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2013-09-17 04:05:39 PM

styckx: Well I use Mac/Linux...: styckx: Is it still a no anti-aliasing jaggy ugly piece of crap on the consoles?

Yes.

I shall wait for the PC Gaming Master Race Edition then...

/don't even own a console


Good luck with that, it might be a bit of a wait. Previous experience suggest 7-12 months and when it finally does come to PC it's going to be a horribly buggy port with even crappier graphics than the console version.
 
2013-09-17 04:12:15 PM

scottydoesntknow: skozlaw: Does this one include a save feature? The lack of such in the prior game was kind of annoying.

They said they've fixed the checkpoint system so there won't be any times where you die and have to spend 30-60 minutes redoing everything you did before death


Are missions still structured to where you have to drive the entire length of the state in the slowest car to get from checkpoint to checkpoint, and death results in walking on foot back to the start from across the state as well?
 
2013-09-17 04:19:20 PM

shinjitsuism: Also, I was driving through the country when the cops chasing a Lamborghini  came up behind me.  I stopped and watched as they forced the Lambo off the road and shot the driver, then took off leaving the car there. Naturally, I got out of the PoS car I was driving and jacked the Lambo :-)


Well, who farkin' wouldn't? It's like the cops did a carjacking and then tossed you the keys.

Those random encounters with things just happening are some of the most fun experiences in the game. Watch the cops finish off the guy, who cares why, take his cash, and then collect the car. If you really like creating mayhem, go ahead and assume it was an unjust shooting and take vengeance on behalf of the deceased, then go on and escape from the cops yourself.
 
2013-09-17 04:48:42 PM
Wait, how are people playing this, there isn't even a release date yet for PC?
 
2013-09-17 04:49:57 PM

Well I use Mac/Linux...: Cool, dude.  Have fun playing on your Halo 720 DoritoBox.  I'm sure you'll be real impressed with that PS4.  I was amped when I first got that kind of gaming power around 4 years ago.


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2013-09-17 04:51:46 PM

RodneyToady: Uzzah: Putting SR2 up against GTA:SA yields a decisive win for SR as far as I'm concerned. I'm really looking forward to seeing what SR3 adds on top of it.

SR2 was more gritty and mostly rooted in realism (relatively speaking).  SR3 is more outlandish and gets more so as the game goes on.  This isn't really a criticism, it's more of an observation.  When you get to the final act, it's pretty much all ridiculous stuff.  If you're ok with the combination of "real" and "ridiculous," you'll probably like it.

In that regard, SR4 is more honest for what it is.  There is no realism whatsoever.  Strangely enough, I found that it made the story more compelling.  You get much more of a feel for the characters in SR4 than SR3, because they're developed in a more individualized and nuanced way.

In terms of GTA, I loved III/VC/SA, and even LCS and VCS.  I have yet to really get into GTA:IV or its DLC.  It feels like a chore rather than fun.


The Ballad of Gay Tony is lighthearted and fun.

The Lost and the Damned is just depressing.

For contrast; The Lost and the Damned has a "grain" option, to make the game look more bleak and dark. The Ballad of Gay Tony has an option to increase the colour saturation, to make the game more vibrant.
 
2013-09-17 05:05:45 PM

Elegy: styckx: Well I use Mac/Linux...: styckx: Is it still a no anti-aliasing jaggy ugly piece of crap on the consoles?

Yes.

I shall wait for the PC Gaming Master Race Edition then...

/don't even own a console

Good luck with that, it might be a bit of a wait. Previous experience suggest 7-12 months and when it finally does come to PC it's going to be a horribly buggy port with even crappier graphics than the console version.


Actually no it won't.Why? Gta 5 will end up on the next gen consoles. They would be stupid not to. Those consoles are x86 based so It may be glitchy with some graphics cards and setups but it will look far superior to the console version.
 
2013-09-17 05:07:00 PM

freak7: Wait, how are people playing this, there isn't even a release date yet for PC?


Shhh, let them have their fun.
 
2013-09-17 05:47:54 PM
Metacritic currently has GTA IV and V with the exact same average (V is one point lower on PS3). I hated IV and reviewers all fell into the hype train.


Why are video games the only medium people expect 60-100 hours of entertainment to be summarized by reviewers on day one?
 
2013-09-17 06:10:59 PM

Carth: Metacritic currently has GTA IV and V with the exact same average (V is one point lower on PS3). I hated IV and reviewers all fell into the hype train.


Why are video games the only medium people expect 60-100 hours of entertainment to be summarized by reviewers on day one?


Book, TV, movie, etc reviews are usually on day one as well as typically reviews are a part of the publicity process.  People expect to try and get something to help inform their purchasing decision.

If you don't trust reviews because of hype train concerns, there's also  a lot of other ways to find out if it's something you might like.  Plenty of forums, youtube videos, user impressions to go around.

I'm digging it.  The mission structure is a lot better than before.  It's sort of like a 'Best of' version of Rockstar games.
 
2013-09-17 06:12:35 PM
I get off work at 6. If I were any more "ready" for this game, I'd be lubed up and in a sex swing.
 
2013-09-17 06:15:59 PM
Just skimmed through the thread. Wow. PC Gamers are about to overdose on their own farts here.

/PC Gamer
//Console Gamer
///Table-top Gamer
//Why choose one when you can have them all?
 
2013-09-17 06:16:11 PM

Carth: Why are video games the only medium people expect 60-100 hours of entertainment to be summarized by reviewers on day one?


...You do realize that reviewers get advanced copies of games, right?  It's not like they're out there on release day trying to score a copy so they can rush home, play a few hours, and write up a review.
 
2013-09-17 06:38:31 PM
Good: More freedom, more things to do, more customization.

Bad: The writing is pretty weak for Rockstar, the HUD design is an eyesore, most missions are still just repetitive shooting and driving.

And to be honest, we'd only played for a couple hours, so it will probably get better.  But I was surprisingly underwhelmed from my first impression.
 
2013-09-17 06:42:33 PM

Snatch Bandergrip: Good: More freedom, more things to do, more customization.

Bad: The writing is pretty weak for Rockstar, the HUD design is an eyesore, most missions are still just repetitive shooting and driving.

And to be honest, we'd only played for a couple hours, so it will probably get better.  But I was surprisingly underwhelmed from my first impression.


Coming from Fark.com, this is the highest form of praise I could have expected. This game is going to be tits!
 
2013-09-17 06:47:20 PM

Honest Bender: Carth: Why are video games the only medium people expect 60-100 hours of entertainment to be summarized by reviewers on day one?

...You do realize that reviewers get advanced copies of games, right?  It's not like they're out there on release day trying to score a copy so they can rush home, play a few hours, and write up a review.


How far in advance do they get copies? 3-4 weeks? If they put in 40 hours a week that should be enough time to play 100 hour and construct a review.
 
2013-09-17 07:18:06 PM
I was going to wait for the PS4.  But I zoomed through Saints Row 4 fast and Borderlands 2 is getting really repetitive so I needed something new.  Installing now....
 
2013-09-17 07:28:49 PM

Carth: Honest Bender: Carth: Why are video games the only medium people expect 60-100 hours of entertainment to be summarized by reviewers on day one?

...You do realize that reviewers get advanced copies of games, right?  It's not like they're out there on release day trying to score a copy so they can rush home, play a few hours, and write up a review.

How far in advance do they get copies? 3-4 weeks? If they put in 40 hours a week that should be enough time to play 100 hour and construct a review.


Right, because their only job is to review one game... right?
 
2013-09-17 07:32:35 PM
First time in the history of ever that I'm jealous of console people, but here I am.

Never played the other ones...my little brother did constantly though.  But until we get an XCOM pack or they add more MvM maps to Team Fortress 2, this looks like a first day purchase for me when it hits Steam.

Have fun dirty console players, @#$%^&*(.
 
2013-09-17 07:35:27 PM

Telos: Carth: Honest Bender: Carth: Why are video games the only medium people expect 60-100 hours of entertainment to be summarized by reviewers on day one?

...You do realize that reviewers get advanced copies of games, right?  It's not like they're out there on release day trying to score a copy so they can rush home, play a few hours, and write up a review.

How far in advance do they get copies? 3-4 weeks? If they put in 40 hours a week that should be enough time to play 100 hour and construct a review.

Right, because their only job is to review one game... right?


No, in reality the whole video game review system is horribly broken. When reviewers take the majority of advertising revenue from the products they review and their ability to get advance copies is dependent upon the good graces of the distributor you create a system that promotes higher scores and superficial comments.
 
2013-09-17 07:55:40 PM
The game does seem to start a little slow, but I like the characters, I like the development, and I like the fact that I can give everyone beards so that it looks like Questlove and Mel Gibson are hanging out together. 

The first time I took a nice drive through the mountains was really impressive. A deer jumped into traffic and I accidentally hit him with my car. When I stopped, a car plowed into my car as it was being chased by the cops, then I fell off a cliff and a lady cleaning some windows cursed at me as I lie bleeding on the road.
 
2013-09-17 08:06:43 PM

Telos: Carth: Honest Bender: Carth: Why are video games the only medium people expect 60-100 hours of entertainment to be summarized by reviewers on day one?

...You do realize that reviewers get advanced copies of games, right?  It's not like they're out there on release day trying to score a copy so they can rush home, play a few hours, and write up a review.

How far in advance do they get copies? 3-4 weeks? If they put in 40 hours a week that should be enough time to play 100 hour and construct a review.

Right, because their only job is to review one game... right?


I don't know in the general sense, but the review copy of Deus Ex: HR leaked, what, a couple months before the release?  It's been a while so I could be remembering that wrong.
 
2013-09-17 09:14:20 PM
Picked up my PS3 copy.

That's what I love about Worst Buy in Anchorage - you can pretty much stroll in after work on launch day and there's still 8 copies sitting there waiting for you.
 
2013-09-17 09:26:36 PM
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2013-09-17 09:28:31 PM

Twitch Boy: Picked up my PS3 copy.

That's what I love about Worst Buy in Anchorage - you can pretty much stroll in after work on launch day and there's still 8 copies sitting there waiting for you.


I'll probably pick up a copy tomorrow after hitting the comic store when I get off work, but I've never had any trouble getting any big release the day it came out.  I just go to a little out of the way Gamestop store and walk out with a copy.
 
2013-09-17 09:46:33 PM
Mr. Phillips ...DAMN.
 
2013-09-17 10:11:39 PM

LukeR: Twitch Boy: Picked up my PS3 copy.

That's what I love about Worst Buy in Anchorage - you can pretty much stroll in after work on launch day and there's still 8 copies sitting there waiting for you.

I'll probably pick up a copy tomorrow after hitting the comic store when I get off work, but I've never had any trouble getting any big release the day it came out.  I just go to a little out of the way Gamestop store and walk out with a copy.


Yeah, I've never once had a problem getting a game launch day... I went to a small local chain to get it since it's going to be the same price anywhere I go, so may as well help out the local guys.
 
2013-09-17 10:15:15 PM
I just spent my first hour and a half with the game driving to the military base and trying to steal a tank.  I've seen videos online of guys doing it, and they make it look stupid easy.  It isn't.  I managed to get like ten feet off the ground in a little bird helicopter once but they shot me out of it.  I guess I'll have to go do some story stuff now, maybe if I had money for armor I wouldn't fall over dead instantly.
 
2013-09-17 10:20:08 PM

akula: LukeR: Twitch Boy: Picked up my PS3 copy.

That's what I love about Worst Buy in Anchorage - you can pretty much stroll in after work on launch day and there's still 8 copies sitting there waiting for you.

I'll probably pick up a copy tomorrow after hitting the comic store when I get off work, but I've never had any trouble getting any big release the day it came out.  I just go to a little out of the way Gamestop store and walk out with a copy.

Yeah, I've never once had a problem getting a game launch day... I went to a small local chain to get it since it's going to be the same price anywhere I go, so may as well help out the local guys.


I'm sure that totally makes up for there only being 3 women in the entire state.....
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2013-09-17 10:25:16 PM

orclover: akula: LukeR: Twitch Boy: Picked up my PS3 copy.

That's what I love about Worst Buy in Anchorage - you can pretty much stroll in after work on launch day and there's still 8 copies sitting there waiting for you.

I'll probably pick up a copy tomorrow after hitting the comic store when I get off work, but I've never had any trouble getting any big release the day it came out.  I just go to a little out of the way Gamestop store and walk out with a copy.

Yeah, I've never once had a problem getting a game launch day... I went to a small local chain to get it since it's going to be the same price anywhere I go, so may as well help out the local guys.

I'm sure that totally makes up for there only being 3 women in the entire state.....
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I'm not the one living in AK.
 
2013-09-17 10:27:46 PM

Carth: Telos: Carth: Honest Bender: Carth: Why are video games the only medium people expect 60-100 hours of entertainment to be summarized by reviewers on day one?

...You do realize that reviewers get advanced copies of games, right?  It's not like they're out there on release day trying to score a copy so they can rush home, play a few hours, and write up a review.

How far in advance do they get copies? 3-4 weeks? If they put in 40 hours a week that should be enough time to play 100 hour and construct a review.

Right, because their only job is to review one game... right?

No, in reality the whole video game review system is horribly broken. When reviewers take the majority of advertising revenue from the products they review and their ability to get advance copies is dependent upon the good graces of the distributor you create a system that promotes higher scores and superficial comments.


Yeah, but no one wants to spend 40 hours rushing through a game that might suck, because that would be awful.  Most people if the game sucks can at least just immediately shut it off.  I've felt the same way in the past about the system but from everything I've seen it's just a bunch of people trying to do their jobs well and not some conspiracy to get ad money or keep publishers happy.

That said, Foul Play comes out tomorrow and is awesome if you're looking for something the complete opposite of GTA.
 
2013-09-17 10:34:15 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: The Goddamn Batman: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I've never understood the allure of these games. It's a mediocre driving game paired with an unwieldy shooter, set to an admittedly awesome radio soundtrack. It's fun to run around causing havoc for a while, yeah, but the gameplay is so clunky as to make it not worth the trouble.

Then don't play it.

Not planning on it. Was more hoping that someone could offer up the reasons why GTA games are great, other than skydiving and mini golf.


If you have to ask, you'll never know.

/funky motherfarker will not be told to go-o-o-o
 
2013-09-17 10:35:56 PM

skozlaw: scottydoesntknow: They said they've fixed the checkpoint system so there won't be any times where you die and have to spend 30-60 minutes redoing everything you did before death

No, I mean... a way to actually save the game. At all. Ever.

I've literally never been able to save GTA IV because every time I ever tried to create a goddamn GFWL account to make an offline profile the stupid "service" was down. So I finally gave up and stopped playing :\


Did you not know about the offline profile option? You only need the online one to save your records and achievements to the web. I use the same offline profile for multiple GFW games, including GTAIV. Then you just go sleep in the bed like normal.
 
2013-09-17 10:40:19 PM
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2013-09-17 11:07:20 PM
I'm so glad the game was finally released.  Not because I'm interested in playing it.  I'm just glad I don't have see it being played every damn day by my co-worker.  That's been going on for the last two months.  It was rather distracting to my own work.

/also, I always hated having to tell my friends and family, "I can't tell you" when they asked about the game
 
2013-09-17 11:24:00 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I've never understood the allure of these games. It's a mediocre driving game paired with an unwieldy shooter, set to an admittedly awesome radio soundtrack. It's fun to run around causing havoc for a while, yeah, but the gameplay is so clunky as to make it not worth the trouble.


I agree with you a thousand percent, but to be fair, the only game I've played in the last several years that really seemed worth the money was Borderlands 2. Even Bioshock Infinite didn't quite live up to its own hype, just because they cut out a ton of story that had been leaked early, and the game ended up ridiculously short.
 
2013-09-18 12:20:02 AM

scottydoesntknow: sigdiamond2000: Can someone explain this blimp thing to me? I pre-ordered it on amazon and just got an e-mail about it.

Pre-ordering grants you instant access to the giant blimp that they've shown in advertisements. Where it is and how you control it are another thing, but you do have immediate access to it. I'm guessing others will have to complete some missions to get to it.

/Didn't pre-order
//Not picking up til weekend
///Trying to avoid spoilers, but probably won't happen


I just picked it up at BB and it had the Blimp code in it. I hate it when game companies try to sell you something for pre ordering, and then give it to everyone.
 
2013-09-18 12:24:50 AM

skozlaw: scottydoesntknow: They said they've fixed the checkpoint system so there won't be any times where you die and have to spend 30-60 minutes redoing everything you did before death

No, I mean... a way to actually save the game. At all. Ever.

I've literally never been able to save GTA IV because every time I ever tried to create a goddamn GFWL account to make an offline profile the stupid "service" was down. So I finally gave up and stopped playing :\


Yes there is a quick save feature
 
2013-09-18 12:24:50 AM

Carth: Telos: Carth: Honest Bender: Carth: Why are video games the only medium people expect 60-100 hours of entertainment to be summarized by reviewers on day one?

...You do realize that reviewers get advanced copies of games, right?  It's not like they're out there on release day trying to score a copy so they can rush home, play a few hours, and write up a review.

How far in advance do they get copies? 3-4 weeks? If they put in 40 hours a week that should be enough time to play 100 hour and construct a review.

Right, because their only job is to review one game... right?

No, in reality the whole video game review system is horribly broken. When reviewers take the majority of advertising revenue from the products they review and their ability to get advance copies is dependent upon the good graces of the distributor you create a system that promotes higher scores and superficial comments.


Meh, take an aggregate of all the reviews. Game companies can't pay off every reviewer. Or user reviews.

And honestly, it seems like they're realizing that people are calling them on their bullshiat. I remember reviews for the Sim City started to come in and it was damn near unanimous in how bad it was (I know, I know, it's gotten somewhat better). Same thing for Aliens: CM. Those early reviews actually saved me from buying it.
 
2013-09-18 12:47:34 AM

Snatch Bandergrip: Good: More freedom, more things to do, more customization.

Bad: The writing is pretty weak for Rockstar, the HUD design is an eyesore, most missions are still just repetitive shooting and driving.

And to be honest, we'd only played for a couple hours, so it will probably get better.  But I was surprisingly underwhelmed from my first impression.


I'm a little more than 8 hours in and the missions are far more varied and the set pieces are much grander than anything from 4.  Writing certainly picks up, the psychologist sessions are probably as close to breaking the 4th wall as the series is ever going to get.

How's the HUD design an eyesore?  It's literally just in the corner of the screen and less obtrusive than any prior GTA HUD.

Trevor has the most farked up introduction of any character in the series.  Goddamn.

I don't like how to train Chop you have to download an app outside of the game, that's dumb.

I don't know about anyone else, but the game defaults to a very strict auto-aim, and the game was way better to me when I turned that shiat off and turned the aim sensitivity up.  They should've made it optional from the beginning.
 
2013-09-18 12:48:43 AM
I'm a glorious PC gamer...the reason for my PS3 is final fantasy, and I also treated myself to a little collectors edition red dead redemption. I however am such a fan of GTA4 that I just had to drop $60 for the console version of 5, even being on the console it out classed most of my pc games in the way of graphics. Now that I have it, the 720p res is still really hard to get around (Ive been gaming at 1080p for a couple years now) but the high res models on everyone, smooth scene streaming (Haven't noticed any pop in) , and the amount of detail indoors blows me away. Although there is no getting close to pictures for glorious high detail action. :(
 
2013-09-18 12:52:30 AM
I'll probably get it when it either goes down in price, or when it's inevitably on the PC and in a Steam Sale. I was none too impressed with GTA IV, and I have far too many other games to play at the moment, that GTA V can wait.
 
2013-09-18 01:29:15 AM
The iFruit app isn't on Android.  THANKS OBAMA.
 
2013-09-18 02:08:47 AM

kombi: scottydoesntknow: sigdiamond2000: Can someone explain this blimp thing to me? I pre-ordered it on amazon and just got an e-mail about it.

Pre-ordering grants you instant access to the giant blimp that they've shown in advertisements. Where it is and how you control it are another thing, but you do have immediate access to it. I'm guessing others will have to complete some missions to get to it.

/Didn't pre-order
//Not picking up til weekend
///Trying to avoid spoilers, but probably won't happen

I just picked it up at BB and it had the Blimp code in it. I hate it when game companies try to sell you something for pre ordering, and then give it to everyone.


Well, I got a shirt. Did you get one of those, too? ;)
 
2013-09-18 02:15:47 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/429560/gta-5-review-round-up-ten - ton-hammer/

Review roundup. The Escapist gave it a 3.5/5... because the characters were big meanies :(  (Seriously, they took 30% off because the main characters were too mean for them)


I wonder how many of those reviewers thought they were clever for using the term "swan song". (Yes, I used two separate words. I don't care what you say, that's the correct way to do it.)
 
2013-09-18 04:36:57 AM
Lessons learned:

- Solid crashes can take away from your health.  And they HURT.  A severe crash where you get thrown can kill you from full health (did it twice, once on a crotch rocket and once in an Infernus at full speed.)
- Don't jack a car in gang territory.  Unfortunately, the only way you will know this has happened is when you do so and 10 red dots pop up around you like herpes.
- PETA is going to have a goddamn field day with the deer.
 
2013-09-18 07:46:21 AM
I spent 10 mins picking stocks on GTA V, then I sat on Franklins couch and smoked some reefer while watching racist cartoons.

/it's all about the details
//legalize medical cocaine!
 
2013-09-18 08:34:57 AM
Man, I crashed a car and hit a pedestrian, and apparently it was in the wrong neighborhood. Red dots everywhere all of a sudden. I took a position on a rooftop and tried to hold them, but they got me in the end.
 
2013-09-18 08:52:00 AM
Some notable events in the first few hours I played (not really spoilers I promise):

1. Michael sounds exactly like me when I play golf.
2. There sure are a lot of tennis courts.
3. I requested a blimp but have no idea where to go to ride it.

I must need a larger television. I can't read any of the e-mails/text messages from characters without squinting.
 
2013-09-18 09:04:20 AM
my GTA V experience on the 360 has been great so far.  I had yesterday off so I got to play quite a bit of it.  The cinematic camera is frigging amazing.  In one early scene there is some action taking place inside of the car you are driving and the camera automatically changes to a low angle shot so you can see whats going on through the rear windows.

The graphics are colorful and everything looks great.  Before any PC master race morons jump on me, this isn't about resolution this is about color and lighting.  You know the sort of shiat that I have to download ENB mods to get in skyrim on the PC.

The general controls and interface are good, nothing spectacular but nothing broken either.  The only real complaint I have for this is the gods damned map.  Having to load the map in a game that's this big is a major pain in the ass, maybe other versions (and hopefully the future PC release) won't have this issue but it annoys me.

The missions are fun varied and action packed.  The heist planning (only done two heists so far) is a great mechanic even if so far the options have been pretty limited.

I really don't know what to say, the game is great.
 
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