GTA: IV - A perfect 10?
Yes folks. The date is upon us. The monumental undertaking that is the next installment of Grand Theft Auto will be released onto the hordes of the unsuspecting public. Let the good times roll…
What is not only led by a media blitz that may just outdo the Halo3 launch, but we are given what IGN ranks a perfect 10. (As in received a 10 out of 10 in every category) Now, don’t call me a pessimist, but what a damn minute. Are you telling me this game has no major flaws? I better experience about 30hrs of non stop ecstasy when I’m playing this thing. (30hrs? God damn! no wonder I’ve never finished any of these games)
But this one is said to have the best story, the best voice acting, the best controls, the best music, the best hot coffee… um maybe not. But you know our boyz at Rockstar won’t disappoint. There will be some reference to Hot Coffee in the game. There just has to be.
I’m sorta excited. For a long time now, I’ve wanted to play a game set in “realistic” New York City. This will be as close as I can get. Even thou it’s just based on the city, I feel comfortable that native New Yorkers will be able to find some real life hot spots.
What i’m not looking forward to is the protests of all these people blaming teen (child) violence on video games. Now with “better controls” the argument is being made that our youth are living the fantasy that it’s ok to walk up and shoot people.
I’m just waiting for the backlash from this one folks. It’s sad that as a medium video games get so much flak. Movies have been showing endless violence since the beginning of that medium. Some of our all time favorite television shows have prominently featured violence, but when it comes to playing a game, it all of a sudden brainwashes our youth. (Damn subliminal messages, I will not shoot everyone I see!!! No you can’t make me! Arrgggh) I shouldn’t poke fun at it, but its sorta sad to think that these people use that as an argument. Every one of the GTA series has had multiple movie references.
Why don’t people run down Al Pacino and egg him for playing the role of one of the most looked up to “fictional” gangsters? Why doesn’t Arnold, who may be the biggest hypocrite in the history of mankind, give back every cent he’s ever made from his movies? How come people don’t believe they can be a one man army and shoot thousands of enemies after watching his movies? I dunno.
Either way, it’s time to step into the shoes of Nico and live the American Dream.
p.s. when was the last time you saw you saw an explosion in real life? Anyone?
Big up Mavado. Gangsta for life!