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Jac_Solar
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(09-10-2013, 06:01 PM)
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Hm, the shallow areas in the water around the coastline of the landmass makes it seem like only those areas are explorable, while the regular colored water isn't - ie, the shallow water is separated by the rest of the ocean by an invisible wall, or perhaps the shallow water marks the only underwater content.
DukeBobby
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(09-10-2013, 06:01 PM)
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Fuel's map is just ridiculous. The game was boring as hell though, so it all went to waste.
Gangxxter
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(09-10-2013, 06:02 PM)
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This is the correct scale:



R* didn't lie: bigger than SA, IV and RDR combined with room to spare.
D4Danger
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(09-10-2013, 06:02 PM)
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can't unsee leonardo

fuck you, internet.
UrbanRats
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(09-10-2013, 06:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gadirok

I don't remember Nightfall being that massive. I recall playing through it and it was fairly large. I just don't recall it being that large.

That image is known to be total BS.

Though Fuel is fucking huge.
Ishida
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(09-10-2013, 06:03 PM)
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Seeing all that wilderness makes me wonder: Has it been confirmed any way you can take and export screenshots in this game? I would be great to go around taking pictures of the scenery.
BraXzy
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(09-10-2013, 06:04 PM)
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I don't understand the map comparisons, the scale seems really off. The airport on the SA map is like 3 times as small as GTA V's and same goes for roads. Surely that's not right?
Tunesmith
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(09-10-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by weekend_warrior

This guys scale is all messed up.



Now a single airport runway is nearly as long as 2 GTAIV islands put together?

We are living in a post-Fast & Furious 6 world here.
Visualante2
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(09-10-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Now that looks way more believable. Thanks for posting.

If it's good it's good, but they have put all their eggs in one basket imo.
Gadirok
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(09-10-2013, 06:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ahasverus

I'd take a medium sized city, towns and wilderness over GTA IV booring liberty city any time of the day

My problem with GTA 4 was that the atmosphere felt terrible. I think it might have been the games lighting but compared to other open world games this gen, the artstyle and skies in GTA 4 look straight up ugly.
rvy
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(09-10-2013, 06:04 PM)
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That's fucking ridiculous. Based Rockstar.
Tourmeta
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(09-10-2013, 06:06 PM)
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That map looks more believable yeah. We'll find out proper how big it feels soon enough at least.
Dysun
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(09-10-2013, 06:06 PM)
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Shit looks huge, literally lol'ed at the guy who said it looked tiny
ZeroMaverick
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(09-10-2013, 06:07 PM)
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I agree that yes, anything is better than GTAIV, but still. I'm just wondering, what the hell will I be able to do in all that open space?

Ride a dirk bike? Cool.
Take pictures? Okay? I don't really see why I would play a video game to do that
BASE jump? Cool for like, five minutes
Hunt animals? Also cool for like, five minutes

I'm not trying to be cynical, and yes I will reserve judgment until I play the game. I'm just curious. That's all.
Gadirok
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(09-10-2013, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by UrbanRats

That image is known to be total BS.

Though Fuel is fucking huge.

This is honestly the first time I've heard of Fuse, but I'm all for ridiculously large open worlds to explore.


Reading the wiki, it doesn't seem to have gotten much critical praise, but it makes me all the more excited for Mad Max by Avalanche.

Originally Posted by ZeroMaverick

I agree that yes, anything is better than GTAIV, but still. I'm just wondering, what the hell will I be able to do in all that open space?

Ride a dirk bike? Cool.
Take pictures? Okay? I don't really see why I would play a video game to do that
BASE jump? Cool for like, five minutes
Hunt animals? Also cool for like, five minutes

I'm not trying to be cynical, and yes I will reserve judgment until I play the game. I'm just curious. That's all.

Well we don't know everything thats there to do, but I personally take time to go through these kind of games.

Like I'll spend an hour or two each day playing games like Red Dead Redemption, Just Cause 2, or Starhawk and run off and go in a random direction for a few minutes then stop and stare at a random tree or other object in the middle of nowhere and close up on it. It may sound boring to others and about as exciting as watching paint dry, but I get hyped up for this kind of stuff simply because I can do whatever I want. No limits.
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belucheez
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(09-10-2013, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by InaudibleWhispa

Because it's tiny, look:

What is this, Rockstar? A video game for Ants?
Gangxxter
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(09-10-2013, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ishida

Seeing all that wilderness makes me wonder: Has it been confirmed any way you can take and export screenshots in this game? I would be great to go around taking pictures of the scenery.

There will be a feature to share your pics taken with your ingame phone on R* SocialClub platform. Not sure about videos though.
WeAreStarStuff
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(09-10-2013, 06:09 PM)
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Massive. I can't even imagine how much work went into creating this game....
UrbanRats
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(09-10-2013, 06:10 PM)
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I see sort of an American Godzilla, there.
jacksepticeye
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(09-10-2013, 06:10 PM)
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Don't forget we can go underwater in this game too making the play area even bigger
MCN
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Originally Posted by ZeroMaverick

I agree that yes, anything is better than GTAIV, but still. I'm just wondering, what the hell will I be able to do in all that open space?

Ride a dirk bike? Cool.
Take pictures? Okay? I don't really see why I would play a video game to do that
BASE jump? Cool for like, five minutes
Hunt animals? Also cool for like, five minutes

I'm not trying to be cynical, and yes I will reserve judgment until I play the game. I'm just curious. That's all.

Playing video games? Cool for like, five minutes. If you're going to be that cynical, might as well give up gaming forever.
Ishida
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(09-10-2013, 06:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gangxxter

There will be a feature to share your pics taken with your ingame phone on R* SocialClub platform. Not sure about videos though.

Great! Do you know if we'll be able to export the screenshots to the console's Hard Drive or something? I loved this feature so much on Metal Gear Solid 4, it would be awesome to just go full photographer mode and keeping the pics!
ZeroMaverick
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(09-10-2013, 06:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by MCN

Playing video games? Cool for like, five minutes. If you're going to be that cynical, might as well give up gaming forever.

I'm not being cynical. I'm just posing a question.
jacksepticeye
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(09-10-2013, 06:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZeroMaverick

I agree that yes, anything is better than GTAIV, but still. I'm just wondering, what the hell will I be able to do in all that open space?

Ride a dirk bike? Cool.
Take pictures? Okay? I don't really see why I would play a video game to do that
BASE jump? Cool for like, five minutes
Hunt animals? Also cool for like, five minutes

I'm not trying to be cynical, and yes I will reserve judgment until I play the game. I'm just curious. That's all.

Oh really now?
Gangxxter
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(09-10-2013, 06:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ishida

Great! Do you know if we'll be able to export the screenshots to the console's Hard Drive or something? I loved this feature so much on Metal Gear Solid 4, it would be awesome to just go full photographer mode and keeping the pics!

I don't know. Worst case scenario would be that you have to re-download the pics from the SocialClub.
Gadirok
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(09-10-2013, 06:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by MCN

Playing video games? Cool for like, five minutes. If you're going to be that cynical, might as well give up gaming forever.

No need to come off that direct. Hes probably more interested in other things such as the campaign or storytelling. It seems to be a step above GTA IV atleast.
Currygan
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(09-10-2013, 06:13 PM)
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need Just Cause 2 comparisons pronto
LegoArmo
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(09-10-2013, 06:13 PM)
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GTA IV: Ugh, it's all city, where's the desert? The mountains? The countryside?

GTA V: Ugh, it's all desert, mountains and countryside!
Enjay
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(09-10-2013, 06:14 PM)
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Smaller than I thought it would be.
UrbanRats
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(09-10-2013, 06:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZeroMaverick

I agree that yes, anything is better than GTAIV, but still. I'm just wondering, what the hell will I be able to do in all that open space?

Ride a dirk bike? Cool.
Take pictures? Okay? I don't really see why I would play a video game to do that
BASE jump? Cool for like, five minutes
Hunt animals? Also cool for like, five minutes

I'm not trying to be cynical, and yes I will reserve judgment until I play the game. I'm just curious. That's all.

Lol, you could do that fgor any game.

Saints Row 4:
Jump on buildings? Cool, for like 5 minutes.

Vanquish:
Slide and shoot? Cool, for like 5 minutes.

Virtua Fighter:
Punch dudes? Cool, for like 5 minutes.
Gorillaz
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(09-10-2013, 06:14 PM)
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I don't think zero is cynical I mean that is a little offputing seeing 2/3rds of the map is wildlife and the game is based off of LA.

Like lets be real for a min....but well see on tuesday tho
Zuhzuhzombie!!
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(09-10-2013, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

Dat wilderness.

*looks at map*

Yeah, well that's a bunch of nothing and a whole small city to

*clicks on comparison*

Oh.
Visualante2
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(09-10-2013, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZeroMaverick

I agree that yes, anything is better than GTAIV, but still. I'm just wondering, what the hell will I be able to do in all that open space?

Ride a dirk bike? Cool.
Take pictures? Okay? I don't really see why I would play a video game to do that
BASE jump? Cool for like, five minutes
Hunt animals? Also cool for like, five minutes

I'm not trying to be cynical, and yes I will reserve judgment until I play the game. I'm just curious. That's all.

I'm with you. That's why I never understood that "just be creative" comments. It's not the player lacking creativity in terms of experimenting with tools in the sandbox, it's purely lacking anything interesting in that space. Often the side events like golf, base jumping (and hunting) are real after thoughts. Rockstar's efforts are largely going to be on the action, not the world building. If this were a Bethesda game I'd be pumped because I know out there I'll find cool quests and stories and loot. In GTA V I'm not sure I'll be rewarded for spending any time there at all.

Lest we forget that when you die out there you're going back to the nearest city hospital probably.
Gadirok
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(09-10-2013, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by UrbanRats

Vanquish:
Slide and shoot? Cool, for like 5 minutes.

I know your point here and everything, but this one is actually true.
ZeroMaverick
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(09-10-2013, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by UrbanRats

Lol, you could do that fgor any game.

Saints Row 4:
Jump on buildings? Cool, for like 5 minutes.

Vanquish:
Slide and shoot? Cool, for like 5 minutes.

Virtua Fighter:
Punch dudes? Cool, for like 5 minutes.

Well obviously it's all relative. I'm not speaking for anyone but myself.

GAF be actin' cray
Boom! fareal
A Sentient Keyboard
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(09-10-2013, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gadirok

I don't remember Nightfall being that massive. I recall playing through it and it was fairly large. I just don't recall it being that large.


and JC2 isin't as boring as people make it out to be. I view it as a benchmark. Given the amount of ways you can travel its all the more fun and worthwhile to go through.

The best part is when I take a plane and go outside of the map, it becames an endless ocean and I got so far away from the island that it would have taken me 10 minutes to get back to the island on boat. Had to call in the black-market to extract me back to the island. Yes, its large but its beautifully crafted.

You're preaching to the choir, I loved JC2's size, I must have spend around 50 hours just roaming around. Still, there we're some forest areas that where really really boring and empty.

Also yes, giving the player a fast, involved and fun way to travel in grapple/glider 'slingshotting' really alleviates most of JC2's scope issues. GTA doesn't have this, which makes me worry about the size of that wildernness.
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UrbanRats
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(09-10-2013, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gorillaz

I don't think zero is cynical I mean that is a little offputing seeing 2/3rds of the map is wildlife. Well see on tuesday tho

Nope.



Can't wait.
MMaRsu
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(09-10-2013, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by belucheez

What is this, Rockstar? A video game for Ants?

Haha nice.
TheSeks
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(09-10-2013, 06:16 PM)
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I'm disappointed that them remaking San Andreas(?) had them drop the second city and make it more wilderness on an "island" with less rural towns (or slightly more in the fact they blew up area per square "mile").

I'm sure instead of taking a day to cross town in Liberty City's 4 version it'll take a year to cross the "country" in 5 in the taxi. :/
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Originally Posted by ZeroMaverick

Well obviously it's all relative. I'm not speaking for anyone but myself.

GAF be actin' cray
Boom! fareal

I don't have any problem with people not being hyped for the game, i just found your post to be disingenuous.
Ishida
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(09-10-2013, 06:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gangxxter

I don't know. Worst case scenario would be that you have to re-download the pics from the SocialClub.

Good enough for me! Can't wait to have this on my filthy claws...
UrbanRats
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(09-10-2013, 06:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

I'm disappointed that them remaking San Andreas(?) had them drop the second city and make it more wilderness on an "island" with less rural towns (or slightly more in the fact they blew up area per square "mile").

I'm sure instead of taking a day to cross town in Liberty City's 4 version it'll take a year to cross the "country" in 5 in the taxi. :/

Ehm you could and can skip the taxi ride and get to the destination instantly.
StevePharma
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(09-10-2013, 06:19 PM)
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Can't wait for my 3 hour island-beach bike ride around the whole map.

Yeah I'm the kind of person who does that shit to unwind.
Ploid 3.0
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(09-10-2013, 06:19 PM)
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Dang, ok I'm impressed by the size. Here's hoping that the game is GTA:SA Fun (Fun stuff to do, and random crap happening atvRampPlaneCrash.gif), and controls well, at least on foot man!
Mumford
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(09-10-2013, 06:19 PM)
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Holy shit.
sfedai0
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(09-10-2013, 06:20 PM)
The hypetrain may be affecting my judgement, but Ive been burned by all previous GTA's, as far as staying interested, Hope this really takes a new direction in open world genre.
lil smoke
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(09-10-2013, 06:20 PM)

Originally Posted by ZeroMaverick

I'm not being cynical. I'm just posing a question.

I hear exactly what you're saying.

Running along grass isn't exactly the 2-3 year open world spree I was envisioning.
Ludicrous Speed
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(09-10-2013, 06:21 PM)
there will be a quick travel option, right?
TheSeks
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(09-10-2013, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by UrbanRats

Ehm you could and can skip the taxi ride and get to the destination instantly.

WHOOSH. The point is, Rockstar touted that you would take a day to go cross-town. While, yes, I abused the ever living fuck out of the taxi-ride skip to get Liberty City Minute on 360, my point is: San Andreas was fun going between 3 cities with rural areas intersparsed. 5's SA is just LA and... a bunch of wilderness with an airport WAY out in the country and maybe a small rural town with a few rural zones in between according to that map.

Hence: Disappointment.
Gangxxter
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(09-10-2013, 06:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Currygan

need Just Cause 2 comparisons pronto

There was a good comparison of JC2 and GTA:SA on GTAForums a long time ago, but I can't find it anymore. I think SA is about half the size of JC2 (we all know that this pic is total bullshit)

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