Reviews and Problems with Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Review
15 October 2006
Excerpt: GTA: Liberty City Stories was released in October last year, and has since gone on to be the only clear killer app for Sony's handheld. A new GTA game was always going to be popular, and there could hardly have been a better way to spur PSP sales. Sadly for PlayStation 2 owners, that meant no new GTA game for their system in 2005.
Excerpt: When it comes to analog sticks, two is always better than one, especially when it comes to 3rd person titles. If you hadn't already guessed, the PS2 controller indeed features two of these babies, while the PSP only has one lousy nub. Up until now I hadn't really liked the DualShock, but now it and I are the best of friends.
Excerpt: Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is the latest iteration from immortal (and now infamous) developers RockStar Games. Like many folks out there, I proudly hold the honor of purchasing the original, top-down GTA . Even with its lackluster graphics and wonky controls, you could tell these Rockstar guys had something special cooking. This GTA:LCS may look familiar to many of you - that is, because it was just out on the little ‘ol PSP.
Excerpt: GTA: Liberty City Stories takes place in - you guessed it, Liberty City which is loosely based on New York City. This is the same setting as Grand Theft Auto III, but it takes place a few years earlier, so things aren't exactly as you remembered them. Bridges have yet to be built, so you'll actually take a ferry from one part of the city to the next. There's actually quite a bit of political turmoil over the ferry system being put out of business by the bridge.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: If it's wasn't for the budget price, it would be much more difficult to look past the flaws inherent in this port. The whole project smacks of squeezing more money out of the work Rockstar Leeds did. I've got no problem with this. What I do have a problem with is the frustration that comes with playing Grand Theft Auto games sometimes.
[Mini-Review] Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
14 June 2006
Conclusion: Fine, so we're stuck without multiplayer or custom tracks, the framerate sucks and the visuals are sub-par. This IS still GTA, and even when it's bad, it's better than any pretenders. If you don't have the PSP version, you need this game.