Well, here they are, the first GTA IV
Screens. And SPOnG is pretty sure that you will be as pumped as we are to see that they appear to be set in New York City, with the unmistakable outline of the Empire State Building in the dusk-set background of one shot and what looks suspiciously very much like Times Square in another screen.
Check below to view the first, much-awaited GTA IV
trailer - one of, if not perhaps the
, most anticipated videogame ever.
Cynics out there are suggesting that the timing of this trailer - just a few days before fiscal '06 ends ? is set to bump up Take 2's stock which hasn't been doing so well of late.
Whatever, the level of expectation for this game is phenomenal. Let?s not worry too much about the (dirty) business involved in bringing the game to market, let?s focus on what?s important ? the game design.
Does it cut it
Check the trailer below and let us know in the Forum what your first thoughts and feelings are on the look and feel of the game, the setting, the music, the characters and ? crucially ? if the trailer lives up to your expectations or not.
The aesthetic - not to mention the awesome Phillip Glass soundtrack - is clearly borrowed from the classic Francis Ford Coppola produced 'Koyanasqaatsi: Life Out Of Balance'.
The one single character in this first unveiling of the game seems to be of Russian descent, and simply states:
"Life is complicated...I killed people...smuggled people...sold people...Perhaps here things will be different..."
The 60-second trailer is entitled "Things Will Be Different" and shows off a number of NYC landmarks including the aforementioned Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the Brooklyn Bridge - nicely showcasing Rockstar's powerful RAGE graphics engine, last impressing us all in Rockstar Presents Table Tennis
We love it. We can't wait. Let the hype commence.