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    • #21924
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      Picking up my xbox copy tomorrow morning and probably won’t get to play it all weekend :(

    • #21932
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      No, I stayed clear of the PS2 version. Though I probably won’t buy it until my new PC(parts) arrive next week.

    • #21946
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      The guy in Game was telling me that one of the big retailers, HMV I think, decided to break with the agreement to not release it till today (Friday), and put it on the shelves yesterday. Apparently, it’s a tactic the big chains use to try to get one-up on other outlets. [/quote:b071aab3fd]
      Didn’t Game use the exact same tactic when GTA3 was released?? :wink:

      I think it’s a fantastic game. I was lucky enough to get the game tax-free the day it was released at Gatwick when I was making my way back to Belfast. One year later and I’m playing through it again for a second time. While a simple concept, the territory wars is so addictive!

      Roll on GTA4 for the PS3…

    • #21950
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      Yea they had a reputation for doing it as far back as Klingon: Honour Guard on the PC. That was a “mistake” though apparently and even then the employees were playing it in the back of some of the stores much to the annoyance of some customers in the know. I remember it was covered in an old Pc Zone and people didnt take to kindly to the “official” release dates…

    • #22007
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      No, I stayed clear of the PS2 version.[/quote:44b685674c]
      Fo’sho’ homie!

      I did the same, totally ignored anything to do with any previews or reviews of the Ps2 version. Now I am cruisin’wit’ my home boys around the land with full specs.

      Great game so far. 8)

    • #22008
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      No, I stayed clear of the PS2 version. Though I probably won’t buy it until my new PC(parts) arrive next week.[/quote:34d8581d72]
      To be honest, I can’t see why anyone would wait a year for it to be released on the PC. It’s like saying to the developers: “Nah, please delay the game for a full year just for the sake of some better graphics.”

    • #22010
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      . It’s like saying to the developers: “Nah, please delay the game for a full year just for the sake of some better graphics.”[/quote:5caf4620ff]
      More like saying: “release the bloody PC version at the same time as the Ps2 version”

    • #22011
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      To be honest, I can’t see why anyone would wait a year for it to be released on the PC. It’s like saying to the developers: “Nah, please delay the game for a full year just for the sake of some better graphics.”[/quote:fefec55bd5]

      Don’t forget better controls and the GTA mod scene…. I just prefer PC games, I haven’t played my PS2 since FFX….

      More like saying: “release the bloody PC version at the same time as the Ps2 version”[/quote:fefec55bd5]

      In a perfect world they would….. :cry:

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    • #22032
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      What about those of us who don’t own a ps2

    • #22033
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      Of course there’s that too.

    • #22038
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      More like saying: “release the bloody PC version at the same time as the Ps2 version”[/quote:506d133448]
      Sorry Swisslad, still not good enough of a reason to boycott the PS2 version!

      Don’t forget better controls and the GTA mod scene…. I just prefer PC games, I haven’t played my PS2 since FFX….
      [/quote:506d133448]
      Even still, getting to play the game one year earlier outweighs everything else. I think GTA has some great mod potential. Here’s to hoping.

    • #22041
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      If I bought it on the PS2, I’d either miss out on the PC experience or have to buy a copy of it for PC. I have never bought a game twice(knowingly) and think that’s good enough reason to wait a year. At least for me. Yeah there’ll be hundreds of new vehicles within a month

    • #22042
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      Good point, I guess it comes down to personal preference. If GTA had been released on the PC a year before the Playstation 2, I’d probably have borrowed it off a friend to see what it’s like. If I could see myself enjoying it then I’d play it through. Otherwise I’d wait so I can play it in the comfort of my bed and use a decent controller. :D

    • #22051
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      Another reason to get GTA:SA PC:

      http://gtanet.com/streams/hotcoffee.wmv


      (any kids on the forum – do not click the link…whats that? That just makes you want to click it more? Doh)

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      (any kids on the forum – do not click the link…whats that? That just makes you want to click it more? Doh)
      [/quote:bcbacf4d03]
      lol

      any kids on the forum – do click the link

      Kids never listen anyway; busy picking on some poor defenceless old person…. though I hear old people can be vicious

    • #22067
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      Ah….I have the house to myself again….GTA begins tonight :)

    • #22177
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      i’ve been playing it incessantly since friday (i tore shoulder rotator cuff muscles on thursday so i can’t do much else with my right arm in a sling aside from wasting away in front of the telly).

      it’s still great stuff, but it doesn’t quite set my world on fire like gta3 did, and it’s got even further away from the pure simple fun of the original… though i love the new flight model, it’s just tricky enough – and that military jet is brilliant fun

      or perhaps it’s better than ever and i’m just getting old; somebody please hit me if i start saying good things about defender or space invaders

    • #22189
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      I kinda feel the same. Its nice, really nice, but….haven’t we done this all before?

      Got quite annoyed yesterday after playing for several hours and not saving and starting a new mission causing the game to stall.

      I miss the mouse too…

    • #22363
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      I’m a huge fan of ‘Mafia’, and one of the reasons I spent so much time with that game was the realistic ambience of the city. I’d often simply wander around watching people and cars go about their daily business.

      I can’t help but feel that GTA:SA would have benefited from some of this ‘everyday’ ambience. If I watch any crossroads in GTA for a few minutes, I can expect to see numerous shootouts, collisions, people being knocked-over, lampposts crashing down and cars skidding into buildings.

      Although I acknowledge that these are two very different games, perhaps a little more time creating a more sensible AI and sophisticated path-finding routines might have captured a little more of the formers ‘real-world’ feel.

      Then again, who am I to criticise the worlds most popular game?

      L.

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      I’ve only been playing for a few days and agree with pretty much all that has been said. The one thing I do like is the small touches that occur in each iteration of the GTA series. Like in VC the ability to shoot out tires, and now the petrol tank.

      A problem I’m finding is that a lot of the streets feel very compact(maybe it’s just I’m out of practice with the GTA style of game play)It feels like Rockstar have sacrificed the sprawling cityscape of VC to achieve the shear size of the SA world…. I could be imagining it.

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      Got the steering wheel and pedals working last night, thanks to the mod I posted (above). It’s a lot of fun to be able to steer and accelerate in an analogue fashion, as opposed to always having to drive at top speed, or tapping the keys to try to limit your speed.

      The only draw back was that I sprained my ankle playing footie yesterday evening, and slamming on the brakes caused me to howl in pain! Some gangster eh?

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