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Why Should I Care About GTA IV?

Posted in PS3, Xbox 360 with tags , , on May 3, 2008 by gamewhisperer

Back about 2 months ago when Smash Bros. Brawl was about to be released I saw some complaints on a few message boards and comments sections about how much coverage the game was receiving. This made absolutely no sense to me, I mean it’s Smash Bros. a game I’ve been waiting years for and I was completely psyched about it. I even went as far as saying the people making the complaints were just being “fanboys” and should just shut-up; Well now I feel terrible for that because I finally understand what these gamers were going through. Why the sudden realization? I’ll tell you. I don’t care about Grand Theft Auto IV at all!

Now don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining about the game itself at all, to be perfectly honest I haven’t even played it yet — It’s not my place to pass judgment on a game I have never played. But what I can say is this, the GTA series has never been one that interested me. I love the Satire and the humor but the sandbox style gameplay was something I could never quite get into. And I understand why many gamers like that but “To each his own” I always say.

Well that’s that I don’t want to play GTA IV so I’ll just move on right? well if major gaming sites across the web have anything to do with it I won’t be forgetting GTA IV anytime soon.

Lets go to IGN for example. I swung by today to help myself think of a topic for the blog entry tonight so I went to see what was going on in the review section. Naturally since last night was a Wii night I wanted to go for something with a little more 360 flavor. I was then brought to a screen I thought was a terrible misprint, a heinous error in HTML code maybe? but what I was seeing was real… there were 4 listings for GTA IV reviews for the 360 and 4 more reviews for the PS3. Surely this was brought on by a moment of pure madness on the part of the IGN editors, one game getting 8 separate reviews spanning 3-7 pages long Continue reading