PSXE Poll Update: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Tops GTAIV
We really didn't know what would happen with this poll, but as it turns out, a late charge by last year's Grand Theft Auto IV couldn't quite catch the winner: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Perhaps it was because SA built on the foundation set in place by its predecessors. Perhaps it was because you had more role-playing elements than ever before; you had to take care of your character, you had to become proficient in everything from driving vehicles to shooting weapons, and oh yeah, you could take planes up into the air, jump out, and use your parachute to float down gently and survey the world. How awesome was that? Personally, my favorite was and will probably always remain Vice City, simply because I love the '80s setting, but it's impossible to ignore the great strides GTA:SA took. I liked GTAIV more than SA and I certainly think it's a better game - yes, I'm aware of what they took out, but I honestly didn't miss them - but there has yet to be a GTA since GTAIII that I didn't enjoy. I love 'em all, SA included, and most of you say the latter is indeed your favorite installment.
We take a little detour in this week's poll, simply because we want to gauge the result of the Killzone 2 hype. Now that you've finally had a chance to see it and play it, do you believe the game has lived up to the hype? Or is that even possible? Perhaps it's not such a straightforward question, but it is indeed an interesting and legitimate one... For our part, we say it does, but perhaps you're more of a stickler when it comes to the small drawbacks (and there's nothing wrong with that). We'll see...
3/1/2009 Ben Dutka