Years ago, Omegasim introduced me to Grand Theft Auto 3 on the PlayStation 2, and I’ve been a GTA junkie ever since. I often have way more fun just running amuck then I do completing missions. My favorite in the series, to date, was GTA: Vice City. I loved the atmosphere, the action, and the fun odd-ball personalities. San Andreas was great too, with it’s huge game world and massive customization, but it was too dark and brooding for my tastes. I feared that Rockstar would continue this trend with GTA4, but that’s not the case. GTA4 is a reinvention of the series for the next generation, and it’s now the best yet.
It’s been quite a while since I reviewed San Andreas on the PS2. As a matter of fact, it was but the 3rd review I ever did for e-AAGH.net. I was enamored with the game at the time and gave it a glowing review. I was really surprised with what they were able to do with the series on the PS2, but I didn’t know what to expect when it came to the PC. Well surprise, surprise; Alphasim has been surprised again, as the PC edition of San Andreas has surpassed it’s inspiration in almost every way. Continue reading
Grand Theft Auto. Most of us have played the last two versions, and some of the old schools gamers here have had a romp through the two old PSX versions. Now, the latest edition is upon us. San Andreas, the much-anticipated latest entry to this vaunted series, has a ton of hype to live up to. Like Fable before it, it share the possible fate of being crushed by it’s massive hype. It also shares some other values, but we’ll discuss that later. Did it survive the test? Well, it appears to have survived the hype, and come out better then I expected.