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So about that new GTA IV trailer…

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Now that the trailer is up and the interweb has recovered from the bandwidth ass kicking it recieved, what do you all people actually think of it?

My two cents:

1) Slowdown. Yes, it’s pretty much gone. Sure, we’re essentially treated to specifc sections of the game and it wouldnt be realistic to assume that the spectre of frame rate issues is completely gone, but at *least* what was shown, was shown to run smoothly and that cant be anything but a good thing.

2) Hand-to-Hand Combat: Apparently, Rockstar have gone to great lengths to really flesh out the melee combat system in GTA IV. While the trailer doesn’t really illustrate how far they have gotten with this, what is shown is a definte sort of weight and impact behind the encounters. Again, due to the shortness of these scenes its difficult to discern much else, but at least what was shown was a start to hopefully what will be a remake of a clunky fighting system.

3) The small details. Just the small stuff like the facial expressions on the characters when talking, the spinning of the wheels on the motorcycles, the improved particle effects on the explosions – all of them just make the world seem a lot more solid and intricate this time round.

Seems like the delay until 2008 is going to be a good thing and certainly worth the wait if the improvements and changes continue apace.

What do you think?

Written by bitsnark

December 16, 2007 at 12:50 pm

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