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3.0 out of 5 stars Ground breaking - Boooring!!!, Dec 27 2003
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto 3 (CD-ROM)
GTA3 has changed the video/PC gaming industry. This is normally a sign that a game has broken new ground in it's genre. GTA3 has, it has even spawned a new genre. This game is not about aliens, hell or the military. It's about being a thug ass busta in a city teeming with life. The city resembles most east coast cities. Everything is here: cars, pedestrians, an L, a stadium, an airport, a subway, a rich side of town, a red light district, cops, criminals and prostitutes just to name a few. The cars act like real cars, trucks aren't as fast as sports cars and don't corner nearly as well, you can change radio stations in your car or even make your own channel in the PC version. There is a good amount of weaponry and a storyline that isn't half bad. That's why I'm giving it 3 stars. Unfortunately, the buildings are cardboard cutouts, you can't enter 90% of the buildings. All of the missions boil down to 3 basic game types: race across town, kill somebody for somebody else, bring object A to place B, and a various mixture of the above game types. By the time you finish Portland, you will have experienced all the game has to offer and realize, this game is really a thinly veiled arcade driving game. There is almost nothing to hold your interest in the game long enough to solve it; if you do hold out you will be rewarded with a ho-hum ending. Perhaps this is the best the PS2 has to offer. PC gamers will be falling asleep after the novelty of driving and changing car stations wears off.
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