I've played the game a total of 15:26 hours - checked ingame - and I'd give it around a 9.1.
The replayability, story wise, is pretty bad. After playing an hour on the wrong gamertag that has no Live I couldnt be arsed to restart it because it got off so slow and it would be such a pain.
On xbox the pop-up is about 100X worse than what reviewers said "minor pop-up". Textures get sometimes get loaded 5 seconds after i've been staring at it 3 feet away. Trees randomly appear out of no where, and random scenery does too.
One major flaw has been passed down from generation to generation of GTA. After hours of non-stop play, sometimes i get in a car and it fails to play the sound of the engine or tire squeel. Even after switching cars it doesnt play the sounds.
Every now and then I get out of a car and something weird happens, whether it be it misplaces Niko or something else, it shouldn't be happning in a game of this magnitude. 10/10 for this? C'mon.
I'm not saying its a wonderful game - it is - but even the story is missing some depth.
ok i havent really read this thread. but i do have a 360 and was wondering about getting this game. i probably wont get it for about another month at least. but still i am wondering if i should even get it. so what do you guys think who have it. buy or not?
Ooo, I like that kind of nuance, it really brings character to the world around you. DAMN, getting a job around here is hard, I cant get a ps3 unless I get a job or deal(which would be stupid for multiple reasons).