend, I've booked Thursday and Friday off work. So off to the the carvery with the mrs and the baby on Thursday, then back home for a long day of gaming 8)















that is until the other half wants to watch the soaps :oops:


But yes, we'll definitely have to start playing online.
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Post by ShadowMan » Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:53 am

Played for a couple of hours yesterday and a little time this morning and I am really loving the game so far. Its Niko's animations such as him walking normally or up and down stairs that really get me though, they look so much better than any other game I've played. It impressed me even more when Niko got drunk as I was trying to get out of a bar he was stumbling around in a comical fashion and fell flat on his face after walking straight into a bar stool!
The lighting is so much better than previous games, Looking out to the ocean at sunset was simply amazing, the wet weather effects also look great especially at night.
Hand to hand combat feels so much better, dodging and countering will take a little time to get down but I'm getting there.
Lastly, the Police chases are so much more relentless this time around. I accidently got in a chase (1 wanted star) and they actually bothered to actively chase me this go around, I only lost them after plowing through the middle of a park! on 6 stars I was gunned down in no time (coast guard got me)
Only real problems with the graphics I've noticed thus far are that the trees still look 2D from a distance (quite detailed up close) and that it is a little dark on my TV but thats not really the fault of the game.

All of this and I've only done 2 missions.
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