Sunday, 8 June 2014

GTA IV: The Lost and Damned Review

GTA is awesome. DLC, however, is usually crap. Episodes From Liberty City throws that out the window, with great missions and a solid story. Also, you can get this on a disk with The Ballad of Gay Tony, which is great.

First off, there is so much to do. Play cards, play an arcade game, pay respect to dead bikers, shoot random people, annoy cops, blow things up, watch TV (which is HILARIOUS) and so on. If you get bored of the story missions, it's guaranteed that there'll be something to keep your interest.

For those that care, graphics and sound is good. GTA IV graphics are better, but they're still nice here, and look pretty similar.Sound is also great, with some amazing voice acting.

Bikers will be replaced when they die, and you'll hate losing them. When they do die, you can see them on the wall where all bikers who have been killed in shootouts are displayed. Their AI can be a little annoying, though, as when you ride they can crash into you if you suddenly break. The driving of bikes is also kinda slippery, since turning whilst going fast can make your do a 360 degree spin even if you don't want to. There is next to no grip on bikes.

Guns are awesome here. You have your beast double-barrel shotgun, as well as other classic redneck weapons. They're powerful yet fair, realistic, and a whole lot of fun. Pistols, shotguns, smgs, EVERYTHING. That's a great part of GTA - guns.

Characters are memorable. Johnny is your character who is the stereotypical "American biker" who loves booze, money and women. Billy is much of the same, but harder and the leader of the Lost. They all have beards... most, anyway.

One thing I love is how characters from TLAD appear in TBOGT. It's actually pretty cool how they hate each other, but don't actually go after each other.

GTA: TLAD is great and I reccomend it to people who like GTA IV and even GTA V. It's really cheap as I got it for £10, and it's probably cheaper some other places.

Fun: 8. GTA is always fun.
Characters: 8. Not one dimensional and you'll hate losing most of them.
Controls: 7. I've never liked how A is run and X is jump and all that, but they're still good controls once you get used to GTA.
Story: 8. Not amazing, but good.
Graphics and Sound: 7.5. Not as good as that in GTA IV, but still great.
Writing: 8.

OVERALL SCORE: 8/10, aka 4/5 stars.

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