The fourth installment in the hugely popular Grand Theft Auto game series did better on its first day on the market than any other game; it even outperformed some movies. Could something with this much hype and excitement surrounding it really live up to the dream? Today we review the game and find out.
Could it be one of the best games ever?
The main theme of the newest edition of Rockstar Games' signature series is the American Dream. For many it could be the top of the line sports car, the biggest house on the block, or maybe even the trophy wife. Whatever it may be, Grand Theft Auto IV follows various characters in their quest for this often desired yet rarely acquired goal.
The principal character in GTA IV is Niko Bellic, a newly arrived immigrant to Liberty City from some random Eastern European country on a quest to unite with his cousin, Roman. Upon arrival Niko realizes that his cousin is caught up in various illegal activities. This does not sway Niko, however, as he realizes it cannot be any worse than the hoodlums he encountered back in his native land.
The brilliance in the writing and the dialog of GTA IV is just one of the many reasons it is so entertaining. It is one of those games where you could sit back and not even participate in it, just to see and hear the interaction between the wide range of colorful characters of Liberty City. At times you feel as if you were in the middle of an episode of any one of the great gangster films or shows on television.
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