At 7/14/08 07:14 PM, NGCA wrote:
Okay. Well first of all, if you stop having NPC accidents, you won't lose your car. Also, it's realistic. Or at least, more realistic.
You do realize that NPC stands for "Non-Playable Character" right? How can I, a player, have a Non-Playable Character accident? It's not like I'm hitting other cars into my saved vehciles... it happens on it's own when I'm not there. Hence the term, NPC.
A perfect example is an emergency vehicle. They're in a rush so they push their way through traffic... I'm sure you've seen that. Well if they drive down the street where my 'saved' cars are it's possilbe that durring their push, they'll hit my car (or hit someone that will hit my car) and push it out of the saved area. I'm unaware this happens, save my game, and on my next load... it's gone.
Realistically if you shoot someone on the street in a crowded city, you're going to have cops on you, even if they're literally not right there.
1) If I wanted real life, I'd turn the video game off and go shoot someone in real life. Besides, there is nothing realistic about Grand Theft Auto. In real life, I can't get shot 17 times and walk away. In real life I can't jack every car on the street, drive at top speed over a peice of wood lying against the side of the interstate, have it not only withstand the weight of my car but be at the right angle to turn into a ramp, fly 10 miles across a river, crash the car on the other side, fly out the window, and live. In real life, I can't be killed and then brought back to life at a hospital for 10grand. In real life I don't get ran over by cars that appeared out of thin air behind me. In real life, they would never lock an entire town into one section of the city by closing all of the bridges due to a terrorist threat. In real life I'd never be able to remove my "wanted" status from the cops by simply going to bed. In real life I can't make cars and helicopters appear out of thin air by calling somebody on my cell phone. In real life I can say "sorry, I can't hang out tonight" to my friends without out them hating me. In real life, I'm able to go the bar and not get drunk. In real life I'm able to go inside every building in town, not just the three that actually have a door instead of a brick wall painted to look like a door. In real life, eating a hotdog wouldn't heal a bullet wound. Care for me to continue?
2) There weren't this many cops in any other GTA game and those all played just fine. Why the sudden increase in police units?
The easiest way to move up is to remove the people above you.
Move up to where? Niko doesn't move up to anywhere. He just stays where he's at. You even finish the game wearing the exact same clothes you started in... litterally. Besides, you've missed the point here. The point is that there is no variety in the game. Everything you do revolves around going to a location and killing a guy. That's even the main story line. It's uncreative and boring. And don't say a game like this can't have variety because Saints Row proved that theory wrong years ago.
Has no other choice, he has nothing here and he feels pushed into the situation.
He has the choice to not kill. I don't want to kill people so I don't. It's really not that difficult to not kill someone. Besides, Niko wasn't pushed into anything... he put himeself there, it's the first fucking thing he does on his second day in town. And he never turns down an oportunity or tries to get himself out of the situation. Sometimes he even kills people that don't need to be killed and he never once questions who he's killing and why he's killing them.
"This is my friend Packie"
"Nice to meet you... I don't want to kill anyone."
"Go with this guy you just met two seconds ago and kill 17 people you've nver met before"
Realism. Relate-ability. Storyline.
Relate-ability? I can't relate to that... I don't want to kill people so I don't. ANd I sure as fuck aren't going to start killing people because somebody I met at a party asked me to. I've also never been in a Russian war, been betrayed in a Russian war, and have wanted to seek revenge against my betrayer in the Russian war. Nobody but really old Russians that faught in a war can relate to this and even then only the eliete few who got betrayed can relate.
The storyline sucks. That's the point. There was a team of writers and meetings about this for a good long time... and this is the best they could come up with? No excuse, it's just lazyness and the game wreaks of "we don't give a fuck about anythign but graphics".
Once again, there is nothing real about GTA. Besides, I have a friend from Jamaca and he doesn't talk anything like that. He can, I've heard him talk to his friends on the phone, but he doesn't talk to us like that because he realizes that we speak English... not this sudo English shit they use down there.
Your homo friend ultimately gives you opportunities to move up in the world and provides jobs for you.
Once again, move up to where? And what job does he give me? At the end of it all he gives me a car... one I lost due to an NPC accident. None of his missions had anything to do with finding my mystery man and none of Bernies missions helped me get anywhere in Liberty City.
Game's not really about stealing cars.
Stupid me, I thought we where talking about GRAND THEFT AUTO.
Can't help it, sometimes I don't know where I'm aiming to land, and other times, because of the auto change in cameras, I can't see where the fuck I'm going. Other times, I don't miss, I land fine, and still don't get the credit because... well... I don't know... I didn't go far enough? The game isn't really clear on what I'm suppose to do. It's all trial and error. Besides that... it's impossible. Nobody is going to play a game for the first time and never mess up.
No, the problem is that I have a girlfriend in real life. And the last thing I want to do is hear my real girlfriend bitch all fucking day just so I can hang up or go home and play a game where my imaginary girlfriend bitches at me all night. This girlfriend shit sucks and the only people that enjoy it are single virgins that get their kicks by thinking they're somehow cooler in real life because they banged a virtual hottie in a video game.
You have to do something for it to autosave. If I buy a bunch of weapons the game doesn't autosave. I have to manually save it. Same for keeping a car... the game doesn't autosave the vehicle I just stole. Sometimes, you have to save manually and I'm really piss tired of not having a save house on the first island and realizing that the two on the middle island are next door to each other and nowhere near the bottom of the map. It's really not that hard to spread the houses out for in game convienance.
Why is your real life revolving around your gaming life?
It's not. It's 11 o clock at night and I'm playing a game before I go to bed. I'd like to go bowling. I call up Brucie. He says "Fuck you it's too late" and hates me. I call up Roman and he says "no". Wow, that was fun. I turn the game off and go to bed... maybe tomorrow I'll get to go bowling.