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Monday, August 22, 2011

GTA 4 - The Ballad of Gay Tony


With The Ballad of Gay Tony completed, I have now completed the entire GTA 4 series.  With Gay Tony, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect based on the title, and I didn't do any research into the game before I played it.  When I started, I felt like the game took one step back and two steps forward.

I enjoyed the fact that this game expanded the city and interactions with the other characters, my favourite new part of the game were the inclusion of many new weapons to purchase.  I loved all of the new guns, in fact I didn't use any guns from the vanilla GTA or from any of the gun vendors; I loved the sticky bombs, they were much easier to use and much more dependable than those stupid pipe bombs, same with grenades.

I didn't enjoy some aspects which I loved a lot in The Lost and the Damned however, I only did one gang war and it wasn't even that fun, so I never did any of the others.  The Base Jumping was too hard to land as perfect as the game was expecting, so I gave up on those near immediately.  The other part about the game I disliked was that I couldn't get two achievements because I was expected to get my "Completed Percentage" up to 80% for each mission, then 100%.  Now it's not easy to get yourself past 30% with some of those, you' can be getting attacked by 50 dudes and they want 20 headshots, 70% accuracy, 10% damage to your car, and only taking 15% damage yourself; do they think we're Rambo here?

Most of the missions were also extremely predictable, when starting a mission you can automatically assume that you have to fly a helicopter at some point, and when in the helicopter you know that you are assumed to either chase someone, land it (lol fuckin impossible), or jump out of it with a parachute... good times.   The missions didn't even seem that unique, to me it just seemed like we were tying loose ends with the main GTA 4 story.

The game is still recommended, but I would suggest playing this one before you play The Lost and the Damned.  To me, that game was more enjoyable and it really made you love all of the characters you interacted with.  About the only new character I liked in The Ballad of Gay Tony was Yusef, the Saudi Arabian rich dude, he was funny as shit and always made the dialogue awesome when he was in a scene.



32 comments:

  1. "The Ballad of GAY Tony"? That's the real title? I'm surprised they greenlighted that one, that took balls. Awesome review, sounds like a lot of fun, just like the rest of the GTA's. Followed+

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  2. Yeah, Gay Tony is a homosexual nightclub owner and your boss, in the game. It's Grand Theft Auto, they've done much worse than name someone "Gay Tony".

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  3. Always down to play GTA games, nice post. +followed

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  4. Top series of games, II've always played these.

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  5. Looks good... Title doesnt sound good tho lol

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  6. I never really got past having gta 3 on pc turning the turret around and flying a tank to the other island......

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  7. nice read i shall get this dlc

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  8. I never played this one yet but Rockstar always puts out a good product. I'm sure I won't be disappointed.

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  9. The game's tittle doesn't soung as good as the game must be, but i'll take a look.

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  10. i really liked the skydiving. but your right, getting perfect on those is so hard

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  11. I really can't wait to play this game...

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  12. That's such a weird name for a game lol I have never even heard of it before

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  13. I was so upset when I heard the name of the upcoming dlc for GTA, then even moreso when I found out you wernt goint to play the gay guy.

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  14. I really need to get this, i play the normal gta IV, but some of my friends play the B of G T and its much better so i need to buy it!

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  15. I always wondered about the names that were given to characters during the game. But is is amusing that they keep up to it.

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  16. I've been looking at the GTA4 DLC for a while. I only got the game a few weeks ago but if it's anything like the Red Dead Redemption dlc, I won't be disappointed.

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  17. Hey thats weird I was just about to buy this dlc when i came onto your blog. will definitely buy after i get lost and damned first

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  18. This definitely had the most variation in action, but the original IV (and TLAD to some extent) has that "comfort feel" lol. I just didn't care for Luis as much as the other protagonists.

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  19. awesome game with a good story!

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  20. I don't really want to touch a game with a title like that, but it seems worth renting.

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  21. GTA is definatly the game of the century as of yet! :D

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  22. only played the very first one (and the london one), but i liked it a lot! unconsciously keep away from sequels as i think they tend to lose their originality.

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