X360, PS3 Thursday, March 27, 2008 | 5:46 PM

Images of GTA IV

Images of GTA IV

Waiting for the final trailer which will be available later today, here are three new images of Grand Theft Auto IV, the same that were published on Evil Avatar and MTV. The explosion effects are really surprising and being able to ride on a bike in the metro is full of win!


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Commented on 2008-03-27 18:03:57
The first shot is horrible and to be honest, I dont see the WOW factor in the explosions
Commented on 2008-03-27 18:11:52
yeah the textures are kinda bad, but I guess its alright cuz there's all kinds of shit going on the screen at the same time and that shouldn't have to slow the frame rate down
Commented on 2008-03-27 18:13:53 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
The first shot is horrible and to be honest, I dont see the WOW factor in the explosions
I like them ;_;
Commented on 2008-03-27 18:16:08 In reply to Kudgel
Posted by Kudgel
I like them ;_;
Fair enough but, the smoke effects to beat are in Lost Planet and Call of Duty 4 :D and GTA4 doesnt even come close :D
Commented on 2008-03-27 18:23:39
Let's see if this gets nearly the same amount of hate the MGS4 screens got for h0RRibleh texxturrz!!.
Commented on 2008-03-27 18:28:30 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
Fair enough but, the smoke effects to beat are in Lost Planet and Call of Duty 4 :D and GTA4 doesnt even come close :D
you can't compare both genres... the world in GTA is all rendered at the same time, no loading whatsoever from one island to another. while in Cod4 you got this pretty linear world, which can be rendered in huge detail. if you would implement that into a world like gta4 either the frame rate would be terrible or you would have loading screens every 2 blocks
Commented on 2008-03-27 18:32:25 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by BiGBoSSMK23
Let's see if this gets nearly the same amount of hate the MGS4 screens got for h0RRibleh texxturrz!!.
completely different type of game, so i doubt it. Nice try though.
Posted by alimokrane
Fair enough but, the smoke effects to beat are in Lost Planet and Call of Duty 4 :D and GTA4 doesnt even come close :D
You never know - things like explosions look a great deal better in motion, as the part captured in the screenshot will probably only appear for a second or so, maybe even less that that, as the sequences changes very quickly. Saints Row had the best explosions, but the occasional pause while waiting for the physics engine to kick in really spoilt it.
Commented on 2008-03-27 18:35:10 In reply to BiGBoSSMK23
Posted by BiGBoSSMK23
Let's see if this gets nearly the same amount of hate the MGS4 screens got for h0RRibleh texxturrz!!.
Well, Resident Evil 4 had HORRIBLE textures most of the time, yet it's still one of the best games ever made. I mean, you can be a graphic whore if you want, but one game can't have it all. GTA IV has no loading (maybe just before starting like San Andreas), sandbox gameplay, and much more to take into account so It's not that surprising. Will you really bother about textures when you play it, in motion? I think not. MGS4 is another case, I think Konami and the Kojima team have less of an excuse, i'll reserve judgement when I see how big the levels are, how complex objectives are and how sound/music/AI blend together before going nuts about the ZOMG UGLY textures like some people like to do.
Commented on 2008-03-27 18:36:17
GTA was never meant to be "wow" at screenshots, it is meant to "wow" people while playing it.
Commented on 2008-03-27 18:37:23
I'm no GTA fanboy--in fact I couldn't care less about a game series--but I can never get enough of all the graphical hate on GTA4. We've been through half a dozen of these games and people are still expecting to be blown away by one of its greatest weaknesses? It's pretty funny to me.
Commented on 2008-03-27 18:44:35
I'm more interested in the things that run in the background... like Euphoria and what not. There's alot of resource heavy tech running before the image is even on your screen.
Commented on 2008-03-27 18:54:51 In reply to OpiZA
Posted by OpiZA
I'm more interested in the things that run in the background... like Euphoria and what not. There's alot of resource heavy tech running before the image is even on your screen.
Don't forget all the music, lightning, AI, collisions, etc. :)
Commented on 2008-03-27 19:05:50
eith 16 player online confirmed,and the whole city for u and ur friends to run amok in together...plus what is always a fantastic single player...this is the game I joined the next gen for..and im sure its gonna be the first game of the next gen that i consider to be well worth the hype and pricetag :)
Commented on 2008-03-27 19:10:41
Well, I am happy. You can't expect perfect textures in a game world as big as Liberty City plus the capability of playing it via multiplayer.
Commented on 2008-03-27 19:11:36
I never judge my games too harshly based on screens because they always look better on my HDTV anyways. Even so from previous shots I can tell the explosions in this game will be amazing.
Commented on 2008-03-27 19:12:36 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
I'm no GTA fanboy--in fact I couldn't care less about a game series--but I can never get enough of all the graphical hate on GTA4. We've been through half a dozen of these games and people are still expecting to be blown away by one of its greatest weaknesses? It's pretty funny to me.
GTA2 was the pinackle of gamegraphics, no need to argue about that.
Commented on 2008-03-27 19:22:29 In reply to citizenx
Posted by citizenx
completely different type of game, so i doubt it. Nice try though.
Textures are textures no matter on what genre of games. :/
If what you mean by "different" is "Multiplatform and NOT exclusive" then nice try ;)
Commented on 2008-03-27 19:23:54 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
Fair enough but, the smoke effects to beat are in Lost Planet and Call of Duty 4 :D and GTA4 doesnt even come close :D
In CoD4 there are only about 5 smoke effects such as from airstrikes etc at the same time.
In Lost Planet there are about the same.

In GTA4 there will be the possibility of a whole street of cars exploding at the same time, and it cant be too much of a slowdown since thats the point of gta games, mayhem.

So obviously, its different with 50 explosions than 5 uber-pretty ones.
Commented on 2008-03-27 19:24:37
It's time we saw some ingame gameplay video's imho.. The game's out in a month..
Commented on 2008-03-27 19:26:10 In reply to BiGBoSSMK23
Posted by BiGBoSSMK23
Textures are textures no matter on what genre of games. :/
If what you mean by "different" is "Multiplatform and NOT exclusive" then nice try ;)
I just had to quote this one too.. lol

So basically you mean that an RTS game like C&C3 should have the same resolution textures on its tanks as COD4 or Frontlines?
I'm sorry m8, you are just wrong. Genres matter.

You want self-shadowing on the dots in Guitar Hero too?
Commented on 2008-03-27 19:39:54 In reply to BiGBoSSMK23
Posted by BiGBoSSMK23
Textures are textures no matter on what genre of games. :/
If what you mean by "different" is "Multiplatform and NOT exclusive" then nice try ;)
you've no plan.
Commented on 2008-03-27 19:40:06 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
Fair enough but, the smoke effects to beat are in Lost Planet and Call of Duty 4 :D and GTA4 doesnt even come close :D
Totally different games, you can't expect top quality graphics with so much loaded into memory.
Commented on 2008-03-27 19:46:35
TRAILER IS OUT TODAY? NOT SLEEPING TILL I SEE THIS (!)
Commented on 2008-03-27 20:34:57
What Time is the Trailer coming out today?
Probably All Movie again ... I doubt Rockstar will show us real ingame before release... They are probably to scared to show that it still runs crapy...
Commented on 2008-03-27 20:40:02
Come on guys, we've bashed GTA in damn near every thread for its graphics, lets look on the brightside now.


The damn last trailer is comming out today, so lets make this a "GTA rocks" place, we can say the graphics suck as much as we want, but at the end of the day, the videos look gorgeous, and if your posting in this thread your most likely going to be buying the game, i sure am.
Posted by Inflatable
It's time we saw some ingame gameplay video's imho.. The game's out in a month..
Won't happen untill someone uploads footage when the games released, from what i've been told gameplay footage has never been released pre-release on a GTA title.
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