Thursday, July 12th, 2007
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More New Details From Play (UK) Magazine - Issue 155

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 06:40 AM MDT | By Asif
Another new preview just came by with loads of new details on Grand Theft Auto IV.

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Here is the summary of the 10-page preview, that we've gathered so far...
* McReary is a corrupt cop, like Officer Tenpenny in San Andreas. (We can make a guess the other guy in the artwork is the one.)

* The arms dealer called Little Jacob is a good friend of Niko's cousin, Roman.

* Rotterdam Hill is in Alderney.

* The first mission in the demo was called "Call and Collect".

* Apparently no arrowhead to guide you in the game. (Example of arrowhead from a previous GTA game)

* The HUD has been streamlined to only a few displays.

* The map remains, sensibly, as does the wanted level and the money.

* But visuals on the map in the demo are reduced to mere blips in the top corner of the impressive display.

* The default camera view when driving rests around the left-hand side of the car above the road.

* Multiplayer is accessed via your mobile phone.

* The new wanted level system system starts with the map flashing with circles of blue and red.

* The wanted level system has been completely revamped from the previous games, It's now based on vision, with each circle representing the line of sight of the police chase.

* The wanted level system has six levels as in previous games.

* Pedestrians drink while out on streets.

* When purchasing clothes, you have to choose the items from the shelf individually.

* The increased difficulty of the game could alienate some of the fans.

* When you kill Goldberg, there are at least two possible cutscenes, the first saw Goldberg crumpled down onto the floor and the second saw Goldberg fall out of the window.

* You exit Goldberg's Office and there are three security guards blocking your way.

* You can hug the wall like in Metal Gear Solid to cover yourself from fire.

* You can also strafe, which is helpful when you take on the police.

* If you escape the building, it's mission complete.

* Rockstar has added bodily damage to the proceedings, with certain actions triggerings different reactionary deaths.

o Game Example 1: Shoot a security guard in the foot at the top of the stairs and he will come tumblings down the stairs.

o Game Example 2: Shoot Goldberg, the lawyer, with a shotgun in front of a window and he'll meet his end on the streets below as he tumbles out.


Browse into this thread to read the scans and more in-sights on the preview.

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Omar
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"The HUD has been streamlined to only a few displays." "The increased difficulty of the game could alienate some of the fans."

Those two comments bother me very much.

And can someone explain, "There are no arrowheads to guide you in the game", to me please?
07-12-2007 06:56 AM
Asif
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Arrowhead is like, in the previous GTAs, an arrow appeared above the target person that you had to meet/kill. Though I'm skeptical if this arrow feature is removed.
07-12-2007 06:59 AM
Evil_Homer123
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thats sweet!
gta has been way to easy with the hud and arrowheads
07-12-2007 08:28 AM
Kyle_3
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is the "HUD" the little circle map in the bottom left of the screen?
07-12-2007 09:31 AM
Asif
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HUD is the combination of the icons you see on the top corner of the display, e.g. Money points, health, wanted stars etc.
07-12-2007 10:15 AM
Kyle_3
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okay thanks. and also did anyone notice this?
07-12-2007 10:37 AM
Kyle_3
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go to this picture http://i15.tinypic.com/628ce51.jpg and look at the highlighted. i guess the turismo will be kinda like a ferrari 360 spyder.

[ post edited 07-12-2007 10:44 AM by Kyle_3 ]
07-12-2007 10:38 AM
Asif
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That's Ferrari 360 Modena, I think.
07-12-2007 10:59 AM
Kyle_3
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they sorta look the same. do you think that we will be able to customize cars more than san andreas. ex. painting rims, suicide doors and things like that.
07-12-2007 11:02 AM
Asif
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Yet to be known, but car customizing sure to be in.
07-12-2007 11:08 AM
ICE 2000
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"The increased difficulty of the game could alienate some of the fans"

Finally the previous GTA's have been too easy.
07-13-2007 02:10 AM
kin
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LOL! Rotterdam hill....

I live in Rotterdam :D
07-13-2007 05:23 AM
 

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