Monday, April 21st, 2008
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Official US Xbox Magzine gives GTA IV 9.5/10

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 03:32 PM CST | By Neil
Another review has just made itself known to my email inbox. Jack Rosberg sent along some (very small) images of a new review of GTA IV from the USA's Official Xbox Magazine.

They awarded the game 9.5 out of 10 for its "wonderful environment", "deep multiplayer" and for offering over 90 missions in single player. They say that multiplayer includes a 'Party Mode' where you're free to switch among gametypes with friends without having the game disconnect or split players up.

They say that you'll also be able to progress through eleven different ranks online and that it's possible to call the other team using the game cell phone during multiplayer. The only problem which the magazine feels the game has is that it has too many "filler missions" which don't develop the story at all.
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tenderbender
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OMG!

FIRST REVIEW THAT ISN'T PERFECT!

MY LIFE IS RUIIIIIINED.

GTA IV IS GONNA SUCK ASS!

yeh.
04-21-2008 03:35 PM
zeppelin
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Those "filler missions" aren't going to be bad thing, it gives you something to fucking do while your enjoying the perfect environment.
04-21-2008 03:38 PM
Evan D
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only 90 missions. gta sa had 104. But then again the multiplayer could make up for that.
04-21-2008 03:45 PM
miroku
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Yeah, nothing wrong with a little filler in GTA.

But then again I assume a 10/10 game would be one that cures cancer, and beams high class hookers into your room.
04-21-2008 03:46 PM
devo
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dey should slap themselves this game is perfect
04-21-2008 03:50 PM
gtaiv punk
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it still sounds good i love gta games whats filler missions please somebody tell me
04-21-2008 03:59 PM
Manlington926
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@ Evan D

While there are less missions, those in GTA IV will probably be longer, funner, and generally more fulfilling.
04-21-2008 04:00 PM
TheBeast
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lol We're a bit more strict in the US with our reviews. We only rate a game perfect if it's the second coming of Jesus.

And even then, we'd find a flaw in him too.
04-21-2008 04:02 PM
Manlington926
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gtaiv punk:

Filler is when it's thrown in to take up space or kill time. Like weak songs on an album that is good overall.
04-21-2008 04:02 PM
gtaiv punk
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thanks manlington good looks
04-21-2008 04:04 PM
ash_735
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That doesn't sound right, surely, previews and interviews have said this is the longest GTA game story wise, hell even Lazlow said that the first 20 missions are based on getting used to the controls, so saying there is only 90 seems VERY short from what we've been told, by the way they was going on about it I was expecting at least around 110 or 120.
04-21-2008 04:16 PM
cosmic
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I'm really digging the party mode
04-21-2008 05:02 PM
A.J.
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im sure it will be great, even halo 3 was rated a 9 out of 10 so this will obviously be pretty damn good

cant wait to pick up my copy!!!
04-21-2008 05:58 PM
owned_by_gta
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WHATS WRONG WITH THEM?!?! ARE THEY ON CRACK?!?!?!?!?!?9.5 OUT OF 10....OBSURD!!!!what has the world come to.....THE END MUST BE NEAR!!!!!I MEAN 9.5?!?!?!?!??!AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

[ post edited 04-21-2008 06:00 PM by owned_by_gta ]
04-21-2008 05:59 PM
cT Riot
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Man, way to ruin a streak...

9.5 is still v e r y good, Rockstar should be pleased with themselves.

Also... "and for offering over 90 missions in single player." re-read that over and over til you actually realise what it says. Yes that is right: o v e r 90 missions. So stop complaining, 90 missions is alot anyways.
04-21-2008 06:46 PM
Josh1988
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I think people shouldn't have ratings like that because it should be up to the consumer to rate it whatever they want. Because everyone likes certain things about games. I say it's a 10/10, even with what I've seen so far. I'm sure a lot of you will agree.
04-22-2008 03:49 AM
Sheep Shagger
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I like seeing reviews because they give those of us who haven't played the game yet some idea of what to expect. We just need to remember that it IS an opinion piece, not fact.

That being said, when did scoring 95% on something start being considered not good enough? Glad that wasn't the general consensus when I was in school!
04-22-2008 05:48 AM
thugskater
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its because they replaced the honey nut cheerios with plain cheerios... still good for the heart... but ya gotta add sugar -_-
04-22-2008 06:48 AM
A.J.
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very nice!!!
04-22-2008 06:19 PM
 

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