Information (GTA IV)

These are some key features of the fourth part of Grand Theft Auto:

  • the name of the main character is Niko Bellic, who is from the east of Europe. He wants to live the American Dream in the USA
  • Niko moved to Liberty City because his Cousin told him about leading a fine life with women, 15 sportcars and lots of cash
  • Roman lied to our main character to cover up his failings and now Niko is the only person Roman has
  • Roman has made a lot of enemies in Liberty before and he really needs your help
  • GTA IV takes place in the present of Liberty City which is also known from GTA 3 and Liberty City Stories. The real complement of Liberty City is New York.
  • four of the five New York's districts are realized in GTA IV. The 5th borough of LC is a part of New Jersey.
  • the name of the districts are Broker (Brooklyn), Algonquin (Manhattan), Dukes (Queens), Bohan (Bronx) and New Jersey gets the name Alderney
  • the area is smaller in comparison to the map of San Andreas but there are more details. Another reason is that the area under cultivation growed and as a result of this the map of LC seems to be bigger than San Andread does.
  • In GTA IV the Statue of Liberty is called the "Statue of Happiness" and the "DUMBO" (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is called "BOABO" (Beneath the Offramp of the Algonquin Bridge Overpass)
  • GTA IV includes a multiplayer mode but that will not base on MMO
  • the multiplayer mode adapts to the gameplay of the singleplayer mode
  • pedestrians and citizens are more realistic, sitting on a bank, smoking cigarettes or reading a book
  • while driving the camera will be closer to the vehicle
  • the animation of the characters are improved and are different from underground to underground
  • the opportunities to spend time in Liberty City are large: you can call people to meet up with somebody
  • there is not only one story possible in GTA IV. Depended on your way to play, there are different versions of stories possible
  • Rockstar Games cooperates with experts of crime and retired police officers to make the story more realistic
  • there will be no air plans in GTA IV because the game takes place in a reflection of New York City
  • furthermore, there are no unrealistic vehicles available in Liberty City, which are not usual in New York
  • instead of taking popular names of voice actors, Rockstar Games decided to choose voices which fit better to the characters
  • there is only a loading screen when the game is starting. That means that there are no following loading times even when you are entering a building
  • there are no differences between the Xbox 360 and PS3 version of GTA IV. But some extra stuff will be available online.
  • Rockstar North is working for three years on GTA IV and Dan Houser compares the difference to GTA III to the difference between GTA I and GTA III
  • the star of the game will be the city because this is the first time a city becomes so realistic in a videogame
  • the production of GTA IV began in November, 2004
  • according to Dan Houser Niko just came new to Liberty City. So both the player and Niko have no idea of their new home and are ready to explore the life of LC.
  • Niko Bellic is in his 30's and he had a shady past
  • there is no way to change Niko's body by eating or exercising. According to the producers the design of the character is perfect and any modification would ruin it.
  • but you can choose different clothing
  • Staten Island hasn't found his way to the game because the producers think that this part of New York is not interesting for the player
  • the missions of GTA IV are more realistic, longer, more versatile and furthermore, there are different endings possible
  • Bridges will connect the different districts but they have to be unlocked. So the player has to acquire to be able to get to know the hole city
  • Liberty City has no dead areas which means everywhere is something which wants to be explored.
  • the mafia plays a tangential role in GTA IV
  • there are hardly any characters from the previous games because most of them are already dead
  • the behavior of the citizens adjusts to the day time
  • driving and shooting become improved

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