In an announcement that surprised no-one, Rockstar finally divulged that the Episodes From Liberty City would be making their way to the PS3 and PC on the 30th of March 2010. Microsoft pays roughly $50 million to develop these episodes, but PS3 gamers get them in the end anyway. Works for us.
Yes, I own GTA IV, but have I really played it yet? Absolutely not. At the time of GTA IV’s release, I was happily engrossed in playing Race Driver: GRID. At the back of my mind from previous experience of past GTA titles, was that each games requires an enormous investment of time. An investment I wasn’t willing to make without Trophies.
You’re probably thinking “Yes, Los Havros has really done it this time. He’s finally sold himself out, putting thoughts of Trophies before the game itself”. Fair enough, but this is my rationale for doing this. The only game that I’ve been willing to play through for possibly the 4th or 5th time for Trophies has been Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Yet Uncharted has nowhere near the number of hours of gameplay that GTA IV has.
If I had already played through GTA IV, I doubt that I’d start from scratch again just for Trophies. I’ve even seen quite a large number of posts from gamers who have stated exactly that. Secondly, my time is precious these days. I don’t actually have enough time to play each game in turn for 100% completion. Even a game that I have actually completed like Uncharted, hasn’t been completed 100% as I haven’t collected all the Trophies for it yet.
So I suppose either over the Christmas period or through 2009 I vow to make a start on GTA IV by completing as much of the story as I can, and see how far through the Trophy system I can make it. This isn’t a cast iron promise though, as something may inevitably crop up (there’s also the new ‘easier’ patch for PixelJunk Eden to consider). But there you go. I swear that after I’ve finished my degree I’ll be king of the jungle gym… of gaming. Possibly.
Anyone got any games they haven’t yet started, but they’re going to have a decent crack at this Christmas?
Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Trophies this Monday– As a gamer who hasn’t spent much time on GTA IV at all, this is the incentive I need to sink some hours into it. With many gamers who have already completed GTA IV not fancying playing through it again for the Trophies, is this a stroke of good fortune for me or what?!
GTA IV gets Trophy patch– I must admit, this news really took me by surprise. Considering such games as Race Driver: GRID and Resistance: Fall of Man were not going to be patched, I had resigned myself to the fact that GTA IV would also not be patched. Sooo….. this is great!
GTA IV Cleared for Sale by BBFC- Says The Sixth Axis.
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) have cleared Grand Theft Auto IV for release (in Britain, obviously) with a rating of…wait for it, 18.