Immature game with major problems at launch
mwizards6977 wrote this review on .
I have not actually been able to play this game yet after solving the crash bug associated with the being logged in to the social club. Which by the way I don't like and did not want to install on my machine as I don't play multi player games due to being responsible for a disabled family member who I give round the clock care to. I don't think other people would care for me having to excuse myself from the game all the time to do my duties. So I just don't bother with multi player.
After spending two hours installing the game and Windows Live and the update for Windows Live that is required to play GTA 4 and another two hours searching the web for a fix to Social Club crash bug. I finally load the game and most of the texture fail to load. What I am left looking at is something like a game in the early stages of wire frame development only worse. I cant see the road or any NPC's or my character, the game is completely unplayable. After searching the web for 8 hours and trying various lame fixes like defragging my hard drive ( which some people claim worked to fix the no textures issue, good for them but it did not work for me) I have concluded that I will not be playing this game until a fix is released by Rockstar or new drivers from Nvidia or whatever it takes to fix this mess that Rockstar is calling a game.
The time spent looking for fixes on the web revealed an appalling number of different bugs in this game. I ran across at least six distinct problems and those are just the ones that make the game either unable to run at all or too messed up to play.
This game should never have been released it is totally not ready for prime time. If you want to throw your money away go ahead and buy this turd. Believe me if could return it and get my money back I would!!
It deserves a minus 10 not the perfect 10m that some people are giving it. Don't be fooled by the people that are overlooking the massive number of problems in this game. I have over 40 PC games and all of them work great on my rig Which is a EVGA 780i FTW mobo, core 2 duo E 8400 4 gigs of Patriots best DDR2 1066 memory, Two G90 core 640 Meg EVGA 8800 GTS in SLI a pair of western digital 320 Gig R2 HD's in raid 0 and another 500 Gig seagate 72.11 for backups. The whole rig chipset and all is watercooled and I have a PC power and cooling 750 Silencer Power supply. My hardware is perfectly fine and should have no problem running this game somewhere between medium and high settings. Yet I can't even get the stupid game to load properly!! All I can say is good luck you are going to need if you plan on playing GTA 4 on the PC