Reviews and Problems with Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
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Grand Theft Auto 4: The Ballad of Gay Tony
6 October 2011
Conclusion: Whatever it is, The Ballad of Gay Tony does it almost too perfectly. It’s one of the few games you can sit back and play the story and forget about everything else. Giving all your attention to this game is as easy as putting the disc in. I absolutely loved it, and if there’s anything better, I’ve yet to see it. Excellent gameplay, superb storytelling, a ridiculously open world and the best damn writing you’ll find today.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony Review
14 February 2010
Excerpt: "I have a deep sadness in me, Luis. Will you join me, please, for an orgy of champagne, cocaine, women, watermelons and whatever else this city may have to offer?" These are the words of Yusuf Amir - spoiled rich kid, property magnate and part-time arms dealer. Yusuf likes many things - prostitutes, class A drugs and stolen military hardware - but most of all he likes to have fun.
Highly provocative expansion with drugs, sex, and killing.
Common Sense Media
7 February 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this GTA IV expansion game features lots of potentially offensive content. It has a lots of violence, blood, and killing -- including innocent people and police officers -- along with strong sexual themes (but no nudity), excessive language, and scenes with drugs, smoking and drinking. As with its predecessors, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony is not for young eyes or ears.
Summary: If the story and missions here were stuck into a new engine, " The Ballad Of Gay Tony " would be an absolutely fantastic game. As it is, the GTA IV engine is already starting to creak around the edges, with some aspects of both the graphics and gameplay not really stacking up against other games released in 2009 or even late 2008.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (X360) - Review
1 January 2010
Excerpt: The Ballad of Gay Tony. Doesn’t sound the least bit controversial does it? After the amount of critical acclaim GTA IV and The Lost and Damned received, it’s clear Rockstar wanted to go out with a glitzy bang, and they so have! So, is this perhaps the last DLC we’ll see for GTA IV? Have Rockstar decided to give the residents of Liberty City an easy life?
Conclusion: nightclubs owned by “Gay Tony” Prince, one of the game’s two lead characters along with Luis Lopez, who is Tony’s killer assistant as well as the persona gamers will directly control. Unfortunately, while none of the Grand Theft Auto franchise’s long line of “anti” heroes is meant to be particularly likeable, both Gay Tony and Luis are devoid of much appeal – ironic because they, especially in the case of Gay Tony, are supposed big shots on the after-dark social scene,...
Excerpt: The Ballad of Gay Tony marks the second and final episode of Liberty City, behind The Lost and Damned. It’s a bittersweet moment to be sure. On the one hand, I can’t wait to see where Rockstar North takes the franchise next. On the other hand, it will likely be quite some before Grand Theft Auto V sees the light of day. In the meantime, The Ballad of Gay Tony is a wild swan song for Liberty City.
Excerpt: When Rockstar released The Lost and Damned it was to a slightly tepid reception, some gamers were already torn after playing through the escapades of Niko Bellic and could feel the same way towards Johnny. After release of the first episode from Liberty City some felt that although the episodes were a good idea, that it was poorly executed in parts and the Rockstar wasn’t their usual self.
Excerpt: From April 2008 to October 2009 our time in Liberty City is finally over. We’ve led the life of an Eastern European immigrant in search of the American Dream and a chance at revenge, to the rough and tumble biker just trying to keep his gang – or should I say ‘family’ – from the brink of annihilation. We’ve experienced the seedy underworld of this sprawling city, and now it’s time to hit the high life; full of expensive clubs, fast cars and lots and lots of gold.