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StarOcean said:
Azuren said:
Because Rockstar. The same reason Overwatch is overrated is because Blizzard.

Some companies just get a pass on being uninteresting.

First other person I’ve found that says Overwatch is overrated. Thank you. 

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Nogamez said:
Shhh only Zelda games are overrated.

:) Actually yeah, they are...they really are!



I think in a way it was the media's answer to the hegemony of the Wii. The same situation is happening with certain games against the hegemony of the PS4.



Because 5 and San Andreas have it beat in basically every way



Barkley said:

Did it deserve a 98? hell no. But it also doesn't deserve the amount of negativity directed towards it either imo.

It's overrated by critics, and underrated by users.

I feel the same way.
Not nearly one of the best games of all time, but easily a 9/10.

On a technical level it was not one but two generations above San Andreas.
World map could've been more varied, but it's easily the best Liberty City ever created.
Niko Bellic isn't my favourite character in the series but definitely not as cliche as previous GTA protagonists.
Mission variety wasn't as varied due to it going for a more realistic route.
Camera and Gunplay is much improved. Vehicles are not as arcadey, but many didn't like that change.



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I found the game to be less interesting than the previous entries.. it felt like there was less content and less things to do (taking away some of the good things you could do in the previous games).

I had to play the game from scratch 3 times to get past the taxi rank mission, it was a slog, but once I did that I did end up enjoying it. But didn't feel as good as the others, and I think the whole moving to a new gen caused it lots of problems.

I might go back and play it actually, been a while, and I am sure I missed a lot of things you could see/do, for example I didn't go to the comedy club to see Ricky Gervais etc.



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While i agree that GTA 4 was in some ways a step back from San Andreas, I feel that most people just weren't (or aren't) ready for a mature GTA game.



Honestly I dunno.
Rockstar sure is a top class developer and GTA IV also still a good game but I honestly dunno how it was universally praised like that, but well, last gen lots of good games were getting nearly perfect aggregate scores, GTA IV was just another, though it was THE biggest of them for some reason.



The cellphone mechanic was so damned annoying in GTAIV

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Madword said:
I found the game to be less interesting than the previous entries.. it felt like there was less content and less things to do (taking away some of the good things you could do in the previous games).

I had to play the game from scratch 3 times to get past the taxi rank mission, it was a slog, but once I did that I did end up enjoying it. But didn't feel as good as the others, and I think the whole moving to a new gen caused it lots of problems.

I might go back and play it actually, been a while, and I am sure I missed a lot of things you could see/do, for example I didn't go to the comedy club to see Ricky Gervais etc.

You totally should! I replayed it last year and my opinion of it increased quite a bit because of that. It's held up well and is still really fun.

It would probably be even better if you play San Andreas again first before playing GTA 4 so you can see just how big of an improvement it was.



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