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1UPs GTA IV Pre-Review (previous rumors of 360 version 'issues' true...?)

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Walshicus

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skip said:
I'm sure they weren't representative of the entire company/dev team, and seriously, as we were doing A/B comparisons on the same TV, we got both versions mixed up. it's not a big deal.
You're a good writer Skip, but I wouldn't apply for a diplomat vacancy any time soon... ;D
 

skip

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gofreak said:
skip - do you know if there's any sixaxis-y stuff in there, if it's any good, and if it's optional? I've been curious since I saw the boxart with the sixaxis icon, although maybe that's on all ps3 games regardless.

Also, anything about optional installs?
optional sixaxis controls for bike, chopper and boat. chopper takes a little practice, but it's pretty good.

~5 minute mandatory install.
 

Felix Lighter

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DenogginizerOS said:
Sounds like Dark10X has a job. :lol
Oh please keep him out of the official thread. He provides a service but he also brings shit storms. He needs his own GTA IV multiplatform comparison thread. Keep the 25 page discussion about ultra zoomed in texture comparisons there.
 

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skip said:
optional sixaxis controls for bike, chopper and boat. chopper takes a little practice, but it's pretty good.

~5 minute mandatory install.
uh oh, i thought it was like 3mb big lol
 

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skip said:
the one thing I'll clarify is that my original preview text didn't specify a controller/system -- not sure why that got added in editing. we reviewed primarily on the 360, with spending some brief time with the PS3 version to compare. the rockstar guys told us they think that the PS3 looks slightly better, but it really was hard to tell.

we were too busy having fun trying to run tanker trucks into gas stations.
neo gaf assplode.
 

DenogginizerOS

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plagiarize said:
as if he wouldn't have done comparisons anyway :)
I know. But the image of him staying up through the night scanning every fine detail of the GTA universe for a slight difference just makes me chuckle. The way I see it, GTAIV sounds like it has improved its already stellar gameplay and I will avoid all discussions about which version looks better.
 

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dork said:
So yes do gas stations splode?
they did in San Andreas, so I think they are keeping it. I was wondering if the gas tankers explode. In previous games they have the same explosions and other vehicles. its would be great to see a massive BOOM from a tanker.
 

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Rockstar have said the PS3 version is 25% faster and lighter than the 360 version which suffers from slowdown and heavyness. Down to the way the plastic is moulded, apparently.
Ahaha.
 

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BobTheFork said:
they did in San Andreas, so I think they are keeping it. I was wondering if the gas tankers explode. In previous games they have the same explosions and other vehicles. its would be great to see a massive BOOM from a tanker.
the tankers didn't, sadly. just the pumps.
 

shintoki

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lol, nothing beats Bioshock.
No...We had about 3 or 4 shitty MGS4 topics so far.....About the stupid Headset that doesn't exist:lol That alone beats Bioshock.
 

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skip said:
optional sixaxis controls for bike, chopper and boat. chopper takes a little practice, but it's pretty good.

~5 minute mandatory install.
Thank you! I guess the controls will be interesting to play with.

Mandatory install on both systems? Any idea how much HDD space it takes?
 

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skip said:
the one thing I'll clarify is that my original preview text didn't specify a controller/system -- not sure why that got added in editing. we reviewed primarily on the 360, with spending some brief time with the PS3 version to compare. the rockstar guys told us they think that the PS3 looks slightly better , but it really was hard to tell.

we were too busy having fun trying to run tanker trucks into gas stations.
Oh shit! MEGATON! Thanks Skip.
:p
 

AZ Greg

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As much as it will hurt the quality of these boards, I truly hope we know which version is superior before launch. I have both consoles and don't want to have to pick up the game a few days after launch so I can read everyones opinion and truly find out which version is better. Even if it is only slightly. :(
 

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gofreak said:
Thank you! I guess the controls will be interesting to play with.

Mandatory install on both systems? Any idea how much HDD space it takes?
He was talking about the PS3 version (install-wise). Though I wouldn't mind an optional install on the 360 version if it helped out performance.
 

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AZ Greg said:
As much as it will hurt the quality of these boards, I truly hope we know which version is superior before launch. I have both consoles and don't want to have to pick up the game a few days after launch so I can read everyones opinion and truly find out which version is better. Even if it is only slightly. :(
UGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
I really pushed the keys hard then typing that, I hope it shows.
 

Dante

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fanboy fodder or not, there is some credence when the developer themselves say that. however I'd expect it to be something a kin to Paradise taking a critical eye to really see.
 

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AZ Greg said:
As much as it will hurt the quality of these boards, I truly hope we know which version is superior before launch. I have both consoles and don't want to have to pick up the game a few days after launch so I can read everyones opinion and truly find out which version is better. Even if it is only slightly. :(
if both versions are within 95% of each other visually then doesn't other factors come into play? such as controls, content, and sound?
 

skip

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Dante said:
fanboy fodder or not, there is some credence when the developer themselves say that. however I'd expect it to be something a kin to Paradise taking a critical eye to really see.
yup. there really isn't a superior/inferior version here.
 

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shintoki said:
No...We had about 3 or 4 shitty MGS4 topics so far.....About the stupid Headset that doesn't exist:lol That alone beats Bioshock.

LOL, the forum replaced all instances of the words 'fuck', 'Halo' and something else with 'Bioshock' for a day in every post in every thread. It's was pretty huge.

skip said:
~5 minute mandatory install.
skip said:
...the ps3 version looks slightly better...
What is your objective here sir? Do you realize what you've done? DO YOU?!
 

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traveler said:
That should never be greeted with an "Awesome." :/
Huh? You'd rather have them not use the hard drive? DMC4 may have been debatable, but for an open world game it had better fucking use the hard drive.
 

traveler

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Huh? You'd rather have them not use the hard drive? DMC4 may have been debatable, but for an open world game it had better fucking use the hard drive.
I'd rather it not be mandatory. I'd also rather not get into this debate again.
 

skip

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yah -- this should probably be closed. does a disservice to Himuro's great official thread.
 

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Skip - can you clarify: Do that same "lack of traffic" and fade-in issues appear on the PS3. If so, this whole thread is a non-issue.
 
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