First impressions were, "wow"... Best game by far, HUGE city, awesome cars, amazing graphics, great weapon sounds. Extremely interesting story line so far, go out and buy it, if you can find it. It seriously makes you feel like your in Manhattan and the outer boroughs.
I would disagree. While it is a huge step up from the other GTA's, it's not the best game that I've played. I think it'll be a ton of fun and I can't wait to get into the storyline. It is very city like though, I wouldn't say I feel like I'm in NYC, but something vaguely similar to it. From the bit that I've played I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
2 of my friends at work bought it and they both are getting rid of it as we speak. They just got bored with it. In truth the game is no different from the others, u just have to have an interest in the whole "real life sim" thing in order to love games like GTA4. Especially with the time it takes to reveal the whole story. I'm not gonna "beat it" cause game like those are meant to suck you in and imitate another life so you keep coming back to it everyday. Pretty sad, that sum people actually play it like that. lol
"OH, ITS DA JUGGERNAUT BITCH!!! WHY DA FUCK IS DIS SHIT FALLING!!?"
yeah saints row 2 should be good with the destructable city and stuff. But i think GTA 4 is a good game sure im bored with it but i stil play it some times cause i have to play that to get me Halo 3 to work. Yeah i know weird.