GTAiv: Lost and Damned – first impressions

GTAiv: Lost and Damned
GTAiv: Lost and Damned

I just started to play Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. It took me some time to get back to GTA controls after some Red Dead Redemption. My first impressions start with the knowledge that there are two episodes. I did not know they were two. Thought it would be just one new story. Also, I didn’t know you are not playing with Niko. Started with the first one (well, the one that appeared at the left in the monitor, thus, the first, for me that read from left to right), named The Lost and Damned, that is about a group of bikers. Wanna know more? Well, buy it and play.

Main differences from plain raw GTA? Well, bikes are easier to ride, but still a lot unpredictable… second main difference, is that now you do not need to take care of your life, but of your friends. And your friends can get behind you and the enemy and, as far as I could dig, there isn’t any visual hint on whether a character is friend or not. That will make things harder. In half an hour that I played around, already noticed I am pretty good on killing my friends…

Red Dead Redemption

I’ve been playing Red Dead Redemption for some time. Well, in fact, I do not play it for a while, but it is the latest game I played on my XBox (that I am not using that much, I must confess). I am a fan of Grand Theft Auto and therefore I needed to test this new approach, with the same game engine. Well, my first complain is that horses do not run as fast as a car, and that is a problem, because in Red Dead Redemption you need to walk from city to city and that takes some time. It is true that the landscapes are beautiful (just check the image above, it is from the game, not just for ad) and there are some small missions between cities.

I did not finish the game, and will not finish it. Not because the game is not good, but because I do not have much time to play, and now I want to test another one (Episodes from Liberty City).

Regarding Red Dead Redemption my main complain is with the aiming but that is probably my fault for not playing enough. Other than that, I do not have the patience for collecting plants, but that it not essential for the game.