This handheld translation couldn't have been more on point.
From you PDA, which lets you do TONS of things, to you interaction with the world and inhabitants that's straight out of the console games, this game feels like GTA. The only real complaint is the dialogue is terrible I don't mind that it's in text but I think that when you read it, it's poor quality shows a bit more. Either way it advances the game and that's all that matters.
Chinatown Wars is so good that no gamer sould miss it. ESPECIALLY a GTA fan. Not playing CW is the same as not playing GTA IV in my book. It's tech and design will likely be a template for future DS games. GET IT NOW!