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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

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Monday, March 02, 2009 @ 1:02:36 AM

The monstrous amount of stuff you could do is unseen in any other game, and even though GTA4 had better controls and graphics it lacked all the increadible things that they stuffed into San Andreas.

And I blame the Xbox for it

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Monday, March 02, 2009 @ 10:28:16 AM

It is by far the most visceral FPS I have played. As for being the best, it is only second to goldeneye on the 64 for the initial "holy sh** this is awesome" feeling, in my books. The online portion is super addictive, heh.

As for GTAIV, I was sorely disappointed with it. After about 5 minutes It felt to me like "just another GTA", with graphics that underwhelming to say the least, and gameplay that left me feeling like I was playing an updated ps2 game, not a next gen title.

My wife loves it though, as we had every title for the ps2(including Vice and Liberty city stories), and she wouldn't miss another chapter in this series. If they go the Oblivion route of releasing hardcopy versions of the DLC for the PS3, there is no doubt that she will have to play it.

She even (jokingly) suggested getting a 360 just for the DLC.

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