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Old 05-10-2013, 03:35 AM   #451
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:40 AM   #452
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Re: GTA V Trailer - November 2nd, 2011

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Old 05-10-2013, 06:51 AM   #453
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Re: GTA V Trailer - November 2nd, 2011

Very curious on what they have planned for gta5's radio. Since the whole game is so much bigger I would think the radio content will also be the largest ever as well.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:53 AM   #454
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i think they will have some if not all of the radio stations from SA
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:46 AM   #455
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thats a good point...

san fierro had the trance station
los santos had radio los santos

i wonder if theyll continue those
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:04 PM   #456
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Re: GTA V Trailer - November 2nd, 2011

The nostalgia I get from these games is too great. Even playing TLaD/BoGT I got a kick out of seeing Niko in those even though I just played IV weeks earlier.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:33 PM   #457
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I do not play video games for the stories. Even with the "story-heavy" (note the quotes) genres such as adventure games and RPGs, I don't play for the stories and if anything the stories get in the way.
I guess I don't truly either, but I've finished some games where I really felt like I was taken on a great ride. Love those opportunities even though (or maybe because) they're rare in the VG world.

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Portal is I agree one of the best games ever made (top 3 or so I'd say). Portal is a story in video game form done correctly, with a narrative revealed to you through environment, exploration and gameplay rather than through dialogue and cut-scenes. Portal 2 was a step in the wrong direction, trying to be more like a movie (a mediocre one) and less like a game.
Yeah I had that fight with someone in a SE WW game (clearly not a ton was going on that day). People forget one of the best things about Portal was that it took EVERYONE by surprise. Remember that Portal was just supposed to be a fun little add-on the The Orange Box so when you started play, you were in exactly the same mindset as the character: Hmm, this room is odd, guess I'll go do some fun puzzles.

Gradually, you start to see ****** in the armor. Why does GLaDOS seem to cold? Why is that real acid down there? Why is there blood on the walls and in places where I'm clearly not supposed to be able to reach? Why are those drones using live ammo? Is this crazy ***** trying to kill me???

I've always held Portal is the best example of story telling in gaming we've seen so far, but a big part of that is the fact that the game was an "unknown" at release. Sadly, GTA can't do anything like that.

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I'm not positive how you meant the comment about people saying "the story really let me down". Do you mean that many idiots consider Portal to have a disappointing bare bones story that should have been fleshed out more? If so, I agree with your disagreement with those people.
I worded that poorly. What I meant was that those are the types of games where I'd expect people to be disappointed with the story. If you played Portal and loved it, then picked up Portal 2, I'd expect someone might say "This story isn't as good. Such a letdown" because a big part of Portal's charm was it's amazing story.

I don't view GTA the same way, which is where this all started. You didn't care for their story, I basically said who cares.

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Where you and I differ is that I can't just give Rockstar a pass and ignore the boring story **** that takes away from the fun. When all is said and done it may not matter, as I've said about RDR. But it's still an unfortunate issue that takes away from the experience, and it would be a better game if they went back to having crazy cut-scenes about fapping to Margaret Thatcher with Robert Loggia and Ray Liotta doing voices. There is that ludonarrative dissonance thing too.
Right, and that's fine. I'm not ever going to defend GTA4 as good story telling or even say that on some level it didn't add to my dislike of the game (Nico is the least relatable character ever), I just had issues with GTA4 such that I was turned off by the game long before I ever had time to wonder exactly how much the story-telling blew.

I hope they've learned from that mistake (and don't put the worlds most annoying cell phone in this game again...), but if they haven't, I hope the story at least stays out of it's own way long enough for me to be able to enjoy the simpler things in life: committing drive-bys with RPGs and killing hookers.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:35 PM   #458
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Very curious on what they have planned for gta5's radio. Since the whole game is so much bigger I would think the radio content will also be the largest ever as well.
The game is so large that we're probably at the point where you might get certain radio stations in one part of the map and start to lose them/just get static in others. We've come a long way baby.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #459
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i think they will have some if not all of the radio stations from SA
As long as it has SF UR, I'm good.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:19 PM   #460
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Re: GTA V Trailer - November 2nd, 2011

hyped, been watching a lot of GTA speedruns and i bring you my favourite moment:

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:22 PM   #461
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Re: GTA V Trailer - November 2nd, 2011

I love how annoyed he was.

Also, San Andreas, though dated, is a lot of ****ing fun.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:51 PM   #462
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the more i read/think about GTA 5, the more overwhelmed i become with how much there is going to be to do

not sure how i'm going to be able to do life and GTA 5, will have to make a choice
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:24 PM   #463
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easy GTAV choice imo
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #464
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:26 PM   #465
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Re: GTA V Trailer - November 2nd, 2011

the graphics looked so much better on that youtube vid than the graphics on the gta sa i downloaded from pss. i can hardly play the game it looks so ****ty.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:19 AM   #466
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the graphics looked so much better on that youtube vid than the graphics on the gta sa i downloaded from pss. i can hardly play the game it looks so ****ty.
2004 was 9 years ago now, in game terms, that's a century.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:46 AM   #467
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I think it's due to the fact that the guy in the youtube vid is playing on PC.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:10 AM   #468
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Despite mixed thoughts, I got GTA 4 off eBay for £10... arrived today!

Will drop my opinion into the mix soon!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #469
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hyped, been watching a lot of GTA speedruns and i bring you my favourite moment:

wish that happened to me^^

do horseshoes really determine how unlucky you can run in SA?
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:41 PM   #470
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I don't think so. My first time through I skipped them, but on my 2nd I got them all. Didn't seem like there was any change at least.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:08 PM   #471
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would be nice if, in GTA 5, those kinda things had more noticeable/useful impacts on the game.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:30 PM   #472
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I re-watched all 5 trailers. Obviously expect the non-story stuff to be awesome, but the story stuff again depressed me. The black guy and Michael's stories appear to be that same Rockstar thing they've been doing since San Andreas - criminals trying to reform. I don't understand why they think it's still a good idea to pursue that exact same theme, a theme that is utterly contrary to how they create their gameplay and worlds.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:47 PM   #473
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michael and franklins stories are not about themselves trying to reform. michael is bored and wants to get back into the life of crime, franklin is young and more chasing the american dream type story.

you really should look for a different game to play though -- one with a hollywood quality storyline, would be a better use of your $.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #474
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you really should look for a different game to play though -- one with a hollywood quality storyline, would be a better use of your $.
You have no idea what you're talking about. That's just about the antithesis of what I want.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:55 PM   #475
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watches trailer
says disappointed with storyline again
person suggest find game that is more storyline orientated
tells person they have no idea what they're talking about

ok
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