Reviews and Problems with Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City
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Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
1 June 2010
Excerpt: Do you like Grand Theft Auto IV ? Is your only next-gen console a PlayStation 3? If your answer to both questions is "yes," you should already own Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City . If you don't, you'd better be dirt poor. Of course, if you consider yourself dirt poor, you probably shouldn't own a PlayStation 3 in the first place.
Excerpt: hit store shelves, this follow-up expansion pack is taking aim to re-vitalize Playstation 3 owner�s relationship with Liberty City. These two expansion packs have been available for the Xbox 360 since last year, but recently hit Playstation 3 & PC audiences in April. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City is comprised of two, separate expansion packs: The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and the Damned.
Excerpt: Grand Theft Auto 4 was a huge hit, and really showed how to make a nearly perfect open world on next generation consoles. But by now most of us have solved that game, leaving poor Liberty City a bit disused. So Rockstar smartly decided to bring new missions, characters and adventure into our fair city, and let us explore the lives of some of the more interesting people who live there.
Excerpt: Finally, the grip of Microsoft has eased and PS3 owners can now experience GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City that is a standalone disc which contains the two extremely popular downloadable campaigns from the Grand Theft Auto universe. The disc boasts The Lost and the Damned and the The Ballad of Gay Tony , two fantastic stories that contain a healthy dose of new additions to the gameplay of this franchise from radio stations, characters and weapons.
Excerpt: After seven months of lock-up on the Xbox 360, two of Liberty City's most notorious denizens are out on parole with the PS3 re-release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. Essentially two games in one, this double serving of DLC recaps the individual stories of biker Johnny Klebitz and bodyguard Luis Lopez. As expected, Rockstar North's knack for tough talk and tangled tales defines the tone of both episodes.
Excerpt: To the informed gamer, it's no surprise that I'm sitting here playing my copy of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City...on my PlayStation 3. The alleged Xbox 360 exclusives were never believed to have been true exclusives, and numerous slips from both Sony and Rockstar reps have confirmed as much for years now.
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