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Tom Imp's Avatar Tom Imp 12:37 PM 04-29-2008
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Originally Posted by bassmonkeee View Post

Were you locking onto him with L2?


It took me a while to realize I could do that, but yes, I had that on when I fought suit alley guy. He still kept moving out of reach and when I came in, he was nailing me before I could hit him. Eventually I slowed down and waited for him to come in and that's when I took control of the fight.

By the way, I like how using the target in the fight gives you the health of the person you are fighting. This way you know when they are actually down for good. Before I used the target, I thought the fight was over, but the person kept getting up.
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drudiggs's Avatar drudiggs 12:41 PM 04-29-2008
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Originally Posted by protoboard View Post

Well seriously, how many times are we going to hear "went to walmart, got it no problem". Great. I want to see posts where people tell us what they trhink of the gameplay (minus spoilers). Maybe control reviews, graphics reviews, audio reviews, etc.

I agree, but the reality is that people are excited to have the game and want to let everyone know, and for those who don't have it yet, it is kind of helpful to know where they might have a good chance of scoring it. Hell, even a moderator threw in an "I got it from..." post, albeit before Keyser moved the thread. Probably better suited for their own thread, but they're in here, so it is what it is - no sense in getting pissed about it.
wierdo's Avatar wierdo 12:57 PM 04-29-2008
I finally picked my copy up, which wouldn't be at all interesting, except for the tidbit I got from the manager. Apparently they've been selling a lot of PS3s along with the game today at Best Buy. Definitely good news for those who are hoping for a lot of people online.

Now if I can curb my starvation, I'll be able to actually discuss the gameplay.
briankmonkey's Avatar briankmonkey 01:13 PM 04-29-2008
Ok, so how is the sound quality. Ambient sounds, etc.

Also what about the songs, are they CD quality or are they kind of low quality sounding like Guitar Hero 3?
kekborg's Avatar kekborg 01:17 PM 04-29-2008
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Originally Posted by Cysquatch View Post

And I took today off for this. Its not like they didn't expect the high traffic. The singleplayer is so damn good, its not a big deal....yet.

Exactly, hopefully these are minor things they are working through and not a big "oh crap...we didn't see that coming ). Actually, playing on the single player is better for me anyway...gives me some time to get used to the controls...and really deep dive into Niko's personality (of which, he seems to have excellent manners when running people over...)
wolfgaze's Avatar wolfgaze 01:20 PM 04-29-2008
Does the game actually teach you any of the control in the beginning the way Unchartered did? Or do you have to just reference the owner's manual and experiment on your own?

Also, are you able to listen to the radio stations when outside of cars, with your cell phone?
Cysquatch's Avatar Cysquatch 01:23 PM 04-29-2008
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Originally Posted by briankmonkey View Post

Ok, so how is the sound quality. Ambient sounds, etc.

Also what about the songs, are they CD quality or are they kind of low quality sounding like Guitar Hero 3?

Its like listening to songs through a cheesy car stereo. Sounds good but definitely not CD quality. To get a CD quality version of the song, you're gonna have to mark it using your phone and go to the social club and download the song.

As far as overall gameplay sound quality, its fantastic on 5.1.

Oh yea, Gamestop handed out "get two downloads for free" cards when picking up the preorder. Going to try to ZIT system as soon as the online is fixed.
wolfgaze's Avatar wolfgaze 01:25 PM 04-29-2008
ZIT function should work regardless of the multiplayer not working, no?
TonyLukes3's Avatar TonyLukes3 01:30 PM 04-29-2008
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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post

Does the game actually teach you any of the control in the beginning the way Unchartered did? Or do you have to just reference the owner's manual and experiment on your own?

Also, are you able to listen to the radio stations when outside of cars, with your cell phone?

They have little dialog boxes in the upper corners from what I remember that tell you how to do various things in the game.
briankmonkey's Avatar briankmonkey 01:32 PM 04-29-2008
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Originally Posted by Cysquatch View Post

Its like listening to songs through a cheesy car stereo. Sounds good but definitely not CD quality. To get a CD quality version of the song, you're gonna have to mark it using your phone and go to the social club and download the song.

As far as overall gameplay sound quality, its fantastic on 5.1.

Oh yea, Gamestop handed out "get two downloads for free" cards when picking up the preorder. Going to try to ZIT system as soon as the online is fixed.

Dam, that sucks.. Such a waste to have all these songs and not have them at good quality. Same with Guita Hero III..
Cysquatch's Avatar Cysquatch 01:35 PM 04-29-2008
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ZIT function should work regardless of the multiplayer not working, no?

I actually haven't tried it yet but since the game is currently offline for all PS3 users I just assumed that the ZIT function wouldn't work since it interfaces with the Social Club website. I'll give it a try in a few minutes.
Slacker George's Avatar Slacker George 01:38 PM 04-29-2008
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Originally Posted by briankmonkey View Post

Ok, so how is the sound quality. Ambient sounds, etc.

Also what about the songs, are they CD quality or are they kind of low quality sounding like Guitar Hero 3?

Ambient sounds are fantastic, outdoors at least. One little thing that really adds to the immersion is hearing other people's radios sometimes when you get close to their cars. I did notice though that when I went into a little diner there didn't seem to be any background sounds at all.

I can't comment on the music since I just played a couple of hours last night and was mostly running around on foot.
briankmonkey's Avatar briankmonkey 01:42 PM 04-29-2008
Cool, thanks SG. At least the ambience is good.
xwl's Avatar xwl 01:46 PM 04-29-2008
Is it just me or do you guys also see a total jagfest when driving?
lunat1c's Avatar lunat1c 02:17 PM 04-29-2008
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Is it just me or do you guys also see a total jagfest when driving?

Is it just me or does anyone else not know what he means by jagfest?
tneck's Avatar tneck 02:19 PM 04-29-2008
I don't have the game yet but I'm guessing he means jaggies?
Auditor_Kevin's Avatar Auditor_Kevin 02:27 PM 04-29-2008
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Is it just me or does anyone else not know what he means by jagfest?

I think he means this:


_Avarice_'s Avatar _Avarice_ 02:48 PM 04-29-2008
Oh, I was thinking lots of Jaguars....
_Avarice_'s Avatar _Avarice_ 02:48 PM 04-29-2008
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Originally Posted by Auditor_Kevin View Post

I think he means this:

If that's the case, I'm returning this thing immediately.
xwl's Avatar xwl 02:50 PM 04-29-2008
LMAO.....yes jaggies, as in lack of any AA. Though PS3 had decent AA in this game.
kekborg's Avatar kekborg 03:01 PM 04-29-2008
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LMAO.....yes jaggies, as in lack of any AA. Though PS3 had decent AA in this game.

What in the hell is AA...
Naylia's Avatar Naylia 03:04 PM 04-29-2008
Anti-aliasing - In digital signal processing, anti-aliasing is the technique of minimizing the distortion artifacts known as aliasing when representing a high-resolution signal at a lower resolution. Anti-aliasing is used in digital photography, computer graphics, digital audio, and many other applications.
Chairman7w's Avatar Chairman7w 03:22 PM 04-29-2008
TFETTM, INFWATATPU.

(Thanks for explaining that to me, I'm not familiar with all those acronyms that people use.)
_Avarice_'s Avatar _Avarice_ 03:33 PM 04-29-2008
Rofl ^
Spiff69's Avatar Spiff69 03:56 PM 04-29-2008
Lmfao!
Tom Imp's Avatar Tom Imp 04:15 PM 04-29-2008
Update on the darkness issue, it definitely helps out a lot when changing from RGB Full to RGB Limited. Finally, I can see! Thanks for the advice.

Now, I have a question that I'm confused about. Maybe I just understood it wrong, but when they were talking about the new targeting system, I thought they said you could target specific body parts automatically. I'm not seeing how this is done. Can you lock on to a part automatically or do you still have to manually aim to do this?

Oh, and a bit of info in case you haven't seen it. If you want a shotgun and can't find one, all you have to do is steal a cop car and you automatically get the shotgun. I didn't realize that's where I was getting mine from until the wife pointed it out.
GR1MM's Avatar GR1MM 04:48 PM 04-29-2008
GTA 4 is an awesome game,but what's up with all the jaggies?Does the 360 version look like this?and I couldn't get online to play the multiplayer,or even check the online stats all day,it keeps telling me i'm not connected to the PSN,when I am.Is everyone having this problem?
Slacker George's Avatar Slacker George 05:11 PM 04-29-2008
Is anyone else bugged by the way the camera goes into an extreme wide angle mode when you tilt the camera way up? Like a fisheye lens effect. It's a neat effect but I'd rather have the option to turn it off.
farney30's Avatar farney30 05:13 PM 04-29-2008
Does anyone else think the cellphone is impossible to read text messages on? 37" LCD from ~10ft
drudiggs's Avatar drudiggs 05:29 PM 04-29-2008
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Does anyone else think the cellphone is impossible to read text messages on? 37" LCD from ~10ft

Did you try enlarging the text size in the cellphone options? It makes the text a little easier to read.
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