Reviews and Problems with Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
1 June 2012
Excerpt: “What’s the quickest way to earn several million dollars?” -“Well, releasing a Grand Theft Auto game always does the trick.” “How’s GTA 4 getting along?” -“I’m afraid it won’t be out until 2007, sir.” “Damn, it figures. How about that PSP game we released last year?
Excerpt: Considering the next full-tilt GTA is not due until late 2007 and the entire industry is shifting its focus toward the next-gen consoles, a short, side story visit through Liberty City proves to be just the thing to tide fans over.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
[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.
Excerpt: It’s been five years since PS2 owners could dominate the Liberty City crime scene in 3-D. Following the critical success and impressive sales of Liberty City’s first handheld venture, the infamous metropolis returns to the platform that made it famous.