So… GTA IV

damn Until last night, I’d never played a GTA game before.

Here’s the thing, I truly have never played a GTA game before. I have watched people play them, but never for very long. When most of the pre-IV games were released, I was too young to play them and by the time Grand Theft Auto IV  was released back in 2008, I just had no interest in it.

So what’s suddenly changed? Well, nothing. Instead, there’s been a gradual change where I’ve become more and more interested in sandbox styles of game design. And while playing Skyrim for a bit earlier in the week, I thought to myself, “Y’know what? I’m bored of trying to kill dragons and then having to peg it. But damn, I love this open-world, sandboxness – I just need it in a “real world” setting. Wait, haven’t I got GTA IV sat on the games shelf…”

And so last night’s first playthrough began. I haven’t gotten very far, but I do find that Niko is quite a lovable rogue.

I’ve also been trying my best not to drive like a maniac unless cops or crooks are chasing me. This has caused some bemusement with Paul and resulting in him moaning at me, “You’re so square!”

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One thought on “So… GTA IV

  1. I could never finish GTA IV too much dying, not having a checkpoint, driving back to the mission, dying, and on, and on. If you want a good open world from Rockstar I would recommend Red Dead Redemption over GTA IV. I do love roman though.

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