Reviews and Problems with Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City
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The Lost Ballad of Liberty City
12 August 2010
Conclusion: If you enjoyed this generation's Liberty City the first time around, then you will definitely get quite a few happy hours out of Episodes from Liberty City . If not, then don't even think about trying.
PS3 Review - 'Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City'
13 May 2010
Summary: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City delivers two games on one disc, The Ballad of Gay Tony and the first episode, The Lost and Damned, featuring new multiplayer matches an advanced video editor, and new songs on the updated soundtrack.
Excerpt: Combining two substantial pieces of downloadable content into one retail package, Episodes from Liberty City adds a tremendous amount of depth and life to Liberty City, last visited in 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV . The two episodes, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony present two radically different characters both struggling to stay alive.
Conclusion: The Lost and the Damned drags you down to Liberty City's seedy underbelly and then The Ballad of Gay Tony recolors the world with flash and style. It's a great compilation, and the additions to both the narrative and the mechanics do well to compliment the aging Grand Theft Auto IV. The gameplay may not be as fresh as it was in 2008 and most of GTA IV's love it or hate it quirks are still firmly in place, but if you love the series (as many of you do), it’s hard to be...
Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City Review
13 April 2010
Excerpt: If you've already played through 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV , you have a pretty good idea of what to expect in the formerly Xbox-360-exclusive Episodes from Liberty City. The included episodes-- The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony --take place concurrently with the original game's storyline, and while each introduces a handful of new features, the core gameplay remains largely unchanged.
Pros: Two great and very different storylines, New vehicles and weapons freshen up the familiar gameplay, Checkpoint feature makes failing missions less frustrating, Lots of amusing references to original game's characters, Great value for money, Two great and very different storylines, New vehicles and weapons freshen up the familiar gameplay, Checkpoint feature makes failing missions less frustrating, Lots of amusing references to original game's characters, Great value f...
Cons: Visuals are showing their age, Inconsistent frame rates, Separate multiplayer lobbies for GTAIV and both episodes, Visuals are showing their age, Separate multiplayer lobbies for GTAIV and both episodes
Excerpt: Episodes from Liberty City est le tout nouveau Grand Theft Auto, contenant deux jeux complets – “The Ballad of Gay Tony” & “The Lost and The Damned” – réunis dans la même boîte. Dans The Lost and Damned, découvrez Liberty City dans la peau de Johnny, un membre chevronné des Lost,...
Excerpt: Mange Playstation 3-eiere har i misunnelse sett Xbox 360-fansen kose seg med de to utvidelsespakkene «The Lost and Damned» og «The Ballad of Gay Tony» i fjor høst og vinter. Via en eksklusivitetsavtale sikret Microsoft seg begrenset eksklusivitet på de to «Grand Theft Auto IV»-utgivelsene. Til glede for Xbox 360-spillere og til ergrelse for alle med PC eller PS3.
Pros: Kule historier og karakterer, fin kontinuitet med hovedspillet, heftige actionsekvenser